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The best spot treatments (for any skin type)

The best spot treatments (for any skin type)
Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert8 months ago
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We all get the occasional breakout, it happens to the best of us. Whether hormonal or diet related (or maybe you've let your skincare routine slip a little) small breakouts do not call for a beauty overhaul and an acne clearing skin regime.

Targeted, on-the-spot treatments are the perfect solution to clear spots and breakouts. Suitable for all skin types, targeted treatments work on the blemish alone rather than drying out and irritating your complexion.

In combination with drinking more water and adding more vitamins and nutrients into your diet, these targeted treatments can help you achieve the clear, radiant skin of your dreams.

The Best Spot Treatments

  • 1.Eve Lom Dynaspot Spot Treatment

    Eve Lom Dynaspot Spot Treatment
    4 Stars 9 Reviews
    Packed with Antiseptic Tea Tree Oil and Salicylic Acid, the Eve Lom Dynaspot Spot Treatment penetrates the skin to clear spots quickly without drying out the skin. Zinc Oxide and Yarrow Extract control excess sebum to balance the skin whilst Fennel, Camomile and Balm Mint Extracts soothe inflammation and reduce redness, visibly reducing the harsh appearance of breakouts.
  • 2.Peter Thomas Roth Acne Patches

    Peter Thomas Roth Acne Patches
    Fuss and mess-free, the Peter Thomas Roth Acne Patches are non-irritating, transparent patches which work to eliminate blemishes and acne and, most crucially, minimise spreading. Once applied, the Acne Patches treat blemishes and acneic breakouts with Salicylic Acid whilst clarifying the skin with Tea Tree Oil. Unlike many spot treaments, the Acne Patches also contain Hyaluronic Acid to keep the skin hydrated and soothed.
  • 3.La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+

    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+
    4.53 Stars 194 Reviews
    The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ has quickly gained a cult beauty product status. Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne, the treatment included Niacinamide and Salicylic Acid to purify the skin and help to repair skin cells. Infused with Thermal Spring Water, Effaclar Duo+ refines the skin, working to unblock pores and reduce sebum levels on the skin for a clear, balanced complexion. Perfect for those with oily, blemish-prone skin, Effaclar Duo+ can be used as a target spot treament or, on oilier skin types, in place of a moisturiser.
  • 4.Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch

    Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
    4.31 Stars 131 Reviews
    Wonderfully afforable, the Cosrx Pimple Patch stickers have quickly gathered many fans in the beauty world. These 'pimple patches' are hydrocolloid bandages which cushion the blemish working to extract any fluids and impurities. Best when used on spots which have a head, the Cosrx patches are best used in emergencies. The stickers can be worn throughout the day and even under makeup as they are untraceable but also work wonders as an overnight treatment.
  • 5.Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel

    Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel
    4.43 Stars 102 Reviews
    The Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel from Origins uses a blend of Salicylic Acid the Origins Anti-Spot Technology to reduce blemishes, speed up the healing process and correct post-blemish pigmentation. With a healthy dose of caffeine and red algae, the Blemish Treatment helps to soothe soreness and redness, relieving irritation to stop your spots from ruining your day.
  • 6.First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads

    First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads
    4.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    For those who suffer with acne and get blemishes and breakouts all over the skin, treatments and products designed to be applied over the whole complexion are ideal. The First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads are perfect for those hoping to reduce the appearance of acne all over the skin. The combination of Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil works to exfoliate and clear the skin without causing irritation. Skin is left cleansed and soothed.
Hollie Bradbury
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I've been writing about hair and beauty for over 10 years. I am a collector of vintage perfume and my go-to look always includes a bold pink lip! For more, visit