serums for acne skin

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

If you have acne-prone skin, there are plenty of products that can help alleviate and treat acne. Serums are a great way to treat acne because they help target specific problems, and they're usually packed with beneficial ingredients. Here are some great options for serums for acne-prone skin.

$6.00

Love this product been years that I use it really helped my skin with acne gives a glow and help with dark spots...I always had a acne skin since I was really young. this really help reducing the oil on my face and the acne...Good for acne skin

What it is: A high-strength vitamin-and-mineral blemish formula with 10 percent pure niacinamide and one percent zinc PCA.


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Skincare Concerns: Pores and Oiliness


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and signs of congestion, visibly brightens skin tone.

- Zinc PCA: Visibly regulates excess sebum activity.


Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

$7.50

Good for acne prone skin...I have acne prone skin. This helped me with lighting acne marks and even dries your acne faster.. ...This has helped my skin clear up so much!! I use it at night after cleansing three to four times a week and have noticed a huge difference in my skins complexion!

What it is: A nonirritating squalane-based serum formulated with salicylic acid to effectively decongest the skin and exfoliate its surface.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores and Acne and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Decongests and exfoliates.
- 4-T-Butylcyclohexanol: Soothes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

$10.00

I highly recommend this product for my acne prone skin people. I use this product about 3x a week because its a leave on product and i don’t want my skin to be irritated by it. ...Love it However extra sensetive skins may not love it much.

What it is: An exfoliator that works beneath the surface of the skin to help unclog pores, target blackheads and reduce excess oil.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Pores, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Helps to gently exfoliate the skin and unclogs pores to reduce blemishes.
- Zinc Compound 1%: Helps control oil.
- Mutli Molecular Hyaluronic Acid 1%: Helps to hydrate and plump skin.

$68.00

I've spent thousands on fancy vitamin c serums, treatments, medication, what have you. I'm finally starting to see a change in my skin because of Milk Marvel, and I feel like my acne is also less severe. ...I really liked it, I feel it really works on my skin. I have oily pro acne skin. It don’t feel sticky

What it is: A fragrance-free serum—uniquely formulated for skin of color—that rapidly reduces visible dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne marks while bestowing a healthy-looking glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blend of Niacinamide and Encapsulated Vitamin C: Visibly brightens, fights acne, soothes skin, and supports collagen.
- Amber Algae: Fades and discourages the appearance of dark spots, preserving skin's natural tone.
- Papaya and Pineapple Enzymes: Visibly resurface skin without irritation.

$34.00

Sensitive skins new best friend...I credit the SOS Spray and the SOS Serum for my skins drastic recovery. I would 100% recommend both (or at least the serum if you can't get both) to anyone with sensitive, acne prone, angry, red skin. ...Great for acne prone skin!...I’m so scared to try new products, as my skin is very acne prone. But, this serum worked sooo well for my skin!

What it is: A lightweight, water-based treatment serum starring hypochlorous acid that's more intensive than SOS Spray (but still as gentle!) to help soothe chronically sensitive, inflamed skin.


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Hypochlorous Acid: This acid is naturally produced by the body's immune system as a first line of defense to fight the appearance of redness and defend against bad bacteria. When applied topically, it soothes, purifies, and cares for sensitive or stressed skin—leaving it looking clear, soft, and healthy.

$45.00

A sensitive-combo-acne prone skins dream...It sucks it’s so expensive because it’s become a holy grail for me. I have combo skin that’s extremely sensitive and acne prone. Only downfall is the pump sucks :( -1 star for that...Great for dehydrated oily skin...Definitely one of the best serum for dehydrated skin. While I haven’t noticed a huge difference in the redness of my acne scar, I think this product help somewhat on my active inflamed acnes.

What it is: Skin-soothing serum made of antioxidant rich avocado and ceramides to help reduce the look of redness and irritation caused by dehydration and a weak skin barrier.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Avocado Butter and Extract: Intensely soothe and nourish skin.
- Ceramide 5: Visibly reduces redness by supporting skin-barrier health.
- Allantoin: A soothing, calming ingredient that occurs naturally in our bodies and nature.

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

$35.00

I treat this almost like a "spot treatment" but for dark spots, which I usually get from stress acne around my cheekbones. Be careful what other serums/actives you put over it and make sure to wear sunscreen! ...I usually get dark spots from acne scars that last about a month, so I tried a sample of this serum only on my problem spots morning and night for one week and it worked for me!

What it is: A brightening face serum with peony extract and white birch extract that helps reduce the look of dark spots.

Skin Type: Normal

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Activated C: Reduces the look of dark spots and evens skin tone.
- White Birch Extract: Evens skin tone.
- Peony Extract: Protects against oxidative damage.

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

$35.00

Good for acne...I was gifted by Innbeauty. This medicated acne serum has been so helpful with my hormonal acne. ...Works for Acne...This is the very best acne serum and another product I always have on hand.

What it is: A treatment that clears acne and blackheads fast while nourishing the skin's barrier.

Skin Type: Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Uneven Texture, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 1.5% Salicylic Acid: FDA approved for the treatment of blemishes.
- 6% Skin Barrier Complex: Includes ceramides, lactobacillus ferment, and botanical extracts to support skin’s barrier and balance oil production.
- 4% Tranexamic Acid and Niacinamide: Visibly improves hyperpigmentation.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This is an FDA-approved, non-drying, bl

$36.00

What it is: A hardworking hyperpigmentation treatment and vitamin C serum that targets the look of dark spots for a more even, visibly brighter complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C: Helps nourish skin cells and reduces dark spots.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Traps moisture within the skin, giving it a dewy, hydrated appearance.
- Kojic Acid: Exfoliates and reduces and helps prevent the look of dark spots.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of hydroquinone. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

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