The best acne treatments at Ulta all cost less than $30

February 15, 2020 at 12:30AM by CWC

Every dermatologist will tell you shouldn’t pop your pimples. But sometimes the angry ones refuse to be ignored. Some bleed. Some even grow hair. But no matter what, they all need to GTFO.

From salicylic acid to benzoyl peroxide and niacinamide, there are tons of acne fighting-ingredients. Ulta has a ton of acne treatments to choose from, so you’re never stuck without the proper tools. The best part? Many of the best-sellers are under $30.

These are the best acne treatments available at Ulta

1. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $17

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, best acne treatments at ulta

This cult-favorite is one of the most beloved acne spot treatments. It’s made with quick-drying ingredients like salicylic acid, calamine, and others to shrink whiteheads while you sleep without irritating your skin.


The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary is known for having the most affordable, yet effective serums on the market. Niacinamide helps lighten dark spots and calm inflammation while zinc aids in wound healing.

3. Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief, $20

Proactiv Emergency Blemish Relief, best acne treatments at ulta

Pimples can’t stand a chance against this powerful spot treatment. It contains a double dose of benzoyl peroxide to target acne-causing bacteria, and allantoin to moisturize and soothe the skin.


4. Urban Skin Rx Clear Skin Cleansing Bar, $15

Urban Skin Rx Clear Skin Cleansing Bar

This cleansing bar is daily cleanser, mask, and exfoliator in one. Just wet your face, rub the treatment into your skin, and allow the lather to sit or one to two minutes, and then rinse. It’s full of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help control blemishes and acne.

5. ZitSticka killa kit, $29

ZitSticka Killa Kit, best acne treatments at ulta

The ZitSticka is one of the best things to happen for pimples. Not only does it contain acne-fighting ingredients, but it also has microdarts that dissolve the into skin to allow the ingredients to penetrate deeper.


CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

This gentle creamy cleanser contains benzoyl peroxide to treat acne, and ceramides to help restore and protect the skin barrier. It works to keep your skin clear and smooth.

7. Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment, $22

Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment, best acne treatments at ulta

This fast-acting spot treatment uses 2 percent salicylic acid to reduce blemish size and redness. It’s clear gel formula makes it great to wear under makeup.

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Author Kara Jillian Brown | Well and Good
Selected by CWC


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