I liked this products, but the main concern is, it treats blemishes, but not cure it. the effects are temporary, I have to use it almost everyday, which i don't think it's good to the skin. although it's natural, but you still don't want to soak your face with mango juice everyday.
I became interested in using more "natural" products to treat blemishes, so on a whim, I picked this up at Target. I was hoping to replace my regular 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatments for something gentler.
I applied this to my blemishes regularly (2 or 3 times a day). I just couldn't handle the burning sensations... and it did very little (if anything) to heal pimples...
This blemish dryer works great for both hubby and me. We only have the occasional flareup (usually following an over-indulgence in chocolate) and this does the trick in 24 hours or so. Yes, it stings a bit but it makes me feel like it's working, which it is LOL! Highly recommend.
I love how this product works well and consistently shrinks the size of my occasional acne pustule however this is really strong. And it stings alot. I've learned to ignore the stinging and wait till the inflamation goes down and let the product work. However, this is a caviot for people with sensitive skin.
Like others I was interested in using a more natural alternative to neutrogena on the spot but this just didn't do it for me. Didn't like the smell, didn't like the burn, didn't like the dripping. I'm sure it was drying up my pimple like benzoyl peroxide would but I just hated applying it so much I never followed through with the "life" of a pimple to see if it was more effective.
I have been using it on the occasional pimple on my upper chest. Seems to work okay but I think since it's not as strong as the 2.5% bp so it takes longer to dry up the blemish.
It's a cheap buy and (at the rate I use it) will last me a year. I second another comment I read about the low hygiene factor with the roll-on applicator.
I only break out on very rare occasions but when i do I use this. I'm not sure if it really works as well as it should but I like the herbal smell and the fact that applying it makes your skin tingle - at least it feels like it's doing something! I only use it because my skin is pretty easy going and an all-natural blemish stick is all I really need... but those with serious skin problems should look elsewhere. There certainly is ingredients in this stuff that will disinfect your blemishes, but I have my doubts that there is anything in there that will actually treat them.
I bought this after I'd been hearing all these wonderful things about tea tree oil. Unfortunately the blemish stick did not do it for me. No matter where I applied it on my face it would burn something awful and my eyes would water.
I gave two lippies because luckily it DIDN'T break me out. It just did absolute nothing, except burn. Try using just straight tea tree oil as a sport treatment, that's been working for me.
YIKES! this completely broke me out like never before. I use all natural products for everything and wanted to try this. big mistake, it might help some people but it made me break out so bad. it didn't dry my skin out so i'll give it that, and I didn't mind the smell but I won't be buying it again!
i've used Neutrogena On-the-Spot for years and it's fine, but i just wanted to try something a little more natural. my skin is sensitive/acne prone and combo: very oily but also very easily dried out. i've been using it for about a week now and it works very well. i don't mind the smell (i find straight tea tree oil to be more nauseating) and any spots i had are disappearing faster than On-the-Spot was making them. swelling goes down overnight and redness is greatly reduced. it doesn't seem to dry me out as much as On-the-Spot or other BP stuff does. we'll see how this pans out though.
it worked alright, but the more and more as time went on, it become too harsh for my skin? really sad, because i liked it despite the gross smell. i'm still going to use it though, because it works well around my nose for any little things that decide to pop up and seemed to work well on any blackheads (although i don't really get that many).
Yep, I still need a blemish stick. I really thought that by this age, I wouldn't...anyway, this is my fave! Not only are BB's products natural, they smell yummy (to me - if you like the smell of herbs, you'll like this). Anyway, I love the aroma, love that you can't tell you have the blemish med on (under or over makeup). It is watery, so be careful when applying on your forehead - it tends to want to run south near the eyes. Since I started using this product in Febuary of 2007, I haven't purchased another brand.