Zits happen, so trust these unbiased reader reviews to tell you which acne products actually deliver
Sure, dealing with acne in your teens is cruel -- but in your 20s, 30s and 40s? That's just plain unfair. Here we uncover the top reader-tested acne-fighting products, as well as the products that did not deliver results, so you can save your time and money.
The Best: No. 6: Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion, $13.50
TotalBeauty.com average rating: 8.7*
Even those who have "tried everything and nothing worked" claim this product is "like a miracle..."
No. 5: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, $9
TotalBeauty.com average rating: 8.8*
"Just a dab with a Q-tip is all it takes for my pimples to be drastically reduced overnight..."
No. 4: Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads, $36
TotalBeauty.com average rating: 8.9*
"The pads smell great, clear up acne, soften up lines and get your skin glowy..."
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The FDA has approved a new prescription acne gel called Epiduo for use in patients 12 and older, and according to medical experts, Epiduo may be the best way to fight acne.
What is Epiduo: Epiduo, which is used once daily, combines two long-time acne treatments: benzoyl peroxide 2.5% and adapalene 0.1%. Adapalene is a retinoid sold generically and by the brand name Differin.
Galderma, the company that makes Epiduo, states in a news release that Epiduo is the "first and only" combination acne gel of its kind. Epiduo will be available in the first quarter of 2009, according to a Galderma news release.