Facial Acne Treatment Products
Acne treatment products from dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey will help you get rid of pimples and acne scars at any age.
Knowing how to get rid of pimples at any age involves finding the right acne products for your acne and skin type. Many acne products are drying and others are irritating. There are also 2 germs that cause acne and it is helpful to address both. Plus, acne can strike at any age and what works for a teen may not be right for an adult because complexions change. Acne seems like just one skin problem but it is not. Every person with acne will skin with different needs and acne that responds to treatment uniquely. I try to help you with this here on my web site. First, it is important to understand how acne products actually treat acne.
How do acne treatment skin care products work?
Acne treatment products work to fight acne in 2 main ways:
- They unclog pores to get rid of blackheads.
- They treat germs that cause pimples.
Thousands of confusing acne products are available, but there are really only 4 main non-prescription acne treatment ingredients to fight acne.
The 4 main important ingredients in acne treatment products are:
With my acne care products, you can get all 4 of these ingredients at levels that work to stop acne. You can also adjust your skin care routine to fit your skin type so your skin does not get overly dry or irritated.
You can't get stronger acne medicine without a prescription!
Remember, you always get the best results when you use Dr. Bailey's Complete Skin Care Routine that supports clear and blemish-free skin. The essential steps of Dr. Bailey's Complete Skin Care Routine include:
Build a Dr. Bailey Complete Skin Care Routine for yourself from as many of the powerful acne-fighting ingredients as your facial skin can tolerate. Balance your skin's moisture with one of my non-comedogenic moisturizers. Use a non-comedogenic broad spectrum sunscreens to fight sun damage and acne scars from hyperpigmentation. If you wear makeup, use my non-comedogenic mineral makeup.
How you build your Complete Skin Care Routine and use your acne products is important to fixing your acne problem!
That's because the best acne treatment products can be irritating. I want to help you understand acne so that you can create the best skin care routine to control your breakouts. Acne is an emotionally painful skin problem, and you can find a lot of confusing information about it.
What is the most popular dermatologist treatment for acne?
Most people suffering from acne choose to use my Ultimate Acne Solutions Kit. It has an acne cleanser and treatment pads with glycolic acid and salicylic acid to clean away oil and reach deep into oily pores where acne starts. The Benzoyl Peroxide Lotion can be used on areas of skin prone to pimples or it can be used as a spot treatment. Most people also add Calming Zinc Soap to add pyrithione zinc to help fight Pityrosporum yeast and its contribution to acne. Retinol Intensive Night Cream can be used at night. It fights both acne, wrinkles and acne scars. (Don't use it at the same time as benzoyl peroxide. It also contains green tea to help fight redness. Daily Face Cream for Oily to Normal Skin hydrates to protect skin from dryness. Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible or Tinted Sunscreen (tinted also absorbs oil and helps hide acne marks) is applied each day to prevent hyperpigmented acne scars. This is a Dr. Bailey Complete Skin Care Routine that is powerful for acne:
CLEANSE/CORRECT: Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser in morning. Calming Zinc Soap at night
CORRECT: Acne Treatment Pads followed by Benzoyl Peroxide in morning and Retinol at night
HYDRATE: Daily Face Cream
PROTECT: Sheer Strength Sunscreen
Makeup, if worn, is applied on top.
With this routine you are covering all the bases that drive acne - bacteria, yeast, clogged pores, inflammation. It's comprehensive and powerful treatment.
Want more information about acne? As a dermatologist who has treated acne for over 30 years, I have written extensively about acne on my website to make practical dermatologist's-level information available to you.
You will find important information in different places on my website. All of the information you will find on my website is written by me, a Board Certified Dermatologist who has treated thousands of acne patients in my practice.
- On each product page for acne treatment products, I tell you how I use these products in my practice. On these pages, you will also find information on ingredients that are irritating or that can cause an allergic reaction.
- In my Acne Advice and Treatment Tips I explain the different types of acne, such as teen acne, adult acne, back acne, etc. I also have information in the advice section on oily skin and sensitive skin with acne.
I give you all of this physician-level information about acne because I want to help you successfully fight your acne problem.
Read the information on my website and learn how to pick the right acne products for your acne and skin type.
- If you know what products your skin does best with, jump right into the product pages.
- If you need more information to understand your specific type of acne, look at my Acne Treatment/Specific Advice pages to deepen your knowledge about your acne, and to learn how to pick the right products for your skin type.
In addition to selecting acne treatment products, remember you need,
- a facial moisturizer such as my Daily Face Cream to balance skin hydration and resist irritation
- a broad spectrum sunscreen such as my Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible SPF 50+ Sunscreen to help fight acne scarring from hyperpigmentation
I also recommend a good antioxidant product such as my Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy to help reload your skin's antioxidant reserve to maintain optimal skin health; well hydrated skin that is not suffering from the effect of UV rays and antioxidant depletion is healthier - and healthy skin is better able to resist acne!
Tolerant skin benefits from the high concentration of acne medicine in the Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength.
Regular Price: $61.00
Special Price $51.85
Tolerant skin benefits from the high concentration of acne medicine in the Ultimate Acne Solutions Skin Care Kit, Extra Strength.
Regular Price: $72.50
Special Price $61.60
My Pityrosporum folliculitis is essential if you have that odd type of acne that both itches and hurts, has bright red pustules and tiny flesh-colored bumps studding your skin and that represent clogged pores.
Regular Price: $126.50
Special Price $114.00
Benzoyl peroxide kills the acne-causing bacteria p. acnes. It also unclogs pores to treat blackheads, making it an excellent acne treatment for facial acne, back acne, and other areas of skin with body acne.$22.00
Our Dr. Bailey Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser, formulated for sensitive skin types. This 2% Glycolic Acid/2% Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser is strong enough to remove oil and debris from clogged pores while remaining gentle enough for most sensitive skin.$24.00
This extremely strong 10% Glycolic Acid/2% Salicylic Acid foaming cleanser is the strongest acne cleanser I recommend. Regular use dissolves oil and black heads. It's ideal for tolerant skin.$28.00
2% Glycolic Acid and 2% Salicylic Acid acne treatment medicines are strong enough to treat stubborn acne but gentle on sensitive skin.$23.00
Tolerant skin benefits from 10% glycolic acid, which I think is the ideal concentration to loosen black heads. These medicated pads perform this feat while lifting oil and debris from the skin.$29.00
2.5% is the “sweet spot” in benzoyl peroxide acne treatment. It gives you all the acne-treating power needed to fight acne-causing bacteria and blackheads, but it’s gentle on sensitive skin.$18.50
Benzoyl peroxide is the most effective non prescription acne treatment medicine for killing the acne causing bacteria P. acnes (now called C. acnes). The 5% benzoyl peroxide in this acne treatment cream is strong enough to treat tough acne, but won't irritate most sensitive skin.$19.00
A full 10% benzoyl peroxide is the highest concentration available over the counter and the most effective acne treatment medicine for killing the acne causing bacteria P. acnes (now called C. acnes).$19.50
Retinol is one of the best non-prescription skin care ingredients you can use to reverse the signs of skin aging. Every serious anti-aging skin care routine should include a retinoid product to improve your skin complexion quickly.$84.00
Ultra-high concentration retinol is one of the best non-prescription skin care ingredients to fight skin aging. A serious anti-aging skin care routine should include a retinoid product, and all-trans- retinol is the best non-prescription retinoid for the job.$96.00
Gentle, oil free hydration for facial skin. This light glycerin moisturizer is perfect for acne prone skin and to use in combination with all of our therapeutic facial products.
Regular Price: $27.00
Special Price $24.30
Oil-free and oil control ultra-light and tinted matte technology in a hypoallergenic sunscreen – it’s the holy grail for oily and sensitive skin AND it’s elegant for all skin types too! Contains iron oxide too making it the best sunscreen for melasma.
Regular Price: $48.00
Special Price $43.20
Enjoy an oil free, non-whitening and “light as air” feel on your skin. Pure mineral zinc-oxide protection that’s perfect for even the most sensitive skin.$48.00
Professional glycolic acid skin care products are among the best, non-prescription anti-wrinkle face creams that also fight sun spots. Glycolic acid rejuvenates and reverses so many of the signs of skin aging including: dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin, sun spots, and crusty age spots. Glycolic acid also helps prevent clogged pores, including blackheads that can lead to pimples and acne.
Regular Price: $76.00
Special Price $68.50
My Complete Skin Care Kit for Men fights facial redness and premature skin aging all at the same time.
Regular Price: $184.00
Special Price $165.60
The perfect AHA face cream for normal and combination skin. Available in 10%, 15% and 20% strength for all skin types$35.00
This near-magical product combination is indispensable in my dermatology practice for calming facial redness.
Regular Price: $100.00
Special Price $90.00
State of the art antioxidant skin care powerhouse and my absolute favorite facial product. If you were going to pick just one antioxidant for your skin care, the best would be green tea - it helps calm skin redness and fights sun damage.$88.00
Concentrated pharmaceutical level green tea is the best antioxidant powerhouse for all skin types. I've combined it with my state of the art Instantly Luminous Serum for instant stratified skin hydration to plump, soothe and hydrate your skin to a dewy glow - instantly! This is my absolute favorite facial product combination - and great for all skin types too!
Regular Price: $172.00
Special Price $154.80
Made to order Pigment Fading Pads with 2% hydroquinone will even out your skin color. Add a missing treatment piece to most skin care routines to help even out skin color
Regular Price: $69.00
Special Price $62.00
This rich soap-free cleanser brightens your complexion and leaves your skin silky smooth and ready for your treating and correcting products. Ideal for all skin types including oily skin because it gently but thoroughly removes product, oil, dirt and debris from the skin surface.$35.00
Eco-friendly beads combine with AHA and BHA to instantly brighten your complexion. Loosen dull dead cells and uneven pigmentation. Renew skin luster to a more youthful glow and instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.$47.00
Gently exfoliates dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth and radiant.$6.00
Get smoother, softer cleaner looking skin with a more luminous appearance with this magic combination of physical exfoliation and thermal clay deep pore cleansing.$57.00
Brighten your complexion with the extra clean that comes from using a gentle and non-drying toner after washing your facial skin.$31.50
Fade an uneven complexion almost instantly with the best pigment lightening products. Reverse fine lines and wrinkles and return your appearance to younger days. This kit has everything proven to do the job!
Regular Price: $414.50
Special Price $352.00
At last, an ultra-light sunscreen spray that’s pure mineral protection with micro (not nano) zinc oxide for the best anti-aging broad spectrum protection.$45.00
My favorite every day sunscreen! I wear it every day on my face, neck and chest! It gives a great matte finish that's SPF 40 and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.$35.00
Completely oil free and ultra light feel on the skin make this sunscreen a marvel. Perfect for oily to normal and acne prone skin. Comes with either a clear or tinted option to help soften complexion flaws for all skin types.$32.50
My favorite sunscreen for sports, swimming and sweaty activities. Solbar Zinc provides protection for up to 80 minutes in the water with its hefty 7.5% mineral zinc oxide combined with other chemical sunscreen agents. Oil free and shouldn't aggravate acne.$13.00
This is an excellent exfoliating foaming cleanser that preps the skin for glycolic acid creams and lotions. It's an excellent cleanser for acne treatment or to exfoliate as part of an anti aging skin care regimen.$33.00
AHA therapy with a light water base for oily skin. Perfect for acne and anti-aging skin care for people with oily or normal skin.I have patients use it to improve acne and rejuvenate skin.$46.00
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Pick products from 1) Cleanse, 2) Correct, 3) Hydrate, 4) Protect.
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