The Best Acne Treatments We've Tried

The best acne treatments that we've ever tried.
Gab about skincare with us!

Acne - what’s it good for? Whether you deal with the occasional flare up or recurring acne, we can all agree we’d be better off without it. Luckily, here at Couturesque, we choose to do what we can to proactively overcome this issue. We’ve curated a list of the best acne fighters for your epidermal delight, beloved across our staff and all of our differing skin types. From cystic acne obliterators to sensitive skin protectors, here is a list of the products that have helped clear up and control our acne woes, and should help yours as well!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum ($29 at
 Our former Beauty Editor Alyssa Manuel swears by this serum that unclogs pores and hydrates the skin. Packed full of Vitamin C, organic aloe, and salicylic acid, this serum is good for oily, blemish-prone skin types... and for those of us who might forget to wash our faces before bed every night.

Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash ($9 at
Taylor Warner, our PR and Marketing Director, recommends this product for combination skin types. This cleanser is made without harsh chemicals and is hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, making it a perfect wash for sensitive skin as well.

Origin's Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin ($4-26 at Sephora)
The name says it all!  This mask is perfect for keeping impending breakouts at bay - whether they're hormonal or a cystic flare-up.  Our Editor in Chief Tia Elisabeth Glista loves that it has camphor in it - an herb known for its purification powers, as well as its use as an effective alternative to harsh (often borderline toxic) preservatives often found in other cosmetics.

Lush Grease Lightning Tea Tree Cleaner ($14.95 at
Tia also praises this product’s extreme effectiveness for on-the-spot treatment. Soothing blends of thyme and rosemary mixed with tea tree oil and aloe create a cleansing and hydrating gel to target larger spots or spread evenly over cystic breakouts.

Organic Coconut Oil
Natural and scrumptious smelling, coconut oil used as a moisturizer after cleansing has helped my skin become more smooth, clear, and dewy. It can even help heal recurring acne and redness!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Recommended to me by a friend who deals with recurring acne, he says that it fixes acne flare ups over night. This should be used sparingly as too much could potentially dry up sensitive skin and it can have a strong smell.

Do you have a skincare regimen or Holy Grail product that keeps your skin in line?  Any tips for acne acceptance and staying confident about your complexion, regardless of how clear it might be?  Drop us a comment - we'd love to start a dialogue about what products you think that we (or each other!) should try... or even shouldn't?

Images c/o @joellehyman

Read more: What to know about serums, plus the most wanted hair trends of 2017.

Christine Bradshaw is our Junior Beauty Editor and the smart, witty elbow grease behind a lot of our photoshoots, topic ideas, and Snapchat stories.  Her social media handle is @c_braaadshaw.

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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief