I admit it - when I first heard the name "Super Spot Remover," it kind of reminded me of something I would use to get a stain out of my carpet. (Being that I am a total klutz and spill something on it pretty much every week, I'm very familiar with these products. I should really buy stock in Resolve because I get a new can of it almost every time I'm at CVS. There are seriously four year-olds who don't spill as much as me!) Then I tried it and all my giggles about the name ended pretty much immediately because this stuff really, really works.
The Super Spot Remover is an acne treatment gel that you apply to your face when you're having a breakout. Normally my skin is pretty clear, but about a month after I got a sample of it, I somehow manged to acquire a huge pimple on my chin. Like, the gargantuan kind where when you talk to people, you can't even focus on what they're saying because you just know they're looking at you and thinking, "My God, that thing's taking over her face!" My main complaint about gels like this in the past has been that when I've used them, they've inevitably sucked all the moisture out of where I applied them, leaving that skin red and flaky and making the zit even more noticeable. Not so with the Super Spot Remover. It managed to clear up my pimple in a matter of days while not at all making my skin peel off. (A few days might sound like a long time, but seriously, this thing was huge. There's no way it was taking less time than that. I actually figured I'd still be covering it up in holiday pictures, that's how epic it was). The gel contains salicylic acid for the treatment, but it also has caffeine and red algae to help with redness, so once you've applied it, you can just put on concealer and go. I also love its vaguely medicinal scent - it's sort of clean and refreshing (which is a weird description) but for some reason, the scent just makes me feel like it's working.
The best part about it? The bottle only costs $13.50, and while it's definitely a small size (.3 ounces) a little goes a long way, so it should last the average person with occasional breakouts a decent amount of time. (Also, the size is perfect for travel or taking it with you during the day, which is what I did during The Week of the Monster Zit so I could reapply it at lunchtime). I really hope my skin never does that to me again, but if it does, at least I'll be armed and ready to fight!
Note: A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with Origins