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Spot cream that actually works?

(95 Posts)
Dancergirl Mon 10-Dec-12 00:01:08

Can anyone recommend one? I've tried clean and clear, neutragena (sp?) and freederm and they all do NOTHING!

squoosh Mon 10-Dec-12 01:48:47


pickledparsnip Mon 10-Dec-12 02:06:55

I second Sudocrem. Bloody magical stuff!

SirDoris Mon 10-Dec-12 06:39:46

Try dabbing on a bit of tea tree oil. Drying, but works.

Iatemyskinnyperson Mon 10-Dec-12 07:15:09

La Roche Posay Effaclar AI

Oldladypillow Mon 10-Dec-12 08:36:42

Layer on sudocrem at night. Works for me and I've tried everything grin

Germolene will reduce and dry then out too

If you use teA tree oil get a string one. I think its the body shop one is really weak but the branded I think it's just called Australian tea tree is stronger. As is the super drug own brand one.

Also witch hazel but not the skin care one. Look in the first aid aisle the witch hazel you can get there is good for spots.

jumpinghoops Mon 10-Dec-12 08:44:43

Origins On the Spot is excellent, quite pricey but tiny pot lasts ages.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 10-Dec-12 08:50:40

I just came on to say Origins on the spot as well!

20092012 Mon 10-Dec-12 08:57:33

If u can get hold of a aloe Vera plant cut a bit of the leaf and apply the gel like substance inside 100% natural and it very good also if you eat a bit of that every day u won't even get spots! I eat it every day it seriously clears ur complexion! Google benefits of eating aloe vera!

WayneDeer Mon 10-Dec-12 09:07:45

depends on the type of spots
is it acne?

also clean and clear and neutrogena have loads of dross in their ranges and very few useful bits

mycatlikestwiglets Mon 10-Dec-12 10:24:17

Clinique do a blemish gel which is very good for breakouts. I used to use it all the time when I had a bit of acne.

WayneDeer Mon 10-Dec-12 10:41:02

i use the olay dry cleaning cloths for sensitive skin
rinse with warm water
then use the neutrogena stress 3 in 1 hydrating spot gubbins as a bha
often cos I'm old I also use this as an aha

I think a really gentle cleaner please an effective bha works wonders on most people. the AHa and BHA together really keep my spots blackheads and weirdly barren dry bits working perfectly

ifancyashandy Mon 10-Dec-12 10:52:59

Quinoderm or any that has Benzoyl Peroxide in it. Over the counter in pharmacists.

KrisMoose Mon 10-Dec-12 12:59:53

La Roche Posay as mentioned ^ ^ is brilliant stuff. Sudocrem never worked for me.

BareMinerals Blemish Remedy is excellent too - it's a pre-foundation treatment/concealer thingy. Zaps them in no time. Very impressed.

VeganCow Mon 10-Dec-12 13:41:07

ifancyashandy I was going to say what you have said.

WayneDeer Mon 10-Dec-12 14:11:24

La Roche Posay Effaclar AI is a benzoyl peroxide.
I still needed a bha to help sort out why I was getting the spots after disinfecting with b.p

Brawhen Mon 10-Dec-12 14:13:50

Quinoderm Quinoderm Quinoderm Quinoderm Quinoderm

IME, the only thing that had any effect. I am now about 95% spot free. Only took me 20 yrs to hear about it...

WayneDeer Mon 10-Dec-12 14:24:53

Quinoderm is also bp isn't it?

unexpectediteminbaggingarea Mon 10-Dec-12 14:37:45

I don't rate quinoderm, it just burns and doesn't get rid of the spot.

My spots are hormonal. I started taking starflower oil every day on a MNer's recommendation and it has made a huge difference. I also wash with garnier pure active face scrub every day and use an oil control moisturiser (clean and clear dual action works for me).

I never ever ever go to bed with makeup on my face.

vixsatis Mon 10-Dec-12 14:42:36

Toothpaste dabbed just on the spot itself

babybarrister Mon 10-Dec-12 16:33:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

10outof10 Mon 10-Dec-12 16:49:58

Definitely Quinoderm. Have just replaced my hugely out of date (2001) tube. A little goes a long way!

digerd Mon 10-Dec-12 16:58:33

Mine was also about 10 years old when decided it must be out of date, but did work on cystic small lumps. Don't need it now as have wrinkles instead. Oh for the odd lump and not the damn the wrinkles < grumpy face>

bumhead Mon 10-Dec-12 17:35:21

doing an aspirin face mask. crush about 5 normal aspirin and add a little water to make a paste, put it on the spot or use as a mask. It's salycyclic (sp) acid so works brilliantly!

SirSugar Mon 10-Dec-12 17:41:27

Yeras ago there used to be a product called TOPEX. This worked I know for sure as I smeared it all over my face and woke up the next morning with 'sunburn'. Spots were well and truly burnt off

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