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As a teen breakouts are rather annoying and frankly rather embarrassing. Because of this i was on the look for spot cream so i thought i'd give this ago. The packet says it contain benzyl peroxide an ingredient which most people know is supposed to reduce spots. Although it doesn't contain a lot of it i still thought it's be good. The cream comes in a small black tube which to be fair looks like its full of loads of cream however when you start using it you notice it goes really quickly and in doesn't last longer than say 4 months which in my opinion isn't very good considering the 6 pound price tag. It says to apply twice to any spot that occurs. This i did on some large spots and yes they did reduce a bit but were still visible and it took almost 2 maybe more weeks for it to completely disappear. It's even worse on small spots as it doesn't even remove them and it does nothing. The only time it works is if you can feel a spot about to form but it's not actually formed yet and it's not red only then applying cream will be effective. Overall very disappointed and would not recommend to anyone.
Oh Yes! You've got a Hot date for the weekend! Maybe this is The One?
Oh No! Your worst fears have been realised. You have woken up to an angry red spot right on the end of your hooter. What a calamity - that's going to put her off a bit!
You gaze into the mirror - it still has the dried on pus from your last Big Squeeze. This one's a Monster in the making. It's at an early stage - it isn't ready for squeezing yet. What am I going to do?
Never fear - it's only Thursday. You still have 2 days before your dream date whisks you off to her love nest, but no time to lose. You must go straight away to the bathroom cabinet and apply some Oxy On The Spot.
Friday morning - it's getting bigger and redder!
Friday lunchtime - people are pointing!
Friday evening - it's just not getting any better!
Saturday morning - it's no good - hot date now decidedly lukewarm!
In our house, Oxy On The Spot just doesn't "hit the spot". Compared to Quinoderm, our favourite brand of spot zapper, it is much less effective.
It comes in a small tube and is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. It is to be applied once a day and massaged into the affected area. The active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide but the concentration is low compared to other like products. You are advised not to use it near the eyes, lips or mouth. (This seems odd, since many spots choose to break the surface near the lips or mouth!)
You are also warned that the product may have a bleaching effect on coloured fabrics so if you apply it at night, put on an old pillowcase and top sheet at bedtime. Actually, don't bother because in my opinion this product is not fit for purpose. I certainly wouldn't recommend it.
Spotty Herbert has to bide his time. One day he'll be spot free.
I have been a long term acne sufferer and have tried most things including this product - Oxy on the spot.
The main ingredient in the Oxy on the Spot cream is Benzyl Peroxide. If any of you out there are also long term acne sufferers then I am sure you will be aware of this ingredient. With regards to this particular product the strength of Benzyl Peroxide is 2.5%. I think 2.5% is the lowest available, also available over the counter are strengths of 5% and 10% however these are not necessarily by the manufacturer 'Oxy'.
I personally have sensitive skin so when reviewing this product I am talking from my own perspective.
I found Oxy on the spot a good product for drying up the odd spot or small area of spots, it didn't really work to well on my skin when using on large areas due to it drying my skin up too much. I also found Oxy on the spot useful for preventing under the skin spots from coming through, when I say under the skin I mean the ones where you get a pink blob on your skin and it hurts when touched.
The cream is easily absorbed into the skin and you could easily apply it before going out without anyone being able to see it on your skin. Oxy on the spot is designed to be applied to skin once a day and I would advise everyone to stick to these instructions as I mistakenly got carried away and applied twice a day, which lead to flaky, dry skin and eventually a redness where I had applied the cream.
I felt Oxy on the Spot was not really a prevention cream but something more so to apply once you had the break out, which for many is not really ideal.
If you have never used a Benzyl Peroxide based product before I would strongly advise you wash your hands thoroughly after use, as this product can bleach materials - I speak from experience!
Overall I would recommend anyone with acne or the odd spot to buy this as it does help to clear the skin however can lead to very dry skin. To overcome this I would advise applying a moisturiser daily. This product will not suit everyone and will not provide results for everyone but I would definitely say its worth a go.
Ok, I am 30 and still getting really red and angry spots. I have tried everything, you can name them, I had them. I used to use Oxy when I was about 18 but my face was really dry and I gave up using it. Till about a month ago when I got again really angry and red spots. Went to my local pharmacist and asked him to recommend me something and he suggested OXY. I wish I had not listened to him! I bought them for £4.67, the tube itself is really small although it's quite handy as you can carry it in your handbag.
I applied the cream after washing and toning my face, and straight away it stinged and my face became bleached on the spot. I am so grateful that I only applied it on 3 spots at the beginning. I tried to wash it off and apply moisturizer, it helped a bit. The next day I still could not decide whether I should apply it or not, but I gave it a go, did on one spot at time. It was much better feeling but it did nothing to reduce the redness and angryness of the spot. I applied it for about a week,than gave it up, it dried my face again very quickly and had to apply moisturizer more often meaning that I developed quite a lot of black spots. At the moment I'm using a prescribed cream by my doctor and my face is improving day by day, I wish I'd gone to see my GP earlier-it should have saved me an awfully lot of money. Overall I would not recommend this product if you have sensitive skin, go to your GP instead!
Bought this product with not a lot of hope I must say ( had already tried far more expensive products, Badescu etc... without a lot of success...). I don't have terrible skin, but recurrent spots in the same places no matter what I do :(
It's a smallish tube, well packaged, and cost around 5 pounds more or less. I got mine from Sainsburys where there was a big range of Oxy products on sale.
I started applying it in evenings after washing my face. It didn't overly sting which was nice. I did this over a week or so and saw nothing notable. Spots had not subsided, redness still there, still painful. So, I applied it in the morning as well. Started getting really dry face (think I went a bit far in the hope that too much was better than not enough!!!) and, again, no real visible benefits.
After 5 days of applying morning and night, I had finished the tube (so that's one week of just evenings then 5 days of morning and night). If I had seen something to inspire me, I would have bought more, but unfortunately, not the right one for me.
A few years ago i had extremely bad acne. I tried everything, including this. During my really bad acne stage this was not too useful, it helped a bit but if i used it too much my skin would go red and dry and make it look even worse. This was especialy true if i applied it near my lips, as it would make my lips appear swollen.
I went to a doctor about my acne and went on various medications to no avail, so i got refered to a dermatologist and went on roaccutane. A harsh drug but it worked for me. Now i only have a few small spots, nothing like they used to be. I am so glad I used it and reccomend it to anyone if you can handle the side effects.
Oxy, now, works a treat for me with my few spots. I often find that, if you feel a spot forming, get ice and rub it on it, then apply oxy on the spot. do this as often as you remember. Dont forget to apply some moisturiser afterwards.
If you have a spot on your lip do not use this, as it really does make it 10 times worse.
'Oxy on the spot' contains Benzoyl Peroxide which is meant to kill the bacteria that causes spots and reduce the swelling. After trying various brands of spot cream i thought i would have one last try of over the counter stuff before going to the doctors for some stronger stuff.
I applied the cream as per the instructions ; I washed my face wish luke warm water in order to open the pours and then i used cotton to apply the cream to the infected areas of my face, taking care not to spread it. I did this for a few days and what i did notice was greasier skin and more pronounced spots, i continued for another week or so and nothing got better so i quit using it and the spots reduce back to the usual size/soreness.
After this i went to the doctors and got prescribed Fucidin Cream, after a course of this my spots have pretty much gone away.
So my final thoughts on this product are whilst it may work for some people with very minor spots, for others it may agitate the skin even more so i recommend going to the Doctor and see if you can get prescribed Fucidin Cream.
I found that Oxy on the spot started working around a day after applying it, I only bought this on Tuesday and applied it on to the little breakout of spots i had on my chin Tuesday night. its now saturday morning and they have almost cleared up! which im glad about! without makeup they are still visible but arent really big, dry and red like they were before. only 2 are slightly visible but i wear foundation so they can hardly be seen!
i bought this for £2.50 at boots here in plymouth, so for that price it aint too bad!! I was a bit scared to use it though as i read some reviews also the same day of buying it and saw thatit had caused people problems, and i have sensitive skin so it did put me off but i had nothing else apart from clearasil which didnt seem to be working! I also read in the instructions with this pack that it could make my skin red and cause it to peel slightly, but i had no peeling, just dryness. and they were already red before i put this cream on!
I apply this cream to the spots once a day after ive cleansed my skin, and i keep it in the fridge so its nice and cool when i put it on my skin! once my skin is used to the 2.5% benozyl peroxide ill use it more often on any pesky spots!! For £2.50 this is a really good product even if you do have sensitive skin!
Benzoyl Peroxide (B.P) cream such as Oxy on the spot (as well as Oxy 5 and Oxy 10) kill the bacteria that causes spots. Using a cold pack on the area where you have spots before and after you apply the cream (which should be kept in the fridge) helps to bring down the swelling around the spots so that the active ingredients can get in and kill off all of that nasty bacteria! I've been using this procedure for quite a while now, and it really works. Using the cold pack to cool your skin before the cream is applied and then for around ten minutes after really does take down the swelling and redness. I saw results in 24 hours. I started off using Oxy5 (5% B.P) which I found was quite good, but then I changed to Oxy10 (10% B.P) which really dried out my skin, I only used it once and had flaky skin for about 2 weeks! So I went for Oxy on the spot which is only 2.5% B.P and I'm seeing much better results and less dryness.
I would like to add a word of warning to the previous, very helpful, opinion on this product. Do PLEASE take great care when using it, believe what they say about the risks and DO NOT exceed the recommended dosage. I've used this product off and on for a few months, and to be honest I don't think I've noticed much benefit. The spots may clear up slightly more quickly, but whether it's as a result of this product, or something un-related, I also seem to have had more spots recently than before I started using it. Hopefully just a coincidence. But on to the crux of my story. I don't suffer from spots all that often, but when I do I tend to get several at once, and so I tried using this cream. It does tingle for a little while after application, and you can almost feel your pores opening up, so it definitely feels like it's working. BUT, trust me, please don't be tempted to apply the cream more frequently than the instructions state. I was, recently, after an unusually bad breakout on my chin. The cream seemed to be helping, and as on a particular day I happened to wash my face more often than usual, I re-applied the cream each time, thinking I'd probably washed off what little may be left. I didn't feel I was applying it excessively, maybe five or six times on that day. There was no immediate obvious effect, however when I woke up the next morning, my skin felt sore and itchy. It felt very much like severe sunburn, and any of you who have experienced that will understand how uncomfortable it was. In fact, as I'd been in the sun a little the day before, I at first thought that was what it was. However, when I looked in the mirror I realised the truth. My skin was red, blotchy and swollen, but only on my chin and the sides of my nose, exactly where I had applied the spot cream the day before. There were also some slight patches on my lower cheeks, where the bits of the cream had been spread by the edg
es of my fingers. The discomfort is severe, and has so far lasted two full days. The stuff has basically burnt me, and not insignificantly. On my chin especially, the skin is red and inflamed, with what appear to be tiny blisters. It feels taut and itchy, and the surface is dry and flaky, exactly as you might expect from a burn, or excess exposure to the sun. While I realise I have only myself to blame - the instructions did state quite clearly how often the cream should be used - I want to make sure no-one else has to suffer the same experience. It is very tempting to re-apply the cream, when you feel it is working, and although the leaflet does urge caution, I don't believe it makes clear enough the severity of the possible reaction. I wouldn't advise that the creams should not be used - it is helpful - but please follow the instructions very carefully, and DO NOT apply more frequently than they suggest.
Don't you just hate that advert though?! Why, oh why, oh why does it always happen? You know what I mean...... the day you plan to do something out of the ordinary you wake up and feel that little tingling sensation..... "OH NO" is usually the normal response.... then, sure enough, after confirming it for yourself in the mirror, you've got one of those little red blighters staring back at you. People no longer talk to you, they talk to *IT*. First things first: ~ Does it work!?!?! ~ This is the most important question of all. And the answer? Yes and a bit of no. If your expecting miracles then please look away now. The back of the bottle/instructions make it sound *so* good [as you'd expect]. The instructions found inside the packet warn of the dangers of using it. [Sounds good, the more dangerous something is the more you'd expect it to work!] It also claims that this may dry your skin and you'll feel a tingly feeling when you first apply it. Personally I didn't feel a thing, no tingles, no burning, nothing! On using this product on a few occasions though I would say that it does help combact spots quicker than they'd normally linger around for. Generally they do dry up quicker.... not over night though! (Pity!) ~ How's it work?? ~ Well this tube is found infront of the counter, so, as you'd expect, it doesn't contain much of the active ingredients. The active ingredient found in this stuff goes by the name of benzoyl peroxide (theres 2.5% in this particular product). This is supposed to dry the spot up. Other ingredients: isopropyl palmitate polyethelene glycol(1000) monostearate glyceryl monostearate propylene glycol stearic acid zinc stearate and ..... drum role please..... the faithful water!! [makes a change, they norma
lly fob it off as "aqua"!] Personally, me doing chemistry and all, I can't see what any of those do to your skin.... never heard of the first one, the second one, well thats just polythene (lol, bit of plastic in it then!), not sure about the next two. Oh well, I guess the people at Oxy know what they're doing. ~ Is it worth the money? ~ To be honest I can't remember how much I payed, I got it from Asda a while ago and think it was about £3.50. The tube contains 20g, but, seen as its for use on individual spots it lasts a while [well I make it last a while!] I guess its worth a try, some things work better than others for some people. I suppose i've just not found the right product yet!