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natural anti acne cream
Blemish Cream tube + box in front of stone slabs, with gray background
Blemish Cream
with Arnica, Curcumin and Sea Kelp Bioferment
0.5 fl oz

Gently exfoliate and calm breakouts with this active-rich spot treatment featuring Salicylic Acid, Turmeric, Arnica, and Sea Kelp Bioferment. Formulated with the cleanest and best natural ingredients, this treatment helps to reduce the appearance of acne and improve the appearance of blemishes, so you can confidently go about your day.

Same beloved formula - fresh new look!

Salicylic Acid (2%) – This oil soluble beta hydroxy acid penetrates deeply into pores to dissolve sebum and oil that clog pores and cause acne while lightly exfoliating dull skin.

Curcumin – An isolated compound from turmeric, curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that reduces irritation & the appearance of skin discoloration.

Arnica – Arnica works to reduce the appearance of redness and irritation, while soothing and calming the skin.

Sea Kelp Bioferment – Fermented sea kelp provides moisture and reduces the appearance of redness.

Calendula – A flower belonging to the marigold family that has been used medicinally since the 12th century, calendula soothes and calms the skin.

Gooseberry Extract – Also known as amla, this Indian berry is incredibly rich in antioxidants.

Usage: Daily | Morning and/or Nighttime

Directions: Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying this product. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily. Because excessive drying may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.


How do I incorporate this into my routines?
Salicylic acid is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid) and it functions as an exfoliant (like the AHAs that we use in the AHA Exfoliating Peel). AHAs are water soluble and are a wonderful option for dry, sun-damaged skin. BHA's are oil soluble, allowing them to penetrate deeper to unclog pores and reduce breakouts. If you want to use both AHAs as well as BHAs in your skincare routine, we recommend alternating them nightly. You can use the Blemish Cream (with 2% BHA) nightly or alternate it with another exfoliant if desired.

Can I use this on my entire face?
Our new Blemish Cream is a spot treatment and is not intended to be applied to the entire face. We recommend using on areas where breakouts or clogged pores are a problem.

Is this appropriate for all skin types?
The Blemish Cream is appropriate for all skin types, but tends to work best for oily and/or acne-prone skin

Is this appropriate for teen skin?
Yes! The Blemish Cream is wonderful for teen skin.

Is it suitable for daytime wear?
While it can be used during the day, we encourage the Blemish Cream as part of a nighttime routine because it is an exfoliant, and like all exfoliants, you should take extra care in the sun after applying since you are revealing fresh new skin cells that need more protection from the sun.

Can this be used in a routine with the Vitamin C Serum?
We would recommend using the Vitamin C Serum in the morning and the Blemish Cream at night for best results.

Our formulas are created with the highest standards in mind - utilizing clean & safe ingredients to ensure beautiful, healthy skin.

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid: 2%

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Brassica Campestris Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Curcumin, Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Fucoxanthin, Astaxanthin, Sodium Hyaluronate Acid, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Tocopherol

Boxes are printed with soy inks on FSC certified paper. Tubes are made of sustainably harvested sugarcane bioresin and are recyclable in local municipalities or accepted through our free recycling partnership with TerraCycle.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
lydia Hancock
The best spot treatment

This stuff works! As soon as I see a spot forming I dab a small amount on twice a day . The result in 24hrs is either a flattened less red spot or it brings it to a head faster and is less red . Also , I put it on after popping a pimple and the spot heals so much faster and is less red. Best spot treatment I have ever tried .


I have been a fan of mad hippie products for a long time, but I had not tried this cream until the other day. I received a free sample with an order of my other staples. I had a few stubborn hormonal acne spots on my temple that were not going away so I gave this a shot and WOW! They have healed so fast. I have tried every other kind of topical treatment to deal with hormonal acne, including prescription retinol cream which did nothing to help. This cream is so effective - I am blown away. I was surprised by its texture. I have used other natural acid products that are more of a gel consistency while this is definitely a cream. It doesn't just dry out blemishes, it actually works to heal them. I would highly recommend this to anyone dealing with hormonal acne. I am going to have to add this cream to my growing list of mad hippie products that I can't be without! Thanks Mad Hippie! You guys rock :)

Jennifer T.
Works great for me!

I love that this has turmeric in it. I've read about how great turmeric (curcumin) is for acne. I've had great results and love it!

John smith


I’m thrilled

This has been great at healing my breakouts super fast! I feel like the vit C serum keeps my skin so clear and when I do have an occasional breakout this clears it right up.