Just when you thought your teenage skin woes were over, a pimple pops up on your face. Trust us, we’ve all been there. And it always seems to happen when we’re under a lot of pressure or stress and hoping to look our best.
There are hundreds of acne treatments that you can buy, ranging from a few bucks up to hundreds of dollars for professional treatment. So which ones are the best? (Hint: it’s not the most expensive treatment.) To answer that question, we scoured the TBF archives and rounded up five of our favorite acne-fighting products, all under $10. All of these products have either been featured on our site before or have received a rating of between four and five stars online.
Best Acne Products on a Budget
1. OXY Clinical Clearing Treatment
Why It’s Awesome: It’s rare to find prescription strength acne treatments for under $10, but the OXY Clinical Clearing Treatment is a great acne-clearing product that just happens to be cheap. This product’s claim to fame is that it kills 99 percent of acne-causing bacteria, which leaves you with exceptionally clear skin. You can also use it every day and find it at most drugstores and big chains.
Where to Get It: $7.99 at Target.
2. Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser
Why It’s Awesome: This is a gentle cleanser that you can use multiple times a day without it drying out your skin. The biggest benefit is that this product is oil-free, because let’s face it, the last thing we need to add to our faces is oil when we suffer from oily skin. Kathryn uses this product on a daily basis.
Where to Get It: $5.99 at Drugstore.com.