How to Treat Acne: 5 Treatments You’ve Never Tried

Skin Care

Acne vulgaris

Consideration was given for the reading, editing, and posting of this article by Jenna Smith.

Acne is a serious condition that an have negative effects on a person’s physical appearance and emotional state. Whereas acne was once incapable of being treated, nowadays there a plethora of new treatments out there to help rid your skin of acne and have it looking fresh and young. Listed below is information on five acne treatments available, which can be found on

Vita B5

Vita B5Vita B5 is a natural acne-fighting treatment that uses both a vitamin complex and serum to treat acne. The vitamin complex contains vitamins to help remove acne from your face and skin. The role of improper nutrition and supplementation in acne formation is really understated, and Vita B5 provides a healthy base for you to grow fresh and clear skin. Vita B5 provides your face with moisture and strength in addition to removing acne.


OxycerinOxycerin is a natural treatment that is comprised of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is an effective acne treatment, without many of the irritant side effects. Unlike benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil won’t dry out your face. Your face will also not peel or feel irritated, giving you long-lasting clear skin.



AcneprinAcneprin is a combination of natural ingredients that works to stop the source of your acne. The complex contains a host of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to develop healthy skin. Acneprin is designed to be taken as a supplement, so it works in conjunction with your body’s natural processes instead of fighting it. The supplement balances the body’s hormone levels to fight acne. Acneprin has proven to be effective at preventing future breakouts and stopping current redness and soreness.


NanocleanseAs a cleanser, NanoCleanse is so great because it can be used in combination with other acne treatments. You can combine NanoCleanse with any other treatment on this list, for example, without drying out your face. NanoCleanse is still powerful enough to be used as a standalone tool to fight acne, however. The treatment utilize ten top superfoods to help provide your body with vitamins.


AcnetixAcnetix is another all-natural treatment that has been proven effective at stopping the formation of acne. Acnetix is comprised primarily of purified water and aloe vera, but it also has a variety of other natural components that fight acne. Each bottle of Acnetix can last you up to four months.

Ultimately, using natural acne treatment is a great way to care for your skin. The majority of problems with acne are provided by poor nutrition of supplementation, and using natural products as supplements can stop the root causes of acne. Instead of simply treating acne after it has already formed, the five amazing skin care treatments above stop acne before it can even form.

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  • Hi @Ashley:

    Try a salicyclic acid cleanser, or a salicyclic acid treatment. I really like the new Unagel treatment – it’s got a new form of salicyclic acid that is non-acidic but still proven effective. And it works better with retinoids because it has a more neutral pH!

    You can also try glycolic acid peels in lieu of retinoids once/week. TCA and Jessner’s peels are also great for acne – but you have to see a dermatologist for those.

    Hope this helps!
    All the best,

  • Thanks @ Nikki! Can you recommend any toners and/or other topical treatments that would work in harmony with Acnetix? I’ve been using it for a few weeks and like it, but I feel it is not powerful enough to fully prevent and treat my hormonal cystic breakouts that I get in my chin area. I’m adding in Tretinoin a few times a week in the evening. Thanks so much!

  • Hi @ Ashley – Great question! Studies have shown that benzoyl peroxide denatures tretinoin. Because retinol and retinyl palmitate must be converted into tretinoin in the skin in order to be effective, even though they are substantially weaker than tretinoin – 20x (retinol) and 400x (retinyl palmitate) weaker – I would not use benzoyl peroxide treatments with any retinol ones. Hope this helps!

  • Hi @Nikki, I’m giving Acnetix a try, but am having a hard time finding information about what other treatments I can pair with the Acnetix wash. I’m guessing my Trentoin is okay since Acentix contains Vitamin A, but I’m not sure if it is OK to use Benzoyl Peroxide. Can you please please weigh in on Trentoin/BP with Acnetix or make another recommendation for pairing? Thank you so much!

  • Hi Nicki,

    Thanks so much for replying, and for being so nice when my message was rather abrupt. I’m cringing when I read back on it to be honest. Pseudoscience and inflated scientific claims made by brands is just a real bugbear of mine, and having struggled with acne for years this article hit another sore point.

    FutureDerm contains a lot of great, accurate information, so I’ll continue to recommend it and keep it in our blogroll 🙂

  • @Kat – Sorry, somehow I didn’t read that line in this article when I was editing it. I’ll be sure to be more careful in the future.

    Acne is caused by excess sebum production and all of the treatments you mentioned are in fact the gold standards. I will be more careful about publishing (as well as editing!) in the future. In the meantime, though, I’d like to say that nutrition does play a significant role in acne, particularly dairy products and sugar. This is because milk can affect androgen levels, as you mentioned, due to growth hormones. Sugar can also affect hormonal levels. I’d love to lead you to this article:

    Hope this helps, Kat. And again, I hope you still hold us in high esteem – I will be more careful in the future. 🙂

  • “The majority of problems with acne are provided by poor nutrition of supplementation, and using natural products as supplements can stop the root causes of acne”. I’m quite surprised and irked that this pseudoscientific misinformation has found its way into FutureDerm. Acne is caused by excess sebum production (hormones) and bacterial infection (Propionibacrerium acnes). Treatment should usually focus on either reducing sebum production (isotretinoin, androgen antagonism) or reducing the bacterial load (antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide). Chemical exfoliation is also useful to treat and prevent comedones (salicylic acid etc.). None of these “gold standard” acne treatments have anything to do with nutrition. I’m afraid I no longer hold Future Derm in high esteem.

  • @Lynn – I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Food does make a big difference with the skin indeed. Here’s another post about that, just in case you’d like it:

  • @Jess- Thank you for your input as well. From now on, I’ll definitely be including more scientific information in each post.

  • Lynn

    Another great post! this one was really helpful… acne runs in my family, well not for my parents.. i think the food here does have some sort of effect on our skin and hormones.

  • @Michelle – Thanks so much for your honest input. We’ve been growing really fast lately, and I received a few comments from new readers that our posts were a bit too scientific and boring. So I thought I would take posts that weren’t as scientific and a bit more light and fun. However, I definitely don’t want to upset you or any of my other readers who like the scientific posts. So we’ll stick to our roots. 🙂 Thanks for your input.

  • Michelle Birkett

    I’m really disappointed in the way this site has been going downhill. The above post serves no purpose but to sell products, despite the 90 day refund. I want to hear more about science about why these products work (versus others already on the market) and if their claims have been proven in any way.

  • Jess

    I think the scientific aspect of this site is what sets it apart from other websites and magazines. I’m glad to hear you will be sticking to your roots because I really enjoy learning more about products and being informed!

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