Friday, January 18, 2013
Bye, Zits! My Top 4 Spot Treatments
Spot treatment for acne is my life. I can't live without 'em. I'm nearing my big 3-0 and I still get pimples, thanks to my mom and dad's genes and poor health choices. Every time I'm about to get my period I am sure to get a zit or two. Even if I make a mistake of using a State-side toothpaste, I get zit on the chin! I live a hard life and that's why these baby comes in handy.
First, the cheapest.
It's Snoe's Shoo-Zit Don't Bother Me Spot On Spot Off Spot Treatment. I honestly was a bit skeptic at first after I saw that it doesn't contain the usual anti-acne ingredient salicylic acid. But biy did this one surprise me! It zapped my cystic acne in just 2 to 3 days. You'll see it ripen before your very eyes.
Also, it comes in a big bottle that I don't think anyone could ever use up! So you're really getting you're money's worth! And for Php395.00, who can complain?
Purefix-DC and Purewhite ingredients are derived from an exotic fern, like Salicylic Acid is derived from willow bark. It's still natural but processed in order for it to ski-grade (safe enough to use on our skin). Made popular by Koreans, I'm only too happy that a home-grown brand now carries this line. Great for women who have allergies from Salicylic and Benzoyl Peroxide.
And we move to the most expensive and luxurious of them all.
Pevonia Acne Spot Treatment Ligne Clarifyl! The most luxurious spot treatment I've tried. It contains top ingredients that are definitely familiar like Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Aloe and Betaglucan.
I use this when my skin is acting up more than usual. This is great for people with dry skin but still gets acne and for those who doesn't mind shelling out big bucks for their skin. It doesn't sting at all.
Compared the other 3 featured in here, Ligne Clarifyl has a very liquid consistency so be careful dispensing it. My advise, get a cotton bud and use this to take product and then spot apply on your problem areas. Effectivity is definitely not compromised albeit takes longer for it to take effect. Allow 3 to 5 days for your cystic acne to subside. Cost is around Php4K.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solution Spot Treatment Gel has never left my sight the moment I came home with it.
For about Php1k and nearing more than a year in my stash, it has yet to hit the mid-part fo the bottle! That's how little you need to bust those pimples out and believe me when I said that this one has fought a lot of pimples! Won, too! This tiny baby has earned rave world wide. Even a few of my relatives in the US are familiar with this as it is a staple for women there.
It has a gel-like consistency that comes out from this hygienic dropper-like tip. It's easy to dispense, doesn't dry out and best of all, it doesn't sting at all.
Another favorite is the VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Spot Corrector.
For women battling against Roscacea but still get acne like crazy, grab this one immediately! Looking at the ingredients, I thought it will not even put a small dent on my acne. Boy was I surprised to see it subsiding overnight! You'll feel your pimple healing faster and if you catch a pimple before it bumps out, apply this and it wouldn't even come out
This is great for those with incredibly sensitive skin and those who loves their chemical peels. It's the mildest form of spot treatment out there. This is less than Php500. A bit expensive for such a small product, but a little goes a long way.
I've tested these for more than 3 months, some almost a year. I wouldn't list these here if they disappointed me. I know many of you may find a lot of these brands out for your pocket range. There are always cheaper brands that work, too but I haven't gotten to them just yet.
Spot treatments, however, is not something you can finish up in just a month. It's a sort of stand-by product that you reach in for when that insane zit surfaces out. So don't be afraid to get something really good for yourself.
Please note that Salicylic Acid and glycolic acid causes skin to peel. So please use SUNSCREEN when spot treating your pimples to avoid discoloration or hyperpigmentation. When using spot treatments, try doing it at nigh time only and skip your moisturizers on pimply parts of your face. Also, cleanse your it properly before applying.
Hope this helps. If you have any questions, feel free to comment them down below and I will get to them as soon as I can. You can always message me on facebook or twitter if you want! :)