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Kiehl's Since 1851Expertly Clear Acne - Treating & Preventing Lotion

Item 2620207

4.6 out of 5 stars. 1909 reviews
Size:2.0 oz


Kiehl's Expertly Clear Acne - Treating & Preventing Lotion is a targeted acne clearing lotion powered with 1.2% Salicylic Acid and 2% Niacinamide that helps visibly reduce acne and prevent future breakouts.



  • Kiehl's hydrating acne treatment lotion with 1.2% Salicylic Acid is specifically formulated to improve the appearance of acne by rapidly clearing pimples, fading post-acne marks, and helping to prevent future breakouts without over-drying skin.
  • Concentrated with 1.2% Salicylic Acid, 2% Niacinamide, Postbiotic Lactobacillus Ferment and Glycerin, this formula works as an all-over daily acne treatment that visibly clears acne and reinforces skin’s barrier without excessive dryness.

Research Results

  • Treats active acne with medicated 1.2% Salicylic Acid
  • Reduces the appearance of pimple size and color
  • Helps visibly fade post-acne marks
  • Visibly corrects uneven texture and tone
  • Helps prevent future breakouts
  • Suitable for acne-prone skin
  • Kiehl's formula is demonstrated to visibly smooth skin texture:
  • 100% showed clearer skin*
  • -31% post-acne marks*
  • 100% showed body acne clearing**
  • *Based on 76 subjects showing improvement in acne lesion during an 8 week study.
  • **Based on 25 subjects showing improvement in body acne during an 8 week study.

Key Ingredients

  • 1.2% Salicylic Acid: 1.2% Salicylic Acid is a medicated beta-hydroxy acid that helps to clear acne while exfoliating and refining skin texture within Kiehl's formulas. ​
  • 2% Niacinamide : 2% Niacinamide, the form of Vitamin B3 used within Kiehl's formulas, is known to help visibly brighten skin. When used in topical skincare formulas, Niacinamide can also help balance skin’s surface oil. ​
  • Postbiotic Lactobacillus Ferment​: Postbiotic Lactobacillus Ferment is a fermented ingredient that helps support a healthy microbiome. Within Kiehl's formula, it helps target acne.

How To Use

  • Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying Kiehl's acne clearing lotion
  • Apply thin layer to the affected area 1-2 times daily
  • Let fully dry before applying sunscreen
  • Can be applied in the morning and evening
  • Can be applied to the face or on the body, wherever acne breakouts occur


Water Glycerin Butylene Glycol Niacinamide Dimethicone Cetearyl Alcohol Isohexadecane Sodium Hydroxide Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate Laureth-4 Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 Propylene Glycol Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate Hydroxyethylcellulose Dimethiconol Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate Zinc Pca Glyceryl Stearate Peg-100 Stearate Silica Silylate Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate Maltodextrin Menthol Lactobacillus Ferment Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract Salicylic Acid 1.20%.

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