The 10 best acne scar treatments

Struggling with acne-prone skin? You probably know only too well that clearing your skin of active and angry breakouts is often only half the battle. Acne can leave behind scars which can disrupt the texture and tone of your complexion. Acne scarring can take so many different forms, such as small bumps or even dark spots.

Although it is impossible to completely eliminate acne scars from your skin, there are treatments and products that can be used to minimise their appearance and reward you with a much more even and smoother complexion. Let’s take a look at some of the top recommendations from the RY team…

The 10 best acne scar treatments

1. Alpha-H Liquid Gold
2. asap Super B Complex
3. Alpha-H Vitamin C with Grape Seed Serum
4. Medik8 C-Tetra Serum
5. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning Solution
6. Skinstitut Retinol Serum
7. asap Liquid Platinum
8. Kora Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum
9. Rodial Vitamin C Deluxe Glow Tonic
10. Pai Rosehip oil

The best acne scar treatments


Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a skin resurfacing treatment formulated with Glycolic acid that helps to boost the regenerative properties of the skin by forcing a ‘wound healing’ response. Great news – this product is suitable for all skin types and gently exfoliates the skin, unclogging pores and preventing excess oil production. You may feel a slight tingle whilst using this product, but that is completely normal and you should soon notice your skin is smoother and any redness reduced for supreme confidence on those no-makeup days.


The asap Super B Complex is formulated to supercharge the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen is a key protein which can rejuvenate the skin and help repair skin damage – perfect for those suffering from acne scarring. The complex contains multiple high-impact ingredients such as B5, Hyaluronic acid and Niacinamide. After using the asap Super B Complex, not only should the severity of acne scars decrease, but your skin should also feel hydrated and radiant.


Looking for a serum with multiple benefits packed inside one handy bottle? Meet the Alpha-H Vitamin C with Grape Seed Serum. This serum is not only super hydrating, but it also assists in boosting the natural immune system, helping to repair damaged skin cells from the outside in, including damage such as acne scars and sun damage caused by the blazing Aussie sun. Packed full of Vitamin C goodness, this simple nutrient is a must-have for encouraging nourishing and healing, helping to strengthen the skin barrier and relieve any irritation caused by acne and acne scars.


Sometimes you need to go more than skin deep. Medik8 C-Tetra Serum penetrates deep into the skin’s surface layer (or lipid barrier), treating your complexion with a brightening and soothing formulation of Vitamin C and E. These ingredients work together to help nourish the skin, minimising the appearance of acne scars and protecting the skin against everyday aggressors such as pollution. The pipette applicator allows the product to be applied mess-free, and after just a few uses, your skin should look noticeably radiant and benefit from improved elasticity.


If you want to simplify your skincare routine whilst reducing the appearance of your acne scars, it may be time to consider a Glycolic acid toner. The Ordinary Glycolic toner lifts away makeup and other daily impurities, such as dirt and oil, whilst working to resurface the skin. By gently exfoliating the skin, it helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and significantly reduce acne marks.


This powerful serum by Skinstitut combines two must-have ingredients in the skincare industry, Retinol and peptides. Retinol works by penetrating deep into the skin, helping to repair damage such as acne scars, while peptides can help with smoothing and firming your skin. This serum not only targets the scarring left behind but could also prevent future breakouts, helping you maintain a clearer complexion for the long term. The perfect solution! You might have heard that retinol can be irritating to the skin, but this oil has been carefully formulated by the experts at Skinstitut to include olive extract and heaps of other nourishing ingredients that help to soothe the skin.


Your skin starts to heal itself while you sleep, and asap Liquid Platinum is a regeneration treatment that aims to help the process by working to transform your skin overnight. The treatment works by gently dissolving dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production, helping to reveal a brighter, more refined complexion. The low pH delivery system increases how easily the product can penetrate into the skin and helps repair the skin barrier. Stronger barrier functions can help your skin to lock in moisture and repair damage such as acne scars.


Wish you could reduce the appearance of your acne scars overnight? A powerful resurfacing serum could help. This Noni Night serum from Kora Organics contains a cocktail of AHAs, BHAs and nourishing oils to boost cellular turnover. The active ingredients work to resurface the skin while the nourishing properties of the oil leave a complexion with a radiant, clear glow. Kora Organics carefully chose non-comedogenic oils to complete their serum, ensuring the product balances the skin rather than clogs it so you don’t have to worry about further breakouts.


Vitamin C is a skincare ingredient with heaps of benefits, but it is most well known for its ability to brighten skin tones. This tonic from Rodial contains a cocktail of essential acids to exfoliate the skin and promote a smoother, softer complexion. The 5% acid complex helps to reveal a younger complexion by lifting away dead skin and imperfections on the skin, such as acne scars. Aside from exfoliating the skin, the glow tonic also delivers a powerful hit of moisture as it is fortified with amino acids and Vitamin B.


Rosehip seed oil is rich in Vitamin A and Linoleic acid, which can help to reduce the hyperpigmentation in acne scars. This oil from Pai is also incredibly nourishing, helping to soothe a complexion and create an even skin texture. If you have oily skin, you may think that adding oil to your skincare routine will make your skin even oilier. The good news is, rosehip seed oil can actually help regulate oil and sebum production, helping to prevent acne!

Top RY skincare tip!

Active ingredients such as Glycolic acid, Retinol and Vitamin C can all help to clear the skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars, but they can also increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Make sure you use a recommended Sunscreen as a final step in your morning skincare routine when using acne scar treatments formulated with these ingredients, especially if you live in the Northern Territory or spend your day surfing along our beautiful Aussie coastlines.

Got questions? Reach out to the RY team!

If you have any questions about the best acne scar treatments for your complexion, get in touch with the RY team via our IG account. One of our expert skin care specialists will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about acne scars and the best products to treat them.



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