Whether we have acne-prone skin or the occasional zit that pops up unexpectedly, having a great pimple treatment cream or gel in your beauty stash is certainly helps make sure you get rid of those pesky blemishes as soon as possible.
Tea tree oil, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide are some of the ingredients you may usually see in pimple treating products because they have been proven to help prevent and heal blemishes. However, the best pimple creams and gels usually offer more than just having these ingredients in their formula. They also make sure that the amount is just right to heal your pimples without drying out your skin, while also moisturising or soothing the affected area so your complexion looks better.
If you’re looking for a pimple combating solution that works, here arer 17 best pimple creams and gels that have received glowing reviews online.
1. A’PIEU NonCo Tea Tree Tok Powder
The A’PIEU NonCo Tea Tree Tok Powder comes in powder – an interesting form that the brand promises to be gentler. The formula includes star ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Madecassoside, & Centella Asiatica, and it helps to soothe any active or hormonal breakouts. The size of this product is also ideal to bring on the go. All you have to do is to pat the powder onto affected area. Many reviewers said that this helps to reduce redness and the size of their acne significantly. It also doesn’t dry the skin out, something that many acne treatment products tend to do.
A’PIEU NonCo Tea Tree Tok Powder retails for USD8 (about SGD10.90) and is available at Soko Glam.
2. Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel Moisturiser
This product is great for soothing irritated skin, providing hydration, and brightening the skin. Many who have used the Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel Moisturiser praise its lightweight texture and love that it doesn’t leave any stickiness behind. It absorbs quickly, helps calm down the skin, and does not aggravate existing acne.
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel Moisturiser retails for SGD25 and is available at Peau Peau Beauty.
3. COSRX AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream
With Zinc Oxide, Centell AC-RX Complex, & Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, the COSRX AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream helps to soothe skin irritation caused by external factors. Its gentle formulation also does not leave the skin dried out. Users love this product for its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties as it protects and repairs the skin at the same time. It’s one of the best acne combating skincare products around – for sure!
COSRX AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream retails for SGD30 on Shopee. (There’s a discount going on on Shopee at the time of writing, and it’s retailing at only SGD18).
4. COSRX Centella Blemish Cream
Made with all-natural ingredients, the COSRX Centella Blemish Cream aims to calm, hydrate, and at the same time create a protective barrier on the skin. Reviewers notice a significant reduction in redness and inflammation on the skin after using this product.
COSRX Centella Blemish Cream retails for SGD30.90 and is available at Watsons.
5. Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream
Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is a gentle cream and ideal for those with sensitive skin. Its star ingredient, Guaiazulene helps to reduce redness and calm skin sensitivity from sun exposure. Reviewers said that they wake up to smoother and hydrated skin after applying it. Although it is in a creamy consistency, reviewers also shared that the product absorbs quickly into the skin. This is definitely one of the best pimple treatment products you can find.
Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream retails for SGD29.90 on Guardian. (At the point of writing, it is only retailing at SGD20.90 on the Guardian website because of an ongoing promotion. Check it out now before the promotion is over!)
6. DR. JART+ Cicapair Calming Gel Cream
This isn’t just a spot treatment product but one that helps to soothe troubled skin with the Tiger grass complex. Perfect for those with acne-prone skin and sensitive skin, this ultra-light moisturising gel from Dr. Jart+ is non-sticky, and you’ll love that it has a herbal scent that will leave you feeling relaxed.
The DR. JART+ Cicapair Gel Cream retails for SGD57 and is available at Sephora.
7. Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Spot Treatment Mask
Made with rare clay found in the Siberian Lakes, the Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Spot Treatment Mask is packed with skin rebalancing and clarifying properties. It helps to retain skin moisture and extract toxins and impurities from deep within the pores. With regular use, reviewers notice their skin feeling smoother, cleaner pores, and experience less redness!
Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Spot Treatment Mask retails for SGD35 and is available at Sephora.
8. I’m From Mugwort Mask
This is a wash-off mask that is formulated with Mugwort harvest directly from Ganghwa County, Korea. Full of natural goodness, this mask will help to detoxify and nourish the skin. Beauty vlogger Soo Beauty has nothing but praises to offer for this product. Soo recommends popping the mask into the refrigerator for a while before slathering it on. It keeps skin cool while purifying it at the same time.
This retails for USD35 (about SGD47.76) and is available at Wishtrend.
9. Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Treatment
Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Treatment is a top pick for many people when it comes to acne treatment. We can definitely see why. The treatment is formulated with Sulfur and Salicylic Acid, both are proven ingredients to combat acne. A little application goes a long way, so this bottle can actually last a long time. Reviewers agree that it is best applied on hormonal acne or when acne is about to pop for best results. One of the best acne treatment products in the market – definitely so!
Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Treatment retails for SGD40 and is available at Sephora.
10 .Leaders Insolution Tea Tree Relaxing Skin Renewal Mask
Simple and convenient to use when you find yourself dealing with troubled skin, the Leaders Insolution Tea Tree Relaxing Skin Renewal Mask does all the work for you. With its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it soothes and heals irritated skin. Regular users see an improvement in skin texture and experience less breakouts!
The Leaders Insolution Tea Tree Relaxing Skin Renewal Mask retails for SGD4 each and is available online at Sephora.
11. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Another top pick when it comes to acne treatment is Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion. The calamine, Salicylic Acid, and other fast-acting ingredients in this product help to heal and dry acne with just one application. Simply dip a cotton bud into the bottom of the treatment, dab on affected area, and you’re good to go. Although it is called a drying lotion, it is not drying on your skin at all and reviewers say that it helped scars from forming after the acne has subsided. No wonder this has been touted one of the best acne fighting products around!
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion retails for SGD36 and is available at Sephora.
12. Medicube Red Erasing Cream
The Medicube Red Erasing Cream is the ideal product to use for acne aftercare. A mild cream that is suitable for all skin types, it helps to lighten dark spots and acne scars, brighten skin tone, all while strengthening skin barrier at the same time. Regular application has allowed users to see an improvement in skin discoloration. In their reviews, they said that their skin felt hydrated and smooth due to its moisturising and exfoliating properties. If you like this product, you may also want to check out our review of Medicube products.
The Medicube Red Erasing Cream retails for SGD37 and is available at Guardian. (There’s an exclusive promotion going on at the time of writing and it’s going at only SGD25.90. Grab it from the Guardian website before the promotion ends!)
13. Origins Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel
The Origins Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel is formulated with an anti-spot technology and exfoliators that help correct post-pimple discoloration, reduce redness, and eliminate excess oils and pore-clogging debris. Many reviewers recommend applying a small amount of this product on acne at its early stages, overnight. You will notice a reduction in size and redness, without the skin feeling overly dry.
Origins Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel retails for SGD33 and is available at Origins boutiques and counters, and Sephora.
14. OXY 5 Mentholatum Acne Pimple Medication
The OXY 5 Mentholatum Acne Pimple Medication is a spot treatment that is readily availabl in Singapore. This treatment comes with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide concentration that will get to the root of the problem by killing the bacteria, unblocking pores, and drying up excess oils and sebum. The concentration of Benzoyl Peroxide in this is quite strong, therefore, go easy with application to prevent over-drying the affected area! Many noticed that this treatment works best with mild to moderate acne and whiteheads.
The OXY 5 Mentholatum Acne Pimple Medication retails for SGD6.80 and is available at Watsons.
15. SebaMed Clear Face Anti-Pimple Gel
The SebaMed Clear Face Anti-Pimple Gel is a travel-friendly spot treatment that helps to calm any inflammation on the skin with its anti-bacterial properties. The gel formula is cooling enough to reduce the appearance of redness and is best used on acne that has just emerged.
The SebaMed Clear Face Anti-Pimple Gel retails for SGD10.30 and is available at Guardian. (There’s an ongoing promotion on the Guardian website at the time of writing and it’s retailing at just SGD7.20. Check out before the promotion ends!)
16. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
For those who can put up with its strong scent, The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil remains a holy grail for many people who deal with acne. Its purifying and anti-bacterial properties help to absorb excess sebum and kill bacteria present in the acne. Users find that this product helps to reduce acne without leaving any scars behind.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil retails for SGD35 and is available at The Body Shop.
17. Wellage Real Cica Clear Kit
The Wellage Real Cica Clear Kit is available in a one day kit or 10 piece per day kit, depending on your usage. It is formulated with Centella Asiatica, Hyaluronic Acid, and Cica Green Complex. Suitable for any skin type, especially those with sensitive skin! Beauty Vlogger Soo Beauty absolutely adores this product for its light texture, calming properties, and its ability to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
The Wellage Real Cica Clear Kit retails for SGD29.90 and is available online at Qoo10.