Tuesday, January 19, 2010
What it is: Marcelle’s AC-Solution Blemish ControlThe gist of it: Basically, this is a salicylic-based liquid spot treatment with a brush applicator. Like any other spot treatment, it’s made to be put only on breakout-prone areas… and no, we don’t mean your whole face! According to Marcelle this should not only “help regulate sebum production,” it should also reduce inflammation and clogged pores, soothe redness, and “make blemishes disappear.” It’s a tall order to fill if you ask me!
The effectiveness: Personally, I don’t feel like this is an effective treatment for my acne — but before you freak out, remember that different ingredients help target different things! Salicylic is more gentle than something like benzoyl peroxide, but it’s also less effective if you have closed comodones, etc. I find that sulphur-based treatments work best for my skin… acne treatments are just so finicky, it’s hard to write one off for others’ skin!
ALCOHOL DENAT., AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCOLIC ACID, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ARGININE, SALICYLIC ACID, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE , BISABOLOL, ALLANTOIN