Pimples emerge at the most inopportune moments. High school reunion, job interview, big date—basically, whenever you want to feel like your best self (boo). Well, fret not! When faced with a breakout, a spot treatment is your greatest quick fix. From zit-zapping salves to pimple-sucking patches, here are 5 anti-acne products that obliterate spots, stat.

1. Innisfree Bija Trouble Spot Patches, P150
Reach for these patches as soon as you feel a pimple coming to a head. They’re infused with bija seed extract and torreya oil, which reduce inflammation and prevent larger bumps from developing.

2. Skin Genie Blindspot Healing Stick, P100
This botanical blend minimizes scarring from recurring breakouts. Its lightening properties are so powerful, you can even use it on dark elbows and knees! But don’t worry, its antibacterial botanical extracts won’t hurt your skin while perfecting it.

3. Céleteque Acne Spot Gel, P169
This fast-acting gel immediately soothes acne upon contact. Its active ingredients include BHA and PHA to unclog pores and Lilac Leaf Cell Culture Extract to control oil. While it claims to deliver results in 7 days, some of our customers have witnessed angry, inflamed pimples shrink overnight.

4. VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Corrector, P525
This soothing acne balm targets all kinds of blemishes: blackheads, whiteheads, hormonal breakouts, you name it. Plus, this isn’t harsh on the skin unlike many anti-acne potions. Its power lies in its special monolaurin and salicylic acid combo, which is both gentle and effective.

5. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, P180
These hydrocolloid stickers are the Holy Grail for cystic or deep-set pimples. (The five-star rating doesn’t lie!) Each patch absorbs pus, oil, and bacteria to stop zits in their tracks. And did we mention you can wear them under makeup? Ding-ding-ding, we have a winner!

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