For me, a breakout has always been a week-long affair that I have to crawl my way back from. My combination skin is usually irritated by one rescue product or another, and I often have to deal with cyclical hormonal acne that sticks around for days. So, when I heard that Violette_FR’s Skin Rescue Duo would improve my skin noticeably in as little as two days, I was hopeful, but a bit wary.
Violette_FR is a French pharmacy–inspired brand that specializes in skin care, hair care and luxurious makeup. Created by French makeup artist and influencer, Violette Serrat, the First Aid series of 5 Rescue Serums are designed to quickly address skin concerns from acne to UV damage. Meant to work in as little as 48 hours, these serums are effective and gentle enough to be used twice daily on their own and in tandem, if you’re tackling more than one skin issue at a time.
Serrat explains that her goals were to provide fast-acting treatment rather than covering reactive skin. “Rather than focusing our efforts on concealing a blemish, I wanted to provide a remedy that treats the consequences of common skin concerns with clinically proven results within 48 hours,” Serrat says.
I chose Blemish Rescue and Reactive Skin Rescue, which both arrived in beautiful 15 ml pink frosted bottles. As a sucker for packaging, I’ll note that the minimalist design and weighty glass bottle really drove home the impression of luxury and elegance.
The consistency is a featherlight oil—it glides across your face before absorption and leaves the skin feeling clean and rejuvenated. You can easily use one drop of Blemish Rescue as a spot treatment on multiple pimples, which they recommend to best target your acne.
Rose myrtle, mushroom, niacinamide, red algae, organic hops
What It’s Free From:
Animal by-products, animal testing, fragrance, phthalates
In my skin, I noticed a difference right away.
In as little as 24 hours, I noticed a significant reduction in redness. My skin looked soothed and like it was healing faster; even my acne looked smaller. By the end of day two, you couldn’t even tell I’d had a breakout at all! With my breakout calmed, patches of dry skin soothed, and irritation erased, I can honestly say these serums categorically exceeded my expectations.
I’ve never had a product work so fast and so well on my acne.
48 hours doesn’t feel like enough time to do anything, but it was enough time for Violette_FR’s Rescue Duo to be the first aid my skin needed.