For weeks I have done nothing but complain about my skin that was going through a rough patch. If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you’ll know how bothered I was when pimples started popping out like crazy on my right cheek. Worst part is that it’s somewhat cystic. Meaning, the bump is deep within the surface so there’s no way for me to pop it open, squeeze out the puss and then put on tons of anti-bacterial cream on it. I do not recommend this procedure to anyone as this could increase the chances of getting deep pimple marks but for years, this has worked well for me.
Anyway, when I was looking in my stash for a new eye cream to try, I saw this Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfections Cooling Roll-on I got from my May BDJ Box. I totally forgot I have this. Great timing, if I may say so myself. πŸ™‚
Product Description:
(Taken from BDJ Box pamphlet)
Visible redness on your skin? Imperfections and dark marks? Reduce them instantly with Garnier Pure Active: Anti-imperfections Cooling Roll-on. Experience the proven action power of Purifying Salicylic Acid and HerbaRepair from Day 1 of use. In 5 hours, reduce redness on your skin and in 2 days, witness imperfections and marks visibly reduced. Use this to dry out impurities on your skin!
Our body can naturally shed away dead skin cells in order for the newer layer to show. In the case of acne-prone skin, our skin couldn’t remove the layer of dead skin cells regularly thus allowing it to accumulate. This later on results to pimples and other kinds of blemishes. Now the purpose of Salicylic Acid is helps regulate this by exfoliating the skin and getting rid of that layer of dead skin cells.
Salicylic Acid is actually one of the common ingredients for anti-acne treatments as it effectively dries out the pimple. How our skin reacts to the certain product containing this depends on the concentration and other active ingredients. Here, it is said from its box that it also has HerbaRepair, a natural active ingredient extracted from blueberry with regenerating and repairing properties for an anti-dullness action.
It comes in a blue plastic tube with a metal roller on top that’s covered by a screw cap. This way the product itself is not contaminated. Basically, the amount of product dispensed is controlled by the roller; the only problem is that when it’s left lying horizontally, even when the cap is closed, the product tends to leak. So do make sure that it’s always kept in an upright position. Other than that, the packaging is very convenient to use and carry around for out-of-town trips. Did I mention how incredibly easy it is to use too?
Inside the silver roll-on is a clear, watery topical pimple treatment that has a strong mint smell. Given its consistency, it spreads on nicely and it dries fairly quickly too. It creates a transparent film on the area that tends to peel off after some time so I strongly suggest not to use it prior makeup application as this will make your foundation or powder look weird and patchy. I personally like the cooling sensation post application but if you have open wounds or slightly scraped skin, avoid using this – it really hurts!
Now for the best part. The area around my right cheek started breaking out 3-4 weeks ago. At first I was just waiting for it to go away on its own thinking that it will eventually dry up. Oh boy was I wrong! Once a pimple dries up, another on pops up. I turned to Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfections Cooling Roll-on and started using it religiously. After a week, most of the pimples had already dried up and no new one dared to resurface. Although because of the Salicylic Acid content, the area also became dry and it started peeling. But hey, at least the pimples are gone, right? On the 11th, I decided to get a facial and just have the dead skin cells scraped off. Now what’s left are the scars.. well, at least now I can test if my Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector really works. πŸ˜‰

The photo speaks for itself. But in case you need me to say it out, then here it is.. I highly recommend Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfections Cooling Roll-on. It’s affordable and it has proven to work wonders for me. Thumbs up!

Price: Php 299
Available at: Watsons, SM and other leading department stores
I got mine from my May BDJ Box

What’s the most effective anti-acne treatment you’ve tried so far? Care to share?
Let me know by leaving a comment below and I’ll see you on my next post. πŸ˜€