The way the world seems to work is that breakouts most commonly occur a) before a date b) before a job interview or c) before your tropical holiday where you were planning on going makeup-free for two weeks.
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Due to this (often horrible) timing, a good spot treatment is a non-negotiable in your skin care arsenal.
From shrinking the blemish to calming surrounding redness, these are the tried and tested spot-treatments to whack on when having a breakout isn’t an option.
Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Emergency Spot Fix
We say: If you fall victim to the occasional breakout, this targeted pimple cream will clear sporadic pimples fast. Formulated with seven gentle botanicals, it’ll calm irritation and clear blemish-causing bacteria deep within the pores.
You say: “love this product, love that its fast acting while has a botanical base! my new fave pimple fixer!!! Highly recommend” – Nickyfraser
Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Emergency Spot Fix reviews here…
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment
We say: For effective treatment on mild acne and pop-up spots, this at-home light therapy spot treatment is a game changer. Neutrogena’s blue light targets pimple-causing bacteria while the red light reduces inflammation.
You say: “Voila! Treat spots morning and night and you’ll see a difference in just a couple of days. Even on the hormonal zits. Yay!!!” – MerryGoRound
Neutrogena Visibly Clear™ Light Therapy Spot Treatment reviews here…
Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Spot Treatment
We say: This targeted, dermatologist-tested spot treatment penetrates the skin to reduce the appearance of current blemishes while preventing the formation of new ones.
You say: “I love this spot treatment for it’s speed. It’s very active and also very gentle which is also important to me.It’s great for under make-up and day use” – clearcrystalwater
Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Spot Treatment reviews here….
Murad Blemish Control Rapid Relief Spot Treatment
We say: If you’re looking for something you can wear during the day, and more importantly, out in public, Murad’s gel will sit incognito under or on top of makeup.
You say: “I have been using this spot cream for breakouts around my chin and jawline during the night. The next day, the breakout either disappeared or reduced dramatically!” – Mayy Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Spot Treatment
We say: Rapidly improve the appearance of blemishes with this benzoyl peroxide-free treatment. Formulated with potent exfoliators like salicylic acid and bromelain, this Ultraceuticals treatment will sort out your pesky pimple while the soothing addition of clove oil and vitamin E will ensure your skin is protected in the process.
You say: “I’ve used this product to help treat breakouts and pimples and found it to be very effective and fast healing! With its active potent ingredients my breakouts would dry up and start to heal with in a couple of days” – vanessda14
reviews here… Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Spot Treatment
Sukin Naturals Blemish Control Spot Banishing Gel
We say: Fight breakouts fast with the powerful blemish-fighting ingredients of salicylic acid and willowherb. Plus, speed up healing time thanks to the calming addition of aloe vera, coconut extract and ginger.
You say: “All you need is a small amount on each pimple in order for it to die down or complete disappear within the next 24 hours. I love it! I would recommend this to anyone who is in need of a quick fix to their breakouts!” – marchgoddess
Read more Sukin Naturals Blemish Control Spot Banishing Gel reviews here…
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Do you have a holy-grail spot treatment?