I Test Skincare for a Living, and This Acne-Curing Oil Has Been My Staple for Almost 2 Years

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Blume Meltdown Oil Review
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I've always been known as beauty obsessed among friends and family, so it was hardly a surprise when my knack for collecting excessive amounts of skincare became a full-time job. As a beauty writer, my regimen is a revolving door of formulations, where I slather on something new every week in the hope of discovering an article-worthy find. While I often enjoy the many things I try, very rarely do products stick around long enough to be considered a personal staple. With that being said, there have been a handful of exceptions, and the Blume Meltdown Facial Oil is one of them.

I first wrote a review on the acne-curing treatment for InStyle nearly two years ago, where I claimed to have formed an "unbeatable bond" with the blend of oils that kept my skin blemish-free. That remains true to this day; I've come to rely on it so much, I've subscribed to the discounted monthly subscription out of fear I'd ever be without it. As someone with oily skin who has actively avoided oil-based products most of her life, the Blume Meltdown Facial Oil surprisingly won me over for its ability to calm inflammation and redness and soothe painful bumps overnight without, gasp, breaking me out further.

Meltdown Acne Oil

Available at Blume, Madewell and Ulta

The top-selling product contains a mix of nourishing essential oils like rosehip, sunflower seed, rosemary, and chamomile flower, which heal acne scarring and erase existing blemishes while preventing future ones from forming. It immediately absorbs into the skin without leaving behind a greasy feeling, prepping the skin for easy applications of foundation or concealer. For those afraid of applying oils all over the face, the product can be used as a targeted spot treatment or thinned out by mixing it into your go-to moisturizer.

With over 2,100 five-star ratings from shoppers, I'm not the only one who's seen effective results come from use of the treatment. One reviewer saw noticeable improvement on painful acne that extended far beyond anything their dermatologist recommended using. Plenty more blown-away users call it the "best acne fighting product ever" for hormonal acne, cystic acne, and stress-related breakouts. Even those initially skeptical that it would have the opposite effect on their skin claim the formula is "magical," with one sharing that they use it five days a week without experiencing clogged pores.

"This product is the best thing I have ever tried on my face! It feels like I have used every chemical-based and all-natural remedy for acne I could find and they have all fallen short," wrote one shopper. "But this Meltdown Oil quickly gets rid of zits big and small, even my big deep hormonal ones, within a day or two. It also reduces the redness I have for weeks after a break out."

"I had tried every product on the market to help fix my hormonal cystic acne and had always been left feeling defeated because nothing worked — until I found this product!! It has SAVED my skin and has even made me even feel confident enough to walk around without makeup," shared another.

If you're finding it near impossible to kick your acne to the curb, join myself and the long list of fans who swear by Blume's Meltdown Oil for keeping breakouts at bay for $28. Once you're hooked, subscribe to monthly deliveries to save 20 percent on every order.

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