Unlisted Brand • Zeno Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My first review! I am reviewing this device because I have wanted to try it for years, but the lukewarm reviews have kept me from trying it.
A little background, I am in my 30's, and I've always had some mild breakouts. Several weeks ago, I decided to try OCM (Oil Cleaning Method) and it ended up giving me the WORST BREAKOUT I've had in a decade. I have been beside myself in trying to clear up this breakout.
In my desperation, I finally decided to try the Zeno Spot treatment today. I have been using it all over my face today, once every 4 hours as the instructions state. I have already seen a difference! The painful red bumps have started to go down, and even some of the pus/inflamed ones have gone down (despite the instructions saying it wouldn't work on them)
I wish it worked on blackheads too! But for now, I am very surprised and happy. Will keep you posted as I continue to use it, but my initial reaction has been great!
EDIT: So I took off one lipstick because I only now discovered that this product is only good for 80 uses!! I had previously thought that there were refillable cartridges, but apparently they are only good for the 80 uses...then you have to buy a new one. For the price I am not happy for only 80 uses! Otherwise, I still think it is a good product and does what it says.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought the zeno without looking a reviews which i usually dont do but i got lucky because this actually works , sometimes it burns more then other times but nothing painfull the pimple disapears within a day and doesnt leave a scar which i was worried about . I love this little device :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
While the Zeno helped a little, for the most part it didn't do much at all. One Hot Spot has barely any uses, and is very expensive. I've found most topicals to be far more effective than the Zeno.
It's basically a useless skincare gadget.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm 20..and still getting acne. For my skin, once i get a pimple, i will be there forever- no post creams will help it go away, and it will eventually scar. this has gotten rid of most of my huge pimples. i don't know what I would have done all year without it. My one disappointment is that there are only 80 uses...and you can't refill it or anything. I've used all 80 in about 4-5 months :( so now i have to buy another one for $40 not so cool zeno...great product and definitely worth the initial $40, not so sure about the additional $40.
update: yes I bought a second zeno, but I am more reserved on when I use it. for any large zits, this is a life saver. even better, zits that I do use the zeno for, DON'T SCAR YAYYY
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Sometimes this works. Sometimes it doesn't. I have no idea why it reduces some spots and exacerbates others. I have to be careful because lately it has made a few blemishes in their initial stage get really big and hard. So I haven't been able to figure out which spots it is okay for and which to leave alone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Ordinarily I wouldn't rush to review something, but I just tried this on three OLD pimple/pustules (hate that last word). As others have said, you're not supposed to do this. I just thought, a cortisone shot would be 30 bucks anyways, and they're nearly to that point; this thing costs 40. Why not.
All pimples immediately, but immediately shrunk by 80 percent, I'd say. They were on my jaw line, about 2.5 mm diameter each, flat whitish pustules. Now nearly gone. I'm in shock. Looking forward to see what could happen by tomorrow, or with a 2nd tx.
I did think 'why not use a heated spoon?' but that'd conduct the heat way too fast for the skin to handle. I guess it'd require a metal that doesn't conduct all that well. Or, as Zeno claims, a chip that moderates the heat.
So far pleased (5 mins after trying it); will return with more.
edit: Happy with this. Am convinced it's shortened the life of a number of unwelcome visitors. Have repurchased.
edit: have stopped using this since i am now using a prescription topical treatment that sensitizes skin, which has improved overall texture. zeno was good for individual blemishes, but can't do what this stuff does. still, recommended.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I picked this up thinking tht it would help with my acne. But it didnt. Sure it kills the bacteria BUT! it actually SCARES UR SKIN!!! OMG! i was so mad. it burned my pimple, which is wht its suppost 2 do? idk. but it scared my skin, so DO NOT pick this up. I was very very disappointed =(
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really like this product because it does do what it says. About an hour ago, I used this on four different spots and my blemishes are already gone! I love it! The reason I gave it four ''lipsticks'' is because the treatment tip can get a bit too hot for me. Then again, I just started using it so the memory chip needs to take a bit to get used to my skin and everything. I'm happy it has 80 uses and it should last a while because I won't be using it too often. I'm very happy with this product because it met my qualifications and exceeded them as well!! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I wouldn't say this was the greatest product, and in all honesty, it does work, but you have to be patient. I've used it on my cystic acne around that time of the month and it makes the swelling go down. I'm pretty sure i'll buy it again for this reason because I literally shelter my face when these big things come out. It also helps make them go down faster as opposed to sitting weeks for them to finally go down. Bastards of the acne world. This product most certainly helps with that.
Cons- you need to use it several times on the same spot to kill it. Also, my product turned on for 2 seconds and turned off at several different times. There goes some of my 80 uses. I've heard this is quite common, so consider around 70 uses.
Like I said, I only use my Zeno around that time of the month so mine has last me quite awhile. If you think you might need to use it more often then it might be a bust for your money. I only say this because you need to use it so many times before your zit is gone..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this in the hopes of this clearing my mild acne problems and the small bumps that I get on my forehead.
I was told that this works wonders for the ones that you are just about to feel come up; and this is supposed to prevent them from reaching the surface of your skin. So that was good for me because I could always feel when I had one coming, but my routine would not always prevent 100% of them from getting bigger. The Zeno unfortunately did not live up to the whole hype that you hear about. Sure heat kills the bacteria underneath the skin, but does it really help that much? No, not really.
This did not help at all, it was a total waste of money. Just a warning to be careful and dont always believe what you read in the media or magazines. They are just out to get your money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I purchased this about a week ago and noticed a difference the first time I used it. I have ance-prone skin, but have it under control becuase I have found products that work for me. When I do get a blemish, it's usually caused by bacteria, so that's why I think this has really worked for me. I wouldn't recommend using it for severe acne, but it works on the occasional breakout.
As far as people saying it dosnt get hot enough to kill the bacteria, I would ask them if they have ever gotten a facial where they preform a laser or light treatment. Your skin dosen't burn from these treatments, but they do kill bacteria. This product is simply a very mild form of these treatments.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
CRAP. Do not buy. Save your money for something else. I guess I just bought into the hype when I purchased this. This is one product I regret buying. I would use this on new pimples and the treatment just made them worse.
Don't do it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am just wondering, how is this different than a hot washcloth compress?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've used Zeno and do see an improvement. Nothing major. Mostly I wanted to comment for the uneducated reviewers who keep insisting that if "it were hot enough to kill bacteria, it would burn the skin".
DO. SOME. RESEARCH. Most bacteria (Including P.Acnes, which is the bacterium responsible for causing most acne) that live in our body are called mesophiles. They exist best at around 37C, or approximately our body temperature. Even a few degrees of change can kill them.
Fevers, after all, are our bodies way of fighting infection, and they rarely go above 103 degrees. Are you really so ignorant to think 115 degrees (which the Zeno range begins at) would not kill bacteria? Our skin is more resilient than bacteria, and is insulated.
For me, being really fair skinned, Zeno does leave a small red area after I use it. It goes away in about 30 minutes. My skin is not burned. I do see moderate results. Zeno even says right on the packaging it is not for all kinds of acne. Its not a miracle product, but please don't buy into the naysayers who don't even know the basics of bacteria.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i read about this in a magazine and decided to try it. when the original came out i didn't buy it because of the price. this was more affordable, still it must be replaced after 80 uses. i wish that were not the case but a good facial cream or scrub might cost about the same and have even fewer uses so i didn't let that turn me off, although it's not the best for the environment.
on to the product, it worked for me. it makes sense that mild heat would help kill the bacteria that causes a pimple to go crazy. i didn't read reviews here before purchasing (i usually do) but i was desperate with a couple of big pimples. they were dramatically reduced. if i recall correctly in the original product the key was to use it as soon as you felt a little something developing under the skin. i will certainly do that going forward. once a pimple is on the surface i'm not sure there's a whole lot you can do but the 2 that i had when i got the product didn't get worse, they sort of flattened out and the good part is they didn't leave scarring which is a problem i have when a pimple lingers on the skin.
i will keep this handy since i still get a pimple or two no matter what. i hope it lasts a good while but based on my initial impressions i would certainly repurchase. will update if it turns out not to be so good after all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I didn't really have enough time to see whether or not this helped with my acne because it literally disintegrated. After the first couple of uses, I noticed a crack, then every time I used it I noticed more and more cracks and eventually pieces of the plastic shell started to fall off. Most of the metal hot plate was exposed and it didn't look safe to use so I stopped using it. I followed the directions and after reading the other reviews I'm thinking maybe I purchased a defective product. Hopefully others will not experience this too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have only had the Hot Spot for a few days, but I'm going ahead and writing a review. I'll update if I have any changes of heart in the future, but I'm doubting that I will lol.
What the Hot Spot does is use heat to kill bacteria and cut the healing time of pimples. Good concept, but I'm not sure it does exactly what it's marketed as doing. The Hot Spot doesn't get hot enough to kill bacteria. If it did, our skin would be burned, and more so than just leaving a red mark behind for fifteen minutes post-treatment. It also takes longer than the 2 and 1/2 minutes the Hot Spot can be applied to one area.
What makes more sense is that heat alters inflammation. After applying the device, the inflammation has gone down and the pimple appears smaller because of that.
I took off one lippie because the Hot Spot can only be used on a very limited variety of pimples. They cannot be blackheads or whiteheads of any sort. In fact, the instructions say if you have any pus in the pimple, Hot Spot will not work. I have found in my case that this is very true. Essentially, the only things that I did see Hot Spot do anything for are small, plain, inflamed bumps. Nothing under the skin, no pus, nothing that I really consider a "zit". Just a bump. Everything else, and either it got better and returned a few hours later, or it was way more inflamed.
The other lippie I took off was for the price. $40 is a little steep(to me) for something that isn't permanent. Even the original Zenos have replaceable cartridges, so the device doesn't have to be thrown away. With Hot Spot, you get 80 uses then have to throw out the whole thing. Also, I'm not sure $40 is worth something that may not give any better results than a heating pad. I guess it's really convenience though. The Hot Spot targets a smaller area, probably gets a bit warmer, and keeps track of time for you.
On the plus side, the Hot Spot doesn't hurt. It's actually a little relaxing. My skin is sensitive, and I did have a ring of redness after each treatment, but it disappeared within 15 minutes. This seems to be common among users.
I'm hoping I will start to have better results...but so far, I am pretty disappointed.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i was excited to use this product when i bought it, but unfortunately the one i got was defective. similar to another review i read, it would turn on and the LED lights would flash along with the beeping sounds, but then immediately turn off with 3 beeping tones and the power button would flash red before it died.
it's frustrating because i was really excited about this product but it seems that there's a few users out there who have gotten defective products as well. to spend $40 on something that's not going to last long will be a waste of money.
i will however, give it one more try. i will have it exchanged for another.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product works amazingly on my cheek zits, but does absolutely nothing for my forehead zits, which is why i had to give 4 instead of 5. I have no clue why this is, except maybe because my cheek zits tend to be a bit...softer, while my forehead zits tend to be harder and more pus filled. It's super expensive (comes out to like 50 cents per use, and you usually need 2-3 uses spread out over a day or two for the zit to completely disappear). However, I find that it's worth it for those annoying cheek zits. Ive given up attempting to use it on my forehead though, because that's just a waste of money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I think this is an alright product, like someone else on here said it wont make any blemish go away magically but I believe it helps helps speed up the process.I was interessed in this and wanted to try it out so I went to my Target and got it for about $40.I get alot of zits on my nose and noticed a new one so I decided to try it there first.Within two days the zit seemed to go away, soon I started to use this on other blemishes on my nose and for once my nose was blemish free! It feels a bit hot when you first apply it but its not a burning sensation.It leaves a little red mark after your done but that goes away shortly after.You have to throw this out once your 40 uses are over which is kinda a disapointment.I wont be repurchasing,$40 is a little steep for a product that only has 40 uses.