We're loving this spot treatment gel from Origins - it works!

Have you ever had a pimple suddenly show up right before an important event? Now, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t usually have acne (because of my dry skin) but I’ve gotten Super Bad Timing Pimples more than a few times! It’s the kind of situation that makes you feel extra desperate to try every single spot treatment available, or maybe even consider popping the pustule with the fervent hope that it doesn’t leave a lasting scar. We all want a quick fix, even just for normal days, because who wants to be seen with pimples?

Well, I recently discovered an insta-remedy that actually got rid of a really painful pimple overnight. Meet the Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel! The tiny aquamarine bottle looks so unassuming that its name doesn’t seem to match up. That is, until you realize what the contents are.

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This treatment gel features a potent 1.5% salicylic acid formulation, which is impressive considering that 0.5% is considered as the minimum to be effective. It’s literally working triple time to eliminate those pesky pimples and prevent new ones from forming! I saw how potent the formula really is when I applied the gel on a pimple that hadn’t yet erupted but was causing a lot of pain. I didn’t apply a lot - I just squeezed out a tiny drop on a cotton bud, applied it on the spot, and went to bed. The next morning, both the swelling and pain were gone! My husband had also applied the gel to some live zits, and they had completely dried up and begun healing. He was so impressed by the Super Spot Remover that he’s already asked me to buy another bottle when this empties.

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This formula is also very efficient, as it’s a single product that addresses multiple acne concerns. After killing the acne, you can continue to use this spot treatment on the resulting post-acne hyperpigmentation. No need to buy a separate product to remove dark spots and scarring as this has an ingredient called Scutellaria Root Extract, which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. Natural caffeine extract and red algae also calm the skin and reduce redness, while oregano and clove essential oils deliver a cooling sensation that feels really soothing when applied to an angry pimple.

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One of the things I really appreciate about this spot treatment is the clear, gel-like formula. Once set, it creates a clear film over the affected area that helps to keep it protected. You might think of it as similar to applying a colloidal bandage, except that it feels like nothing, is virtually invisible, and you can apply makeup over it with no problem! This way, you can comfortably re-apply the product up to 3 times daily.

If not for that hint of shine, it’s hard to spot this spot remover!

If not for that hint of shine, it’s hard to spot this spot remover!

This spot treatment is recommended for all kinds of skin types, including sensitive skin. It’s a bit pricey at P1,050 for the small 10ml bottle, but I think it’s well worth it considering how fast it deals with pimples and offer the additional benefits of treating acne scars. Do check it out at the Origins store in SM MOA, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA (The SM Store), SM Cebu (The SM Store), or order via the Origins flagship store on Lazada. Find more updates on their Facebook page.

This story is brought to you by Origins.

Photography by Nicole Quindara