Skin type: combination, sensitive
Today’s review is about the Balea Anti-Pimple Patches. I found this product in a drug store a few months back and was very excited to try it. I have very sensitive skin and get pimples on my face which finally scar; I just hate them! Seeing the product, I thought I have found the Holy Grail. I read some reviews and found good ratings. So, was very positive when I bought the product. Here’s what my final experience with it was like!
Balea SOFT & CLEAR anti acne patches : the antibacterial agent combination dry out blemishes, skin irritation can be alleviated. Effective long-lasting and easy: the active substances are released over a longer period. Results are visible after the first application. The transparent patches are easy to use and anytime. Ideal for travel. Vegan.
1. Take the patch with clean, dry hands from the film.
2. Add patch to the pimple and gently press down.
3. Let act for 8-10 hours.
4. Remove them.
€1.95 for 36 patches/approximately 140 INR for 36 patches
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER | ALCOHOL DENAT. | VINYL CAPROLACTAM/VP/DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER | SALICYLIC ACID | BUTYLENE GLYCOL | AQUA | VITIS | VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT | MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL | PVP | ALLANTOIN | PHYTOSPHINGOSINE | SODIUM HYALURONATE | LIMONENE.
My Experience with Balea Soft and Clear Anti-Pimple Patches:
It comes in a cardboard envelop kind of packaging. Within this envelope, there are 3 plastic sheets with 12 patches each. The plastic as well as the patches are transparent. The patches are very thin but not delicate. The patches can be removed like a bindi and applied easily on the pimple. They are all of the same size. The patch is hardly visible on the face when applied. It is recommended to apply the patch on the pimple after washing the face and toweling. For best results, use it overnight.
I used more than 2 sheets and here is my impression – when applied overnight, the results in the morning look promising, but are deceiving. The pimple’s redness gets reduced and also the size looks smaller. But, during the day, when you don’t wear the patch, the pimple advances and becomes worse. When applied on the pimple too, it doesn’t cause any kind of burning: sensation or soothing.
The first day I was very impressed thinking that the pimple was healing when it had just started. But then when I saw that during the day it was getting bigger and worse I realized that the product doesn’t work from within. It only provides a temporary feeling that the pimple has reduced. But I have used it on fresh pimples and old pimples, but none seemed to subside.
There are times when more than one pimple arise very close to each other. Then the patches appear little small. They don’t cover more than one. It would be advantageous to have a strip and one could decide how big a patch is required. Overall, I am not happy with the product. It’s not as effective as it claims. It was not expensive hence not cursing.
Pros of Balea Soft and Clear Anti-Pimple Patches:
• Not expensive
• Not visible when applied to the skin
• Contains salicylic acid which is effective in fighting pimples
Cons of Balea Soft and Clear Anti-Pimple Patches:
• The pimples don’t really disappear
• It works on the surface, but not from within
• All of the patches are of the same size
Would I Repurchase Balea Soft and Clear Anti-Pimple Patches?
No. I feel it was not very effective. Didn’t work for me.
Would I Recommend Balea Soft and Clear Anti-Pimple Patches?
I would not recommend. It might work on others, not sure though.
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