Hope you are enjoying your day! Today, I am reviewing a face lotion from Clearasil. This is the Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion.
Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion is clinically tested to help visibly reduce redness and pimple size overnight, for visibly clearer skin. This quick absorbing, all over face lotion has a clinically tested salicylic acid based formula that gets to work instantly. It works continuously through the night, when your skin is actively in the process of cell regeneration and renewal, to help visibly reduce redness and size of existing pimples overnight. It also helps prevent the formation of new pimples.
- Helps to visibly reduce redness and size of existing pimples overnight.
- Dermatologist tested.
CAD $12.99 for 38.4 ml. Price varies across stores.
Directions For Use:
- Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying medication.
- Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer once daily (before bed).
My Experience with Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion:
I have really oily skin and have had acne issues ever since high school or so. I have tried numerous acne treatments and visited many, many dermatologists for help! The problem seems to subside temporarily, but it always comes back! So, I always have to have some acne medication handy. Over the past years, the number of pimples I get at a time has come down to just a few, as I age, I guess! But I do get the hormonal acne. I was also diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago. I get these huge acne on my chin, which feels hard to touch and are really painful. They also take a really long time to dry and seem to leave a mark, which again, takes forever to lighten. I have been on the lookout for some good acne treatment which can help me deal with this. When I found the Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion in my local drugstore, I thought of giving it a try.
The Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion comes in a small dark blue squeezy tube with a flip cap. The lotion is white in color and has a slightly runny consistency, like a moisturizer. This lotion contains 2% salicylic acid.
The quantity you get is quite less – only 38.4 ml, which is a real disappointment. Used as a complete face lotion, this would not last long at all. I generally use it only on the affected areas, which is mostly my chin and around my nose sometimes. I use it after washing my face before going to bed.
If I use this lotion just when I feel a pimple beginning to appear, it works really well. Most of the time, the pimple does dry up quite a bit overnight and if I continue using the lotion for another couple of nights, it does not develop into a full-fledged pimple at all! But if I miss using it during the initial stages, and use it on a bigger pimple, it does not help at all. I feel the pimple takes as much time to go through its life-cycle with this as it would without this! So, no help there!
For the hormonal cystic acne on my chin, which are called nodules, this lotion is of no help at all, even if applied during the initial stages. Moreover, this lotion causes the skin to dry, leaving unsightly white flakes! So you need to moisturize the skin well the next morning. I understand that many acne treatments have this side effect, but if it worked on my cystic acne, I would take all the dry skin and flaking it causes!
Pros of Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion:
- Dries and clears small pimples effectively, if used during the initial stages
Cons of Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion:
- Not effective when used on a pimple which is already fully surfaced.
- Not effective on cystic acne.
- Dries skin a lot causing white flaky skin.
- Quantity is quite less.
Do I Recommend Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion?
I would not recommend the Clearasil Ultra Overnight Face Lotion as it seems to work only for minor acne and that too, only when used since the initial stages. It is an average product, not a must try or unique product.
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