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Products to take away acne, to rinse the skin and to hinder new acne outbursts.


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Help for Acne in all stages of the problem

Welcome to our online presentation of high quality products to treat acne and symptoms in the various stages of the acne development,  like comedones, inflammation, pimples and scar formation.  You also find hair-care items and biological cosmetics that protect and heal the skin. Please click on the brand labels to learn more or order.

We are constantly searching to find the best natural and pharmacological oral drugs, topicals and devices for treatment of acne and related skin problems. Please bookmark this page and come back from time to time to find novelties in this field. Further down on this page you will also find an article about acne treatment remedies.

Good shops where you can find acne treatment and skin care medications

Progressive health - natural oral drugs - This store has oral drugs against the most common ailments in all organ systems. For the skin it has products against acne, rosacea, vitiligo, herpes and eczema.

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Acne treatment medications to be taken by mouth

Acne - Actimine pills - Acne is caused by many complex processes that involve different hormones, enzymes, and the immune system of the whole body.  To treat acne effectively, the chemical processes of the whole body must be properly balanced.  The ingredients of Actimine will help balance these processes, and this way clear up your skin, and  cure or reduce the symptoms of acne, such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and scarring. Further it. Prevents new outbreaks of acne and new occurance of scarring.

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Oral capsules to treat acne based on vitamins, minerals and herbs

Rid Pimples Clear Skin Vitamin

Rid Pimples Clear Skin Vitamin

Utilizing a Clinically Proven formula made up of only the most high quality ingredients known for their powerful skin clarifying and clearing abilities. Acne zits blemishes infected pustules and blackheads are all problems that start far below the surface of your skin. Clears skin naturally and prevents future breakouts. Ingredients:

  • Proprietary Skin Clearing Blend
  • Including - Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate)
  • Biotin (d-Biotin)
  • Chromium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Witch Hazel Leaf;
  • Collagen

A broad-working homeopathic tissue-rinsing tincture against acne, other skin afflictions, throut afflictions and even more

Nuage Labs 0346767 Hylands NuAge No.3 Calc Sulph - 125 Tablets

Nuage Labs 0346767 Hylands NuAge No.3 Calc Sulph - 125 Tablets

Hylands NuAge No.3 Calc Sulph Description Homeopathic Tissue Remedy--For the temporary relief of the symptoms of Coughs Skin Ailments Sore Throat Colds Toothache. Calc Sulph has a cleansing and purifying influence throughout the system. Minor skin Ailments acne and pimples during adolescence and sore throats are all indications for Calc Sulph. Symptoms are generally worse after getting wet and better in a warm dry atmosphere.

Calc Sulph is specifically useful for relief of symptoms of: Cough-when the cough is loose and rattling with expectoration of thin watery phlegm. Skin Ailments-where there are thick yellow discharges and yellowish scabs. Sore throats with irritation coughing and general discomfot. Colds- if taken in the early stages can prevent further development of a cold. Toothache-for toothache with sore swollen gums that bleed on brushing.

Homeopathic drops to treat acne

NatraBio Acne Relief Oral Drops - 1 fl oz

NatraBio Acne Relief Oral Drops - 1 fl oz

NatraBio Acne Relief Oral Drops Description:

Providing natural relief for the symptoms of:

  • Clears and Treats Existing Acne Pimples
  • Helps Prevent New Acne Pimples From Forming

NatraBio is proud to bring you the next era in symptom relief. Scientifically developed to deliver fast effective relief in a quick and convenient liquid NatraBio products are strong enough for the toughest symptoms and gentle enough for children.

For over 20 years NatraBio has been a leader in innovation and science for homeopathic medicines with a deep dedication to quality and customer satisfaction.

Rinsing media and cleansers to treat acne

Soap containing sulphur to treat acne

Grandpa's Thylox Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur

Grandpa's Thylox Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur

Vegetable Based Formulated By Cs Dent And Co. Made In Usa

Wash to clean out impurities from acne and kill bacteria associated with acne outbursts

Jan Marini Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Wash 2.5% 240ml/8oz

Jan Marini Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Wash 2.5% 240ml/8oz

An effective acne healing anti-bacterial cleanser Formulated with Benzoyl Peroxide to remarkably lessen appearance of P acne bacteria Deeply cleanses skin & thoroughly eliminates sebum & cellular debris without drying out skin Leaves skin supple sleek clear & healthy looking Excellent for oily or acne prone skin To use: Apply on face & foam up. Gently remove with a wash cloth & lukewarm water. Splash face with lukewarm water. Pat dry. Start with 1 application daily then gradually increase to 2 - 3 times daily if needed or as advised by a physician

Acne cleansing wash

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash 8.5 oz

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash 8.5 oz

This non-irritating, naturally-foaming cleanser is the perfect start to around-the-clock control of breakouts, comedones and excess surface oils. Skin is left clean and prepped for optimal absorption of acne control.

Treatment creams or gels against acne

Gel to exfoliate acne impurities based on selisylic acid an tea tree oil

Perfect Image Salicylic Deep Gel Cleanser - 4 fl oz

Perfect Image Salicylic Deep Gel Cleanser - 4 fl oz

Enhanced with Tea Tree Oil & Green Tea Extract A Professional Chemical Peel Treatment Salicylic Acid: A beta-hydroxy acid & outstanding deep cleanser Tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol, which is thought to be responsible for the oil's antimicrobial activity Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract): A natural extract, containing a catechin (antioxidant) A facial foaming deep gel cleanser that uses salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid), to exfoliate the outer dead skin cells, cut through dirt, impurities and oil beneath the skin's surface. It is specifically formulated to thoroughly cleanse and prepare the skin for the treatment of a skin peel. Beta hydroxy acid works as an exfoliating agent to help accelerate the removal of dead, dull skin cells on the surface and to promote an increase in collagen production.

Cream to treat difficult acne spots

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Spot Treatment Cream 0.5 oz

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Spot Treatment Cream 0.5 oz

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Spot Treatment Cream 0.5 oz

Intensive treatment serum for very difficult acne spots

Eminence Herbal Spot Serum (For Problem Skin) 30ml/1oz

Eminence Herbal Spot Serum (For Problem Skin) 30ml/1oz

A weightless spot treatment gel for oily problem skin Helps reduce irritations & inflammations caused by acne flare-ups Formulated with Willow Bark for anti-inflammatory & antiseptic properties Blended with Rosehip rich in vitamin C that pacifies skin Loaded with Anise an antioxidant that soothes irritations & unifies skin's tone Infused with Walnut Leaves to firm skin & offer gentle exfoliation Unveils a calmer clearer stronger & healthier looking complexion

Scrubs to treat acne

Srcub to wipe away horny deposits on the skin and materials caused by acne, useful both on body and face

Alba Botanica HG0405084 8 fl oz Natural Acnedote Face & Body Scrub

Alba Botanica HG0405084 8 fl oz Natural Acnedote Face & Body Scrub

This powerfully natural botanically effective dual-purpose face and body scrub is tough on acne but gentle enough for daily facial cleansing. Formulated with proven zit-zapper Salicylic Acid (naturally derived from Willow Bark Extract) plus ground walnut shell to scrub away oil dirt and pore-plugging dead skin cells. Helps banish breakouts for visibly clearer skin without over-irritation.

Scrub to polish away blackheads and whiteheads and deposits on the body

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub, Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment - 8.5 oz.

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub, Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment - 8.5 oz.

Exfoliates while treating breakouts for clear skin Specially formulated for body acne Salicylic acid treats and helps prevent breakouts Oil-free formula Non-comedogenic Gentle exfoliators sweeps away dead skin cells #1 dermatologist recommended acne brand 8.5-fluid ounce bottle of body scrub Treat body breakouts from your head to your toe with Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub. Specially formulated for body acne, this effective scrub with gentle exfoliators sweeps away dead skin cells and cleans deep into pores to give you clear, smooth skin. It's the first body scrub to contain a proven acne-fighting ingredient that treats and helps prevent body breakouts. The scrub rinses clean without leaving pore-clogging residue, so your skin feels clean and fresh.

Foaming scrubs to treat acne

Neutrogena Naturals Acne Foaming Scrub - 4.2 fl oz

Neutrogena Naturals Acne Foaming Scrub - 4.2 fl oz

4.2-ounce tube of acne scrub Treats and helps prevent breakouts Clinically proven acne medicine Gentle exfoliatorss remove excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells to soften skin Contains wintergreen, a naturally derived salicylic acid Powerful natural salicylic acid helps treat and prevent acne and blackheads With 93% naturally derived ingredients Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) Neutrogena Naturals Acne Foaming Scrub treats and helps prevent breakouts. This clinically proven acne medicine is fortified with an acne-fighting bionutrient from wintergreen leaf to leave your skin clear and healthy looking.

Derma E HG0130278 2 oz Microdermabrasion Scrub

Derma E HG0130278 2 oz Microdermabrasion Scrub

Microdermabrasion scrub immediately improves your skin's appearance by utilizing a crystal blend system to remove dead skin cells in a safe and effective formula. Markedly diminishes the appearance of fine lines wrinkles and acne scars. Retexturizes skin and leaves it silky smooth. Free of Paraben Vegan Cruelty-Free

  • A Salon Skin Treatment Alternative
  • Natural and Organic Cruelty-Free Paraben-Free Eco-Friendly

Technical acne treatment devices

Device formed as a mask to have over the face to treat the whole face at once against acne with blue and red light

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask - 1 ea

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask - 1 ea

Light therapy acne treatment Clears acne and allows skin to heal Dermatologist in-office acne technology Clinically proven technology Blue light targets acne-causing bacteria Red light reduces acne inflammation 100% chemical free and uv free treatment For all skin types Just 10 minutes a day One step at home treatment With dermatologist in-office acne technology, the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask is a revolution in acne treatment.

Device to treat acne by directing light at the difficult spots

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment - 1 ea

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment - 1 ea

Spot treatment for acne targets and treats breakouts quickly Clinically proven to speed the reduction of breakouts without causing flaking or itching Uses red and blue light to penetrate skin and target pimples Leaves behind no residue or mess Treat for two minutes, three times a day Easy-to-use, portable design ideal for on-the-go use Fda-cleared, uv-free, and chemical-free Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment harnesses the power of light therapy to target and treat breakouts quickly. Clinically proven to speed the reduction of breakouts, this acne spot treatment uses red and blue light to swiftly treat acne without flaking or burning your skin.

Advanced light therapy system for treatment of acne

LED Technologies LEDRVPNLSYS Revive Panel Acne Treatment System

LED Technologies LEDRVPNLSYS Revive Panel Acne Treatment System


  • Light treatments immediately destroy bacteria residing in the skin that cause acne and other skin ailments leaving your skin clean and fresh
  • Powerful IR lights support skin healing and recovery activity to minimize damage caused by sun burn bruising cuts and scrapes scarring
  • All-natural professional light therapy
  • Weight: 4.85 lbs

Light pen device to treat acne

Revive Light Therapy Acne Treatment - 1 ea

Revive Light Therapy Acne Treatment - 1 ea

The Secret is in the Science, the Power is in the Light Deep Penetrating Light Therapy Safe for All Skint Types & Tones Safe for Sensitive Skin Helps Kill Acne-Causing Bacteria Helps Clear Existing Breakouts Helps Prevent Acne Flare Ups Helps Calm Redness & Inflammation Up to 30 Minutes Treatment Tine (3 Minutes per Area). This item has been built to U.S. electronics specifications and may need additional modifications or converters to be used in countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Complete acne treatment sets

Acne, closed pores and dirty skin - treatment kit - In this kit you can find cleaning media, treatment creams and nutrients to be taken by mouth. Together these components treat acne both from the outside and from the inside, by cleaning, by stimulating the active cleaning processes in your skin, by reducing the processes leading to acne and by stimulating healing of skin damage.

Acne control regimen especiallly good for oily skin

Helix BioMedix APAK001-1 Acne Clarifying System

Helix BioMedix APAK001-1 Acne Clarifying System

Kit contains Apothederm Clarifying Toner Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment 1 oz and Apothederm Brightening Cleanser. Revive oily and blemished skin with Apothederm Acne Clarifying System. Help reduce the appearance of blemishes with the support of our SmartPeptide technology and targeted ingredientes. We have combined three of our Acne products into one kit for ease of use. Products come in a travel bag with product information and instruction card.

  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Keeps skin balanced
  • Lightweight

Acne tratment kit with rinser, polishing lotion and lotion to stimulate healing

Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System - 1 ea

Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System - 1 ea

This complete 3-step system takes the dermatologist's approach to treating acne by combining multiple medicines to treat acne's multiple causes in one high efficacy kit. Simply cleanse and treat twice a day. It is important to use all 3 products daily and consistently to help maintain clear skin. Step 1: Skin polishing acne cleanser - Deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation of pore-clogging skin cells Step 2: Acne control lotion - Kills acne-causing bacteria to help reduce pimple size, redness and inflammation Step 3: Oil-free SPF 15 lotion - Calms and protects irritated acne-prone skin from the sun, and promotes healthy looking skin.

Medications to treat scars from acne or other causes

Dermefface-FX7 - An effectiv topical drug to reduce acne scars and scars from any other cause - By using this salve during a period you can reduce acne scars and scars from burns, mechanical injuries, infections, inflammations and other causes. A wound does not heal completely at once. First it is repaired by filling in with connective tissue, called scar tissue. Then the scar tissue is gradually replaced by normal tissue, but this replacement takes time, and will often not be complete. Therefor there will be a long lasting or permanent visible scar. This salve speeds up the replacement of scar tissue with normal tructures and makes the replacement more complete, greatly reducing the visible scar or taking it away completely.

Please click here for this Effective serum to heal all types of scars

Transparent silicone sheets to mask scars, hinder bad scar formation in newly healed injuries and help reduce bad scars, effective for acne scars, burn scars, sucrgical scars and more.

ScarAway Professional Grade Silicone Daily Discs Clear Self-Adhesive - 30 ea

ScarAway Professional Grade Silicone Daily Discs Clear Self-Adhesive - 30 ea

The Doctors' Answer to Scars is Now Available Clear, Self-Adhesive Silicone Sheets #1 Clinically Proven Scar Treatment Now Available Over the Counter Gold Standard* Safe & Effective Latex & Drug Free Self-Adhesive; Low Profile Convenient 1x Daily Use 1 Month Supply Technology Used by Burn Centers, Plastic Surgeons and Hospitals Shrinks, flattens and fades new and old scars up to 1" in diameter Minimizes formation of new scars Nearly invisible disc stays on all day or night and is ideal for small scars ScarAway Daily Discs are indicated for use in the treatment and prevention of small abnormal scars, including hypertrophic scars and keloids, often resulting from: Mole Removal, Biopsies, Acne, Small Surgeries, InjuriesBurns, Kids' Scrapes, Bug Bites and much more. ScarAwaymedical grade silicone Daily Discs are made with an advanced silicone technology, the latest innovation used by plastic surgeons, burn centers and hospitals around the world. ScarAway's clinically proven technology diminishes the appearance of scars both new and old, restoring skin to a more natural texture and color. Used after surgery or injury, our advanced technology helps treat and prevent abnormal scar formation.

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Quantum QT049 Scar Reducing Herbal Cream 21 grams

Quantum QT049 Scar Reducing Herbal Cream 21 grams

Description:Our herbal scar treatment can help your skin appear free and clear of scars stretch marks and other related skin blemishes. Quantum Derma scar treatment contains 14 natural food grade healing ingredients designed to soften and reduce the appearance of scars and moisturize the skin.Significantly improves the appearance of existing scarsHelps prevent the formation of scars on newly healed woundsHelps scars resulting from surgery burns injury and acneGreat for stretch marksScar treatment helps scars appear softer and smootherExcellent for calluses scar tissue and other skin hardeningReduce visibility of scarsSmooth soften and diminish appearance of scars MoisturizesAll NaturalThe Inside Scoop:Treatment for Scars Newly Healed Wounds and Stretch MarksIngredient Details:Onion Extract Lysine Vitamin E Tamanu Oil Allantoin.

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Instantwriclereduser - a serum for the skin to instantly reduce wrincles and give it a smooth young look - This topical serum contains a peptid that works in the same way as botox. It makes wrincling cramps in the fine muscles under the skin cease. The serum also helps the skin to ratain moisture better, which also takes away wricles. The full effect lasts around 8 hours.

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A survey of acne treatment remedies and how these work


Acne is a process with several components occuring in the hair follicles that come in a specific order. The skin can however will often have follicles in all the stages simulatnously. The stages are:

- Excessive production of sebum in the glands around the hair follicles.

- Clogging of the pores by a blending of sebum and dead skin cells.

- Gathering of sebum in the clogged heir follicles.

- Inflammation caused by irritation from the accumulated substances and chemicals producd by brekdown of these.

- Infection in the propped hair follicles and added inflammation caused by the infection, transforming the follicle to a typical pimple.

- Destruction of skin tissue due to infection and inflammation.

- Rupture of the infected hair follicle or pimple.

- Healing of the damages.

- Scarring due to damages that are not completely healed.

Remedies to treat acne can be pharmacological preparations based on syntetic effectors, they can be wholly naturally composed or a blending of these two cathegories of ingredients. The basic prunciples used in these remdeies are:

- Dissolving and cleaning away the comedones, that are the fatty props that barr for the outlet of sebum from the hair follicles and make the sebum gather.

- To kill bacteria that infect the propped heir follicles.

- To help the natural cleansing processes in the skin to work more efficiently.

- To normalize physiological processes in the body that caused excessive production of sebum.

-To partially block stages in the production of sebum in the skin.

- To reduce inflammation in the skin caused by acne.

- To stimulatie the skin to heal from damages caused by acne.

Acne treatments drugs can exert one or more of these effects and components in the drugs can each provide one or more of the effects. It is not allways clear exactly what action that the different components have. Sometimes one only knows that a component helps to heal acne. Treatment remedies for acne can both be topical to apply on the skin and systemic to be taken by mouth.


There are several types of rinsing products to choose from.

The simplest of these are acne treatment bars to be used by the daily wash. These bars contain substances soluted in the soap that can help to dissolve the plugs in the pores and substances that fight bacteria.

Then you have rinsing solutions, usually called acne wash or acne cleansers, especially made to dissolve the comedones in your pores, and to make the environment in your skin unfriendly to bacteria causing infection. Some of these products are meant to rinse your skin with one or more times a day after the regular wash and then to be flushed away. Others are meant to remain on your skin until the next regular wash.

If your skin is heavily clogged by comedones or the acne process has produced heavy amounts of fatty deposits on your skin you can occasionally use stronger rinsing media, called acne peels or acne shrubs. With these media you can dissolve and shrub away the stuff clogging the pores, and also take away excessive horny layers and hard fatty deposits that make your skin surface irregular. These media contain strong dissolving substances and mineral powders with an abrasive effect, and should be used cautiously so that you do not hurt your skin.


After the wash or rinsing, you can apply some treatment product that shall remain on your skin during the day or during the night. Many of these products are also good as foundation for make-up. The products have varying physical consistency and are often called acne lotions, acne creams or acne gels. The products have these effects:

- Making your skin soft and elastic.

- Protecting your skin against the environment.

- Acting further to dissolve the clogging of your pores.

- Alleviating inflammation and soothing itching or burning sensations.

- Killing the bacteria causing infection or making an environment hostile for the bacteria.

- Stimulating the skin to clean itself from within.

- Stimulating the skin to heal.

- To be used as a isolating layer between the skin itself and cosmetics


You can also find drugs to be taken by mouth against acne. Many of these drugs kill the bacteria infecting the skin by acne. Others are designed to give a broader range of effects, like:

- Making your skin produce more fluid sebum so that the comedones dissolve from within.

- Stimulating the immune system to fight bacteria and to clear out impurities in the skin tissues.

- Stimulating your skin to heal.

- Giving your skin building nutrients necessary to heal.


In modern acne treatment drugs natural ingredients are extensively used because many of these often give less side effects than syntetic pharmacological substances.

- Aloe Vera extract, Viola tricolor extract and Rose hip oil, are often used in oral and topical products to reduce inflammation and to stimulate healing.

- Azelaic acid: The substance is a carboxylic acid found in some corn species and also produced by yeasts normally found on the skin. This substance stimulates the division and renewing of cells in the follicles and the skin. Thereby it causes the comedones to be pushed out. It also works against the bacteria infecting the skin by acne and reduces inflammation. It can however produce skin irritation in strong solutions. It is used in topical products.

- Bioflavonoids: These are antioxidant substances produced by plants that protect against tissue damage. Many of these give fruits or other plant parts bright colors. Bioflavonoids are often included in oral acne treatment drugs to counteract tissue damage and ease healing.

- Echinache extraxt: Extract of the herb Echinachea is a mild ingredient often used in topical products to dissolve the comedones and to counteract bacterial growth.

- Gum guggul extract: Gum guggul is the resin from the indian Commiphora mukul tree. Gum guggul extract used in oral products have an anti-biotic effect against the bacteria infecting the skin by acne and alleviates inflammation. It also seems to reduce pus formation and tissue destruction by severe acne.

- Methylsulphonyl methane: This substance furnishes sulphur in a form usable in the rebuilding of skin damage. It is often combined with molybdenium to ease the use of this sulphur. It is mostly used in oral products.

- Plant oils: Evening primrose oil, olive oil, flax seed oil, borage oil, soy oil and wheat germ oil are used in oral and topical products for several purposes. They contain essential fatty acids and vitamins that stimulate healing. The oils can also help to dissolve the comedones. They are also used to give topical products the right consistency.

- Lecithine: Lecithine is a blending of phospholipids. These phsopholipids are very important building blocks of the cells in the body and also contain smaller elements used as effector tools and hormons in many processes. Lecithine is used in oral products to stimulate rinsing processes in the skin and to stimulate skin reduilding after damage.

- Salicylic acid: This substance is an antibacterial effector found widespread in the nature. It is used in topical products to dissolve comedones in the pores and to help fight bacteria. Salicylic acid is perhaps the most frequently used ingredient in topical acne products.

- Sulphur: Sulphur is used in topical cleansing products to dissolve comedones, dry up the skin and to rub away irregularities. It can sometimes cause too much peeling and can irritate the skin. Sulphur works partially by a mechanical rubbing action, since it is a crystallic substance and partially by the dissolving and anticeptic actions of sulphur oxides and sulpuric acids that sulphur allways contains in small amounts.

- Tea tree oil: This is an oil containing essential fatty acids obtained by steam distillation of leaves of the Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia. The oil helps to dissolve the comedones and works against bacteria and fungi. Tea tree oil has very few side effects.

- Vitamins and minerals: Both oral and topical acne treatment drugs often contain vitamins, vitamin-like susbstances or minerals, as vitamin A, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E, folic acid, beta-carotene, copper, zink and selenium. These substances are working tools in the body, and they may effectivize cleaning processes, the immune defence and the regeneration from damages exerted by acne. In addition many of these substances are anti-oxidants that protect the skin against damages. Vitamin E and A also help to reduce inflammation. Zinc seems to be the most effective mineral for acne treatment.


Pharmacologically synthetic substances are traditionally used in acne medicines. These are very effective, but carry a heavier risk for side effects. Drugs containing these substances are often bound to prescription.

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are used both in topical and oral products to treat the infection that is a component of acne. Topical antibiotcs have fewer side effects than oral ones. Antibiotics used against acne are tetracycline variants, erythromycin, clindamycin, stivamycin, sulfacetamide and trimethaprim.

Bezoyl peroxide: The substance is mostly used in topical acne products to kill bacteria and dissolve comedones. Benzoyl peroxide often produce dryness and irritation in the skin. These side effects may however go away after some times use.

Resorcinol: Resorcinol is used in topical products to kill bacteria and to dissolve comedones and other deposits. It is also effective against itching. It can cause too much peeling and can irritate the skin.

Vitamin-A-like compunds (retinoids) - Tretinoin, isotretinoin (Accutane), tazarotene, adapalene and others: These products stimulate the skin to clean away the comedones. Basically they stimulate the cells in the epidermis to divade faster and to scale off old cells faster. This increased cell proliferation exert a mechanical effect on the comedones so that they are pushed out. The components can also stimulate the skin to heal from damage. An uncautious use of the substances can however also irritate the skin and effect too extensive scaling off of cells in the epidermis and thereby hurt the skin.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is nutritional in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.