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This is a standard 5 percent benzoyl peroxide product. Benzoyl peroxide over time can damage the skin and if it comes into contact with dyed fabrics, it can bleach it. This itself tells you the level of damage incurred to the skin. From my experience after continuous use for months of this product religiously during my mid 20s, it totally dried out my skin and even created fine lines. Although I wasn't using sunscreen constantly at that time. Nevertheless, this is a damaging product that has the potential of creating side effects, particularly for sensitive skin types such as mine.
Clearasil ultra does dry out pimples and does work if combined with a healthy diet and clean lifestyle. The fingertips contains the most amount of bacteria so naturally touching the face will cause pimples to form.
However, I recommend herbal chemical free skin products that are not so harsh. One particular one that I find very effective is Botani herbal acne cream. although results are not so fast, overtime it is safe and I would remark even more effective than this clearasil product.
I have used Clearasil products on and off since I was a teenager - when I was younger my face wash always seemed to be in the Clearasil range and 10+ years ago my skin was great most of the time with barely any spots - and I believe this range is partially to thank for this.
... As the years got on, I drank alcohol, become a smoker, ate lots of rubbish that I wasn't supposed to and entered into my twenties... Bye Bye perfect skin! My face began to suffer as I started to turn into an old lady and my trusted Clearasil face wash was no longer enough to keep spots and other impurities at bay... Rather than stick to the Clearasil range I tend to shop around looking for offers on face washes and spot treatments...
As previously mentioned I never really had bad skin as a teenager and if I did get the occasional spot they would be quite mild and dissapear after a couple of days... So I never had to invest in such spot treatments like the one I will be reviewing for you today... After a particually bad spot outbreak on my cheek and my nose I spotted this Clearasil spot treatment on sale in Tesco about 6 months ago - I paid around £2.50 for this 25ml tube which I thought was great as the normal RRP is around £5-£7! I assumed I would be buying a great product to help my outbreak due to the tiny size of the tube and the normal price - the best things come in small packages!
The tube comes packaged in a cardboard protective box - decorated in the Clearasil brand colours of blue, purple and red... I did throw the box out after purchase as to me it didn't serve a purpose... I think its sold like that in store as its such a tiny tube and it maybe makes it less likely for a shoplifter to walk out with them... The tube where the cream is held is made out of plastic and is white in colour - protecting the cream from accidents is a partially transparent screw top lid, which can be screwed very securely away from little hands. The tube is designed to stand up with the lid situated at the bottom.
I remembered the adverts that you see about the Rapid Action Treatment Cream - and years ago watching, it looked like an absolute god-send that a cream would simply clear up your spots in 4 hours... However when you read the packaging it states that it simply helps reduce spot size and appearance within 4 hours... So not exactly a miracle worker at making them dissapear completely but if it makes the spots look better then this is the next best thing!
The product works is by using the new Acceladerm formula which basically clears out your pores, deep down from the inside out... The formula is apparently in this cream which makes the product so great (and expensive with its promises).
The way you use this product is just to do your skin care routine as normal and apply a thin layer on to the spot and allow time to dry. You then need to repeat this morning and evening to see visably clearer skin. This information is situated on the back and to me, its false advertisment because you get the impression from the statements on the front of the tube that you get a spot, slap some of this on the spot and it improves itself in just four hours. The back seems to say you need to repeat this daily to get results... Hmm... Not exactly great if you are having a spot emergency and you need it cleared up ASAP!
The cream itself can be easily squeezed out of a thin nozzle under the screw lid - it is white in colour and looks quite thick in consistancy until you rub it on to the affected area - the white in colour dissapears and it then just makes your skin a little damp... However it does dry quickly in its defense...
Another thing I detest about this cream is the smell - its very medical / antibacterial smelling, a little bit like a hospital smell... however this leads you to the impression that if it smells antibacterial then it probably is just that, and that you think the product will be effective...
I can't say I am impressed at all with this product - I will tell you first hand it definetely does not clear a spot completely in four hours like when you first assume after reading the front of the tube or watch the advert... As for reducing redness and spot size over four hours? A complete lie - just as the small print on the back confirms you should be using this morning and evening to actually get any results - when I did this and timed how long it would take to see a difference on my latest spot - IT TOOK 4 LONG DAYS!
I am sickened that Clearasil claim this as a miracle cream when it is far from it! I am glad I paid such a low price for it but I still feel like I have been completely ripped off. When I think about this Clearasil Rapid treatment I realise there are very little similarities between this and Savlon cream (which I also use to treat spots) - the difference between them is Savlon does not take four days to make a difference - and you can pick Savlon up from your local supermarket or pharmacy for a mere £2 for a tube and you actually get more product. So why pay up to 7x the price for something that doesn't work as well?
I would not recommend this to anyone due to the fact it doesn't work on my skin very well and when it does you need to use it religiously without fail for a couple of days... and the price is the biggest downfall for me...
Normal RRP in Tesco is £6.90 and at the time of writing this review Clearasil products were on a buy 3 for 2 offer.
As I have very oily skin i am prone to getting lots of spots. This cream was perfect for me, it is great for when i have to be somewhere and in need a spot to vanish in an instant!
The blue plastic tube fitted with a precision nozzle, is easy to use and carry round.
This product is great for getting rid of spots quickly, but it if defiantly not for smoothing over your whole face. I use the nozzle and apply a small blob straight onto the spot - and nowhere else! It works quickly - defiantly within the 4 hours promised. The spot stings for the first 10 mins but it soon goes, and the blob forms a sort of crust witch stops you from knocking it as you move (or in my case sleep)
Yeah it does the job, and does it well. The only criticism i have is that you can see the cream blob on your skin, so you need four hours to stay in and let it work, and it doesn't work under make up.
Value for money
I bought the the tube for £7.99 form Superdrug (actually it was the day before my sisters wedding, and had the biggest spot you've ever seen!) I has lasted me for well over a year and doesn't look like it will be running out any time soon - so it gets 10/10 from me!
As a teenager I was extremely fortunate and rarely suffered spots. The worst case scenario was that one or two spots appeared on my face but they were always small and went away within days. As an adult I've never really had spots and when I was pregnant with my twin boys I actually found my skin was always perfectly clear and smooth. Unfortunately I have not been so lucky this pregnancy and the condition of my skin is worse than that of a teenager and is very greasy. At the very start I had noticed a few small spots under the surface of my skin but in the last month the spots have been getting larger and more frequent to the point where I woke up one morning and counted four large spots on my face. Obviously hormonal and unhappy about the number of spots I decided to buy a spot treatment to help shrink and hide the appearance of these spots and purchased the Clearasil Rapid Action Treatment Cream.
***Clearasil Rapid Action Treatment Cream***
Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream is described to "contain a new formula, designed to fight your spots fast, and is clinically proven to visibly reduce spot size and redness in just 4 hours!"
Clearasil outlines that the product contains and ingredient called Acceladerm which starts working instantly to deliver maximum strength formula deep into the pores.
As I was desperate I did not shop around. In fact I simply went to my local Boots store looking for the "intense spot treatment" products and opted for the Clearasil product as I have found their products in the past to be effective. A 25ml tube of this product in Boots cost me £6.39. This is very expensive however in my desperation for a skin clearing miracle I didn't think much about price. Superdrug, Asda and Tesco also sell this product in the region of £6.
After browsing other stores which sell this product including B&M's and Wilkinson's I realised you can pick this product up a lot cheaper. My local Wilkinson's store sells this product for £2.99 which is a lot more reasonable.
***Application and Results***
The product comes a metallic cardboard outer packaging. Inside is a 25ml plastic tube. This has a screw off lid which then allows you to squeeze the product out of a small dispenser hole.
Directions for use are "wash face and apply a thin layer directly onto spots and allow to dry. Use every day in the morning and evening for visibly clearer skin".
On the first use I applied to my face during my usual morning rush to get ready and out of the house. I found that the scent was a lot stronger than I was expecting and this was a sharp chemical scent. After applying I could still smell the product and this scent lasted for around 10 minutes after application. The cream is a white colour which means you have to wait for the product to dry before you can go out and face the world! If you spread a very tiny amount the white appearance will go within 10 minutes however if you apply thinly but in my opinion covering the whole spot it can take up to 30 minutes to lose this white appearance. If applying before bed like I do as part of my routine this is not an issue, Mr Lools just looks at me strangely. However if you are applying on a morning and are in a rush this can be a problem. Personally I would not leave the house looking like this and I would always cover the spot after with concealer which you can't do immediately.
When applied onto the spot with my finger tip I did find that on the angrier and inflamed spots I could immediately feel a very slight sting and tingling. This was not the same stinging pain when you apply witch hazel products to spots but it does cause very slight discomfort.
On the first occasion I used this product I had 4 large raised red visible spots on my face. I applied during the day as I was desperate for some improvement to the appearance of them. I do feel that when applied the redness definitely was made less visible but the size of the spot after the first application was no different. I probably do not agree with the claim that the product "visibly reduces spot size and redness in just 4 hours" and feel it took around 6 hours to notice a difference with the redness and a second application to reduce the size of the spot and make it start to shrink and dry up.
I found that applying before bed appears to be the most effective method of application for this product and with the first four problem spots and subsequent breakouts I have found that there is a more noticeable difference to spots when applied in this way. Spots appear less red in the morning and have quite a dry appearance to them. I do find the spot and the skin around the spot goes quite dry and flaky after applying this product however this actually makes covering these spots with make up a lot easy as I tend to find spots are harder to cover with make up when the skin is oilier.
I bought this product over a month ago and I still have at least half of the tube left. Although you only get 25ml you only use a very small amount of product per application. I have found that I only ever tend to apply 3 or 4 times to each spot before I feel the redness has gone and it has started to shrink and dry out and it can be covered.
The Clearasil Rapid Action Treatment Cream is not a miracle cure for when a spot pops up but it is a very good reactive treatment for when you do get a blemish or more. It is effective as it firstly reduces the redness of even the most red and angry looking spots and then starts to shrink spots and dry them out. Personally, in my experience of using this product it does not shrink spots and reduce redness like Clearasil claims it does but within 6 hours there is a noticeable difference and I think that this is a very good overnight treatment where you will wake up with less red and angry looking blemishes.
The £6.39 price tag is a little off putting but discount stores do sell this at half this price so it is worth stocking up on. It is also a very economical product as you only need to use a very small amount of product
Not a treatment that makes spots disappear completely within hours but if there was one I think it would be priced at a lot more than £6.39!
I'm quite lucky with my skin in that it's usually fairly clear and I don't suffer from acne or anything. But, like most people, I do occasionally get the odd spot. When I do, it tends to be really sore and glaringly obvious, in a nice subtle location like the end of my nose or middle of my forehead. About a week ago, I felt one coming up on my nose, it was really sore to touch and a bit red, and I knew a huge spot was coming. Off I went to Superdrug, and being a bit unsure of what to buy, I stuck with my old teenage favourite, Clearasil.
The thing that drew me to this particular Clearasil product was its claims that it would provide rapid results, and would make a noticeable difference within four hours by visibly reducing spot size and redness. According to the packaging, this is due to "Acceladerm" technology although I have no idea what this entails! The packaging is blue and white, like all Clearasil products, and this treatment cream comes in a tube with a screw on lid. It cost around £4 from Superdrug, I was in a hurry so didn't have time to shop round and this is about what I'd expect to pay so I was happy with this.
The product advises that you should apply it to spots in the morning and evening as part of your normal skincare routine. I did this as soon as I bought it, and applied it to the spot which was threatening to appear on my nose, and also to a couple of other smaller spots which weren't too obvious but had been lingering for a while. It is quite a thin cream and dries clear so there's no obvious sign of it under your make-up.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the tube and applied this cream was that it didn't smell as strong as it used to. When I used to buy this as a teenager, it smelt quite strong and chemical-like, almost as if you could smell the active ingredients. On this occasion, it was still white in colour, and still cream-like consistency, but it didn't smell of anything. I think psychologically this made me feel it wasn't going to work as well, but I continued to apply it and noticed that the spot on my nose that was about to appear never actually made an appearance and the skin was no longer sore to touch. A couple of other small spots which had been round for a while were still there though, so I would recommend Clearasil for use when a spot first appears or threatens to appear, rather than on stubborn spots that have been tricky to shift. One thing I did like about this product is that it didn't dry my skin out like some spot treatments can.
I'm glad I bought this product as it prevented what I suspect would have been an embarrassing looking spot right in the middle of my nose, but it was a bit disappointing on the existing spots which have been stubborn to get rid of. I will probably only use this in future on spots that have just appeared, or if I feel one coming up under my skin to prevent it making an appearance.
This is one of those things that I keep in my make-up bag constantly just in case. It is a small tube that comes in a box and costs around £5 and you can get it from most places now, there are normally some offers on in the supermarkets so get it when those are on because it is quite expensive for the size of the tube. However the tube does last a long time.....depending on the amount of spots you have.
This is really supposed to be used as a last resort, if you have overally spotty skin, one of the other Clearasil items would most likely be better for you. You are supposed to use this on spots and it reduces the redness of them within a few hours and reduces the full spot within 3 days, now of course you have to take this with a pinch of salt because everyone has different skin types and people react to creams and things differently. I actually use this when I feel a slight tingle or a small bump (the signs of a spot about to attack) and it actually works so much better than the claims state, it prevents the spots because I acted before they got to the surface. Now if you are getting this for a spot that just wont leave I do recommend it, but I also recommend that you have patience with it, and apply a tiny amount, the more you apply the less it works its seems.
Make sure that you wash your face each time that you apply it to get rid of any germs and that should mean that the spots are healed and less red in the specified time.
Just remember that there is no real miracle cream for spots out there, if there was no-one would have spots and we would all me bowing down to whatever genius created the cream, have patience and it will work, it might just not work as quickly as you want.
After i looked in the mirror and saw i was going through a break out of spots, i decided it was time i finally did something about it! i did a bit of research online and found that clearasil ultra rapid action treatment cream has some good reviews, so i decided i would give it a go!
I got it from ASDA for only £4, i thought this was quite a reasonable price compared to some of the other spot treatments out there. it was 25ml and came in a small rectangular box. The packaging definatly stood out, with it's bright blue and purple colours. When you take it out the box it is in a little tube with a lid that comes off easily, and when you take off the lid and squeeze the product, it comes out easily through the hole in the top of the product, which is suprisingly small so when you apply the cream it's very accurate and helps you apply the cream exactly where you want it, without having to use your fingers.
Clearasil ultra rapid action treatment cream claims to fight spots fast, and reduce spot size and redness in just 4 hours. So that evening i washed my face, moisturized and then used my new spot cream. I found it very easy to apply, and i didn't need to use my fingers, so it wasn't messy at all. I applied a small blob to every spot on my face, it didn't use up a lot of product at all, so another bonus about this is that it will last me a long time! The cream itself is a white colour, and the smell is just like a moisturiser smell, so it is quite pleasent! I then sat back, and waited for the product to absorb. It took about 5 - 10 minutes for the cream to absorb, depending on how much you applied. Which is not mega fast but this didn't bother me. A few minutes after i had applied the cream, i felt a stinging sensation where my biggest spots were, i knew this was proof the spot cream was already working.
I have to say after 4 hours there wasn't a major difference in my spots but i could definatly see a little less redness. But what i can say is that after about 3 days morning and night applying this cream one of my biggest, ugliest, reddist spots on my face had completly disappeared! I was thrilled with the results, now my face is nearly completely free of spots!
So in conclusion i'm definatly going to buy this product again, and i would definatly recommend it to any friend.
I am in (very) late middle-age and still get the occasional facial spot. I thought that this product would be ideal but it fails to deliver on any of its promises. I have had one angry lesion for about a week now and the cream has had no impact on it at all. I have followed the instructions carefully to no avail. A waste of money.
Ok, so here we go again - trying to find a spot reducing treatment that actually works. Have I hit the jackpot with the Clearasil ultra rapid treatment cream? Erm, short answer is no. It just doesn't "do it" for me.
At the age of 33, it is embarrassing to still get the odd spot or five. Admittedly it is mostly due to hormonal changes and that "dreaded time of the month" for us women, but still it can be difficult to control and it makes me an unhappy sort of bunny.
So my search goes on for a spot treatment that works. I was impressed with the blurb of this product - "Visibly reduces spots and redness in just 4 hours!" Wow, I need to get me some of that.
So I did, and it didn't.
I have read other reviews on this that pronounced that miracles have been made on their skin - so yes I'm jealous, and don't just take my word for it's inaction. I guess I just have difficult skin to please - and hair - and mind, and soul, and ....you get the idea as I digress.
So what do you get for your money?
You get a small tube of the product - 25ml to be precise. The product is white in colour, and squeezes from the tube nicely. You are meant to apply to the affected area morning and night to see a dramatic reduction in your problem skin. I thought that the price, although reasonable, was dearer than some products available and went along with the old "get what you pay for hype" and happily took it to the tills. To be fair, my past history with clearasil products hasn't been all that successful, so I'm not sure why I thought this one would be any different. In the past they have either not had any effect on my skin, or have dried it up to such an extent that I can barely be seen under the flaky mess that was once my face. I guess me and clearasil products just aren't meant to have a relationship, I obviously don't suit their products and they obviously don't suit my skin. Fair enough.
Anyway what shall I summarise with? Erm, not a product I personally would recommend, but I have heard and read good reviews, so I guess it's trial and error as to what suits you and your skin.
You could give mixed opinions on your reaction to Clearasil depending on yourself and yourself only.
Everyone is different, some people's spots go quicker than others, some dont, some people have sensitive skin, some have rough skin, its all about individuality.
Therefore, its best that you just completely ignore the 3 days bit and assume that its a powerful product that attacks spots fast.
Personally this product got rid of the spots I applied it to but also left red marks on my skin and burnt it, this is because I have sensitive skin therefore have gone for a gentler product called Sudocrem.
However, if you dont have sensitive skin, I would highly recommend this product, its what all my friends use on their spots and it works for just about everyone I know (im the unlucky one with the sensitive skin).
To save yourself having red marks if you do have sensitive skin, id recommend just applying it to two spots the first time you use it, and if the spot goes and no red mark is left, you know the product is right for you.
Clearasil Cream can be purchased from most superstores and beauty shops and costs about £5 in England.
It may seem a bit pricey but is good for what it does and has been clinically proven which is also promising when buying any product of this type.
Its not really messy, if your fussy about getting it anywhere though, id recommend putting a towel down on your pillow before you go to bed.
The only negative thing I can think about is the smell, I dont like it at all but at the end of the day, if it clears your skin, im sure you can manage your nose being clogged up for a few nights (yes that was an awful joke, and I highly doubt you get it).
Clearasil Treatment Cream is on offer in most countries and I would recommend it for anybody who gets pimples or mild acne.
~*~ Introduction ~*~
So as you can see I am leaving the food reviews well an truly alone now, I am so full I don't think I can eat all that much more and give you a true and decent review of anything I chose to write about - so from now on it's going to be the random things I find as and when I use them..
Today I will be reviewing something I use on a daily basis and I know most people use something similar to this product regularly because it's not just teenagers that get breakouts, nasty spots and blemishes we would all like to see the back of.
So when I spotted this I was more than happy to try it out.. Especially as Clearasil are renowned for producing some of the best spot treating treatments that are around, and never having tried them before I thought I'd give them a go because my skin was beginning to depress me every time I looked in the mirror..
I was hoping for a miracle..
~*~ Packaging ~*~
The box that my version of this 'Rapid Action Treatment Cream' came in is different to the way the packaging is if you were to buy this from Boots, Superdrug or anywhere else that sells it - well except for Poundland.. My box still has the same metallic packaging that all the Clearasil Ultra facial products seem to come in.. My box has a picture on the front of the actual treatment cream but it doesn't have the slot so the cream is poking out, like the boxes you will see in shops.. The one I bought was the one aimed at the foreign market because it has all the writing in every language but English - but that didn't stop me!
~*~ What Does The Product Claim To Do and How Do I Use It? ~*~
Clearasil Rapid Action Treatment Cream claims to leave you with visibly clearer skin in 3 days.. Which if it lives up to its claims then it can't be all that bad!
To achieve this visibly clearer skin in 3 days you should use this morning and evening, after washing your face an apply a thin layer directly onto spots..
Making sure you avoid the hairline and eyebrows..
~*~ Precautions ~*~
Obviously this is to be used externally, I dread to think what would happen if you tried ingesting it but the warning is always there.. Obviously there are the usual warnings not to get into your eyes or mouth and to rinse as soon as possible if it does happen by accident.. Although I did manage to get it on my lip and unbeknown to me it did end up in my mouth but I am still here to tell the tale so your mouth I wouldn't worry too much about!
This product should not be used on the skin of anyone under the age of 8, which is understandable considering the sensitivity of the skin.
~*~ My Opinion ~*~
Well when I bought it I really didn't have high hopes for it because I had never tried Clearasil so having a high expectation probably wouldn't be the best idea because I didn't want to be disappointed.. Over night after applying the cream - which is an off white-ish colour, that smells a little bit like ammonia, which is not the most pleasant of smells especially if you have a lovely spot under your nose that you are trying to get rid of.. So that is a little downside, for me I have found another downside to be the fact that the cream stays quite white on your spot for at least half an hour before it blends into your skin - meaning if you don't want people to know you need to stay away from them for a little while..
However the spot cream does actually work over night the spots did go down, became less red, and had no nasty white head to it when I got up in the morning.. Over the few nights the spot was there it slowly decreased in size and despite this cream being slightly smelly it didn't leave my skin dried out, but I did use extra moisturiser just in case it would.. Can never be too safe with these things..
Considering this was £1 in Poundland when I bought it, it is definitely a bargain for the price.. Even at £2.99 in Savers for a normal price it is still is a bargain considering given a few days you can see some spots that were a little bulbous disappear! Which can't be bad!
I bought this product a couple of months ago only to try it out as it was on offer (2 for £5).
If this product was not on offer I wouldn't have bought it because on its own it cost £4.99 and the tube is very small (only 30ml and comes in one size).
The tube does not stand on its own, so I kept it in the box all the time. The tube for this cream is not see through so it's hard to tell if the cream is almost finished as you can't tell from the weight. When cream is almost finished it's hard to get the last bit of the cream out aswell. Opening the cream is rather easy as its got a screw on lid, the lid is however very small, therefore dropping the lid would be a problem.
Applying the cream is just as easy, you just squeeze the cream out onto your finger tips and apply like lotion (don't use cotton buds as they will just absorb the cream, and that would be a waste). You should only apply a little bit to the skin rather than indulging the skin as you will waste it (putting a lot of the cream will not improve your skin in one day or two, it will still be the same result). The cream is white in colour and rather thick though, so will not run off your finger tips.
It does not smell of perfume, it just has smell about right (neither good or bad).
I used the cream every time before I went to sleep and in the mornings. I always used the Clearasil deep pore treatment scrub before I used the cream to make sure my make up is off and it was also recommended for best results. When I applied the cream for the first time I thought it would irritate my scream as I had used the Clearasil scrub. However, the cream was totally cool on my skin, didn't feel any burning at all. The cream did not leave my skin looking greasy or dry, it just felt like normal body lotion.
After three days of using the lotion, I couldn't really tell much difference, despote that on the box it clearly says you should be able to see some results in three days. I was rather disappointed, Nonetheless, I kept using the cream hoping for a miracle after about seven days my skin began to look clearer from what it was before.
However, people's skin are different, so you might want to try it out and see if it works for your skin.
I would recommend the cream to those who have extra cash to spend as this cream is rather expensive. Nonetheless, the cream took ages to work than what was stated on the box and I wasn't sure if it was actually the cream that was working or the deep pore cleanser. I did feel like it worked in some ways, but it's not worth the fiver. I would be happy to buy it for £3 or 2 for £5 but the offer does not seem to be there at the moment.
The cream did last for a month though its very small, so I would give it some credit for that. Once this cream finished, I never bothered to buy it again. I still buy other Clearasil products though, so don't be put off.
--I bought my Clearasil ultra invisible rapid action treatment cream in Boots but there are other shops were you can buy it from e.g. superdrug, supermarkets, pharmacies etc.
--Don't put it on your lips, it does sting if you do (just wipe it off and you would feel fine)
--If you find this product not to be suitable for your skin, try out other clearasil products, as some of their products work for me!
I bought this cream whilst it was on offer at ASDA for around £3.50.
I was particularly drawn to it as I had used a Clearasil face wash before which helped my skin so I thought I'd give this a go.
You apply it once in the morning and once in the evening and it is said to give you visibly clearer skin in just 3 days.
I was not overly keen on the product though.
The consistency was very greasy and when left on my face throughout the day, it made my face go all shiny and then when I came back to use it in the evening, it always went watery and I had to shake the bottle a lot to get it right.
It reduced the redness of spots a little, but it also made my face go very dry so I stopped using it for a few days and used moisturiser. When I did go back to using the cream, it went back to being just as dry within a few days.
I have now stopped using the product altogether as I do not feel it made any different to my skin except drying it out.
I bought this product about a year ago, attracted to it by its claim that skin will get visibly clearer after 3 days. the active ingredients, while i cannot remember exactly, does include hydrogen peroxide, and i've read that it is a good for treating pimples. having tried most other types of treatments (eg BP, salicylic acid) i decided to give this a go.
the effect is definitely noticeable - my pesky small pimples get visibly smaller, and there is little drying of the skin compared to other acne treatments i've used, though it tends to diry up the bigger pimples which is understandable. it does nothing much for blackheads though.
sad to say, the results only lasted 3 days. after 3 days, the effects of the cream dont seem as prominent - it reaches a plateau. i've used 3 tubes before, continously, but it's really the first week that shows more improvement than the rest. however, i keep buying it since it is very cheap here and the product can last pretty long.
overall, this is a good product to buy if you're looking for some quick solution, but in long term, i think this is only an okay product. for its price, i would say it's worth it, but for its claim, let's just say it's very ... clearly defined (3 days means 3 days).
Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream
**WHAT IT DOES**
It is a cream, which has been clinically proven to make your skin visibly clearer in just 3 days. It has been developed to fight spots and help them clear up and go away quickly. It helps to make your face spot free.
It comes in a small thin white tube with a blue cap on it. The 'Clearasil Ultra' logo is on the front and is rather eye-catching in blue, silver and red. On the back there is more detailed information on the product. The tube is small and can be easily put into your handbag or carried with you if you need it. It is also waterproof and very durable. Once you have removed the cap the opening to the tubes goes into a point. This means small blobs can only be got at any one time. It means less of the product is wasted and I think it is a great feature.
Aqua, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Cetearyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, PEG-20 Stearate, Hydrogen Peroxide, Parfum, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stannate
As this product contains Hydrogen Peroxide you have to be careful not to get it into your eyes or mouth.
These are the ingredients in the cream, which may be useful if you are allergic to anything.
The cream is white in colour but once rubbed in you can not see it anymore. It is not overly thick in consistency and reminds me of a moisturiser. You can put makeup over this cream if you need or want to. It has a strong smell, which does fade after you have had it on for a minute. As the applicator is small it means you can put the cream on directly to the affected area without wasting any of the cream.
For this cream to be effective you need to use is twice a day in the morning and evening. Your skin will be visibly clearer in just 3 days.
DIRECTION: After washing your face thoroughly and washing your hands thoroughly, apply a thin layer directly onto your spots using your fingertips. Make sure to avoid your hairline or eyebrows as it could bleach them. Then once you have finished wash your hands.
This product is for external use only. Make sure to not get into your eyes or mouth and if you do rinse immediately with lots of water and contact a doctor if necessary. Keep the product out of reach from children. If irritation occurs stop using and if it still persists contact your doctor. Don't get the cream onto hair or dyed fabrics as it may bleach them. Only use for children over 8 years of age as it is not suitable for younger children.
When I was younger I had very bad acne thankfully once I turned into an adult it cleared up but I still get the odd spot from time to time. I find this cream very easy to apply and it can be put under makeup, which I think is great as I can cover it up as well. I have to say that for myself this cream has worked wonders. I don't use it regularly only when I have a spot every now and then and it definitely clears them up quicker than if I didn't do anything. I feel it takes the harsh redness away soothing the spot. If you were using it everyday it might not be as effective over a period of time I am not sure. I have sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate it at all. Overall I think it is good value at £4.99 as it keeps spots away leaving you feeling more confident and it doesn't last a long time. It is the only product I have ever used that has helped my spots become less visible without irritation.