Product Type: Soap & Glory body care
Newest Review: ... like a salve or serum. Soap and Glory describe the product as an "Invisible Spot-Fighting Gel with clog-clearing salicylic and lact... more
Not quite what the Dr ordered
Soap & Glory Dr Spot Invisible Spot Fighting Gel
Member Name: Torialou
Soap & Glory Dr Spot Invisible Spot Fighting Gel
Disadvantages: Cost and did not work.
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!
Summary: Expensive clear gel that did nothing for me sorry.