Best Pimple Cream: 2 Effective Ingredients

Updated on December 14, 2016

If you're looking for the best cream to get rid of pimples, you should know that there is no such thing as a “the best pimple cream.” Fact is, all of them have the same common ingredients, and contain either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

I know you’re contemplating it, popping that pimple. But before you do so you should know that if you pop a pimple, you risk spreading an infection and getting more! Also, you can end up having a scab. So, don’t go that route, regardless of how tempting it may be.

Rather than giving you a “top ten” list of pimple cream medications, which would be misleading, all you need to look for is that the aforementioned ingredients are part of the solution.

A face with a pimple.
A face with a pimple.

Benzoyl Peroxide: Comes in 2.5%, 5%, or 10% concentration levels. 2.5% has been shown to be just as effective as the 5% and 10% concentrations. Furthermore, the more highly-concentrated solutions can irritate your skin and may even make things worse. Mayo Clinic provides a list of products with this solution.

Salicylic Acid: Works similarly to its benzoyl peroxide counterpart. Brand names include Neutrogena, Akurza, and Salex, according to Mayo Clinic. Before using any over-the-counter or prescription cream, make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. Furthermore, children have a higher chance of side effects from this ingredient than adults.

Before you apply any creams, make sure to wash the infected area. This way, you clear you skin of oil, which will allow your pores to absorb the solution and work more effectively. You also might be thinking to yourself, what is the difference between an acne cream and a pimple cream? Well, there is none. An acne cream can be used to treat pimples and a pimple cream can be used to treat acne. They all have the same active ingredients.

Also, if you are going to be browsing user reviews off of sites like Amazon or Drugstore.com, know that what works for one person may not work for another. Regardless, because there are so many medications out there, if one doesn’t work, just try another one.

Now go get rid of that annoying pimple!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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        sba 

        4 years ago

        mere face pe bhot pimpal he to plzz koi upay btao

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        8128907190 

        4 years ago

        mere face pe kafi time se pimple nahi ja rhe hai maine bohot tatment kraya lekin koi fayda nahi hua aap koi upay btaiye

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        Nihar 

        4 years ago

        mere face pe bahat pimples he help plz

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        seema 

        4 years ago

        Mere chere p dag h help me

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        shahid 

        4 years ago

        Mere chehare par Bahot jyada dumsa nikala huwa hai please koi medicine batayiye please help me

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        amit 

        4 years ago

        Muhase ko khatm karne me lite koi medisan batao

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        umesh maurya 

        4 years ago

        Mere chare par bahut muhase hai pls koi upay bataye

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        khushi 

        4 years ago

        Meree sceen me pimpils hone ke karn halki kali si hai plz mujhe solution de. In hindi mai 18 years ki hu

        khushi

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        sirmere fec par pimples bahu jyada our daag bhi bahut hai koi achha cream bataiye na 

        4 years ago

        Nice

        Look

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        salman.tyagi 

        4 years ago

        pimples se bahut pareshan hu koi bataye ga ye kase jayenge piz

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        afsar 

        4 years ago

        my pimpel kese jayege

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        abdul 

        4 years ago

        Pimples nikalte hain

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        jamsida 

        4 years ago

        Mere face me pimpal bohat hai aur oily skin hai

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        surya prakash 

        4 years ago

        Mere face pe pimple hai aur kale daag

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        Nick 

        4 years ago

        Mera face pe pimple hai aur skin par bhot oil hai

        Plz suggest best cream

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        ashmit gorasava 

        4 years ago

        mere face par bhut blackhet hair so please bataiye

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        Rohit verma 

        4 years ago

        Mujhe bahut muhase h mujhe kuch uapy batao

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        farah khan 

        5 years ago

        Mere face per choti barik pimpals hai pls koi hojaye btaye

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        priyanka 

        5 years ago

        Mere fast pr pimples k nishan h use khatm krne ka upaye btaye

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        vandna 

        5 years ago

        Mere face p chhoto chhoto pimple hore hai. Bhot jyada. Mje koi cream btaiye

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        anjali gupta 

        5 years ago

        Mere face pe bhut pimpal nikalte h aap hi kuch upay bataiye

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        Apurva Sonwane 

        5 years ago

        Mere chehre pe pimple bahut hai bahu crem lagakar dekha to bhi fark nahi pada aap muze achhi crem bataiyr plz or mera facs oili hai me 19 sal ki hu plz plz bataiye

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        ajeet 

        5 years ago

        me muhaso se nijat chahta hu

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        Ravi soni 

        5 years ago

        Me peoples ka ilaz krva krva ke thak gya lekin peoples to sahi bi nai ho rhe hei...

        Muje iska ilaz batao plz.mery umra 21 yaers hei...

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        afsana khan 

        5 years ago

        mere face par pimpal ke nisan rh gy h btao y kese jaaynge

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        deepak 

        5 years ago

        Mera to face bhut khrab lgta hai; kyoki mere face pr jahi aur kalapn hai. Mujhe to bhar jane me bhi sharm ati hai. Please upay btao.

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        k santhosharammohan. 

        5 years ago

        k.rammohan lineinspecter 33/11kv substation echoda, subashnagar colony.adilabad district..

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        ganesh 

        5 years ago

        I have small pimples on my face plz helf me

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        Govind rao 

        6 years ago

        Mere chehre par bahut pimpuls nikalte he koi upaaay bataiye pleass.

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        ayesha 

        6 years ago

        i have small pimples on my face plz sugg suiatable cream for face

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        Manisha 

        6 years ago

        i have small pimples on my face and dark spot ,& my skin is oily so plz..... help me plz plz...........................

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        MANDEEP 

        7 years ago

        MERE FACE TE PMPLE AND ACNE BOHAT NE

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        sowmya 

        7 years ago

        i have small pimples on my face plz sugg suiatable cream for face

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        reehan buhari 

        7 years ago

        heloow ! i have a lots of pimple and dark spot , what should i used to remove my pimple and dark spot plsssss hellp me :( i always cry every night because of my pimple

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        sam 

        7 years ago

        i have lots of pimple and dark spot plz suggest me i also used lots of medicines what shoudci do plz tell me.......?

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        rukie 

        7 years ago

        clerasil is trash,twil make ur fae very dry

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        Macie  

        9 years ago

        I used Clearasil and it makes my face very dry! I'm not very sure if it has those 2 ingrediants but I wonder if it helps at ALL! Is Clean and Clear good? It's for $5 in all drug stores and I wonder if it's too cheap it does no good. I dont have money for the Proactiv and I know it does good. Help...

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        pooja chaudhary 

        9 years ago

        mere skin par bhut pimpal nikalte hai bahut titment kara chuki hu par thik nahi hota hai aap koi medisin bataiye

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        karan pratap sharma 

        9 years ago

        face par jhai pimple aur kala pan adhik hai isko hatane ke liye koi cream bataye

        thank yo

        karan pratap sharma

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        michelle 

        9 years ago

        The Made from Earth Rosehip & Hibiscus Face Serum is EXCELLENT for controlling my acne breakouts. I've tried many more expensive products, even those recommended by various dermatologists but the products didn't give me consistent acne control.

        Then my doctor (not a dermatologist) suggested I try the Made from Earth Rosehip & Hibiscus Face Serum and I've never looked back. It works well under make-up, and with other skin care products and I saw immediate results as my breakouts got less and less and now I just have one or two (if any) mild pimples a month, when I used to get from six to ten bad pimples in a month, many during the same week. Also my pimples come less frequently so my face has more time to heal and blemishes disappear.

        Even if you only bought it once, this product is much cheeper than many acne products out there claiming to help heal or control acne prone skin. I've told so many people of all ethnic skin types, age groups, and sexes about this product, even strangers, because I know that they are looking for a product that works to control acne. If I had only found it sooner I could have avoided some of my acne scars and wear on my skin. That's why I telling you now; for the price you should BUY IT/TRY IT. Made from Earth also has great acne cleansers, like the Green Tea Toxin Cleanser and other products; including wrinkle creams.

        Since I have sensitive skin I only use the Rosehip Face Serum and the Green Tea Toxin Cleanser - best combination and finally cleared up my face!!

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        chris 

        10 years ago

        Nice article, lays out the basics for fighting pimples. Most people would be wise to read this article before they rush out to choose just any facial product.

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