SO when I first started using this is was excellent. I'd put it on a spot and it'd dry up and go away. Now after about a year, it BURNS my skins and turns the area black, so basically it leaves a scar which it never did before. I am not using anything different on my face so I don't know why that's the case so I have had to stop using it and I am now using tea tree oil for spot treatment.
I have been getting breakouts on my chin the last few weeks, which is not normal for me. Usually I get one or two pimples once in a while, but this has been like a small eruption and really irritating and none of my usual spot treatments were working.
I bought this product based on the great reviews I saw here, and I was completely disappointed. It cost me $18 and has done absolutely nothing but make things worse. In fact, I seem to be breaking out even more.
So now I'm out $20 (including the tax) and this breakout is relentless. For someone like me who has not really had much acne to deal with, I'm incredibly frustrated. I have no idea what to use to try and get rid of this breakout, but I know it's not this product!
This product has been a GODSEND for me and my gigantic cystic pimples. I am not normally acne prone, but if I am PMSing (or slacking on my skin care) I do get the occasional deep, painful subcutaneous pimples that flourish into massive whiteheads when left untreated. Ok, so about this product: YES, it is harsh. If you have all over acne, this is not for you... It is a definite SPOT treatment. However, I like the stinging I feel wherever I apply it bc, IMO, I know it's working! It will dry the spot you apply it to, so I use a Q Tip to ensure I am getting it only on that small area. But isn't that how these products work?? It is NOT a miracle worker. If you have a nasty blemish, it's not gonna clear it over night (nothing will). However, I find that this does DRASTICALLY reduce the healing time of my pimples. The sooner you use it the better, it literally stops pimples in their tracks. This means if you catch it while its still under the skin, it will stay under the skin instead of becoming a white head. AAAAMAAAZZING! Also, the formula is a clear gel that goes on in a thin layer. You cannot see it, so you can wear it in the day or even under cosmetics. Personally, this is important because it is the reason I strayed from drug store spot treatments. Aside from not noticing results, walking around with huge Cakey mounds of zit cream on my face is NOT MY STEELO! If you have very sensitive skin or all over acne, this may be too harsh for you. However, if you are troubled by the occasional zit, I would definitely recommend. Hands down, the most effective and most inconspicuous spot treatment I've tried. ( PS. I have also tried Murad's spot treatment which is also high end. Clinique blows it outta the water in my opinion in both results AND consistency/visibility!)
I've been using this for about 15 odd years and I wouldn't be without it! I'm not sure how good it would be for acne, but I still get the odd spot every week and this works wonders! It might seem pricey but the little bottle lasts ages. It's also great on all different types of spots, unlike some lotions which work on specific types. Give it a go!
I've actually had this for YEARS and I must admit I forgot about it amongst all my bathroom stuff but my mom needed something for pimples and I remembered I had this in there. After she used it and kept coming back for the odd (really bad) pimple she gets, I had to actually try it! I developed this mean spot right on my temple and it looked red and inflamed, I figured what the heck, might as well try this stuff. When I woke up the next morning the spot was almost all gone! It was like a god darned miracle. I imagine it works in a few hours on very small bumps, but I usually only use it on the big and nasty ones. I can't exactly remember what I paid for it, but I guess I made a good investment :)
Really does help to dry out acne spots. The next morning though your skin may be dry so you will definitely need a good moisturizer.
I sometimes get the odd cystic type spot on my jawline. I know from experience these turn into large lumps and I have to wait days for them to go. This product is ideal in shrinking them and speeding up the healing process. It works on other spots too but I find I can normally zap those with just a dab of tea tree oil or other healing oils. It is expensive and not practical to use on more than a couple of zits at a time but I find it lasts around a year so it is totally worth it. And it doesn't totally dry out the skin.
This was recommended to me a while back & at the time I was using superdefense so I thought I'd give this a go. It did not go well with my skin. It stung for quite some time even after I washed my face off! It also dried out my skin and I just felt it was way to concentrated for my liking. I have heard others loving the stuff though so its prob just not suited for my skin type.
First-off, I love anything mini, and I'm a sucker for any product that fits into the neutral/turquoise color scheme I've stolen from Anthropologie and applied to my bathroom. So I admit I initially bought this stuff because of how cute it would be next to my soaps and potions and other things taking up real estate on my counter. Looks aside, this stuff works really well and I would buy it again, here we go:
The Good: I have super dry skin and if I even think about exfoliating, my skin bursts into splotchy red eczema patches. Therefore, my pores are constantly clogged by my dragon scales and that combined with the stress of grad school makes for some epic pus-pots on my chin and cheeks. Clinique's Acne Spot Gel (ASG) reduces any pimple I have by 50% after the first two applications. It also helps significantly with redness. Within the 4th or 5th application, my spot is gone and I can resume looking like 26-year-old instead of my former 13-year-old self. My husband is a life-long clearasil devotee with oily skin / fair complexion. I've caught him applying ASG and he didn't even seem to notice when I threw out his Clearasil spot remover. His skin is now smoother than his pick-up lines ( he has zero game).
The Bad: It's expensive, but it works better than any drugstore spot healer I've tried. It pisses my dry skin off to no end, so I have to be super careful to only get it directly on my spot or the surrounding skin shrivels up. There may be another spot healer that works faster than 4-5 applications (twice daily), but I have yet to find one. Recommendations are appreciated!
I have dry skin with some random pimple (just during pms) that I really hate so I was looking for something that could help me and...this thingy does stop very well subcutaneous pimples if u use it immediately, when u see that a new one is coming up. I used it 4-5 times a day for 3 days on a subcutaneous one and it kept it small and allmost colorless...without this it would get red, big and hurt me...buuut for the ones that are already there it doesn't work very well. At least for me. Also, the thing that I hate about this is that dries out my skin even more so after having solved the pimple I had to scrub and hydrate that part A LOT...and when you apply it, in just 30 minutes it creates a thin pellicle that you have to remove before using it again because otherwise it won't get to the pimple very well. However, I guess this would work very well for oily skin. You don't need so much so I'm pretty sure it could last for a year or even more. All in all, not bad but I won't buy it again because before it I used one from Afrodita cosmetics (a Slovenian cosmetic brand) which was MUCH cheaper and worked better. Too bad I have to wait to this summer to buy it cause it not available in northern Europe.