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Having suffered from an awful outbreak in mid-November, I tried a plethora of spot treatments, and Dr Spot was the only one that didn't dry my skin out to an uncomfortable degree. The product worked fast on a severe outbreak, but didn't leave me with red or flaking patches or the need to apply a lot of moisturiser after use. It was also suitable for use under makeup, which was fantastic as I've found that applying makeup over spot treatments can often result in very patchy coverage or peeling. The product was not stinging when applied as many other products can be. There is no unpleasant chemical smell, which is a bonus as many spot treatments can make the eyes water, and prolonged use (over Christmas and well into January) has not had any adverse effects on my skin, or made my breakouts any more frequent. I will be continuing to use this product.
Absolutely ages ago, I got a discounted box of Soap and Glory goodies from Boots. One of the last things I had to use up was this Dr Spot: Invisible Spot-Fighting Gel. Soap and Glory does skincare as well as body care and I've tried a few of these items - albeit with mixed results - so I decided to give it a go.
My Dr Spot came in a cardboard box with bright, rather busy pink packaging with a vintage-style picture on the side. Inside the box is a smaller white bottle - which does make the box look a bit misleading, although the amount of product included is clearly stated on the box. It's worth noting that the packaging for this product has now changed: it now comes in a tube, rather like a salve or serum.
Soap and Glory describe the product as an "Invisible Spot-Fighting Gel with clog-clearing salicylic and lactic acids". They state that 82% of product testers said that Dr Spot improved spots without drying out the skin. A handy tip to reduce the appearance of spots is also included: they can be neutralised with green concealer followed by a light dusting of translucent powder.
The white lid of the bottle can be removed and you press the pump dispenser to get the gel out. Unfortunately the tube is white and made of solid plastic so there's no way of knowing how much you have left - although this problem is eliminated with the new design.
The gel is clear and has a reasonably thick consistency. If you are careful, it's easy enough to dispense only what you need - which is a relatively small amount. Simply dab the gel onto your spots, or anywhere else you think you might need it - I sometimes spread a very thin layer on my nose and chin, where my skin is oiliest.
Unfortunately I do find that this gel stings a little. It doesn't make my skin red or visibly irritated, but it can be a bit painful, particularly if I have applied a bit much. Sometimes I end up wiping it off, although if I can endure it, the stinging goes away after a while.
It's always hard to tell how effective spot creams and gels are - spots go away by themselves eventually, so how do you know if the product you are using is responsible? I must say, after using this product for a few months, it does seem to be making a difference - spots appear to shrink more quickly and become less noticeable in a shorter space of time. No spot cream is a miracle worker, removing spots immediately, and this is no exception, but it does seem to be having a positive effect. It is true, too, that the gel does not dry out the skin.
Only a tiny amount of gel is needed, and my bottle has lasted a long time - even though, as mentioned above, I have no way of knowing if it is about to run out. Currently the product is priced at £8 for 15ml of product: pricey, but long-lasting.
This is a reasonably effective product, but personally I wouldn't buy it again, simply because of the stinging. Simple's spot roll-on produces the same effect without the pain, so I think I will be going for that instead.
Soap and Glory - Dr Spot Invisible spot fighting gel
Until recently I had not really tried any Soap and Glory products, I had thought the packing very gimmicky and quite honestly did not take them seriously. I was 100% sure they were just a fad and would soon be on the reduced shelf, I was however wrong and slowly hearing good review after good review about several products I was finally tempted.
I have always suffered from spot's, nothing really seems to work continuously for me and I get some very nasty spots. Now the spots I am most prone to are very large inflamed red one's that are very hot and sometimes painful. As such I am always on the look out for products to help reduce the redness and inflammation. A friend told me that she had found the Soap and Glory Dr Spot product invaluable and said that it clears her spots right up. So when I next visited Boots I decided to give it a try.
The product came in a cardboard box as in the image above, however the product is now in a small silver metal tube with the usual Soap and Glory pink colouring. There is a pink circle at the top end of the tube with the Soap & Glory logo in a white font, below this is another much larger white circle with the following text " oh no! This can't be happening. Somebody help! Call Dr Spot." There is then a dark pink strip, again back in the white font it informs us that the product is "invisible spot-fighting gel" Lastly at the very base of the tube there is a paler pink circle that contains a smaller font with the following text " with clog-clearing salicylic & lactic acids. Fights stubborn spots immediately after application. Dermalogically tested"
On the back of the tube there is another small pink circle with a Union Jack flag inside informing us that this product is "supporting the clean of England since 2006." I am assuming this is part of their advertising campaign but I am not familiar with it. Next are the instructions, "Out Damned spot : Drop a daub of Dr Spot on whenever and wherever, to help calm and sooth your spots."
It goes on to warn users to not get any of this product in their eyes and if they do, to rinse with water. Other than that the tube has the company address and website address.
THE PRODUCT ....
The Gel has a really nasty scent to it when you open the tube, I am not sure what it is but I really do not like it and it smells far from natural. To use you simply open the tube and squeeze a small amount on to clean fingers, then work gently into the spot. The Gel itself is clear and is not visible when you first apply to the skin. I do find that it leaves a tacky residue on my skin though that over a few hours does start flaking and pealing.
DOES IT WORK ....
This product really has not worked for me, I do use it some nights and sometimes the spots are a little better but I am not sure if this is the product or if they simply were already going down. I have honestly not seen the vast improvement that other people have stated.
WHERE TO BUY & COST ....
Soap and Glory is available from Boots stores, www.boots.com and www.soapandglory.com priced £8 However if you buy from Boot's Soap and Glory products are often included in 3 for 2 discounts.
Boots claims the following :-
SALICYLIC ACID, a beta-hydroxy acid that helps fight spots not only by gently peeling away clogged up dead skin cells, but reducing inflammation in the follicle
* WITCH HAZEL to balance the surface PH of the skin
* VITAMINS A, C, E & B3 for skin conditioning, exfoliating, dark spot brightening, and circulation stimulating
* LIQUORICE AND GINGER BARK help to relieve irritation and inflammation, and to slow the secretions of oil from the glands
Sounds so nice and natural doesn't it? However here is the full list of ingredients, a little more off putting lol.
Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat, Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Niacinamide, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl Soy Sulfonate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Cymbopogon Shoenanthus Oil, Linalool, Propylene Glycol, Limonene, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Betaine, Citronellol, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, Sorbitol, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Glycyyhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Sodium PCA, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Geraniol, Citral, Farnesol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Benzoate, Retinyl Palmitate, Yucca Schidigera Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Gellidiela Acerosa Extract, Proline, Poterium Officinale Root Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Serine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine, Alanine, Arginine, Threonine, Allyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Retinol, Polysorbate 20
Unfortunately this product really is not for me, I am working my way through the tube but I do not think I can give it more than 1 star out of 5. It smells awful, leaves a tacky residue and if left on for several hours stars pealing off. On top of this I have not seen any improvement to my spots. Sorry Soap and Glory, not for me!
I don't actually get spots very often at all, but when I do my spot treatment of choice is usually tea tree oil. I wasn't too impressed when I received the Soap & Glory spot treatment, Dr Spot last Christmas as I was worried that it might actually make my skin worse as most of Soap & Glory's products are quite chemical heavy and heavily fragranced.
Despite my doubts I did try it a few times and I have been very unimpressed with it, so I'm glad I didn't waste my own money of it! I think it usually retails at around £8 for 15ml which would be a reasonable price if it was actually any good, but it isn't. It might work better for other people with different skin types but for me it's really not made even the slightest difference and it has not helped get rid of spots faster.
I broke out in a couple of spots last week (not sure why) - one of my forehead and one on the side of my cheek, which were those hard, painful sort of spots which were very red. I applied a small amount of this to each spot and the next day my spots were still just as big, sore and red looking as they had been before I applied the spot treatment, yet they were a little flaky and the skin surrounding the spots where a tiny bit of the product had been looked dry too. After persevering with the product for a good few days and seeing absolutely no reduction in the size or redness of my two spots I resorted to some tea tree oil which dried them up in a couple of days and before long they were gone!
Not only does this product not work, but the design of the tube that it comes in is useless as even if I squeeze the tube very gently a lot of product comes out and there's no way to get it back in to the tube so it goes to waste. As for the smell, this doesn't smell anything like the fruity, sweet scent that most Soap & Glory products have. It is a harsh, strong, strange scent which I don't like at all.
Another thing worth mentioning is that Soap & Glory describe this as being an 'invisible' spot fighting gel, but it is actually visible on the skin and it just sits on the skin rather than absorbing into the skin or anything. I am not able to apply make-up or anything over the top else it smears the product everywhere so I when I used it I applied it on a night time before bed. I won't be using it again though because it isn't a very good product at all.
It does not help clear up spots or even reduce any redness and for this reason I am only going to give it one out of five stars. It is also very expensive for such a poor quality product, it smells strange and the packaging isn't very practical. I actually can't think of anything positive to say about it! All in all I do not recommended this product.
My skin is a lot better now that I'm in my late twenties but I still have the tendency to develop spots now and again. Although I only get a few, it's not a good look so I wanted to find a spot zapper to speed up the healing process and get them gone as quickly as possible. For this reasons I chose Dr. Spot by Soap & Glory.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to get rid of spots quickly by drying up the blemish itself. It clears out pores and sloughs off dead skin cells without drying up the skin surrounding the spot. It contains Lavender which soothes the area too.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to clean skin. You squeeze a small amount of the product and dab it onto the blemish itself. The product can be applied to a blemish as soon as you notice it growing. The product can be reapplied as often as required.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a silver metallic thin tube. It has some pretty decoration on the front using pinks and greens, and some extra information is given about the product in Soap & Glory's quirky way. It has a white screw top lid and the dispenser is a nozzle which allows you to apply the product directly onto the blemish. The product will cost you around £8 for 15ml of the spot zapper. It can be bought from Boots and also from a range of online websites.
The product has quite a light consistency and it has the texture of a gel. It has a cloudy colour and because of the nozzle, it is easy to apply directly to a spot. This makes it a hygienic product to use because you wouldn't be transferring any germs back and forth. You can't feel the product on the spot itself and it doesn't hurt or irritate the area so it can't be too strong. It takes a little while for the product to dry on the area and when it does dry, it goes over the top of the spot instead of sinking into the spot. Because of the way it dries, I've found that make up doesn't apply over the top too well and it makes it look like you've got flakey skin so I tend to use it over night so I can leave it on for a long time.
This product doesn't seem to stop a blemish from forming, no matter how early I use this product. If I apply it to a spot which is in full force, it does seem to speed up the healing process and they go away quicker than I would have expected. Of course I have no idea how long it would have actually hung around for without having used this product but I have to assume it would have been longer. It doesn't dry out the surrounding skin as long as you don't get the product on the area.
All in all, this product does speed up the drying process of angry spots a little bit. It doesn't seem to prevent them appearing, even if you catch them early and it isn't a miracle worker but it is a helping hand. The product is expensive but you use such a tiny amount each time that it should last for well over a year. This product won't blow you away but it will speed up the healing process.
As I've said before I'm a massive fan of most if not all soap and glory products, I tend to stick mostly with the toiletries and bath products however seeing as I do have a fairly spotty complexion I thought I'd give Dr Spot a try, why not? All the other products seem to be above and beyond what they claim to be on the packet. I purchased this product in boots around Christmas time in the 3 for 2 offer, the RRP for it is £8.00, I got this as my free product, however seeing as it's such a tiny pot I would have been put off if I was actually paying for it.
The product is supposed to reduce and fight spots and spot breakouts on your face and reduce the redness, for me personally I just wanted it to get rid of the spots already on my face. The product I have comes in a little white dispenser bottle which makes it extremely easy to apply and also to manage how much of the product you use, however recently in boots I saw this product in a squeezy tube, so I'm under the impression that the packaging may have changed. Nether the less the white dispenser is very well made and easy to carry in your handbag in case of emergencies or overnight sleeps.
When applying the product you only need to put a tiny bit of pressure on the dispensing pump and the product comes out smoothly and with ease, unlike some dispensers where you have to press down several times until something comes out. The product itself is a non-sticky gel substance which is easy to wash off of your hands and clothes if you spill or misplace some. Once you have a bit of the product ready to apply ( I like to put it on a make-up sponge so the dirt from my fingers don't go into my pores) you just dab the gel onto and around the areas which needs a little help.
When you've applied the product it does make your skin a little shiny however in around 30 minutes it dries up and tends to leave your skin softer rather than oily and shiny, because of this I recommend that you apply this product around an hour before you plan on leaving the house.
The effects of the product is not instant, however you can notice some reduction of the spots through the day. The spots tend to become more flesh toned and smaller in size, I've also noticed that the painful spots start to become more bearable, so maybe a pain relief too?
As I said I got this product around Christmas and I'm still on the same pot at the moment, which i use a couple times a week as my spots have decreased a lot, this could be due to age or the product, maybe both. The £8 is quite expensive if you're on a tight budget but if you use this product sparingly then you're sure to get your money's worth.
Overall the product does reduce spots but it doesn't totally abolish them, so maybe not the bet option if you're desperate for your spots to instantly disappear. The product also leaves your face feeling a little smoother an softer which are some additional perks.
Luckily, I have never been one to suffer with spots or outbreaks, however, recently spots and outbreaks have appeared on numerous occasions, so I felt it was time to do something about it.
Personally, I have never been a huge believer in spot creams, remedies and gels as any that I have used in the past are often very disappointing and tend to do nothing. Though, due to outbreaks occurring more often I decided to test out a new spot cream. Having already tried the likes of freederm, witch Hazel, simple, sudocrem, etc I decided that anything would be worth a shot...
...Which is when I found out my favourite brand, soap & glory have a spot gel out named 'Dr Spot'.
Like all Soap & Glory products it came in a retro feel, quirky box with slogans and puns written across it. Soap & Glory are exclusive to Boots and ASOS, though I am unaware as to whether this item is stocked in ASOS. From Boots it cost me £7, meaning I also received 28p in advantage card points.
When I first removed the product out of the box I saw that it was in a small White bottle with a White lid. It looks very simple only having one label on it reading 'Dr Spot'.
When I removed the lid I could see that it was a pump action dispenser, which I rather liked the idea of as when they are just in tubes the end can get quite messy!
When I first used the product I had to press down on it a few times until any was dispensed. When it was dispensed I could see that it was a clear gel that had an ever so slight fruity scent.
There are no real instructions that come with this, except apply over spot, which seems obvious. To do so I used a very small amount to create a thin layer over chosen area.
When doing so I did feel the gel burn my skin ever so slightly, which I can't say was unpleasant, however, was not what I expected!
The gel dries clear, so you could wear it alone or over or under make up as no one would notice. However I did notice that when wearing it underneath make up it tended to make my make up look like it was peeling and that my skin was dry.
I did not see any changes immediately, however throughout the day the redness of my skin/ spit did reduce, however not much can be said for the size if the spot. Yet, with continuous use over the next few days I did notice the size of the spot reduce, aswell as the quality of my skin improving.
I would definitely not say that this is a miracle remedy, however, with continuous use over 3-4 days the quality of my skin and over all appearance of spits definitley improved. It did not get rid of my spots by any means, yet the reduced redness and smaller spot size definitely make it look like it had done something!
Overall I would reccomend this item if you are looking for a quickish fix to improve size and redness of spots, however if you want to completely clear your skin, I guess you could go asking for a miracle!
I tried this product about a year ago as my skin used to be terrible and was always breaking out into bursts of acne and I had loads of spots that wouldn't seem to budge. I bought it from Boots, where it now costs £7.15. It was on offer at the time I bought it so I saved some money, I'm glad I did because this sadly didn't work for me.
The packaging of course is gorgeous. It always is with Soap and Glory products. It always draws me to them when I'm in Boots. Compared to the other products in the aisle these products all seem to stand out to me most and catch my eye because they are all shades of pinks and they all look really cute and pretty and girly. I like the name of this product too, Dr Spot. It seems more fun than most of the relatively boring names that other products like it are called. So yes I fell victim to the marketing trickery and bought this product based mainly on the packaging. You should never judge a book by its cover- I was about to learn this the hard way...
The product contains salicylic & lactic acids. It says on the bottle it will not dry out your skin however I found that this did dry out the skin around some of my spots. I put this on a big spot that I had and it reduced it by the tiniest, teeniest amount and seemed to dry up the skin around it. To the rest of my spots this seemed to make no different whatsoever. This was the first time I tried it so I persisted and used this every day for a couple of weeks but after seeing no changes at all I became disheartened and gave up using it. I was very disappointed as normally Soap and Glory products seem to work really well for me but sadly this one just didn't have any effect on my skin at all.
I have tried loads of other spot products and finally found one containing salicylic acid, like this one, but which works way better for me. It is also a lot cheaper than this one and comparing the two is like comparing the Queen to Frank Gallagher! (this one being like Frank Gallagher) So basically this one just wasn't for me. On the other hand I have heard other people saying this has worked for them, so maybe it will work for you? All I know is different spot treatments work for different people so if you have spots and still haven't found one which works for you then if this is on offer and not too expensive it might be worth trying it just to see if it helps your skin. But for me, this didn't work.
After a recent bout of spot flare ups after some medication didn't suit me i wanted to get rid of these little blighters. Whats upsetting me most is i'm 37years old and never had many spots as a teen, now they come back to haunt me!. I've tried most products from pens to creams from the docs so when i spotted ha ha this and was made by my fave brand , I just had to try! .
As many ladies and girlies know the Soap&Glory founder is a fab lady called Marcia Kilgore . She set up the brand in 2006 and i've just found out that she launched the FitFlop footwear in 2007 ( what a woman! ) Many strings to her bow this lady! I am the kind of person that does tend to believe brands and manufacturers claims that this and that product works wonders but i do like to do a bit of seeking and digging first just to know what other people think of products, thats where dooyoo comes to my aid. Like i say my breakout of ummmm not so nice zits are very sore at the moment and i am very embaressed about them ( although my lovely hubby says you can't see them YEAH RIGHT PULL OTHER 1 ! ) Medication spots as i call them i think are different to normal teenage spots and the like as they seem to be that much harder to zap and remove or even cover up, so i wanted a treatment that was going to take no prisoners! I wanted to fight this breakout tooth and nail so went to my trusted Boots and searched for a hard nut , no games , i'm not messing about SPOT KILLER!
With all Soap&Glory products you can always count on the slogan on the packaging to hit you full on ( well DrSpot is kind of in ya face! ) So it's the usual pink box with the headline 'Oh no! This can't be happening Somebody help! Call DrSPOT. When it said Dr on the front it did make me think it was really tough and medicinal so i got my purse out and took my advantage card to the checkout and parted with my dosh. When i got home i investigated thurther and put my glasses on to try to read the bumf on the back , very small writting of ingredients that i won't even begin to write as there is loads but one that popped out at the bottom is RETINOL!, surely not the Retinol that i've heard of! It does list Whitch Hazel , Lavender , that are trusted in the medicinal world especially against spots. I took out the container and was a little disheartened to find it really small and gave it a shake and it didn't seem like there was any product in there but there was. I think there should be a leaflet in the box but i didn't get one as there is no directions on the pump or the box, suppose it's common sense but i would have liked a bit of info. The little and i mean little pump type tube ( measures just under 8cm for anybody interested )and thats with the lid , is smooth and does just fit nicely in your hand and i would think you could use this discreetly if at work or out and about.
The tube has a little pump just under the lid that allows the liquid to leave the tube on to your finger nicely (will explain little more about the pro's and cons to this a little later ).
It states on the box that it has clog-clearing salicylic & lactic acids so thats going to help combat the pores becoming clogged up with gunk and yuk! . I think it only comes in one size and that is 15ml doesn't seem alot but it does go along way.
When i first came to try this out i was too heavy handed and pressed the pump right to the bottom so loads came out ,so a little tip is just a little squirt so slightly on the pump allows the liquid to dispence.
The liquid is clear, i found it a little sticky but is really invisible as it states on the box. When i first applied the product it had a slight alcohol smell to it it wasn't nasty but with all the bumf whats in there i expected that
and the scent didn't seem to linger on my face ( mainly jawbone area ). I have been told that spots on the jawline are due to hormones and spots on the temples are usually down to stress!.
I was quite impressed at first as some little pimples were starting to rear there ugly heads so i applied a little liquid and sat and waited for the DR to work it's magic. ( A little of does it work later SORRY! )
HOW WHEN TO APPLY
Like i said it doesn't state when to use this liquid so off my own back i use as often as i feel the need , really every few hours or when i feel like the product has sunken in and after the normal cleansing routine.
It must be applied with clean fingers or a cotton bud and the skin should be clean and dry.
If i have used too much of this it becomes quite bitty and rubs off in small clumps kind of like my face is peeling ( not a good look ) So little and often is the way i use it.
It does tell you on the box SUNBURN ALERT because it does contain alpha acid that could make skin more sensitive to harmful rays so recommends using a sunscreen and wear protective clothing whilst using the liquid and for a few weeks post using ( ummm are they in England ). The usual with Soap&Glory is don't allow into the eyes if you do rinse immediately with clean water, i havn't tried this and don't intend to as i feel it would be a stinger and bloodshot eyes for a long while so be warned!.
DOES IT REALLY ZAP ZITS!
Well i found that little pimples you know the kind that normal people have that probably just pop up and don't cause too much trouble like the few that appeared asoon as i opened the box did seem to fade and dry out. This is not going to banish spots on the SPOT ( sorry bad pun ), But in time a few days deppending on the seriousness of the lodger that has decided to take up occupancy on my usual blemish free face, They do seem to fade but as for the medication zits ( 'Medication is all you need' ) as in the song and mine at the moment are Record Breakers! Are really stubborn and have dried up slightly but will take more time GRRRRRRR!.
I do use face masks , scrubs and potions and lotions you name it i use it, so my spots are down to the meds. For more normal people out there and i know all the dooyoo team are normal so this should work on you guys but for those poor soles like me get a paper bag, i have, NO ONLY CODDING ( Not a spelling mistake i say codding instead of kidding ). I did find that the area around the spot became dry and i have also used this as a combat on areas that are spot free so the little mites won't try to break through the Dr liquid!
GET YOUR HARD EARNED OUT!
I bought this on a weekend that was an ok day pain wise so my hubby took me to buy as i said at Boots.
RETAILING AT £7.15 and as it was 3 for 2 on the 26/02/2011 i got two other S&G products as well ( will review sometime )
Think i got 28points with this alone it's hard to say as i bought other items aswell.
SO WOULD I RECOMMEND AFTER ALL THAT
I think this can be used for nice little pimples and blemishes so goes without saying if you have the odd slight breakout then go for this if you do have the horrible pleasure of more stubborn spots or the mad breakout through certain meds then i personally wouldn't waste your lolly! But is handy to have when my blighters have moved and been evicted from my face just incase i get the odd blemish like i used to not so long ago arrrrr . I have been using for about 6weeks and seem like there is quite a bit left, so i would say it lasts a good few months depending on usage.
WHERE TO PURCHASE
A BOOTS STORE AND WWW.BOOTS.COM and don't forget to look at treat street while you are there.
Postage and packaging apply with Boots and Ebay.
HOW MANY SPOTS ERR I MEANS STARS WOULD I GIVE THIS
A sit on the fence slightly 3*** out of 5*****
As I have said in my other reviews I love Soap & Glory products. When they launched their skincare range this was one of the first items I got. It comes in a small container with a pump dispenser it costs £7 for 15ml of product. It comes in the usual S&G skincare packaging with a whitty comment on the front of the box. Kepp an eye out in Boots for 3 for 2 on S&G as they frequently have them.
I don't suffer from spots very often, but over the years whenever I have had one I have tried the usual tea tree oil sticks and witch hazel products which have always irritated my sensitive skin. Soap & Glory claim that this product will clear spots and unclog pores. It contains salicylic acid which reduces inflamation, witch hazel which helps balance the skin, vitamins a, c, e & b3 which condition the skin and liquorice to relieve inflamation. The packaging advises it is for all skin types. It advises that you can use it whenever necessary. When dispensed the product is a clear gel, it does smell slightly clinical as do most anti-bacterial products. I only needed to use the smallest amount. It dries very quickly and leaves no residue.
After a day or so of use I noticed my red spots appeared less angry and started to dry up. It did not have any adverse reaction on my skin which is normally quite sensitive. This is one of the best spot fighters I have tried. I bought it over a year ago and there is still a lot in there. I have also used it on cuts and grazes when I didn't have any savlon or anything similar to use, I found it to be effective for that purpose too.
It is small enough to fit in your bag and take with you and you could pput it over makeup during the day. I would recommend this to anyone who suffers the odd blemish as it contains a lot of good spot fighting ingredients and does what it says on the box.
I have keratosis pilaris, and read that products containing lactic acid and salcylic acid would be helpful in combatting KP. I found Dr Spot and it looked like it was going to be suitable, after all, it contains both the recommended acids and says on the back of the packet that it can be applied anywhere on your body.
It's a small bottle, but so little gel needs to be used that it looks like it will last a long time. It cost £7 approx. The gel is indeed clear and invisible once applied and doesn't have a horrid smell.
I applied the gel on my arms, as this is where I have KP. Less than twenty-four hours later, I noticed that my left inside forearm had a few more spots. I chose to ignore it, in case it was just coincedence that they had developed after using Dr Spot. However, I applied it again later that day, and woke up the following morning in horror. Both inside forearms were smothered in new spots- from wrist to inside elbow. Before using this product, I had no KP on my inside forearms- only on the outer forearm and all on both sides of my upper arms. I discontinued use of the product and after five days, the redness of these spots has gone down, but the spots haven't. They are no smaller, and disappointingly they do not look like they are going to go. On the outside of my right wrist I have a red patch because every pore has a spot.
It could be that I'm allergic to something in this product. These new spots aren't itchy though.
My advice is to not invest too much hope in this product working, because rather than it just doing nothing, it could aggravate your problems instead. I'm very glad I didn't use this on my face.
I don't tend to suffer massively from spots, but the ones I do get, around that time of the month, tend to be of the stubborn variety. Taking advantage of the 1/3 off all Soap and Glory at Boots, I treated myself to a Dr Spot.
The blurb on the box is the usual amusing puns and photos, along with the active ingredients (which includes witch hazel, liquorice and vitamin A). The actual container is small and white, clean and bright. It's a pump action tube and the bottle is hard plastic, not soft meaning that it's ideal for packing in your handbag as it's lightweight and sturdy.
The actual gel is clear and cool with a slightly antiseptic whiff to it. The scent doesn't last though and you don't need very much gel per spot. I found that although it definitely helped to dry out the spot and bring down the redness and the soreness, it didn't dry out the skin around it, meaning that for people like me with sensitive and super dry skin, it didn't cause any dry spots to appear. You could put it on before make up or after as it dries clear and there is no evidence of any residue.
Most importantly of all, it works. I can definitely tell the difference when I have been using it and I have noticed it helps clear up any outbreaks quickly. As a little goes a long way, my first bottle lasted nearly six months - and that was with regular usage.
As I have mentioned on a few of my reviews I rarely ever get spots but rarely isn't never so I thought Id stock up on something to fight those horrible things when they do decide to appear. Everyone knows by now what a fan I am of this range anyway so when I noticed this particular product lurking on the shelves in Boots I thought Id give it a try.
*-* The Claim: *-*
Well as you may have guessed this is a cream designed for eradicating those nasty spots that annoy the hell out of us when they appear. It promises to calm and sooth spots before eventually making them disappear completely.
And according to the Boots website 82% of people agree that this works really well and improved the appearance of their spots without drying out their skin.
*-* What Ingredients Does This Cream Contain?: *-*
(You can find a full list of ingredients on the Boots website, but I just thought Id write the main ones and their uses here =])
SALICYLIC ACID: Reduces inflammation in the follicles and unclogs pores.
WITCH HAZEL: Restores the PH balance of your skin
LIQURICE: Relieves the oil from the glands and helps with skin irritation
VITAMIN A: Conditions your skin
*-* Someone Call The Doctor, Ive Got A Spot!! *-*
I woke up weirdly enough the very next morning after I had bought this and found I had a HUGE spot on my chin, it was very red and just generally disgusting. So I decided it might be time to test this out.
All I did was dab a rather tiny amount directly onto the spot, which in all fairness did sting a little but I assumed that was good and it would get rid of the spot. The spot gel is invisible so no-one will be able to tell you have any on which is a good thing especially if you have to go out.
I didnt see immediate results by any means but after a few days of continual application I was amazed to find the spot had disappeared and as promised I had no dry skin surrounding the area or anywhere on my face for that matter.
*-* Results: *-*
Don't expect immediate results because you wont get them unless your spot is very tiny. But after using it for at least a few days you will start to see a difference and in most cases it will have completely disappeared.
Be patient and you will see positive results.
*-* Overall Opinion: *-*
I'm not sure how well this will work on people who suffer from spots quite regularly but if your like me and only have the occasional break out this does work wonders. Ive never really noticed a difference when I used these so called "spot treatments" but I was happy to find that this one kept to all it's promises and delivered fantastic results. I would say use for about 3-4 maybe even 5 days to get the best results, but don't give up hope half way through because it will pay off in the end =]
Recommended By Me
You can get a 15ml bottle of this product online at boots.com for £6.88 which is fabulous value for money because it lasts you forever.
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