10 go-to brands with acne treatments

While you may have left other frustrating things back in high school, unfortunately acne isn’t always something that is synonymous with age. In fact, acne is becoming increasingly common in adults, affecting up to 15 per cent of women.

So whether you’re struggling with the odd hormonal breakout, or more regular and intense adult acne, these beauty products will help you control what’s happening to your skin.


OMNILUX Blue™ is a 20-minute light therapy treatment that works to reduce existing acne and break the ongoing acne cycle. It emits blue light waves via an LED head to stabilise three of the main triggers of acne: Excess sebum production, inflammation and bacteria growth.

HydroPeptide® Spot Correction - Acne Eliminating Treatment

This spot treatment helps moisturise, smooth and soothe the skin. It also detoxifies, regenerates, and provides antioxidant benefits. It is formulated with three peptides, including a detoxifying peptide rice that is rich in low molecular peptides, which offer protective benefits.

Nu Skin® ageLOC® LumiSpa® Treatment Cleanser Acne

Nu Skin® ageLOC® LumiSpa® Treatment Cleanser Acne is a cleanser that helps clear pores and reduce breakouts. Skin is left softer and smoother after just one use, with further skincare benefits intensifying over time.

Kiehl’s Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment

This acne-control treatment is formulated with a powerful blend of ingredients known to minimise the appearance of acne and blemishes, including dioic, salicylic and lipo hydroxy acids. It is clinically proven to clear acne blemishes and allow skin healing while reducing the appearance of post-acne marks.

Nimue Adult Spot Treatment

Nimue Adult Spot Treatment is a spot treatment pen for acne in adults that helps repair and calm acne and related inflammation, while purifying and clarifying the skin. It is formulated with neem seed oil, seboregulating complex, tea tree oil, argania oil and glycoproteins.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear™ Light Therapy Spot Treatment

Neutrogena’s Spot Treatment is used to treat mild acne and pop-up spots, without using harsh chemicals. Harnessing the same technology dermatologists use in clinics, it uses red light technology to reduce inflammation, and blue light to target acne-causing bacteria.

Alpha-H Liquid Laser Overnight Treatment Mask

Alpha-H Liquid Laser Overnight Treatment Mask is a powerful resurfacing peel and overnight treatment mask combining 14 per cent glycolic acid, fruit enzymes and one per cent retinol to boost collagen and stimulate cellular renewal. It also helps in reducing scarring, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne breakouts and wrinkles.

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Cleanser

Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, SkinCeuticals’ Clarifying Cleanser combines salicylic acid, an FDA-approved acne treatment, with the exfoliating powers of glycolic and mandelic acids to unclog pores and help improve the appearance of problematic skin. It also includes smoothly rounded microbeads to gently slough off dead skin cells and cellular debris.


DMK’s ACU-MOST is a rebalancing moisturiser for blemish and acne-prone skin. The light, non-greasy crème works to regulate the dysfunctions in acne-prone skin.

Ella Baché Breakout Treatment Cream

Designed to combat oily skin breakouts, sebaceous pimples, ingrown hairs, blackheads, acne prone and blemished skin, Ella Baché’s antibacterial treatment cream helps clear up problem areas without drying out the skin.