Zap it!  We have all been there when we get that nasty zit at exactly the wrong time. just before a close relative’s wedding or even our own’s, that long awaited get together dinner, a fancy meeting with fiance or a new date.

Well, I have been a victim of these situations a lot of times and believe me no amount of concealer can hide that miserable feeling of showing up with a fully bloomed cystic acne go away. I usually use to try hard fixing the zit with acne controlling creams and tinted moisturizers, blemish treating foundations & concealers but it wouldn’t look any better. Now I regret why didn’t I just let it be damned & had some ice tea to calm down.

To let my experience of suffering do not go in vain, I figured out about trying acne spot treatments that work within the first 15-20 minutes. Those moments when your acne is just about to start and the skin at that spot starts getting itchy and red, that is exactly the time when you can zap it then and there. And to play it from there onwards, I have jotted down on Six blemish spot treatments so you don’t have to.

Clean & Clear Advantage Anti Spot Gel 

  • Urgently works on the initial stage of acne with a tingling sensation.
  • Contains 2% salicylic acid which works to dry up a pimple fast.
  • The small tube can be carried easily in your purse/wallet.
  • Be careful to take out only a small amount at a time as it can squirt out more.
  • Leaves no residue and can be worn under makeup.

Effective on my skin: Yes

Neutrogena On the Spot Acne Treatment

  • Did nothing for me except a little tingling on the acne.
  • Can give more whiteheads if applied for a longer period.
  • Contains 2% Benzoyl peroxide so skin can be photosensitive and sunscreen must be worn when going outdoors.
  • Reduces further itching due to acne.
  • The small tube can be carried easily in your purse/wallet.
  • Can give bothersome dryness and peeling due to which skin can itch more.
  • Has a lotion consistency and leaves some milky residue & can’t be applied under makeup.

Effective on my skin: Not Really

Essence Pure Skin SOS Anti-Spot Killer

  • Immediately curbs the acne itch and redness.
  • Does work while you sleep, dries up a pimple overnight.
  • Contains Zinc PCA  & chamomile and calendula extracts to calm redness.
  • Small glass bottle with a brush applicator ensures accurate application.
  • The bottle needs to be carefully handled as the product can leak or evaporate if not held upright.
  • Leaves a chalky residue & can’t be applied under makeup.

Effective on my skin: Yes

Eveline Cosmetics Ultra Effective Roll-On

  • Easy application with not much tingling sensation.
  • Contains Allantoin which helps calm redness.
  • Also Contain Zinc, chamomile and calendula extracts which help to fight against the blemishes.
  • The handy container can be carried easily in your purse/wallet.
  • Metal ball roll-on gives easy application.
  • Equal product distribution due to the unique metal ball roll-on applicator.
  • Leaves no residue and can be applied under makeup.

Effective on my skin: Not Really

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

  • Works at the initial stage when acne is just starting and even works at later stages to prevent more acne.
  • Immediately works and gives a little tingling sensation when applied directly on acne.
  • Contains 1 % salicylic acid which can dry up the skin more.
  • The plastic bottle can be carried easily in your purse/wallet.
  • Little expensive for the quantity.
  • Can be applied directly as product control is good from the bottle.
  • Leaves no residue and can be applied under makeup.

Effective on my skin: Yes

Kiehl’s Breakout Control Acne Spot Treatment

  • Does give a little bit of tingling which goes after a few seconds.
  • Contains sulfur and Vitamin B3.
  • Due to AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), sunscreen must be worn when going outdoors while using treatment.
  • Can be applied directly as product control is good from the bottle.
  • The small tube can be carried easily in your purse/wallet
  • Product adheres well to the skin when applied.
  • Better to leave on spot overnight.
  • Leaves a thick creamy residue & can’t be applied under makeup.

Effective on my skin: Yes (more applications required to see effectiveness)

Hope this review helps you in selecting a spot treatment depending on the severity of your acne. I have mentioned the effectiveness of each product to aware you about the product better.

Disclaimer: These posts are not sponsored. All the products are purchased by me. Any reviews and opinions stated above are by me, after thorough testing. The product may or may not work exactly on your skin, depending on your skin conditions.