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Spot On: The Best On-The-Spot Treatments

Spot On: The Best On-The-Spot Treatments

Pesky spots that pop up when they haven’t been invited. Worst beauty scenario?

It happens to all of us, and it seems to happen more when we have a huge occasion creeping up, like a party, wedding, or first day in a new job. Waking up to a new found friend sat firmly on our faces is never going to be any fun, but the first bit of advice we can give you is don’t panic!

Don’t rush straight to the bathroom, tissue in hand, and start squeezing the life out of it. Anything you do in panic can go horribly wrong. Instead, seek out a hero spot treating product that will tackle the spot instantly, and work it’s magic within a 24 hour period. After all, you don’t want to be hiding your face…

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We understand that the spot treatment market is over spilling, so how on Earth do you choose a product you know will work? Don’t worry, help is at hand. We’ve rounded up the top 10 on-the-spot treatments which come in a range of formulas, ingredients and applications so you can break-up with that new found friend quick time.

  1. Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Treatment
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    Kate Somerville Eradikate Acne Treatment

    It may feel a little unusual to apply  (you have to dip a cotton swab into the pink solution). but it sure works. Kate Somerville’s EradiKate Acne Treatment is a fast-acting, on-the-spot treatment that helps to clear up pimples and significantly reduce associated redness. This powerful formula quickly calms flare-ups and is specially formulated to prevent future breakouts.

    The ‘sediment’ style pink powder contains Sulfur which aids in eliminating existing imperfections and preventing them from re-surfacing. Use on the spot until it completely clears. (Tip: You might not want anyone to see this on you at night, as it dries as a pale pink patch!)

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  2. Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix
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    Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix

    This on-the-spot treatment can be used 1-3 times a day without over drying the skin. It’s a fast acting spot treatment from the kings of acne busting products – Murad- which can reduce the pimple severity in as little as 1 day. Acne-causing bacteria is blitzed away with the Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide, whilst Great Burnet and Allantoin soothe the irritated and inflamed skin. Also packed with Niacinamide to minimizes redness and help restore an even skin tone around the pimple.

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  3. Bellic Acne Control Spot Treatment
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    Bellic Acne Control Spot Treatment

    This effective spot treatment works it’s magic as soon as it is in contact with the skin. Perhaps start off by applying just one layer of this over the spot, before increasing to 3 applications on day 2 if it has not completely disappeared. It’s highly effective and powerful at clearing up blemishes, so go easy if you want to avoid any dryness.

    Features colloidal sulfur, tea tree oil, and chamomile which are all skin friendly ingredients which help to clear out pores and clear the skin of new breakouts. Safe to use when pregnant too!

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  4. Paula's Choice Resist BHA 9 For Stubborn Imperfections
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    Paula's Choice Resist BHA 9 For Stubborn Imperfections

    This product does what it says on the tin – it gets rid of stubborn spots! Great for fading red marks as well as fighting spots, Resist BHA 9 is a first-of-its-kind spot treatment specially formulated to address stubborn pimples. The technology behind BHA 9 is unique, allowing for a controlled, sustained release of Salicylic Acid without diminishing any of its effectiveness. Enhanced results without dryness or irritation!

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  5. Glytone Acne Tinted Spot Treatment
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    Glytone Acne Tinted Spot Treatment

    This is a great choice for those who need to go out in public as soon as that big ugly pimple starts to show its ugly head. The tinted spot treatment combines 8% sulfur with a 2% resorcinol and a tinted texture to discreetly cover up facial blemishes. Apply once or twice a day to keep on top of the spot, whilst cleverly concealing any harsh redness.

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  6. DermaDoctor Ain't Misbehavin' Intensive Acne Mask and Spot Treatment
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    DermaDoctor Ain't Misbehavin' Intensive Acne Mask and Spot Treatment

    This double use product acts as a 15 minute intense spot clearing mask, or it can be left on overnight as a powerful zit removing treatment. Packed with 10% aromatic sulfur, the mask dries and clears up acne blemishes, allowing the skin to heal and prevent the development of new blemishes and blackheads.

    When used as a mask, the therapeutic formulation absorbs excess surface skin oils, exfoliates dead skin cells and leaves skin feeling healthy and refreshed. When applied overnight, the Witch hazel and Kaolin help purify while botanicals help calm and soothe acne-prone skin.

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  7. HydroPeptide Spot Correction
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    HydroPeptide Spot Correction

    A simple, no-mess spot treatment which aims to vanish any pesky spots as quickly as they came. You can apply this up to three times daily to let the advanced formula work its magic. It combines acne-fighting and anti-aging ingredients that clear up acne pimples and prevent new ones from forming without over-drying the affected area. With Colloidal Sulfur, Lactic Acid, Sake Peptide.

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  8. DermaQuest Dermaclear Spot Treatment
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    DermaQuest Dermaclear Spot Treatment

    Benzoyl Peroxide is a hero ingredient to quickly dry up and clear any angry looking spots which pop up, and this product features it as it’s main ingredient. It targets the blemish-causing bacteria immediately without causing dryness. Because of it’s high percentage of Benzoyl Peroxide, it is best suited for oily and acne prone skin.

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  9. Juice Beauty Blemish Be Gone
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    Juice Beauty Blemish Be Gone

    This product hits the nail on the head for application with its handy little roller ball. No one likes to touch their spots with their own hands, so this applicator is perfect!

    This on the go spot treatment can be used overnight and also throughout the day, as it reduces breakouts and unclogs pores with lots of organic fruit acids. Kind to the skin, it is also loaded with willow bark that contains natural salicylic acid, Vitamin C and CoQ10. Clears While Hydrates. Juice Beauty’s Blemish Be Gone is designed for oily, combination, and blemish prone skin types.

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  10. Bliss No Zit Sherlock Spot Treatment
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    Bliss No Zit Sherlock Spot Treatment

    This genius gel is designed to work on those large, sore looking spots we absolutely dread. Made with 2% Salicylic Acid, this treatment helps to clear clogged pores and absorb excess oil, and it’s the perfect ‘zap it quick’ emergency solution. When you feel like nothing will trump that bump, this focused formula really ‘hits the spot’ and can be applied up to three times throughout the day.

    For best results, let it work its magic overnight.

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Emma

Emma

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During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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