Does This Really Work: Acne Treatment Blemish Powder

Don’t you just hate when you get a huge pimple on the worst days- like when you have an interview or a date? Yeah, it happens to the best of us. From dabbing toothpaste on the offender to the naughty popping- I’ve tried it all.

But I always go back to pimple fighters with salicylic acid to treat blemishes at the first sign of redness. Most zit zappers come in liquid or gel form, but Cosmedicine has come out with Speedy Recovery Acne treatment Nighttime Blemish powder ($38)! Yes, it’s a powder formula that has salicylic acid to unclog pores, cornstarch to reduce bacteria and sesame seed extract to control oil. It’s meant to be used at night, or else you’ll be walking around with white powder on your face.

The first night, I put a small amount on a pimple growing on my cheek. It actually looks and feels like baby powder, so it rubbed off easily- I just added more and went to bed. In the morning, I still had the pimple, though the redness had gone down. For the next few nights, I wet a Q-tip and dipped it into the powder before dabbing on my skin, which helped it stay put during the night. Although, the results weren’t drastic, I noticed what started as a small pimple never got a chance to become a large zit. Instead, it slowly diminished, getting smaller and less offensive. Every little bit counts, right?