Blue Herbal Spot Treatment

A gentle, yet effective gel that targets acne blemishes and cleans pores
  • Quickly penetrates pores to eliminate most acne blemishes and help prevent new ones
  • Dermatologist-tested to help minimize allergy risk
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"Fast results! It works overnight to dry out and clear up my blemishes."

Danielle, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
- Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying medication
- Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily
- Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor
- If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once every day or every other day

Cool Kiehl’s Fact:
When our chemists developed Kiehl’s iconic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion in 1964, its popularity took off almost from the start. Over forty years later, we attribute its appeal not only to its superior quality, but also its versatility. Kiehl’s male patrons tell us they use it as a post-shave treatment to soothe skin and prevent razor discomfort. Legend has it that Andy Warhol was a fan!

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Cinnamon Bark Extract is taken from the dried bark of cultivated trees and is considered to be of much higher quality than extract derived from leaves. It contains an essential oil that is not only recognized for its soothing effects, but is also known to have antibacterial properties.

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Glycolic Acid is one of the naturally occurring fruit acids derived from sugar cane. It helps slough off the dry, rough uppermost layer, leaving skin looking smoother and healthier.

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I have been wanting a spot corrector for some time and decided to try this out.
Kayla Z on Jun 30, 2015
Need a spot treatment serum., also compare with proactive &!other brand named products
Frances N on Jun 25, 2015
Brian S on Jun 27, 2015
Best acne / breakout treatment
Anne H on Jun 16, 2015
whats the difference between Blue herbal spot treatment and the acne blemish control daily skin clearing treatment. not sure which one to buy, mainly aiming to use on occasional outbreaks, though i have whitehead on my nose, any suggestions? Thanks.
A shopper on Apr 11, 2014
i have a few dark spot that's really hard to remove, and i was wondering if this treatment is able to clear the dark scars?
Tiffany C on Mar 18, 2013
Best Answer: No, sorry, this is a treatment with salicylic acid and herbal extracts to help shrink or treat emerging whiteheads/blackheads. If your dark spots/scars are the pigmentation caused by sun exposure, melasma, or acne scars you might want to look at the photo-aging line, clearly corrective line, and products from Kiehl's with vitamin C. I have the same trouble too and by using a combo I'm getting some results without resorting to laser. Good luck!
Reply (1) · Report · Geneva L on Mar 18, 2013
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I have many deep acne inside the skin. Is this good for pushing them up?
ShaiNg on Feb 2, 2015
Best Answer: I really like other Kiehl's products, but I found this treatment to be useless and it most likely won't help with pushing up deep acne. Although I found this product ineffective, other people normally use this to dry up inflamed pimples that are already on the surface. In my opinion, there are better products out there for that purpose that I can't include in this review. I would suggest that you look into changing your diet to a heavily plant-based diet (to reduce inflammation in your body), reducing or eliminating dairy, and consuming lots of foods rich in probiotics (such as kimchi or probiotic fermented coconut water).
Reply · Report · Daniel S on Feb 4, 2015
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i have a few dark spot that's really hard to remove, i got them cuz i popped my pimples and i guess i didn't clean it very well so there's dark scars left and i was wondering if this treatment is able to clear the dark scars?
Tiffany C on Mar 18, 2013
Best Answer: I have not used the spot treatment for that specifically only for trouble spots when they would pop up. It does however work very well on pimples on drying them out and a word of caution if you have sensitive skin use this sparingly because it will dry out the area around the pimple too. Maybe you could look for a more specific acne spot lightener which I know is out there now this may or may not help with the dark marks? Hope this helps...
Reply · Report · jill m on Apr 12, 2013
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is this product clearing bruises left after acne? it looks like dark spot but from acne
Kristie T on Feb 25, 2013
Best Answer: I don't believe it will diminish brown pigmentation after resolved acne... I believe the verbiage spot is indicated for dab use as in pimple . You may look to a bleaching cream indicating dark spot corrector. Hope this helped .
Reply · Report · Lisa M on Apr 11, 2013
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will this work for acne scar?
sugi s on Jun 12, 2012
Best Answer: I use this product for quickly drying up acne that erupts on my face. It really isn't to reduce the appearance of scars, rather it is used to assist in avoiding getting the scares in the first place by controlling the oils that can cause acne. It is also awesome for Razor Burn issues.

Reply · Report · DF G on Jun 12, 2012
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Does it really help dry up with swelling pimples?
Katharine l on Aug 23, 2012
Best Answer: It dries it up so fast! I use it all the time.
Reply · Report · Kelsy K on Oct 8, 2012
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i need a product that can be acne blemishes and cleans pores for Men?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: This product works great for me - in case of a zit (or two), you dab it on and the zit(s) will clear up in less than 48 hours ... sometimes in only 24 hours ... great product !
Reply · Report · JAMAK C on Jul 28, 2014
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Can I use this with clearly corrective line and the rare earth line? I used the corrective line only at nite then in a morning rare earth..
A shopper on May 4, 2013
Best Answer: Of course you can...
Reply · Report · Farida M on Nov 17, 2013
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Can you use this product on Fordyce Spots?
upenda j on Mar 14, 2015
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Hi, I have a very sensitive acne prone oily skin. I'm currently using blue cleanser and moisturiser, it seems to be working well on my skin, it's been a month since Ive started Keilhs. I was also looking for a spot treatment, which one would you suggest the blue spot treatment or the acne blemish control daily skin clearing treatment?


Megha on Nov 22, 2014
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Is this prouduct safe to use while breastfeeding?
A shopper on Nov 19, 2014
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