9 best products to help rid skin of acne and blemishes


Acne and blemishes can often come up with no warning. As a result, you need effective products that work to clear up your spot fast, without compromising the rest of your complexion…enter spot treatments. Targeted treatments that work to reduce inflammation and disinfect the skin have come a long way, meaning you no longer have to dry out your entire face for the sake of zapping a zit. See below our list of the best products to help rid skin of acne and blemishes, including, why pimple patches might be your new go-to.

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Andalou Blemish Vanishing Gel

With willow bark (a natural form of salicylic acid), added salicylic acid and camphor, (which is rich in antioxidants and helps calm breakouts), this formula works to combat blemishes below the surface of the skin. Read reviews for the Andalou Blemish Vanishing Gel here.

Ella Baché Breakout Treatment Cream

An antibacterial cream with antiseptic qualities and healing agents loaded in? We (or rather our blemishes) will definitely take it. It absorbs excess oil, reduces redness and works to dry out the spot without drying out the surrounding skin. Ideal. Read reviews for the Ella Baché Breakout Treatment Cream here.

Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Spot Treatment

Active exfoliating ingredients such as salicylic and mandelic acids, combined with soothing agents and antioxidants absorb excess sebum, soothe and clear blemishes in as little as two hours. Plus, it’s benzoyl peroxide free, which means it won’t dry out your skin. Read reviews for the Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Spot Treatment here.

Skyn Iceland Blemish Dots

A must for targeting blemishes on the go – these pimple patches are formulated with salicylic acid and tea tree oil, which work to disinfect and shrink pimples at the same time. Find it at mecca.com.au

Sukin Blemish Contol Spot Banishing Gel

A super effective natural formula; this product utilises willowherb, quince, aloe vera, coconut extract and salicylic acid to refine skin texture, reduce the appearance of blemishes and soothe simultaneously. Read reviews for the Sukin Blemish Control Spot Banishing Gel here.



Clean and Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Gel

With salicylic acid and active botanicals, this formula works to reduce the redness and swelling of a blemish from four hours. Read reviews for the Clean and Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Gel here.  

Murad Acne Control Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment

For a blemish treatment that works under makeup, this will be your go-to. With maximum strength salicylic acid, the clear gel is perfect for targeting blemishes or emerging blemishes without having to change your routine. Read more reviews for the Murad Acne Control Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment here.

Medik8 Blemish SOS Rapid Action Target Gel

While utilising salicylic acid for clearing and niacinamide for calming, this formula is also formulated with dioc acid for controlling oil production with the skin and working to prevent future breakouts. Find it at medik8.com.au

Innisfree Bija Cica Balm

Cult K-skincare brand innisfree uses  bija from Jeju Island, which treats excess oil production and clears dead skin cells. The product also protects against future irritants while intensely caring for damaged skin. Find it at www.innisfree.com/au/en

Main image credit @taylorhill What’s your go-to emergency spot treatment? Have you tried any of these products before?

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