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scrubs for acne

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Acne is a common skin condition that can affect anyone. It's characterized by redness, swelling, and pimples on the face, back, chest, shoulders, and upper arms. Although acne is usually temporary, some people may need to treat it longer than others. If you're dealing with acne, here are some great scrub products that will help you cleanse and exfoliate your skin.

MAKE UP FOR EVERFull Cover Concealer

Size: 0.5 oz/ 14 mL·ITEM: 1247238

Color: Sand 7 - For medium skin with yellow undertones

4.9K Reviews


I have acne because hey, college sucks and this concealer will do its job and cover big and small zits! ...The coverage is amazing. Only thing is my skin has broken out on my checks and forehead & I don't ever have break outs.

What it is: A long-lasting, oil-free, waterproof concealer that provides a full-coverage, matte finish.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: Designed to cover blemishes, discoloration, scars and tattoos, this creamy, full-coverage concealer contains a high concentration of pigments and waterproof technology to ensure long-wearing coverage on the face and body. Oil-controlling powders work to hide imperfections evenly and effectively.

CLINIQUEAcne Solutions™ Liquid Makeup Foundation

Size: 1 oz·ITEM: 1315035

Color: Fresh Clove

1.6K Reviews


PERFECT FOR ACNE SKIN...If you have acne prone skin, or even just a few break outs here and there, this foundation is perfect. ...I still recommend this if you want to wear a liquid foundation and you have issues with oily skin, break outs, acne, and sensitive skin.

✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

✔ Matte

What it is:
Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup is a skin-clearing makeup with salicylic acid. Helps cover, clear, and prevent blemishes. Oil-free.


As far as I understand, clay masks draw out impurities, which means that at first the impurities leave your skin via more break outs - but then you break out less and less as you keep using it, because the impurities are already gone. ...In addition to that, I saw a reduction in inflamed break outs and my hyperpigmentation slowly fade away.

What it is: A noncomedogenic clay formula that polishes and purifies for clear, smooth, shine-free skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Pores, and Oiliness

Formulation: Scrub

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Umbrian Clay: Works to neutralize acidity, absorb oil, and refine the appearance of pores, purifying the complexion.
- Natural Bamboo and Olive Exfoliants: Gently polish away dulling, dead skin cells.
- Meadowsweet Extract: Helps to control oil and shine.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

PMDPersonal Microderm

ITEM: 1734003

Color: Pink

59 Reviews


Before I bought this my face, especially my cheeks, were covered in acne scars. And I'm talking about the red scars plus heavy cratering from bad breakouts about a year ago. ...Like a facial at home!...I have lots of acne scars, and hyperpigmentation so this is the perfect type of tool for me to help with those needs!

What it is: A revolutionary at-home device that provides the same brilliant results as professional, in-office microdermabrasion treatments.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dark Spots, and Pores

What Else You Need to Know: This device combines patented spinning disc technology with perfectly calibrated vacuum suction, which increases circulation and supports natural collagen and elastin to remove dead, dull skin. Skin is left smoother, softer, fresher, and more radiant.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Super Concealer Camouflage + 24-Hour Wear

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 1948181

Color: Very Fair 10

248 Reviews


My under eyes look refreshed and perfect all day, no cracking. It covers the meanest break outs. It does not wear off or look cakey. ...It's almost as thin as water with great natural looking coverage. Doesn't break me out at all either! I use it to cover my acne scars and it does a great job.

What it is: A concealer with up to 24 hours of crease-proof, full, buildable coverage and a non-caking formula that hydrates, never settles into lines.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer covers up for 24 life-proof hours with no touch-ups required. The transfer-resistant formula stays put—even through sweat and humidity. It provides immediate hydration to keep the eye area feeling comfortable and looking fresh and natural. It is non-acnegenic and oil-free.


Absolutely works! I only get the occasional pimple due to hormonal breakout or not washing face after the gym. ...One downfall is that if you have multiple breakouts it does take a long time. Whenever I have a new cystic breakout I go over it 3- up to 10 times a session.

What it is: A device that uses the dual power of laser-focused blue LED light and T-Sonic pulsations to address acne-causing bacteria, painlessly, in as little as 30 seconds.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes

What Else You Need to Know: The ultra-hygienic silicone surface inhibits bacterial growth. The blue LED light activates when the device touches the skin to address bacteria. T-Sonic pulsations support natural blood microcirculation to facilitate the skin’s renewal. Red, cross-shaped light precisely targets blemishes. ESPADA is FDA-approved.


At first this scrub made me break out in acne but a week later my skin is exfoliated and clearer. ...I think it does help with the occasional pimple and zit, but not sure about total acne-prone skin.

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

What it is:
A three-in-one cleanser/scrub and mask formula that immediately reduces the appearance of visible pores by 75 percent, and provides a 94 percent improvement in the appearance of blackheads after six weeks of twice-daily use.

Solutions for:
- Pores
- Oiliness

If you want to know more…
This multifunctional formula works as a daily cleanser/scrub and deep-cleansing mask to visibly reduce the appearance of pores and blackheads. It controls excess oil and smooths the way for clearer skin, helping to prevent future blackheads.


It keeps my skin super smooth and pimple free!...I have actually gotten a little more break outs than normal, I’m thinking this might be a purging period.

What it is: A smart facial cleansing device that provides a deep cleanse and visibly lifts, firms, and tones the look of problem areas.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

What Else You Need to Know: Featuring 7,000 vibrations per minute and bristles gentle enough for all skin types, this cleansing device cleanses deeply and removes the look of skin’s impurities by breaking down dirt and oil from within the pores. It uses ultra-hygienic silicone and it is odor-resistant, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and waterproof.


amazing for acne...Wonderful product for acne! I cut mine in half to be more cost effective. ...I suffer from the occasional large zit or two and I also have small acne bumps around my chin (maskne).

What it is: A daily facial pad that keeps breakouts at bay with maximum-strength, two percent salicylic acid, which is proven to target acne and new blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Oiliness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Unclogs pores and targets breakouts.
- Kaolin Clay: Absorbs dirt, oil, and impurities from skin.
- Evermat: Mops up sebum, minimizes the appearance of pores, and absorbs oil.

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


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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