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Derma E's Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum helps to fight against blackheads, breakouts and cystic acne.
How to Use
Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
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.
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.
BeautyGuru72 from Colorado
I have combination oily skin and did not see significant improvement with this product.
Marla from Little Rock, AR
This thing works like a magic! I was having a hard time because I damaged my skin barrier by over cleaning my face and was breaking out so easily! This thing helped me to improve my skin barrier and keeps protecting my face from outside dirt!
Cynthia from Adelanto
I've used products from Clinique, lancome, Neutrogena,first aid beauty, Origins, and other brands but none have worked like this! I have sensitive skin and really bad cystic acne and I normally get them around my chin. They can grow to the size of a quarter and sometimes it forms like a cluster and it hurts a lot, there are even times where my chin swells but I use tea tree oil to help calm the swelling. I started using this serum in October and it's November now. This has cleared up my acne by A LOT! I do have acne scars left over like a bunch of red dots all over my chin but I know over time it'll fade and I don't get as much cystic acne as before and when I do it's not as big or painful and it doesn't last for more than a week! This has also helped clear out blackheads on my nose I used to get alot of blackheads and my pores were big but this has shrunk my pores and I get very little black heads. I use the serum twice a day, morning and night. Other serums have given me rashes or burns but this one didn't and I'm so happy I finally found something that works for me. I also use the dermalogica multi-active toner and sebum clearing mask.
July Crab from Annapolis, MD
This serum is gentle on my skin, not drying at all.
Georgia Girl from Midwest
wasn't expecting much but wow. this stuff is amazing. took bumps and redness down to nothing overnight. it's a little sticky though (probably the aloe) so it's not good under makeup, unfortunately, so best as a nighttime product.
Katieoil from California
My skin is oily and very acne prone. I decided to try this because it had good reviews. I like it, but I still break out every once in a while. I don't think I'll use it again, because I want to try something new, but I definitely recommend to someone who has light acne
Aly from SC
The past few months I've had horrible chin acne that doesn't seem to be mask related. Using this along with Thayers witch hazel has been a miracle!
Elizabeth from Undisclosed
All over my chin I get break outs from wearing a mask all day. This has really helped clear them up! Thank you!
907Runner from Wasilla. Alaska
I wanted to love this. I love everything else from this brand so, I decided to give this a shot. I got my skin under well enough control that I only break out during my time of the month. I started using this and my acne around my jawline continued to stay and was worse than it had ever been… for a month. I stopped using it and cleared up. Tried it again and it reappeared.
However, I have very sensitive skin and it did not burn. This just isn't for me.
J from Oklahoma
Best treatment for acne control I've found ! Works great and isn't overly harsh on skin! Great price point too .
Emily from Tennnessee
Since masks, my face has stayed broken out. I have tried so many products to clear my breakouts and skin texture. I have used this for a few months now and my skin has completely cleared. I have no breakouts anymore, not even during that time of the month. My skin is smooth and clear and this is my new FAVORITE product.
Dannie528 from CT
For reference, I am a 42 year old woman with oily acne prone skin. I often suffer from cystic acne and recently decided to try derma e after using another more expensive acne wash brand for years I have now been using the Derma E acne wash with this serum for weeks and I'm pleasantly surprised. My skin has been fairly clear with an occasional flare up which I treat with a sulfar spot treatment. I use this serum after the derma e acne facial wash and it is moisturizing enough for me, but like I said, I have oily skin. I think I would need additional moisture in the winter months but for the most part this serum would be enough for my skin. In addition to keeping my skin clear, I like that this serum has a slight mattifying effect. It really helps with oil control even in the hot summer months.
Ms Tonya from Atlanta, Ga.
I use these everyday and I love how it works on my skin, the best products I've used in a long time. so I would highly recommend these to anyone to use.
Trin from New York
Got rid of pimples on my cheeks in 3 days minimum
Saw difference in 1 day and had a clear face in 3. Used this every night totally worth it along with their deep pore cleansing face wash.
Alex from Undisclosed
Does not irritate my skin but it helping my complexion.
Tori from Undisclosed
I have tried so many acne treatments, but so far this one seems to be working. It doesn't irritate my skin either.
Emma S. from Iowa
I was super pumped when I found this product because it is a more natural way to get rid of my stubborn acne but after two weeks I saw no difference in my skin. I continued to use it for a month but the only change I saw was that I had very little blackheads left. I would recommend this product to someone who has dry or sensitive acne prone skin because it did not dry out my skin at all.
Hannah from Undisclosed
I will always buy my face products from Derma E!!! They are seriously the only thing that has completely cleared my skin up from acne.
Yelitza from Undisclosed
Lkh from Iowa
Doesn't do a thing except irritate my skin and I don't have really sensitive skin. Too many ingredients and not safe for acne skin ironically.
Michelle from Undisclosed
This product has helped me to manage my acne problem that I've been dealing with. Hormonal imbalance was causing me a lot of stress. But now it's so much better. I have little to no acne anymore since I've been using it.
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Jessica from Willamina, Or
I use this product for my cystic acne I get around my mouth and jaw. I used to be on multiple prescription acne medications and after finding this I no longer need it. I've never had anything work that wasn't a prescription. I started once a day and I could tell it helped my existing acne heal faster but I would still have some break outs so I went to twice a day and now I don't have a single zit on my face. I did go through a brief purging with this but it wasn't too bad because it kept them from getting as big and red and they normally would, so I would say if it's making your skin worse give it a good month before giving up on it. This doesn't make my skin dry at all and doesn't burn. Love it and will continue to buy!
Ash from Manhattan ks
I used this for 3 weeks expecting it to eventually work. It really doesn't. I think it might have been contributing to issues with clogged pores.