This gel spot treatment, comes in a white carboard box, with blue and brown writing. The box gives useful information to the user about the product, what its use is, its ingredients and the fact that it is part of the brand’s ‘Dermatologist Solutions’ collection. Once the box is open, you’ll find a small white squeeze tube, with a blue cap, additional blue font writing as well as the directions for use.
This product is suitable for all skin types.
The spot treatment is a partly sticky kind of gel, and it stays wet on your fingers long enough to have time to correctly apply to the spots.
The gel has a faint acidic chemical smell, that quickly goes away once applied to the skin.
Before applying, wash your face, so your skin is clean. Twice a day, apply a tiny bit of the gel on each zit, or black spot you want to get rid of, then gently blend into the skin by massaging the applied-upon spot until it is absorbed.
The brand claims that the gel helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, by clearing blackheads, whiteheads and acne blemishes, leaving the skin looking healthier and clear. Our finding is that it does dry up small spots and zits quite quickly! For small zits, it takes approximately between 18 and 30 hours to clear. As for bigger spots, it takes a little longer, around two to three days. One of the advantages, is that it leaves no dark spot on your skin.
However, similarly to other spot treatments, the Blue Herbal spot treatment stings a little when applied, but for less than a few seconds. Another possible consequence is dryness, on and around the area of application, when applied too often and for too long.
The product comes in one size, containing 15ml, for 18$ as marketed on the brand’s website. The gel is more expensive than pharmaceutical products with similar benefits, such as Galderma’s Cutacnyl Gel, by, priced around 5$ for 40g, but it similar to Clinique’s anti blemish cleaning gel, also priced at 18$ for 15ml on the official website.