Tiny or big, painful or painless, a spot is always something we are happy to say goodbye to. And yet if the healing is done, the mark is still here, and every time the makeup is taken off, it acts as the constant reminder that 2 weeks or 2 months ago -depending on the skin tone I believe- you had a spot. As always, however, skincare has the ability to help a little with that, the following skincare items are by no means heroes, but rather, as I like to call them, gentle erasers.


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 I blame my sensitive skin for preventing me from using the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme more than once a week because it works wonders on marks. With one swipe of these strong -glycolic, salicylic, but also lactic- acid pads, the pigmentations fade away to such an extent that it becomes easy to spot a difference overnight.


It helped me a lot during my teenage years, but the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] -Corrective Unclogging Care Anti-Imperfections Anti-Marks-has recently become my new skincare discovery with its Anti-Marks Innovation. As always with La Roche-Posay, it is a lotion to trust blindly, and it is more about diligent use and patience than overnight result, but it is all worth it in the end, especially since it gets rid of both marks and skin texture.


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I’ve used the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum every day for more than 4 years now, yet there is something I notice every time I am being stubborn and decide to try another serum: my marks take at least twice as long to fade away. The ANR is the serum which helps the skin renew itself throughout the night -even though there is nothing wrong with a morning use as well- and I am starting to believe that there is something more than just a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid in it.


Another product, another high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid. Normally reserved for the eyes, I love to pinpoint my marks with the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Yeux, an extra step which, almost as a booster, speeds up the marks’ -complete- disappearance process.


  • Yiotou_La

    I want to buy the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Serum again, it is one of the best serums I used in my life, I wish it wasn’t that expensive 🙁


    • Yes, it is pretty expensive indeed, I see it as an investment as it really changes my skin!

  • The Nip+Fab pads sound really great! As you know, I’m a huge fan of ANR! xx


    • They are! Yes, I know, and it doesn’t surprise me, it’s such a great serum!

  • There is a whole lot more than just hyaluronic acid im Estée Lauders ANR, you are right about that. Especially the rosehip oil, natural precursor of retinol, does help a lot with spot marks. Which are, by the way, the bane of my existence.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

    • That must be it then! Yes, I have to say I currently struggle with them a little bit after a bad reaction to a product, the breakouts are gone, but it is so frustrating to still have to put concealer on the marks every day!

  • I wasn’t as impressed with Estee Lauder ANR in the past but have now learned to appreciate it. I use it only twice a week though and my skin always look really fresh the next morning. I really need to repurchase that N+F Extreme pads again, I swear by it!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • So glad you enjoy it now, it has to be my all time favourite serum! I love these pads so much!

  • I love using Effaclar Duo, it makes my skin feel so soft!

    Abigail Alice x

  • Those Nip+Fab pads are fab aren’t they. I can use them every other day but then I have to take a week’s break in the middle. They are so potent. xxx

    • Yes, they are! You’re so lucky to be able to use them more than once a week, though! I might try that with a week’s break in between, it might make them even more efficient!

  • Let me know if you do, it is one of the few skincare products which truly changed my skin!

  • Advanced Night Repair Serum is amazing stuff! I’m also a massive fan of La Roche Posay products in general so I’m sure I would love both of these! I’ve not tried the Nip + Fab pads. xx

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    • It is such a game changer, isn’t it? Yes, we’re never disappointed with LRP! I highly recommend the pads! Thank you for commenting 🙂

  • Bernadette

    I’ve wanted to try out that La roch posay effector duo for a while now but i’ve never understood what it does or what it is meant to do. x