This year, one of my resolutions is to avoid chemicals and unnecessary additives in my skincare (and food, and haircare, and everywhere!) as much as possible. That can be difficult to do, especially if you’re looking for something to quickly get rid of a pimple. The things you can find in drugstores and even department stores usually do the trick, but they do so with chemical-based treatments, like benzoyl peroxide (check out this blog post for more info on why you don’t want to put that stuff on your face).
When I had the chance to try out an acne-treating product from a new line, HappyMe Skincare, I was excited to know that the company focuses not just on clearing skin but on making it healthier than ever, using natural ingredients (not chemicals) like aromatherapies and essential oils. I was sent their Overnight Pimple Eliminator to test out and review.
This product contains sulfur and zinc oxide, along with tea tree oil and other natural essential oils, and is designed to be a spot treatment applied before you go to sleep. The applicator is a sort of stick/dropper and makes putting the product on pimples very easy.
Does it work? Absolutely. I don’t suffer from cystic or severe acne, so I can’t speak to if it would work for that need, but for the spots that seem to pop up randomly along my chin and nose, it was a miracle worker! I would apply the treatment before bed, and wake up with it instantly less intense. By the second application, the pimples would be gone, and I experienced no kind of irritation on my skin (because the ingredients are all natural, I’m sure!).
Any downsides? Make sure not to pick at the area once you’ve applied the treatment. It tends to flake a bit, and I did notice some residue on my pillowcase in the morning. But, if you don’t mind doing a load of laundry here and there (and you really should wash your pillowcases when you breakout, anyway), not a big deal.
I’d definitely recommend picking this up next time you need a quick “pimple be gone” treatment — your skin will thank you!