Discover Your Ultimate Skincare Routine for Acne-Prone Skin

Whether you have persistent acne blemishes or the occasional breakout, it is essential to use a skincare routine that will help treat existing blemishes while also helping prevent future imperfections. Target blemishes with potent acne treatments and calm and re-balance skin with facial oils and moisturizers to discover clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Our Best Acne Treatments for Persistent Acne

More common in younger skin types, persistent acne is characterized by frequent acne breakouts as well as blackheads, whiteheads, and even excess oil. If you have persistent acne, start a routine with formulas that can help reduce oil, treat acne blemishes, and help prevent future breakouts.

Cleanse Away Impurities with an Acne Face Wash

If your skin is acne-prone, it is essential to effectively cleanse skin twice a day to remove dirt, oil and impurities. These impurities may clog pores which can cause blackheads, whiteheads and blemishes. Day and night, cleanse your skin with an effective acne cleanser with Salicylic Acid as the first step in your skincare routine for acne-prone skin.

  • Helps cleanse pores and remove traces of dirt and oil
  • Helps clear acne blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads and helps prevent new ones from forming
  • Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Frankincense and Ginger Root
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety

Balance & Soothe Skin with the "Blue Stuff"

After cleansing, moisten a sterile cotton pad with Kiehl’s iconic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion. Originally formulated in 1964, our toner for oily skin helps soothe and balance skin. Beloved for generations, this unique formulation inspired our entire Blue Herbal collection.

  • Effectively soothes and balances oily-prone areas
  • Can be used all over or as a spot treatment on problem areas
  • Formulated with Camphor, Menthol and Sodium PCA
  • A Kiehl’s customer favorite for more than 50 years

Target Blemishes with an Acne Spot Treatment

When you have an acne blemish, treat your breakout with our acne spot treatment with Salicylic Acid. Formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid, this potent preparation acts on affected areas to help clear blemishes.

  • Helps clear acne blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads
  • Leaves skin looking clearer and feeling more comfortable
  • Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Frankincense and Ginger Root
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety

Treat Skin with a Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin

Every day, whether you have breakouts or not, smooth on our efficacious moisturizer for acne-prone skin to help prevent new blemishes from forming. This unique moisturizer helps balance and mattify skin while penetrating pores to eliminate most acne blemishes.

  • Helps visibly reduce acne blemishes
  • Visibly minimizes pores for smoother skin texture
  • Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Cinnamon Bark Extract and Ginger Root Extract
  • Non-comedogenic

Defend Skin with a Daily Sunscreen

When your skin is prone to blemishes and imperfections, you may be looking to skip steps in your skincare routine. Sunscreen is a must-have formula to protect skin from external aggressors which can damage skin. Our lightweight facial sunscreen is non-comedogenic, so it will defend your skin without clogging pores.

  • Defends skin with SPF 50+ and pollution protection
  • Absorbs easily and leaves a matte finish
  • Formulated with UVA/UVB technology and Vitamin E
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety

Detoxify Skin with an Amazonian White Clay Mask

When your skin needs a deep detox, apply our Amazonian White clay mask to help draw out impurities and refine skin’s texture. Use this mask once or twice a week as part of your skincare routine for acne-prone skin to help visibly minimize pores and purify skin.

  • Helps visibly minimize pores and detoxify skin
  • Deeply purifies skin by drawing out toxins and dirt that can cause clogged pores
  • Helps reduce skin’s surface oil production by 46.7%*
  • Formulated with Amazonian White Clay and Aloe Barbadensis
  • Use 1X to 2X a week

*Based on results two hours after use vs. untreated skin.

Our Best Acne Treatments for Cyclical Acne

If your breakouts and blemishes are more cyclical, meaning that they come and go, we recommend supplementing your existing skincare routine with a few acne treatments. Cyclical acne is more common in adults and as you grow older you may want to target other skin concerns like dryness or fine lines and wrinkles as well as the occasional blemish or breakout. Enhance your routine with our Dermatologist Solutions™ Breakout Control™ formulas to reveal clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Target Blemishes with a Potent Acne Spot Treatment

When you have a breakout or blemish, apply an acne treatment with Sulfur and Vitamin B3 to help visibly clear skin. This efficacious formula helps rapidly reduce the appearance of acne breakouts while helping prevent new ones from forming.

  • Visibly reduces acne blemishes
  • Absorbs easily and blends evenly into skin
  • Formulated with 10% Sulfur plus Vitamin B3
  • Helps prevent new breakouts from forming

Help Reduce Breakouts with a Facial Lotion for Acne-Prone Skin

Care for your skin and help diminish acne breakouts by applying a daily acne treatment lotion with Salicylic Acid and Vitamin B3. This efficacious formula helps visibly reduce blemishes and helps prevent new ones from forming for clearer-looking skin.

  • Helps visibly reduce acne blemishes
  • Smoothes rough texture and helps reduce the appearance of dull skin
  • Formulated with 1.5% Salicylic Acid plus Vitamin B3
  • Helps prevent new blemishes from forming