What's the deal with the roller?! I agree with everyone here about the packaging being shocking. I had a big area of acne so it was okay when the liquid dripped down my face but when i tried to apply it to individual pimples it was funny to watch.
The liquid inside was pretty powerful stuff, and it made me feel like it's working for about a week (I put it on about 3 times a day but at irregular intervals cos the pack said you can put it on whenever you like). After the first week the sting when I put it on got worse and my skin felt more reactive in general. Even my Bourjois toner for sensitive skin was burning me!!
Not buying again and will only use what's left (about half) when things get really bad and I want a stinger to stop me from wanting to touch it.
*** please note: 5 star product, but the packaging is a one.
The product is a This is a wonderful formula for drying up and disinfecting one or two pimples but for severe acne I wouldn't bother. It works well for my occasional breakouts. The only drawback is the rollerball. I take it off and dip a clean Q-tip into the liquid to dab on. It keeps it clean and sanitary; as to not cloud up the liquid and contaminate the formula, which makes it less effective. I actually like the scent... it's medicinal, but not long lasting.
A little smelly, but it does have drying properties, though I never actually saw improvement. It's like it was drying but not deep enough. My boyfriend said I smelled like dill pickle:(
Good packaging minus it dripping down your face. A little pricey as well. I was expecting more.
i like this . it is effective.
-has tea tree oil
-willow bark extract
-calenula flower oil
borrage seed oil
-sd alcohol 40-b (From yellow corn)
I have mixed feelings about this product. I've sometimes smeared it on a couple pimples overnight and in the morning they've become whiteheads ready to be popped. Yet applying it every day on acne spots doesn't really seem like something I should be doing. Plus, the roller ball sometimes doesn't deliver any product once rolled on, and a shake downward spills all the liquid onto the floor. Then, when I rub it on, the excess pours down my face. Not good....
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.