Confession: I got this for free from a friend. And I love trying new products. Well, I initially was really offput by the product when I applied it because it smells like...LICORICE! I really HATE licorice. The smell, the taste, everything. But...my skin does seem less red on my blemishes. So I'll keep it and simply endure the stench.
This product was totally useless, but it was cheap, so I can't say it was a waste of money. I have combo skin (oil nose/chin and dry cheeks/forehead) so I thought this might be a good bet for my acne but I used it for a few weeks on old and new zits and it had absolutely no effect.
I'm on the second bottle of this product. Overall I think it performs very well. Usually, if I start to get small blemishes I slather this stuff on 2-3 times a day, they either disappear overnight or are gone very soon thereafter. On larger, more stubborn pimples I can usually treat them and they're nearly gone in 2-3 days. Occasionally I will put this stuff on and it seemingly does nothing to combat the blemish, but this is rare. But what i dislike about this product is that it's a liquid - just messy to use I think. It's also expensive for the amount I use. It also smells like fennel. On the other hand, I've been using it on a coldsore and i'm very suprised to see that the coldsore seems to have stabilized - it's not getting worse! If this stuff is helping the coldsore heal and keeping it from getting more pronounced - i will buy it just for that! Better than abreva it seems! UPDATE: have had some very stubborn acne on chin. the burt's bees treatment isn't helping at all. I put it on at night, and it seems worse in the morning in fact. I think i will only use this for cold sores. UPDATE: after trying some other things, this is the only treatment that isn't drying my skin. in fact, it isn't drying at all. I wouldn't say it works great, but at least i can dab it on several times a day and sometimes it works like magic, sometimes it doesn't seem like it's helping, but at least it doesn't turn my skin into a flaky mess. will use until i find something better.
I love this thing! I rarely get pimples thanks to my St. Ives scrub, but when I do, it's usually a nasty, big, red one. Thank goodness for this blemish stick! I just need to apply it once over the zit in the morning and at night and usually by the second or third day, I have a clear face again. Some people might hate the smell, but I used to tea tree oil and I actually think the smell clears my nose, which is great when I have a cold. The one setback is the steep price for such a small bottle, but at least it lasts for a year to a year and a half. I've actually stocked up on 3 bottles because I'm too paranoid about brands discontinuing my favorite products.
Okay, first of all this is a spot treatment. It isn't designed to be used all over the face. It should be drying, because the product is designed to dry out your pimples and the excess oil/impurities inside them. It is a pimple rescuer not a preventative, so you'll be upsetting your skin's chemistry if you apply it everywhere because it will call unneeded dryness....
That being said, I LOVE this product. It isn't tested on animals and works perfectly for my skin type. I brought it home with me from college and now my mom and brother both use it, too. It isn't a one-time pimple fix. You will need to reapply to the pimple. Try putting it onto bug bites as well. I find that it stops itching temporarily. It'll sting on broken skin, so be warned!
Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick really works well for me. I use it in the morning and/or at night, and it dramatically shrinks zits. My face looks so much clearer since I have been using this product. The thing I really like about it is that it does NOT cause my face to peel and flake like other products *cough* salicylic acid *cough*
The alcohol in it does sting for a few seconds if you have a broken pimple. Also, I wish it wasn't quite so expensive. Other than that, no complaints. Be sure to apply only to a cleanly washed face, otherwise you'll be spreading bacteria/gunk from your face onto the roller ball applicator tip.
Amazing! Firstly, you women are soo petty. Complaining about the smell of an extraordinary product, lord.
Tonight I am hosting a birthday blow out for my boyfriend. This my first time meeting some of his friends and family. So, I am hoping to look perfect. Although, this morning I woke up with a "zit" on my cheek. Did I fret? No. Why? I have my Burt's Bees Herbal Stick. So, please ladies, don't be a sheep. Have a backbone and make up (no pun intended) your own mind. Try it yourself. You won't regret it. You will see major results in around just an hour.
I started using this on cystic acne and saw no difference, however it did shrink and heal whiteheads so it is not useless. I will probably not buy this again because of my type of acne, but I will use the rest of tube and try it on body acne based on these reviews. If you have cystic acne and oily skin, seems to be a waste of time.
Did not really work on my face but kind of worked on back acne the really small ones.
I don't use this product on my face, only on my body. I really like the end result, it's good at preventing body breakouts and quickly treats existing blemishes. My biggest complaint is the packaging, I feel like if you're not careful it's easy to waste a lot of the product. It doesn't stop me from repurchasing though.