E.L.F. Zit Zapper

E.L.F. Zit Zapper
Zit Zapper

3.7

162 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Salicylic Acid 1% OTHER INGREDIENTS: Water, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Distillate, Alcohol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil

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on 2/20/2017 1:09:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is now called Acne Fighting Spot gel with aloe - which explains why i couldnt find this review!

I bought this just to try as a cyst spot treatment- i would not recommend rolling this all over your face as a whole face treatment; i dont believe thats what this product is for. Its a spot treatment, not a salisylic acid lotion treatment. There are products/washes out there like that, this is not it. This is for spots only. Applying this to large areas might be a bit drying and harsh for your skin, as well as super unsanitary- the rollerball would only transfer your acne sebum around your face, you dont want that.


Using it as a spot treatment, for a few hours - i can say it works ok and has dried out the area well (which is what you want so scabbing can commence and allow it to dry up and heal). I will keep using and update, but im happy with it for the $$$.

I do not recommend using the rollerball. Like a different reviewer mentioned, I used a needle nose pliers to carefully but easily pop the top off (it just snaps on) and then just poked/pushed out the rollerball from inside the removed top. It popped out easily and then i snapped the lid sans-roller back on. I just apply it with a clean Q-tip instead, dipped in the top. The smell is strong but fades immediately. Most acne meds have a chemical smell. The smell isnt the witch hazel, liquid witch hazel doesnt have a strong smell (you can buy it in store as a skin astringent).



Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I want to like this product. Unfortunately, any breakouts I've tried it on just say "meh," then go about their business. :(


on 12/20/2016 12:33:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm 47, and rarely get pimples, but when I do, this little Elf Zit Zapper does the job! I don't use anything like washes, cleansers, creams etc that contain alcohol of any kind, but when I get a zit, using this just as a quick spot treatment works in one day, and isn't overpowering or overly drying. For $2 its a must have for me, I always have at least 3 on hand. They are available at any Walmart, Target or CVS.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

If you take into account the ingredients, it might have been a good and affordable product. But it smells really bad and the packaging is unhygienic as you have to roll it again and again over zits - gross. I tried to ignore that strong smell just to see if it works. Nothing impressive so it's not worth it. It definitely doesn't make zits shrink overnight.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have very sensitive skin so I was hesitant to try this product. I tested a bit on my wrist to make sure it didn't cause any reaction, when I knew it would be okay I tried it on a huge, red, painful pimple. (The smell is kind of strong though, strangely reminiscent of lime salt. )Overnight the redness was gone. By the third day, there was no sign of it. I've been using this product for a few weeks now and my skin has never looked so clear! I do recommend using it 3 times a day as directed, after washing your face. Mind you, I use neutregena grapefruit in the morning to wash my face and then just gentle rinses with water for the next cleaning.I think using the grapefruit scrub in combination with this acne treatment is like a double kill.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Olive, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

It's not a total miracle product, but it definitely comes close. When I have a breakout starting up, using this definitely lessens the severity and duration. I embarrassingly will admit that most makeout sessions can cause me to break out in a dozen little zits on my nose. As soon as I get home, I wash my face and use this product. I also will actually sleep with it under my pillow and apply it a few times throughout the night. If I do this, I never develop a breakout. The few times I didn't use it, I woke up with a zit-covered nose. Other products I've used to fight acne leave my skin dry, flakey, and irritated... but not this.

The smell didn't bother me, but it might bug others. Feels nice and menthol-y cool going on.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I buy this again and again. Fights acne and I can feel it working. I only use it on insane breakouts and on my back. Works very well and you cant beat the price

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The product isn't very effective but didn't cause any further breakouts. It says to apply one to three times daily, which wasn't what I look for in products like these. I expect fast and almost instant results. For me it didn't work but for $2.00 it's worth giving a shot.

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on 4/29/2015 12:52:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I had my doubts but I've used it twice now after washing my face before bed on pimples I can see or feel coming and the next morning the pimple doesn't even look like it existed. It's crazy awesome. I HATE the roller ball. I thought it was pretty gross but no problems yet so I will buy again.

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on 4/9/2015 7:42:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Its amazing, and cheap! I notice difference secounds after i have applied it. I have such a problem with big pores, witch is a struggle when i'm using foundation! But by using this product under my primer i can see so much difference. - for the roller because of hygenic reasons though!

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