There’s nothing worse than when a pimple erupts. And, more often than not, it happens at the worst of times – the morning of your birthday or even a first date (yep, we’ve all been there).
While enjoying a well-balanced diet and having a daily skincare regimen is key to a clear complexion, it’s equally important to have a spot treatment to help banish those rebellious breakouts. That’s why we’ve rounded up seven of the best topical pimple treatments.
1Shiseido PURENESS Blemish Clearing Gel
This medicated zit zapper is formulated with salicylic acid to help prevent the appearance of new breakouts. The inclusion of Hydro-Balancing Complex also calms, hydrates and soothes breakouts to reduce redness and swelling.
2Paula’s Choice Resist BHA 9 Treatment
Paula’s Choice Resist BHA 9 is a localised spot treatment specially formulated for acne-prone skin. It promises to heal stubborn skin imperfections, without dryness or irritation.
3mesoestetic Imperfection Control
Banish blemishes with this local spot treatment, which features active ingredients to target pimples and innovative pigments for a concealing effect.
4Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Dab Mario Badescu’s best-selling, potent concentrate of calamine, salicylic acid and fast-acting ingredients onto spots at bedtime and watch them disappear by morning.
5Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment
EradiKate Acne Treatment is a fast-acting, on-the-spot solution that helps to clear up pimples, significantly reduce redness and prevent future breakouts.
6Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
Fight stubborn pimples with this daily treatment gel. Apply a thin layer to entire face twice a day after cleansing or use as a spot treatment.