25 Best Anti-Acne And Pimple Treatments July 19, 2017

Acne is so annoying! I’m sure it’s not just me who feels like this horrible skin issue has a knack for picking the worst possible moments to make an appearance. On the morning of a big day, right before a date, or when you have to get your license photo taken. Not to mention the pimples that creep up on you when you’re PMSing (as if you weren’t going through enough already.) That being said, I think we can all agree that acne is the absolute worst! So let’s get rid of it once and for all. Following, I’ve put together a list of the top 25 anti-acne and pimple treatments available in the market.

 Top 25 Acne And Pimple Creams

1. Himalaya Acne-N-Pimple Cream

Product Claims

Himalaya’s Acne-N-Pimple Cream treats breakouts while helping your skin heal, making it soft and smooth with regular use. Its five key ingredients are derived from silk cotton tree, alum, Barbados aloe, five-leaves chaste tree, and lentil. These ingredients enrich this product with astringent, antiseptic, styptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, moisturizing, and healing properties.

Pros

  • Has a cooling effect.
  • Results can be seen within a couple of days of use.
  • Ayurvedic ingredients.
  • Budget friendly.
  • Free of animal testing.

Cons

  • Sticks to your skin and can be tricky to remove.
  • Might not work for some people.

Rating

3.5/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 45/- for 20g

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2. Jovees Anti Acne And Pimple Cream

Product Claims

Jovees’ Anti Acne And Pimple Cream claims to have been developed after extensive research to help you achieve a clear complexion. The product has been formulated with neem, red sandalwood, long pepper, and other herbal extracts that help clear acne and prevent further breakouts.

Pros

  • Comes through on its claims of preventing future breakouts.
  • Contains excellent acne-fighting ingredients.
  • Cruelty-free.

Cons

  • Feels extremely heavy on the skin.
  • Doesn’t do much to cure existing acne.

Rating

3.5/5

Recommended For

All Skin Types

Price

Rs. 195/- for 60g

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3. Biotique Bio Chlorophyll Gel

Product Claims

Biotique’s Bio Chlorophyll Gel contains extracts of seaweed, aloe vera, sea algae, and gum. It is also blended with chlorophyll which helps tighten pores. The bio chlorophyll gel is generally used instead of an astringent after threading and waxing. This product promises to avert blemishes and prevent flaking while keeping your skin nourished.

Pros

  • Light consistency that spreads easily on skin.
  • Has a pleasant cooling effect.
  • Gel-type consistency doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy.
  • Readily available in stores and on e-commerce websites.

Cons

  • The tub packaging requires you to scoop the gel out with your fingers.
  • Prevents breakouts but does not do much to cure present acne.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

Oily skin.

Price

Rs. 199/- for 50g

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4. Avène Triacnéal Cream

Product Claims

Avène’s Triacnéal Cream not only soothes and heals blemishes, but it also fades acne scars. It does this with its glycolic acid and retinaldehyde content which helps smooth the skin’s surface, prevent new scarring and limit breakouts. This product is perfect for sensitive and blemish-prone skin.

Pros

  • Reduces spots and fades scars.
  • Heals new pimples within a few days.
  • Prevents breakouts
  • Exfoliates skin and keeps your pores clean.

Cons

  • Not budget friendly.

Rating

4.5/5

Recommended For

Oily and sensitive skin.

Price

Rs. 1333/- for 30 g

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5. Shahnaz Husain Shaclove

Product Claims

Shahnaz Husain’s Shaclove Cream is formulated with excellent herbal ingredients like rose, castor oil, and clove extracts which are antimicrobial and eliminate blemishes by cleaning away the excess oil and dirt from your pores. It helps purify and soothe your skin while also reducing breakouts and inflammation.

Pros

  • Purifies skin by removing dirt and oil build up.
  • The product is herbal.
  • Works well as a clarifying mask before you apply makeup
  • Controls grease.

Cons

  • Not budget friendly

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

Oily and sensitive skin.

Price

Rs. 625 for 25g

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6. Vaadi Herbals Anti Acne Cream

Product Claims

Vaadi Herbals’ Anti Acne Cream has been specially formulated to tackle acne problems at their very roots. It contains the anti-bacterial properties of clove oil, with extracts from neem and orange, which help kill the harmful bacteria that cause acne. It also acts as an astringent and helps control and balance the production of oil in your skin. This helps unclog and shrink pores, preventing breakouts.

Pros

  • Budget friendly.
  • Quickly absorbed by the skin.
  • Easily available.

Cons

  • Does not come with a full ingredients list.

Rating

3.5/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 58/- for 30g

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7. VLCC Acne Care 3 Day Acne Corrector

Product Claims

VLCC’s Acne Care 3 Day Acne Corrector has been specially formulated to treat and cure pimples and other blemishes. It contains clove extracts, the anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties of which help clear your skin while also preventing outbreaks. It also contains menthol which revitalizes the skin with its cooling and deodorizing properties. The salicylic acid content of VLCC’s Acne Care 3 Day Acne Corrector removes the excess oil from your skin, drying out your pimples and other blemishes with just one application.

Pros

  • Dries out acne.
  • Cleanses skin.
  • Good Packaging.

Cons

  • Has a strong smell.
  • Can sting and cause irritation.

Rating

3/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 85/- for 9mL

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8. Vicco Turmeric WSO Skin Cream

Product Claims

The turmeric content in this product is what makes it an effective treatment for acne and blemishes. Turmeric is a well-known antiseptic ingredient which is often used to treat skin issues such as wounds, rashes, pimples, itching, irritation, and aggravation. This product is Ayurvedic, and apart from giving you clear skin, it also doubles up as a non-greasy moisturizer.

Pros

  • Non-greasy.
  • Contains Ayurvedic ingredients.
  • Budget Friendly.
  • Moisturizes oily skin.

Cons

  • Does not moisturize dry skin.

Rating

3.5/5

Recommended For

Oily skin.

Price

Rs. 132/- for 60g

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9. Dr. Batra’s Natural Anti-Acne Cream

Product Claims

Dr. Batra’s Natural Anti-Acne Cream contains Berberis Aquifolium which is also known as Oregon grape. This key ingredient is an excellent acne-fighting agent that also reduces skin irritation. It also contains Echinacea and Olive Leaf extracts which help revitalize your skin and also ward off damage and infection.

Pros

  • Reduces inflammation, itching, and irritation.
  • Cleans your pores.
  • Soothes skin.

Cons

  • Have to apply it multiple times in a day for it to work.
  • Results appear slowly.

Rating

3.5/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 350/- for 100g

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10. The Nature’s Co. Garlic Anti-Acne Cream

Product Claims

The Garlic Anti-Acne Cream by The Nature’s Co. has strong antifungal and antibacterial properties which help drastically reduce acne. It also has a high content of antioxidants which help revitalize your skin and prevent damage. This product contains extracts from garlic, tomato, and olive oil. It also contains vegetable glycerin and Vitamin E and is free of harsh chemicals and parabens.

Pros

  • Travel-Friendly.
  • Moisturized skin.
  • Fades scars while clearing out your skin.

Cons

  • Not suitable for oily skin.
  • Not easy on the budget.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

Normal to dry skin types.

Price

Rs. 895/- for 50 mL

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11. Biotique Bio Winter Green Spot Correcting Anti-Acne Cream

Product Claims

Biotique’s Bio Wintergreen Spot Correcting Anti-Acne Cream helps shrink pores as well as fight off acne. It contains healing ingredients like Daru Haldi, Gandhpura, Choti Dudhi, Neem, and wintergreen oil. Wintergreen, which is the key ingredient, is known for its healing and soothing properties. It helps relieve pain and redness, soothing your face while clearing out a breakout.

Pros

  • Has a cool and soothing effect.
  • Prevents redness and scarring.
  • Good quantity as long as you use the product as a spot corrector.

Cons

  • The product would have been more convenient to use if it was packaged in a tube.

Rating

4.5/5

Recommended For

Oily and sensitive skin.

Price

Rs. 199/- for 50g

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12. Vedic Line Charcoal Acne Control Cream

Product Claims

Vedic Line’s Charcoal Acne Control Cream is an ayurvedic product that has been formulated with tea tree oil for the sole purpose of clearing out pimples and blemishes. It helps dry out acne and also prevents further breakouts with its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Pros

  • Good quantity for a spot on treatment.
  • Dries out acne fairly fast.

Cons

  • Does not come with a full ingredients list.

Rating

3.5/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 250/- for 65 mL

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13. Nature’s Essence Acne Magic Antiseptic Cream

Product Claims

The Acne Magic Antiseptic Cream by Nature’s Essense contains extracts from aloe vera, neem, and turmeric. These herbal ingredients enrich its unique antiseptic formulation and help detoxify your skin by getting rid of acne. This product also helps calm the sebaceous glands, helping balance oil production and thereby unclogging your pores and preventing future breakouts.

Pros

  • Ayurvedic formulation with herbal ingredients.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Shows results within 2-3 days of application.

Cons

  • Does not fade marks.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

Oily skin.

Price

Rs. 95/- for 20g

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14. O3+ Dermal Zone Zitderm Acne & Pimple Cream

Product Claims

O3+’s Dermal Zone Zitderm Acne & Pimple cream claims to control the oil production on your skin, thereby curbing the appearance of pimples and acne that are caused due to greasiness. It also helps tighten your pores and smooth out your skin, making it look much healthier and younger.

Pros

  • Controls oiliness.
  • Dries out pimples within a few days.
  • Tightens pores.

Cons

  • Not suitable for dry skin types.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

Normal to oily skin.

Price

Rs. 650/- for 50 mL

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15. Just Herbs Blemfree Anti Blemish Cream

Product Claims

Just Herbs’ Blemfree Anti Blemish Cream not only helps get rid of pimples and acne, but it also helps revitalize your skin, improve and even out your complexion, and get rid of a tan. The product prevents future breakouts while also reducing dark spots and fading scars.

Pros

  • Helps soothe and heal pimples.
  • Prevents breakouts.
  • Moisturizes skin and evens out its tone.

Cons

  • Too heavy for some users.
  • Does not come through on its claims of fading scars.

Rating

3.5/5

Recommended For

Normal to dry skin types.

Price

Rs. 595/- for 50g

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16. Lotus Herbals Phyto-Rx Anti-Blemish Cream

Product Claims

Lotus Herbals’ Phyto Rx Anti-Blemish Cream contains botanical and herbal extracts that come together to create a unique formulation. The cream helps get rid of scars and blemishes while also helping lighten pigmentation. It is enriched with ingredients such as papaya enzymes, carrot oil, and Manjishta which are extremely effective in fighting against blemishes, while also being easy on the skin.

Pros

  • Tones your skin.
  • Prevents breakouts.
  • Fights blemishes.
  • Contains herbal ingredients.
  • Safe for sensitive skin.

Cons

  • A bit too greasy for oily skin.

Rating

4.75/5

Recommended For

Normal to dry skin types.

Price

Rs. 525/- for 50g

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17. Mantra Cucumber & Turmeric Anti-Acne Skin Repair Face Gel

Product Claims

The Cucumber & Turmeric Anti-Acne Skin Repair Face Gel by Mantra is fortified with turmeric extracts, Manjishta, and Cucumber oil. These ingredients help fight acne and fade scars without drying out the skin. The product also helps with skin cell repair and preventing sun damage. It also helps unclog your pores and keep them clean and damage-free with its antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and rejuvenating properties.

Pros

  • Helps protect your skin from the damage caused by UVA/UVB rays.
  • Evens out your skin tone.
  • Keeps your pores clean.
  • Ayurvedic ingredients.

Cons

  • Not budget friendly.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

Normal to dry skin types.

Price

Rs. 950/- for 100mL

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18. Khadi Herbal Acne Pimple Cream

Product Claims

Khadi’s Herbal Acne Pimple Cream has been specially formulated with herbal and ayurvedic ingredients to treat and control pimples, acne, and skin eruptions. This helps keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. The herbal ingredients used in this formulation have excellent styptic, astringent, and cooling properties.

Pros

  • Fades scars.
  • Ayurvedic and herbal ingredients.
  • A little goes a long way.

Cons

  • The product would have been better if it was packaged in a tube.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

Normal to dry skin types.

Price

Rs. 350/- for 50g

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 19. Kaya Purifying Spot Corrector

Product Claims

Kaya’s spot corrector is one of the most potent acne treatments in the market. It targets acne and blemishes directly, dealing with them in a matter of days. The formulation has active ingredients like Zinc Sulphate, Salicylic, and Glycolic Acids, and Witch Hazel extracts, all of which go a long way when it comes to fighting off blemishes.

Pros

  • Treats and heals a breakout within a week.
  • While it is on the more expensive side, a little goes a long way. Definitely worth the money.
  • Comes with an easy-to-use applicator.
  • One of the most efficient spot correctors in the market.

Cons

  • None that I can think of.

Rating

5/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 849 for 8mL

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20. Sattvik Anti Marks Serum

Product Claims

Sattvik’s Anti Marks Serum has been formulated with herbal ingredients to help reduce blemishes, pigmentation, and patchiness. It also helps remove stretch marks, owing to its penetrative abilities that allow it to seep deep into the skin to repair and restore it.

Pros

  • Helps heal acne and scars left by pimples.
  • Improves the overall health of your skin.

Cons

  • Everyone may not like its fragrance.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 299/- for 50mL

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21. Aryanveda Anti Acne Treatment Gel Pen

Product Claims

Aryanveda’s Anti Acne Treatment Gel Pen has been formulated with Sepicontrol A5 and Sepicalm-S. These ingredients help purify your skin while protecting it and controlling its oil production. It has anti-bacterial properties that help prevent breakouts. It also has wound healing properties which help remove acne scars as well as heal pimples faster.

Pros

  • Budget friendly for a corrector pen.
  • Comes through on its claims.

Cons

  • Does not smell pleasant.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

Normal to oily skin types, and sensitive skin.

Price

Rs. 250 for 8mL

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22. Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel

Product Claims

Sebamed’s Clear Face Gel claims to prevent breakouts while also healing present acne and scars. This product has been specially formulated to help balance your skin’s pH and protect it against acne-causing bacteria. It contains natural aloe barbadensis and hyaluronic acid, both of which help keep your skin hydrated. It also contains allantoin and panthenol which help soften and smooth out your skin.

Pros

  • This product is oil-free, making it ideal for people who have oily skin.
  • Light formulation.
  • Free of parabens and colorants.

Cons

  • Does not provide any protection against the Sun.

Rating

4.75/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 499 for 50mL

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23. Aroma Treasures Tea Tree Aloe Gel

Product Claims

Aroma Treasures’ Tea Tree Aloe Gel has the combined benefits of both these key ingredients. It helps get rid of acne and pimples, clearing out your skin and restoring health to it. This product also has antiviral and antifungal properties which help it calm the production of oil. It also helps control the bacteria on your skin, ensuring that it remains healthy.

Pros

  • Light formulation that is quickly absorbed.
  • Free of parabens.
  • Has a cooling effect on the skin.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Has a soothing fragrance.

Cons

  • Unhygienic tub packaging.

Rating

4/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 222/- for 50g

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24. Natio Acne Clear Spots Antibacterial Treatment

Product Claims

Natio’s Acne Clear Spots Antibacterial Treatment is formulated with Benzoyl Peroxide and Purifying Tamanu which help unclog your pores and dry out fresh acne. The product helps get rid of acne causing bacteria. It also contains extracts of aloe vera and green tea which helps prevent damage while soothing your skin.

Pros

  • Travel-friendly tube packaging.
  • Value for money as a little bit of product goes a long way.
  • Visibly reduced acne within a couple of days.

Cons

  • Does not have a pleasant fragrance.
  • Might be too potent for sensitive skin.

Rating

3.75/5

Recommended For

All skin types.

Price

Rs. 700/- for 20g

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25. Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Zero Blemish Gel Cream

Product Claims

Yves Rocher’s Sebo Vegetal Zero Blemish Gel Cream claims to be the secret to a smooth and flawless skin. The product is described as a zero blemish gel-cream that helps absorb excess sebum while hydrating your skin. It provides your skin with hydration for 24 hours and also evens out your skin tone. This product was tested under the dermatological supervision and is free of parabens, mineral oil, and colorants.

Pros

  • Helps fade scars and repair skin.
  • Prevents breakouts.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Adds a glow to the skin.

Cons

  • Unhygienic tub packaging.

Rating

4.75/5

Recommended For

Oily skin

Price

Rs. 800/- for 50mL

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All of us know how annoying acne can get. We’ve all had to deal with at least one pimple at some point in our lives. But dealing with them won’t be so hard anymore. With this list of products, you’re on your way to achieving clear skin in no time. Just keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different so it might take a bit of trial and error until you find your perfect match.

What is your trusted acne-fighting product? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    Who would disagree with this that pimples and acne are the most irritating skin irritants? Like ever! I have been a ‘victim’ since ages now. Tried using so many different remedies, but to no avail. Will try using the 19th and 20th products listed in this post – hopefully they will work without disappointing me again. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post – very informative and detailed. Thanks :)

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