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masks for acne-prone skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for masks for acne-prone skin.

If you have acne-prone skin, you know that the right skincare can make a big difference. Facial masks are one of the most common ways to take care of your skin. They can hydrate your skin and make it look healthy. Some are even designed to alleviate or eliminate acne symptoms.


Kills your pimples!!...This dries out your pimples within 5 minutes and after I put this on it calms the redness. ...Fast and easy to use. Exfoliates skins very well and drys out break outs.

What it is: A soothing, natural-clay-based mask that helps clear and target the appearance of blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Heavy Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Glucosamine: Remove dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores.
- Kaolin Clay and Laminaria Saccharina Extract: Cleanse and absorb surface oil.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This soothing, natural-clay-based mask helps clear and target the look of blemishes, keeping skin shine


Keeps pimples at bay...Between my monthly facials, I use this masque 1-2 times a week. I'm prone to break-outs so I use this as a pre-emptive measure when I feel that break-outs are beginning to erupt....I break out fairly frequently, and in order to deal with my acne I turn to PTR's sulfur mask treatment!

What it is: A mask with maximum-strength sulfur, visibly purifying kaolin clay, and bentonite clay that clears the look of blemishes and helps prevent their return.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sulfur 10%: Maximum, over-the-counter grade visibly clears skin and helps address future blemishes and blackheads.
- Kaolin and Bentonite Clays: Absorb excess oil and purify the look of clogged pores.
- Aloe Vera: Calms and hydrates skin.

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


Truly Rescues Skin Mask...This mask helps clear up break outs and reduce redness and irritation all without drying my skin!...Savior for acne prone skin!...I’ve tried so many masks and this is consistently one of the best for acne!

What it is:
A multi-action mask that rescues troubled skin.

What it is formulated to do:
When skin is too slick or when more pressing problems start to pop up, it's Origins to the rescue. Formulated with natural troubleshooters, including super-absorbent zinc oxide and sulfur plus calming camphor, this mask rapidly responds to problem skin with a three-part plan: sop up oily-shine, slough off sticky, dead cells, and sweep away irksome debris.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Best for combination to oily skin.


ITEM: 2231967

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

1.8K Reviews


bad breakouts after using this...I would not recommend this for acne prone skin....Perfect for acne prone skin...I have acne prone skin and this mask definitely helped control my breakouts and it definitely doesn’t hurt that it’s anti-aging!

What it is: An age-fighting face mask that works like a facial, with potent PHAs and Nordic birch sap to exfoliate, illuminate, and brighten skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine lines and Wrinkles, Pores, and Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs): A gentler alternative to AHAs that help even skin tone and texture through chemical exfoliation.
- Nordic Birch Sap: Helps hydrate and nourish skin.
- Pink Bentonite Clay: Helps clarify and renew.


This is my HOLY GRAIL!!!!! I have acne-prone skin that is somehow always red and irritated and this soothes my skin almost instantly. ...Acne prone + oily skin...A good hydrating mask! I have oily, sensitive + acne prone skin, so I like to tissue/wash the mask off after letting it absorb for 15 mins.

What it is: A creamy, calming, and soothing leave-on mask that helps nurture stressed, dry, and irritated skin.

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Arnica Flower: A botanical extract said to help accelerate skin’s natural healing process.
- Calendula: A flower extract derived from the English marigold helps calm and soothe signs of distress.
- Centella Asiatica: A healing herb rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and rich in active compounds, including madecassoside and amino acids, helps soothe distressed, compromised skin.


I have acne prone skin and while I use azelaic acid 15% religiously, I do get a pimple every 3 months or so. ...Amazing for acne if used correctly!...I have dry skin with the occasional acne and I’ve been using this mask for years.

What it is: A spot treatment containing sulfur, niacinamide, tea tree oil, and manuka oil to diminish the appearance of breakouts and cleanse skin for a smooth, visibly clear complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sulfur: Diminishes the appearance of blemishes and addresses the formation of new ones.
- Bentonite: Absorbs excess oil, removes impurities, and diminishes the appearance of pores.
- Niacinamide 4%: Reduces the appearance of blemishes and surface redness and visibly improves congested skin.


Not for me - breakout city...I tried this as an overnight mask and woke up to a forehead full of zits. Unfortunately I won’t be using this again...makes me breakout !!!!...My skin is pretty calm I don’t get breakouts except when I put this cream on!!

What it is: An overnight mask that thoroughly hydrates, plumps, and brightens with THD ascorbate (vitamin C), antioxidant-rich superberries, squalane, and hyaluronic acid.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Fine lines and wrinkles

Formulation: Rich Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate): The latest clinically-proven form of stable, potent vitamin C works to firm and brighten the look of skin.
- Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid: Mimic your skin’s natural oils to boost skin hydration without the risk of clogged pores.
- Proprietary Superberry Blend: Antioxidant-rich, rare superberries hydrate and help combat free radicals.


LOVE THIS STUFF!! I have sensitive acne prone skin with random eczema patches. I was afraid this would irritate or trigger a breakout but it didn’t. ...I have acne prone skin and I break out alot and this stuff helps out alot in taking the redness and current acne away!

What it is: A powerful clarifying treatment with niacinamide that actively clears the complexion, visibly reduces pores, and helps even skin tone.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Volcanic, White, and French-Green Clays: Absorb excess oil while diminishing the look of impurities on the skin.
- 2% Niacinamide: Improves skin clarity and visibly tightens pores while supporting skin’s moisture barrier.
- BHA: Helps visibly unclog and keep pores clear.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Hyper SkinFade and Glow AHA Mask

ITEM: 2529667

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

60 Reviews


This HYPER AHA mask is perfect for my skin. I use it in conjunction with my period breakouts when the pimple might leave a mark. ...Good for acne prone...This mask is good especially if you have acne prone skin.

What it is: An exfoliating mask with mandelic acid that visibly brightens the complexion, smooths texture, and fades stubborn dark spots.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mandelic Acid: Gently lifts dull surface cells to visibly smooth skin’s texture.
- Glycolic Acid: Is a chemical exfoliator that removes dead skin cells.
- Niacinamide: Minimizes the appearance of blemishes and other signs of congestion.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Put dull-looking skin in the past with this visible-radiance-boosting mask.


I wouldn’t use this product on any raw acne but on a healed pimple I’ve found it helpful to clear any early stage pimples...If you are oily, have problems with break outs, or just want to give your skin a little extra loving try this wash out!

What it is: A five-minute face mask that doubles as a scrub to help clear acne and leave skin feeling smoother.

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