treatments for clear skin

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

Clear skin is a blessing, but it's not always easy to find the right products and routines to keep your skin looking clear and healthy. We've rounded up the best treatments for clear skin that will help you achieve the look you want without breaking a sweat.


So far I am using this for 2 weeks and my skin in clear without drying it up or causing stinging burning which I get from some products. ...But this acne clarifying gel helped to to get clear skin. Amazing product...Clear Skin After Years!...Clear skin

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.


Clear skin holy grail...Favorite benzoyl peroxide treatment! Love this for keeping my skin clear. Clears up blemishes quickly and hasn’t irritated my skin at all. ...Gentle, yet effective treatment, really good for every day and clears out the acne within 10-14 days (in my case).

What it is: A clinically demonstrated, benzoyl-peroxide-powered formula that fights and prevents the appearance of breakouts, absorbs excess oil, and visibly calms redness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%: Targets acne-causing bacteria on contact.
- Bisabolol: Reduces visible signs of sensitivity and irritation to minimize dryness and flaking.
- Allantoin: Calms and soothes the skin while visibly minimizing redness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, and mineral oil.


Best spot treatment on the market. I have sensitive skin and get terrible hormonal cystic acne once a month like clockwork, sometimes so bad a cortisone shot is needed, and this is the ONLY treatment that knocks it out. ...This product is just the best ! Always clears me when ever I get a random break out

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.


It’s truly the only product I’ve ever noticed such an improvement in my skin with. Pros: improved hydration, suppleness, clear skin (I literally haven’t had acne outbreak since I started using it), clean beauty, calming to any skin irritants, and I LOVE the natural smell. ...Love love! Plumps & clears the skin & skins right in! Sometimes I wear it alone & sometimes under makeup & I have no problem with pilling or anything

What it is: A powerful treatment that helps calm skin issues, detoxifies pores, and boosts skin’s natural glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Pores, and Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Full-spectrum CBD: Nutrient-dense, whole plant hemp molecules penetrate quickly to visibly calm redness, clear blemishes, and deeply restore.
- Potent Botanical Blend: Highly active botanicals like sea buckthorn, rosehip, and helichrysum empower cell turnover for a smooth, radiant complexion.


Absolutely love it. I’m on my journey to clear my skins (I still have pimples) and after a month of using it almost every night, most of my hyperpigmentation of acne marks have disappeared and the others are on its way of disappearing. ...The missing piece to clear skin!

What it is: A nighttime formula that targets hyperpigmentation, uneven patches, and dark spots, visibly brightens the complexion, and leaves you with a more even-looking skin tone.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tranexamic Acid 2%: Reduces the look of hyperpigmentation.
- Acai Berry Extract 2%: Promotes an even-looking skin tone.
- Vitamin C Derivative 2%: Visibly brightens skin tone.

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


Clear my skin. Even minimize my pores. Amazing!!!!...It goes right into the skins be makes it hydrated all day or night. It's light and not sticky.

What it is:
A rebalancing oil to leave skin moisturized and silky-soft.

What it is formulated to do:
This rebalancing oil is enriched with 100 percent pure plant extracts and essential oils, and is 100 percent natural and preservative-free. Skin is left hydrated, supple, soft, and beautifully radiant.


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!! ...Also you NEED to wear a good sunscreen during the day because this does make your skin more sensitive. Overall, I’m so happy I decided to try this out & I can’t wait to have clear skin again!

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.


Skin looks better than it has in a few years...Pair it with a nice moisturizer too if your skin can get a bit overwhelmed with all the treatments. ...The UFO acne treatment oil is by far my favorite, I have oily skin and areas of large pores.

What it is: A quick and complete routine that targets blemishes and blackheads with pore-clearing salicylic acid, sulfur, retinoids, and lactic acid.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Acne and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinoid Complex: Minimizes the look of pores, addresses visible signs of aging, and helps skin appear clear and smooth.
- Salicylic and Lactic Acids: Salicylic acid dissolves sebum buildup, minimizing the appearance of pores and combating breakouts, while lactic acid visibly clarifies the skin, exfoliating away pore-clogging debris that can lead to acne and blackheads.


I love that this spot treatment is clear gel and not white cream! It blends seamlessly into my skin without leaving a mess so I can use it on the go without a mirror. ...I’ve used this any time I have a pimple forming and it dramatically reduces redness/tenderness + clears my acne much quicker. No notes.

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.


I actually started getting compliments on my skin. My dark marks are nearly gone. I recommend this to anyone who longs for clear skin!...brightening and clear skin. Very good...After a month, it's smell fine to me. I have an oily skin type but I'd say I cannot use this product everyday as it will dry my skin out especially around the tip of my nose.

What it is: A lactic-acid, AHA serum that targets the look of pores, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots and is clinically shown to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Purified Lactic Acid: Hydrates and exfoliates the surface layers of skin, smoothing its texture, improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and visibly clarifying blemishes.
- Licorice and Lemongrass: Brighten the appearance of dark spots and skin discoloration.
- Prickly Pear Extract: Soothes the appearance of surface redness and sensitive skin.

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“It's lightweight, looks so natural and matches my skin perfectly. The SPF is also an added bonus! I have fairly clear skin with a little redness, I don't think this would have high enough coverage for blemishes”
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“this is the first thing I've found that actually clears my skin up ! I've had tarrible cystic acne since I was 14 and I'm 20 now and this is the first time I've ever had clear skin”
treatments for fair skin
“My pores are noticably smaller and my skin is way less oily throughout the day. The formula is lightweight, non-irritating, and doesn't leave my skin feeling thirsty as many acne treatments do”
treatments for oily skin
“I didn't see any lightening of my hyperpigmentation from this product, but using it made my skin really smooth and blemish free. I found this a bit drying, and have oily skin, so folks with drier skins might need some extra hydration with this product”
treatments for sensitive skin
“It works so well and I’m so impressed at how effective it works on my sensitive skin! I definitely recommend to people who have acne and need a spot treatment”
treatments for dry skin
“im very ingredient picky so i was hesitant about the short list of ingredients but its a great essence! I have dry skin and it kept it nice and hydrated & glowing. only knocking a star off because the price is a little steep for me”
clear skin creams
“If you struggle with redness, this is the be-all, end-all of cc creams. I have used every foundation, cc/bb cream, tinted moisturizer, color corrector out there and this is the only thing that cancels out my redness”
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“Gorgeous for textured skin that isn’t 20 anymore. Has a violet sheen to it, but when smoothed in creates a glowing effect without the glitter, sparkle, or spackle effect of other highlighters”
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“It didn’t make my sensitive oily acne prone skin break out, didn’t irritate it either”