Zit spot treatment: Kate Somerville’s Pimple Punisher
Way back when, I wrote a post about my skincare routine and mentioned the discountinued Acne Spot Treatment from Avène’s that I’ve been desperately looking to replace. I’ve been pretty diligent about taking care of my skin lately (to come: a new cleanser from the just-launched brand M-61 which kept my skin clear while it lasted). But one little slip and I found a couple zits popping up — in this case, it was using a makeup-remover wipe that didn’t work with my skin. I was rummaging through some products that I haven’t even gotten around to trying out and came across Kate Somerville’s 24 Hour Pimple Punisher (damn I love that name).
Kate Somerville Pimple Punisher
The spot-treamtent is a double-ended tube — one side for its AM Blemish Clearing Gel with peptides and tea tree extract, and the other for its PM Acne Treatment Clay with salicylic acid and green kaolin clay to absorb excess oils. The formula’s pretty hydrating so it didn’t irritate my skin and the AM gel easily wears under makeup without bunching.
Happy to report, a day and a half later, my zit was gone and I found my new go-to spot treatment. The Pimple Punisher will cost you $28 which is a bit on the pricier side but if you’re only going to use it occasionally for those random zits, it’ll last a while. Also, I thought the sleek packaging would make it ideal for travel, but I’ve been reading online that it actually doesn’t stay together very well (apparently the tube breaks off its cap easily?). I haven’t experienced this since I just use it from home but maybe something to consider if you’re on the go often. What do you use for emergency spot treating?
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