Review: Murad Rapid Relief Spot Treatment

Hi Beauties,

I think its fair to say we all suffer from the occasional blemish from time to time. And that’s when you need an amazing skincare product to sort that blemish out. For me, my all time favourite is Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. But the down side is because its coloured you can only use it at night time, or when you’re not going to be around people. So when Murad released their Rapid Relief Spot Treatment* I was like, gimmy! Unfortunately, I had some spots to try it on straight away, so here’s the pros and cons.

Murad Blemish Control

What Murad says about their Rapid Relief Spot Treatment;

“Maximum strength, invisible gel spot treatment reduces blemish size and redness within 4 hours.

 Our salicylic acid spot treatment is great for:

  • Achieving fast results
  • Use with, and without, makeup on top, due to invisible gel formula that does not peel or flake
  • Exfoliating, clearing, smoothing, and balancing skin
  • The occasional pimple and ongoing breakout treatment
  • Daytime and night time acne treatment.”


  • Maximum strength 2.0% Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid penetrates deeper into the skin, making it more effective for blemish prone skin.
  • Can be used up to 3 times a day.
  • Can be applied before makeup, and doesn’t disrupt the look and finish of makeup.
  • Completely invisible, clear gel formula.


  • Too much product comes out.
  • I wouldn’t say you see a reduction in blemish size in 4 hours.
  • I found it a bit drying if I used it twice a day for a couple of days in a row.
  • Doesn’t really do anything for big blemish/ cystic acne. I found their Rapid Resurfacing Peel* was more effective at reducing the size of my large blemishes and healing them faster.

Overall I didn’t find this spot treatment did too much for me. Personally I find my skin responds better to Glycolic Acid over Salicylic Acid which is why I didn’t love this. I found it did the job with small blemishes and white heads, but didn’t do anything for larger blemishes. I also can’t comment on it reducing redness as I don’t suffer redness.

So if you know your skin responds well to Salicylic Acid and you’re looking for a spot treatment that you can use morning and night then you should check this out. Murad is available from Sephora and directly from their website.

*This product has been provided for reviewing purposes, all views and opinions are 100% honest.

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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