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masks for cystic acne

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

Acne is a common skin condition that can affect anyone. It's usually caused by excess oil and bacteria in the pores of the skin. Fortunately, there are plenty of options that you can use to alleviate the symptoms. One such option is facial masks. Facial masks can help clean and moisturize your face to keep them healthy to prevent breakouts.


I don't use this often but it's my saving grace on the rare occasions I breakout. I just layer it on top of any horrible, red cystic acne before bed and leave it on while I sleep. ...Having said that this product is very soothing for current break outs and is definitely worth sticking with while it is clearing out your pores.

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.


I break out easily and have extremely sensitive skin. ...Feels cooling and tightens pores. Love. Helps break outs. Will rebuy. Got in Boxey Charm.

What it is: A cooling, pore-purifying mask that breaks apart stubborn dirt and oil to unclog pores, shrink pores' appearance, and cleanse skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid and Iris Extract: Exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, helping to loosen blackheads, keep pores clean, and prevent clogging.
- Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid: Exfoliate and soften the appearance of skin’s texture.
- Mineral Powder: Extracts dirt and absorbs excess oil.


Good for break outs...I like this mask when I feel an area on my face is starting to break out. ...I love and swear by this product. Use it when I feel break outs coming on and even when I get cystic pimples my face looks and feels noticeably calmer and less red/inflamed.

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.

The INKEY ListKaolin Mask

ITEM: 2211555

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

218 Reviews


Fantastic mask!...Fantastic mask that totally eliminates acne/ pimples!...Perfect to Stop Breakouts!...This mask will clear out any deep acne! I have very oily skin & acne that is deep in my skin.

What it is: A natural, deep-cleaning face mask using high-grade clay to help absorb excess oil.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Pores, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kaolin Clay: Helps remove impurities.
- Smectite Clay: Absorbs excess oil and unclogs pores.

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


The whole line of first aid beauty is just magic. I was completely broken out cystic acne just patches all over my cheeks and as soon as I received it I tried it every day for weeks and let me just say this stuff is better than any expensive cream or wipes. ...This has been amazing for my dry acne prone skin. It has been especially soothing to my cystic acne too!

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.


Lol it definitely smells like sulfur but this is AMAZING as a spot treatment on my cystic acne. When I feel a cystic pimple coming on, I pat some of this on it and poof, overnight it shrinks! ...Miracle for cystic acne. I have had no luck in my search for an answer to my painful, large facial cystic acne.

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.


The perfect answer to Adult Acne prone skin...I have VERY sensitive skin and have suffered from adult acne. With a very strict diet I finally got my skin to a good place, but I was having trouble finding products that didn't cause break outs. ...makes me breakout !!!!...I love everything about this cream EXCEPT that it makes me break out !!! :((( I can’t put it on because I can’t afford another breakout; I mean, who can?

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.


Wow. I am very impressed by this mask. I live in Alberta and winters are horribly dry here but I also have skin that is very break prone, hormonal breaks outs actually. ...It not only hydrated my skin but left it feeling super smooth and firm with out causing irritation or break outs.

What it is: A soothing, moisturizing mask that visibly improves skin texture and radiance while you sleep for soft, glowing skin.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Dr.Jart+ Green Repair Solution: Containing Centella asiatica and a blend of herbs, minerals, a moisturizing humectant, and a probiotic ferment, this solution soothes skin with moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan.


Great Mask!...I rarely break out but when I do, I will have one or two pimples that are hard to get rid of. ...Best Mask Ever!...I suffer from acne and a lot of products make me break out instantly.

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

39 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. ...I have super sensitive skin and I break out very easily. Within the first 15 mins of using my skin looked brighter!

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.

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