Rapid Action Target Gel
Visibly reduce breakouts in just 24 hours*.
- KEY BENEFITS
- Targeted salicylic acid (BHA) gel designed to reduce the appearance of individual blemishes.
- The appearance of imperfections are minimised and visible redness is calmed. Skin is left feeling decongested and looking clearer.
- KEY INGREDIENTS
- 2% Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide, Azelaic Acid & Dioic Acid
The fast-acting formula works to target the appearance of blemishes at their core. Blemish hero salicylic acid focuses on reducing blemish-causing bacteria and controlling oil production within the skin.
The dual-action formula clears pores and calms inflammation to promote a flawless, healthy complexion.
Simply apply the quick-drying formula to clean skin, on its own or under make-up, to instantly target individual blemishes or problem areas.
Complete with a handbag-friendly tube, it can be used at home or on-the-go to see you through any skin emergency. Plus, it dries to create a completely clear film over the blemish, so you can use it underneath make-up to stop breakouts in their tracks.
How It Works
Blemishes come in many different forms, however the basic steps to their creation are always the same. Dead skin cells mix with sebum produced by the pores to form a plug. This leaves the perfect environment for blemish bacteria (C. acnes) to thrive, which leads to red and sore inflammation. Blemish SOS targets all of these contributing elements to help promote a flawless-looking complexion.
The targeted serum uses beta hydroxy acid (BHA) salicylic acid to help decongest pore blockages, which helps to loosen clumps of dead skin cells stuck in the pores.
Dioic acid is also useful for reducing the amount of sebum our skin produces.
Antibacterial azelaic acid targets blemish-causing C. acnes.
Niacinamide calms visible redness and comforts the skin.
How To Use
After cleansing in the morning and/or evening, use a clean finger to apply a small amount of Blemish SOS as needed.
Rub in gently and allow to dry.
Slight tingling is normal.
Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to medik8.co/patch for an in-depth guide to patch testing.
Interested in routines & layering?
Blemish SOS features in our carefully curated regime guide, Clear Complexion. Click the link for additional product recommendations and easy-to-follow layering advice.
2% Salicylic Acid
Decongesting and exfoliating from within the pore, salicylic acid breaks down the clogged oil and skin cells that can lead to blemishes.
Otherwise known as vitamin B3, this soothing anti-inflammatory quickly reduces redness and irritation surrounding the blemish, while regulating sebum production to prevent blocked pores.
With its potent antibacterial properties, azelaic acid targets blemish-causing bacteria such as P. acnes.
Able to control the amount of oil produced by the pores, dioic acid helps to declog and prevent future blemishes.Full Ingredients
- NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE
- PARABEN FREE
- VEGAN FRIENDLY
- ZIPPER DONATION
- NO SYNTHETIC COLOURS
- NO PHTHALATES
- CRUELTY FREE
Used in Professional Treatments
Boost the results of Blemish SOS
Visit a Medik8 expert for a detailed skin consultation and experience one of our results-driven facials or peels. Read more about our treatments here.
This clarifying treatment contains passion flower and cranberry fruit extracts. They work in harmony with deep cleansing actives to restore a visibly clear and soothed complexion. Impurities are swept away and moisture levels are boosted, resulting in skin that is re-balanced, clarified and visibly healthy.
Clarity Professional Skin Peel
This peel contains a powerful blend of exfoliating acids that sink deep into pores to effectively clarify and decongest the appearance of the complexion. Rapidly brings visible blemishes under control and reduces the risk of future breakouts.
The Science Behind
Salicylic acid is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid), exfoliating acid that is considered to be the gold standard for blemish prevention. At Medik8, our products containing salicylic acid were designed with blemish concerns in mind, however they are suitable for all skin types. Our maximum strength salicylic acid-infused treatment Blemish SOS™ is there ready as and when you need it.
*Results may vary per person
Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat., Isopentyldiol, Niacinamide, Azelaic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Octadecenedioic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Sodium Metabisulfite, Linalool.*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variants between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed on the product packaging.