Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Feels great, makes me look even greater!
I got this two weeks ago on a whim, I struggle with hormonal & cystic acne as well as Dermatillomania (skin picking disorder). So I am constantly digging my nails into my face at bumps and pimples and I wind up spreading a lot of bacteria deep into my skin. I have previously tried Acure's vegan Saylic Acid spot treatment but found it leaving my skin very sticky. This one works wonders, slight burn on top of freshly picked spots, but not too bad at all and not sticky! I have been using it in a thin layer over my whole face and I've noticed that my skin is less infected and inflamed than it normally is and I would love to try the rest of Pacifica's acne products! The only thing I wish was different was the functioning of the bottle, it's very very difficult to squeeze the product out and especially if your hands are slippery! A pump would be a better fit for this product!
Most Helpful Critical Review Saw Zero Changes
I had high hopes for this gel. First, the bottle isn't the best for the product but I could have looked past that if this product worked on my acne. I've suffered from acne for all of adulthood. I tend to have most breakouts during warmer weather, too. I tried this on my face for several weeks and at different stages of my acne. Sadly this made zero impact on my acne. I saw no signs of drying it out, no signs of shrinking, no signs of anything. I wouldn't say this necessarily made it worst but it most certainly didn't help. I'll keep searching for my magical treatment...
Reviewed by 313 customers Helps my adult acne and my sons teen acne
Jessie from Southern Ca
I've been getting painful cystic acne spots and I started using this in combination with an acne wash. For the first time in months I don't have painful spots on my face. Just a dab at night for 3 days and the cystic bumps are gone.
Janelle11 from Ohio
I had never tried a salicylic acid product before and this stuff is amazing! I can feel it working and can usually see a difference within 24 hours or less after using it.
Nasty deep under the skin pimple
Pbenedict01 from OR
I had a deep pimple under my skin near my lip and I used this and it was gone in 3 day I only used it once a day I think if I followed the directions which I think says 2 am/pm it would have gone away sooner.
Good for acne prone skin!
vanessaxcamille from undisclosed
If youre like me, acne prone, this helps for immediate pimple control. Its good value and though it dries my pimple I didnt think it dried out my skin. The packaging is simple and clean. I use this product sparingly.
I actually like this...
kivag from undisclosed
I actually like this product a lot! When I have acne burst outs I use a q tip and dip it into the solution instead of using the bottle feature. I find it easier to apply right on top of problem areas. Usually takes overnight to a day to see acne flattened out and for acne scars to disappear after applying it for a few days which I like a lot too! I approve!
BrownHaired Gal from Idaho
I had been eyeballing this product for a while and kept reading the comments. I had shifted prescriptions recently and wearing masks frequently had started to make me break out in my chin and cheek areas horribly. The comments on this seemed overall very enticing and positive minus the flaw of the applicator. Though, I read enough comments to see people recommended using a q-tip to apply directly to the face from the applicator so that's what I have been doing. It has been working magic on my face and really helps speed things up for me. I would a million times recommend this product!
gabrielaj11 from undisclosed
You can see a difference in your zits they will definitely dry faster. One of my favorites in the collection
Sarah O from Lexington, SC
I'm a healthcare worker and am fighting a hormonal imbalance, so 20 years after high school, I'm fighting occasional cystic acne on the chin again. While I know that only an injection at the dermatologist will truly fix a big, red, angry mounded up cyst, this is absolutely the next best thing. Overnight, the redness, heat, and pain was reduced and made it so I could cover it. Within a few days, it was almost entirely gone. Absolutely worth every penny!
great spot treatment
abbymorrison31 from undisclosed
This does exactly what it says it will. I use when I have a whitehead popping up and it definitely shortens heal time significantly.
I use this whenever I have a spot!
reagwhit from undisclosed
This does what it says it does! It dries out when your apply it, so make sure to apply it directly where you need it. It dries quickly, is clear, and doesnt transfer onto my pillow cases!
REMEMBER: WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER USE
bn from na
This product is AWESOME!! As always, please patch test before use because it works differently for everyone. Long story short, this product delivers exactly what is it intended for and worked wonders for my ance. A word of caution, however, please wash the product off your finger/hand or apply with a reusable Q-Tip or something. I got lazy after a while and the product dried out the fingertip I used really bad lol!! Remember, the product goes on your face but it will act on your hands too.
It works! I used it...
bri_nicole422 from undisclosed
It works! I used it for a week, before the week was up my pimple was gone! It worked better then the patches do for me! It dosent burn either which I have had happen with similar products! Its also very cute packaging
You can actually feel this stuff working!
MesswithMS from Cleveland Ohio
I have just received this little beauty for the occasional pimple and what is AMAZING about this product is that you can actually feel it working on fighting against the pimples! I love that you can apply it at night and then have your pimples be gone (or almost gone) by the time you wake up!
Not a Miracle, but Definitely Helps!
jnhefner1150 from undisclosed
I have combination skin and was looking for a spot treatment for troublesome pimples that kept popping up in my (oilier) T-zone. This product has not dried out my skin, as other reviewers have stated it did. It is not a miracle spot treatment, but it does seem to minimize pimples quicker and stop the progression if used when a pimple first begins to develop. I will continue using it.
This right here is...
nancyasabea from undisclosed
This right here is impeccable. Every time time I dot the product on a pimple and within the next day or two the pimple is very much shrunk almost gone. I was very surprised by the way this product worked so well. It's one of my favorites, if not the top in this collection.
LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Laurie from Sumner, WA.
I use this as needed. I have fairly active acne so I need it most of the week. However, my husband has great skin and had a pimple pop up recently. I had him put a spot of this on and he was cleared up the next day. Definitely would recommend.
really liked it
biahanke from undisclosed
I really liked this product so far, no strong fragrance. I used it for the first time a couple days ago on active blemishes and they were a lot better in the morning. Not sure how harsh it is but Ill circle back later :)
Good Product Bad Packaging
Skincareadiction from Chesterfield, MI
The product itself works, I do notice a difference if I use it on a break out a couple nights in a row. But the packaging sucks. It's really hard to get any product out.
LillianGR from Vancouver WA
This is hands down the best spot treatment I've used on my very sensitive oily acne prone skin. Unlike all the other drugstore spot treatments, this one doesn't destroy the healthy skin around a blemish, in fact I've even been applying a thin layer on my large nose pores to help clear them out. It takes a few days for it to help with fully formed already picked at blemishes, but only takes 1-2 days for brand new ones. At first I didn't like the applicator and that I had to put it on a q tip then apply to face, but now I actually prefer this way, gives me more control and less waste. I would reccomend this to everyone, especially sensitive skins with acne.
Nolesln79 from Columbus, Ga
I got this to give to brides at their trial in case they have a last minute break out. I haven't used on any brides yet, but I did get a zit on my lip and used it and it did extremely well!
decent product but not miracle worker
wendigoesrawr from undisclosed
I love salicylic acid in acne products so this has great ingredients and was decent at treating the occasional pimple. I still prefer another product for overnight action which is why only 4 stars
good not great
londons4 from undisclosed
I think this definitely helped my pimples dry out but I cant say I was amazed by it- mostly because it dried out my skin around it pretty bad. Ill definitely keep using it though cause it helps a lot more than doing nothing does
hollyg14 from undisclosed
I was really surprised with how well this product has been working for me. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because I feel like it can sometimes be difficult to squeeze some out of the stiff bottle. Other than that, Id recommend!! I received this as a complimentary product in a VoxBox
so far so good
sarap3 from undisclosed
This spot treatment I expected to show improvement overnight but you need a good 4 days for it to show much improvement, I wish it was quicker ! :(
Awesome at treating acne!
stylebyaarika from undisclosed
I rarely breakout but I got one of those bumps coming in under the skin on my chin and Immediately tested this out on it. I had to apply it a few nights on a row but it did not progress and instead went away. I typically use a DIYA tea tree mix that works rather quickly but this wasn't too bad. I would definitely recommend it!