Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Gentle BHA for Tret Purge
If you're not using any other actives and your skin is pretty bad, I would always recommend 2% bha. But if you're using prescription retinoids and your skin is super bad because purging is a nightmare, this serum is bomb. The salicylic acid is fairly weak but with tea tree and willow bark, it still effectively minimizes acne and helps heal bumps faster without the irritation common to most bha products.
Although I've been using this twice a day in combination with tret, my skin isn't red or dry. Ymmv, obviously, but thus far I'm impressed. Bonus points for vegan skincare options. My only disclaimer is that this is a weak product and probably won't do much if you're not in a position where you *need* a weaker formula. Sensitive skin will appreciate this one.
Most Helpful Critical Review Overall TERRIBLE Product.
This is one of the worst products I have ever tried. I have sensitive skin, yet I had minor acne at the time so me and my mother went out searching for a cure for my acne. We came across this, and mom said it would be perfect, so we bought it. I also bought it with a face wash of a different brand. I began using both products for my skin that wasn't prone to acne daily, since that was the instructions. A week passes by, and it seems my acne has gotten worse. I continue using it, since people say usually within the first couple weeks of using a new product, your skin will break out. A month passes by, and my skin is 20 times worse than it was before. My skin was dryer than it has ever been, and I constantly had to put moisturizer on. I would have really bad break outs and the pimples would remain for weeks. My mother said "maybe it's the cleanser" so I stopped washing my face, which only made things worse, so I stopped using both products on my face. A month later, whilst talking to my mother about my bacne, and how I had a minor break out, she says "why don't you use that serum you previously did?" Me, being the idiot I am, began using it on my back. Since then my bacne has only gotten worse and it hurts to even lay down, so I have officially stopped using this product all together.
Reviewed by 205 customers THANK YOU
Dani from Ventura County CA
I was suffering from hormonal acne after gaining weight through quarantine. I was depressed and tried everything from prescription, high end and drug store. My face is finally clear, I am so thankful to have found this. Even during my times of the month when I usually breakout I put this on, and swelling and redness clear up overnight. This product has a moderate tea tree oil medicated scent, but I do not feel that it lingers. I have extremely sensitive skin, and it did not sting at all! It did not try out my face either, and feel like a water based gel consistency. With this price, I feel you will definitely enjoy getting more out this product. Buy!
Jada from Denver, Colorado
Love this product, I'm definitely going to continue buying this product! 😍 cleared me up in just a couple of uses. 🥰
I will buy this again
Rinky from Altamonte Springs,Florida
After cleansing I massage all over my face and then go for the oil free sunscreen... working great so far ...
YtzelFC from New York, NY
I bought this serum for my brother because all of a sudden he was experiencing cystic acne at 24! He asked for my help, I did my research and got this. His skin is looking x100 times better. No new breakouts. And the old ones have been disappearing. He said he's not experienced any dryness and he's been using the Ordinary's moisturizer. 1st week he started with one application a day, 2nd week used twice a day. He's starting the 3rd week now and we'll see how it goes. But I needed to come here to rave about it because we've tried everything; from cleansers to serums. And this is the only thing that has helped
Mama NR from Albuquerque, NM
I love this serum!! It's not sticky bt not watery. Perfect consistency. Really believe it helps combat my acne!
Bought this in a pinch
Chris from Anaheim, CA
I bought this when I ran out of my usual salicylic acid serum, but tbh I ended up liking this one more. It has definitely improved the texture of my skin, helped clear up any blemishes, and when I do get break outs they're short lived thanks to this.
Too intense for me!
Sarah from Undisclosed
This was a little to much for my skin. I broke out like crazy and tried to keep using it to see if my skin would adjust, but that just made things worse. I highly recommend the Acne Rebalancing cream though! That one worked like magic!
dz from st louis
I seriously noticed overnight results with this product! I am using it twice a day on my 40+ deep pore, acne scarred, textured skin with no problems thus far. Just results. Softer, smoother skin for sure. and a fraction of the price tag of others!!!
Best Acne Treatment
Ivy from Los Angeles
Had to drop in and leave a 5 star review because I'm amazed by the results. I'm 28 and have oily, acne-prone skin and I get hormonal acne around my chin and jawline, so I've tried my fair share of acne products. I initially bought this because of the affordable price, and now that I'm using it I must say I am thoroughly impressed with this serum. I apply it 2 to 3 times a day after cleansing with the la roche-posay effaclar cleanser. It worked overnight to reduce my cystic acne and whiteheads. After the first night I tried it, I woke up the next morning and felt my chin and was shocked that I didn't feel any bumps. Treating acne takes patience, and this serum works so quickly, effectively, and reliably for me that it takes the stress out of the process. I typically use it all over my face, but I use it as a spot treatment, too. Plus it's much more affordable than the spot treatments I've been using. I will definitely be repurchasing this.
Blemish be gone
Hiba from Undisclosed
It helps to have this backing you up
Delaney from Okc
I love this serum! it's light and doesn't make my face feel dry or tight. it works great for hormonal acne! it also cleared up a spot on my booty in a few days. I'll buy this again!
YOU NEED THIS
Kate from Ohio
Ok so I usually never comment on an iteam I purchase, but I love looking at reviews before I buy something. THIS IS A GAME CHANGER!!!! I've suffered with cystic and hormonal acne, and in a matter of a few days, my skin is GLOWING, and my acne is disappearing. I've tried every product on the market, and this completely healed my red acne overnight. 10/10
Not strong enough
Angie from Dallas
I like the concept, but it is not effective. Mask acne continues in full force despite twice daily use. I will not purchase this again.
Saved me from the Masks
Emily from Arvada, Colorado
I have to wear a facemask almost 9 hours a day at work and was pretty bummed when my 30 year old skin started breaking out worse than I remember in Middle School.... I mean like it really added to the depressing times. I didn't want to even take my facemask off because at least I could hide behind it. I could cry over how happy I've been since switching to Derma-E during COVID. I started using this night and day and even spreading it inside the surgical mask where it rests on my skin. In ONE week I could tell it was making a difference. No joke. I tried everything else from vitamins to switching my diet to washing a mask every day and horrible creams that ruin your towels. This was just the right thing for my skin-type and situation and I feel like I have one less thing to worry about now. The little things can make it all better :) my skincare routine is now all Derma-E and my dermatologist is happy with me too.
Joy from Brownsville TX
This moisturizer delivers as promised! It's light weight & absorbs quickly & helps soothe my chafed face after wearing an N95 mask all day while caring for covid patients in the ICU. Super soothing!! Use w/ Derm-E moisturizer to help prevent "mascne"!
Jess from North Carolina
As you can see by the title, this stuff works great. I have oily, acne prone skin and this serum reduces the size of my acne overnight. Everyone's skin is different and I use this morning and evening if my hormonal breakout is bad. The serum is lightweight, not greasy at all. I use the serum on freshly washed skin and then follow up with the Vitamin C moisturizer.
An acne serum that actually works!
Em from Vancouver, BC
I've had stubborn hormonal acne break outs around my period for YEARS. They got worse when I started to have to wear a face mask for work due to COVID-19. I tried countless natural acne treatments and non worked. I started using this serum morning and night and it was worked like a DREAM within a couple of weeks. It doesn't dry out my skin which is a bonus and it smells super natural. The tube is quite large and has lasted me a loooong time. I am so happy I finally found a product that works to limit my break outs. I get the odd pimple here and there and when I do, I apply a little extra to the area at night and it's usually gone the next morning. Thank you DermaE for creating another great product!
Amazing for maskne
Shay from Chicago
I'm 22 yrs old with combo/oily skin. I don't usually leave reviews but this stuff has changed my skin. Before using this I had really bad maskne on the sides of my cheeks and painful pimples. after two weeks of using this I noticed a difference. I had no more clogged pores and my painful pimples started to go away. Now don't get me wrong I still get pimples here and there but they're not painful anymore. All that I have left now are the blemishes
jmace from Dallas
I used for a little over 2 weeks and saw no change. Seems a little watery for a serum too.
Sara from Las Vegas
I struggle with adult acne and have flair ups every couple months. I decided after trying almost everything to try this out.. within 2 weeks I noticed a huge difference in my skin and I've had no new outbreaks or pimples this stuff is a miracle worker! I use it every morning.
woah. overnight improvement.
kcaps from Michigan
I will say I was expecting a gradual reduction in blemishes. I'm going through a really, really bad breakout. but woah. this stuff. overnight my breakout was improved. two nights in, half of the pimples were gone. I was not expecting it to work this fast!! and on cystic acne too!! I will say though that I have combo skin, so I make sure to use this only at night with an ultra hydrating sleeping mask over top. if you have dry skin, you'll need to pair with hydration, otherwise, it'll dry you out pretty dang bad. once I'm through this breakout, I'll reduce my use of this product to no more than two times per week.
Laura E from California
I bought this product because I was breaking out occasionally. I have combination skin, and acne products usually dry out my skin. This serum cleared up my skin the first day I used it, and didn't dry it out either. I'm so impressed!
Jennifer from Undisclosed
I actually received this product in a free set. Another perk that I love about Derma e they always send out free sample sizes of other products for you to try and that is how I wound up trying this and it is a regular item in my night routine now. The first time I tried it I put it on a pimple that was at its "I'm here to stay!" stage. No exaggerations I woke up and the pimple was almost gone. Redness had gone down to a faded pink and it didn't hurt anymore. Whether you are a regular acne sufferer, or occasional and looking for something to keep it at bay, this is the golden product right here! Highly recommend the acne balancing cream, as well. I do not use it all over just in the areas that I am susceptible to acne and ever since starting with it, dare I say at the risk of jinxing myself I haven't seen anymore pimples. These products work and I cannot get over how crazy affordable they are with such amazing quality!
This really works!
Alisha from UTAH
this product really does work. I saw major results even after using just one time! I'm so amazed!
Definitely will be getting more!
Claire from Undisclosed
I use this after cleansing and adding a toner, everyday I can tell that my acne is going down, only been using for a week and it has already made a difference! Also smells great if you like tea tree!