Hormonal Acne Treatments

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Hormonal acne is a common skin condition characterized by the appearance of breakouts on the face, chest, and back. It is caused by an imbalance of hormones, which can lead to the overproduction of sebum, a type of oil produced by the skin. Here are some great options to choose from.

$61.00

I also get pretty bad hormonal acne which in itself is mainly cystic. I have used MANY different products throughout the years from a variety of brands and they usually break me out even more since they’re so drying/irritating. however, after using this my hormonal cystic acne shrunk in one night and the redness had considerably diminished. and on the plus side, my skin wasn’t completely dried out or going whack. def an effective product and highly recommend for those suffering from cystic acne!!...I've been waiting for this product to come to Canada for a while, so I got very excited to see this hit the shelves recently. I have hormonal cystic acne on my cheeks and chin. I absolutely love this product already!! ...Perfect spot treatment for cystic acne...amazing for hormonal cystic acne!!

What it is: A salicylic acid serum to help reduce the look of uncomfortable blemishes while soothing and reducing visible redness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Acne and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 2 Percent Salicylic Acid: Addresses breakouts.
- Amino Acid Technology: Precisely targets irritation-causing bacteria.
- Phytosteroid: Hydrates to soothe discomfort and helps reduce visible redness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also gluten-free and crue

DermalogicaRetinol Clearing Oil

ITEM: 2356707

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL

25 Reviews

$124.00

Cleared all of my acne...This is amazing. I was suffering from acne all along my jaw line. I’m close to 50 and this is a hormonal thing. ...My skin has been hating me for months with hormonal cystic acne and nothing worked until this beautiful jar came into my life.

What it is: A high-performance night oil that combines retinol and salicylic acid for the first time to help clear breakouts and visible signs of premature aging.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine lines and wrinkles, acne and blemishes, and uneven texture.

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinol: Supports natural skin renewal to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
- Salicylic Acid: Supports natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and smooth dullness that contribute to visible skin aging.

$40.50

suffered from hormonal + fungal acne. i tried EVERYTHING from Kate Sommervile, kiehls, etc, and this was the only thing that helped reduce the severity of my acne. it can be a little drying but it’s fine once you put on moisturizer...I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne, and this has definitely helped!

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.

$8.70

I tried many skincare for my hormonal acnes and none of them worked like this. Not changing anytime soon. ...Quite drying and definitely not my favourite as someone who suffers from hormonal acne

What it is: A water-based serum formulated to target acne and care for your skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Exfoliates, smooths, and visibly decongests pores.

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.

What Else You Need to Know: Made with a high concentration of salicylic acid, this

$35.50

MUST BUY FOR MILD ACNE...I’ve tried so many different cleansers throughout the years but I always found that I needed to constantly search for new ones because my skin would clear up for awhile, and go back to how it was before; acne breakouts mainly in my t-zone area and occasional hormonal breakouts along my jawline (sometimes cystic) This cleanser, along with Clinique clarifying lotion, absolutely transformed my skin, shrunk my pores, cleaned up all my breakouts and keeps my skin looking the best it ever has, has even helped with my cystic acne, I cannot recommend two products any more than I can these, a must buy if you have mild acne...I buy this for my newly hormonal 12 yo. It does a great job of cleaning and clearing bumps, without stripping the skin, leaving dry patches or irritating the skin.

What it is: A refreshing cleanser with two percent salicylic acid that clears the look of blemishes and targets future breakouts.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Glucosamine: Remove dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This refreshing cleanser with two percent salicylic acid clears the look of blemishes, absorbs oil, and unclogs pores. After use, skin feels fresh, soft, and smooth.

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iNNBEAUTY PROJECTPimple Paste

ITEM: 2684314

Size: 0.5 oz / 14.5 g

18 Reviews

$23.00

I have tried so many things in the past for when I get a bad cystic acne breakout and this works absolute wonders. I even put it on my skin sometimes on my breakout areas without having breakouts just as a preventative treatment. ...I’ve sampled this twice - both times lasting me about a week each. I get hormonal acne once a month and this stuff is AMAZING.

What it is: A fast-acting spot paste that zaps blemishes overnight without irritation and visibly brightens hyperpigmentation from past breakouts.


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes and Oiliness


Formulation: Lightweight Serum


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Clay and Sulfur: Absorbs excess oil and balances sebum production.

- Willow Bark: Nature’s alternative to salicylic acid that calms breakouts.

- Azelaic Acid: Prevents the appearance of spots left by past blemishes


Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formald

$92.00

I like it however I continue to breakout during my period which is hormonal acne. This product is supposed to prevent future acne hence the 4/5. ...Before using this product, even after double cleansing at night, I'd still wake up with the odd whitehead especially around my eyebrows or jawline due to my hormonal acne. Now my skin feels balanced. My skin soaks it up immediately and I love that it disappears so quickly into my skin.

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

BlumeMeltdown Oil for Acne Prone Skin

ITEM: 2568038

Size: 0.5 oz / 15 mL

628 Reviews

$38.00

I have skin that gets very dry but is also prone to breakouts and hormonal acne. A lot of acne/blemish treatments just dry my skin out and tend to make it worse, but I love that this oil treats and soothes the breakout without compromising on moisturizing. ...I do not have acne prone skin but this keeps all my hormonal acne at bay. it's a great way to keep your pesky breakouts from reoccurring.

What it is: An oil for blemish-prone skin that reduces the appearance of blemishes and targets future breakouts while keeping your skin hydrated, nourished, and visibly even toned. 

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Black Cumin Seed: A calming oil that visibly targets blemishes, reduces redness, and soothes irritation.
- Blue Tansy: Naturally fights the look of blemishes while calming and soothing.
- Rosehip Oil: Fades the look of scars, visibly evens out skin tone, and hydrates.

$35.00

Worked well for my hormonal acne combination skin...its helped my hormonal acne so much! it absorbs quickly, doesnt leave an annoying layer on the skin like most gels and is actually really hydrating!

What it is: An oil-free gel cream that hydrates your skin for up to 72 hours, provides blue light protection, and is made specifically for acne-prone skin.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pentavitin: Clinically proven to provide up to 72 hours of hydration.
- Ceramides: Improve and support a strong skin barrier.
- Amino Acids: Provide antioxidant protection and support skin's resilience.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This gel cream is a dream on all skin, b

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