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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!

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      chris 7 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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      michelle 7 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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      karan pratap sharma 7 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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      pooja chaudhary 6 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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      Macie  6 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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      rukie 5 years ago

      clerasil is trash,twil make ur fae very dry

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      sam 5 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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      reehan buhari 5 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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      sowmya 4 years ago

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

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      MANDEEP 4 years ago

      MERE FACE TE PMPLE AND ACNE BOHAT NE

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      Manisha 4 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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      ayesha 4 years ago

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

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      Govind rao 4 years ago

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

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      ganesh 3 years ago

      I have small pimples on my face plz helf me

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      k santhosharammohan. 3 years ago

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

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      deepak 3 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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      afsana khan 3 years ago

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

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      Ravi soni 3 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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      ajeet 3 years ago

      me muhaso se nijat chahta hu

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      Apurva Sonwane 3 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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      anjali gupta 2 years ago

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

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      vandna 2 years ago

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

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      priyanka 2 years ago

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

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      farah khan 2 years ago

      Mere face per choti barik pimpals hai pls koi hojaye btaye

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      Rohit verma 2 years ago

      Mujhe bahut muhase h mujhe kuch uapy batao

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      ashmit gorasava 2 years ago

      mere face par bhut blackhet hair so please bataiye

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      Nick 2 years ago

      Mera face pe pimple hai aur skin par bhot oil hai

      Plz suggest best cream

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      surya prakash 2 years ago

      Mere face pe pimple hai aur kale daag

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      jamsida 2 years ago

      Mere face me pimpal bohat hai aur oily skin hai

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      abdul 2 years ago

      Pimples nikalte hain

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      afsar 2 years ago

      my pimpel kese jayege

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      salman.tyagi 2 years ago

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

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      sirmere fec par pimples bahu jyada our daag bhi bahut hai koi achha cream bataiye na 2 years ago

      Nice

      Look

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      khushi 2 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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      umesh maurya 2 years ago

      Mere chare par bahut muhase hai pls koi upay bataye

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      amit 2 years ago

      Muhase ko khatm karne me lite koi medisan batao

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      shahzade 2 years ago

      Mere face par bahut jyada pimples hai. Koi upaye bataye

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      mere face pe alergi h koi cream bhi suit nhi karti aur saboon bhi nhi use kr pata aur face hamesha garam rhata h koi aisi cream batao jiska koi sideeffect na ho plz help me... 2 years ago

      ajay singh rawat

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      deepak kumar 2 years ago

      mere face per bhuat hi pimples ho rhe hai koi acha sa cream btaiye please

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      vijay 2 years ago

      Helo

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      rashmi singh 2 years ago

      Mere face pr dane aur black sport pad jate hai plz mujhe koi acchi si crem batye thank you

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      khanna.manav34@gimal.com 2 years ago

      ..hiiii mera nam vijendra hai mere chary pe pimal bhut hai mene bhut carim us kr li bt.natza kuch nhi plz halp my whatap nambr....8295130908

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      Annu Insha 2 years ago

      Mere face pr pimple hai jo ki jaane ka. Naam hi nhi le rhe hai Maine bhut ilaz kraya lekin nhi gye please mujhe koi upchar btaiye,,

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      seema 2 years ago

      Sir mere skin pr bhut dag hai iska upay btaiy

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      ramakant 2 years ago

      Sir mere gal par bahut funsi so ho gai hai iska koi upay ho to aap btaiy.

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      shoaib 2 years ago

      plese sir pemple kw barw cream btay

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      prince 2 years ago

      sab koi puch raha hai per koi bata nhi raha hai

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      vikash kumar 2 years ago

      Mare face par pimpal k Nissan bahut hain Koye idea hain Iss pimpal ka

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      shahid 2 years ago

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

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      sohani 2 years ago

      Mere fess me pippel bohut he bohut creme lagaya par khuc nehi huya bohut sari dag hogeie he hamari sadi he plz koie creme ka nam batao plz plz

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      Anoop kumar 24 months ago

      Sir

      Mere faec pe bahut pimpal hote hau

      Air dag bhi ho mate hai sir please koi dava batiye

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      suraj kumar 24 months ago

      Mere face pe pimpal dag dhabe ho rahe he koi cerim bataye plz

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      isha 23 months ago

      mere.face.par.bahut.sai.pimples.hai.koi.upaya.batiy

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      irfan khan 23 months ago

      Mere chehrey per muhasey lagbhag ik saal se hain aur jaaney ka naam nahi letey chehra kharaab ho raha hai koi accha effect batao

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      seema 23 months ago

      Mere chere p dag h help me

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      Nihar 23 months ago

      mere face pe bahat pimple he mene bahat creem use kia fir bhi nehni jata he

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      Nihar 23 months ago

      mere face pe bahat pimples he help plz

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      8128907190 23 months 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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      Gaurav kumar 23 months ago

      Mera face par muhason se gadde ho geye hain koi best treatment batao please

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      Shourabh 23 months ago

      Mere face me bhi bhut pipal hai plz

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      sba 23 months ago

      mere face pe bhot pimpal he to plzz koi upay btao

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      Nilesh 23 months ago

      mere chere ke pimpal aur sabse kharab gadde pad gaye hai iska koi upay batao plz

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      akhilesh kumar soni 22 months ago

      mere face par bahut sare pimple hai.pimple hatane ke liye mane titment kray bahut sare crem lagay phir bhi nahi hata uske liye mane kya kya nahi kiya please koi upaye batay.please,sir

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      gaurav jangid 22 months ago

      Mere chare PR kaafi saare pimples h aur m in se bahut paresaan hu plz help me

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      ajad khan 22 months ago

      Mere face par bahut jyada kill muhase hai mai bhahut paresan hu kisi se milne me bhi sarm aati hai koi ilag karne ka tarika ho to send kre whatsapp n. 9154743625

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      arsalan 22 months ago

      meri skin pimple thy WO ab khatam ho gye ha lakin daghe rahe gye ha to ESS k liye kuch bata dejye plz

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      shyam ji 21 months ago

      mare face main pimple hai usko dabane se dard hota hai kuch upaye bataiye jis se pimple khatm ho sake plz help me :whats app no.9174897045

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      no name 20 months ago

      Myth marna chhod digiye pimple thin ho jayega

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      ashish jhala 20 months ago

      Mere chahre pe dag hai or andar blood ke thkke ho gye hai I am very said my watsap no 8962472035

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      kajal mourya 19 months ago

      Mere face par bhut pimpal hai bhut kuch use kiya but shi nhi ho rha hai plz my no 7607757929

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      Deepak kelodia 19 months ago

      mere chera pe bhi bhut pimpals h or mene bhi bhut kosis ki magar khuch nhi hua ap ki ab aap batao kya karo wattsapp no 8982231857

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      sahil sheikh 19 months ago

      My fernd Mere chhere pe bhut pimpals Hai maine bohotsi dvaiya lgai lekin kuchh fayda nhi huwa aap kisi ko kuchh ptta ho to plz plz btta dijiye my watsap no 9623167369

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      Chotu kumar 19 months ago

      mere ko bahut pimpels paresan kiya hai please help me

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      Dilkash Rizwi 18 months ago

      Mere chehre par pimple aur gadde ho gaye hai bahut se cream yus kiya par thik nahi ho raha hai koi achhi dawa bataiye plz

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      Mukesh Vishwakarma 18 months ago

      Mere face par bahut pimpals hai mera pimpals sahi karne ka koi upay

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      priyanshi mishra 18 months ago

      M face m bahut pimple please koi cream bataye

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      shubham swami lalsot jamat /naga force 17 months ago

      sir mere bhi pimpals hone lage hai or 1 ke baad 1 ho jate hai

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      MD JAWED AKHTAR ANSARI 17 months ago

      Mere face me bahu pimple ka black black daag hai kese hataye koi upaye......

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      g aap log shafi use karo my .conect.n. 9540353269 17 months ago

      my name is vikash

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      Rakesh aaryia 16 months ago

      Mere face pe pimple and daag bhut hai koi upaye batao

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      Aamir 16 months ago

      mere face per pimples k gadday per gayein hain :( ye theek karne k liye koi tariqa batayye plz ?

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      alim 16 months ago

      Mere chahre pe kil pimple bahut hai sab tray kar liya fark kuch bhi nahi ho raha pls koi achhi krim batay

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      chandrma 16 months ago

      Sir mere chehre pr kale dag aor chhote dane sir koi dava ya crim bataye

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      pinky 16 months ago

      Sir me 27 yrs ki hu mere chehre me chhote2 pimples h Jo pure chehre pe h plz koi achha sa cream bataye jisse mere sare pimples thik ho jaye.......bahut paresan hu kahi aane Jane ka v ma'am nhi krta h en pimples k wajah se

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      noman 15 months ago

      Sir me bohot pareshsn hu isliye k mere chehre pe pimpals bhi or kale dag bhi h to aap koi crime ya teb batao hame mera what's app number 09898349339 h zara jaldi msg karna sir me aap ka shukr guzar rahuga

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      monu 15 months ago

      Mere fairs pure kale dag hai use hatne ka upyog batao

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      ASHIK KHAN 15 months ago

      Mare face par bhut sara pimpuls hai aap isksa upya bayaye

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      anup kumar 15 months ago

      Mere chere par red colour ki funci ho gai h ple....muje acchi se cream batiye

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      br yadav 15 months ago

      Upay batane wale mar gaye kya?

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      niraj kumar 4 hours ago

      Mere chehre par vahut pimple hai sir koi to cream batao sir Jo mai ghar se bahar nikal saku .pimple ke karan ghar se bahar nahi nikalata

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