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I am back (evil grin :P). Today, I will be reviewing a spot correcting anti-acne cream from Biotique. This is from the stash I had accumulated while I was battling a serious bout of pimples (courtesy Bangalore :P) around an year back.
It did help me to an extent is what I believe. I tried various products and in different combinations trying to figure out the perfect solution, but after a while, I thought that maybe I am overloading my skin with products and they might clash and not work. So, I gave my skin a break for a week, where I used just a moisturiser (had not discovered sunscreen yet!). After a week, I used this in the night before going to bed just on the pimples and the marks. I used it for a few months and it did help prevent the new ones from becoming bigger and juicier 😛 (sorry for grossing you out :D). Though the acne marks and blemishes did not fade or lighten, but the redness reduced to a considerable extent.
I googled the benefits of winter green and this is what google baba has to say about it:
The leaves of the wintergreen plant hold an essential oil which is obtained by a steam distillation method. It is this oil which contains the medicinal properties. There are two compounds in the oil and these are known as methyl salicylate and gaultherilene. The health benefits of wintergreen oil are in the analgesic, anti rheumatic, anti spasmodic and astringent properties it contains. The oil is said to relieve pain by way of the methyl salicylate compound which causes the treated, affected area of the body to experience a feeling of numbness, to help with blood circulation and to promote a warming in the affected area. This can help with headaches, stomach aches and other pain relief. That’s why the same component is used in Aspirin as well. The oil also has anti microbial properties which are useful for the treatment of bacterial, fungal and viral problems.
Rs. 199/- for 16 gm.
3 years after manufacturing.
Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. My skin is normal-to-combination and it worked. Since it is a spot corrector, I do not think it matters much.
Pros of Biotique Bio Winter Green Spot Correction and Anti-Acne Cream:
- Soothing and cool feeling when applied (like when you use menthol-based products).
- Prevents the pimples from growing in size and leaving ugly marks.
- Reduces the redness after the pimple has subsided.
- The quantity is good as it is only for spot correction.
Cons of Biotique Bio Winter Green Spot Correction and Anti-Acne Cream:
- Does not prevent pimples even if you apply on the red bumps which appear first, but this might vary for different people. I had very stubborn ones not deterred by any weapons of mass destruction I used against them 😛
- Comes in a tub packaging and since it is supposed to be for acne-prone skin, it would have been better if it came in a tube form.
3/5 (because it does not prevent pimples and does not fade marks completely).
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