[By Nicole Lin]

Afflicted with pimples and have a hot date looming? Have no fear as we source the best acne fighting formulations to help you clear your skin in time for the big day.

Bliss No ‘Zit’ Sherlock Acne System Spot Treatment

We like this “genius gel” as it is made with two percent salicylic acid to help clear clogged pores and absorb excess oil at the same time. It dries up troublesome spots without causing irritation to our tester’s skin. The plus side is that it seems to clamp down on shine on application.

PeterThomasRoth Acne Spot and Area Treatment

This acne spot treatment is formulated without sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances which is a bonus for sensitive yet acne-prone skins. We like this clear formulation which does not leave visible streaks on application, making it an easy companion under makeup. The sulphur-AHA combo ensures that sebum is instantly kept at bay and skin thoroughly mattified throughout the day.

Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment

This feel good pimple clearing solution is formulated with good old pimple fighters such as sulphur and camphor. Ut refreshes acneic skin while battling zits with gusto. This skincare solution provides the highest level of sulfur allowed in order to calm acne flare-ups and free skin of further bacteria buildup. The result is a clear complexion that lasts! We are converts already.

Sloane Inc Clarity

This clear winner multi-tasks so successfully that we find our skin clearer, less oily and our pores smaller in a matter of days! Exclusively formulated to clear up blackheads, refine pore , reduce skin oiliness and acne, it contains potent AHA & maximum strength beta hydroxy acid to regulate healthy cell turnover, while cleverly delivering long term anti-aging benefits, smoothing rough skin texture and fine lines. Comes in water-based solution that absorbs in an instant, leaving skin tingling fresh and ready for a new day!

Murad Acne & Wrinkle Reducer

If you are over 30 yet suffer from adult acne, have no fear. Murad’s advanced formula does double duty minimizing fine lines and wrinkles as well as combat pimples. Salicylic acid plus marine kelp extracts ensures that anti-ageing benefits are delivered simultaneously with their skin clearing benefits, leaving your skin softer, clearer and hopefully younger!

 

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20 thoughts on “Top 5 Zit Busters for Clearer Skin”

  1. I do have pretty decent skin, but one pimple really stands out on my fair skin. I used Bliss No ‘Zit’ Sherlock Acne System Spot Treatment. Just dab this stuff on individual pimples, do not rub in! I think it must need a little bit of layering, bc i swear this step makes a Huge difference… can be worn day/night. i had the beginnings of a deep blemish last night and this morning it was already at a head. Its good stuff!

  2. I tried Bliss No ‘Zit’ Sherlock Acne System Spot Treatment and it’s pretty gentle compared to something with benzoyl peroxide. This spot treatment absorbs quickly, and eliminated about 75% of the acne I treated within 2-3 days (some faster than others, some longer).
    It’s not perfect and doesn’t work as quickly on some pimples I wished it did, but it’s good and not abrasive. I would recommend it (or getting a sample from Sephora like I did before buying it).

  3. A few weeks ago I suddenly had an uncharacteristic outbreak of zits. I was so frustrated and didn’t even know how to attack this problem! I went to Sephora over my lunch break and since I love and trust Bliss products, I decided to give this a shot. I used some right away at lunch, then again in the evening and by bedtime I could already see a difference. The blemishes were smaller and looked and felt less irritated. Eventually all zits will heal on their own, but this product seems to take zit through its usual lifecycle VERY quickly. At one point I definitely put on too much, and the skin started to get a little dry but was quickly back to normal with a little moisturizer.
    I’m now in the habit of spreading a thin layer on my nose, chin and forehead before bed and my pores are less noticeable and I’m guessing this is because the product cleans out the dirt near the surface of the pores.
    Awesome product, especially for the price. I think this is just as good as (or better than) going to a dermatologist for a prescription topical medication, with much less hassle.

  4. Excellent! I apply Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment every night to at least some portion of my face. It makes me feel better to not look at the problem areas on my skin even at night, so this is nice to cover them up! haha. But as far as effectiveness, if you catch a pimple RIGHT when it’s starting, and I mean within hours that you can feel it, then this is really effective. But if you use it on a large one that is already there, its so so. I mean sure it’ll dry it out a bit, but It doesn’t really do so any faster than anything else. But I still use it, because it definitely helps clear up new and existing acne.
    One thing I do no like is that if you apply it as directed, with a q-tip simply dotting the area, it will flake off… you need to actually massage in the area a little bit so the product will adhere to the skin… other than that…Great product. It smells bad, yes… so what. At least she doesn’t load her stuff with perfume.

  5. I hope my skin doesn’t get immuned to Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment and lose it’s effectiveness. so far, it’s worked really really good. i have very good skin but the occasional breakout does happen a couple weeks before the period, and some of those pimples are quite painful since they’re hidden beneath the skin. i have always had to wait till the pimple forms on top of the skin and then extract it which then leaves a horrible inflamed bump that looks unattractive. however, when i start using this right when i feel the bump forming, it clears the next day. i was really surprised that the redness and bump was gone. i usually put it on for 2 days just so it kills the bacteria or else it might come up again. it doesn’t really dry my skin too much, but i can see after 2 days of putting it on, there is slight dryness starting to form so that’s when i stop for a day or 2 and continue if necessary. if you have the occasional breakouts, i highly suggest trying it.

  6. After getting a horrible cyst from a stupid perricone eye cream i went to sephora to look for something to annihilate this sucker. while i didnt find something to annihilate, i did find something to ERADIKATE. haha. this shrinks any type of pimple over night. some may take longer than others but this a huge help. after two days my cyst it almost gone. if i hadnt used this it might have been there about 3 weeks. doesnt dry me out either which is good. also helps with blackheads too!

  7. I recently tried Murad Acne & Wrinkle Reducer and was very impressed. I get occasional break-outs on my chin and have plenty of stubborn blackheads. This product cleared up my hormonal break-outs and totally got rid of my blackheads. This product is not drying to the skin and has an added bonus of stimulating collagen. Thanks Dr. Murad!

  8. At first, i was a little skeptical about something that would help both acne AND wrinkles, but i decided to give Murad a try. i have really sensitive skin that is fair. i tried it for about a week, and i started to notice my acne less noticable. about 2 weeks i noticed my fine lines less noticable. and it keeps getting better! I found my product!

  9. This product works wonders. I was plagued with large pores and mild breakouts and now I have neither. I use this product along with the Anti-Aging Acne cleanser and Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20. However, I only use the Acne and Wrinkle Reducer every other day. To use it every day made my skin too dry.

  10. Thanks to Murad for making a product that helps both of my problem areas – oily skin/acne & early signs of aging. This is a lightweight product, and I like how it makes my skin feel.

  11. been using Sloane Inc Clarity for six months now. i love it cos it keeps my skin matte and clear, without causing irritation like some of the harsher products. It is a light refreshing pat on solution and works for me.

  12. i beat my zits with Sloane Inc clarity and an OTC tea tree oil from body shop. seems to work for me. the bottom line is don’t squeeze your pimples and be patient. I think that is key

  13. my friend was put on roaccutane but after 2 weeks, skin was not better so she saw a dermatologist. the dermatologist told her roaccutane was not good for her and put her on nimegen! then we searched online and found out it was the same thing!

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  15. I have very good skin, but I am proactive in keeping it that way. My esthetician recommended Murad Acne & Wrinkle Reducer about a year ago and I’ve been using it since then. I did try a different Murad serum in the summer because this one is a little heavier. It works in that it’s soothing and helps breakouts disappear quickly. My skin is more supple, but I can’t tell if it is because of the serum or something else in my skin regiment. I use it once a day–at night under my moisturizer. It great.

  16. Lately I’ve been having really bad hormonal cystic acne that just never seems to go away no matter what i used. I used some medication but my stomach couldn’t handle it. So I’ve been looking for something strong but not too harsh on my skin. But after I used the Kate Somerville Eradikate my cystic acne goes away pretty fast. I don’t mean like one use and it’s gone, but realistically it goes away within a couple of days. (Didn’t expect a miracle) At first the smell is very strong, but I got over that and it first stung my pimples, but I think it’s really worth it.

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