Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment Review

My skin is acne-prone, dry, and sensitive. I get hormonal acne during that time of the month. I break out when I’m stressed. Most acne products make my skin even more dry and red. I was looking for something that would help balance my skin and control my breakouts. I definitely wanted something that would keep my skin hydrated but get rid of pimples overnight. That’s when I stumbled upon Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment a few months ago. 

Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment Review helps get rid of pimples overnight


I was ordering Tarte Shape Tape foundation a few months back when it launched and wanted to get my shopping cart up to the threshold for free shipping. It just so happened Knockout Tingling Treatment had launched around the same time. I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with it, but I was struggling with really gross looking acne at the time that was aggravated by the cold winter air and how dry my skin was. 

What it is

Knockout Tingling Treatment is a vegan, skin-tingling toner treatment that helps to surface your skin and balance its pH. With a 10% acid complex, it transforms skin overnight, minimizes the appearance of pores, and controls oil with salicylic and lactic acids. Sulfur, niacinamide, and glycerin work to clarify, soothe, and hydrate. There are no parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, or gluten in the formula. It’s simple to use: just soak a cotton ball in the liquid after cleansing your face, and sweep it all over your face. 

First impression

The first time I used this I was shocked that it made an overnight difference in my skin. I had deep whiteheads around my chin and jaw and after ONE use they had shrunk and dried out significantly. I was completely shocked and I couldn’t believe the difference. The only drawback is the slight vinegar scent, which is totally doable. I prefer it to something overly sweet or artificial which I know will ultimately cause my sensitive skin to break out.

What I think after long-term use

Now that I’ve had this for a couple months, I love it even more. I was having good skin days for a while and forgot about it, but recently I grabbed it from my stash and used it again with the exact same results. It works overnight to get rid of acne. I can’t believe how easy it is to bring into a skincare routine. You literally just swipe it on with a cotton ball before bed. Because of the acids, I’ll stick to using this a few times a week for maintenance, which is all I’ll really need anyway because the difference shows up literally overnight. 

Final thoughts

Will I repurchase? Absolutely. I love the Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment and there are few products out there that can boast literally overnight results. Do you have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin that needs an overnight fix? What are you using to banish your acne? 

You can find Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment at Sephora, Ulta, and Tarte for $39.


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