Rated 4.78 out of 5 stars
I received this product complimentary from Indie Lee in exchange for my honest review. I have tried a few sulfur based acne products before and found them to be a nice alternative for my combo skin type because they are not overly drying but are effective and especially help with smaller surface level zits. This product is no exception and did a good job of easily targeting acne without drying out my skin. The product comes in a glass bottle that needs to be shaken before using and should be applied with an applicator like a qtip or cotton pad. I have reusable qtip made from silicone that worked great for applying this and didn't produce excess waste. As with any sulfur product it does have a potent smell that is noticeable if I apply it near my nose. I let the pink liquid dry on my skin after applying it and then applied my sunscreen, and after about a day my pimples were noticeably smaller or had disappeared.
This one is a definite no for me. Upon opening it, it smells just like rubbing alcohol. And then you find the second ingredient is alcohol. While the other ingredients include great acne fighters, the alcohol in this makes me not want to use it because all it's going to do is dry the entire area it's applied to. Also check the directions, because I shook it the first time I opened it, and well, you aren't suppose to do that so oops. When I did let it settle and apply, I didn't find it did anything for my blemish. The directions state it needs at least 2 hours and my zit looked the same before and after. Maybe it would be better over night, but I'm not sure. I also don't like that the ingredients encourage wastefulness by using a cotton swab. I prefer products that don't great unnecessary waste, so maybe this could be repackaged in something like a mascara tube or concealer bottle with a wand. But overall I'm not a fan and won't be trying this again
Mila from Huntington, NY
Buying this one again because I've used similar products for years and have never had one work so fast. Also love this company!
Grace from Undisclosed
Amazing - zaps spots away overnight
Zoe from Undisclosed
this stuff is absolutely wild. banishes literally overnight. couple of tips, i'm a nervous skin picker, try your best not to mess with a blemish then put this on, stings and irritates the skin. definitely not supposed to do that but nervous habits do what they do. keep the cap on too, dries out pretty quick otherwise. i honestly recommend this to anyone who asks. forever customer!!
Beni from Maryland
I love this for those annoying zits that decide to ruin a perfect bare skin day or make up day. I use overnight and my skin looks refreshed the next day and the pimple is completely gone as well. Gifted by Indie Lee
Carly from Florida
This was an amazing product that dried my acne very quickly I like that it was easy to use and easy to take off in the morning without scrubbing my face too hard I would definitely recommend this product for anyone who struggles with acne
naomi from orange county, ca
I was excited to try this product as I had a breakout just as it arrived. I will warn to make sure you read the directions before use. instead of applying directly to the zits, I put the product on a cotton round and did most of my cheek/jaw. it definitely dried up most of the breakout but also caused my skin to flake. i used it 4 days in a row. next time I plan to apply directly to the zit and probably every other day so I avoid the flaking.
College student with acne from Los Angeles, CA
I recently had a horrible breakup and luckily had just been sent the Banish Solution gifted by Indie Lee to try out. My period acne, which I had been struggling with for a week, instantly went away after a night of applying the solution. I am excited to see how this product deals with my acne longterm.
HaleyP from Bentonville, Ar
Loving this so far! I used it on a stubborn breakout overnight and it really reduced the size! Seems to help with the redness a lot as well! It doesn't dry me out either which is a major plus for my sensitive skin.
Jenni from Houston
I actually really like this product. Please be aware it does have a strong smell. That doesn't deter me from using it but I know some can be sensitive to smells with facial products. My son and I use these on our pimples, before bed, when we're trying to clear up any breakouts we have. I'm 32 and he is 13 and both of us have noticed our face clears up quicker when using this product after our skincare. Definitely a must try.
Kels from Corpus Christi TX
Great for hormonal acne! This was effective for my breakouts. It seemed to make my blemishes go away quicker. Didn't dry out my skin! I had never used this brand and am glad I gave this product a try!
makeupwithalexa from NY
I love this Banish Solution gifted to me by Indie Lee! I typically have hormonal acne prone skin which makes it very difficult each month especially around my period to find products that help reduce my flare ups. This one has been great!
Briana from Clemmons, NC
I've enjoyed getting to explore the Indie Lee brand but unfortunately this didn't do much for me. This is one of those old school spot treatments that you dip a q-tip in and dot onto your active breakouts. I personally struggled with the smell which is pretty strong even once it dries and I found this doesn't stay on. It wipes off very easily and didn't really do much for my acne. Not a favorite for me sadly.
Daniellerose from Minnesota
Complimentary from Indie Lee, I am such a fan of this product! It works wonders and is very similar to Kate Somerville's acne spot treatment but at a better price point! This product also will go a long ways! This will be great for any on coming zits and will dry them out fast! Highly recommend this product!
kaikai23 from Seattle, WA
This is exactly the same concept as the Mario Badescu drying lotion that was super popular a few years ago. It's a small bottle with pink sediment at the bottom, and you dip a q-tip in to dry out any incoming pimples.
Like the Mario Badescu version of this product, I've found it's only effective at drying out existing pimples. Honestly, I find pimple patches more effective at both drying and flattening pimples, and also a little less messy and easier to deal with.
This was gifted to me by Indie Lee for review.
Moni from Denver, CO
I was gifted by Indie Lee for an honest review. To be honest I wasn't wowed by this product compared to what is out there on the market, the smell is overbearing but compared to other products out there that is similar this is better smelling. DO NOT SHAKE BOTTLE, pink solution is suppose to be settled at the bottom. I applied and left over night but I believe my skin is too dry to be left overnight or long period because my skin was itch from this product. Product does dry out your blemishes so does the job , just to over drying for me.
Laura from Los Angeles, CA
Indie lee is quickly becoming a favourite brand of mine. I've tried their cleansing balm and was obsessed, and now I've tried this blemish solution and I'm loving the results! You apply it by dipping a qtip into the solution and blotting it on desired areas. Leave it on while you sleep and you'll see less red, smaller blemishes in the morning! Great product!
Arleth from Texas
It's a decent product but not life changing. I had a stubborn pimple in between my eyebrow and used this, it dried up and some of that product fell off into my eyes! It worked in making all the gunk come out more but just wish it wouldn't had fallen in my eye.
Yulkabunny from Philly
This Banish Solution from Indie Lee is my favorite! Easy to use and results are amazing! Very affordable too. Face looks clear in a few hours. Will continue to use it for sure and will buy for my sister
Marie from FL
My skin has been breaking out a bit so I wanted something to reduce any painful zits I get. I've been focusing this on the cystic, underneath kind of pimples I've been getting around the chin. So far, this has not done much for that but does seem to have better success at reducing zits that are closer to the surface. I feel if anything, it did slightly reduce sizing of the underneath pimples but not so dramatically. Overall, this seems useful to still have around and I haven't had any scarring from it either. Gifted by indie lee
Alona from Bethel, CT
I got this INDIE LEE Banish Solution as a gift in exchange for this review. What I like about this product? It's vegan, has clean ingredients and comes in a sustainable packaging.
Great quality for everyday use
Michelle from CA
I love this product and the natural ingredients and it really just dries up any spots that you might have. The best way to use. It is definitely overnight and literally the next morning. Whatever was there is so reduced!
Gifted by Indie Lee
Belle from LA
This product works so well and banishes all types of blemishes. It's good to wear overnight and wake up with clearer skin. However, if you're really sensitive to smells it can be overwhelming and smells like sulfur. If you can get past that, the product is amazing and effective!
Gifty from New York
This product work. I had a stubborn pimple recently in between my eyebrows that was so hard to get rid of. I've always been skeptical about products like this but I started applying it on the blemish and after a couple of days, the pimple was dried out and had gone down.
Chelsea from Austin TX
I really like this product. I get pretty intense hormonal cystic acne from time to time and I find that this helps and seems to reduce the amount of time that I have the active breakout for. I would recommend it! Gifted by Indie Lee
organizedbyluna from Orange County, CA
Gifted by Indie Lee. I've never tried anything like this product before but I'm hooked! I love how this helps my acne while keeping my face hydrated on the spots I apply it to! I feel like this has also been helping with my scars, I'm hoping they diminish more in the long run !