Best Creams for Acne and Pimples

Acne is a problem that all of us experience at some point in our lives. For most of us, this problem leaves us after our adolescence. However, there are also those of us, who continue suffering from these ugly acne and pimples throughout our life. So if you find an ugly growth on your face, try not to pick or scratch it. Simply use one of the many creams for acne and pimples, and you will be pleased with the results.

What are Acne and Pimple Creams?

These are specially formulated cosmetic products for treatment of acne and other related skin problems. These preparations contain chemicals which fight the acne and pimple causing bacteria or treat the clogged pores that become inflamed and red. You will usually find two types of such creams. First is the over the counter type creams that are available in any departmental or drug store. These are ideally suited for pimples and acne that plague you every now and then. The other type is the prescription strength creams which are usually prescribed by a doctor treating you for any kind of skin conditions which may cause pimples and acne on your skin.

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Top Acne and Pimple Creams in India

Here are the most effective and best selling acne and pimple cream brands available in India. Most of them are available at local drugstores and departmental stores.

Himalaya: Himalaya’s Acne-n-Pimple cream is a natural, Ayurvedic formulation used for the treatment of acne and pimples. The cream contains an astringent base, which cools your skin and kills acne causing bacteria. A 20 gm tube is priced at Rs. 45.

Jovees: A leader in cosmetic preparations in India, Jovees recently launched its Anti Acne & Pimple Cream. The cream is specially designed for oily, sensitive and acne prone skin that experiences regular acne breakouts. A 60g tube is available for Rs. 185.

Garnier: With its innovative and over the top products, Garnier has become a household name in India. The Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Pimple Control Pen is another innovative product that dispenses anti acne medication through a roll on applicator mounted on a pen styled tube. This extremely convenient to use pen contains both the purifying salicylic acid and astringent. A 10 ml tube costs Rs. 99.

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Biotique: For long, Biotique has been known to be among the more expensive cosmetic products. However, this does not take away from the fact that Biotique offers a range of herbal products with active ingredients that are highly effective for any kind of skin. The Biotique Bio Winter Green Spot Correcting Anti-Acne Cream is a similar product and contains purifying neem and turmeric extracts as its main ingredient. This product is perfect for oily skin and is available in a 16g tube for Rs. 199.

Lotus: For fans of herbal products, Lotus is a trustworthy brand of choice. The Lotus Herbals Tea Tree Anti-Pimple & Acne Gel contains tea tree oil as its main active ingredient. This is purifying oil with astringent properties and is ideal for skin that is prone to breaking out. This cream regulates the oil producing sebaceous glands of the skin, therefore preventing acne and controlling pimples and blemishes. A 100 g bottle is priced at Rs. 245.

VLCC: The VLCC Acne Care 3 Day Acne Corrector with Clove & Menthol is the ideal product for skin prone to infection and acne. It’s cool and soothing action prevents infections and promotes glowing, healthy skin growth. This spot correcting cream claims to be able to cure pimples and acne in 3 days. A 6g tube is priced at Rs. 79.

Vicco: Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream WSO Cream is the oldest Indian brand, and a name synonymous with healthy, glowing and acne free skin. The cream, based on the natural ingredient turmeric, is full of the purifying and antiseptic qualities of the herb. A 30g pack is priced at Rs. 53.

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Neha started her career as a research associate with the Azim Premji Foundation and went on to lead several development programs with various NGOs. In her free time she loves travelling and writing.