Dermalogica • Medibac Overnight Clearing Gel • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Expensive but amazing! Makes my skin so smooth and clear when I wake up!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Background information: I have a combination skin with oily t-zone. I do not have an acne problem, but do get the occasional pimple now and then. When I do get pimples, it is the big inflamed ones that seems to be under the skin. I try as long as I can to leave it alone and let it dry out. These are difficult to handle because you cannot really squeeze them and it takes a long time for it to dry out. If I try to squeeze the pimple, nothing comes out and it only makes the problem worse. Worst case scenarios I have to use a needle to pop a hole in the pimple, so that the pimple goo can come out and does not inflame the area further (this is the most gentle way of popping a pimple, do not use your fingers). I use cotton swabs to squeeze the goo out.
I use this product during the night, which is excellent before and after the pimple has been popped. When I feel that a pimple might be coming, I apply it on that area. I keep applying until the pimple is not too tender, and if the pimple does not seem to disappear I will try and pop it. After popping there will always be some residue left. So I apply this product in order to prevent a new breakout on the same area. With this routine, I usually get rid off the pimple quite fast without scarring. I do get some discolouration for a while, but that might be due to my skin type. I have Asian skin, where discolouration and melanin production sit deeper in the skin, and therefore takes longer time to fade.
I find this product to be soothing, disinfecting and drying out the pimple. I am quite satisfied and will most likely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this for the past 2 months and my skin looks better. My pores are far less congested, my skin is calmer clearer and my acne scars are fading. I use this every night, with one night break. You need to be generous with this, about a large quarter size for my whole face. I have sensitive skin and this does not cause any irritations. It does not clear or help cystic blemishes thou , but for regular blemishes and congested skin this is great!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
First off Iíd like to share a bit of background on my skin-
Iíve got oily t-zone and Iím EXTREMELY acne prone. Iíve been suffering from acne for years. Iíve tried just about every product (low to high end brands) Iíve found decent results with proactiv, clarisonic, and philosophy. BUT nothing that changed my skin drastically. Iíve been dealing with acne since puberty but it got increasingly so much worse about the last two years. My skin was covered in cyst acne (hurt so badly) I couldnít go a day without breaking out. It was so weird. I did everything that was recommended but my skin just wasnít doing what I wished for. When the acne scaring got really bad, to the point my whole forehead was utterly covered in scaring I really felt it was time to move on and try new products and see what other brands can do for not only fixing the acne scaring but to stop me from breaking out as much as possible. I was researching and came across this and Neutrogenaís Acne Control 3-in-1 Treatment. I was leaning towards the cheap Neutrogena since this was 40 bucks more. The reason I ended up choosing this was because I tried Neutrogenaís acne cleanser and toner in the past and let me just say not a good idea. I have Dermalogicaís clearing mattifier which Ive been using for 3 years and I love it. So I figured take the splurge and keep my fingers crossed. I've tried many overnight treatments in my past and most were severely drying, so I really had no clue as to what this would do to my skin. Down below is the day to day update that ive had saved on my computer for weeks. Figured since it has been around 2 wks since Iíve starting using itís a good time to upload my results so far.
FIRST DAY: woke up with improvements, Iíd like to use the word drastic but hey it wasnít completely gone (but I didnít expect that since my skin was doing so bad). I could definitely see scaring fading and acne healing. Plus it was the cleanest my skin has felt in years. Even being a user of the clarisonic.
SECOND DAY: I was in awe!!!! Now I must use the word DRASTIC! My skin did a complete 360 and its amazing. Iím so happy I purchased and went with this expensive product. My acne scars are way down and the actually acne itself is down tremendously. Also I have not got a pimple sinceÖvery unlikely for my skin!!! Iím use to breaking out every day
THIRD DAY: Iím lost with wordsÖ.is this really me im looking at?? WOW! Scars are basically all gone now. Acnes basically all gone. Face feels cleaner than ever!
ÖSame improvements continued each day. :) At the end of wk 1 I actually got my monthly breakout. This time however it was less and it took about 2-3 nights to clear up and get back on my track to clear skin. Once I did get those under control my skin continued to improve and progressed really fast. Iím just so happy about my skin and this fab product. I must recommend this to everybody. I canít imagine my life without this. Clear skin is truly sexy skin and I canít believe I finally have found this little miracle. It does more than it says! I best stop rambling sorry guys Iím just so in love! HG! 4ever&always.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Best OTC acne product I have tried, ever. Nothing cleared my skin like this besides Accutane, and even that was accompanied with horrible side effects. The Overnight Clearing Gel has done me no wrong. The absolute most important piece of information I can give about this product is to not be stingy with it. Yes, its a bit pricey, but you really need about a nickel-quarter size worth of gel for each quadrant of your face. It will be really wet, but will dry after 10 minutes. Sleep. Wake up with calmed, not dry, even-toned skin. Watch the redness of pimples, post-acne scars, and that of the general areas of the face go away. You will also find that break-outs are subdued with continued use of this. Stopping new pimples & decreasing appearance of present and past pimples makes this gel quite an efficient, and fast product. Really give this a chance, slather it on, and really watch it work!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This product improved the appearance of my blackheads and a small area of congestion on my cheek area but then it caused my nose to become red and sensitive and break out. I have only been using it a week but it has really irritated my skin. The lady at the counter said I did not need a moisteriser with this product, but it is so drying. I am going to use it occasionally on small areas to clear congestion, not all over my face as the instructions say. Try a sample first before you buy, it's pricey.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I recently got fed up with buying different products for acne, and I never really realized that I should be using things for adult skin instead of teenage skin, even though I'm only 20. I was on birth control a few years ago, for about a year or so and my face was pretty much flawless. I had acne through high school then one day it kinda just cleared then I'd get the random spot here and there. I stopped taking birth control last year after I realized it was making me depressed. Last summer my skin was clear then all of a sudden I broke out like crazy on my lower cheek, jawline and neck. It was after I had got broken up with by my boyfriend and basically had to start my life all over, I was stressed and working all the time, and a few months ago I had shingles. That is painful.
Anyways, I heard Dermalogica was good and I was like well it's a professional brand so I'll try it and just return it if it doesn't work. I bought the MediBac Clearing Adult Acne Kit and it came with sample sizes. I tried the overnight clearing gel, and literally saw no change in the morning. A day later after using it again, I noticed that some bumps that were coming up the day before were completely gone. I do have ones that are like under the skin though that haven't went away yet, and I've been using the system day and night for a couple weeks now. I'm pleased with the results because I don't have any new breakouts, and the bumps I have aren't getting worse. I only gave this product a 4 because I feel like I need to try things daily for a whole month before it will show any difference. I'm just not looking foreward to paying full price for a bottle if it doesn't work wonders on my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Price - expensive, but it lasts for months. I used mine every day for over 3 months and still have half a bottle. The bottle is easy to control how much you put in your hand. It smells fine without a medicine odor. A little goes a long way - I used about 2 pea-sized drops, but apply it sparingly. I put it in my palm and dab it in small dots across my forehead, cheeks, one on the nose, one on the chin, and spread it about my face in light upward motions as instructed in the Dermalogica directions. Many seem to have positive results on this site... I did not notice enough of a difference to fight my acne. Yes, it made a difference, but my acne was too stubborn. It also had no effect whatsoever on blackheads. It had no effect on the painful hormone-related acne I have been struggling with. It did control most of the other little whitehead and red above-surface acne. Hope this helps.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I began using this product 2 months ago because at the time I was using Benzamycin which was doing a good job at clearing my skin, but really drying it out despite the use of a good oil-free moisturizer. Anyhow, I used the overnight clearing gel for about 3 weeks to no avail. In contrast, it broke me out badly, to the point that when I went for my facial, my esthetician said that she could even feel bumps underneath my skin surface. I stopped using it immediately (that was about 5 weeks ago). Since then, I started using my Benzamycin again, but this time I also began to use a toner from Clarins, some glycolic acid/salicylic acid pads I bought at dermstore.com (use every time I do my routine - morning and night), began taking fish oil gel capsules (2x day) and a multivitamin, and I drink chamomile tea like crazy (apparently this helps normalize your blood sugar levels, which in turn mitigates hormonal fluctuations which were a major issue for my skin). I've always used an oil-free sunscreen and over the last two years have been using a tinted moisturizer. Anyhow, now my skin looks great!! Hence, although I only used the dermalogica product for 3 weeks, I couldn't stand to use it longer, so i'm not sure if it would have helped with longer use - but it certainly ruined me for the time I was using it. Personally, I won't be using the dermalogica product ever again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this really clears up clog pores. You can see the results in a few days' time, though for pimples that have already come up, you might need a stronger product. This is more of a preventive measure for skin prone to oiliness and acne. However, i don't think it can be used as a long-term daily treatment. After some time, it seems to make my skin sting a little, like it has become more sensitive. I intend to give the product and my skin a break in a while.