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Acne-Free Skincare on a Budget w/Bonus Spot Treatments

Acne-Free Skincare on a Budget w/Bonus Spot Treatments

It is so hard to live a full and confident life, when you are struggling with acne.

The first important point is to nourish from the inside out. Lots of water, eating whole foods, and regularly washing your towels and bedding.

These all play an important role.

Secondly, listen to your body. Do you breakout after eating oily foods or processed foods? What areas do you breakout when you are on your period? Are you touching your face or resting your chin on your hand?

You probably cover up your acne with makeup. So make sure you are applying chemical-free, clean makeup! I recommend RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up concealer and foundation. This is $36, but I HIGHLY recommend if you can splurge!

Below I’ve listed powerful, clean, and budget-friendly products to fight and HEAL your acne. You should see major results within 1 to 3 weeks!


Madison Soap Co. Charcoal & Tea Tree $7

Ingredients: *Rainforest Alliance Certified™ palm oil, purified water, *sunflower oil, *coconut oil, sodium hydroxide, *shea butter, avocado oil, tea tree essential oil, & activated charcoal


 If you are looking for a palm oil-free alternative, then try Flynn & King’s Neem & Charcoal Soap $15 (travel-size $4)

Ingredients: distilled water, babassu seed oil,* olive fruit oil,* shea butter fruit,* neem seed oil,* castor seed oil,* sodium hydroxide, activated charcoal, sweet orange essential oil,* patchouli essential oil, & rosewood essential oil


Shea Moisture African Black Soap $5

Ingredients: sodium palmate, sodium cocoate (or) sodium palm kernelate (and) water (african black soap base), glycerin, essential oil blend, shea butter*‰ (fair trade), sodium chloride, oat kernel meal, aloe leaf juice, plantago major leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), rosemary leaf extract, tetrasodium etidronate, charcoal, pentasodium pentetate, iron oxides

*certified organic


Cocokind Raspberry Vinegar Toner $16 (travel-size $9)

Ingredients: water & raspberry vinegar

This toner smells like raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing, BUT you have to get past that! We’ve all done worse things for beauty.

This product is included in Cocokind’s 10 day trial skincare routine $14

Jacq’s Revitalizing Face Toner $10

Ingredients: water, *hibiscus, *orange mint, rose, *sweet almond oil, *yarrow extract, *carrot root extract, *burdock extract, *echinacea purpurea extract, *yellow dock extract, *chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, *rosehip seed oil, sea buckthorn seed oil, *aloe barbadensis extract, ubiquinone (CoQ10), radish root ferment & pure essential oils

*certified organic


Natural Mixologist No. 21 MOROCCAN CLAY Blemish Mask $5

Ingredients: Moroccan (Rhassoul Clay), chamomile flower powder*, lavender oil Bulgaria*, tea tree oil*, juniper berry oil* & carrot seed oil*


Cocokind Chlorophyll Mask $19

Ingredients: organic spirulina powder, organic wheatgrass powder, organic chlorella powder & organic ylang ylang oil

This product is included in Cocokind’s 10 day trial skincare routine $14

100% Pure Anti-Acne Mask $6 (5 pack for $28)

Ingredients: aloe leaf juice, hyaluronic acid, vegetable glycerin, rosemary extract, willow bark extract, parsley extract, witch hazel extract, potassium olivoyl pca, salicylic acid, xanthan gum, ceramide 3, honeysuckle flower extract, grapefruit fruit extract, basil extract, lichen extract, algae extract, tea tree leaf oil & argan oil


Breylee Acne Treatment Serum $12 (sale)

Ingredients: camellia sinensis leaf extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract, willow bark extract, rehmannia chinensis root extract, melia azadirachta leaf extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract & houttuynia cordata extract

Spot Treatments

Blume Spot Treatment $26 (STEAL for the powerful ingredients inside!)

Ingredients: black cumin seed oil, rosehip fruit oil, tamanu seed oil, rosemary leaf extract, olea olive leaf extract, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, pine leaf oil, tea tree leaf oil, clove flower oil & blue tansy oil

Cocokind Turmeric Stick $9

Ingredients: organic sunflower oil, organic beeswax, organic turmeric, organic ginger root & organic tea tree oil

Breylee Acne Pimple Patch (day use) $10

Ingredients: tea tree extract

Breylee Acne Pimple Patch (night use) $11

Ingredients: tea tree extract

I think the only difference between the day and night are the thickness of the stickers. The day stickers are thinner so they may look less obvious on your skin.


BPT3.1 Acne Treatment Moisturizer $19

Ingredients: 3% benzoyl peroxide, water, jojoba seed oil*, emulsifying wax NF, witch hazel, macadamia nut seed oil*, sodium PCA, stearic acid, shea butter*, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid, tea tree leaf oil*, allantoin & sclerotium gum

*certified organic

 Shea Moisture African Balancing Moisturizer $11

Ingredients: deionized water, shea butter, vegetable emulsifying wax, jojoba oil, mango seed oil, chaulmooga seed oil, black seed oil, manuka leaf oil, potassium lauroyl wheat amino acids, palm glycerine, capryloyl glycine, magnolia grandiflora bark extract, glycerine, glyceryl stearate, stearly stearate, sodium behenoyl lactylate, salicylic acid, pro-vitamin B-5, vitamin E, neem seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, tamarind seed extract, willow bark extract, chamomile, aloe leaf juice, african black soap extract, moroccan camomile suavage oil & tea tree oil


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What products do you use to treat acne now?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of acne-free skin 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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