Cystic Acne Skin Care Products

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Cystic acne causes pimples to form deep under the skin. It can be a problem for some people. Fortunately, there are several products you can use to not irritate or treat cystic acne. Check out our selection of cystic acne skin care products that can help you keep your skin looking and feeling its best.


AMAZING FOR CYSTIC ACNE!...The only thing that has been helping my cystic acne. This has been the magic cure. :)...I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone (to the point of cystic acne), and combination oily-and dry skin.

What it is: Visibly brighten, firm and hydrate with this bestselling vitamin C face oil. Made for all skin types–to reveal your most radiant-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:

IT CosmeticsBye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Cream

Size: 0.37 oz·ITEM: 1868231

Color: Transforming Neutral Beige

971 Reviews


Long time rosacea and cystic acne sufferer. This product works as both a base with a light liquid foundation or as a stand-alone with a powder. ...Essential product for pigmentation...I have pretty intense scarring from cystic acne. Not indentations but more like really dark spots.

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

What it is:
A revolutionary skin care cream that completely cancels out redness, color corrects, and delivers full coverage in one step.

What it does:
Bye Bye Redness™ is a color-infused skin care product that works as a skin-calming cream and completely cancels redness from view—all while delivering long-wearing, color-correcting full coverage. Rich in antiaging ingredients—including colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, aloe and avocado—it camouflages any red-toned skin discolorations including rosacea, broken capillaries, blemishes, skin irritations, sun damage, scars, age spots, and more.

Kate SomervilleEradiKate

ITEM: 1412238

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL

4.2K Reviews


Bye Bye Cystic Acne...Okay, well it dramatically reduced it. If you get cystic acne... this is your BFF....Cystic acne bye bye!...In just 1 hour cystic acne blemish is nearly flat, discoloration is faded!

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

What it is:
An effective blemish-banishing acne treatment to fight pimples, zits, and future breakouts.

Solutions for:
- Acne/blemishes
- Pores

If you want to know more…
Kate's bestselling EradiKate™ Acne Treatment is specifically formulated with the highest level of sulfur allowed to effectively heal blemishes, reduce acne, and help keep skin free of new breakouts. BHAs are designed to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores while zinc oxide, a natural mineral, provides oil control by absorbing excess sebum production. The result is clear skin that lasts.

MuradClarifying Cleanser

ITEM: 1968312

Size: 6.75 oz/ 200 mL

2.5K Reviews


Even works on cystic acne...I couldn't believe how fast this cleared up my cystic acne. With or without a spin brush this keeps my skin clear all day, and helps keep my oil down....The holy grail for battling cystic acne. Amazing results!

What it is:
A maximum-strength gel cleanser that combats acne and skin breakouts.

What it is formulated to do:
Clarifying Cleanser’s rich lather strips away pore-clogging grime, oil, and irritants, while encapsulated salicylic acid provides a sustained release of medication for hours of acne treatment, even after rinsing. A bestselling Murad product for nearly 20 years, this cleanser is recommended as the first step in any Murad acne routine. Clarifying Cleanser is formulated to improve skin’s health as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health® system of care.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates


This product is truly amazing. I have cystic acne and I’ve tried so many things. ...This product got rid of my cystic breakouts in less than a week!

What it is: An all-over nighttime acne formula, with two percent salicylic acid and retinol, to reduce the look of blemishes, visibly diminish pores, and smooth skin after just one use.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 2% Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates, unclogs pores, and fights acne and blemishes.
- Retinol: Evens and smooths the look of tone and texture.
- Sodium PCA and Sodium Hyaluronate: Offset dryness that could be caused by salicylic acid and retinol.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is


Does what it says... really effective for cystic acne....Works on small spots and deep, cystic acne!!!...This stuff is a lifesaver. One drop on my acne and it’s gone over night. It works on my cystic acne deep under the skin too.

What it is: An acne treatment gel with 1.5% Salicylic Acid for on-the-spot, targeted treatment––wherever you go.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Redness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Saw Palmetto: Helps control oil, reduce shine, and prevent breakouts.

What Else You Need to Know: This blemish-fighting formula with saw palmetto and 1.5 percent salicylic acid helps eliminate excess oil that can lead to break outs.


good for cystic acne...i get really bad cystic hormonal acne and i squeeze some of this product on and it shrinks the size of the pimple and makes it less tender, i really like it....Cystic acne must have...An absolute must have for cystic acne. It absolutely changed my freaking life and I saw results in a couple days

What it is: A non-drying, gentle, and targeted acne treatment that clears acne spots fast while layering under makeup without flaking.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 2% Succinic Acid: Visibly reduces blemish size and absorbs excess oil.
- 2% Sulfur Powder: Absorbs excess oil and unclogs pores for clearer-looking skin—long term.
- 1% Salicylic Acid: Gently exfoliates the skin, reducing dead-skin cell buildup.

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


I struggle with cystic acne and just really red pimples... and this product reduced my redness greatly as well as reduced the size of my acne greatly after one use!!...Using these every day prevent any cystic acne that I get. One month I didn’t have any more pads before getting my period and I got very bad cystic acne... this month since I’ve been using these pads NO ACNE WHAT SO EVER!

What it is: A daily treatment pad that keeps breakouts at bay with maximum-strength two percent salicylic acid shown to visibly reduce acne and target the formation of new blemishes.

Skin Type: Oily, Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Pores, and Oiliness

Formulation: Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: An FDA-approved acne solution that helps to unclog pores and target and prevent breakouts.
- Kaolin Clay: A natural clay that helps absorb dirt, oil, and impurities from skin.
- Evermat: A blend powered by the enantia chlorantha plant that absorbs excess sebum, minimizes the appearance of pores, and reduces shine.


Can’t live without this face wash I’ve had cystic acne for as long as I could remember and ever since switching to this it’s never been back...Hands down my favorite cleanser. I have roseca and cystic acne, helps keep both issues at bay. Balances the oils on my skin.

What it is: A top-selling facial cleanser—now formulated without parabens.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Conditions skin for a lightly hydrated, non-stripped feel.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This award-winning facial cleanser melts away dirt, oil, and makeup. It tones and lightly hydrates in one simple step for skin that feels perfectly clean and comfortably balanced.

Clinical Results: In a 1-week self-assessment study with 101 women (ages 18


this has been so good with my cystic acne! i️ can’t wait to try out the rest of the line!...Almost two years of painful cystic acne that nothing cleared up until I used this gem!

What it is: A daily, clinic-inspired exfoliating cleanser with AHAs and enzymes that helps boost radiance and refine pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dark spots, Dullness and uneven texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin Enzymes: Naturally enhance skin exfoliation without overdrying.

- Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid: Refine the appearance of pores and help clear buildup on skin's surface.

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