This $17 Treatment Takes Blemishes From 'Swollen and Red to Non-Existent' Overnight

The formula combines sulfur and two types of clay to dry out clogged pores.

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Versed Game Over acne Treatment
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Fighting off blemishes can feel like a real-life round of Whack-A-Mole, but one brand is here to say that it's officially game over. TikTok favorite and editor-approved brand Versed Skincare has the ultimate fast-acting treatment to put an end to unwanted pimples, and it's aptly named the Game Over Acne Drying Treatment (Buy It, $17, versedskin.com).

Developed specifically for acne-prone complexions, the spot treatment uses a potent combination of 10 percent sulfur and two types of clay: bentonite and kaolin. The former is a natural mineral that dries out skin, which makes it easier to remove the dead cells and unclog pores. Primarily recommended for oily skin, the sulfur isn't as powerful as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide for acne, but it's helped by the addition of clay. The absorbent additions help draw out excess oil and exfoliate skin to make whiteheads and blackheads a thing of the past. (BTW, shoppers also swear by these body acne treatments.)

Despite the treatment's drying effect, shoppers attest it doesn't leave a burning sensation common with other acne treatments. It's also gentle enough to leave on skin overnight, like the brand recommends. Another bonus of the creamy formula is the thick texture, which allows users to apply it without a cotton swab. Plus, the fast-drying cream sticks firmly in place, so it doesn't spread beyond the pimples perimeter as you sleep — no matter how much you toss and turn.

Versed Game Over Acne Treatment
Versed

Buy It: Versed Game Over Acne Drying Treatment, $17, versedskin.com

Of course, a treatment that promises to put an end to acne is only as good as its results, and reviewers confirm the treatment really lives up to its name. One shopper wrote that it took a blemish from "swollen and red to non-existent by morning," while another deemed it a "game changer" by raving they had "never seen results like this." And knowing just how efficient this treatment is at drying out ready-to-pop pimples, you can't blame another user from swearing at the results, literally.

"I don't usually do reviews, but holy sh** this stuff is the real deal," they wrote. "I am breaking out lately from hormones on my cheeks and chin, and I've been trying everything, and nothing is working except this. I have only been using it for three days, and I've already noticed a difference. I'm so impressed."

Plus, pimple pickers rave that this treatment actually prevents them from poking at spots — a massive no-go when you're trying to let blemishes heal. Luckily, that isn't the only way it speeds up the healing process. By helping remove gunk from blocked pores faster, this treatment allows painful blemishes to fade away faster.

Best of all, the treatment costs less than $17, and it's even cheaper with a subscription. (Pro tip: Shoppers say the 15-millimeter tube lasts for months of use, so opt for a longer period between shipments.) Regardless of how often you choose to subscribe, you can expect to put down the mallet for good — or at least ensure your games stick to a virtual reality.

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