There are many excellent non-prescription products available for acne-prone skin.

These products often include ingredients to treat and prevent acne like glycolic acid (Glytone Mild Gel Wash), salicylic acid (skinfo® Extra Strength Essential Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin), benzoyl peroxide (skinfo® Clear Skin 5%, gloTherapeutics Clear Anti-Blemish Cleanser) and retinol (SkinMedica Retinol Complex 25, Skinfo Vital Tea Regenerate Serum 5x). Products designed for acne prone skin will often also contain calming agents such as green tea to reduce irritation, redness, and peeling of the skin (skinfo® Vital Tea Regenerate Serum 3x, Skinfo Vital Tea Regenerate Serum 5x).

Moisturizing is important even for oily acne prone skin. Moisturizers designed for these patients will be oil free and non-comedogenic to provide adequate hydration of the skin without clogging the pores and worsening acne (skinfo® Vita Lite Moisturizer , SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture, gloTherapeutics Glo Oil Free Moisturizer, gloTherapeutics Oil Control Emulsion) . Sun protection through the use of a daily sunscreen is also important for acne patients. There are many oil free sunscreens available specifically for acne prone skin types (Colorescience Sunforgettable® SPF30 Brush Perfectly Clear, skinfo® Vita Lite Protect Sunscreen SPF 50+, SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50).