Having a good spot treatment on hand has saved my skin from getting worse. In addition, it’s also prevented me from picking at a pimple on my face because I know that I’ve applied something to it. When Target started carrying Benzac acne products, I had a lot of faith in the range since they’re known to be prescription products. While Benzac features the Acne Solutions Intensive Spot Treatment, the line also has the Acne Solutions Skin Balancing Foaming Cleanser, the Acne Solutions Blemish Clearing Hydrator, and the Acne Solutions Complete Acne Solutions Regimen at Target.
The Benzac Acne Solutions Intensive Spot Treatment “rapidly neutralizes painful, newly-forming pimples and heals stubborn acne while calming irritation and brightening the skin. It also contains odorless onion extract, which is known to help combat scarring. With a simple, three-step daily regimen, Benzac is the only skincare product line that uses pure, pharmaceutical-grade East Indian sandalwood oil, a natural ingredient known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and soothe the skin.”
Much like the description indicates, this product is a spot treatment that is clear and odorless. You can apply it at night before bed, or apply it during the day over makeup for day time treatment as well. The product isn’t harsh, is very soothing on the skin, and seems to keep my skin less dry than most spot treatments. “In addition to East Indian sandalwood oil, the Benzac product line also contains salicylic acid and extracts from natural ingredients like Kakadu plum, honeysuckle, zinc, onion extract and lemon myrtle.” The incorporation of these skin-soothing ingredients is great because it fights the acne and keeps skin happy and healthy as well.
If you have mild acne and a few spots to treat, I think this would be a great option. It’s expensive for what it is, so that’s the only draw back. I can’t compare it to its prescription counterpart since I’ve never taken or used prescription acne medications, but I don’t think it’s all that necessary to have this particular acne product.
Made in USA.
Retails for $15.99 USD.