Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Since I got a couple requests asking me to test out the Burt's Bees Acne Spot Treatment, I wanted to let you girls know how it was working. Well, unfortunately...it wasn't, or should I say, it didn't. I think it actually made my spots worse! I think I might be allergic to the tea tree oil in it, because instead of reducing my redness, it made the redness even more noticeable. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I just didn't see any results at all, and I used it more than a few times over this past week. I'm not saying it is a horrible product. Everyone's skin is different, and even though it did nothing for MY skin, that doesn't necessarily mean that it wouldn't work wonders for someone else. So I went back to CVS today and bought this instead:


It is the Neutrogena On the Spot Acne Treatment with 2% benzoyl peroxide. Now, I don't know if benzoyl peroxide is better than salicylic acid, but I have used products containing both and they seem to work equally well on my skin. I have been using Neutrogena skin products for years now, and have always had luck with the brand. So I'm hoping this one serves me just as well. I guess i'll have to wait and see! However, the next time I go back to Ulta, I am definitely going to buy the Mario Badescu drying lotion. I have seen so many rave reviews on that particular product. The only reason I ever held off on buying it before  was that I never really broke out that often, so I figured why spend the money? I shouldn't have been so sure that my skin wouldn't act up. But for now, Neutrogena it is...

6 comments:

  1. If you go to the Mario Badescu website, you can fill out a survey and get free samples in the mail! There's a link on my blog if you want to try out some of their skincare products. I'm still testing them myself. :)

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  2. I had the same reservations about buying the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion; I rarely break out. But when I do, it's a LIFE SAVER! I highly recommend it.

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  3. hmmm I used the Gardiner pimple treating and it did NOTHING except made it worse either... That's really strange that there's a trend in these things...

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  4. Hey girl, thanks for your comment. The difference between salicylic acid and BP is that SA sloughs off dead skin and gets the pores "ready" to accept a spot treatment. BP is the actual spot treatment because it goes into the pores and fills them with oxygen, which kills bacteria. Spot treatments that have SA instead of BP are doomed to fail, because they're simply not meant to do that. Also for the Neutrogena, I suggest putting it on your spots, and then patting a ziplock filled with ice over the spots for 10 minutes. You'll see results very quickly. (sorry so long!) :)

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  5. xsparkage of youtube did a lot of reviews on mario badescu products and it works for her.

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  6. I'm going to check and compare Mint Candy Apple and For Audrey for you tomorrow!! I'll let you know how they compare!
    XO

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