I was going through my to do list for my blog posts and realised I have never done a compilation on best acne treatment creams so I will be listing Best Acne & Pimple Treatment Creams/Gels available in India.Some of the options are available Internationally as well.So lets just quickly brush up on the type of treatments gel/creams available before we proceed to the options available.Often one or combination of two of them give optimum results with respect to acne treatment.
Class Of Treatment:
|Severity/Degree Of Acne||Details||Examples|
|Mild-Moderate Acne||Topical Antibiotics are commonly prescribed for Mild-Moderate Acne usually in combination with other stronger acne treatment containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid or retinoid.Topical Antibiotics rarely have any side effects unlike retinoids etc.But greatest disadvantage is antibiotics are not long term treatment for acne because the p.acnes bacteria develop resistance and topical antibiotics stop working on acne.You can read more about it HERE.In such case,it is advisable to switch to glycolic acid or retinoid creams.||Clindamycin, Metrogyl|
|Mild-Moderate Acne||Nicotinamide is Vitamin B3 derative which treats acne inflammations and lightens blemishes.||Glintra Gel, Actreat Gel,Nadoxin Gel|
|Mild Acne||Salicylic acid treatments gels are Beta-Hydroxy acid which are commonly prescribed for Mild acne,Open pores and Blackheads.||Sebogel, Sebonac|
|Moderate-Severe Acne||It is Alpha-hydroxy acid which kills bacteria,lightens scars and rejuvenates skin.It treats acne as well as acne scars.It also has anti-aging benefits since it promotes collagen synthesis.||Olliza gel, Sefpil, Triacneal|
|Moderate-Severe Acne||It is powerful treatment which effectively kills acne causing bacteria.||Benzac AC, Epiduo|
|Moderate-Severe Acne||The most powerful treatment for acne and scars.Retinoids are Vitamin A derivatives which are very beneficial for skin as they promote collagen synthesis.It treats both acne as well acne scars.It also has anti-aging benefits.||Epiduo, Retino A/AC, Triacneal, Nextret Gel,Supatret Gel|
1)Metrogyl Gel Plus
3)Glintra Gel / Actreat Gel
7)Benzac AC Gel
10)Retino A/Retino AC Gel
1)The above mentioned compilation is for general information purposes only so that you can discuss your options with your doctor and use them under medical supervision only.Some of the options like Triacneal,Ethicare remedies Sebogel,Sefpil,Actreat are over the counter products and are easily available online and offline.
2)Know your Skin type and Severity of acne(Mild/Moderate/Severe Acne) before you explore your options.
3)These acne treatments comes with side effects.Read here: How To Deal With Acne Treatments and Its Side Effects? and What is Acne Purging?
4)Relying only acne treatment cream or gel won't entirely help treating acne so it is important to follow acne regimen and use oil-free and non-comedogenic skin care products.
6)Acne is caused due to hormonal imbalance.If you are suffering from PCOS,Thyroid problems,Insulin resistance etc then read: Acne & Causes Of Acne
5)Try our tested and effective acne regimens which has helped many people clear their acne:
Mild Acne: Metrogyl Acne Regimen
Moderate-Severe Acne: Epiduo Acne Regimen