For many, pimples are a real struggle. Besides your skin feeling sensitive or even painful, you might find yourself feeling self-conscious about the way it looks, resulting in poor confidence and low self-esteem. It’s important to remember that pimples are completely normal and that most people experience them at some point or another in their lives. However, learning to understand and finding the products that work for your skin is a proactive way of dealing with your skin concerns.


Shopping for skincare products can be a daunting and expensive task, especially if you’re not entirely sure what you should be looking for, so we’ve put together a guide of some of the best teen pimple products, that won’t break the bank! 


Help keep your teen’s skin in tip-top shape all year round and shop the latest skincare must-haves with a simple swipe of your RCS Card.




If you’re new to skincare and not quite sure where to begin, Celltone offers the perfect solution with their all-in-one Spot Control Acne Pack. It features four products to cleanse, tone, moisturise and blitz. The skincare regimen has been designed for pimple-prone skin and includes products that help gently exfoliate sensitive skin, unclog pores and reduce oil by maintaining your skin’s natural pH balance. The Acne Pack takes out the guesswork, with a simple-to-use regimen and products that work well together.


GET IT: Celltone Spot Control Acne Pack, R420, Clicks




Young Solution is a popular brand among teenagers as their packaging is edgy and different to help them stand out from the usual skincare offerings. What’s more is their range is both affordable and designed with young skin in mind, and specifically targets teen acne. Their Triple Action Facewash is a great product for teens who want to really tackle those pimples. It gives you a deep clean, gets rid of oil and helps to prevent break outs.


GET IT: Young Solution, Triple Action Facewash, R65.99, Clicks




Tea tree is a powerful natural ingredient that is filled with all sorts of antiseptic and healing properties and works well to combat pimples. Whether you’re running between classes or just finished a workout at the gym, The Body Shops’ Clearing Facial Wipes are skincare essential! Infused with organic tea tree oil, these wipes are perfect for on-the-go cleansing and leave your skin feeling clean and free from sweat, oil, and impurities which may aggravate acne.


GET IT: Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wipes, R95, The Body Shop




There’s nothing worse than discovering a pesky pimple the night before a big event! Yardley’s Oatmeal Spot Clear Spot Buster is a nifty little helper that works to quickly purify and reduce the appearance of spots. It also soothes the area, helping to relieve sensitivity caused by painful pimples while also fighting the four causes of blackheads and unwanted blemishes. You won’t want to leave the house without this convenient spot treatment!


GET IT: Yardley Oatmeal Spot Clear Spot Buster, R75, Foschini




Being a teenager can be stressful, so what better way to end a day than with a little self-care routine? Cettua is an affordable brand with a wide offering of masks and treatments to help target your skin concerns, and their Oil-Control Mask does not disappoint! While you relax and enjoy a series-binge, the Cettua Oil-Control Mask helps relieve pimple-prone skin with its five herbal complex formula that reduces excess oils and leaves skin feeling fresh and purified.


GET IT: Cettua Spot Clear Facial Mask, R36, Clicks



Are you ready to help your teen take control of their skin? Grab your RCS Card to shop from stores like Clicks, The Body Shop, and Foschini to find great products that work for you – and as a bonus, you’ll get up to 55 days interest-free on every RCS Card purchase! Don’t yet have a card? Apply for one today!


*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.