Product Type: Clearasil body care
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Clearasil Ultra Overnight Serum: Needs much improvement!
Clearasil Ultra Overnight Serum
Member Name: dalbx
Clearasil Ultra Overnight Serum
Date: 09/03/12, updated on 09/03/12 (62 review reads)
Advantages: Hygienic dispenser and doesn't dry out the skin.
Disadvantages: Didn't reduce redness or the size of spots, expensive for the quality.
-- Reasons for buying --
I bought this in Home Bargains, I have seen it in Superdrug and Boots so believed it must be a fairly good product to be displayed in these drugs stores. As it was really cheap, I didn't think twice about buying it. I suffer from acne, mostly on my cheeks at the moment and thought this would be worth using to see if it made any difference.
-- The claim --
'The oil free maximum strength serum works continuously through the night when your skin is actively in the process of cell regeneration and renewal to help visibly reduce redness and size of existing spots overnight'.
-- Appearance --
The product comes in a 15ml tube, with a pump dispenser. I believe this to be convenient as well as hygienic. Having a pump dispenser also protects the product from any leakages. The product itself is a white liquid, which turns transparent as you apply to your skin. It comes in a cardboard box, which displays all the need information you need the know about the product. Including the name, directions of use and of course ingredients.
-- Using the product --
Clearasil recommend using this before going to bed. What I tend to do is cleanse my face, and pump a small amount onto a cotton bud and apply to the affected area/spot. I don't like to touch spots with my fingers, as I don't want to spread the bacteria. If you thoroughly cleanse your hands before, I'm sure using your fingers would be perfectly fine.
-- My experience --
I didn't find that this product was a good match for my skin, I did not find that it reduced the appearance or redness of my acne. Although after a period of 4-5 days I did notice a couple of my spots had been slightly dried up, it wasn't much of an improvement for me to want to repurchase this product.
I found that the dispenser being a pump was very useful and hygienic. I would of like for there to have been more of the product not just a mesely 15ml, even though you may only be using a tiny amount at a time, for the RRP it seems like a slightly high price, not including the quality of the product itself.
The feel of the product is quite slimey, so I was quite surprised that it did not make my skin feel greasy but instead fairly soft. It seemed to soak in quickly and didn't leave any marks on my pillows, which I think is definitely a positive, due the fact of using other products over night and them bleaching the colour of my pillow cases!
-- Price and Availability --
I bought this 15ml Serum for 99p from Home Bargains, I do believe it is also sold in B&M for the same price. The RRP is £6.99 which can be found in Boots and Superdrug. I would not have paid the RRP as I think for the quality of the product, it is extremely over-priced.
-- Conclusion --
Overall I would not recommend this to anyone who has even mild acne as it won't make any noticeable difference. It may be good for the odd spots you get around the time of the month to help prevent them. This is a product if you paid the RRP for you would definitely be disappointed. I like the concept of the product, but it is not for me.
Summary: I would not recommend, but nice concept.