29 May 2012

Top 3 Anti-Acne Treatments


As many of you know, I've always had 'troublesome' skin; some days its combination and I have a T-zone oilier than Danny Zuko's 'do, then the next it's so dry its flaking off at my chin and nose - totally bipolar!

Since curing my acne with anti-biotics in 2011, I no longer get more than, say, 3 pimples at once! I dont have any milia and those painful blind pimples are a thing of the past! I'm no longer at war with my skin, but I still get breakouts on the regular, mostly around my period. I know a lot of women have the same sort of skin troubles as myself so today I am going to share with you my top 3 never-fail anti-acne treatments!

1. Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action  Deep Pore Scrub

This Product is AMAZING. It promises 'visibly clearer skin in 12 hours'  - and I attest to that! After using it just once, I noticed visibly reduced redness and size in the imperfections I was experiencing during 'that time of month', and after two days they were almost gone! I use this product every night in the shower after I've removed my makeup with a face wash.  I love how the grains in the scrub are course enough to feel it working, I can't stand scrubs with pathetic, soft granules!

The active ingredient in the Deep Pore Scrub is 2% Salycilic Acid, a proven anti-pimple agent. It removes the oils from your skin and leaves it feeling fresh and clean, and my skin even stays quite oil-free throughout the day. I've also noticed a significant decrease in the number of blackheads I get on my nose and chin!

I love this scrub so much I now buy two; one to keep in my shower and one to leave at my boyfriend Jack's house! 

2. Clearasil Deep Pore Cleansing Pads

This tub contains 65 white cotton-y pads, soaked in what smells like a POTENT anti-acne formula. The Rapid Action Pads also contain 2% Salycilic Acid, but seems much stronger than the Scrub.

This feels like microdermabrasion when you use the pads on your face, it feels as if every single dead skin and impurity is simply being wiped away! In fact, even after using my makeup remover and the Deep Pore Scrub in the shower, the pad still reveals a concerning amount of foundation and makeup that was left in my pores!

This product feels quite harsh to the skin, and for that reason I would suggest you test it out on a small portion of skin before using it on your whole face. It makes my eyes sting if I get it too close to my eyes and my skin feels a bit raw after using it, but my face has NEVER felt so perfectly clean and polished! I don't think I could live without this product, it makes my skin feel brand new! 

3. Benzac AC 2.5%, 5% and 10%

My sister I have both use Benzac for years. You can buy this at any pharmacy, it is a cream formula where the active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide. which promises to kill up to 94% of germs and bacteria in just a few hours.

 Benzac AC is a cream formula that you apply thinly all over your face before bedtime; this stuff can be harsh - after all it does contains peroxide! With the Benzac it's recommended that you start out with the 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide cream,  then work your way up to the 10%. If you don't, your face can react strangely by becoming red, swollen, and very itchy and irritated for a day or two. Another negative side effect is the dryness it causes, for me it removes the moisture from my skin so much it can become very dry and flakey. This can be addressed by using a moisturising gel every morning.

Despite the side effects, there is no doubt that this product works every time for me when it comes to pimples.

Well guys and gals, these were my TOP PICKS for anti-acne treatments - I hope they work for you just as well as they work for me! Have you heard or tried any of these products before?

Chloe xx


  1. I use garnier pure 3in1 which has salicylic acid+mineral complex. I'm guessing it would be quite similar to the clearasil rapid action. I find that the garnier product does a good job cleaning my skin, it doesn't get rid of my pimples but I find that it stops my face from being so oily. I then use an alcohol free toner followed by the body shop tea tree anti blemish control moisturiser. I bought a product from the chemist that's called skinoren cream, it contains 1g Azelaic acid. It's an exfoliant cream that I apply at night time, I find it does an okay job. I'm thinking of going on anti-biotics again as I found that it helped get rid of most of my acne. I was on doxycycline for a few months last year. The one thing I'm finding the hardest is getting rid of scarring/hyper-pigmentation. Any suggestions on that?

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    2. Acne is a BIG Problem that crosses the borders of age, gender, race and social status. Benzac AC is a topical water-based gel wiyh its active ingredient benzoyl peroxide perfect for the treatment of acne. Benzac AC aparts from its acne-treatment counterparts is that it does not contain alcohol and it is fragrance free. Read more at:

  2. Not sure how often you look at this... But why not post my question!
    I have been struggling with acne for 7plus years... I am almost 21 now and 5 years ago I finally(after many trial runs) figured out I was allergic to benzoyal peroxide. :-( big damper! And I am not sure I can afford going to a doctor! But the products you suggested in the video from your doctor sound great but I am wondering if I can use them allergy wise and with out a prescription or an easy/cheap way to get them prescribed to me...
    Some advise would be lovely. Than you!

    1. Liz Dardov17 May 2017 at 05:56
      Depending where you live you could get government insurance , but if you do have insurance already and are just saying you can't afford to go- a regular internal medicine or general doctor could prescribe medication for acne. You don't have to go to a specialist which usually cost more.. if your acne is extremely bad as to where it medically is affecting your life then your regular doctor can put in an approval for you to see a certain specialist that your insurance would approve of. But yeah it depends what country you live in, I'm not sure how your insurance system works.. if your allergic to benzoyal peroxide and not sylacic acid then you could use products with that at least.. but you've been struggling with acne for so long you really should go to your regular doctor and ask for a prescription.. my friend took acne medication for almost a year and his entire face has cleared up and the acne hasn't returned .. hope you're able to solve your acne if you haven't already!

  3. Best I have ever used is Monsia! :)

  4. Hi Chloe,
    I read about your post on top 3 anti-acne treatments and saw that you said "I dont have any milia and those painful blind pimples are a thing of the past!" Did you have milia in the past and how did you get rid of them? Also, how long did it take for you to remove them?
    Thank you!

  5. Hello Chloe,

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