treatments for blemishes

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

The best way to clear up your skin is to avoid blemishes in the first place. But if you're dealing with a breakout, there are plenty of products that can help. From cleansers to spot treatments and beyond, we've got you covered.

$17.00

This treatment/serum has everything I need in a night treatment and has absolutely worked miracles for me. ...Im gonna try the other blemish treatment they have....BEST blemish and skintone serum EVER!

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.

MuradRapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment

ITEM: 1933100

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL

627 Reviews

$26.00

I found that if you have a blemish that’s already popped it doesn’t really help that much. ...My blemish was gone in two days.

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.

$55.00

This is a great redness neutralizer and treatment for blemishes otherwise! I also have the Cle de peau concealer stick for when I need serious coverage, but I can tell it only irritates and clogs my blemish more, so this BS is my go to for every day. ...Clarifying Spot Treatment (Untinted)...My complexion is 95% clearer and the blemishes have been under control. I can’t speak on the acne treatment as I just used it tonight on a very small breakout so I don’t know those results yet.

What it is: An untinted, transparent, anti-blemish gel that addresses imperfections and impurities at the source.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Acne and Blemishes, and Redness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Complex of Maclura Bioflavonoids, Tea Tree Oil, and Zinc Oxides: Help to reduce the appearance of spots, blemishes, and redness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, 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.

$75.00

It feels really silly to have an entirely different routine for different parts of my face but it's clearly working so I'm not going to question it! I think the two treatments, steps 2 and 3, are probably the most powerful of the set. ...I had been struggling with severe adult hormone acne and tried everything from over the counter treatments to prescriptions and nothing worked. Just as I was about to give up I decided to try Paula Choice Clear Acne Treatment kit and I am thrilled to report I am acne free!!

What it is: A set that works to reveal clearer-, healthier-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid (BHA) 0.5%: Helps clear away excess oil, makeup, and debris.
- Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%: Works on contact to target and prevent blemish-causing bacteria.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Visibly refines enlarged pores, discoloration, and blemishes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban, and triclosan. These products are also cruelty-free.

The INKEY ListMandelic Acid Treatment

ITEM: 2530731

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL

258 Reviews

$13.00

It actually helped my blemish heal overnight! I would recommend!!!...Great as a dark spot treatment! Use it 4 times a week and I do notice a difference on my dark spots and blemishes and would highly recommend

What it is: A clinically shown, fast-acting, targeted formula that reduces the look of hyperpigmentation and discoloration left behind by blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots and Acne and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mandelic Acid 10%: Reduces the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and post-blemish marks.
- Glycerin 2%: Hydrates skin and draws in moisture.
- Encapsulated Retinol 0.1%: Helps fade the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.

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

$26.00

We all get an occasional blemish and we want it gone quickly. This clear gel can get the job done. ...Fast acting spot treatment...I've seen such a great improvement in my blemishes in such a short period of time!

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.

$42.00

I cannot believe how my skin is looking after only a few treatments. This retinol product has individual pads with the perfect amount of product on each pad. ...Wow! This retinol treatment is a game-changer. My fine lines and dark spots are visibly reduced, and my skin texture is smoother.

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.

Dr. Barbara SturmClarifying Spot Treatment

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2270098

Color: 03

8 Reviews

$55.00

Exactly what I needed: spot treatment without being too harsh, and coverage without further clogging. ...I love this spot treatment, I use it after I put my Hourglass foundation on and blend the two on blemishes or old acne red spots.

What it is: A tinted spot treatment designed to cover up and address blemishes, breakouts, and redness.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Acne, and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Complex of Maclura Bioflavonoids, Tea Tree Oil, and Zinc Oxide: Helps combat unwanted impurities.
- Vitamin B3: Supports the body’s natural skin renewal.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, 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, and gluten-free.

$87.00

This overnight wrinkle treatment from Dr dennis Gross is a holy grail of wrinkle treatments!! ...It helps clear any blemishes and makes my skin look fresh and renewed.

What it is: A hydrating, irritation-free, overnight retinol treatment that visibly firms and reduces the look of wrinkles.


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity


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.

$38.00

I loved this retinol treatment! I thought the formula was very nice, and it definitely improved my skin.

What it is: A nightly 0.5% retinoid serum made for all skin types that visibly improves fine lines, dark spots, texture, and tone all while nourishing skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 0.5% Retinyl Sunflowerate: Composed of retinol and sunflower seed fatty acids.
- Stevia Extract: Smooths the look of skin and fine lines.
- Mondo Grass Root Extract: Humectant, helps skin hold onto moisture.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This serum includes hardworking

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