I use this as a sal-acid exfoliator in my regime. I have large pores, oily skin, and tons of blackheads. I previously used Neutrogena's 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment, but it's very hard to get a hold of in stores, so when after doing a lot of research on here, beautypedia, amazon, ulta, sephora... I decided that this was 2nd best, so when I saw it on clearance ($3! a steal) at a local CVS, I snagged it. The product itself isn't horrible... tiny bottle not worth the full price though. I have large pores on my check bones, so I'll sometimes apply it to my cheek area and the alcohol content does sting my eyes a bit. There's not discernible horrible smell to it, but something that REALLY BOTHERED ME is the PACKING. IT'S ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. The opening is similar to the one found on a lot of toners, but with this bottle, the surface tension often clogs the tiny opening, so I would have to dab a few times for the product to come gushing out, often spilling some, which is really a waste, since it's such a small bottle to begin with. However, after using the entire bottle, I do have to say that it has shrunk, but it's not worth the hassle. Re-ordered the Neutrogena from Amazon (thank gosh for Prime frees shipping!)
I got this as a spot treatment for pimples and it is working well. I use it in combination withthe MUAC Blemish Clearing Gel to target problem areas. I like the following attributes of this product:
1. Does not make my skin really dry
2. Absorbs quickly
3. Diminishes pimples over night.
4. Prevents new pimples
It works. It really works. I got this as part of a "grab bag" from the Burt's Bees website. So pleasantly surprised to receive something that is awesome!! I even like the smell (it kind of reminds me of Necco wafers.) My only complaint would be the packaging. It's an open bottle, no dropper, no way to get just a drop. I use a Q-Tip, and it works 'okay' but I know I'm wasting product by having it absorb into the cotton. I will try using my finger but I doubt I'll get the same precise application. Other than that, I love it and how quickly it helps my pimples dry up and fade away!!
I bought this a few days ago to get rid of a pimple i've had for a few months now since everything i've done to try to get rid of it has only irritated it more and made it bigger. After only a few days of using this product twice a day, the pimple has gone from bright red to light pink and is definitely smaller. I even love the smell of it. It's also best applied using your fingertips instead of a cotton ball or q-tip. In love with this product so far.. very impressed!
Update: After about a week of using the spot treatment i was finally able to pop the pimple. (I know you're not supposed to pop them but the puss needed to come out somehow) Anyway, no more pimple now.. just a little pink spot because it is healing. This stuff is amazing!
Like their other similar product in the roll-on packaging, the packaging on this is not optimal. Way too much comes out each time, making it hard to just "spot treat", plus it runs out quickly. And while it mostly contains natural, great acne fighting ingredients, I am not happy with the high alcohol content. The alcohol smells bad, stings and is drying.
I am now using this as an ingredient in my home made facial cream, and sticking to pure essential lavender oil for spot treating!
I have been using this product for almost 2 months now.
-unlike other acne treatments, this does not make my skin really dry
-After putting this on a new pimple, it gets smaller the day after
-The smell is quite strong (It sometimes stings my eyes when i put some between my eyebrows,,,)
-The packaging is hard to use
-For me, it diminishes a new pimple, but it still didnt go away
Overall, i like this product, would repurchase, but I dont think its the BEST acne treatment...
I have very dry acne prone, psoriasis, sensitive skin. I get those annoying flaky blemishes that just stand out. Well i've kept my acne a manageable state for months with just fragrance free Dove bar soap and Cetaphil cream but once summer hit, I got the worst breakout if my LIFE! Being that I have really really dry sensitive skin, I thought id try the cetaphil collection of cleaners, but they just made me breakout in cystic acne. Next I tried the Yes to tomatoes gel cleaner which was okay. But I ran into the Burt's bees acne line at target and only bought this little guy. This stuff is a miracle!!! I just wash my face with fragrance free dove bar soap, apply this liquid gold with a Q-Tip and top it with a thin later of cetaphil lotion. My skin has literally cleared up in 5 days! Doesn't cause my zits to flake and prevents my healing acne to darken and scare. Ahhh i'm so happy! Just try it already!!! Promise you won't regret it. ;D
This product is natural, which I like, but there are too many problems with it. As others have said, there are no direction on how to use it. I've been taking about 5 drops (which come out really fast due to the packaging) and rub it all over my face with my fingers. It's meant to be used as a spot treatment, but from what I understand salicylic acid works more as a preventative treatment. The bottle is tiny for the amount you get. It smells strongly of licorice. I used this for a few weeks and saw no difference in appearance of my acne. I would skip buying this treatment and purchase another product with SA instead of this one.
Tried this today for 1st time. I don't know why but I've been getting blemishes on my back. Feels like it dried out the pimples right away. I hope it works out well.
I bought this item, because I am into Burt's Bees products. I have acne prone skin and my skin is oily. Although, when I do break out, it is typically here and there, single pimples not a huge cluster. So Targeted Spot Treatment seemed perfect. When buying a new product, I like specific directions. The directions were simply to apply in the morning and night after cleansing the face. I was left wondering how to apply (due to the odd nozzle like piece), how much to apply, if I needed to rinse, what to apply it with, and so on.
Figuring out how to do this was just a guess. I first take a few drops (about 5) into an empty cap and take a Q-tip to apply to the area. I like to cover all, and then however much more I would like to apply. Sometimes, I go over the same place twice. Although, using a Q-tip wastes some product, this, I found, is the best way to apply. I leave it on and let it soak into my skin.
The smell is horrible. It doesn't smell outright bad, but it is far too strong. Since you apply it to your face, it tends to burn my eyes, and my eyes are not sensitive.
Since I bought the product yesterday, I used it three times, so far (last night, this morning, tonight). However, before I applied for my night coat, I noticed my acne starting to disappear, shrunken, or lessen.
To improve the product, I would like more specific directions, lessen the strength of the smell, and more product in the bottle.
Overall, I found the product useful, 5 stars despite the directions lack,smell, price, and product lack.