Since Iya lost my Clearasil tube weeks ago, I headed to Watson’s on a mission to buy a new one or to find an alternative pimple treatment.
Going to Watson’s is always a fun but wallet – threatening trip because it’s so tempting to pick up items “I think I need” or want. Sometimes I go in just to buy tissues and then I go out with a whole plastic bag containing conditioner, hair serum, a new lipgloss, facial scrub…. the list could go on depending on how shopaholic I am that day.
I wanted to try Clean and Clear’s Fast Clearing Spot Treatment but it wasn’t available as an individual product. You had to buy the whole set which I don’t really need. (Self – control in motion… haha…)
Then I spotted Proactiv Solution on the adjacent shelf. I was so tempted to buy this when I first saw it advertised on Home TV shopping. I mean having Jessica Simpson and now Mandy Moore as endorsers must mean you’ve got a really good product, right? But then almost 4,000 bucks for a set is way too expensive for me.
So I finally decided on getting this….
Garnier’s Pure SOS Blemish Clear Pen. The product description said it could diminish the blemish in as little as five hours and leave no mark.
So does it work?
It works for small blemishes. Days ago I woke up with small red spots on my cheeks. I used the Garnier SOS pen on them and they were barely visible after less than five hours.
I like how the gel is lightweight and the packaging is shaped like a lipgloss tube so it’s more economical. Clearasil came in a soft big tube which meant I often oversquirted more gel than what I needed.
The Garnier Pure SOS Pens also works for blemishes that are just about to pop up, you know those red bumps that are a bit painful when you touch them and usually develops into a pimple when left untreated.
One day I felt that kind of bump threatening to pop up on the tip of my nose (ack! of all places), so I applied a generous amount of gel on my nose before I slept. The next day, the bump is still a bit visible but it was no longer as painful. I did the same thing that night and the next morning, the bump was completely gone and the skin on my nose was as clear as if the bump never appeared.
As for treating pimples, it took a couple of days for the pimple at the side of my face to completely subside. I still had to use my pimple extractor to clean the zit up then I applied the gel after. It left a slight mark because the pimple was a bit big but the mark is already fading away.
So over all, I’m satisified with Garnier Pure SOS pen and will continue using it. I rarely get blemishes especially the big zits but it’s good to have this handy for sudden attacks. I will probably switch only if I find another one that can heal and dry out pimples in five hours or less.
So what’s your pimple fighter?