Glossier Zit Stick Review: What You Need to Know

Hey, everyone! In case you haven’t noticed, I’m on a bit of a beauty kick on the blog right now. FYI, I have a few more weeks’ worth of beauty posts already lined up, so if you prefer to see my style and fashion content, check out my Instagram since I post OOTDs roughly 6x a week. Short plug over, back to the Glossier Zit Stick review.

Ok, so GLOSSIER. You guys know that I don’t really vibe with Glossier’s minimal beauty aesthetic (proud makeup maximalist over here).  And we also know I have STRONG feelings about how much their lip gloss blows.  BUT, I will say that their skin stuff is on to something. I did recently break down and purchase their Body Hero Duo after using it in my friend’s shower. It smells and feels so good that I had to have it, even though $35 is a RIDICULOUS price point 🤷🏻‍♀️. When they dropped Zit Stick, I was immediately intrigued. Ya girl’s been looking for a new spot treatment for a long time since the Oxy one I used to use is impossible to find in NYC drugstores. I grabbed one at the NYC showroom and decided to write my Glossier Zit Stick review to give it to y’all straight.

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Glossier’s packaging game is pretty much always on point, so no surprises here. The packaging is quite cute. I’m a big fan of the light pink and red combo since it reminds me a lot of Valentine’s Day, but not in a cheesy, gimmicky way. The portable size is also handy. This product was designed to be thrown in whatever bag you so choose, and as a busy city girl always on the go, I deeply appreciate that.

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I was honestly so scared, guys. I was so scared that the Zit Stick I bought was defective (it’s not). When you first get your Zit Stick, you have to twist the top for SUCH A LONG TIME before any product begins to come out! I was seriously twisting it for a minute straight with nothing and I was getting so freaked out. Finally, the product started to appear and I was able to actually use it, but this is something to keep in mind if you decide to purchase.

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Here’s the thing. YES, it does reduce redness and flattens out your zit so it’s just a red spot on your skin rather than a full-blown pimple. However, it is EXTREMELY drying. I used it a couple of times last week on my raised pimples, and while I was glad that they had shrunken down, I was then stuck with dry, peeling skin, which was really not much easier to disguise with my concealer. It’s super powerful, for sure, but it’s honestly a little TOO powerful, you know? My skin didn’t get seriously irritated or anything, but it was dry and flaky AF.

So that’s my Glossier Zit Stick review! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this and found it helpful. What kind of spot treatments do you use? How do you feel about Glossier as a brand? Have you ever tried any of their products? Leave your thoughts with me in the comments below.

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  1. September 19, 2018 / 10:28 am

    This is a great review! Glossier always finds a way to hook you in with the packaging before even thinking about what the product truly does. I’m not sure if I’ll buy this skincare item, however, I at least know they do carry a spot treatment.

  2. September 20, 2018 / 6:43 am

    thanks for the honest review! it makes sense, I heard a derm say once that spot treatments really aren’t worth it. Since they dry it out so much it can actually backfire and that people are better off doing a very thing layer across the entire face to balance it all

  3. September 20, 2018 / 9:10 am

    how interesting! i’ve never been a fan of acne spot treatments just for this reason. i understand why it drys out your skin but i feel like it just makes it so much worse than before!

  4. September 20, 2018 / 10:07 am

    So it sounds like it works a little TOO well! I’ll take it! This would be so handy to have when I have a random spot or breakout!

  5. September 20, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    I always hear so many good things from Glossier from their reps but am nervous to try it out myself! also feel like the price point is high. Ive been needing a tool like this though

  6. September 20, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    This sounds amazing! I recently got the Neutrogena Acne Spot Treatment Light Therapy pen and I wonder if this would work with it.

  7. September 21, 2018 / 6:02 am

    Great review- it looks like the markers in my first grade classroom haha! I try to stay clear of the products that are overly drying- it feel’s like it just makes everything worse if the area is also dry and flaky!

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