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Creams for skin prone to acne

It may seem counter-intuitive to put oil based products on to acne prone skin, but more and more sufferers are realising that stripping the skins natural oils is not the best way to manage acne. It seems that applying pure plant oils can actually re-balance skin and stop it overproducing its own oil.

Below is our advice, but you can also keyword search customer reviews for first hand tips.

Which creams to use for acne prone skin?

Everyone is different and you will need to find the best products and regime for you, But we hear the best results (from customer feed back) seem to be from using the Beauty Balm to cleanse (using the oil cleansing method) in place of soap or other cleansers and then using Zinc and Calendula Cream as required on the affected area. Some people use the Zinc and Calendula Cream every day, twice a day or more, others just use it occasionally.

We would suggest starting with a routine of cleansing twice a day with the Beauty Balm, and applying the Zinc and Calendula Cream sparingly to the affected area afterwards. The Beauty Balm can be used to moisturise after cleansing if necessary (affected area and other areas). It seems the Zinc and Calendula Cream reduces sebum production slightly, which is maybe why it's helpful for acne, however some people find it a little too drying in which case usage should be reduced or stopped - remember to use it sparingly, if you can see the whiteness of the ointment on your skin, you have used too much!

For skin prone to mild acne the original Calendula Cream (orange label) may be used in place of the Zinc and Calendula Cream. Some customers like to alternate using the two, to achieve the calming affect with less dryness. The original Calendula Cream is also more like a traditional beauty product as it is fragranced and whipped to a lighter consistency. 

The products below are particularly recommended for skin prone to acne, (see customer reviews). We also advise that a cream is not the entire answer. For more advice see our natural acne treatment page.


Zinc and Calendula Cream
Calendula Cream

Calendula Cream


£10.95

Beauty Balm

Beauty Balm


£14.99

Unfragranced Beauty Balm
Oil Cleansing Complete Kit
Flannel Bale

Flannel Bale


£14.99

Premium Muslin Face Cloths
Natural Skincare Solution 01
Natural Skincare Solution 02
Mum & Baby Skincare Survival Kit
Skin Saviour Super Set

Skin Saviour Super Set


£31.99 £39.99