Skip Nav
Hailey Baldwin
Hailey Baldwin Reveals the Hands-Down Sexiest Thing Justin Bieber Does
Beauty Trends
The Best Facial I've Ever Gotten Wasn't on My Face — It Was on My Scalp
Blake Lively
The Clever Detail You Probably Missed on Blake Lively's Latest Nail Art Look
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts's Clapback to Someone Dissing Her Manicure Is Pure Gold
Wearing Your Tarot Card Readings as Nail Art Is the Coolest New-Age Trend

Blume Meltdown Blemish Treatment Review

The $26 Blemish Oil That Let Me Skip Foundation For a Full Week

There are some moments in your childhood that you never forget. For me, such landmark memories include meeting my best friend and seeing Colin Farrell's beautiful eyebrows for the first time. I remember my debut breakout less enthusiastically. I was 12, and a group of acne clusters rudely decided to throw a party on my face. The day after, my mother brought me to a Macy's beauty counter, where she introduced me to another cherished friend: Clinique foundation, my OG favorite that I still wear today. Twelve years after first testing it, I still get unwanted breakouts (it never ends, people), and I'm the type of person who doesn't feel super comfortable leaving the house without any base on.

Whoops, I should say I was that kind of person — until this week, when I've been going gloriously makeup-free. Truth be told, I'm testing a lot of new skincare products right now that have brightened up my face in general, but I suspect one reason I'm so comfortable baring my acne-prone face is due to the Blume Meltdown Blemish Treatment ($26). The tiny dropper's packaging promises to "take down pimples overnight," and after reading that, I actually huffed a "yeah, right" to no one in particular in my empty apartment's bathroom. The treatment is a mix of mostly celebrity-approved oils such as rosehip (responsible for Kate Middleton's glow), olive (Chloë Grace Moretz is a fan) and tamanu (many influencers swear by the Farsali iteration). That said, adding oils to a greasy complexion can be somewhat ill-advised, and it's not recommended to treat cystic acne, so I wasn't sure if it would make my face worse.

To be very careful, I used only one drop — not a bit more — for my entire face. It sort of works like the liquid version of an acne patch, sucking the gunk out of your face like a magnet. I went to bed with a little bump forming on my face, and when I woke up the mark was still there, but it looked much less threatening. In less than a week, all active breakouts where gone. I still have some light scarring that I'm treating with other products, but my new complexion is clear enough that I'm willing to trot it around town uncovered. (TMI alert: this formula also works great on stubborn ingrown hairs.) I'll still keep my Clinique base close — I'm not ready to go full Alicia Keys just yet — but it's great to prove the cliche of "feeling comfortable in your own skin" true.

Image Source: Courtesy
From Our Partners
Amorepacific Prime Reserve Face Cream Review
Best Farmacy Products
Beauty Products From the Benefit Pottery Barn Collection
Ariana Grande Cloud Perfume
Best Fall Moisturizers 2018
Charlotte Tilbury Products at Sephora
Lush Halloween 2018
Cherry Eye Trend
Hailey Baldwin Sexy Beauty Interview
Best Fall Skincare 2018
NYFW Spring 2019 Nail Trends
Best Beauty Products For Your Gym Bag
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds