Acne is one of the hardest skincare concerns to deal with. Sticking to a grooming routine, looking at a product's ingredients, and applying topical treatments are just some of the ways to get rid of blemishes. So, we've decided to put together a list of tried-and-tested products to treat acne.
Whether you deal with a small spot every now and then or suffer from moderate to severe acne, these will help soothe your skin and eradicate those spots. Here are the best men's acne treatment products you need to try for better skin. Take your pick.
1. Celeteque Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel
Celeteque's spot corrector gets rave reviews for its effectivity and price point. All you have to do is apply it to your blemishes every night and let it work its magic while you sleep. What it does is dry up your pimple and completely clear it out after a few days of use.
CELETEQUE Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel, P135, Beautymnl
2. COSRX AC Collection Acne Patch
If you're way too lazy to put on creams and gels, then COSRX's acne patches will do the trick. We're not kidding—all you have to do is stick it on. Each sticker is infused with centella asiatica to soothe and calm inflammation. Not to mention, the patch also reduces the chance of scarring.
COSRX AC Collection Acne Patch, P320, Beautymnl
3. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
This healing clay went viral a few years back and you should believe the hype. Along with clearing acne, it also cleanses, heals, and nourishes your skin. It's essentially a whole facial in a jar.
AZTEC SECRET Indian Healing Clay, P472, Beautymnl
4. VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Corrector
VMV Hypoallergenics' take on the spot corrector is a non-drying balm that suits sensitive skin. It has monolaurin, salicylic acid, silicones, and antioxidants to fully clear and calm your skin. As its name suggests, it also clears redness and irritation.
VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Red Better Spot Corrector, P580, SM Makati
5. Mario Badescu Drying Cream
This drying cream can dry out acne overnight (or two to three days, depending on how big your spot is). It works best on acne that's erupted to prevent it from getting larger and spreading out of control. Don't be turned off by its drying properties since the cream is aloe-rich.
MARIO BADESCU Drying Cream, P1000, Rustan's
6. Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Spot Treatment Cambrian Clay Mask
Here's another clay mask that does the job: Herbivore Botanicals' mask uses Cambrian Blue Clay, a rare clay found in Siberian lakes. This type of clay is coveted for its skin-balancing and complexion-clarifying properties. It's a long-term type of treatment that penetrates your pores to detoxify and deliver essential minerals.
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Blue Clay Spot Treatment Cambrian Clay Mask, P1124, Sephora.ph
7. Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment
The Blue Herbal Spot Treatment is specially formulated for acne-prone or oily skin. The key ingredient is salicylic acid, which is known for reducing acne breakouts. We also suggest using this with the other products in Kiehl's Blue Herbal line.
KIEHL'S Blue Herbal Spot Treatment, P1150, Greenbelt 5
8. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Anti-Breakout Pads with White Clay
First Aid Beauty has conveniently put its anti-breakout formula into pads. They're filled with everything good: white clay, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, willow bark, and charcoal. Just make sure to use it every day for clearer, brighter skin.
FIRST AID BEAUTY Skin Rescue Anti-Breakout Pads with White Clay, P1760, Sephora.ph
9. Tata Harper Clarifying Spot Solution
Spot correctors usually dry out skin, but not this one. Tata Harper's formula removes blemishes and leaves skin nourished. It uses natural ingredients to calm irritated skin and reduces redness.
TATA HARPER Clarifying Spot Solution, P1930, Sephora.ph
10. Kate Somerville Eradikate Mask
This innovative, gel-cream hybrid mask promises to clear acne breakouts, dissolve impurities, and minimize pores. It doubles as facial too by exfoliating dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and addressing oily skin.
KATE SOMERVILLE Eradikate Mask, P3159, Sephora.ph
* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.