I hesitated for a while over buying this because it's relatively expensive for a quite small tub. I paid 18,000 KRW ($17) for it in a branch of Boon's Apothecary in Seoul.
It smells very slightly minty and has the same texture as Sudocream. A bit tacky, it reminds me of putting toothpaste on your spots when you were young.
It definitely dries out the spots and it really seems to speed up the recovery time. It's not going to make it disappear completely but the spots definitely won't linger.
I don't really have cystic acne, but I imagine that it would be great for these. Any time I've had whiteheads it's been good.
As I said, it's a little pricey and I don't buy that many spot cures but I'm satisfied with this and I'm happy to have it to hand if something pops up.
This stuff works! After suffering from the worst breakout (particular on the forehead and the temples), this cream has helped to shrink and flatten my existing spots, making them less red and painful. Result!
It works better and faster than anything else I've tried, including: mario badescu drying lotion, differin, duac, etude house pink powder spot, la roche posay effaclar duo etc.
-Not moisturising - this doesn't bother me but for people who are looking for a moisturising cream, this is not it. Think of it more as a spot treatment.
-You get a tiny amount for what you pay for/ expensive
- unhygienic (having to dip fingers into the jar): however I've resolved this by using a cotton bud to apply the cream to my face.
Ordered this product off eBay on a whim after hearing a couple of beauty gurus on YouTube talk about it. At the time I bought it my acne was getting pretty bad and I needed to look for a new spot treatment. I completely stopped using everything on my face, solely using this cream and some moisturiser and so far, so good! Based on my personal experience...
- Draws out small whiteheads by drying out the white head within 1-2 days
- With bigger pimples that look like they don't have a forming head, this cream also draws out the spot. The head forms and dries out at least 2-5 days
- Helps alleviate redness associated with those bigger, annoying pimples in the process
- Not easily available if you live outside Korea, I'm presuming (it's a Korean brand and these sorta of products are very rare to find where I live)
- Product is however available for US residents at this website called wishtrend but shipping to my country almost costs as the product itself. But eBay is there! You just gotta find a trusted buyer with good reviews (the buyer I got it from even gave me a few samples of other products for free too!)
- If you're a cheapskate, this product isn't really cheap. Not too expensive but not cheap especially for its price. But surprisingly the small tub seems like it's gonna last a while particularly if you're not gonna slap in on your face like a moisturiser!
I've been using it for maybe.. 2 weeks now? Usually if a product makes my skin bad, it takes effect after 1-2 weeks. Hopefully this review doesn't jinx the effectiveness of the product!
I received a sample of this cream and used it on my squeezed out pimple before going to sleep. The next day i noticed that my pimple has healed tremendously. By the second day, the spot is almost healed without any scarring. This product is truly amazing. I will definitely be purchasing the actual product.
I bought this cream a couple of weeks ago because it had really good review and I must say it is pretty good.
I would purchase it again because it made my smaller pimples as well as my redness disappear after a couple of weeks. It has a nice smell and creamy texture. The downside is though that it comes in a jar so a bit unhygienic and it has only such a small amount of product and is a bit pricey.
But all in all good product for small pimples and redness.