Sad but true fact : zits can appear even after adolescence. Pimples happen when oil (sebaceous) glands come to life. Sebum (oil) is a natural substance which lubricates and protects the skin, and under certain circumstances, cells that are close to the surface block the openings of sebaceous glands and cause a buildup of oil underneath. This oil stimulates bacteria (which live on everyone’s skin and generally cause no problems) to multiply and cause surrounding tissues to become inflamed. (from medicinenet.com)
A few weeks ago, a few pimples started appearing on my chin. I suspected it was my own fault. I have this bad habit of rubbing my chin whenever I am thinking and we all know our hands aren’t always clean. Anyway, I didn’t do anything because usually they go away after a few days but until last week, they were still happily occupying the same spot. Annoying! So on my recent visit to the hypermarket, I picked up this product : Mentholatum Acnes Point Clear.
I actually heard about this product from our forum, just another prove that our forum is chock-full of useful info like this But I didn’t remember it until I saw this little tube in the cosmetic section in Giant. There are actually a few different products from this brand, all promising to either prevent acnes or to get rid of them. The one I ended up buying is the Acnes Point Clear. It came in a little tube with a roller ball applicator which I love because you can apply the product directly on the troubled spot. It contains Peach Leaf extract which they claimed to provide good treatment for acne-prone skin.
I put it on that night after I cleaned my face, put on my serum and moisturizer. It felt cool (must be the mentholatum), absorbs fast and didn’t leave any noticeable residue. In the morning, my pimples looked visibly “tamer”. I kept using it and after the third day, these stubborn pimples are gone! Hurrah!
The pimples have left some dark-ish spots and they’re still there (I think I need different product to get rid of these) but the zits are definitely gone and for that alone I am loving this product!
Mentholatum Acnes Point Clear is available in most hypermarkets and retails for approx. IDR 11.000 (That’s right. I am not missing a zero there, it is that cheap!). It is also fragrance free, hygiene-safety test passed and dermatologically tested.