Clearasil is a well-known, top-selling brand of skin care and acne medication. Although I do not suffer from acne, I have purchased a few of their products in the past such as creams and face washes. Not only are their products effective for targeting pimples but they also have a range that is suitable for people with sensitive skin, like me. I recently discovered that on their website, you can create a customised skin care guide to cater for your needs. It turns out that the Rapid Action Pimple Cream came up as a suggestion, so I was all set and ready to go with using this product without having to worry about my skin being OK!
Nice metallic packaging
RRP: $14.49 AUD (@ Priceline)
What this product claims to do and its benefits:
- Visibly reduces pimple size and redness in as little as 4 hours
- With Acceladerm® technology to fight breakouts
- Clearasil pimple-fighting ingredient works with the skin to open up blocked pores which can lead to pimples and breakouts
- Delivers pimple-fighting ingredient deep in to the pores, to help clear pimples fast!
- Dermatologist tested
How and when to use:
- Wash face and apply a thin layer directly onto pimples and allow to dry
- Use everyday in the morning and evening for visibly clearer skin
- Wash hands after use
Sorry, it's not the clearest picture - taken on a very overcast day :(
Also the box was squashed when I received it
It comes out white but once you rub it in it goes on clear
My experience with the product:
Unfortunately (or fortunately) I didn't have any breakouts on my face during the few weeks that I wanted to trial this product, and I still don't! I didn't want to delay this post any longer by waiting for a pimple to appear on my face. But don't fret, because I did make use of this cream... on a pimple on the back of neck near my hairline. Yes it sounds weird having a pimple there but hey, at least it was one that I could try zapping away with this cream :) However there will be no before and after pictures. Though I can talk about what happened to the pimple on the back of my neck...
I spotted this pimple after brushing my hair as I was about to tie my hair up. I accidentally brushed against it and went 'ow!', then realised that it was a pimple. So what did I do? I used this cream straight away on the pimple. I followed the instructions of applying a thin layer and leaving it to dry without rubbing it in, and checked up on it at the end of the day. No one has time to just sit around waiting for 4 hours to see whether their pimple has decreased in size :P
Did I notice a difference? Surprisingly I did. I felt it and I noticed that it had reduced in size - awesome! I can't comment on whether there was any redness initially and whether that was also reduced because I can't see the back of my neck, obviously. But if it reduced in size then it's safe to assume that it reduced in redness too, right? I continued using it for the next few days both in the morning and night and now the pimple is no longer there. Hooray!
If you have acne-prone skin or if you can't stand pimples, I suggest you give this a try. It may not eliminate pimples from popping up for good but if you're self-conscious about the size of your pimple/s, this cream could help reduce the redness and overall appearance. I would say that $14.49 in Australia isn't too pricey and some stores have sales where you can get it for cheaper and also gives you the chance stock up in case you run out.
Due to my skin type (not being acne-prone etc.), I don't feel that I would need to (re)purchase this as pimples are not my main concern on my face. For me it's redness, dryness and sensitivity so I don't consider myself lucky at all! When I do get pimples, they tend to vanish within a few days anyway. But now that I have this cream, I would much rather use it than to wait for my pimples to naturally vanish overtime :) I will be making good use of it!
Thanks for reading my review ^^ If you have any questions about this product, please feel free to leave them below. I'd also be happy to send out a small jar sample if you'd like to request one - just drop me an email.
My questjen of the week is:
What type of skin do you have and what are your concerns?
I wonder if there's anyone out there who has 'normal' skin. I personally don't know anyone who does!!
My answer is sensitive skin and as mentioned above, my concerns are redness, dryness and uneven skin tone
PS: Next post will be a FOTD and I have filmed a video of myself recreating the look. I was thinking of doing a voiceover for it... should I? Or should I just leave it silent with music playing in the background and captions? Would love to know your thoughts!