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Anti Bump Solution (formerly named Anti Cyst Treatment)

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
115 Reviews

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Anti Bump Solution (formerly named Anti Cyst Treatment) is a potent topical cystic acne serum to visibly reduce the appearance of acne, blemishes and painful bumps that form deep within the skin.

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"This saves me from pricey cortisone shots. It's a miracle worker."
Elle Magazine
"For underground cysts that form and start throbbing, this is literally the only product that's ever been able to help."
"Anti Bump Solution is one of the best beauty products for hormonal acne."
Pop Sugar


  • Anti Bump Solution (formerly named Anti Cyst Treatment) by Renée Rouleau is a powerful spot treatment formulated to provide a quick recovery for reducing visible inflammation of stubborn cystic acne bumps that develop deep within the skin and can linger for weeks—or even months. When used immediately on a newly formed cyst, most will find they get a 50% quicker recovery (if not faster) than when using nothing at all. This revolutionary product has 30+ years of proven results and has completely replaced the need for expensive cortisone injections for many of its users. If you struggle with large, painful blemishes and bumps, this safe and proven acne treatment is definitely for you. The result? Clearer skin with less visible bumps and cysts under the skin. 

    For cyst and bump sufferers, we also highly recommend using Vitamin C&E Treatment daily under sunscreen and Post-Breakout Fading Gel as a spot treatment to fade the dark marks that stubborn cysts can leave behind for weeks or even months to reveal brighter, more even-toned skin. Rapid Response Detox Masque is very effective for preventing the appearance of all types breakouts, including cysts, pustules, papules, and monthly hormonal blemishes. It is included in our Rapid Response Detox Kit. If your breakouts are predominantly on the chin and jawline area, check out our Chin Breakout Treatment Kit

    Note: Cysts should never be picked at since they develop and heal deep within the skin and are not meant to come out the surface. Avoid picking and instead apply Anti Bump Solution. It's a lot easier to conceal a closed bump with makeup than an oozing scab. Read 8 tips for preventing chin and jawline breakouts.

    Looking for our most comprehensive solution for spot treating breakouts? Shop our Zit Care Kit, complete with everything you need to tackle blemishes at every stage.

    Size: 0.5 fl oz

    Is this acne spot treatment right for you?

    This product is recommended for each of our nine skin types. Learn about the 30+ year history of Anti Bump Solution

    Take our Skin Type Quiz to learn how to best care for your skin and get customized product recommendations.

    See all Renée Rouleau acne spot treatments.

    Other Uses

    • Infected ingrown hairs - reduces visible inflammation from trapped hair follicles for both men and women.
    • New blemishes that have not come to a head - reduces visible inflammation and encourages a quicker recovery for regular surface blemishes.
    • Chest or back - reduces the appearance of painful cysts quickly.

    Formulated WITHOUT

    • Parabens
    • Phthalates
    • Synthetic Fragrances
    • Synthetic Dyes
    • Drying Alcohols
    • Gluten
    • Mineral Oil
    • Petrolatum

    Vegan. Never tested on animals.  

  • Feel / Smell / Look

  • This product is a thin colorless liquid and dries clear. Scent is very medicinal.

  • Ingredients

  • Key Ingredients

    • Lactic Acid* - Ethyl Lactate (purified form of lactic acid ester) - purifies within pore to clear and calm visible cysts and bumps.
    • Methyl Gluceth 20 - reduces visible redness and inflammation.
    • Citric Acid - gentle exfoliating properties to lift discoloration to prevent discoloration and scarring.

    Water, Methyl Gluceth-20 (water-binding humectant that facilitates penetration of the acid and alcohol), Ethyl Lactate (Lactic Acid), Ethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol (antimicrobial preservative), Sodium Citrate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin (skin conditioner), Sodium Hydroxide. To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post.

  • How To Use

  • To effectively use Anti Bump Solution to reduce the appearance of cystic acne and blemishes, apply one drop to clean skin as soon as cyst becomes visible. When used in the morning or evening, first perform your regular routine. Next, take a damp tissue or Q-tip and wipe the affected area clean before applying. Anti Bump Solution should be applied as the last step. Use day or night until the bump is no longer visible. This treatment can be effective for older cysts that are still lingering under the skin. 

    Sunburn Alert: This product contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to sunburn. Wear sun protection daily and discontinue use prior to spending time directly in the sun.

  • FAQs

  • Can I use this product if I'm pregnant?

    Yes. There are no ingredients in this product deemed unsafe to use during pregnancy.

    Is this product tested on animals?


    What is the pH level of this product?

    The pH level of Anti Bump Solution is 4.4.

    Where are your products made?

    Our products are manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. 

    I took your Skin Type Quiz and was wondering if I can use products that weren't specified for my skin type?

    Yes. While the skin type product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed. 

    I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?

    Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!

  • Reviews

    Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
    Based on 115 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 100 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 4 Total 1 star reviews: 9
    88%would recommend this product
    115 reviews
    • AH
      Anya H.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Dry, Irritated, Sensitive
      22 hours ago
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Dry, Irritated, Sensitive
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Really works!

      A must have staple. Works for cystic acne management. Does not pill under facial oil, SPF and/or make-up.

    • V
      2 weeks ago
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      5 Stars

      Helps cystic breakouts immensely!

    • DH
      Danielle H.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 25 - 34
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive
      2 weeks ago
      Age Range 25 - 34
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      A must have

      I searched high & low for this. So happy it still exists, please never stop making it. It is actually effective at reducing cystic acne & provides me pain relief. Thank you Renee

    • LC
      Louis C.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 55 - 64
      My Skin is Irritated, Red, Sun Damaged, Aging, Sensitive
      4 weeks ago
      Age Range 55 - 64
      My Skin is Irritated, Red, Sun Damaged, Aging, Sensitive
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      It works!!

      I have a disease called Sweet Syndrome. Very painful and ugly bumps appear. Usually I have to inject cortisone into the bump. This is the only treatment that has reduced a bump without injections. I am so thankful for this product.

    • CM
      Cecelia M.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 55 - 64
      My Skin is Sun Damaged, Acne Prone, Aging, Tired
      4 weeks ago
      Age Range 55 - 64
      My Skin is Sun Damaged, Acne Prone, Aging, Tired
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Only thing that works

      It’s funny, I’ve been using the anti-bump solution for probably five years, and sometimes I forget that I have acne. I haven’t seen my acne in so long! I use it every night and it works like a charm. Honestly, I use it for lots of things. I had shingles on my face and this dried it right up. Also use on my eczema, bug bites, razor burn. I don’t know what’s in this, but it helps my skin in so many ways. Highly recommend.

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