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skin care products for acne scars

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

Acne scars are a common side effect of acne. The scars can be mild or severe, and they can appear on any part of the body where there was a break in the skin. While some people develop fewer or less severe acne scars than others, everyone who has had acne has experienced the frustration of acne scars. Here are some great skin care products that can help you deal with your scarring.

$55.00

The next morning, I would notice that pimples that were about to form, didn't get too big and that my already there zits or cystic acne did seem to reduce in size or at least redness. ...Polishes the skin and calms angry red zits. I had itchy red painful stubborn zits in my chin and a few spots around my face, I used this at night and was shocked at how smooth it made my skin, it also reduces swelling of the zit itself!

What it is:
An easy-to-use, one-step acne treatment pad that reduces acne breakouts and promotes clearer skin.

What it does:
Wake up to clear skin. Pre-moistened acne treatment pads feature salicylic acid that gently removes dead skin cells, helps prevent future acne breakouts, and promotes clearer skin. They are formulated to prolong the effectiveness of salicylic acid with less potential for irritation while upholding a healthy skin barrier. The pads contain glycolic and mandelic acids to improve the appearance of large pores, discoloration, and post-acne scarring for a more refined, refreshed, even complexion.

$38.00

Makes stubborn pimples vanish...When you apply this gel to a pimple it simply disappears overnight - absolutely wonderful for this pre-menopausal woman who has had oily skin and acne breakouts my whole life. ...I have clear skin on other ares of my face but my chin will break out with white heads and cystic acne about once a month.

What it is: A topical formula for breakouts with results as good as a leading prescription.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Clears dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores.
- Witch Hazel: Minimizes shine on the skin‘s surface and tightens the appearance of pores.
- Laminaria Saccharina Extract: Helps decrease oil buildup that can lead to breakouts.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This formula with salicylic acid helps clear th

$31.00

This product did not help with my break outs/acne at all. ...I was skeptical of trying this, mostly because of my combination skin, I have odd break outs here and there so I was hoping this wouldn't cause more breakouts.

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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$45.00

Saved my skin! I suffer from hormonal acne and occasional breakouts. ...I’ve been trying to find a daily system for months now as I’ve been dealing with very bad acne break outs including cystic acne and oiliness.

What it is:
A four-piece kit of maximum-strength, all-over and targeted acne treatments to clear up blemishes and help prevent future breakouts.

Skin type best for: Normal, Combination, Dry, Oily

Solutions for: Pores, acne and blemishes, and pores

Highlighted ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid (BHA): Minimizes the look of acne blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.
- Glycolic Acid Complex (AHA): Chemically exfoliates to help improve the look of pores, fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture.
- Colloidal Sulfur: Minimizes the look of acne blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.

$59.00

I never ever had pimples until my 50's when I developed what I can only assume is hormonal acne with worsening rosacea. ...My new favourite skincare product...A godsend product!!!! I was worried this wouldn’t help my zits but after applying to my skin where I would break out, I find it completely removes the zit without drying or damaging the skin!

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Oily

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

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Oiliness
- Pores

If you want to know more…
Medicated lightweight gel serum is clinically proven to reduce overall acne in as little as 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.

DermalogicaRetinol Clearing Oil

ITEM: 2356707

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL

17 Reviews

$114.00

My adult acne isn’t bad, but it’s there. After only 3-4 uses my skin was smooth and my zits reduced in numbers. ...This product literally saved my skin...It took some time but after a few months all my acne scarring is disappearing and I no longer get cystic acne or even small acne, other than the random one here and there.

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.

$34.00

Recently started having a lot of acne. This gets rid of them and works on acne scars too. ...This product does help dry out pimples and regulates sebum, however it does not heal the pimple or prevent post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

What it is: A rapid-action treatment with two percent salicylic acid to target breakouts.

Skin Type: Oily, Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Pores, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: An FDA-approved acne solution that helps to unclog pores and target and prevent breakouts.
- Glycolic Acid: An alpha-hydroxy acid that resurfaces skin‘s appearance and discourages the formation of visible post-acne marks.
- Aloe Vera: A botanical that calms, soothes, and nourishes skin.

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

$40.00

I had a terrible reaction to a cleansing oil about a month ago and got small pimples all over my forehead, where I never break out, and a patch of cystic acne beside my nose on my cheek. ...I found the FAB radiance pads help my skin and acne more.

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.

The INKEY ListSuccinic Acid Treatment

ITEM: 2424240

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL

378 Reviews

$11.49

i get the odd pimple here and there and use pimple patches for pimples that have a head. this is great for acne to reduce the size and i’m a few days of continuous use, they are gone! ...Doesn’t seem to work… it dries zits/pimples out, but not that much faster than if I just let the zit heal on it’s own.

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.

$34.00

Great for stubborn pimples...First of all, I love the smell of this product. Secondly, it applies so smoothly and really takes care of stubborn acne. ...Only product you need for acne or even a pimple...Love it. The only acne product you need.

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.

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