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Kiehl's - Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment Review

Onto my next Kiehl's product! Their Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment. Feel free to browse my blog for reviews of other Kiehl's products.

💖 To-know before you read my skincare reviews 💖

- I live in Malaysia (tropical, humid and hot af climate)

- I have dry to very dry skin

- My main issues with skin revolves around closed comedones and fungal acne

First Impressions

Okay, this was a product that their staff recommended to me, and I didn't try a tester before I purchased it. And hence, it's one of my most regretful purchases. Wanna know why, read on. Please, always test products first before you commit to purchasing a full size, even if you can afford it, you'd be wasting product if they don't work on you.


This product comes in a tube where you'll have to squeeze out the product. The applicator is pointy, which is probably to control the amount you use at one time. A little goes a long way with this product, so you'll probably find it hard to finish it within a year.

Kiehl's - Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment
Kiehl's - Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment

Some key points

✔️ Alcohol-free, paraben free, sulfate-free, silicone-free

🖤 Scent - Sulfuric

🖤 Price - RM160 (20ml)

❌ Not fungal-acne safe

My Thoughts

Kiehl's - Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment
Kiehl's - Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment

I have no idea why this didn't work for me, but man was I disappointed with it. Because it's rather expensive for such a small product, so I expected it to work wonders 😖

Since it did nothing for comedonal acne, I expected it to at least work on regular breakouts, but nope. Even after 3-5 days of applying it, my pimple would still be there sitting on my face, staring back at me in the mirror 🤷‍♀️

It has a textured consistency that doesn't really blend completely into the skin. The sulfur scent is rather noticeable, not that I mind as long as it worked, but it didn't 😂

TL;DR - This did not work for my skin

Here's my personal ratings for the product!


🤔 Has a sulfuric scent that you do not want to have on your skin if you're getting intimate with anyone in particular.

🤔 Pimple patches are way more effective and much much cheaper compared to this.

❌ Killer price point, RM160 for 20ml. I think targeted treatments are normally priced like this, but it didn't work lmao.

Did this product work for you? Because I would really like to hear from you if it did haha. For those who are interested to try, please get a tester first!

Disclaimer: Please note that my articles are written according to my own personal experience. All opinions stated are my own and I tend to keep things as honest as possible for my readers. There will always be varying experiences and opinions from others, what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. As a consumer, the choice is ultimately yours to make. Feel free to go ahead and test products at your nearest outlet before making a purchasing decision.

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