8 hard-working vitamins that'll kick acne to the kerb
From A to zinc, here's how to banish breakouts for good
Content Producer / October 13 2023
Acne - it's the bane of our existence, the thorn in our side, the pain in our... well, face. You get the picture.
If you're like most people, you've probably tried every skin care product, face mask and treatment under the sun to get rid of those pesky pimples. But what if we told you that the secret to clear skin might actually be hiding in your vitamin cabinet? That's right - certain vitamins and minerals can work wonders on acne-prone skin, helping to reduce inflammation, regulate oil production and promote healthy cell turnover.
From vitamin A to zinc, we've scoured the shelves (and the Internet) to bring you the lowdown on the best vitamins for acne. So sit back, grab a green juice (or if you're anything like us - a glass of wine), and get ready to take your skin from spotty to spotless.
Futurebiotics Acne Advance with Colostrum
This stuff is the real deal. Don't believe us? Check out these hundreds of raving reviews from fellow acne battlers. The unique formula includes colostrum, which supports the health of your skin, as well as a whole heap of other vegetarian goodies that are gentle on the skin and body, while still working to bid adieu to those pesky face guests.
$37.37 at iHerb
Vida Glow Clear Advanced Repair
JSHealth Skin + Digestion Formula
These tablets are global best-sellers for damn good reason. Not only do they relieve symptoms of acne, pimples and minor skin eruptions, but they also help with mild eczema and dermatitis thanks to the traditional Western herbal medicine they're formulated with. Plus, they support your gastrointestinal system health. Need we go on?
$44.99 at JSHealth
Nature's Way Derma Klear Akne-Zyme
With super powerful enzymes and natural ingredients, these capsules are like a day spa for your skin (without the painful price tag). Soothing and gentle yet incredibly effective, they work to unclog pores and reduce inflammation, leaving you with that coveted clear complexion you've always wanted.
$28.71 (down from $31.90 at iHerb)
SkinB5 Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins
This formula is so good it's been labelled the next best thing to accutane. And with its powerhouse of ingredients, it's not hard to see why. Scientifically formulated to actively clear out your skin, these vitamins are loaded with vitamin B5, vitamin A, zinc, folic acid and biotin. Simply pop one or two tablets a day for lasting effects. Hot tip: pair them with SkinB5's complementary skin care range for maximum benefits.
$49.95 at Pharmacy Online
Swisse Acne Support Tablets
Target acne from within with this innovative beauty supplement by Swisse. The premium quality formula contains silymarin, which helps relieve symptoms of acne and reduce inflammation, and zinc and vitamin C to support healthy skin and wound healing. It also boasts vitamin E and selenium to provide antioxidant support, while reducing free radical damage to body cells.
$31.99 (down from $39.99) at Chemist Warehouse
Henry Blooms Zinc Max
These Henry Bloom tablets are here to save the day (and your face). Packed with skin-loving zinc, they're like tiny superheroes for your skin, fighting off acne-causing bacteria and reducing inflammation. They're like a secret weapon against acne, but without the cape (or the awkward spandex). All this for under $20, too...
$18.55 at Healthy Life
Life-Space Skin Rebalance
This premium, targeted probiotic blend contains two strains of beneficial bacteria, plus lactoferrin, zinc, vitamins E and C and biotin. Translation? It helps reduce the occurrence of acne and congested skin pores, all while supporting skin healing. In other words, this little guy's a bit of an overachiever.
$37 at Healthy Life
Main image credit: @moniqueschreiber
If you're not a fan of taking vitamins and want something more topical, try our guide to the best serums for tackling pimples and acne.
Ensure to read the label of any supplements you are taking and consult with your doctor first.
Tiarne is BEAUTYcrew's Content Producer. Between crafting narratives about all things beauty, you might catch her indulging in an endless stream of TikTok videos and obsessing over her dog. Her words have also appeared across other mastheads such as Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea, Now To Love, Bounty Parents and more.