December 20, 2017

Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment A Toner and Potential AHA?

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Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment ($39) and Blemish Bully Acne Spot Treatment ($16) are two new Spring 2018 launches that are being added to the brand’s permanent collection this month. I prefer physical exfoliating products but I’m slowly trying to get into chemical ones. I really like Sunday Riley’s Good Genes and I’ve also started injecting Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum into my nightly routine.

Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment resurfaces skin and restores its natural pH. The vegan-friendly formula contains a 10% acid complex formulated with glycerin, niacinamide, salicylic and lactic acid. One thing that concerned me was that fact they say “you’ll like the burn”. Umm this isn’t one of those Seabreeze type products is it!? It does have some very good ingredients, we’ll see how it turns out!

Water/Aqua/Eau, niacinamide, lactic acid, citric acid, propanediol, glycerin, gluconolactone, malic acid, phytic acid, salicylic acid, sodium benzoate, magnesium chloride, acetic acid, potassium sorbate, allium cepa (onion) bulb extract, calcium gluconate, cochlearia armoracia (horseradish) root extract, commiphora myrrha resin extract, myrtus communis extract, rumex acetosa leaf extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) flower/leaf extract, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sulfur.

The second skincare release is a new acne spot treatment called Blemish Bully. This is an acne treatment gel with a proprietary skin-recovery complex that promises to quickly clear up breakouts with salicylic acid, vitamin B3, and azelaic acid.

Tarte Knockout Tingling Treatment and Blemish Bully are available now at and

What do you think of these two new products?


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  • Emily

    I’ve been reading great things about the tingling treatment on Insta, but my stash is way overloaded with “miracle” exfoliants. Going to have to sit and wait and watch more reviews roll in on these.

  • Brian

    I want to try a chemical exfoliant but every time I think of them I think of Samantha’s chemical peel from Sex and the City and I decide not to. That and the “burn” claim scare me lol

    • Lo

      Ha it’s not as bad as the infamous Samantha peel makes it out to be! Chemical exfoliation is the bees knees 😉 Just start low and slow…like a roast? Lol OK terrible reference but you catch my drift!

  • Kish

    Honestly, with the constant talk of how it “burns” in every instagram post and story, I think I’ll pass. I have skin that reddens easily and I don’t need any help with that. I’ll wait for reviews from people who don’t work for Tarte and aren’t being paid for trying it.

  • kjh

    Horseradish? Really??? My skin is currently so whacked (even the Cosrx aha stings) that I would not dare at present. Maybe i’ll just try a wasabi diy mask. This product seems about that sensible. I do not subscribe to the no pain, no gain school of skincare.

  • Deborah

    Those look good however I’m not sure I’m willing to try something new since I already have a holy grail AHA exfoliant from Paula’s Choice. No burning from that. I love AHA! It’s changed everything for me. My skin is so soft.

  • PAige

    I like Pixie glow tonic. It does have a tingling feeling for a few minutes after applying. I only use it a couple times a week, otherwise I become very red and itchy.

  • Lo

    Ooooh just ordered my Knockout and I’m pumped! I didn’t see the “You’ll like the burn” comment…yikes! Have you tried it yet, Isabella? I’ll definitely let you know my thoughts when it arrives!
    Look forward to your posts as always, Miss Muse! Keep em coming!
    I’m curious to know your opinion on Glossier’s new launch, Solution! Unless you’ve already reviewed it I’ll check it out
    xo- K Lo

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t but I’ve heard good things 🙂 Thanks girl! <3! Solution is a bust in my opinion. I haven't tried it but the claims versus the ingredients don't ring true! They are claiming it is as good as p50 and I was done after that. Insert rolling eyes here ;-D

      • Lo

        I have to agree! I saw Caroline’s review on it and Paula’s and they were firm but fair…I don’t like that they’ll tell us the bha % but nothing else..? Umm, OK? :-\
        Actually it was that very review that lead me to Knockout so hey, life works in mysterious ways 😉

        With love as always- K Lo

        • Isabella Muse

          I was a little irritated with them when they started saying how much better their formula was compared to p50. Tarte’s formula does intrigue me and I’m one of those people that’s like “ohhh it burns that must mean it works” but in reality it really shouldn’t burn to work yanno? ;D