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The Best Spot Treatments That Can *Shrink* Your Zits ASAP

They’re perfect for when you’re in a pinch!
The Best Spot Treatments That Can Shrink Your Zits ASAP
PHOTO: The Body Shop, Origins

Picture this: You go to bed with ~perfect~ skin for the next day to come, only to wake up to a huge, angry, and painful zit. Not the most ideal situation, especially if you have plans ahead. We’ve all been there, which is why we’re well-versed when it comes to spot treatments that can get rid of your zits ASAP. If you’re looking to banish a blemish in an instant, we rounded up some of our fave zit zappers below. The best part? You’ll be able to find one no matter what your budget is!

The Best Acne Spot Treatments To Try 

  1. Céleteque Acne Spot Corrector

    This homegrown spot treatment is formulated with both beta hydroxy acids and polyhydroxy acids to help diminish pimples and exfoliate dead skin cells. It also contains lilac leaf cell culture extract, which can help prevent future breakouts and reduce oil production. Plus, it’s easy on the wallet!

    Céleteque Acne Spot Corrector

    Céleteque Acne Spot Corrector , P169, Watsons

  2. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

    This spot treatment has reached cult status—and for good reason! As its name suggests, this treatment can help dry up surface blemishes overnight. It’s formulated with salicylic acid to help reduce redness, sulfur to unclog pores, and zinc oxide to absorb excess oil. BTW, don’t worry about the formula separating in the bottle—it’s supposed to look that way! To use it, you need to deep your Q-tip all the way to the pink sediment in the bottle, then apply that to your zits. 

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  3. QUICKFX Pimple Eraser Spot Patch

    Pimple patches have been super popular lately, and that’s because they’re not messy, they’re easy to use, and they treat zits quickly. These spot patches by QUICKFX have microneedle technology that can help deliver its anti-acne ingredients to your skin. It’s formulated with camellia leaf extract, which works as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredient, and salicylic acid, which helps get rid of dead cells and reduces breakouts. These pimple patches can even help improve cystic acne.

    QUICKFX Pimple Eraser Spot Patch

    QuickFX Pimple Eraser Spot Patch, P349, Watsons

  4. Face Republic Calming Spot Oint Gel

    For angry red zits, try this spot gel that’s formulated with calming ingredients. Other than the typical anti-acne ingredients like salicylic acid, this treatment also has tea tree leaf extract and centella asiatica (or cica) extract. The combination of these ingredients help soothe irritated skin while also helping to clear breakouts. 

    Face Republic Calming Spot Oint Gel

    Face Republic Calming Spot Oint Gel, P349, Watsons

  5. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

    Clean beauty is in, and that includes spot care too! If you have a zit that just won’t go away, try this natural zit zapper. Tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial and purifying properties, so it can help dry out pimples and prevent irritation. 

    The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

    The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, P495, The Body Shop

  6. Oxecure Acne Clear Potion

    Looking for a dupe for the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion? This treatment from Oxecure is just as good! It’s formulated with salicylic acid to help treat acne and niacinamide to help fade dark spots and acne scars. It also has nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, and chamomile to help keep the skin healthy.

    Oxecure Acne Clear Potion

    Oxecure Acne Clear Potion, P369, BeautyMNL

  7. COSRX AC Collection Spot Cream

    A spot corrector list wouldn’t be complete without a K-beauty product! This treatment is formulated with mild ingredients like centella extracts, tea tree oil, zinc, and calamine to help calm the skin while also treating inflamed blemishes overnight. 

    COSRX AC Collection Spot Cream

    COSRX AC Collection Spot Cream, P1,299, Beauty Bar

  8. Origins Spot Remover Anti-Blemish Treatment Gel

    This salicylic acid-based treatment can help heal and fade spots fast. It has anti-spot technology which helps prevent post-acne darkening and it also contains caffeine and red algae to relieve irritation and redness. It also helps prevent acne from cropping up,  thanks to the way it helps diminish oil production and clear out pore-clogging dirt and debris.

    Origins Spot Remover Anti-Blemish Treatment Gel

    Origins Spot Remover Anti-Blemish Treatment Gel, P860, Lazada

  9. AXIS-Y Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment 

    This spot treatment’s main acne-fighting ingredient is tea tree oil, which we all know can help soothe skin while banishing breakouts. But the Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment is also infused with other ingredients to help prevent breakouts from happening and to help relieve and protect the skin, licorice root extract, green tea leaf, and camphor leaf just to name a few. And if that doesn’t already have you sold, it also has ceramide capsules that can help restore the skin barrier!

    AXIS-Y Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment

    AXIS-Y Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment, P645, Lazada


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