Hey fellow beauty lovers, :-h this next review is for a pimple treatment that was provided to me by Platinum Media & Communications. Even though I didn’t purchase this product myself, all of the thoughts and opinions you will read in this post are reflective of my own trial experience and are in no way influenced by someone other than myself. B-)
I don’t suffer from acne, but I do experience my fair share of zits, mostly caused by hormones, stress and neglect. (Oops! :"> ) [-X So, having an effective blemish buster is an important and essential feature in my standard beauty arsenal. ;) Clean & Clear, which falls under the parent company of Johnson & Johnson, offers a full range of skin care products that target breakouts and/or acne prone skin. Clean & Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Gel is a fast-acting topical pimple treatment that boasts powerful acne-fighting ingredients, such as salicylic acid, to minimise the redness and swelling of spots, whilst preventing new ones from forming. \:D/
Housed in a small 10gm silver-metallic tube with a dark purple screw-on lid and concealed in a see-through plastic outer package, both adorning the Clean & Clear logo and colour scheme recognised throughout the Advantage range, the Clean & Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Gel is presented as simple but attractive. The nozzle under the lid is narrow and tapered to ensure the product application is precise and accurate. The gel-based formula is clear in colour and has a semi-thick, fluid-like consistency that dispenses from the tube with ease. It has a subtle, slightly medicinal fragrance that I don’t find offensive and it fortunately fades away quickly once applied to the skin. =D>
Pimples can be treated by transferring a thin layer of product over the affected area, directly from the tube, or by squeezing a tiny amount onto a clean finger and dabbing it onto the problem spot. The gel absorbs rapidly and dries clear so it’s completely undetectable on your skin, although the tingling sensation (which isn’t uncomfortable by the way #:-S ) lets me feel it getting to work almost instantly. The solution acts fast by penetrating deep down and attacking the core, where the impurity starts, lessening its size and severity. In addition to drying out the blemish, it calms and soothes the angry-red, swollen skin and dramatically reduces the unsightly appearance within hours. :x It can be re-applied as often as needed until the imperfection is completely healed.
The directions imply that in addition to a spot remedy, this gel can be used in conjunction with your twice daily skin care regime for a complexion that’s clean, clear and under control. :-S I am totally convinced by the zit zapping capabilities of this product, however, I personally wouldn’t use it for anything other than tackling individual blemishes. /:) It’s extremely potent and very drying even for my oily skin. :-O It dries the skin directly at the site (so I need to be careful that it I get it on the spot only, so it dries out the pesky pimple and not the rest of my face, which could make the whole area flaky and lead to minor irritation, especially with my sensitive skin #-o ) and this dryness process increases after repeat applications, eventually making imperfections shrivel up and disappear altogether. It’s my guess that only those with very resilient skin would be able to tolerate using it on larger areas of the face and even then it would be absolutely paramount to follow up with a deeply hydrating skin care lotion to keep your skin adequately moisturised. :)>-
Overall, Clean & Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Gel packs a mighty punch and will actively knock even the most stubborn pimple for six. b-( It has a positive impact on the size and physical aspect of blemishes and is highly effectual for repressing impurities that are still emerging. :D I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this simple but productive, low cost pimple potion for anyone wishing to treat odd spots and occasional imperfections, rather than adopting it as an all-over anti-acne solution. The compact, ‘take-anywhere’ pack makes for fast, easy application anywhere, anytime and is a ‘must-have’ skin care SOS when zits need zapping fast. <:-P
Tip – *-:) Don’t apply this gel to broken skin as it contains alcohol, which will sting. (*)
Are you a sufferer of acne prone skin, hormonal spots or blackheads? :-? Have you found your ultimate pimple elixir that meets your needs and achieves optimal results?? :-/ Have you tried this spot treatment and if so how does it compare to your holy grail? Please comment below :)
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