Even the best acne treatments can be drying. Not to mention that the average treatment can be so strong that it irritates skin and smells like shoe polish. Zit creams can also be fiddly and be so noticeable that we can only use them at night. It’s 2018 and it’s time we get an acne treatment that doesn’t come with the side effects. And Glossier could be the one to give it to us with its Zit Stick Breakout Eraser ($14).
Glossier already has its exfoliating Solution to target acne. The family is now expanding with the Zit Stick. Glossier teased the product on Instagram stating, “SPOT TREATMENTS ARE Used overnight, in secrecy, at home. Visible. Messy. Mask-like. Smelly. Drying. Tomorrow this changes.” It was reported by several outlets that the mystery product is a Zit Stick.
The name Zit Stick definitely applies because the product comes in a chic Glossier pink and red package. Many have compared the sleek pen-like design to a Tide Pen to manage pimples. Rather than a brush applicator, the product has a rollerball applicator made out of antimicrobial steel, similar to portable perfume’s. The applicator allows for a precise application and means there’s no dipping fingers or cotton buds into messy pots. The Zit Stick is formulated with 5% benzoyl peroxide and capryloyl salicylic acid. It also has niacinamide to brighten the breakout area and glycerin to stop skin from getting over-dry.
To use the pen, you twist the red bottom until the acne treatment appears through the rollerballs. You can then apply it directly over pimples. The product goes on clear and dries clear so it could be applied morning, night and even if the afternoon, if you’re dealing with a sudden breakout.
Those who want to try out the new convenient stick can shop the Glossier Zit Stick Breakout Eraser when it launches on September 5 on Glossier.com.
The Glossier Zit Stick Breakout Eraser will launch September 5.