This spot treatment works a lot better than other ones that have made my acne even worse, though this is not a miracle product. Despite having a strong, herbal scent, which I never liked, this reduced redness and inflammation of my acne slightly. It also made acne go away a few days before it normally would.
Works well. I have used this spot treatment and some pimples have been brought to a head and some disappeared... so I guess it just depends. It does speed things along. This is something you should have on hand before big events, just in case. I HATE the packaging. You actually have to use your finger on the top of the bottle (possible contamination of germs) or a q-tip (which will waster a ton of product). One thing I love so much about this is the smell! It smells like black licorice. I dislike the candy but love the smell,
I haven't tried this on cystic acne or anything like that, but I did have some gnarly whitehead breakouts. I am HORRIBLE about popping and otherwise messing with zits, but I'm getting older and I really needed to knock this habit out. I got this product for when I get breakouts and I am AMAZED at how this helped! The healing time was really reduced, it doesn't dry me out or irritate my skin. I am seriously over the moon with what this has done for my skin.
I used this line of products 6 months ago and it did a good job a clearing my acne. I don't have terrible skin but my forehead has a little acne on it because of my bangs this spot treatment did a really good job at clearing it. It doesn't have a terrible amount of Salicylic acid so it is gentle (I think it's 0.75) and my face really reacts well to all natural products, the more natural the product the better my results. The packaging for me was not all that bad. I used a cotton swab to apply and it was more sanitary then the spot treatment in the roller bottle by burts bees (that one would get skin and dirt in it and it was nasty) which is why I gave the packaging a 2. I have since changed up my face routine and my results (for the most part) from this product have stuck around. Overall pleased with this product.
Ah, this magic elixr is what a healing fairy would give a wounded soldier at a fountain. Put it on a cotton ball and rub it until you feel a slight tingling on the infected area and in no more than 24hrs the pimple is blasted away.
Very pricey, but worth every cent. I buy it in 3's when my work has a sale (buy two Burt's Bee's products and get one free) so I end up spending $13 a bottle. Keep an eye out for these specials at Priceline, people.
I've palmed this magic product on to male and female friends alike. This is part of my acne fighting army along with my LUSH Fresh Farmacy (anti-inflamitory), Phisohex (preventative) and Sudocrem (last line of defense - for scars).
Five stars because out of the 1000 of products I have bought (especially since working at a health and beauty store for 5yrs) this is one of the few that work. Well done, Burt. Never discontinue this.
I didn't like this product because it was so expensive and they give you almost nothing. Also, it is SO hard to get the product out, like I had to practically turn the bottle upside down and then it spilled.
It stings your face too. It didn't help me, in fact I broke out even worse.
Maybe I didn't give it enough time but I did NOT like this product PERIOD
Every reviewer of this product KNOWS that the packaging is horrible. The amount for what it's worth is more than horrible. But I know that this stuff works for me. (And for those that reviewed this as 'bad', everyone's skin is different so things may work for others and not for you =))
I have post-puberty, combination skin and I do get about 2-3 pimples per month, mostly around the time before my period starts. They can pop up as regular whiteheads, or the under-the-skin ones/cysts that doesn't heal until 2-3 weeks later. The reason why I bought this (and I usually never, ever buy "spot treatments" because I believed that they never, ever worked for me) was because I had a forming white-head on my cupid's bow, which hurt whenever I talked or laughed/smiled. I didn't want to try any BP products because I was scared it wouldn't work (as fast as I needed to be) so I opted for Burt's Bees only because it was "natural."
I feel that this product doesn't work as fast on a white head, though it will dry it out somewhat when used morning & night on a daily basis--your pimple will probably "die out" give or take, after a week and a couple days later. It DID work for one of those yet-to-form-a-white-head pimples and PROBABLY will on a cyst at its "earliest" stages. I had a forming pimple in the corner of my nose and it was gone by the 3rd day of consecutive use.
I did apply this with a q-tip, and it WILL sting--but I feel it is a "good" sting to notify the user that it's working. The smell does not bother me whatsoever, I felt it more therapeutic for me lol. The packaging is ridiculous as you do have to tip it just right in order to get a good amount, and if you pour too much it was drip all over the place and you end up wasting good product ): For those of you who use a multi-step skincare regimen (like me lol), I apply this right after I tone and before I use my serum (night) or essence (morning). continued >>
A couple months ago, I was comparing this to Clean and Clear acne sppot treatment and the Burt's Bees worked better.
I have combination/dry skin and I would use this day and night, It dries up your pimple and eventually it goes away. I would say this is a good starter acne treatment since it has 0.75% salicylic acid concentration.
When I first got it I wasn't sure how to get it out, and i ended up using a cotton swab and apply it on blemishes. Which worked I wouldn't say its the best packaging. It can be a little strong if you're not used to organic products, it kind of smells like licorice but it goes away after a while.
It worked fine with me, sometimes when I use it, it gets worse before it gets better. I have seen my pores getting smaller but it could be due to the fact that I'm using the Olay ProX brush with Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile cream cleanser. I'll be giving an update
*UPDATE* So far I've been using this for two months and I'm not really convinced that it actually works for me, I found that it can be very irritating to my blemishes and make them worse, so I dont think I would recommend this anymore, probably it might be due to the fact that its winter and my skin is drier. continued >>
ok, so this stuff is amazing!! if you have a pimple and want it gone put this on there and it will heal it up so quickly. I LOVE IT!!
This works really fast and well! I used it whenever I felt a pimple rearing its ugly head (no pun intended) and it would either make it disappear entirely or make it go away faster than it otherwise would. I did not like the smell at all, but the sacrifice was worth the pay-off. I actually liked the packaging, particularly because the dropper would ensure that no product was wasted, and you only used a small amount for target areas. I have gone through 2 of these, but I will not purchase, because I don't think the results justify the price.