Neosporin • Pain Relief Cream • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||95%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
You know how in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding Tula's father has an obsession with Windex and uses it as an all-purpose miracle worker and even tries to use it on her wedding day zit?
Well, this you definitely can. This heals and calms skin quicker than ANYTHING. Pimples, brazilian waxes, scars, anything. This is my holy grail of all multi-purpose products.
I also use this as a lip gloss! (The regular ointment, not the cream) It gives my lips a great shine and softens better than anything. I have notoriously chapped lips. The best lip treatment, ever, ever, ever.
One product I could not live without. I have like 5 tubes of this opened at a time, and bring everywhere.
*I've heard that some people are allergic to Neosporin and use Polysporin instead. Never my experience, but a heads up! : )
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Over the summer I got desperate enough to put this on the horrendous bloody mess that was my face. I had very painful cystic acne that only occasionally flares up. When I get one of these monsters, I have to drain it before I go insane. I always though that neosporin was too oily to put on my face, but I was wrong. The cream works wonders, getting rid of the inflamation and scarring. I usually put a band-aid over it at night, so it won't spread over my face. It also speeds the healing. Too bad about the long term use.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
WOW. Let me just start off this review by saying that for the past year, I have had the worst acne I've ever had in my life, due to a medication I was taking that is notorious for causing severe acne. I tried EVERYTHING I could get my hands on, such as Persagel, Neutrogena on the Spot Acne treatment, and countless other washes, masks, etc... NOTHING was helping. I was just about to give up all hope until I read about Neosporin being used as an acne treatment. I thought I'd give it a shot, and for the past few months, my skin has been remarkably clear. I just apply Neosporin Pain relief to the affected areas, and I swear I have never in my life had anything be so effective so quickly. I noticed a difference even after one day. My skin is now HUGELY improved and will continue to get better now that I'm off that horrid medication. So, PLEASE take my advice and give Neosporin Pain Relief Cream a shot!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If you have dark skin that gets dark marks after a breakout, this is for you. just like it heals burns and scap scars, it will help heal acne marks. put it on the blemish while it is still ''fresh'. i've noticed fading in some of my blemishes. also, its important to wear sunscreen. but the neosporin really helps prevent acne scars if you use it diligently. the only problem is, i hear, you can't use it for prolongs periods, which sucks since it takes forever for dark marks to fade!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I can't believe I forgot about this using product for zits. Nothing works as fast to reduce my painful cystic acne overnight. A bandaid is a must to keep the product on for as long as possible. But I am extremely disappointed to learn that I'm not supposed to use this long term! What am I going to do now?!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
OMG this is such a miracle product for me! I have mild to active acne due to a lot of factors, but 2 days ago I had a big ol' zit (think it may have been a 2 in 1 zit... weird) right under one of my nostrils that looked like a tomato and it hurt so bad. It bothered me so much that I began to pick at it to try and get all the gunk out, and unfortunately by picking at it, it wouldn't stop bleeding and it hurted even more. So I decided to be experimental and used neosporin on it. I never really thought of using this for my pimples because neopsorin is oil based and I have enough oil on my face to deal with as it is. But wow, a few hours later, it no longer hurts and the swelling already went down. The next day, both my nostrils are the same size again, except the one with the pimple is still slightly pink with a slight bump.
I decided to read up on using Neosporin on acne to be on the safe side and one site suggested using this for spot treatments only because neosporin's antiseptics are very powerful and prolong usage of this can cause your skin to build resistance, meaning your skin will get use to the stuff and will no longer give effect if you use topical antibiotic treatments later. Also it kills off the resistance your skin naturally has to fight off bacteria. =(
"While the benefits of Neosporin may sound great, potential users should also take into account the warnings that Pfizer has taken the time to print on the label. Precautions such as “Do not use over large areas of the body" and “Do not use longer than 1 week unless directed by a doctor" are serious warning signs for acne sufferers. Neosporin kills a lot more than just the P. Acnes bacteria that is primarily responsible for the formation of acne pustules. It also eliminates many agents that normally help your skin resist harmful bacteria. With long-term use, there is a danger that your skin may build up an antibiotic resistance which could end up making you more susceptible to serious infection down the road." http://searchwarp.com/swa66598.htm
After reading this, I was pretty disappointed. I was hoping to find my HG acne product. In a way I did, but I would have to sacrifice my health if I were to use this daily.
For the ones who want to use Neosporin for more than one week, here's a trick I read up on: place a tiny amount and mix it in with your moisturizer. I'm no doctor but I wouldn't recommend using this method too long either. Better safe than sorry later...
4 lippies b/c it works wonders and it's the only thing that really helps kill off icky painful pimples fast, but 1 off b/c it has side effects with long term usage.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Awesome. Works well on zits blemishes, and youre cuts, too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
This stuff is absolutely amazing! I get cystic acne that sometimes I just can't leave alone, or I get a shot from the derm and my skin looks like I've been in a fight! I apply a huge glob of this on at night and the spot is almost gone in the morning! Not completely but it look a Heck of alot better than it would normally. It helps pervent scars, helps heal quickly also it leaves the skin smoother. I apply it under makeup on zits. It's just an HG! ~~Also I got a really bad motorcycle burn on my shin and applied this every day and night with a bandaide until the scab was gone and I have vertually no scar. DH was shocked. I use this on my kids for sports cuts & scratches. This stuff just rules!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Awww man, what a lifesaver! I have cystic acne on my chin and everytime I pick one of the bumps to get the infected hair out, the bump would start bleeding like crazy and leave this big mark on my face that take years to disappear. I picked this great big pimple last night and of course it bled like crazy so I figured that I would have a big scar to deal with in the morning that I would just cover up with makeup. However, I put a whole bunch of Neosporin over the bump before I went to bed, and what do you know?? When I woke up, there was hardly a scar or mark left on my face from the pimple that I had picked the night before. I almost cried...tears of joy!!
I can't believe I have gone all these years accumulating scars on my face because I picked my acne when all I had to do was put Neosporin on pimples while they were healing!!
***NOTE*** This does not stop or prevent acne. It simply helps with the healing of skin after the pimple or infected area has bust, broken, or bled.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
this is great for acne. i would'nt say it aids in a speedy recovery (ex: your pimple won't dissapear overnight) however it is the only treatment that heals my blemish WithOut leaving it flaky, crackly, red, gross looking. it doesn't have to look worse before it looks better - neosporin helps the pain a little and helps it heal in a normal but steady but surely way.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I thought I was the only person in the world putting this on broken skin left by acne. It definitely speeds up the healing time and helps with skin tenderness. I always keep 2 tubes of this on hand. I use the cream during the day because it absorbs into the skin & is good for use under makeup. At night I use the ointment because it just plain works better. Not to mention it's fabulous for regular cuts & scrapes. Anyone can afford this, or the Band-Aid brand if you're allergic to Neosporin's ingredients. What more can I say? I wish every beauty product worked as well and was this cheap.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love neosporin!!! I use it on breakouts after I have extracted pimples. It is great at deterring infection which keeps the pimple from coming back. I also use it as a spot treatment. When I feel a pimple coming up, I put benzoyl peroxide on it, let it dry, then apply neosporin. This works wonders on reducing a pimple!! I used both the gel (at night) and cream (during the day).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really don't know what to say about Neosporin. It worked really well for me when I first started using it - if I had a pimple that just wouldn't go away, I would put a bit of Neopsorin with a small bandaid over it, and it would be gone by the next morning.
Now when I use it, though, it doesn't get rid of my pimples and gives me a red mark wherever I put the ointment. Minor chemical burn? I think I might be allergic now, though it does work on cystic pimples. I'll keep buying it, but merely as an antibiotic for cuts and scratches and such - I don't plan to keep using it for blemishes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Wow, thank you MUAers.. without you I never would have tried this. I used to be chronic picker and was used to waking up to the nasty aftermath of my fingernails. I'm not so bad about keeping my hands off my face now.. but sometimes I just can't resist. That's where Neopsporin comes in handy. Right after an attack on my face, I apply it on the offending spot, then I stick a plaster on and go to bed. The next morning, the spot is barely visible. No more nasty, inflamed breakouts for me!
I have to admit though, I'm very frugal with this product. I know you can build up a resistance to it. So ONLY when I've really gone at it do I break out the Neopsporin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Just to add about the Neosporin allergy issue. Several years ago I decided to try this on a large, painful oozing blemish (before I was a MUA member and could look up reviews) because it was good for healing cuts/wounds and had used it in the past with no problems. After applying it for 2 days, I was washing my face and felt a burning. The skin blistered and I had pus filled blisters and a nasty rash. I went to the dermatologist and he gave me a cream to treat it and told me as much as 25% of the population is allergic to an ingredient in Neosporin and I was shocked as it is used so much over the counter. He told me that any product with "poly" was ok to use (i.e., Polysporin) as it did not have the same ingredient. I was lucky not to have scarring as a result, so although I can use Polysporin on a cut, I have never tried it on my face and do not know if it would help blemishes as the Neosporin may.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Wow. I, too, read on here not long ago and thought to myself, Why have I not used neosporin? I tend to not bother on cuts because I have enough scars as it is, but I NEVER thought to use it on my face, and seriously. Yes, I look a bit like a space alien covered in bandaids before I go to bed and sometimes during the day, but this has done more for me than any acne medication. Yes, BP when used regularly keeps from NEW breakouts. Got that one. Alpha Hydrox helps heal old scars. But Neosporin makes my face look better NOW.
Now, one thing I have learned with my face is that this doesn't seem to help much with those slightly cystic pimples-this seems to help more after I've popped them and whatnot, although I had too many blemishes on my face to justify another bandaid on the cystic-y pimple the first few nights, so we'll see. It's still absolutely amazing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
This is an amazing product! I've always kept Neosporin in my medicine cabinet and always remember my mom using "the magic bandaid" on our cuts and scrapes when my brother and I were kids. I never knew about the beauty benefits!
I read about Neosporin on MUA the other night and decided to try it on two blemishes, an incredibly red, flaky nose (too much blowing), and chapped, sore lips. Well, I woke up the next morning totally blown away. My blemishes were half the size (which normally takes several nights of either benzoyl peroxide treatment or salicic acid) , my nose was almost 100% back to normal, and my lips felt hydrated, soft, and pain-free!
This was less than a week ago, and my blemishes cleared in record time (try a few days rather than a week or two).
If you haven't tried this product, you must. I will continue to use it on blemishes when I get them, as this seems to be a miracle product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I am glad to see this up here. I also use Neosporin from time to time, thankfully with no allergies.
And though I am not "pleased" to see that people are allergic to it, I have to say that I feel a little less odd now.
I have shown allergies to many a "hypoallergenic" product in the past and just been treated like a freak. I'm glad that I am not the only one, though I definitely feel your pain(s).
I actually stumbled across the Neosporin acne treatment by mistake when I couldn't think of anything else to do, and by some miracle, it worked, and though I (thankfully) don't break out often, when I do, I go straight for the Neosporin/triple antibiotic ointment... and I also use alcohol on the area first to clean it up. Good call.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Though at 24, I should be finished with puberty, my skin does not always agree, and thus, though benzoyl peroxide-based stuff is very helpful at combating zits of certain kinds, Neosporin - or, more often, the cheaper "Triple Antibiotic Ointment" that is available absolutely everywhere and just as good in whatever store-brand form - has become essential for overnight treatment of the little whiteheads I still occasionally get. I start by using a cottonball with rubbing alcohol on it to disinfect it (because that's what they are, little mini-infections), hold it there for a while, applying pressure, etc, and finally finish by putting a little dollop of Neosporin/Triple Antibiotic on it to sit for a while - actually, as long as you can, as the longer its on, the more it helps. As some have mentioned before, covering the dollop with a bandaid and sleeping with it for overnight is THE way to have the zit be half the size or mostly gone by the next day.
Of course, this is only for the little ones I occasionally get, and I'm not sure about using it as an all-over ointment, as some people here seem to have done. But hey, if they've gotten results, why not?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use Neosporin all the time. I didn't know you can be allergic to its active. Wow...I will think twice the next time I laminate it on my skin or my children's skin.
I have really sensitive skin and I am very careful what I put on it.