Thursday, December 22, 2011

Clinique Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $14.50

THE SKINNY: I am always a little wary of products that promise to banish a zit and redness overnight. But Clinique Acne Solutions Spot Healing Gel lives up to the promise.

The clear, thin gel is easy to dab on a blemish (this is not an all over treatment) before bed and viola! The redness was gone and my super zit had shrunk to a mere slight imperfection.

The gel formula has not odor and does not leave behind any residue on the skin. (Ladies you can sneak it on after your guy is already in bed and not risk waking up to him seeing the pimple cream on your face.)

It is great for eliminating those I-am-so-stressed-pre-holiday pimples that seem to come out of nowhere and want to hang around through New Year's Day.

The super-zit zapper is a salicylic acid (1 percent) formula and can irritate sensitive skin or cause dryness. My sensitive skin did not have any adverse reaction.

Clinique's Spot Gel is part of a larger line of acne-fighting products. For me, where the occasional zit is more of an issue than anything else, just having a tube of the gel on hand will be enough. But for more serious sufferers other items might be a good bet based on the effectiveness of this product.

KEEP OR TOSS: As soon as my sample is used up, I will be heading to the Clinique counter for the real deal. (And of course, I will try to pair it with bonus items!)

CHECK IT OUT: Buy the gel direct from Clinique and check out what other customers have to say about the product.

– Tested by Carrie