ELF Zit Zapper Review

ELF Zit Zapper Review

Hello dearies,

How are you all doing? Ever since I entered my teenage years I had started facing the worst nightmares of acne and that time was terrible but soon since my teenage years went away the acne problem went away. But still I always have that bad time when the pimples start popping up anytime they want. For that I always keep on trying some instant treatments for ugly pimples. I got this one so let’s see how it worked for me.

ELF Zit zapper review

Price: $1.49

What ELF claims about the ELF zit zapper?
Safe, Gentle Formula

Zap Zits away with the unique blend of Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree, Witch Hazel & Camphor. This special clear formula helps to fight & prevent acne, reduce swelling, minimize pore size & clear skin. Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking skin designed, formulated & tested by our professional team of make up artists.
Not tested on animals.



Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying medication. Cover the entire affected area with a thin layer one to three times daily. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.


My experience with ELF zit zapper
ELF zit zapper is one of the treatments that I carry in handy with me for the pimples that burst up any time. It comes in a cylindrical pen shape which is transparent and looks very decent. The packaging is nothing fancy it is kept very simple showing it as a medication. The size is a little more than the finger size and easy to carry too. It has a roller ball over the top which you can easily roll on the affected area but the only problem is that after every swipe on the pimples it has to be wiped so that you do not transfer bacteria. The fragrance is very strong and smells like some medication which is made up of tea tree and it reminds me actually of my childhood when my stomach use to pain and mom used to give me a drink called “Jeevan-mixture”. However after applying it the smell goes away. The consistency is very watery but a little dab on the pimple helps it to be applied correctly. The moment I apply it i get a very soothing and cooling sensation which may control any burning on the pimple. It gets absorbed on its own in a minute’s time. I applied it and in just one time I could see no change but i have started applying it 3 times a day only on the acne. Over the time I have noticed that the pimple size gets reduced the next morning when you get up and the redness actually goes away in a day or two which makes it easily for concealing the blemishes. It heals the blemishes and fades them away but that takes a lot of time and I think our face creams would work better for the blemishes. It also helps to dry up the puss pimples and they form a dried out covering on the skin and shed out themselves soon. Since it contains salicylic acid and 3 times application per day made that area a bit dry and at times a little red too but my night cream solves all these dryness and redness problem in a night so it was fine for me. Although it did not show up very instant reactions, it gave me results in like 4-5 days which was fine for me and I was happy that it atleast worked for me. For people who face acne issues like me this is a life saver trust me and you will see all the results yourself and for just a dollar, why not?



  • Very easy to be carried as comes in a pen form
  • Easy roller ball applicator where you don’t have to use fingers
  • Very cheap remedy for instant use
  • Contains salicylic acid and tea tree which are great for pimples and blemishes
  • Reduces the redness and the size of the pimples in 4-5 days if used thrice everyday
  • Clears up blemishes but that may take regular application for more than 15 days
  • It does not itch the skin and does not even harm the skin in any way


  • Not available in India
  • Roller ball applicator which has to be wiped every time it is used so that it does not transfer bacteria
  • Will not show up instant reactions in a day or two
  • Takes a lot of time to work on blemishes and pores

Will I repurchase/ recommend the ELF zit zapper?
Yes I will not mind getting it again because it worked fine for me and comes at a very low price. I will recommend it to people who get pop ups like me anytime and this will help but only if applied continuously and will help reduce the size and redness for sure. It may react differently for every skin type but looking at the price it has to be surely given a try!


ELF acne zit zapper review

Rating: 4/5

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15 thoughts on “ELF Zit Zapper Review

  1. A very nice and balanced review saloni.you stated the pros and cons perfectly. 🙂
    Seems like a nice product but looking at the time it will take to heal the blemishes I would rather skip it. *nababana* Try ‘Almay clear complexion concealer+treatment gel’ it’s much better and gives result in 4-5 days. *haan ji* *happydance*

        1. Awww thank you soo much Sanz *thankyou* *thankyou* *pompom* *pompom* yeah worked easily for pimples but for all the marks it took a lot of time *headbang* *headbang* the product you said not available here na *headbang* wil try to get it from a relative abroad *happydance* thanks for the suggestion *hifive* *hifive*

    1. Yaaa that’s what *headbang* *headbang* god know when i will be able to find this again *cry* thank you very muchhh *thankyou* *thankyou* *pompom* *pompom* *happy dance*

  2. Nice review Saloni!! *clap* but it is sucha bummer isn’t it. Why don’t you try Vichy Normaderm range ? They have amazing ones. I have the Vichy Normaderm Night Anti-imperfection+ rejuvenating care , it works amazing on the pores and on pimples. When I have a zit coming up all I do is apply this at night and in the morning its gone 😀 give it a try 🙂

    1. Ohhhh does that work that well *woot* *woot* m impressed listening to that *happy dance* *happy dance* will surely try it out as the entire range is available here too *happy dance* *happy dance* thanks a lot *thankyou* *thankyou* *pompom* *pompom* will surely look for it *happydance* *happydance*

  3. Hey saloni, very well writtened 🙂 i have this product with me, tried it an year back. To be frank iam not very much impressed with it i mean it takes too long to just subsidise a pimple that would anyway vanishes in 3-4 days and also felt bit lazy to apply it 3-4 times a day but yes it reduces the size of the pimple that helps it in concealing the area easily.

    1. Yaaa it pretty much reduced the size *happydance* *happydance* me too feel tooo lazy… in the morning in full energy i apply it but as the day passes by i just forget it at times *hihi* *hihi* this is the one i only use in emergencies or else i just use my night cream and it helps *happy dance* *happy dance* *thankyou* *thankyou* very muchh Lekha *happy dance* *happy dance*

  4. rollon on pimples could be un hygenic and more u touch it gets in-flammed and pops up…

    – you can use tea tree oil from body shop too or benzoyl peroxide from Wallace company ( wallace one helped and dint irritate skin as it also has aloe vera )

    – but best part is to leave pimple alone it will go away in 2-3 days time , wont leave scar.

    1. yaaaaa nidhi that is sooo trueee *hifive* *hifive* that is what i mentioned in the cons *headbang* *headbang* everytime wiping it is soo tedious *cry* *cry* thank you soo much for the suggestions dear *puchhi* *puchhi* i will surely try the tea tree one from tbsss *hifive* *hifive*

    1. Hahahahaa yaaa that was the attraction *hihi* *hihi* the name *hifive* *hifive* *thankyou* *thankyou* loadsssss *happy dance* *happy dance*

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