My Top 3 Favourite Spot Treatments


We’ve all at some point in our life woken up with a big ol’ red spot. As someone who suffers from a LOT of acne breakouts, I’m constantly looking for the best treatment, I’ve finally found my top 3 products which help to banish the acne.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – £16.00


This is one that is more on the pricey side, but is worth every penny. Even though it is on the pricey side for a spot treatment, it lasts me a good 6+ months.

I first found out about this after seeing Kylie Jenner use it on her snapchat, and never have I been so proud to follower a Kardashian/Jenner.

Also, since it does have a colour to it, I find it’s best to use this on days where I’m not going out, or just before bed.

I do find that this doesnt work as well on already popped spots, but really helps with those that are under the skin.

The main things to remember about this product are:

  • Do NOT shake this before using. You need to dip your q-tip into the bottom pink solution.
  • Use a new q-tip everytime you need to use more of the lotion! Dipping in a used q-tip can lead to contaminating your whole bottle!

This will sting if you apply it to open skin, but only lasts 10 seconds (thank god!).

*The EO Shop Acne Relief – £5.44


I’ve never used an essential oil blend for my acne before, so I was quite excited to give this a go.

The treatment comes in a glass roller ball, making it really easy to apply to your pimples.

Not only does this help with acne, but I recently saw that I was starting to get a cold sore (thanks winter viruses), so I kept applying this every hour for 4 hours, and the next day it had almost disappeared.

This treatment also doesn’t sting, even when applied to freshly squeezed spots.

Manuka Doctor ApiClear Blemish Cream – £5.99


This used to be my all time go to, and honestly, I have no idea why I stopped using it!

Someone recently reminded me about this cream, and I’ve never been so thankful!

This is quite a thickish cream to which to apply directly to your acne, and can see a visible difference in a matter of days.

I’m unfortunately running low on this now, but I’ll definitely be repurchasing this again soon! Manuka Doctor have also brought out another Blemish Cream, so I’ll be intrested in seeing how the two compare!

What’s your favourite acne treatment?

*Some of the items listed in the post was kindly sent to me, but all thoughts remain my own. If you’re interested in sending me over a product to review, email me at


  1. 28th November 2017 / 12:35 am

    I heard nothing but great things about that drying lotion!! Did you love it?

    • 28th November 2017 / 2:21 pm

      I love them all! I don’t know where my skin would be without them!

  2. 28th November 2017 / 2:51 am

    I need to try the drying lotion, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it! I use a spot treatment by e.l.f., it’s a life saver

    • 28th November 2017 / 2:22 pm

      You really need to get it! I’m looking up that E.L.F. one now!

      • 28th November 2017 / 2:48 pm

        I’ll half to! The one by e.l.f. is a spot treatment with aloe, it’s a roll on. It makes hormonal/spot/cystic acne far less painful and decreases the longevity

  3. 28th November 2017 / 6:50 am

    I’ve been wanting to try the Mario Badescu drying lotion. Right now I just use tea tree oil on my zits, and it dries them up overnight.

    • 28th November 2017 / 2:24 pm

      I used to always use tea tree oil, but i’m not too sure why I ever stopped!

  4. 28th November 2017 / 7:36 am

    I need to get that drying lotion mayyn!!!

  5. 28th November 2017 / 8:45 am

    Great post! My skin is breaking out so i seriously need to buy a new acne treatment!!!

    • 28th November 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Definitely recommend trying out these! I couldn’t live without them!

  6. 28th November 2017 / 9:35 am

    I’ve tried the Mario Badescu and the manuka honey products and love both of them – the Manuka antiseptic gel is AMAZING for spots as well xxx

    • 28th November 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Ahh I’ll have to check out that gel! I’ll try anything to help get rid of these horrible spots haha! xxx

  7. 28th November 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Everyone talks about the mario badescu product! Gosh I need to check that out!

    • 29th November 2017 / 11:14 am

      It’s honestly the best! I’m in love with their facial spray as well!

  8. 28th November 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Well, I’ve been trying to decide whether I really NEED the Mario Badescu drying lotion for a few months and this has made up my mind! Definitely going to be my next beauty purchase!

    • 29th November 2017 / 11:16 am

      Honestly, you won’t regret it! I’ve had mine for months and months now, and I’m still on my first bottle!

  9. 8th December 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I’ve heard quite a few people talking about the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (I think you were the first actually!) so I’ve decided to ask for it for Christmas! Also, what do you think of their Rose Water Spray because I’ve asked for that too! xx

    • 9th December 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Haha! It’s worth every penny! I use their rose water spray twice a day (more in the summer)! It’s helped so much! My skin isnt as red as it used to be, and it also helps to lock in moisture! Couldn’t recommend it enough xx

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