Out Damn Spots!

Before running for a cortisone shot, try one of these editor-approved spot removers instead.

Renée Rouleau Anti-Cyst Treatment

“I dab on this magical pink lotion when I feel the slightest hint of a blemish. It makes me feel like I’m a teen all over again, until I wake up to a clear complexion.” – Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor

Indie Lee Blemish Lotion, $26,


“There is nothing like Renee Rouleau’s Anti-Cyst Treatment. Combined with a skin-friendly diet (cutting down on dairy and sugar, eating more walnuts and almonds), it totally eliminated my cystic acne.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Renée Rouleau Anti-Cyst Treatment, $42,


“A little swipe clears up spots AND imparts a renewed smoothness to the area. I get anxious when I don’t have a bottle of P50 around. – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion, $61,


“Small enough to store in my bag, this little wonder is how I stay calm when my complexion is not.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Aesop Control, $23,


“This mud mask keeps spots at bay.” – Sarah Leon, Senior Digital Editor

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment, $69,


“Murad’s pimple treatment is strong enough to knock a pimple out in a day, yet it doesn’t make my skin feel dry.” – Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix, $18,


“It’s like the Magic Eraser of masks.” – Zachary Etheart, Community Manager

Mario Badescu Silver Powder, $12,


“This intensive treatment works like magic on spots. I dab it on, and it helps to both conceal and alleviate.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Sisley Intensive Dark Spot Corrector, $165,


“This is a great mask for when my skin is feeling congested, but I also love to dab it on the second I see a spot appear. It definitely accelerates a disappearance act.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask, $25,