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10 of the best acne scar treatments

10 of the best acne scar treatments

If tackling acne and problem-prone isn’t stressful enough, the scarring angry breakouts and spots often leave behind can cause even more distress.

As acne scars can disrupt the texture and tone of your skin, often leaving small bumps and dark spots on the skin, those with breakout-prone skin types are often left with issues to combat even after the blemish has disappeared.

Although it is impossible to completely get rid of acne scars with skincare, many formulas enriched with potent ingredients such as Glycolic Acid and Retinol can work to reduce them and leave your complexion more even in tone and texture.

To help you take small steps each day to minimise their appearance, we have curated an edit of the best acne scar treatments which promise to smooth your skin and reduce the visible signs of old breakouts.

10 best acne scar treatments

  1. First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid
  2. REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
  3. Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
  4. NeoStrata Resurface Smooth Surface Daily Peel Pads
  5. Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA
  6. Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Complex
  7. Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
  8. SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum
  9. Ecooking Derma Roller
  10. NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network

Which are the best acne scar treatments?

  1. First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid
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    First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid

    Without irritating sensitivity, as problem-prone skin type can commonly be prone to, this Resurfacing Liquid from First Aid Beauty transforms rough and uneven, lacklustre skin,

    With a 10% concentration of a blend of four Alpha Hydroxy Acids as well as Licorice Root and Lemon Peel Extract, the potent formula also brightens the complexion for a smooth and even finish.

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  2. REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
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    REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

    Working to brighten and improve the texture of your skin in just ten minutes, the bio-active REN Radiance Renewal Mask leaves the skin smooth, firm and uniform.

    Enriched with Glycolic, Lactic, Citric and Tartaric Acids, all AHAs, the potent formula performs multi-action exfoliation to renew the skin. Acne scarring is visibly minimised and enlarged pores and areas of sun damage reduced.

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  3. Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
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    Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

    Cold-pressed Rosehip Oil is one of the best nourishing ingredients for those with acne scarring. Working to condition the skin and infuse it with nutrients to support overnight regeneration, Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil promotes a more even skin tone and texture.

    Perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive, it is a product you can apply every single day to minimise the appearance of dark spots and calm irritation.

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  4. NeoStrata Resurface Smooth Surface Daily Peel Pads
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    NeoStrata Resurface Smooth Surface Daily Peel Pads

    Mimicing the effects of a facial peel, the Neostrata Resurface Smooth Surface Daily Peel Pads enhance the clarity and texture of your complexion.

    Revolutionary Aminofil helps to plump the skin and build natural volume to minimise the appearance of fine lines, scarring and wrinkles. Glycolic Acid sloughs away dead skin cells and clarifies your pores for a smooth and fresh skin finish.

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  5. Paula's Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA (60ml)
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    Paula's Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA (60ml)

    Working overnight to smooth and re-texturise your skin, Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment promises even, glowing skin by morning.

    Formulated with antioxidants, 10% Glycolic Acid and Licorice Root Extract, the leave-on exfoliant stimulates collagen production to reveal a smooth, more even complexion. Perfect for those who want something which will treat their skin overnight and take an extra step out of their evening routine.

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  6. Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Complex
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    Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Complex

    Address skin pigmentation and discolouration left by acne with the high-tech Crystal Clear Skin Brightening Complex. Ideal for mature skin types, it works to promote a more youthful visage by sloughing away dead skin cells and encouraging cell turnover.

    Powered by natural skin lightening actives, the formula brightens the skin and tackles hyperpigmentation to leave skin more even in tone and texture.

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  7. Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads 
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    Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads 

    Tackling a whole host of skin issues from wrinkles and enlarged pores to acne scarring, these cult Dr Dennis Gross Peel Pads help you to achieve the results of a professional peel at home.

    Combining five AHAs and BHAs, the potent pads slough away dead skin cells and enrich your skin through microexfoliation to leave your complexion radiant, youthful and more even. It’s no wonder these are loved by beauty editors and facialists all over the world.

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  8. SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum
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    SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum

    Perfect for mature skin type that still struggle with acne and breakouts, SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum works to perfect your skin and even out the tone and texture of your complexion.

    Blending Salicylic, Glycolic and Citric Acids, the formula helps to prevent future breakouts by controlling sebum production and helps to soothe skin post-breakout. Skin is left clear and bright and more uniform in texture.

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  9. Ecooking Derma Roller
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    Ecooking Derma Roller

    In addition to potent formulas, using tools which promise to minimise the appearance of acne scars can really help to even out your complexion. The Derma Roller from Ecooking works to stimulate circulation and boost the elasticity of your skin to improve tone and texture.

    With 540 needles, the roller smooths out fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of scars and pigmentation. With regular use, skin will be left brighter and smoother.

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  10. NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network
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    NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network

    With a 30% concentration of Vitamin C to brighten the skin and visibly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network is perfect for skin which is need of a boost.

    With both immediate and long-term effects, the powerful treatment leaves skin more balanced and even with dark spots and scars visibly minimised. It also promotes collagen production and supports the skin’s natural barrier function to keep your skin healthy.

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Want to find products to help calm and soothe acne-prone skin? Discover our edits of the best face masks for acne and the best cleansers for acne and blemish-prone skin, only on the lookfantastic beauty blog.



Rosie

Rosie

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