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I have used this product on an as and when need basis for the past few years. I thought it had been discontinued as I couldn't find it anywhere for a few months, however it has since reappeared in Boots and even better has been on offer on a third off so it is now more reasonably priced at £5.33.
You can also purchase tinted versions of this product, as a way of covering up spots as well as treating them. Not to be confused with the Garnier under eye tinted roll on however (they look exactly the same)!
As with a lot of the Garnier products in their spot-fighting range this contains salicylic acid which is chosen for it's purifying power and specifically useful for clearing spots caused by blocked pores. It is applied using a roller ball application, and comes out as a very soothing clear liquid/gel.
The solution comes in a teal/turquoise colours small tube of 15ml. The colour is unisex so appeals to men and women (we all get spots afterall)! The only difficulty is that you cannot really see how much is left in the tube, unless you hold it up to light and look really hard!
Whilst a 15ml tube doesn't seem much for your money, the roller ball application means that you only use a very small amount. I have found in my experience that using this on an as and when basis (when I get spots which is usually once a month) one of these lasted me over a year and a half. Without drying out! The other bonus to the roller ball application is that you can be reassured that it is hygienic and bacteria cannot get back into the tube.
My experience of spots is usually on the chin area where I still have a few black and whiteheads, indicating blocked pore. I usually find I get a few or a breakout at certain points in my cycle, ie once a month. In times of stress I can also experience much larger boil type almost spots.
I use this product first thing in the morning after washing my face and before applying moisturiser and make up. I do sometimes use in the night before bed if I have a really bad spot but tend not to as twice a day use can tend to dry my skin.
Based on the product's claims that this product....
1. Reduces appearances of spots. I have found this claim to be accurate as I have found spots reduce in size and the cooling action means they are less red in appearance.
2. Results from day one. Again I have found this to be quite accurate - obviously depending on the spot. Sometimes spots have disappeared from day one - sometimes it has taken up to 3/4 days for them to completely go. I have found that the product works really well at encouraging spots to come to a head much quicker and encourage healing afterwards.
3. Has a drying effect on spots. Most certainly this has been my experience and this seems to be the way the product works - by drying out spots in order to reduce their size and appearance.
*So why is this not a miracle product then?*
If you remember I said earlier that I am prone to two different type of spots. Whilst this product is really effective on the right type of spots (ie mild spots caused by blocked pores) it really isn't effective when it comes to the bigger spots/boils that are not caused by blocked pores and perhaps caused by stress. In these types of spots I have found a cup of camomile tea and a blob of toothpaste at night works much more effectively!
Another word of warning about this product is that (as stated above) it can become over-drying if you use it too often (ie more than once/twice a day) or use too much of it - so I try and make sure I apply only to the spot and not surrounding skin.
I would definitely recommend for those prone to spots caused by blocked pores. I have removed a spot purely for the danger of over drying the skin.
I was in need of a new acne treatment which contained salicylic acid so I thought I'd give this ago. I use salicylic acid treatments for those little spots that you know are caused by block pores. Inflamed acne needs something different, so I use a few acne treatments with different ingredients to cure and prevent different types of acne.
The product is packaged in a little 15ml tube with a roller ball applicater. I find this type of applicator useful as it's very hygienic because it means bacteria cannot enter the product. The tube is turquoise so it's bright and can attract both a male and female audience. The front of the tube shows the Garnier logo and the name of the product and the back tells us the amount contained in the tube as well as Garnier's website. The rest of the inoformation (ingredients, directions for use etc.) is on the box that the tube came in. I found the box a little pointless as that extra information could have been easily printed on the tube.
I find this product really nice to use. On application, it feels cool and smells really nice. To me, it smells like men's deodorant. I apply it after I've given chance for my moisturiser to soak in at night. I only use it at night because when I tried to use it in the morning it didn't react well with my foundation. It began to roll up and flake away.
I think that this product works well. It helps to get rid of those little spots as well as some white heads. I've been using this for about three weeks and the appearance of my skin has improved. I apply this at night and in the morning the size of my acne has definitely reduced.
I would recommend this product, but at £7.99 for just 15ml it is quite pricey, although little does go a long way so it's definitely worth a try.
Being in my late teens I like to think that I know a thing or two about spots. Whilst I know I do have pretty good skin, I do get about one huge spot somewhere on my face about once a week. No body like having spots so I am always on the look out for new products to try
This comes in a hard plastic tube with a roll on applicator. This is essentially a grey metal ball which you just roll over the spot and off comes the cream.
This tube is packaged into a cardboard box, which is about 3 times the size of the tube! Despite that, it gives you something nice to store it in. Not only that, but if you keep hold of the box then whenthe tube starts to run out you can stand it inthe box over night upside down, so that all the cream runs down to the ball end.
This glides straight onto your skin and is very easy to apply. No need to put it onto your finger first, or rub it into the spot.
As long as you apply it as soon as you feel the spot beginning to develop (the slight reddening, tenderness, and its starting to raise into a bump) then after a couple of days the spot is pretty much gone.
During the time its takes for it to work, its seems to help the spot smooth over a bit, so whilst its still red, its much easier to hide with concealer.
It says on the packaging as a sort of warning that "if roll-on stops turning or if a film appears, thoroughly clean prior to using", however I have never had any issues with this.
It cost about £7.50 from boots, and about the same from Amazon. You may be thinking that this is massively expensive, but this is a deceptively large tube, that lasts for a really long time. I recentlt thought I would try a different brand, so I sampled the boots own brand one. I paid £3 for it and it ran out after about 3 weeks. This garnier one lasted me about 8 months!!
Garnier is what I like to think of a high street quality brand, and because of this it has a high price tag. However when you work out how much use you actually get out of it, it really is so cheap. Not only that, but it really works. And for me, thats all I need out of a spot cream
For a long time I swore by this product. I tried this alongside the deep cleansing wash as my skin was flaring up and getting blemishes.
This roll on was quite expensive (around £8/£9) but I bought it a wholesalers so it was cheaper. I would never pay that much for such a small tube of product, but it does last quite a long time.
The packaging is quite well designed, it's easy to hold and the lid fits perfectly without being bulky or annoying. I like the modern blue colour, so this is a winner for me. I found the HUGE box to be very unessessary and wasteful, as the product just rattles around in there.
The rollerball that you use to apply the product, dispenses the product well. You get a good amount on your skin, but some may argue that it is very unhygenic rolling it over your spots time and time again. Also, when I had had this product for a couple of months, it started to clog up and I got traces of dry, white product around the edges, causing the rollerball not to move properly.
The product iself is a clear liquid, with a pleasant smell. It feels cooling and gentle on your spots and is generally nice to use. There is not harsh stinging that you sometimes get with products like this.
For a long time, this worked brilliantly. It got rid of those 'not quite spots but lumps under your skin' type spots overnight, and others it didn't take much longer. However, I did find that after using this for a while it kinda stopped working. This disapointed me a lot, as I really did love it.
I wouldn't let this stop you from buying it as the results were fantastic in the first place.
I bought this whilst it has recently been on offer in Superdrug for under £5. I don't get too many spots these days, but when I do they take ages to go. It feels cooling as it goes on the skin. It comes in the same sort of applicator as the Garnier eye rolls ons, although this is in a light blue colour, it has the same roll on applicator. When you apply the roll on, a clear liquid is dispensed which dries on the skin and leaves like a second skin which is clear.
I've been using this for about a week now and I am actually not that impressed. If anything, its made my spots last even longer! It should work as it has salicylic acid which is one of the best know ingredients for spot clearing, apparently this has come from blueberries in this product, however it really hasn't worked for me.
Think I'll stick to pure tea tree oil.
As a daily foundation wearer, my skin likes to rebel and I often suffer from blogged pores and bad breakouts on my cheeks. After looking around for a good skin regime, I came across the Garnier Pure Active Range.
This is a review of the Garnier Pure Active Spot Roll-On.
This product cost £4.99 in Superdrug
It is packaged in a card box (that is entirely too large for it!) that displays it's image on the front and key features of the product; namely that it contains anti-bacterial/ spot clearing Salicylic Acid and a Garnier innovation in HerbaSoothe, which is derived from Blueberries and soothes and cares for skin.
The Roll- On itself comes in the form of a sleek blue tube with a roller ball under the screw cap. It holds 15ml of spot fighting ingredients.
I found the product easy to use in that the roll on action is very smooth- since using it I haven't ever encountered a stuck or stiff ball. I glide the roll on lightly over any spots in the evenings. It leaves a slightly sticky, slightly dry feel in the areas you've applied it, so I generally only use it at night over my moisturiser, as I don't feel it would be pleasant to apply foundation over it in the morning.
It has a clean and slightly medical smell, which doesn't really bother me, but may bother anyone that uses it in the day, although it isn't overpowering.
I have used the Roll-on for every day for about a month now, and I haven't even hit the half way point on the tube! I find that it works very well on spots that are newly formed or just coming through the skin. In most cases my spots are reduced to next to nothing in around 3 days.
Any marks left from blemishes seem to be lighter and less noticeable than they were before.
My skin does seem a little more dry in the areas I use it, but I moisturise morning and night, so this isn't an issue.
Obviously I should point out that I have been using it in conjuction with the face wask and moisturiser from the range, so I cannot say if it is just as effective alone.
Would recommend the range to anyone with troublesome skin!
The product gives a cooling efect on your skin when you use it, it tackles spots very well however takes constant use to begin to work. It is long lastin and can last till it expires i wish it lasted longer because you still have some left once its expired, and the sleek design is beautiful and very eyecatching and it would be something that you wouldn't be embarrsed to be seen with. It is a steal at £5.99 compared to all the other spot products on the market wich are outragously overpriced and work half as good. The roll on effect is very nice and feels pefect againt sore spots and warm skin. There are almost immediate results in reduced reddening and in a couple of hours spots and marks begin to fade. A down side to this product is the fact that it takes lots of repeated use to completely get rid of spots, however if your spots are bad you will persevere it is worth it.
The only thing worse than a spot is a spot mark - the blemish you are left with (usually when you have committed the cardinal sin of squeezing!). Unfortunately this is something I am guilty of even though I tell myself not to and hate the marks that are left, it is something of a compulsion!
These are what plague me the most and remain for months on end so I was eager to try this and other related products in the range. I have to say then that I did use the Roll-on in conjunction with the Garnier PureA intensive night treatment which like its daytime counterpart contains salicylic acid and zinc which, it is claimed, help reduce these pesky marks.
I found the Roll-on very compact and easy to use when needed during the day. You can apply under or over make up and other skincare products but I would suggest only applying a tiny amount when wearing make-up as if you overdo the application of the Roll-On and then layer on other skincare products and/or makeup a peeling effect can be produced (i.e. the excess film left by the product dries and comes away if touched or rubbed and looks like peeling skin) which is never a good look!
The Roll-on helps minimise spots threatening to break out and in some cases appears to stop them. The fading of spot marks takes longer but after a couple of months there is a marked difference in darkened pigmentation.
This brand is quite expensive but I believe, especially if used in conjunction with one or two of the other Pure products, it does help keep spots at bay and helps fade marks after a time.
This cost me £7.49 from Boots and I also got points with it but this can be found cheaper on Amazon at £5.99.
Thanks for reading. x
also on ciao under ryanellaxx
I get quite a lot of spots and marks and I'm always on the look out for some new skincare products to try out. I've nearly tried everything there is but there still wasn't anything that stood out for me.
When Garnier spread the word about their new Pure Active range I was instantly eager to give it a try. On the adverts it said it reduces spots and fades away marks, and that last part really got me, it sounded too good to be true! So as soon as their new range hit the shelves I went and bought the four main products, the Spot Roll-On, Toner, Face wash and Moisturizer.
At first when I started using the Spot Roll-On I didn't really see much of a difference at all and I was just about to give up but I thought why not just continue using it and see what happens by the end of the bottle? And so I did, and I'm really glad I did.
After a few weeks you can really see the difference in the number of spots you have and the number of spot marks. It works very slowly but the end result is worth it!
When you apply it on to your skin it does make your spots and marks stand out and it makes your skin colour look a little bit funny but it's nothing you can't cover up with make up. I love the size of the bottle, it's very handy because you can keep it in your handbag and whenever a spot pops up you won't need to worry because you'll have your roll-on ready.
It contains Salicylic acid which is known best for it's anti-acne treatments.
This product is definitely worth a try since it's very handy and does what it's supposed to. The price is a little high but then it's also a pretty good product.
I do not get a huge amount of spots, but when I do get one I really hate it. I know no one likes to get spots but I see some people with spots who seem quite carefree about the issue and dont try to cover them up with make-up. I wish I could be like these kind of people, but until that day there is Garnier Pure Active Spot Roll-On.
I was going to an engagement party (mine, Yay!!!) and I just knew that spots would creep up on me to help ruin my day because that is what my spots do. If I sat at home all my life I would probably never get a spot, but at the merest hint of a special occasion, I will often find a spot ready to form.
So anyway I was in boots and saw the Roll-On and decided to buy it, I didn't really hold out much hope for it, but felt I would just give it a go. It is a little expensive at £7.49 for 15ml but it does tend to last for about 2 or so months. Just recently I have also seen them in superdrug for £4.50.
It comes in a white and red box with an image of the Roll-On stick on the front and the box is quite attractive, as is the roll-on stick itself. The stick itself is turquoise in colour and is about the same size as a tube of mascara. The lid is clear with a silver stripe and through the lid you can see the roller ball. I have read that it contains salicylic acid, which I have heard of and Herbasoothe, which I think they may have just made up to combat the evil sounding salicylic acid.
When you put the ball to your skin it feels incredibly cool, the liquid doesn't tend to sting unless you're placing it on a cut of some sort. The liquid is ever so slightly sticky and leaves a slight shine on your skin. I've worn it under make up, I'm not sure if you are supposed to or not, but I feel if its even working a little under the makeup, then its worth it. If you go overboard putting the liquid on and then you rub it slightly it looks like peeling skin. Dont worry its not actually your skin peeling its just when the liquid dries it can come off looking a bit like peeling skin, but as I say thats only when you overdo the application.
I know you only care about whether it works and I have to say that for me it works really well. Do not expect it to work on spots that have already completely erupted or that you have messed with, unfortunately it just wont work, you can try but most likely will be disappointed.
This products specialty is to work on those spots that you know are coming (I'm making spots sound like invading aliens!). I think that isn't much of a problem though as most of the time I know when a spot is coming by a bit of redness or pain and think other people who are stressed by spots probably know when one will develop.
Garnier says that it will help to fade the marks of old spots but I dont think it works in that way either and you probably just end up wasting the liquid.
I have had a my fair share of spots since getting the roll on, but I would say at least 80% of them have not become major spots or even little spots thanks to the roll on.
I will feel bad if you get it and it doesn't work for you, because there has been a lot of times when I have read reviews about spot fighting products only to find it doesn't work, but I can only say that it worked for me.
Maybe the best thing about it though is that it has really stopped me worrying about getting spots. When I get one I still hate it, but I have stopped worrying in between spots because I know that there is a large possibility that if I get one the roll-on will take care of it.
Garnier Pure Active Spot Roll-On Soothing Relief is perfect for spot-prone skin / This formula was specifically designed to protect against the appearance of spots and marks to leave your skin looking and feeling fresh / This instant double action contains Salicylic Acid works to deeply purify your pores / Also enriched with blueberry extracts which fight to reduce the appearance of marks / '