Mini Cart

7 Natural Ingredients That Actually Fight Acne

Looking for natural ingredients that actually fight acne? You’ve come to the right place. We know now more than ever before about the dangers of putting toxic chemicals in (and on!) our bodies.

There’s no denying it: Clean ingredients are having a moment. And for good reason! As you may know from experience, certain chemicals commonly found in beauty products can actually exacerbate conditions like acne. 

And let’s face it: You don’t have time for that!

Luckily, there are lots of natural ingredients that can boost your skin health and reduce acne – some of which might even be lurking in your pantry. 

Interested in learning more? Read on!

Natural ingredients to give your acne-prone skin a boost

Here are some common ingredients to keep an eye out for on your next shopping trip:

Tea tree oil

While it’s not for every skin type (especially if you have sensitive skin), tea tree oil is often praised for its anti-inflammatory properties – which is a major plus if you’re battling acne. Just keep in mind that tea tree oil is highly concentrated, so apply it as a spot treatment rather than as a face mask.


This bright yellow spice isn’t just great for adding to your chicken curry. It’s also been used for centuries to battle inflammation and even out skin tone. Just make sure to test it on a small area of your skin before applying it as a face mask, since some people can have sensitivities to the curcumin found in turmeric

Rose water

Besides smelling great, rose water is known for its cooling, soothing, and even anti-aging effects because it contains vitamins A and C. As a bonus, it also makes a great natural makeup remover! So, this is a great staple to keep handy to calm inflammation and leave your skin feeling refreshed.


If you’ve ever used aloe vera on a sunburn after a long day at the beach, you know how soothing it can be. So it should come as no surprise that aloe can be used for all types of skin irritation – including acne. In fact, you can combine it with other natural ingredients to make effective face masks – or use it on its own! 


Honey has been used for wound treatment for years. But did you know it can also be used in your skincare routine? The healing properties that make it such a great disinfectant also make it an excellent choice for fighting skin conditions like rosacea and acne.


Oatmeal soothes irritated skin and can be used all over the body. Just mix it with some honey, apple cider vinegar, and warm water for a cheap – but super effective – DIY face mask!

Coffee grounds 

You won’t want to use coffee grounds to fight an active breakout (they can irritate the skin), but they do have amazing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that make them wonderful for exfoliating and unclogging pores. 

Final thoughts

So, there you have it! Now you know about seven natural ingredients that actually fight acne. Looking for an easy way to incorporate more natural ingredients into your daily routine? Then you’ll love our organic Castille soap.

It’s made with just a few simple ingredients that actually make sense, so you know you’re getting the good stuff.

Saving has never felt so good. Get the latest clean beauty tips by signing up for our magazine. By signing up with your email, you’ll automatically get 10% off your next order!
If you enter your phone number, we’ll text you a $5 coupon that you can use right away!
We respect your privacy and we won’t share your information