This is a salicylic acid paste that claims to dry up pimples and help the skin to heal. The cream is blue when it first goes onto the skin, and gradually turns white as it dries, which shows that it is working.
This is a popular product due to its ease of use and reasonable price and it gets great customer reviews too (customers on Makeupalley gave it 4.7 out of a possible 5)!
Use Popped Pimple Cream for Quick Results
customer review extract:-
“This stuff is awesome! I am always looking for a good spot treatment and I have finally found it. Even if you have not popped your pimple, putting this stuff on it before bed really clears it up fast. Now mind you, it is not instant. But it takes away a lot of the redness and swelling and within a couple days it is gone.”
It is recommended that you start with a once-daily application, and if your skin does not become excessively dry you can then increase this to two or three applications each day.
A Gel Pen Alternative from Clean and Clear Advantage
A variation on the cream is the Clean and Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Gel Pen. This works in the same way as the drying paste, but is really handy for pimple relief on the go; you can carry it in your purse (it is just like a pen, so slim enough to put inside even the smallest clutch) and use it during the day if you start to get a pimple under skin.
The gel creates a clear film over the affected area, meaning it is not noticeable to others (which for me, gives it an advantage over the paste for daytime use). The best way to apply it is to use a face wipe or a little cleanser to remove any makeup from the spot, then dab a little of the gel on the surface. Don’t use too much, as it will have a drying effect on the skin.
Most dermatologists will not recommend popping a pimple yourself, as this can cause more damage to the delicate skin and even lead to scarring. However, Clean and Clear popped pimple cream is a good way to treat the soreness and minimise any chance of infection.