While it’s true that acne treatments aren’t universal, there are also numerous proven products in the market that work for thousands of users. If you’re unsure what to try next to help your skin, you’ve come to the right place.

Daily Vanity has invited ten readers with varying degrees of acne conditions to try the complete Mentholatum Acnes skincare range for seven days to find out if the formulas are as effective as they say. Psst… You’ll be pleased to know that the average verdict for the Mentholatum Acnes total skincare collection was an impressive 4.3-star rating out of five!

Though everyone’s skin is different, sometimes what works for one person might just work for you, too. Keep on reading to check out the honest reviews and success stories by our pool of reviewers who have tried the complete Mentholatum Acnes skincare range for a full week.

Before we dive into the in-depth testimonials, here’s what you should know about the Daily and Treatment ranges from Mentholatum Acnes.

About Mentholatum Acnes’ total skincare solution for acne-prone and blemished skin

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Offering a comprehensive suite of acne treatments from facial cleanser to acne patches, Mentholatum Acnes is arguably the only brand with a complete regime formulated for oily and acne-prone skin to help you regain control of your skin over time with continuous uses.

With 14 years under its belt, Mentholatum Acnes boasts a gentle yet effective range of daily and treatment products that are formulated with the perfect balances between science and nature to give you the best of both worlds, and this has undeniably helped Mentholatum Acnes become the number one acne care brand in Japan.*

The Daily range is designed to cleanse, tone, moisturise, and protect with a streamlined skincare routine of face wash (five variants), toning lotion, moisturiser, and sunscreen, while the Treatment range consists of a treatment gel and acne patches in different thickness to help you spot-treat as and when needed.

What’s more, both lines are newly improved as the products now fortified with centella asiatica and a soap-free amino-acid base (for all cleansers) alongside salicylic acid (BHA), avocado extract, as well as vitamins C and E derivatives.

*Based on data collected by Intage Inc SRI from October 2016 to September 2018.

Mentholatum Acnes Daily and Treatment series review: 10 reviewers give their honest opinions and share their top favourites from the affordable acne skincare line

Mentholatum Acnes Daily and Treatment series
4.3

Summary

All reviewers were pleasantly surprised with each and every acne treatment by Mentholatum Acnes, which helped to care for their blemished skin without leaving behind any greasiness or stickiness – one of them was even a paying customer of the Anti-bacterial Acne Patch before the trial.

All of them also saw visible results on their skin within one week of usage, be it in reduction of acne breakouts and oiliness or improvement in skin softness, texture, and overall health.

A handful of them said the Daily and Treatment ranges worked better for them than other acne skincare ranges that they have used previously, and all reviewers were pleased that they did not experience any irritation from the products.

In fact, most of them agreed that the formulas have worked very well for their respective skin type while remaining gentle on their skin.

Wan Zhen, 28

Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive skin
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin, enlarged pores, blackheads and whiteheads, occasional acne, maskne

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I usually rely on acne patches as well as creams to spot treat whenever I notice my skin breaking out but certain creams that I’ve tried were over-drying my skin, which is why I’m happy that I trialled the Mentholatum Acnes skincare solution for acne-prone skin and loved it.

While the cleanser took slightly longer to lather and the toner had an aroma that I needed time to get used to, all the products didn’t feel harsh on my skin or dry it out at all. In fact, I wanted to continue using the products after trying them for the first time because they worked so well for my skin type!

The products all come in hygienic packaging too, which I really appreciate. I’d already seen results within the first seven days of usage and I believe that with consistent use, I’d be able to see even better improvements on my complexion.

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Oil-Control Moisturiser, because it’s lightweight and easy to spread. It comes in a hygienic pump bottle, too.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Anti-bacterial Acne Patch for Day & Night, because it removes impurities without hurting skin and stays put for hours.

Melissa, 32

Skin type: Combination skin
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin, enlarged pores, blackheads and whiteheads, occasional acne, maskne

While products I’ve used in the past worked for my skin, I didn’t like that my skin would start to flake and feel dry after using them even though they were all pretty effective in getting rid of the bumps on my face.

I was expecting my skin to have a similar experience during the trial of the acne treatments by Mentholatum Acnes, but I was pleasantly surprised that it did not feel dry or tight at all after using the products. In fact, my skin looked less dull, red, and inflamed after one week of usage!

On top of delivering what they promise to do for my skin, I’m also glad that the products did not clog my pores and my skin did not experience any irritation from using them exclusively for a week either.

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Powder Lotion, because it gives a cooling afterfeel and helps with oil control.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Anti-bacterial Acne Patch for Day & Night, because it greatly reduces pimple size and inflammation overnight and blends in so well with my skin tone.

Sherene, 32

Skin type: Combination-oily skin
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin, dehydration, blackheads and whiteheads, occasional acne, maskne

In contrast with the current acne treatment in my daily routine that showed really little improvement (which I think is due to low active ingredient content), the Mentholatum Acnes skincare series actually helped my skin look less red and inflamed within a week. My skin texture is more refined and my skin tone has become more even to a certain extent as well, thanks to the products.

Giving me an immediate decrease in skin oiliness and boosting my overall skin health within three days, I must say that this is the best skincare range for acne-prone skin I’ve tried. I also like that all the products are so fuss-free to use, even when I’m in a rush.

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Pimple & Oil-Controlling Foamy Wash, because it smells nice and does not dry out my skin.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Anti-bacterial Acne Patch for Day & Night, because it helps to shrink my pimple size and also speed up healing. Love this!

Gwen, 32

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Visible/enlarged pores, occasional acne, maskne

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I’ve always steered clear of any acne treatments because I believed that it would aggravate my blemished skin. So, you can only imagine my surprise when I was proven wrong by the Mentholatum Acnes skincare range.

All the products were surprisingly lightweight, gentle, and easy to spread, and none of them left any unwanted greasiness or stickiness on my skin. I’d enjoyed the formulas so much that I wanted to continue using them after trying them out for the first time.

In addition to reducing my acne breakouts significantly and restoring my skin health, I also did not experience any irritation from using the products exclusively for a week which is a major plus point.

Overall, I must say that the Mentholatum Acnes products really work and are definitely the stuff you need to get if you are looking for acne treatments that deliver what they promise to do for your skin.

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: UV Tinted Milk, because it offers great UV protection while remaining light and breathable on my skin.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Sealing Jell, because it’s fuss-free, easy to use, and convenient to carry around.

Jasmine, 31

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Occasional acne, maskne

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Mentholatum Acnes checked all the boxes for me because the products meet all the criteria that I look for in an acne treatment range: lightweight texture, non-sticky finish, provides quick absorption, and comes with an affordable price tag.

Not only did the products left no greasy or sticky residue on my skin, but my skin also felt more hydrated (not in an oily way) without experiencing any irritation from the formulas.

In fact, my skin looked and felt healthier than before after trialling the entire series. I’m so happy that these products have worked better for me than other acne skincare ranges that I have used previously, and I can’t wait to recommend them to my family and friends.

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Oil-Control Moisturiser, because I like its non-greasy, light formula.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Anti-bacterial Acne Patch for Day & Night, because it comes in different sizes which is very convenient.

Pei Ying, 24

Skin type: Sensitive, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Occasional acne

While the Mentholatum Acnes skincare products are all dressed in simple, unassuming packaging, you’d be genuinely surprised by the positive transformation that it delivers to your skin.

After trying them exclusively for seven days, I can safely say that the products deliver what they promise to do for my skin as my acne breakouts and oiliness have significantly reduced within four days after using them. I’ve observed improvements in the skin health department after a week, too.

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Powder Lotion, because it feels cooling on my skin and helps to control oil.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Anti-bacterial Acne Patch for Day & Night, because it adheres very well on the skin and is super effective too. I could see the oil or pus absorbed by the patch in the morning after leaving them on overnight, which is very satisfying to watch.

Cherry, 22

Skin type: Combination, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Textured skin, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, occasional acne, maskne, acne scarring

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If you must know, my first impression of the Mentholatum Acnes range was that the products seemed a little off to me because they had a very minty, almost alcohol-like scent.

I’m glad that I didn’t give up on the products despite the overwhelming aroma because they were extremely gentle on my skin and did not make it feel dry or tight after using. My skin felt softer within two days of using the formulas, and my rough skin texture has since become smoother too.

In just three days, my skin not only looked healthier but was also more hydrated and supple without feeling greasy.

All in all, I’m very satisfied with the instantaneous results that these acne treatments had given me and I’m especially glad that they’ve worked better for me than other acne skincare ranges that I have used previously

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Oil-Control Moisturiser, because it gives my skin a healthy and hydrating glow without any stickiness. It makes my skin smooth, soft, and supple too.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Sealing Jell, because it’s a moisturising formula and I can carry it around with me conveniently.

Xin Ni, 19

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Dullness, uneven skin tone, textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, occasional acne

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I used to diligently use certain acne treatments in my routine a few years back, but I’d since stopped using them as I did not see a difference – some even cause my skin to flare up after using them.

Even though I was slightly hesitant to use the entire Mentholatum Acnes range exclusively for the trial, I’m happy that I decided to give it a go anyway because the products worked so well for my skin – so much so that I wanted to continue using the products after I used them for the first time.

All the products were lightweight, mild, and easy to spread, and they did not cause any irritation for me at all. I especially enjoyed using the face wash because it instantly and noticeably reduced the oiliness of my skin within first use!

The products also hydrated my skin but not in an icky, greasy way, and they also helped to even out my skin tone to a certain degree. I also noticed that my complexion didn’t look as dull after using these products,

After one week of trialling this dedicated skincare for acne-prone skin, my skin definitely feels softer and more supple. Not only am I happy to find something effective that works for my skin without aggravating it, but I’ve also received compliments from my friends and loved ones after using these products. It’s a two thumbs up from me for sure!

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Pimple & Oil-Controlling Foamy Wash, because you only need really little for each use and it foams up nicely for me to wash the grime off my face without leaving it taut.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Anti-bacterial Acne Patch for Day & Night, because it’s my trusted acne patch even before the review – that should say a lot about the product!

Christine, 33

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Dullness, uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I have little patience when it comes to acne skincare because I am always looking for products that can deliver results instantaneously. While Mentholatum Acnes did not turn my skin around overnight, it did leave my skin looking and feeling healthier than before without damaging it because the formulas were so gentle and mild on the skin.

The products provided relatively quick results as well, as I noticed reduced acne breakouts within two days and my skin oiliness also decreased within five days. The facial cleanser, for instance, cleaned out my pores quite effectively. Meanwhile, it took about five to six days for me to see improvements in skin texture and health.

All in all, I liked that all the products are fuss-free to use even when I’m in a rush, and I had a pleasant overall experience trialling the Mentholatum Acnes collection

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Pimple & Oil-Controlling Foamy Wash, because it’s easy to use and has a nice smell and texture.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Anti-bacterial Acne Patch for Day & Night, because it’s convenient and a value for money.

Sandy, 23

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Persistent acne, maskne

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Previously, I used a very popular acne treatment brand to take care of my acne-prone skin but after reaping good results for the first two weeks, my skin must’ve gotten immune to the products because I no longer saw results after that. I also didn’t like the uncomfortably greasy feeling that the products left on my skin.

I’ve been looking for acne treatments that can deliver fast yet effective results within two to three days of usage and I’m glad to report that I found that in Mentholatum Acnes. Using the combination of Daily and Treatment ranges helped to reduce skin oiliness and rough texture, improve softness, and boost my overall skin health within three days.

The best part? I noticed that my acne breakouts lessened almost immediately after the first use! Not only did the products feel mild on my skin, but they also didn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight after using them each time.

Overall, these products have worked better for me than other acne skincare ranges that I’ve used previously. What’s even better is that I’ve received compliments from family and friends about my skin after using these products!

My top favourite from the Mentholatum Acnes Daily range: Powder Lotion, because it feels refreshing and absorbs easily.

My must-have from the Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range: Sealing Jell, because it’s gentle, scentless, and delivers immediate results.

Prices and where to find Mentholatum Acnes skincare

Here’s the price list of all the Mentholatum Acnes skincare products reviewed by our readers.

Mentholatum Acnes Daily range

  • Pimple & Oil-Controlling Foamy Wash: S$11.90
  • Powder Lotion: S$6.90
  • Oil-Control Moisturiser: S$16.90
  • UV Tinted Milk: S$16.90

Mentholatum Acnes Treatment range

  • Sealing Jell: S$9.90
  • Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch for Day (0.02mm): S$7.80
  • Anti-Bacterial Acne Patch for Night (0.03): S$6.50

Mentholatum Acnes can be found at Watsons, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice as well as Mentholatum’s official e-store on Lazada and Shopee.

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