Blue Herbal Spot Treatment

Oily, Combination, including Acne-Prone Skin

An acne treatment with Salicylic Acid that helps clear blemishes.

Blue Herbal Spot Treatment is rated 2.1 out of 5 by 24.
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Blue Herbal Spot Treatment

Blue Herbal Spot Treatment

An acne treatment with Salicylic Acid that helps clear blemishes.

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What It Is

Formulated with 1.5% Salicylic Acid, this treatment acts on affected areas to help reduce breakouts. Target problem areas with our efficacious spot treatment for acne blemishes. Inspired by our original Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion, this formula is an integral component of an acne skincare routine.

What It’s Good For

  • Targets acne breakouts to help clear blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads
  • Helps skin appear clearer and feel more comfortable
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety
  • For oily skin and acne-prone skin
  • Inspired by Kiehl’s iconic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

Key Ingredients

How to Use

How to Use

How to Use
  • After cleansing, cover the entire affected area with a thin layer of our acne treatment one to three times daily
  • Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two to 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
  • Explore our other Blue Herbal acne skincare products including our iconic Blue toner  and cleanser with Salicylic Acid
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Future Made Better

Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Responsible Formulation
Commitment to Recycling
Commitment to Recycling

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ineffective Ineffective to treat breakouts- those I felt coming or current breakouts.
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dont change what's not broken! Why do companies have to change things that are working just fine. I JUST LOVED THE OLD BLUE HERBAL...I TOLD EVERYONE ABOUT IT! Then i ran out and bought the new Blue Herbal. Ugh! first of all it is a yellowy color...is that what its suppose to be? and it doesn't work at all! So sad because I am a big fan of all your products.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the old formula Please please bring back the old formula this is just not effective at all like it was. The old one was so life changing for my skin please we all want it back.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the old formula I was hoping that I ordered the wrong product when I used this, but I went online to order the old version and found it's gone. This product is no where near as effective as the previous version. I really hope they discontinue this and bring back the previous version.
Date published: 2019-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works For New Blemishes While this product does work on new pimples. It does nothing for correcting blemishes and dark spots. I have been using this product for 2 months. It dries my pimples out but I still get dark spots and the cream does not lighten them whatsoever. I actually use aloe on my face when I have a new pimple and it’s much more effective in preventing me to blemish. I will not reinvest in this one it runs out.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was perfect, why change it This WAS a great project, why they changed it i'll never understand...ahem cost..ahem. now its making me cough PLEASE rename this and bring back the original.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I’d pass it up ... I have to agree with the other reviews that said its not as good or as effective as before .. I totally agree. Why they messed with a good formula- who knows. The new formula is junk. It doesn’t do anything. I used to swear by this product, but no longer do. The coloration is weird. The price - pass on the product. I recommend to look for an alternative product.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from why change a great thing? I used Blue Herbal Spot Treatment for about 15 years. It was absolutely a miracle worker, wiping out the occasional "spots" I'd get, especially during NYC's hot, dirty summers. I even got my product-adverse husband hooked on it. It worked. Well. So why did Kiehl's (I mean, L'Oreal!!) change the formula? It's brownish now, not clear as before, and is not very effective. I've switched to Neutrogena, which bums me out - I love Kiehl's but am not going to keep spending twice as much for a product that doesn't work.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was extremely happy with the old formula, this new formula does not work as effective as the other one. If the company go back to the old one, I and many people would be really really happy!!!
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nope, it is not as good as the old formula I left a review a few months ago (which appears to be deleted), saying I was glad I read the reviews before buying, because if the formula is not the same, and people are saying it doesn't work as well as it used to, then I won't be buying it anymore. I was disappointed because, like others say, it was a fantastic product that used to work like magic. Well ,Kiehl's reached out and sent me a free tube to try out to be sure, which was very nice of them. So, after trying it for awhile now, when I get an occasional blemish from small to big, unfortunately I do have to say, it is just not as effective as the old formula. For some blemishes it works well, but for others, where the old formula zapped them good, the new formula may reduce them slightly, but then the blemish hangs around for weeks just looking kind of red and not reducing at all...almost like it might have gone away on its own better if I had not used anything at all...but now it is just stuck there. So, while I appreciate the free try, I wish Kiehl's would just bring back the old stuff which was more versatile.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well for me! Not sure why there are so many negative reviews on this formulation, as compared to old. Yes, it is a beige tinted translucent gel but I use it at night and it dries quickly. I spread it around my chin/jawline especially for hormonally monthly acne, and the next morning everything is much calmer. I really notice when I do not use it I get more flare ups. It certainly keeps things calmer. I don't have black heads, so not sure how effective there. But great for those hot lumps I get, and white heads around the chin and jaw. Perhaps if you have more all over face acne this process would be a pain but it certainly works great for my needs. I use even though I have serums underneath and still does a good job.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the same I had a old bottle of this product - from 2015 - I had a need to use it again recently and it worked well, then ordered a replacement in may of 2017 - it does not work the same as the previous bottle - looks like the material changed for the worse - will not buy again :(
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from New Formula Not As Effective One more customer who does not like the new formulation of this product as well as the old. I imagine the new formula is cheaper to make. Unfortunately it shows. This product used to make my breakouts vanish in a few days. Now it seems to do almost nothing at all. Bring back the old formula at a higher price if necessary. At least it worked!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the same at all I agree with other posters- this new formula is absolutely not the same. No one was warned of the change to my knowledge. I also purchased this with no sample, as the name and packing look the same as the old. Didn't receive what we thought we were purchasing. I used the entire bottle of this new formula to give it a try- does not work for me. Old formula please. Money back please.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the same! The new formula does not work nearly as well as the old formula. The old formula used to zap everything immediatley. If I left it on for one night the next morning everything would be gone! This formula takes weeks when it works which isn't always. Please bring back the old formula or it is not worth buying
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Was the formulation changed? I have used this for years. My most recent order does not appear like the product I've been using -- instead of being a clear gel (as in the 2nd product photo on this webpage) it is a light brown lotion/gel. It does not work on blemishes nearly as well as the old product. I purchased 4 tubes of this and am disappointed that Kiehl's did not post on the website that this is a new formulation. I did NOT receive a free sample of this -- I paid for it with my own $, 4 tubes of it. The website to enter online reviews is displaying that I received a free sample regardless of what I enter.
Date published: 2017-05-24
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