There’s nothing like a pimple to totally cramp our style. Even when we’re good about taking our makeup off at night and eating properly, we still can’t help but have the odd breakout, especially when we’re a little low on sleep. With back-to-school days and winter office hours just around the corner, we’ve discovered our favourite zit zappers to stop breakouts before they start.
Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Spot Stick has two key ingredients that help keep pimples at bay: tomatoes and salicylic acid, both of which help unclog pores. On top of that, this zit-zapping wand also has bisabolol and ginger, which reduce redness and swelling. We love that we can apply the formula directly to our problem areas with the spot stick’s roller ball instead of using our hands (to avoid adding extra bacteria to the area). It goes on clear, so we can even apply it in the morning before we put on our makeup, and it’s gentle enough that we don’t notice it on our skin. It’s so gentle, in fact, that it’s hard to believe it’s working, but when we applied it at night to a swollen pimple, the next morning it was as if the breakout never happened. Serious happy dance points! ($10.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart).
With packaging this pretty, Benefit Boo Boo Zap! looks so adorable on our makeup shelf that we forget it’s actually an acne treatment. We love that we can apply the invisible formula multiple times a day to problem areas, or just wear it under makeup in the morning. It’s great for reducing redness and swelling, but it’s gentle, so it doesn’t feel like we’re aggrevating the problem by drying out our skin. The best part is, when we have company over, we never have to rush into our bathrooms to hide our acne treatment from plain view because no one can tell what Boo Boo Zap! actually is. That’s pretty packaging worth its price tag! ($16 at Sephora).
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