6 spot treatments to try for when the odd pimple shows up

6 spot treatments to try for when the odd pimple shows up

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

Read more 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

Read more 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           

Read more 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   

Read more Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Spot Treatment  reviews here…



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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  1. I still get the occasional pimple even in my fifties, I haven't bought a specific product for them, I find if I put a blob of clay mask on the pimple when I got to bed it really helps to clear it up

  2. OMG I wish this article had been published last weekend. I got a zit on my nose, The only thing I had in my cupboard was Clearasil Ultra Rapid Treatment. I think the tube must have been old because it wasn't rapid. Some great products here to try.

  3. Very interested in the Kiehls one. On the rare occasion that I get a spot I use the Clinique anti-blemish gel which I got a sample size of. Seems to work a treat but boy it can sting. But I used to use the Simple roller ball one but haven't been able to find it again.

  4. I get one pimple once a month and I haven't found anything that's helps but the Sukin one is cheap and seems to have good reviews so might be worth purchasing.

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