Tuesday, 7 April 2015


clearasil rapid action gel wash rapid action pimple cream review

My skin was in pretty good condition for the past few weeks. Note: 'WAS'. Clearly, my skin knew it was time to act up once I received some new skincare products in the mail. How else was I going to test them out properly right? It didn't help that all my lecturers think it's acceptable to just assign a test. RIGHT. AFTER. EACH OTHER.
So, stress + binge-eating on Easter chocolate = fresh new pimples smack bang on the face. Here are the two products that I've been trialling recently in the epic daily battle against the blemishes. *cue dramatic music*

Skin care is so, SO important to me. Virtually almost every product in my routine is targeted at banishing acne to infinity and beyond (Overkill? Probably.) One of my favourite types of products is gel facial cleansers. "gasp but you're breaking the number 1 rule for dry skin!" Err, yeah I never really got on board with that 'rule'. In my opinion, they're gentle and one that earns my tick of approval is the Clearasil Rapid Action Gel Wash*. I've used it in the past and what I like about it is that it's not overly stripping, yet seems to dry out small breakouts at the same time. Like what is this sorcery?! I also notice that I get less breakouts; a thing you only notice when you stop using it.

clearasil rapid action gel wash rapid action pimple cream review

Of course, during this time, I was slapping on spot treatments like nobody's business. I'll be honest - natural treatments like tea tree oil etc. don't really work for me. My breakouts are like MADE OF STEEL and you really need to pull out the big guns ie. chemicals that will dissolve that shizz. I've been using the Clearasil Rapid Action Pimple Cream* which claims to reduce pimple size in just 4 hours. (Uh if that actually happened, I would be serenading it with tears of happiness.)

I had an awful spot on my forehead and this product basically went Avada Kedavra on it and POOF - gone within 3 days. Not bad at all! While I LOVE salicylic acid treatments, they can often sting a little (it IS acid after all). I was surprised that this doesn't sting at all, even though it also contains salicylic acid. Me thinks it's worth having a try.

*Provided for consideration. See disclaimer here.

Have you tried any of these products? What is your no. 1 acne-fighting product?

[P.S. These photos were taken with my new camera woohoo! What do ya think?]

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