treatments for acne scars

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

If you have acne scars, there are many ways to treat them. You can use a cream, gel, or lotion. No matter what you choose, here are some great products that will help you achieve the results you want.


it really works on me after I tried so many products in acne treatment. i had use cleansing cream in a wrong method which caused me acne so bad which covered all over my cheek and forehead. this is my 2nd bottle for it. and 100% of my old acnes are gone, but the acne scars stays on. ...And will shrink the pimple over night. I use the d-scar serum on the red acne scars and it works amazingly well. ...excellent for my acne

What it is: Medical-grade spot treatment clinically proven to improve breakouts in one hour. Clears blemishes, reduces redness and prevents future breakouts.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes, Pores, Oiliness

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Sulfur (10.0%): Reduces and prevents breakouts.

- BHAs: Visibly minimizes and unclogs pores.

- Zinc Oxide: Helps absorb excess oil.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, minera


The only thing I wish it would do is get rid of my old acne scar unfortunately it doesn't but it gets rid of pimples...I use this more as a preventative treatment than a spot treatment. Worn under moisturizer at night, it smooths out my skin, sliiiightly diminishes the darkness of scars, but definitely helped prevent acne flair ups.

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

What it is:
A powerful treatment with five clinically proven acne-clearing acids to clear existing acne and help prevent future breakouts.

Solutions for:
- Acne
- Oiliness
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This medicated lightweight gel serum is clinically proven to reduce overall acne in just one week. Salicylic acid combines with lysophosphatidic, hydroxydecanoic, sebacic, and glycolic acids in penta-acid technology to clear skin of acne-causing bacteria, oiliness, and blackheads while minimizing dryness and irritation.


Highly recommend this stuff if you tend to get red scars from acne. One of the best products I have tried and definitely worth a try. ...Love the azelaic acid in this spot treatment! My scar is lighter than normal! The 2% salicylic acid is a great combo too!

What it is: A clinical-strength, rapid-acting acne treatment that visibly reduces blemish size and redness plus helps prevent new acne pimples from forming.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Acne/Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 2% Salicylic Acid: Decongests pores to help eliminate excess oil and surface debris.
- 10% Azelaic Acid: Helps fade the look of post-acne hyperpigmentation (acne marks/scars) while visibly improving uneven skin tone.
- 2% Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores and regulate sebum.

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

MuradRapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment

ITEM: 1933100

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL

630 Reviews


Great for mild acne...I love this stuff! My acne is pretty bad, and I've tried a lot of different spot treatments, and this is one of my favorites! product ever. love it.. ❤️ all acne gone only scar left use only 1 tube.

What it is: A maximum-strength, two-percent-salicylic-acid gel that soothes the skin, targets acne, and visibly reduces blemish size and redness in as little as four hours.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Penetrates pores to exfoliate and visibly smooth the skin.
- Oat Extract: Soothes the skin and reduces the look of redness.
- Witch Hazel: Absorbs excess oil and visibly tightens pores.

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


I've been using acne treatments for years and this is by far the winner....I’ve been using this acne treatment for about a week now and i’m extremely pleased with it.

What it is: A rapid-action formula with two percent salicylic acid to fight breakouts and visibly improve blemish-prone skin in as little as 24 hours.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Oiliness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Unclogs pores and targets breakouts.
- Glycolic Acid: Visibly resurfaces skin and discourages the appearance of post-acne marks.
- Aloe: Calms, soothes, and nourishes skin.

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


this stuff actually does shockingly get rid of acne scars and fast..i guess expensive stuff does work sometimes even on the ones I've been trying to get rid of for years it's insane.. if you're lucky get it on sale but it really does work I've only had it for about too weeks and the marks are already almost gone...This retinoid helps to improve my post acne scars. Plus I mentioned that the dark spots become less visible and wrinkles are fading.

What it is: A lightweight resurfacing treatment that boosts clarity and helps visibly even skin texture and tone for more balanced skin with a healthy glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinoid, Hexylresorcinol, and Niacinamide: A clinically backed blend that visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles and diminishes the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation while being gentle to skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This fast-absorbing treatment is formulated with a blend of a retinoid, hexylresorcinol, and niacinamide to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles and diminish the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The formula is ef


I will continue to use this to manage my breakouts and see if it helps lighten my acne scars. I highly recommend!...I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks and I have pretty dry skin and acne prone skin, it works absolutely amazing! I could start to see my acne and scars start to go away after about a week!

What it is: An overnight treatment, with its powerful combination of vitamins C and E, that helps reduce bacteria count on your skin to prevent and reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 5% STAY®-C 50: Prevents and reduces the look of blemishes and breakouts.
- 2% Salicylic Acid: Gently exfoliates, removing dead skin cells and unclogging the appearance of pores.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This is a stable Vitamin C derivative that visibly brightens and evens skin tone.


I'm 3 weeks in and the bumps have decreased to about 90%. the deep ingrown hairs that had left scar marks have become active and are healing. there is another brand I will try after I finish this bottle in hopes it smells better. ...I used this product for the very first time today and already saw a noticeable difference in my razor bumps. I have so many scars from plucking out all my in grown chin hairs so I’m hoping this helps with that!

What it is:
A go-to solution to reduce razor bumps and ingrown hairs, and help prevent new ones from forming.

What it is formulated to do:
Consisting of a revolutionary dual action, alpha-beta hydroxy acid complex, Bump Fix reduces ingrown hairs and razor bumps while soothing and replenishing skin. With a combination of salicylic acid and lactic acid, it exfoliates the top layer of the skin and penetrates deep into the cell, freeing skin-trapped hairs and preventing new ingrown hairs from forming.


This product changed my skin by improving the texture, fading the scars and dark marks and less pimples! Found the best retinol product...Also there are many horror stories how it left scars or made their skin worst. I trust Dr Dennis Gross and love the convenience of individually wrapped toner pads either way.2% pure retinol.

What it is: A targeted, overnight peel treatment to reduce fine lines, improve uneven tone and texture, and restore hydration for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Retinol: A vitamin A derivative that supports collagen production while visibly reversing signs of photo-aging, improving fine lines and wrinkles, addressing UV-induced free-radical damage, reducing blemish-causing sebum, and fading dark spots.

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