Hormonal Contraceptives

Hormonal Contraceptives are medications that are used to prevent unintended pregnancies. There are many different kinds of hormonal contraceptives, but most contain the hormones Estrogen and/or Progesterone. The activity of the sebaceous glands, and other aspects of skin biology, are responsive to sex hormones. Hormonal Contraceptives can improve acne symptoms for some individuals, but can worsen symptoms for others.

Below is our ranked list of Hormonal Contraceptive medications for use as acne treatments. Our ranking system (Scale: 1 {BAD} to 100 {GOOD}) is based on patient reports, clinical research results and other sources. Click on a Hormonal Contraceptive to learn more about that particular medication.