I never have a lot of blemishes at one time, but I usually have one enormous honkin’ pimple somewhere that can be contributed to cystic acne. That’s the kind that feels like a marble is underneath your skin and just grows and grows and grows and turns bright red. Quite lovely, really.
I had been using various spot treatments which seemed to do nothing but dry out the top layers of my skin and give me a huge honkin’ flaky pimple. I received a sample of this serum in my Birchbox one month and I have bought nothing else since.
When I feel a big lump starting under my skin, I put this on immediately. Overnight the lump is noticeably smaller and not red. It prevents the spot from turning into a huge blemish and it prevents my brother from calling me “Cyclops.” It’s slightly expensive but it is so worth it. I will never run out of this and I can’t imagine finding a product that works better than this one.
Cost: $35.00 on Birchbox
Packaging: Plastic pump. Product comes out when you push on the top.
Scent/Taste: Smells like eucalyptus and menthol and all sorts of natural goodness.
Bear in Mind: A little goes a long way – press the pump lightly so as not to waste what I feel is white gold.
I Wish: It wasn’t so expensive, but as I said, it’s easy to justify because it works so well.