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    THE INKEY LISTSuccinic Acid Blemish Treatment<p>In a bid to rid yourself of pesky blemishes, it&#8217;s easy to parch your skin, triggering an overproduction of oil and <em>even more</em> spots. It&#8217;s a tragic cycle, and the Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment is here to help you stop it.</p><p>Non-drying (thank you, hyaluronic acid!) and easily-absorbed so that you don&#8217;t feel greasy, this treatment is formulated for all, but best for blemish-prone complexions in a crisis. It works by gently exfoliating dead skin cells and reducing excess oil without stripping skin. 2% succinic acid (a bio-based chemical that&#8217;s derived from corn) works to physically reduce the size of your blemishes, while 1% salicylic acid unclogs pores, exfoliates and calms. 0.4% hyaluronic acid then swoops in and saves the day by reintroducing the skin to moisture in a good way. The result? Spots are cleared &#8211; fast.</p>INK0482435550604222991804 stars, based on76 reviews 6.99Cult BeautyNew
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    THE INKEY LIST Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment

    THE INKEY LIST
    Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment
    ( 15ml )

    £6.99
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    • Why it's Cult

      THE INKEY LIST’s aim is simple: break through beauty jargon to deliver a straightforward take on the most-wanted ingredients in skin care. Enter: the Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment – a blemish-busting, purse-friendly answer to pore perfection. With a powerful, complexion-clearing trio – of salicylic acid, succinic acid and hyaluronic acid, no less – working in harmony to ward off blemishes, spots are reduced in size and future breakouts are prevented. Say hello to calmer, clearer skin.

    • Description

      In a bid to rid yourself of pesky blemishes, it’s easy to parch your skin, triggering an overproduction of oil and even more spots. It’s a tragic cycle, and the Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment is here to help you stop it.

      Non-drying (thank you, hyaluronic acid!) and easily-absorbed so that you don’t feel greasy, this treatment is formulated for all, but best for blemish-prone complexions in a crisis. It works by gently exfoliating dead skin cells and reducing excess oil without stripping skin. 2% succinic acid (a bio-based chemical that’s derived from corn) works to physically reduce the size of your blemishes, while 1% salicylic acid unclogs pores, exfoliates and calms. 0.4% hyaluronic acid then swoops in and saves the day by reintroducing the skin to moisture in a good way. The result? Spots are cleared – fast.

    • How to use

      Clean the skin thoroughly before applying this product.

      Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer, one to three times a day.

      So that you don’t shock your skin with drying ingredients, begin with one application per day, then gradually increase to two to three times daily if needed.

    • Full ingredients list

      Water (Aqua/Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Colloidal Sulfur, Glycerin, Succinic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Squalane, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Malachite Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, CI 75810 (Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex).

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    Reviews
    THE INKEY LIST - Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment

    THE INKEY LIST Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment Reviews

    Best direct spot treatment I’ve ever used
    I get a hormonal breakouts on my forehead that can be very sore and painful. I use this overnight and it always reduces how angry my spots are by the morning or gets rid of them entirely. Was a bit concerned because other direct treatments make my skin really dry and lead to scarring but haven’t had that issue with this at all.
    It's ok...
    This is ok and it does seem to make some of my spots go down quicker, but it doesn't calm them as much as I had hoped and the green colour is quite visible so you need to rub in a lot.
    Not great
    Confused by all the good reviews because I found this didn’t do anything at all!
    5 stars
    Have been looking for a spot treatment for a long time. Have tried things like mario badescu and spot stickers but this worked so much better for me, I love it! I use it morning and night every day and sometimes reapply if my breakouts are bad. It does have quite a strong scent of seaweed though hahah but that fades after a few mins of wearing.
    Not that good
    The Inkey List make good products but this is NOT one of them in my opinion. I have had the chance to use it on multiple types of blemishes, and unfortunately, it doesn't really do anything. It might dry out the surface of SOME small spots, but I consider my skin to be pretty clear and my acne is very minimal, and yet it didn't help much, if at all. It does not work on blackheads or papules either.
    Nice
    It's not magic but i've noticed my pimples take less time to heal and at this price point thats impressive. Love the brand overall
    Rubbish
    I don’t understand how others are seeing results with this thing? I used it a good few times now to give it a chance and it’s made no difference whatsoever. So many better spot treatments out there. Also, I’m not sensitive to smells in products but this one is so weird and gross. Save your money and time and get something else.
    Great
    Other than the weird smell, this product is really great. Diminished small pimples overnight. It can take a little bit longer for bigger blemishes, but way faster than not using it. Will repurchase.
    GOOD
    Loved the product. Got rid of my blemishes overnight.
    Really worked
    It treated my blemishes in like two or three days, you can literally see difference on a pimple overnight
    Doesn't leave dry patches!!
    Love this product, it takes a few days but it gets rid of spots quicker and leaves less hyperpigmentation afterwards too. Most spot treatments really dry out the area or are have a physical sticky barrier, this treatment fully absorbs with no residue and leaves the area feeling moisturised. And you barely need any for each blemish, it will last ages!
    Really happy with it
    I was scared this would dry my skin out like other blemish treatments, but it really doesn’t. It’s not an overnight miracle treatment (nor should it be), but it’s a great product. With it being such a vivid green colour, it stops you from over applying too. Really happy with it.
    Poor
    I’m well versed with BHAs. I use Paula's Choice 2% BHA and my skin regularly sees treatment with other skin actives. I gave this a go based on both reviews on the Cult Beauty website and on YouTube. Every YouTube video about this product is sponsored and so claims are grossly over exaggerated. I bought 2 tubes of this. I used it on a nasty pimple I got in my hairline, a place I don’t usually use other actives, and it made very little to no difference the following day. We know very little about succinic acid, however, this preparation contains 1% SA. Even if succinic does nothing, the salicylic should. I wouldn’t buy again and barely use the ones I have. Disappointed
    Works amazing
    I was skeptical at first cause spot treatments don't usually work well for me but this cleared out all of my pimples and calmed down my skin
    Not a Genie in a bottle
    I really wanted this to work, but unfortunately, it made NO difference no matter how many times I applied it. Will not repurchase.
    Doesn't dry out the skin
    I'm a huge fan of the Inkey List and I also have spot prone skin, therefore, as you can imagine I was super excited to get my hands on this. I've been reaching for this whenever I feel a spot coming up and it has really helped reduce the inflammation. I also LOVE that this contains a small amount of hyaluronic acid. Some spot treatments can be so drying but I haven't experienced any flakiness with this at all! I would definitely recommend it!
    Very good calmer
    Suprisingly fast results - in just 1 night massive spots are calmer and dryer. It helps with healing & prevent scaring too.
    Slow but effective
    After using it for a month I see a big difference. My recent and old acne scars have become much lighter.
    Not as expected
    Was excited to try after reading some great reviews however, made no difference at all
    Great product
    This product is amazing
    Amazing!
    This worked so incredibly well on my skin and calmed down my pimples to the point of them almost not being visible or only being little dots the morning after. I love this product so much, it’s the only thing that’s worked for me so far!
    Great for calming
    I wasn’t expecting to see such fast results. I suffer from hormonal acne along my jawline and this really helped reduce redness and inflammation in only 3 days of using. Not drying at all and I experienced no flaking or tightness. Really happy and this will replace my previous favourite targeted spot treatment that is 4 times the price! With the niacinamide serum and the salicylic cleanser it’s a perfect routine. Great work Inkey list!
    Deserves all the hype!
    I’ve suffered with acne for 10 years and I’m now on Accutane but it’s still early days, and so my skin is purging and I needed a spot treatment. I’ve tried a million things over the years and this products is hands down the best. It calmed down my spots super fast with zero irritation. Will buy a backup as soon as there is a re-stock!
    Disappointing
    This didn’t do anything for my spots. In fact, they were even worse. I found that anywhere I used this, lots of blackheads and clogged pores would appear, surrounding the blemish that I was trying to reduce. Another overhyped product. I would save your money and buy something else. Pimple patches are far superior.
    It works wonders!
    Used it about 3 times now, and it's honestly amazing! I've struggled with acne for years now, and it's definitely worth it!
    This might be my new go to
    Been using mostly benzoyl peroxide for the past 2 years or so, nothing else seems to do better. The downside of it is the bleaching effect. It is rounding clothes and sheets, and you need to be extra careful when you put them on. I bought this a bit scared. My skin reacts badly to salicylic acid usually, and I was worried about the sulfur because I have sensitive skin. I had a really bad cystic acne breakout that nothing helped fighting, and this green paste made it peel and then the inflammation finally started to go down, just hours after putting it on. It didn't burn or itch and it's not messy. I am at day 3 of usage, the acne is not all gone but it's almost over. This product worked 100%. I don't love the green and I can't leave the house with it on, but at least it's easy to wash and affordable. I recommend this to anyone who has cystic acne since some of the usual stuff won’t work for them.
    Amazing
    Amazing product. I broke out really badly and tried loads of stuff to get rid of it and nothing had worked so I decided to try this and I have to say I do not regret trying it. I will carry on repurchasing this item, as soon as it came back into stock I bought two more in case it sells out again. I use it two-three times a day and even under makeup. I’ve been using it for a week and my spots have nearly all gone so I highly recommend it.
    Made my spots 10x worse
    This has caused the absolute worst reaction on my skin. I thought I'd give it a try on my spots and within 24 hours I had twice as many and far more visible. I thought I'd give it another chance, and I used it for a further week and it just made my spots worse. Be careful using this! Nothing has ever caused such a bad reaction for me.
    Works Wonders!
    I tried this cream on some under the skin bumps and acne due to wearing a mask and it just worked wonders! Took just 1 application to see the marked difference! Highly recommend it!
    Didnt see a difference
    Been using it for three days now on my pimples and I see no difference whatsoever. Don't understand the hype.
    Just WOW
    For me, this product worked instantly on my pimple, reduce the size and calm my inflammation 5 out of 5.
    The spot treatment I now reach for
    With blemish prone skin, I am ALWAYS here to get on board with new spot treatments and for me, this one's a winner! This tube completely battles them pesky under-the-skin blemish situations overnight with ease, only a dab necessary. It completely rivals some of the more expensive products I've tried and it's only £6.99... bargain!
    I will never be without this
    I have tried every spot treatment under the sun! I noticed that this reduced the size of my spots soo much! I suffer with the odd huge cystic hormonal spot but I do have very oily skin and this totally has helped them disappear very quickly. Also redness has been reduced significantly! Such a fan of this why has this only just been released!
    Do not buy
    Gave me more acne red tough itchy skin
    Buy it RIGHT now
    Honestly I had high hopes for this product and it delivered! The first time using it my acne was less red and my acne went down. Also I just love the green colour.
    Actually works!?
    I’ve been using this spot treatment twice a day for around 5 days now and I’ve actually seen a massive difference! My acne is a lot loss inflamed and red and not so sore to touch! I use it in the morning and evening and sometimes through the day and it works really well at reducing the blemish size and redness of the acne. Super impressed :) I would definitely recommend if you get sore/ hormonal acne.
    Best Spot Treatment ever
    This is amazing I’ve had it for two days and I am already noticing significant improvements. This does not dry out my skin at all like other spot treatments. I also love the fact it is green as it makes the spot look less red but however don’t worry the green does not stay. I recommend it to anyone suffering from breakouts because it is extremely affordable yet effective. I Will definitely be repurchasing
    Actually works!
    I never normally break out, but I have been lately - quite sore bumpy spots on my nose. As I don't need a spot cream often, I thought I would try this because it's wallet-friendly - and I am glad I did! Within 24 hours, the giant visitor on my nose had reduced by over half, and it was less painful. I didn't experience dry skin like I thought I might, and it was actually quite pleasant to use. I could feel it working a few minutes after applying! It's safe to say this is now a permanent member of my skincare collection!
    Discreet but effective
    I rarely bother with spot treatments as I just don't like having something visible or pastey on my face. I was excited to try this (rarely excited to get a spot!) So when the usual hormonal blemishes popped up I reached straight for this. This looks green, however completely disappears on my skin (Caucasian) so I think I could wear this morning and overnight. It doesn't stain my bedding and even slightly takes out the redness during the day for zoom meetings! It's not drying at all, and so effective at taking down that initial inflammation and stress. The perfect companion for bringing down blemishes without the faff!
    Bought for teenage brother
    My brother uses this on any pustules (whiteheads) he gets overnight. It was really hard to convince him any skincare would work on his acne-prone skin. He uses it a lot and his spots already look less inflamed and angry! He’s asked me to repurchase when he runs out and I’m tempted to get some for myself.
    Love!
    Love this spot treatment! So much so I’ve barely used my more expensive spot treatment since having it. And have bought a backup tube for when I run out! X
    AMAZING
    words can't describe how obsessed I am with this product! It does wonders both for me and my husband.
    AMAZING PRODUCT!
    This is the best spot treatment I have ever used! I usually avoid targeted spot treatments as I find they can be really drying on my skin but this isn’t at all! I have used it for a couple of weeks and have noticed that my spots clear up so much more quickly. It’s great to use under makeup too as the green tone of the product colour corrects the redness of spots to make them less noticeable & as it doesn’t dry out it doesn’t make my makeup go flaky around the area. Some reviews mentioned a bad smell on the product which I personally didn’t notice. I will definitely be buying this again, it’s such amazing value for the price!
    So so
    I bought it because of all the great reviews but in my opinion, it's just average. I don't have problems with acne and I use it primarily when I see a new spot appearing to tone down its redness. I find it works fine on some blemishes and other times it doesn't do much for me. Plus it really has an unpleasant scent. But I say if you are interested you should give it a go, I didn't notice any negative side effects and maybe you'll have more luck with it
    Wow I am loving this!
    I have a fear of spot treatments that dry out my skin so generally, I avoid any products like this. I must say that it has worked wonders and doesn’t cause any dry or flaky patches. I have seen a huge difference in my blemishes the following morning after applying it at night. Although it doesn’t dry out the skin, do be careful of applying it too thickly because you will be able to feel the product on your skin. I am addicted now and wondering how long the tube will last me before I need to repurchase.
    Give it time
    I’m coming up to week 6 of using this product and I do think it’s made a difference to my maskne. I had terrible spots on my chin and using this everyday has helped. I do still get spots but they’re much smaller and clear quicker than they used to.
    Not so good
    It has a peeling effect on my skin and does not really help in getting rid of the acne quickly. It takes 5 days normally
    Nonono
    Broke me out as soon as I put it on, I have sensitive skin however everyone is different.
    Average
    Quite disappointed with this product. It’s quite strange in texture - very liquid and very green. Didn’t work as effectively as my origins blemish treatment used to! Not a fave,
    Very average
    I purchased this after reading rave reviews and so far I’m not that impressed. First off it smells really bad and is hard to stomach so close to your nose! Secondly it didn’t reduce any breakouts quicker than salicylic and was very drying. Won’t purchase again.
    Works slowly but steady
    It really works without drying your skin but don't expect it to work in one day. A few weeks and sorted!
    Didn’t really see a difference
    I’ve been using this for probably about a month now and other than the colour of the product being green which neutralised the redness of my blemishes, I couldn’t see any real difference a day or two after using the product. Love their other products but this one didn’t hit the mark for me.
    Blemish Buster!
    This stuff works a treat, it’s not a quick fix however give it about 2 weeks and it really does diminish blemishes and uneven skin colouring. Super easy to apply and it didn’t break the bank! Bravo The Inkey List
    I love it.
    It really works well to calm down your 'growing' acne. I used it for the first time on some zits that had begun to grow, and overnight they were almost gone. In two-three days I didn't have them any more.
    Overhyped
    It doesn’t work at all. Save your money and buy something else.
    Surprisingly good!
    I bought this product I didn't expect much, but I like it! Highly recommended.
    Brilliant
    Recommend this to all my friends
    Amazing!!
    I love THE INKEY LIST but usually have low expectations for targeted spot treatments. This was incredible and worked super fast to reduce spots over night! Would repurchase!
    Really surprised
    I bought this after I started to break out for the first time in a while. Not expecting it to work as well as I would hope I applied it and went to bed. My spots weren't entirely gone by the morning but, after a few more applications during the day, I did see a difference. However, after a week, I see a difference on mild-moderate spots within hours! Another hit from the INKEY List!
    Didnt work for me
    I’m sad to say this but this didnt work for me. My skin has been really up and down recently so I decided to buy this the second I heard people saying good things about it but unfortunately my skin didn’t work well with it. Kinda reminds me of a toothpaste mix that people used to put on their faces as diy (ps dont ever do this you will burn your skin) but yeah happy for the people that it works for just aint for me :(
    Love it
    As someone who has combination acne prone skin, this product has been great to use compared to using my prescription benzoyl peroxide as that is extremely drying on my skin. No treatment is ever going to get rid of spots overnight but this does a really good job at minimising and calming breakouts without any dryness whatsoever. Slight strange smell but that is due to the sulfur in the product. Will 100% repurchase this.
    Love It!
    As soon as they released this product I knew I had to get my hands on it. Worked it into my routine and works wonders! I use it twice day, morning and night, hides so well under makeup too. You will notice change in just a few days of using it. Highly recommend to anyone who has had problems with no other products working. Just ordered my second one to have as a backup in case it sells out again.
    Best Spot Treatment I’ve Tried
    I normally don’t buy spot treatments but I decided to purchase this after seeing many skincare channels review it. It has really helped some of my spots, but some it has had no effect on - so keep in mind it won’t work on all types of spots. Best for big whiteheads. Great price point
    Acne treatment
    Honestly suffered from acne for the past year, whilst investing in high brand products to low brand products, nothing seemed to work. The Inkey List succinic acid was the best thing I ever used.
    A M A Z I N G
    I have been through A LOT of "spot treatments" and I can say that this is the best one yet! This helped calm down a few of my breakouts in as fast as 2 days! I will continue repurchasing whenever this is in-stock
    Disappointing
    I was really hoping this would help tackle the bad spots I’m currently getting, particularly around my mouth and chin from wearing a mask, but unfortunately this doesn’t seem to make a difference. Spots which are appearing don’t go down and whiteheads don’t dry out any quicker. Really disappointed. It also has a strange, unpleasant smell to it
    No difference
    I've been using it for three days over my pimples and I see no difference whatsoever, and the smell is horrible. I don't understand the hype
    Really liking this so far
    Having suffered from some extra maskne recently, I thought I’d give this a try as the price is so low. It works great, I’ve been using a few dots all over the face and my skin is looking so much clearer. It smells like sulfur (which it has in it) which isn’t ideal but the price you pay for that ingredient.
    So so
    I have a small pimple on my forehead and I applied it for a few days but it didn't go away or reduce in size. Everyone's skin is different but this one doesn’t work for me. Votary rescue oil works better for me.
    Not worthy the hype
    Used for a few days now and honestly, it doesn’t soothe the redness of the spots or reduce the size. A lot comes out the tube and doesn’t blend into the area well and gives off this odd smell! After all the hype I'm a bit disappointed, save your money.
    Just wow!
    I never leave reviews but I had to for this one. I have used this product for just 2 days and 70% of my blemishes have become less visible/completely gone. I’ve always struggled with tackling blemishes but I believe this could be the winner! Will be buying again.
    Amazing product
    I have seen such a difference in my skin since using it twice a day for a week. Blemishes have reduced in size overnight, I’ve not ever found a spot cream this good before. Amazing stuff.
    Absolutely Recommend
    Was getting spots all over my chin from wearing face masks, and I was at the point where I really needed a product that works. Inkey’s succinic acid blemish treatment was exactly what I needed, and when I say actually works, I mean it completely got rid of my spots in about 3 days (used three times a day). Absolutely recommend ⭐️
    Bad reaction
    I was so excited to try this, however..... The first time I used it I experienced stinging, which is quite normal with my sensitive skin. The second day I woke up with incredibly itchy skin in the areas I had applied the cream (cheeks and forehead). I had broken out into a rash and loads of inflamed red spots. I decided to give this a try for the third time and today my skin has got even worse. I'm about to take an antihistamine to calm the itchiness. I'm now not sure what to do about the angry red spots, I will have to stop any form of treatments and try to get my skin back under control. For the record, I have rosacea and sensitive skin and this blemish treatment has really set me back. Never been so disappointed with a product in all my life, I thought it was supposed to help with spots not completely break me out. :(
    Great for all kinds of acne!
    When I found out The Inkey List was coming out with this product, I knew I had to try it! I've tried literally every kind of pimple clearing products (creams, drying lotions, patches...the lot!) and this is by far the most pleasant to use. I tried it on a big, hormonal, deep-in-the-skin pimple that was slowly emerging on my chin. I slept with it overnight and it was practically gone the next morning, no redness left, just the slightest bump. I also tried this on regular acne that I have on my forehead and it also significantly reduced the pimples both in redness and size. I love that you can wear this under makeup or just on its own, making it so versatile. All in all I'm very pleased to have gotten this!
    Love it!
    I should start this review by saying I don’t suffer from regular breakouts, but rather those annoying hormonal ones a few times a month. I find this product amazing for quickly getting rid of these, and have seen the difference in a day or two over the time I’ve been trying this out. My skin is very oily and I haven’t experienced any dryness after using, and my daughter (who is 13) has used this more sparingly than me and also seen a difference to the frequency and severity of her breakouts. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a product that works quickly!
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