Comparison Chart


Our doctors spent years formulating the best nature and science have to offer to create acne skincare that actually works.

KitavaMD Other Acne Brands Most Natural Brands

Formulated to treat acne and nourish skin while also brightening, balancing and soothing skin tone.
Often formulated only to treat acne and can cause harsh side-effects that leaves skin feeling dried out and sensitive Formulated to nourish skin, but not proven to effectively treat acne

Up to 99% naturally-derived formulations 100% Vegan, Cruelty and Gluten-Free No harsh chemicals, dyes or fragrances
Most contain synthetic ingredients which include sulfates, sls, parabens, petrochemicals, artificial dyes and fragrances Naturally-derived ingredients
Vegan, cruelty-free

FDA-approved OTC acne ingredient (Salicylic acid derived from willow bark)
FDA-approved OTC acne ingredient(s) (synthetically derived) Cosmetic ingredients only

Founded and developed by board-certified dermatologists
Often developed by big pharmaceuticals; only sometimes with board-certified Dermatologists Developed by self-taught individuals, not board-certified physicians

Proven to outperform certain prescription medications*, with independent clinical trial results greater than 50% efficacy rates
Independent clinical trial results may vary, with many studies showing less than 50% efficacy rates Lack of clinical results or proven efficacy rates
*Based on results from an independent clinical trial, individual results may vary.