Review: Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment
Here's a review on Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment
Bought From: Kiehl's, Greenbelt 5
Locations: Kiehl's Branches in: Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, Powerplant Mall
Another stupid cystic pimple grew right in the middle of two dried up pimples on my face. Do you sometimes get this? It's irritating, right? You think the war is finally over, then all of a sudden, a graver zit pops out and says: "Not so fast, beeyotch." ARGH!
I've noticed that the best product to use on cystic zits are gel spot treatments as they're pretty concentrated and water- based, hence effective and non-comedogenic. However, it's hard to find a gel- based pimple treatment that doesn't contain Benzoyl Peroxide, so this makes Kiehl's Blue Herbal Spot Treatment a great find.
KIEHL'S BLUE HERBAL SPOT TREATMENT IN DETAIL
To the uninitiated, Benzoyl Peroxide is the ingredient that dries up zits and causes your skin to sting and burn big time. Actually, Salicylic Acid is enough to kill and dry out a zit, but since Benzoyl Peroxide is the cheaper ingredient, most affordable pimple treatments would use more of the latter. Also, BP is the culprit behind post- acne marks, dry, flaky, and aging skin.
What I like about this treatment is it's high in Salicylic Acid and more importantly, it doesn't have Benzoyl Peroxide! There's also Glycolic Acid which may help minimize dry skin, a side effect of Salicylic Acid usage, and a bevy of natural extracts such as Witch Hazel, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark, that are well- known for their abilities to minimize acne on the skin.
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The product comes in one size only. For comparison's sake, it's as big as Eskinol's Spot Clearing Treatment.
Texture is a thick, spreadable, semi- sticky kind of gel, yet it dries up quickly. However, I won't advice it to be used underneath makeup as concentrated pimple treatments such as this may more or less cause makeup products to cake. It reeks of a strong acidic smell initially, but it goes away after a few seconds to a minute.
Some of you might say that it looks just like your fave drugstore pimple clearing treatment, but to use is to believe-it works quite differently than cheap spot treatments. For one, it does not sting like hell. Yes, it does sting for a bit, but the stinging sensation goes away after a minute or two and it's not the type that makes you feel as if your skin is being burned--Well, it also depends on your pain tolerance. It dries up zits fast (For small zits, it only takes a day, but for bigger, cystic zits, it takes around two to three days) and leaves no dark spot on your skin. The only con of this product is since it's very high in Salicylic Acid, it causes the skin atop the pimple and even the surrounding areas to become dry, especially if you've been using it for a long time. The best way to go about it is to apply the product on the affected area only to prevent dryness.
I love this product because it is downright effective and doesn't aggravate hyperpigmentation. It's pricey, I know-it's actually the priciest pimple treatment I've ever bought, but at least I got what I paid for and it has all the qualities that I'm looking for in a pimple clearing gel. :)
KIEHL'S BLUE HERBAL SPOT TREATMENT RATING
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