When it comes to my job, few things wind me up more than a product that gives wildly false claims. It shouldn’t be such a big ask that, as consumers, we aren’t lied to about the powers that any one beauty product has, should it? And while things like “cellulite” and “face-lift” creams are the worst offenders for this, I find myself getting riled up over spot treatments the most.
Unlike the aforementioned beauty products that are simply never going to work, because their claims are founded on marketing drivel, spot treatments can, should and do work. Sure, they’re not going to blitz a pimple in a second, but they do have the power to dramatically reduce its severity. So what’s the issue, you ask? None of them ever seems to actually work. I’ve tried countless spot remedies in my time, and while some literally make your skin peel off, others barely do a thing.
In fact, I’ve wasted so much of my precious time on spot treatments that don’t work (I have found you really have to get them on quick to see real change), it makes me quite mad to think about it. To save everyone else the frustration, keep scrolling for my edit of the targeted spot treatments I have genuinely found to make a difference.