While we stand tall for normalising acne, admittedly, their out-of-the-blue appearance can dampen your festive mood. A lone zit can pull the focus from a carefully put-together glam avatar. To help prevent this ahead of the festive season, we bring forth 5 SOS spot treatments available on Nykaa. These potent formulations help visibly reduce the severity of breakouts overnight, allowing you to shine bright at the celebrations! Scroll further to bid farewell to acne with us.
Before you sift through the list, let’s walk through the best ingredients that inhibit acne growth.
Ingredients For Spot Treatments
- Retinol: A type of vitamin A, retinol effectively subsides zits by purging the pores of dust, grime, and acne oil. However, be careful while administering this potent active to your skin, as it tends to make the dermis ultra-sensitive to the sun. We recommend using this ingredient in moderation on pain points. Additionally, retinol is deemed perfect for dislodging blackheads and preventing active outbreaks.
- Salicylic Acid: A type of Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic is a meticulous exfoliant that helps shed the dead cells. One of the fastest reliefs for acne, salicylic acid dwindles redness and inflammation.
- Benzoyl Peroxide: This is an efficacious active that alleviates episodes of skin inflammation by inhibiting the growth of bacteria. You can use an OTC medication on sole eruptions and see a significant improvement overnight.
- Glycolic Acid: A type of AHA, glycolic acid sloughs off dead cells whilst maintaining the requisite hydration levels in the skin. Boasting a small molecular size, this ingredient percolates into the dermis to curb sebum production, dislodge pores, and alleviate inflammation.
- Tea Tree: This ingredient possesses anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it a good choice for treating inflammatory acne, white heads, and black heads.
5 Best Acne SOS Products You Should Grab From Nykaa
Now that you are well-versed with a smattering of pimple-fighting ingredients, it’s time for all the SOS products you can grab from Nykaa. These top-notch offerings are best-sellers – a stamp of approval earned by the numerous consumers who keep stocking up on these beauts!
1. Best Rated - Cosmedix Correct - Rapid Relief Acne Treatment
Price : INR 3,650
This nifty li’l tube combines the power of exfoliant salicylic acid and alleviating agent aloe vera. One of the best-sellers from Nykaa, the infallible formulation purges the pores of oil and grime, leaving the skin with a calming effect. Brought to you from Canada – courtesy of the Cross-Border Store — the claims of this miraculous offering have been verified by several testers. A jaw-dropping 83% of the consumers claimed that their skin looked brighter and healthier. You can reap these benefits, too, by applying it on single eruptions.
2. Editor’s Pick - Soulflower Tea Tree Face Serum, Overnight Acne Spot Corrector For Oily Skin, Easy Applicator
Price : INR 450
The overnight serum by Soulflower brings a trio of anti-acne ingredients to the forefront – salicylic acid, tea tree, and niacinamide. The efficacious blend, which sits in a slender tube with a roll-on applicator on the brim, decongests pores, curbs sebum production, and gives a refreshing glow. Percolating through the pores, the featherlight, non-greasy formula works on bumps overnight. An ideal choice for festive occasions! Additionally, the blend alleviates redness and inflammation, thanks to the anti-inflammatory prowess of green tea.
3. Budget Buy - Nykaa Skin Secrets Tea Tree & Salicylic Acid Spot Patch
Price : INR 100
Are you facing a pimple emergency on the eve of a big event? Don’t fret – summon the Nykaa Skin Secrets Spot Patch to banish zits overnight. Doused in a potent solution of salicylic acid and tea tree, these mess-free patches cleanse impurities, reduce redness, and alleviate inflammation for smooth skin. The offering is crafted from transparent sheets, so you can wear them at any given time. Travel-friendly and water-resistant, these patches are a must-have on your beauty shopping list.
4. Nykaa Army Approved - Acne Squad Spot Corrector for Active Acne with Salicylic Acid
Price : INR 799
The Acne Squad Spot Corrector is clinically proven to eliminate 99.9% of acne-causing bacteria. Infused with the exfoliant salicylic acid, the non-greasy formulation dislodges dead cells, sebum, and excess oil. Also featuring a unique meld of tea tree and niacinamide, this solution alleviates inflammation and redness. After thoroughly cleansing your face, apply dot-sized amounts on single eruptions. Follow up with your moisturiser and sunscreen.
5. Favourite New Offering - Novology Acne Spot Corrector Gel With 0.1% Thymol + Terpineol
Price : INR 799
The Novology Acne Spot Corrector diminishes the appearance of breakouts with the aid of T2 technology. The lightweight formulation fuses with the skin and follows a 2-step course of action — blocking bacteria defence and eventually clearing the acne-causing bacteria altogether. Albeit a relatively new product, this gel spot corrector has earned the trust of Nykaa consumers along with an impeccable rating of 4.9. You can weave the gel corrector into your AM/PM regimen seamlessly and see the results for yourself!