Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot* is spot treatment that works. I could end the review there really, because I have wasted so much money on 'miracle spot treatments' over the years, that it really is somewhat of a novelty to find one that actually does what it's supposed to do.
This is a gel which combines salicylic acid to treat the spot and purify the area, and hyaluronic acid to moisturise the skin, preventing it from drying out. Flaky skin is something you normally have to put up with as a side effect of spot treatments, so this is a genius combo.
Vichy say that it creates a plaster-like effect on the skin which isolates the imperfection, reduces bacterial contamination and stops the spot development within two hours. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and encourages the skins’ own natural healing processes.
I applied this to a spot on my *ahem* decolletage the other night (oh the glamour - somehow the words 'spot' and 'decolletage' don't quite go well together do they?). As I sat in bed watching telly, I literally watched the spot transform from big angry red pulsating spot into timid little insignificant spot within a couple of hours. By the next day it was more or less gone altogether. Usually it would have gotten bigger until I wouldn't have been able to resist the urge to pick at it, and then it would have hung around for weeks.
Vichy recommend that you apply this using the metal applicator (which does feel nice and cool against the skin) but unless you are disinfecting it each time, I'd imagine it could get a bit icky. I prefer to squeeze it onto my finger and apply it that way.
Anything else you need to know? It's non comedogenic, paraben and silicone free, dermatologically tested and costs a very reasonable €10. You only need a tiny bit each time so the little tube will last you for ages.
So, now that your skin blemish problems are sorted, Vichy's On the Spot Hero is on hand to help you with all your other daily dilemmas, from inappropriate outfits to burnt dinners. Like Vichy on Facebook to check out his, eh, words of wisdom ;-) He even made us a personal video. Whatta man! I think I can forgive him for pronouncing my name wrong, and having better eyebrows than me for that matter.