I have recently been using a targeted blemish cream by Fig & Rouges (the sort of thing you dab carefully on top of a big spot, rather than an all-over face wash) and was surprised that it kind of actually worked.
You know me – I blame everything on hormones and cannot believe that anything applied topically will help skin if you are in real crisis.
But in fact with repeat applications of this cream big angry spots, (the kind that threaten to change the shape of your jawline), calmed down a reassuring amount without any of the old OXY-10 side effects.
It didn’t work total miracles, but it was enough to make me thing that topical on-the-spot blemish remedies might work without just flaking your skin off and staining whatever towel you wiped the excess off onto yellow. If this little brand I’d never even heard of could do something for my zits, how about the really big cult products?
I asked Instagram for their best on-the-spot remedies and was rewarded with a healthy clutch. I haven’t included every single one because I always think that’s counter-productive to making a choice. All of these that follow had more than 2 recommendations.
This Origins product was controversial – many, many votes for this from individuals but it was dissed hard by my beauty editor friend who said it was just too harsh
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