Unless your face has been touched by the beauty gods, we're going to assume you deal with breakouts like the rest of us mere mortals. Which means you already know that the majority of "miracle" acne treatments on the market do nothing but leave your face dry and flaky, while your zits prevail.
So to cut through the noise, we gathered the best spot treatments that actually work to cover, shrink, and kill pimples as soon as you dab them on. Check out our favorites, ahead.More
This tea tree-loaded gel acts as clear bandage for your zit—swipe on a thin layer, let it dry, and then apply your makeup or moisturizer on top, without worrying about it slipping or sliding off.
Memebox I Dew Care Blemish Spot Patch, $15
BUY IT: ulta.com.
Annoyingly, oil-slicked acne does not play well with makeup, which is why we're so in love with creamy, salicylic acid-packed concealer, which stays put as soon as you blend it on.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer, $18
BUY IT: sephora.com.