I LOVE this stuff. I actually like to use it over my bare minerals foundation as a concealer on my problem areas, it works like a charm! You can wear it alone as well, or as a night treatment; This stuff will literally dry out your pimples over night.
What I love most about it though, is that I can put it over my painful cystic acne that comes up around that time of the month and it will bring it to the surface much faster, cutting the healing time significantly. Great product! I will definitely continue to repurchase.
Found this product in an outlet store while on vacation, and was surprised at how well it worked. Never had much of an acne problem until I hit my 40's. I had always been using a different acne treatment for breakouts, until I tried this product. My skin had some breakouts at the time, so I was able to try it that night. Liked it well enough, went back and bought another to put back at home. This product doesn't dry my skin out, but seems to dry the blemish up. I apply with a cotton swab and have found a very small amount works. My blemish doesn't seem to hurt and bother me, in fact I don't seem to notice I have a spot until I look in the mirror. I've been impressed with this product.
100% Acne Solution
I have tried many other acne products. Many with high reviews and cost. I tried every reg old pharmacy shelf solution and NOTHING has worked like this product. I use it morning and night and in just FIVE days there was a huge improvement! The attached photo shows exactly this- the day I sent a pic to my husband saying how embarrassed I was and then BOOM- 5 days later. Same amount of make up (also bare minerals) and same side of face!
Sort of works
I bought this product wanting something new to try on my acne. It does dry out the area but be careful with how much you put on. I put some on my chest and it started to burn and itch like crazy. I have seen some improvement but not much. I don't think that I will buy this again but use up what I have.
I received this product in a trial size, I was skeptical at first as to how it was going to work, but I started using it and I can't complain. I don't always get blemishes, but when I do this is the first thing I grab. It works well and I notice within a couple of days the blemish(es) start to disappear.
So far... AWESOME
I purchased blemish therapy 6 hours ago- I made the mistake of purchasing cheap make up as a quick fix one day, and it caused break outs all over my face and neck. I purchased this, really on a whim, as nothing ever works for me, but I'm always open to trying new things to see if they happen to be "the one". And this is "the one", I think! All of my break-outs are MUCH smaller and are hardly able to be seen now! I'm shocked! I've had acne since I was a teenager, and it got better in the last couple of years, but when I do something stupid, I pay for it. And prescriptions, clinique, proactive, neutrogena, etc don't work for me... And my face is pretty sensitive to potentially harsh washes and treatments.
The one thing about it, though, is there is a pretty distinct tea tree oil scent, so if you're not used to that, it might irritate you a bit.
I noticed others have commented that the coverage isn't that great- I was actually quite pleased with the concealment of this product, but still used the BM concealer under my BM foundation just as an added coverage.
The only reason I gave 4 stars, is because this is only the first day I've used it- but loved it so much, I had to at least give a review, in case others were debating on purchasing :)
Very happy with this product, I've been using it for about 2 weeks and overall I think it's worked better than most other treatments I've tried for moderate acne.
I used to have acne back when I was younger, and I'm 26 now and get maybe one or two pimples every now and then. I've tried so many spot treatments, over the counter and prescribed stuff. I walked into the Bare Minerals store and saw this product, I actually had a wedding to go to the next day and had a nice size pimple on my chin, so I purchased this and decided to give it a try. I must say this stuff is amazing!!!! Completely made it shrink in a day and by the second day it was completely gone, without me having to pop it. Even if I feel it coming on I put it on and it's gone! I've told all my friends and family and swear by this stuff. I no longer use Benzol or Acid products on my face. I even put it on my cheeks and it's drastically reduced my pore size within about two weeks. Seriously worth $18 bucks!!! This stuff is amazing and I take it with me everywhere, especially when I travel and get to a new locations, sometimes the water to wash your face, or even the travel can stress you out and cause a pimple or two, we'll this stuff allows me to stay completely clear!!!!
My new must have!!
I love this item!! I had heard about Bare Minerals products before but have only recently started using them. While in the boutique, the representative told me about this product. She said that her supervisor had applied it at the beginning of her work shift and by the end it had improved.
So I decided to try it as I had some sort breakout on my eyelid which had been stubborn for a week without improvement and was irritating. I couldn't conceal it very well and I had a wedding the next day. I applied it that evening and before bedtime. By the next morning, it had improved dramatically and was barely noticeable. I went to the wedding a happy girl. It has worked multiple times for other "Mount Vesuvius-es" that have erupted on my face in like 1-2 days.
I was told to wear this over my foundation but it noticeable and does not conceal. So I might wear it under foundation or rub it in.
I carry it my purse to zap breakouts as they come. I love it and will never be without it! :)
I don't usually break out too often, mainly during that "favorite" time of month, but when I do there will be multiple ones, especially on my chin. I bought this so that it would help clear up my skin when I did break out.
The product has helped clear my face up more quickly than before I started using it. Some of my smaller blemishes disappeared almost overnight! I am not sure how well it is preventing blemishes, though.
The smell is strong, especially if you have blemishes around your nose, but it is due to the "natural sulfur" present (that helps to dry out the blemishes). However, it is not enough for me to stop using it! Also, because it is a light-colored powder, it doesn't really "conceal" (as advertised) with my medium skin tone, so I use it in conjunction with concealer. Also, the more you put on, the lighter it looks. Because of that, I usually put on a little before my concealer/foundation in the morning, and a lot more at night.
i bought this a couple weeks ago and started using it. i dont have a big acne problem but i do break out occasionally. I started using this on some of my problem areas and was completely disappointed :( it actually made me break out worse, and it was litterally over night! i love bare minerals to death and only use your make up and face wash so i was really bummed i had this bad of an experiance with this product. i understand everyones skin is different so in no way am i saying its a horrible product, its just horrible for my skin. :(
Use it every night
I use this as a preventative product in the areas I'm prone to break outs. I also use it when I have a pimple and it gets rid of it fast. My only issue is with the smell, it's kind of like menthol, but if it helps it work then that's fine.
After my roommate started using Blemish Therapy I decided to give it a try as well.
I believe it helps minimize my breakouts. I have been using it every morning and night as directed for the last few weeks and it definitely made a difference.
I don't think I've had as much luck as most other people using it on current acne, but it does help it go away faster than it did on its own.
My reason for knocking a star off of this, though, is because it is advertised to "Heal and Conceal". I do not have good luck with it concealing. If the zit is already almost gone, it does cover up that last bit of redness, but I usually have to use a regular concealer over the top.
I still love this product, but I am a little disappointed that it didn't quite work on me the way it was advertised.
Prepare to be Wowed!
I absolutely love this product! I have tried many acne products including Proactive and this works better bar none. I gave it a 4 because it has a funky smell that took some getting used to - not bad enough to discontinue using the product though.
I don't break out often, but I really like using this when I do. I can nip a breakout in the bud and cover it at the same time. It really works and doesn't irritate my skin like drugstore acne products do.
I purchased the Blemish Therapy and I fell in LOVE with it. The 1st night I used it I woke up in the morning and it worked wonders!! I highly recommend this product. I have very little blemishes so it took it away over night.
Need a quick zit zapper? This will do the trick!
This is the best product to dab on a pimple . I use it twice a day on clean skin and it helps to dry the pimple, get rid of redness and helps to ease the pain. I would advice you to join the BE club so you can get it shipped every few months . It's the best product ever.
The best blemish product
Seriously best I've ever tried and I've tried hundreds literally
I get anything from little whiteheads to cysts and the bareminerals skincare routine plus this has made me comfortable without makeup !
Effective & easy
I have combination skin. This summer after spending lots of time in the pool & sun I started breaking out. I talked bare minerals & they suggested this. I've been using it for a couple weeks now & love it. It has helped my breakouts & travels easily.
Skeptical, but also Hopeful
I just bought this product, and it feels okay on my skin. No rash or irritation has occurred yet, so that's good. It doesn't cover as well as I would have liked, but I realize that, whatever Bare Minerals doesn't cover, it improves. I'm hoping the same philosophy will occur here. On the box it said to apply a light layer to prevent future blemishes, so I used the Handi Buki brush to do that. If you want to do a spot treatment, use the brush it comes with though.
This product is an over time treatment. But it works so I will continue to use it and buy it.
I really love this product. I only get the occasional breakout and this conceals it without clogging my pores again. I love to keep in in my back pack or purse for touch ups. What I do not like however is the size. I still have the one I got 3 years ago but its almost out. I wanted to buy another one, but for the size it is, its not worth my money. Also, I already have the brush for it. I don't need another one. Another thing is, I just use my regular concealer brush, so you don't really need one at all. I wish they were sold separately.
Decent concealer, ineffective therapy
I have normal skin, and based on the reviews, thought this might be an effective way to mask and fight occasional blemishes as they popped up, so I started applying it to problem areas. Unfortunately, after some regular use of the blemish therapy, my occasional acne became much more distinct! It's decent as a concealer, but was overpriced for that (the foundation powder works just about as well!), and made my skin worse.
I'm 67 years young & I have used this for the last 3 to 4 years & I love it, if I start to get a litte
breakout, I just use alittle bit & it clears up right away!!
My favorite product!
I wasn't sure if this product would actually work. This is by far my favorite item. As soon as I feel a blemish coming on, I apply this and it clears up totally! I LOVE Blemish Therapy
LOVE this product
I am 22 years old and occasionally break out now and then. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my skin and after spending costly amounts on dermatologist prescriptions I found this product. It is AMAZING. It works fast and gets your skin clear in no time. I always buy two just so I have a back-up in case I run out! I highly recommend.
I am over 55 now and for some reason have started having acne problems. I received this product as a free trial a few years back and it helped me at that time. When the breakouts started again, I remembered this and went back to using this product. It is wonderful at clearing blemishes up quickly!
Great blemish treatment product
As someone who is being treated professionally for acne, I love this product. When you see a blemish about to sneak up on you, brush a little of this on in the beginning and it helps stop the blemish in it's tracks. Another thing to love about this product is if you need to head out without make-up on, this product does help conceal a bit.
Now this will work on most pimples not blackheads/ whiteheads or cystic. ( at lease on my face) That's why a 4 not a 5. Works very well on those monthly pimples that pop up also. Will clam the redness and tenderness quickly within a day or so pimples are usually gone. Plus the soothing feeling helps while it heels. I layer it under my foundation with no issues. Nice little kit and last a while brush is soft enough not to irritate your skin plus it's nice to have a separate brush just for blemish needs.
Exceeded My Expectations
I have been battling more blemishes as an adult in my late 20s than I ever did in my teen years. I've tried drug store acne washes and creams, even Proactive but I'm left out with dried out skin, and sometimes oily patches.
I love the BareEscentuals skin care line and now use that exclusively except when I have really, really bad break outs. My face has been broken out for the last 4 weeks and has not responded to anything. After visiting a BareMinerals Boutique the sales woman recommended this product. I'll try anything! I was skeptical after seeing it was a powder, but I love tea tree extract, so I purchased it. My blemishes are clearing quickly-- within a matter of days. This may not seem quick, but I cannot stress enough how many weeks I've been treating this acne without any response and/ or it getting worse. I'm blown away by this few day response/ improvement.
My face is not oily or super dry. My skin feels healthy. Best of all, I can follow all steps of my skin care regimen cleanse to moisturize. The blemish areas are clearing up and are neither dried out nor oily. A HUGE thank you to BareMinerals and the Boutique for introducing me to this product. This will now be a constant on my club shipment.