Works great for me!
I really like this product. I had really bad hormonal acne which consists mainly of cystic pimples. The drying lotion would significantly shrink them overnight and regular pimples would almost disappear. My skin is clear now thanks to BC but I still use this when I get an occasional pimple and it works better than anything else!
Overhyped. I really wanted to like this. I like the medicated feeling. I like the packaging and smell but it really doesn't work well that much as everyone is claiming to.
There are other alternatives out there and some drugstore gels actually work better.
I've heard about this product for years. I finally decided to purchase this so called miracle Drying Lotion. The product burned my skin and left behind a dark mark. Plus it smelled like calamine lotion. Who wants to be reminded of chicken pox when applying a product.
I use this when i've popped a zit. Yes, i know, its not good to pop your pimples but i feel that if you use this RIGHT after you've popped one, it really helps. It does sting a little bit, but i do find that it works alot better than just putting it on a un-popped white head. I use a cotton swab to get to the pink stuff in the bottom. DO NOT SHAKE IT. That just screws up the pink calamine and it WON'T WORK. overall, i do like this product. You can get it at Ulta for i think 19-22$
help reduce the size of my zits.
this is one of the on-the-spot treatments that I use when I get pimples. I agree that it doesn't 'completely' gets rid of your pimple overnight but it helps with the redness and reduces the size of (my) cystic acne. I use this every night. I actually prefer this over the clean and clear persa-gel 10%.
reduces whiteheads over night. I just put a drop or two on a cotton swab and dabb it where I want it.
I would defenetly recommend it.
But it doesn't work that well for pig, red breakouts, and it does nothing for blackheads. -But I don't think it's supposed to.
Best zapper ever!
I get whiteheads and small pimples when my skin is doing its own thing or that time of the month. I am trying to combat that. I do not get those big ones a lot so this Drying Lotion is a god send. It cleared up my whiteheads and small pimples within 1 night or 3 nights. It depends on the size. I definitely will repurchase this. It's the only zapper that do not leave me scars.
Best when used for whiteheads only
I had high expectations for this product. It was hyped to clear up whiteheads and pimples overnight. While it did clear up whiteheads relatively fast, I was a little set back that it didn't clear up all my pimples right away. But to my surprise I found out why: This product is designed to dry up the sebum that builds up in clogged pores that causes whiteheads to appear on the skin, not deep set pimples like what I have where the sebum is still under the surface. While this did disappoint me some due to the fact that I have more cystic acne than whiteheads, it did clear up my occasional whiteheads satisfactorily. So my overall verdict for this product is that if you have cystic acne like I do, I would recommend the drying cream instead of the lotion, and if you have whiteheads I'd say go for this drying lotion. This product does work for what it says it's for. I just got too caught up in it, and thought it'd work on cystic acne. So don't be set back on this product either.
Not for all breakouts. Don't expect a miracle acne spot treatment.
Success with this lotion depends what kind of pimple you have. Red, hard, cystic acne breakouts that are problematic below the surface are not going to shrink with a dab of this overnight or for multiple nights. However, as the description says, mild whiteheads seem to dry up more easily with this, especially small ones on the chin or nose. Best used before bedtime, but don't be surprised if it gets on your pillow. When you wake up, you may notice a decrease in size for the most minor types of pimples, but you can get that from cleansing and exfoliating. This is better for occasional breakouts rather than problematic acne.
I really wanted to like this - it claims to dry up spots overnight, and I've read about celebrities raving over it for years. In fact, what this does is *bring out* the spot - so if you're trying to get rid of one the night before a big event, you're going to end up with a lovely whitehead instead. Unless you squeeze it, it'll be a couple more nights before you dry it out completely.
Also, note that this goes to work on little spots, not cystic bumps. If like me you're prone to bigger, more painful blemishes, this will semi-bring them out but not get rid of them, resulting in more painful, unsightly skin than ever :(