Acne is the worst. You don’t know when a breakout is going to hit the surface, but it almost always happens right before you have an important social event coming up. The factors leading to this skin nuisance are many, and they may be both internal and external. Most of the time, oily skin seems to be the culprit. When excess sebum (the skin’s natural oil) is produced on your skin, it clogs your pores and causes acne. Environmental pollution can also be equally responsible.
This is when the hundreds of anti-pimple products available on the market seem like your saving grace. But from so many options to choose from, picking the right one appears to be next to impossible.
That’s why I’ve put together this list of the top 10 topical treatments for acne.
Medicine For Pimples
- Retino-A Tretinoin Cream
- Glyco 6 Glycolic Acid Cream
- Avene Triacneal
- Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment
- Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Acne Treatment Gel
- Himalaya Herbals Acne-N-Pimple Cream
- Vicco Turmeric WSO Skin Cream
- Nomarks Acne Pimple Cream
- Oriflame Pure Skin Spot SOS Gel
- Jovees Ayurveda Neem & Long Pepper Anti Acne And Pimple Cream
1. Retino-A Tretinoin Cream
As one of the most popularly prescribed acne creams by dermatologists, Tretinoin is the best treatment for pimples available on the market. It is a prescription-only product and is available in 2 concentrations – 0.025% and 0.05%. The cream not only suppresses un-popped zits, but also smoothes out the skin’s texture. In addition, tretinoin reduces the scarring caused by the collagen loss that takes place while pimples heal. The Retino-A formula is one of the most commonly used tretinoin solution.
MRP: INR118 for 20g*
2. Glyco 6 Glycolic Acid Cream
Glyco-6 contains 6% of glycolic acid, the ingredient present in glycolic peels that are prescribed by dermatologists for skin lightening and scar reduction. It is one of the few products in India that contain this ingredient. While the concentration of glycolic acid is small, it is enough to even out your skin tone and reduce the visibility of scars when used over a few weeks. The cream helps exfoliate the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and speeds up the scar fading process. It also helps prevent future breakouts.
MRP: INR111 for 30g*
3. Avene Triacneal
Avene Triacneal treatment is an ideal alternative to Retino-A as it contains retinaldehyde, as well as glycolic acid. The retinaldehyde in its formula equips the product with anti-aging benefits as it treats acne and prevents future breakouts. Unlike Retino-A, this is not a prescription drug and can be purchased from your local drugstore as well as online stores. It effectively evens out your complexion by helping in the fading of scars and reducing the appearance of dark spots.
MRP: INR1399 for 30mL*
4. Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment
Neutrogena’s On-The-Spot Acne Treatment is a benzoyl peroxide gel-cream that promises fast results. The use of this product can control breakouts and show vast improvement in redness within two days. While some benzoyl peroxide treatments can dry out and irritate your skin, this one is mild on the skin. The On-The-Spot Treatment is perfectly suitable for women with oily and sensitive skin. It is easily absorbed, and so can be applied at night as well as during daytime.
MRP: INR1093 for 21g*
5. Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Acne Treatment Gel
Clearasil’s Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Acne Treatment Gel is another product that uses benzoyl peroxide as its main component. However, the formula is extremely concentrated. Therefore, the gel should be used only if less concentrated products have not been effective. This over-the-counter topical disinfectant also contains gluconolactone, which is an exfoliant that helps keep the skin healthy and oil-free.
MRP: INR1764/- for 28g*
6. Himalaya Herbals Acne-N-Pimple Cream
This mild cream helps dry out pimples, speeding up the healing process. The cream has a thick consistency and is ideal for night-time use. It also reduces and controls redness. The formula comprises natural ingredients and is safe for all skin types. This cream is gentle and perfect for everyday use. While the cream might not work miracles for acne-prone skin, it is great for treating mild breakouts.
MRP: INR65 for 20g*
7. Vicco Turmeric WSO Skin Cream
The Vicco Turmeric WSO Skin Cream is an anti-pimple remedy that hit the market a long time ago. The formula is 100% natural with ayurvedic ingredients. 16% of the product is made of turmeric, an age-old effective treatment for chronic pimples and acne. The cream is also adept at removing acne scars while giving you clear skin.
MRP: INR210 for 70g*
8. Nomarks Acne Pimple Cream
Nomarks cream contains lemon, licorice, clove, and other natural ingredients that effectively control acne while being gentle on your skin. The cream has a thick consistency that takes a bit of massaging to be absorbed by the skin. However, it is not greasy and can be used by women with oily skin as well. The presence of camphor in this product has a cooling effect on your skin while it heals pimples and speeds up scar fading.
MRP: INR35 for 12g*
9. Oriflame Pure Skin Spot SOS Gel
Oriflame’s Pure Skin Spot SOS Deep Action Gel claims to target and start the healing process of pimples within 8 hours. The transparent gel is topically applied onto the affected areas, once the gel dries it easily peels off. It also reduces dark spots when it is used over a couple of weeks and the product keeps a breakout from spreading.
MRP: INR160 for 6mL*
10. Jovees Ayurveda Neem & Long Pepper Anti Acne And Pimple Cream
Here’s another herbal product available in the India market that treats acne. Jovees’ Anti Acne And Pimple Cream contains long pepper, neem, red sandalwood, and other herbal extracts that control and clear a breakout and prevent future episodes. Since the cream has a thick consistency, it is more suited for women with dry skin.
MRP: INR195 for 60g*
We all know that acne sucks, but dealing with it can be made much easier with the use of these products. Try these topical treatments for a zit-free face and flaunt acne-free skin every day.
*Prices may vary
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