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lotions for acne

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for lotions for acne.

If you've got acne, you know that it can be a challenging condition. The right products and treatments can help you get clear skin, but it's important to find the ones that work best for your skin type. Here are some of the best lotions for acne-prone skin.

$20.00

I have always struggled with acne prone skin (cystic hormonal acne, not the cute little zits that some gals say they have but we cystic zit ladies can’t see them). ...No More Acne!...Have been using the product for 2 yrs & luv it! Very few break outs!

What it is: A gentle, medicated liquid exfoliator that reduces excess oil and shine, mattifies skin‘s appearance, and unclogs pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, dullness and uneven texture, acne, and blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Glucosamine: Help clear dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores.
- Silica: Absorbs excess oil to give skin a matte look.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This liquid exfoliator is powered by salicylic acid which keeps sk

CLINIQUEClarifying Lotion 3

ITEM: 1295716

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

911 Reviews

$20.00

Keeps my face feeling fresh and clean without being oily. Prevents acne break outs....Single best acne-clearing product I've tried!!...I credit Clinique's Clarifying Lotion 3 with clearing up my breakouts. I don't break out at all if I faithfully use this toner.

What it is: A dermatologist-developed liquid exfoliating lotion that clears the way for smoother, brighter-looking skin.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Witch Hazel: Visibly refines skin.
- Salicylic Acid: Helps exfoliate the surface of the skin and enhance cell turnover.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The gentle, refreshing formula is the difference maker for healthy skin. It sweeps away pollution, grime, and dulling flakes to reveal smoother, clearer-looking skin.

CLINIQUEClarifying Lotion 4

ITEM: 1295724

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

223 Reviews

$20.00

I have oily skin and lately was getting more zits/oil periodically. It wasn't acne so I didn't want to use any acne products because they usually carry medicine and I don't need my whole face medicated for a few zits every now and then. ...Non-drying, acne treating...I have combination-oily skin that is prone to break outs and flaking in some areas. Since using this toner I've had hardly any breakouts and it doesn't cause my skin to dry out either.

What it is: A dermatologist-developed liquid exfoliating lotion that clears the way for smoother, brighter-looking skin.

Skin Type: Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Witch Hazel: Visibly refines skin.
- Salicylic Acid: Helps exfoliate the surface of the skin and enhance cell turnover.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This gentle, refreshing formula is the difference maker for healthy skin. It sweeps away pollution, grime, and dulling flakes to reveal smoother, clearer-looking skin.

CLINIQUEClarifying Lotion 2

ITEM: 1438761

Size: 16.5 oz/ 487 mL

1.4K Reviews

$35.00

I wouldn't say this clarifying lotion does much acne treating, I still get acnes from bad sleeping patterns and etc. ...It cleans and prevents break outs. It's so good that my teenage son uses it twice a day and he now has no breakouts!

What it is: A dermatologist-developed liquid exfoliating lotion that clears the way for smoother, brighter-looking skin.

Skin Type: Dry and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Witch Hazel: Visibly refines skin.
- Acetyle Glucosamine: Helps balance and smooth skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This gentle, refreshing formula is the difference maker for healthy skin. It sweeps away pollution, grime, and dulling flakes to reveal smoother, clearer-looking skin.

$22.00

Works amazing for premenstrual break outs. This is a holy grail product. So excited I can get a Sephora now !...hands down best stuff on the planet for pimples....HANDS DOWN THE BEST STUFF FOR BREAKOUTS AND PRE-BREAKOUTS. I've been using this since I was 13 my mom showed me how to put it on a cotton pad and then just hold it on top of the pimple or area where you feel one coming on. the next morning I swear its like a miracle.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A unique facial toner for use on oily-prone areas.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Irritation
- Post shaving

If you want to know more…
Formulated in 1964, this unique lotion has been created for use after shaving or on oil-prone areas. It can also be used as an all-over toner for those with especially oily skin. Camphor provides a cooling effect to the skin and is an effective treatment for oily skin. Menthol cools with 50 percent peppermint or other mint oils. Sodium PCA is a high-performance humectant that supports softer skin.

Mario BadescuDrying Lotion

Size: 1 oz/ 29 mL·ITEM: 2184992

Type: Original

380 Reviews

$17.00

SO GREAT for stopping pimples before they emerge...Seriously, it's stopped most of volcanic pimples from erupting. My hormonal acne is so much better. ...It's perfect for the occasional pimple and for bad breakouts. I've already gone through two bottles myself (I have pretty normal skin, only a few zits), and I got my friend (with bad acne) hooked on it too!

What it is: An original, award-winning solution that dries up surface blemishes overnight.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates to help shed pore-clogging dead skin cells.
- Sulfur: Cleanses pores and absorbs excess oil.
- Calamine: Delivers a cooling, soothing effect.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion

ITEM: 2185379

Size: 1 oz/ 29 mL

37 Reviews

$19.00

Best product for cystic acne...I also use it a few times a week to prevent cystic acne on my chin. It doesn't stop the zit, it just changes it from a cystic one to a surface one that isn't inflamed. ...I also use it on hormonal acne or when I feel I’m about to get a pimple or zit, I’ll apply a few drops only because it’s so watery, it’s not that easy.

What it is: A niacimamide and zinc oxide solution that targets large, under-the-surface bumps.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Improves the look of troubled skin.
- Zinc Oxide: Absorbs excess oil and purifies pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This is a lightweight, quick-absorbing solution that works overnight to help reduce the appearance of existing bumps. Soothing ingredients help re-balance skin and improve the look of troubled areas.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONClarifying Lotion

Size: 0.50 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2258051

27 Reviews

$16.00

I actually love this stuff because the salicylic acid content seems to be high enough to dry pimples and keep pimple-prone areas free of acne without over-drying. ...affordable breakout helper...This product is to help clear or make breakouts smaller. But this doesn’t mean blackheads or cystic acne.

What it is: A 90 percent natural-ingredient lotion that reduces the appearance of blemishes from the first application thanks to its drying and exfoliating formula.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Natural-Origin Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates.
- Natural-Origin AHA: Exfoliates and smooths.

Ingredient Callouts: This product comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: The combined action of salicylic acid and AHA exfoliates the skin, while the alcoholic solution and powder dry out the affected area, helping to reduce

NécessaireThe Body Lotion - With Niacinamide, Vitamins + Peptides

Size: 6.8 oz/ 200 mL·ITEM: 2364107

Color: Fragrance Free

1.2K Reviews

$25.00

I break out on my chest, arms and back with every lotion I’ve ever used. ...Perfectly moisturizing and smoothed out my dry texturized patches. Most lotions irritate or cause me to breakout but this one fixed everything :) I mix it with different essential oils for scent depending on how I’m feeling that day.

What it is: A daily multivitamin moisturizing lotion to nourish and strengthen the skin.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Clinically shown vitamin B3 helps strengthen the skin's natural barrier.
- Plant Oils: Marula, cacay, and meadowfoam oils help nourish the skin.
- Peptides: Two signal peptides help skin's visible firmness and tightness.

What Else You Need to Know: The Body Lotion is a fast-absorbing, moisturizing formula with facial-grade ingredients, including barrier-supporting niacinamide and marula, meadowfoam, and cacay oils. It’s naturally rich in vitamins A, C, and E, omegas 6 and 9, and two peptides. Skin feels moisturized and nourished and it’s formulated without silicones, parabens, or PEGS.

SK-IISKINPOWER Airy Milky Lotion

ITEM: 2437598

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

825 Reviews

$160.00

I would definitely get this stuff again and recommend this to anyone who wants a good face lotion that won't leave your skin feeling greasy or cause break outs....Breakouts Galore...I used this product twice a day every day for 25 days. I am not prone to breakouts, and I have never had worse skin in my life than the 3+ weeks I used this lotion!

What it is: An airy, light moisturizer that absorbs quickly to boost skin’s bounciness and suppleness for a more youthful, healthy look.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pitera™: A bio-ingredient derived from yeast fermentation that resembles your skin's natural moisturizing factors; contains over 50 micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and acids to condition skin's natural functions.
- InfinitPower Technology: An exclusive cocktail of power ingredients formulated with calla lily extract, dokudami extract, and peony extract.

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