Skip to main content

Which are the best face masks for acne?

Which are the best face masks for acne?
Team LF
Writer and expert5 years ago
View Team LF's profile

If you suffer with acne or break-out prone skin, adding a face mask to your skincare routine each week can help to treat the blemishes, soothe irritation and control sebum levels to promote a clear, healthy-looking complexion.

From clay-based formulas to masks rich in BHAs (Beta-Hydroxyl Acids), we have curated a list of our favourite masks formulated to treat acneic and breakout-prone skin.

Whether used all over your complexion, on problem-prone areas or simply as on-the-spot treatments for indivudual breakouts, each mask in our edit will work to clear and refresh your skin.

7 best face masks for acne and breakout-prone skin

  1. GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask
  2. Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour
  3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clay Mask
  4. Murad Clarifying Mask
  5. Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask
  6. Dermalogica Medibac Sebum Clearing Masque
  7. Avène Clearance Mask

GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask

Enriched with Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acids, the GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask tackles blemishes whilst tightening the skin and improving overall texture and tone.

Known as the hero product from GLAMGLOW's mask collection, Supermud is a skincare essential for those who suffer from breakout-prone skin as the treatment offers visible results after just one use.

Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour

As bacteria which can form on your skin can cause severe breakouts, the Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour is powered by anti-bacterial Colloidal Silver to keep your skin fresh and clear.

Controlling sebum production yet maintaining the delicate moisture balance of your skin, the mask unclogs blocked pores to prevent the formation of blemishes. Salicylic and Glycolic Acids also work to exfoliate the surface of the skin for a unified, clarified finish.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clay Mask

Rich in Kaolin and Argilla clays, the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clay Mask works to draw impurities, debris and excess sebum from the skin to balance the complexion and prevent spots from forming.

Targetting sebum deep below the surface of the skin, the mask works as both a preventative and a reactionary treatment whether applied all over the complexion or on single blemishes.

Murad Clarifying Mask

Murad's Blemish Control range is a go-to for many with acneic skin and the Murad Clairfying Mask is one of the hero products in the collection.

In addition to clairfying clays and ingredients which extract dirt and impurties from your skin, the mask harnesses the powers of Liquorice Root Extract and Grape Seed Extract to calm and soothe irritated skin.

Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask

Hypoallergenic and perfect for sensitive, acneic skin, the Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask purifies and treats oily skin without causing any further irritation or redness.

With Vichy Thermal Water which infuses the skin with vital minerals, the mask leaves the skin clear and calm with a soft matte finish.

Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque

Enriched with Salicylic Acid, a must-have ingredient for acneic skin, the Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque cleanses deep into the pores to lift away debris, impurities and excess sebum to keep you skin clear and refined.

With Niacinamide, Zinc and Caffeine to purify overactive sweat glands, the mask also balances your complexion, taking away excess sebum which can cause the skin to look greasy and cause furher breakouts.

Avène Clearance Mask

Specially formulated for sensitive skin, the Avène Clearance Mask gently buffs the skin to eliminate dirt and impurities for a complexion that looks and feels fresh and healthy.

Revitalising dull, lack-lustre tone, the mask can be used all over your skin once a week as a deep, pore-refining cleanse or whenever needed on blemishes for a quick-fix treatment.

Team LF
Writer and expert
View Team LF's profile
Our team of beauty experts cover everything from makeup to skincare, picking out the most effective products from the best brands and latest trends. Stay up to date on everything beauty with the LOOKFANTASTIC blog, and find all your essentials in one place.