Sometimes it seems that the only methods to treat acne are Benzoyl Peroxide (BP for short), Salicylic Acid, and prescription medications. For the most part, drugstore treatment systems fall into one of the first two categories and a trip to the dermatologist results in the persciption meds.
However, as a gal with supremely sensitive skin (I’m allergic to glycerin, BP *and* salicylic acid), I needed more options. Plus, I’m a cheapy and spend too much time in the doctor’s office as it is. I certainly didn’t want to add a trip to the derm for my acne. But it was really getting out of control. I have had major breakouts on my cheeks for the past 4 months. Ugh.
Then I remembered the sage advice Bionic Mom gave me in my teen years- sulfur is great for resolving pimples. So I set off on a search for a sulfur-based acne treatment. I’ll be doing a series of reviews for alternative-acne treatments in the coming months. As I test them, I’ll review ’em.
First up is Murad’s Blemish Spot Treatment. I’m a Murad virgin, so I had NO idea what to expect. I got my tube of Blemish Spot from BeautyVice for $13.95 (which is one of the best prices around!).
After 2 months of use in morning and evening- my acne isn’t resolved but it is MUCH improved. I have the occasional pimple here and there, but I’m honestly relieved on how much it’s helped my skin. Plus there’s no icky scent, and my skin doesn’t dry out and get flaky while using this treatment. No additional redness!
The product itself is easy to apply. Shake the tube a bit, apply a pea and a half dollop to your finger and rub onto the areas where you are having issues. The first few times I used the product, I had a VERY mild sting, but it even less than the typical acne treatment.
I adore the packaging on Murad’s Blemish Spot. It’s a squeezeable tube so the product stays sanitary while you apply and treat. It’s also translucent so you know when you’re low and need to reorder.
Two-thumbs up…It’s been a savior for me. If you suffer from breakouts and sensitive skin, this could really help you out!
Full ingredients listing is below…
Murad Blemish Spot Treatment Ingredients: Water, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Sclerotium Gum, Zinc Oxide, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Salicylic Acid Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.