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Clearasil - Stop spots in their tracks.
Clearasil in General
Member Name: rubarbandginger
Clearasil in General
Advantages: Portable, low price.
Disadvantages: Dries out the skin, smells too strong, stings upon application
'The clear, fast-absorbing formula penetrates deep into the pore to effectively fight the spot at its source, before it appears! It also helps clear existing spots by visibly reducing redness and spot size.'
*~So what is it~ *
The Clearasil spot blocker looks like a pen. It's made of a clear plastic and has the Clearasil label around it. On one end there is a twist top and the other end is capped end. When you take off the cap the spot blocker is shaped like a pen, one end slanted for precision application of the gel product.
The gel comes out of the slanted end once the opposite end has been twisted. The gel has a really strong chemical smell which might be due to the Salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is the active ingredient which is what is supposed to bust those spots.
This can also be found in many other non-Clearasil products and also prescription creams and gels such as those for eczema, corns, psoriasis and acne scarring - Not a pretty thought! Clearasil state that the salicylic acid is supposed to reduce redness and inflammation and stopping those pimples in their tracks.
*~Benefits of Use~*
Clearasil state that the benefits of use are as follows;
Helps to stop spots before they become visible.
It helps to clear existing acne by reducing overall redness and size.
The Clearasil blocker pen is designed to be precise and portable.
The Clearasil spot blocker pen is scientifically and dermatologically tested.
*~Directions of use~*
1. Ensure that the new product has not been opened.
2. Take off the lid and turn the end.
3. When you see the clear gel coming out of the slanted end, apply it directly to your spots and pimples.
4. Apply a thin layer to the affected area and leave to dry.
5. Apply the opposite end until you see the clear gel coming out of the slanted end. Press the slanted end directly onto your spot or pimples and apply a thin layer of gel.
6. Apply 1 to 3 times per day.
7. Re-apply the lid when you're finished using the pen to stop the gel from drying out
I purchased this from Poundland for, you guessed £1. I have a love for skin care and keeping my face looking fresh and healthy but I do break out in spots around my time of the month. I thought I would give it a go as Clearasil have a good name and great reviews.
I first tried this out as soon as I got home, after twisting the end a few times I applied the gel to the spots on my chin and forehead. It stung quite a bit but as they say 'no pain, no gain'. I reapplied this at bedtime as the directions state that it's best to use this twice a day. The next day my spots where angry and red but I gave it the benefit of the doubt and kept on using the pen day and night.
After 1 week nothing had happened and my spots kept breaking out and were still red, my skin stung every time I applied this gel and I noticed after two weeks of continuous use that my skin was becoming dry and sore where I had applied the gel. I started moisturising the sore dry patches of skin while maintaining the directions of use as I wanted to at least give the product four full weeks of use before placing a final judgement on it.After three weeks my skin was no better and my dry patches where still sore and where still dry, the patches actually felt like my skin had become chapped.
After four weeks I had really had enough of this product , my pimples had spread, I grew a very painful boil on both my cheeks and forehead, the type that are under the skin and where placed exactly under the worse areas of dry skin, this is something I have never suffered from.
Once the month was up I purchased a cotton muslin cloth and stuck to water and the muslin for cleansing as using any other product was painful. After three days of using water and the muslin my skin started to improve, after two weeks my skin was nearly back to full health.
Overall, this definitely is not a miracle product and I'm not sure that it actually done anything to help my spots, it never stopped them in their tracks, reduced redness or helped them heal faster as Clearasil claims and if anything it made my skin painfully sore and dry. I'm just glad that I only paid £1 as I have since seen this at £6.85 in other shops.
I'll leave it up to you if you want to try but please consider all reviews before doing so. The active ingredient is salicylic acid. The name of the ingredient says a lot and matches up with the smell of the gel as it really does smell acidic. Natural options may take longer but at least it won't strip away the natural oils as this product does and won't back fire on your skin.
Summary: Clearasil - Stop spots in their tracks