Acne is the gift that keeps on giving. One day you got it, the next day it starts clearing up and the following day, you wake up with more undesirable gifts that are wrapped up big and red. However, the gift we all want is smooth and clear skin and only the best soap for acne will help us achieve just that.
So, we went on a mission to find a miracle soap and we came away with six options that have helped thousands of people clear up their skin. These soaps will not only help to clear up the acne, they will not over-dry the skin, thus creating a whole new problem. Lastly, these picks are made with the highest quality ingredients and have helped thousands upon thousands of people combat acne.
Best Soap for Acne
Best Soap for Acne
The Yellow Bird Activated Charcoal Soap Bar
This face and body bar is handmade in the USA through a traditional cold-process method. For those that aren’t familiar with what cold-process entails, it is a traditional practice that dates back thousands of years. During this process, oils and lye are mixed together and cured between 4 and 6 weeks. With the cold-process method, the natural ingredients are preserved, whereas with other methods, the purity of the ingredients can be lost.
The Yellow Bird Activated Charcoal Soap Bar is made with the highest grade natural and Certified Organic ingredients. First up is activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is a natural detoxifier that will help reduce excess oil, reduce swelling and help maintain natural sebum levels in the skin.
Next up is moisturizing shea butter. Shea butter works as a natural anti-inflammatory (essential for reducing acne size) and will help control the natural sebum in the skin. It does this by tricking your skin into thinking it’s already produced sebum, thus inhibiting more production.
The essential oils of lavender and lemongrass are added during the cold-process method to help remove acne. Lavender and lemongrass are essential oils notorious for their antibacterial and anti fungal properties.
And finally, sunflower oil, palm oil and coconut oil help to reduce the free radicals from taking over and causing further damage to our skin.
All of the ingredients together make a perfect combination for the best soap for acne. Not only will it help to clear up the skin, it will promote soft, healthy and revitalized skin without over-drying.
Finally, The Yellow Bird Activated Charcoal Soap Bar is made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes and GMOs. And to protect our furry friends, The Yellow Bird does not test on animals.
For those with sensitive skin, you can breathe easy. Because this soap is made organically and with gentle, all natural ingredients, this soap is very much suitable for you. It also works great for those that suffer from Eczema, Psoriasis or Rosacea.
Vi-Tae Organic Acne Treatment Soap
The Vi-Tae Organic Acne Treatment Soap uses tea tree oil to help clear up acne. Tea tree oil works by acting as an astringent and cleansing the pores while balancing out the skin and controlling oil production.
And while tea tree oil is at work, lavender oil will help calm the skin and aid in antibacterial and anti fungal treatment. Safflower oil works to help remove excess dirt and toxins, all while preventing future breakouts. Then, rosemary oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil fight free radicals and help repair damaged skin. These oils will also help to soften and moisturize which is essential for obtaining healthy, balanced skin.
Finally, palm oil, which is rich in Vitamin E, will help hydrate the skin and promote a soft, smooth texture. The other benefit of Vitamin E is it fights free radicals and helps reduce damage to the skin.
This soap is not only suitable for those suffering from acne, but it’s suitable for all skin types – including those with sensitive skin.
Vi-tae Certified Organic Acne Treatment Soap is handmade in the USA and contains organic plant-based ingredients. It is 100% pure and vegan and contains no parabens, alcohol, petroleum, dyes, fragrances, animal fat, preservatives or GMOs. And most importantly, Vi-tae never tests on animals.
Basis Sensitive Skin Bar
This pick for best soap for acne is specially formulated for those with sensitive skin. While most of our other picks are also great for sensitive skin, this one is specifically dermatologist recommended.
Basis Sensitive Skin Bar uses chamomile and aloe vera to help soothe and comfort the skin. And these essential ingredients will give you much needed relief, especially after a major breakout. Chamomile works as an antioxidant and an antibacterial while aloe vera will work to reduce and minimize scarring – past, present and future.
This soap also contains coconut oil, which will help to moisturize the skin. It also contains almond oil which acts as a natural exfoliator and will help to dislodge dirt from within the pores.
The final key ingredient it palm oil is abundant in Vitamin E. Vitamin E will help moisturize the skin and fight the effects of aging.
The Basis Sensitive Skin Bar is free of fragrance, dyes, nickel, preservatives, parabens, MCI/MI and gluten.
And, like we stated before, this soap is especially formulated for those with sensitive skin so it’s extremely mild and gentle. It will help soothe the skin while combatting acne.
aspen kay NATURALS Dead Sea Mineral Mud
What better way to treat acne then with mud? In all seriousness, it can be extremely effective and healing for all sorts of skin issues, including acne. For centuries, people have been flocking to the Dead Sea to bathe themselves in this nutrient-rich mud. This mud has over 21 different minerals that all work together to draw out impurities and toxins while leaving the skin cleansed, moisturized and rejuvenated. It assists in cell turnover, aids in reducing aging and helps tighten pores. This mud also contains fine grains which act as a natural exfoliant to draw out impurities. Furthermore, it aids in improving blood circulation, tightening pores and moisturizing and hydrating the skin.
Aspen kay NATURALS Dead Sea Mineral Mud is combined with shea butter which works as an anti-inflammatory and will help control sebum production. It also contains charcoal which will help reduce excess oil, minimize swelling and help maintain the natural oil balance in the skin.
Finally, Certified Organic extra virgin olive oil, Certified Organic sunflower oil, Certified Organic Sustainable Palm Oil and Certified Organic castor bean oil all work together to fight free radicals, repair damaged skin while cleansing and hydrating the skin.
And all of this adds up to perhaps the best soap for acne ever. Aspen kay Naturals Dead Sea Mineral Mud is packed full of benefits. This soap will not only help control acne, it will help balance the sebum levels and add in just the right amount of moisture for a balanced and healthy glow.
This vegan soap is suitable for not only acne, but all different skin types, including those with sensitive skin or those suffering from Eczema or Psoriasis. It is handmade in small batches with chemical free and preservative free ingredients and it is 100% cruelty free. For those that are highly sensitive to fragrance, this soap is naturally scented with the essential oils of lemongrass, peppermint and eucalyptus.
Wonderfully Natural Organic African Black Soap
This pick for best soap for acne is a miracle wrapped in a bar. Black soap is an age-old, secret recipe made in Africa, that originates from the ash of plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and/or shea tree bark. And, more specifically, Wonderfully Natural Organic Natural Black soap is made in Ghana with plantain skin ash.
African black soap has been used for centuries to help heal the skin. It has been used for all skin types including oily skin, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It is also suitable for those with sensitive skin.
So, what’s in this bar of soap? Like we stated previously, it is derived from the ash of the plantain. But, this soap is also made with 100% Organic shea butter. Shea butter works as a natural anti-inflammatory and works to control the oil levels of the skin. It also helps to moisturize and soften the skin. Furthermore, shea butter contains Vitamins A and E which helps to strengthen and repair damaged skin.
Next comes cocoa butter which contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties work together to keep acne at bay and help repair and renew damaged skin. Cocoa butter also aids in fighting free radicals and signs of aging.
Finally, organic palm oil and organic coconut oil work together to help reduce wrinkles and lock in moisture while controlling the oil levels of the skin.
The end result? Perfectly balanced, oil-controlled and hydrated skin from 100% organic, natural ingredients. And, as with all of our picks, Wonderfully Natural Organic African Black Soap is cruelty free.
humane Acne Treatment Body & Face Wash
Our final pick for best soap for acne is a body wash that contains benzoyl peroxide. This acne soap should not be used by those that have sensitive skin. In addition, for all other skin types, redness, irritation, dryness and peeling are all normal side effects of using benzoyl peroxide. Therefore, it is recommended to use an oil-free moisturizer after use to help manage irritation and dry skin. Also, it is imperative that you avoid sun exposure while using this product. Benzoyl peroxide can act as a bleaching agent, whether you’re in the sun or whether it comes in contact with your clothing.
Humane Acne Treatment Body & Face Wash is recommended for those with moderate to severe acne. It works by penetrating the pores to kill the bacteria that causes acne. It also works to clear existing acne, blackheads and whiteheads.
We, at FHL, recommend you use this body wash for short term only. And the reason being is because this can be a bit harsh on the skin. However, in our experience, although it is a bit harsh, it works extremely well.
What we like about the humane Acne Treatment and Body Wash is, according to humane, it has the highest EWG safety rating for this particular type of product. It is also made without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, paraffins, formaldehydes, propylene glycol, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic color, triclosan, GMOs, DEA, SLS, synthetic fragrances and synthetic color. The company is also cruelty free.