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Anti Bump Solution (formerly named Anti Cyst Treatment)

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
106 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 106 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 92 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 4 Total 1 star reviews: 8
    88%would recommend this product
    106 reviews
    • SW
      Shawn W.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 45 - 54
      My Skin is Red, Dry, Sensitive
      2 hours ago
      Age Range 45 - 54
      My Skin is Red, Dry, Sensitive
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Wonderful Product

      I tried many products to help alleviate painful bumps (I refer to them as underground pimples). This is not only the product that works, but does so quickly. The pain and redness is reduced so nicely. I would highly recommend to anyone that shares my issue. Also, you use so little the bottle lasts a very long time.

    • P
      4 days ago
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      5 Stars


    • MM
      Michele m.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 55 - 64
      My Skin is Aging, Acne Prone, Sensitive
      2 weeks ago
      Age Range 55 - 64
      My Skin is Aging, Acne Prone, Sensitive
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Good product

      Helps with those occasional cystic painful bumps I still get at age 56.

    • S
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 25 - 34
      My Skin is Sensitive
      3 weeks ago
      Age Range 25 - 34
      My Skin is Sensitive
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Must have

      I used to get cystic acne on my forehead from stress, but not anymore with this. As soon as I see the signs of it starting I put this on and it stops it in its tracks. I will always have one of these in my cabinet!

    • AV
      Ashlie V.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Oily
      1 month ago
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Oily
      Rated 1 out of 5 stars
      Doesn’t Work

      Very expensive product that doesn’t make a difference. I’ve used it 2 times a day for 2 weeks and my cystic acne is still here. Had high hopes, but asking for a refund. If it’s too good to be true, it’s too good to be true

      Renée Rouleau Skin Care
      2 weeks ago

      Hi, Ashlie! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're so sorry that this bestseller didn't meet your expectations. Our team is here to help you find the best solution for your skin!
      Acne can be complex, and results can vary depending on various factors. We recommend discussing your concerns with one of our licensed estheticians during a complimentary My Skin Rx virtual consultation. They can provide personalized advice and suggest alternative products or routines that suit your skin's needs better. Even though you've been a customer for many years, everyone can benefit from a professional check-in! To learn more about the service and to view our current booking schedule, use this link:

      For Renée's advice on spot-treating a blemish at every stage, check out this blog post:

      Please feel free to reach out to us at to schedule your consultation or if you have any further questions or concerns. We appreciate your feedback and hope to assist you in achieving your skincare goals!
      💙 The RR Customer Care Team

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