By the time I graduated high school, I thought I’d successfully dodged the whole acne thing. Sadly, I came to find that 50 percent of women (me!) develop adult acne. This can be brought on by such wonderful things as hormones, stress and pore-clogging cosmetics. As such, I’ve tried a lot of acne spot treatments. Here are a few crowd favorites!
EradiKate Acne Treatment by Kate Somerville, $22 at Sephora.com
Apply a dab of EradiKate Acne Treatment to the affected area as soon as a blemish appears and its fast-acting formula will calm breakouts on-the-spot. This exclusive formula contains the highest level of sulfur allowed in order to calm acne flare-ups and keep skin free of further bacteria buildup. Not surprisingly, celebs like Jessica Alba and Debra Messing go gaga for Kate Somerville’s line of skincare products.
Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment, $25 at Ulta.com
This is the acne spot treatment that’s currently in my beauty bag. I like it because it’s not only effective at clearing up trouble shots, but it also has a natural-looking tiny that acts as a light concealer. I dab on a bit of the cream during my morning routine and, by lunchtime, see a visible difference. The Dermalogica Concealing Spot treatment is made with sulfur and zinc oxide, so it’s a nice alternative if you’re not a fan of products made from benzoyl peroxide.
Origins Super Spot Remover, $13.50 at Origins.com
Salicylic acid helps speed up the acne healing process while anti-spot technology gets rid of post-pimple darkening and redness. Plus, the Super Spot Remover from Origins also is made with super exfoliators that eliminate excess oils and pore-clogging debris. This helps prevent future breakouts! The product is made with skin-calming caffeine and red algae.
Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion, $15 at Sephora.com
Clinique’s Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion is a good option if you have dry combination or oily skin. The product contains benzoyl peroxide to control oil while helping to clear recurring pimples. The medicated lotion is light to the touch and targets persistent acne.
Natura Bissé Blemish Focus, $44 at NaturaBisse.com
Part of Natura Bissé´s Special FX Line, this acne spot treatment is formulated with willow bark extract, rosemary, tee tree oil, burdock and propolis extract (a mixture honey bees collect from tree buds and saps). It’s a combination of ingredients that help fade blemishes, pimples, impurities and blackheads. Salicylic acid and Glycolic Acid give Blemish Focus exfoliant properties that prevent the buildup of bacteria and regular oil production.
Got any favorite acne spot treatments or fixes of your own? Be sure to let us know by commenting below!