Spots are a pain in the ass. But prepare to be excited ladies, as I have found an aaaaaaamazing product. Now you know with these things it isn’t always a cure everyone miracle, but for me this worked a treat, so I am here to sing it’s praises. In the past whenever a pimple reared it’s ugly head I reached for Lush’s Grease Lightning, it worked well – reduced the redness, was gentle on my skin and consistently using this every day would make a spot go away in around 2 days. However after a rather heavy facial at an RMK counter my skin went into a slight spasm and gave me one of those awful little whiteheads right in the crease of the nose – god those ones irritate me! So I decided to try out a new little baby, from one of my favourite skincare brands, Origins…
Origins Super Spot Remover

I exfoliated off the top of the whitehead with the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish (gross I know), and then added a dab of this to the affected area. The next morning the spot has gone, there was still a tiny bit of redness there but nothing that couldn’t be covered with a bit of my trusty Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer. Less than 8 hours and had disappeared! How fantastic is that? The Origins Super Spot Remover definitely contains a more potent mix of ingredients than Lush’s spot treatment offering which favours more natural extracts from Rosemary, Aloe Vera and Lavender. Origins have packed this with Salicylic Acid, Caffeine and Red Algae and I can tell you – it don’t half sting when you apply it! But hey, it’s definitely worth it. In terms of cost, the Lush definitely wins at £5.65 for 45g, whereas the Origins is £12 for just 10ml – however with both of these you need the tiniest amount each time, so they will both last you an age. I am so impressed with this, and you have to see it in the flesh as it is seriously the cutest little bottle ever + it’s uber travel friendly! What do you ladies you to remove those pesky spots? Given this a go?
Much Love,
Vivianna x
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  • http://lydiaoc.blogspot.com Lydia

    Oh my god Anna.. I swear you are my cosmetics twin as we love all of the same products. I wrote a review on the Origins Spot Remover about it being my miracle product about 2 months ago! It’s brilliant isn’t it :) much less harsh than some spot products but still as effective xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha we are aren’t we! But you are right, this product has worked so well for me xx

  • Rose

    This is an awesome tip & I need some immediately! xx

    The Londoner

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Pleased it was helpful :) xx

  • Maisiedeir.blogspot.com

    I’m defiantly going to give this a go! So desperate to find something that works, thank you for the post your blog has grown so much I enjoy every post and video xxxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thank you! Pleased it was helpful :) xx

  • zoe.12

    Ive heard that theres a good one by elf but havent tried it. Really want to try this origins one now though!
    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/xo

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      You should, it works a treat! xx

  • giltyxx

    gosh..this sounds fab!! i wudnt get a spot very often but when i do i want it gone asap..this is a def purchase..thanx for the great review :-) xo

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks! Pleased it was helpful :) xx

  • Anonymous

    I am soooo going to try this! I like spot treatments that kick ass! ;-) Great post! xxxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks Steph! Pleased it was helpful :) xx 

  • http://twitter.com/sallypoole_x Sally Poole

    Im going to have to try this baby out!!! And I would say that’s not badly priced for a origins product! 
    Great post 
    xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks hun! Pleased it was helpful :) xx

  • Eda ♥

    I will most definitly have to try this product out especially with my skin – it is a constant battle.

    Eda ♥
    http://www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Pleased it was helpful :) xx

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow I need to get me some of this-I have suffered really badly recently with spots! I think it’s because I’ve been poorly but I have had loads whereas I don’t usually have a problem with them! Definitely going in my shopping basket this weekend! Thanks for sharing! X

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      No problem hun xx

  • http://www.twentysomethingbeauty20.blogspot.com Rachel_401

    I LOVE this stuff. I’m weird in that I actually get a kick out of the sting when it goes one. Makes me feel like it’s working well! xxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha yeah me too! xx

  • http://www.serenityofbeauty.com/ Serenity of Beauty

    This stuff is amazing. I have it, and it works an absolute treat. :)

    I definitely recommend people invest in one :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Pleased to hear it works for you too! xx

  • Adele Youngs

    Great review & love the cute little bottle xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks! xx

  • http://twitter.com/Just_Sarah1 Sarah

    Definitely think I need to get my hands on this! http://justanotherbeautyblogger.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      You do – it’s awesome ;) xx

  • Kate

    Fab review. I use Tea-Tree essential oil.. I swear by it, and at only £1.50 for 10ml, it’s good on the purse as well! ;-)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      What a bargain – thanks for the recommendation! xx

  • Jesse

    I think I need this in my life!! xxxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      You do ;) xx

  • http://www.dollyoscar.blogspot.com Katie Burroughs

    Ooh that sounds pretty amazing! HG, no? Thanks for sharing this, I  was admiring Origins the other day, this is another one on the christmas list!! :) Xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      HG – yes! Definitely worth popping on the Christmas list! xx

  • fabkitten

    I’m having really bad break outs at the minute and need some help! i duno if i would stretch to buying the origins one for £12 thou may try the Lush one.
     
    http://bargainfashionhunter.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Give either of them a go – they are both really good :) xx

  • Gemma Louise

    Wow that sounds fab, must check it out!.
    -x

    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      They are! xx

  • Ria

    Well, everything that works for you seems to work for me. Was on the Lush one but read about this one, now I’m even more convinced to buy it! :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Hope it works for you as well as it does for me hun xx

  • danielle brown

    Hey, now following. My sister and I love your blog. BTW you’re gorgeous!

    http://six-inch-walker.blogspot.com/p/life.html

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Aw thank you for such a lovely comment hun!! xx

  • Aspirationsofglam

    Gosh Id really like to give this a go! My T-Zone is just awfal at the moment…and usually I have pretty good skin :( I am currently using Clinique blemish gel. Not working though :( Thank you!!

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      No problem hun! Pleased it was helpful :) xx 

  • Amy Susan

    I tend to use Clean&Clear Quick Clear spot treatment gel, which also stings a hell of a lot – I tend to take this as reassurance that it’s doing something ;) I don’t really know if it’s the gel that’s working or my cleanser, but I use it anyway – it can’t do much harm! Might consider trying the Lush one, sounds pretty good!
    ismellfashionxoxo

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha I’m the same – I like a sting! xx

  • http://www.silviaquirosblog.com/ Silvia Quirós

    Cool! this is great! thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      No problem xx

  • Zara O’Dowd

    Bought this recently but unfortunately it didn’t work well for me at all, infact probably made the spot worse! :(  

    Zara
    x
    http://lifesprettyvisions.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh no! Ah well, these things don’t always work for everyone – thanks for sharing xx

  • Hayley

    Hi Vivianna. It says on the Origins website that this product is new but i remember buying this many years ago and it was great then. It looks like just the same thing but repackaged and maybe a slightly different name. Glad you found it :) x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      I’m glad I found it too! xx

  • http://dearjoy8.blogspot.com Joy

    This sounds brilliant! I’m definitely adding this to my Christmas wishlist! :) xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Do! It’s amazing! xx

  • http://twitter.com/hollyarabella Holly Arabella

    Now you’ve raved about it I really want to try it!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha Holly you should – it’s fab! xx

  • salutsophie.

    This sounds amazing! Most of the instant spot treatment products I’ve tried in the past have turned out to be rubbish, so I’m always sceptical about spending money on products that’ll go to waste. At the moment my skin seems to REALLY hate me and I’ve had mega breakouts, so I’ve cracked out the heavy duty Duac with Benozyl Peroxide in the hopes that it’ll blast the spots off my face. Once my skin has calmed down I’d definitely consider giving this a try!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Yes it’s definitely worth popping on the shopping list xx

  • tina

    I got this a few weeks ago and am loving it, i do think its best for non-hormonal acne though.  

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks for sharing xx

  • Qewtbee

    sounds interesting….

    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      :) xx

  • http://profiles.google.com/mybdaycake Amy Kim

    Sounds promising! Going to Origins tomorrow :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Hope it works for you as well as it does for me xx

  • Anonymous

    Oooh I love this product, I’ve purchased it a couple of times before and it really does work wonders. I agree it stings like mad!! 
    Kathryn xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Pleased to hear it works for you too! xx

  • Boscy

    Hooray! Actually cannot wait to try this as my skin has been having a bit of a ‘moment’ lately with regard to those annoying spots that sit under the skin and never come to a ‘head’. Do you reckon this would work on those? Definitely going to give this a go (after pay day). xx

    http://boscy.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Hey hun! I couldn’t say for sure, as I haven’t used it on those type of spots – might be worth testing it out in store? xx

    • Lucy

      The origins ‘Out of Trouble’ 10 minute mask is the bomb for these; it’s great as a regular treatment as it’s clay based, but also reduces inflammation.
      Sticking with the Sanctuary’s version of cleanse and polish has really helped too, good luck with the pesky buggers!

      • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

        Thanks for the advice xx

  • Anonymous

    i really want to try this. i dont mind spots that come to a head but i hate it when you have that big red lump that you just know is going to erupt the day you need to go out :s xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      They drive me mad!! xx

  • http://beautynatter.blogspot.com Kelly

    i’ve tired everything under the sun and this is next on my list!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Hope it works for you xx

  • Lori_nugent

    Origins is amazing but BURNSSS. I’m a new blogger would love if you checked out my blog http://utterly-butterly-utterly-me.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha it does x

  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    That’s quite amazing! I’ve never really found something for my skin though. Its great that it works for you =]

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thanks hun! xx

  • http://www.tashamakesup.com/blogspot Tashamakesup

    I’m a huge fan of Origins and anything that helps get rid of spots is defo worth giving a go x 

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      It is! Works so well xx

  • http://twitter.com/blogabeaute abeer

    I just googled this and the bottles coming up on my search are blue and this is green! Or am I colour blind? I really want to try this! Right now I use Dermalogica’s overnight gel which works like dream but is uber expensive and this seems so cheap and cheerful in comparison! I’m about to run out of the dermalogica one so I am definitely going to be buying this next and giving it a shot! thanks! 

    Ps: congratulations on you cosmo blog award win! 

    x

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Perhaps they have reformulated it? And thank you hun xx

  • Jaya Azeneth

    I found this review really helpful as i am at a loss at the moment for which type of zapper to use! I find shuemura products good for keeping my skin clean and mostly clear but i still get the off gathering :-( I think i will give the Origins one a whirl :-D  

    http://msjaya1.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Good to hear about the Su Uemura, might need to give that a go xx

  • http://www.MrAJBx3.com MrAJBx3

    wow that is amazing!! :O so going to buy this 

    thanks hun!! <3

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      No problem xx

  • Anonymous

    This is on my ‘to purchase’ list as I am a pretty big Origin’s fan & in need of a spot treatment. For the occasional pimple I do this & add a dab of neosporin before bed. It is seriously like magic & there is no scabbing. http://www.luckymag.com/blogs/luckyrightnow/2010/10/dr-jessica-wu-on-how-to-pop-a

    Origin’s Purifying tonic is very nice as well. LOVE IT!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Definitely worth looking into :) xx

  • Lydiacff

    I ran out of my Clinique acne solutions, I am going to give a try. Thanks for the recommendation. 
    I really like your youtube channel by the way!!

    http://ladyltravelworld.blogspot.com/xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thank you hun :) xx

  • Cherie Ho

    My first venture into Origins! I’ve used Grease Lightning before and I wasn’t wowed but I bought this today and I’m hoping it’ll be everything you say it is! I adore the look of Origins as a brand, and I’m definitely going to look into more of their products! I’ve got a little Clarisonic Mia savings fund going- I want to gift it to myself as a Christmas present! Making the transition from crazy-about-makeup to crazy-about-skincare, and your videos are SO helpful!

  • Sophie

    I have spot prone skin so I’m definitely going to be buying this!
    I currently have one right on the end of my nose, typical me!
    Thankyou Vivianna!

    http://sophiesayshi.blogspot.co.uk