Cheap Acne Treatments

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.

Cheap Acne Treatments

1. OXY Clinical Clearing Treatment

Oxy 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
Clean and Clear 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

Catherine A.

Catherine A.

Catherine keeps you up to date on the most stylish beauty trends. A southern gal and avid blogger, Cat is armed and ready with a wealth of beauty knowledge to share with the world. Even though she's a die hard fashionista, she's also extremely frugal and loves sharing tips on "spending less and living more." When she's not writing, Cat loves teaching, taking dance classes, and spoiling her dog, Julep.
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