Antibacterial creams or lotions reduce the number of bacteria on the skin . This aims to then reduce the inflammation with a reduction in the number of red spots. Antibacterial products do not affect the blockages of the oil glands which are the root cause of acne and some patients find that even after a successful treatment the acne recurs rapidly. Suitable for mild to moderate acne.
There are no clinical trials to tell whether any of these products are superior to one another.