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Kinship Pimple Potion Retinal + Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment is a fast-acting spot treatment that clears + prevents acne.
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Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
I have a lot to cover so buckle up. First impression: happy with my purchase, silky consistency, smells fine(once in a while you get a whiff of the medicine but it's not bad, I don't even notice it anymore), little kinda goes a long way. I have pretty bad stubborn hormonal acne and this product helped. Right now and over the course of two weeks(how long I've been using the product) I think my face is purging as well as just plain breaking out. I have a separate acne medication and used this as it is, a spot treatment, but that pretty much went on every area of my face; I had my most severe breakouts in between my eyebrows and cheeks, and in painful pustule/whitehead clusters that last for a week at least. I woke up with several new whiteheads every morning in these hot spots and for awhile there I was afraid this product was making it worse, or just not doing anything, and then one day my eyebrows were clear. No red inflamed bumps or new whiteheads; just hyperpigmentation; which over the next few days, this product helped reduce. It didn't completely get rid of it, you can still see it, but it made it less noticeable. So my verdict is the SA helped purge and clean out my skin and once it was done it finally cleared. Just the other day my cheeks cleared as well. So, It works, but you have to be patient, and I don't think its a miracle potion, you have to keep up with all the other parts of your routine and I also used pimple patches religiously. But I think It's worth your money. FYI, I have oily skin but occasional ezcema and this product didn't irritate it or cause it to flare up.
I have combo skin with hormonal acne on my neck, chin, and jaw line. I also have a couple of acne spots on my face and back. I've been trying to clear it up for 2 years with different skincare products. I have used 80% of this bottle and it was not as effective in managing or getting rid my acne. It reduced the size of my pimples but it did not get rid of everything. I recommend saving your money and using Cortizone 10. Cortizone 10 can also be used on bug bites and it's more effective on reducing the size of your acne or clearing up your face.
Mary from Ca
I'm 25 and have been suffering from acne since I was a tween. NOTHING HAS HELPED LIKE THIS DOES. I've tried soooo many things over the years and I've finally got a routine that works for me now. This has been my first time trying retinol. Please give this at least a month to test it out. Also I have super dry and sensitive skin, and I can still use this(in moderation at first). I started out using this as a spot-treatment, and then I decided it would be more effective used all-over my face(because prevention is so important)in a thin layer. My skin has changed from dry, flakey, red, and polka-dotted, to glowing and fresh and much more resilient. The price is so worth it to me, I've already purchased this about 5 times, and I've been using it for months now.
Cass from USA
Not only have I not noticed any differences in my skin, I think it was more of a chore just to get the product out of the bottle.
FlowrHunter from California Central Coast
I've been having trouble with breakouts. My sister bought me a $50 gift certificate to Ulta "Try them, they're the best". So I picked out 4 products that looked promising and NOTHING HELPED. Waste of time and money,
d from houston, texas
i applied this like it said but did not see much of a difference
Sam from NY
For the price you get a lot. Occasionally I get hormonal acne that is occasionally cystic, a few uses of this can reduce the size of the acne significantly. I use it at night only and after my moisturizer because I did not want to ruin it
jenna from :)
this worked on a couple pimples here and there, but for the most part i didn't see a difference. the bright yellow color startled me a bit but it quickly seeps into skin so it's fine to wear during the day.
Caitlin Best from USA
literally my favorite product. it works so well I'm buying a second tube. i have combo skin but always break out on my forehead and chin when I'm stressed. ill put it on once or twice. a day and it minimizes the breakout dramatically. definitely worth a shot for only $17
Jason Javid from USA
The speed at which the pimple potion healed zits and scars is better than any other acne product I've used in the past. Also hydrating and layers well with other products!
Claire from USA
Kinship I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to purchase this product, IF it weren't for the FOUR different fragrant essential oils! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE consider launching a fragrance free version of this product or reformulating without these ingredients? This ingredient list is so, so, so good and I would love to spend my had earned money on it, the only thing holding me back are those oils!
Duchess1977 from Maryland
I used this as a spot treatment on a pimple and also the blackheads on my nose. After one use (overnight), I saw immediate results. The pimple had shrunk down and was only faintly visible. The blackheads completely disappeared. A few draw backs - it's BRIGHT yellow and didn't dry clear, so I suggest this product for overnight use only. It smells like medicine but it's not overpowering. But I'm still giving it 5 stars because IT WORKED! :)
Anna from USA
For me at least. I've been using this for about 2 months because I all of a sudden started breaking out when I've never had that problem before in my 30 years on this earth! I got this in a sub box for my daughter because she has acne, but after I started getting pimples, which I don't understand and am kinda freaking out about btw! I've been using this every morning and every night and sometimes during the day as well and I don't see it helping out at all. I use other skincare products so it's hard to tell which one would be helping if that were the case but I just don't find that this spot treatment helps my pimple. But I started using this on my daughter a few weeks ago so we'll see if it does anything to help her acne, so far I haven't seen any big changes unfortunately. I don't think I would repurchase though, it just doesn't seem worth it when I'm not seeing any results :( I understand that it can take time for products to start working but using this every day twice a day for this long without anything happening is a no from me.
Bloo from San Jose, CA
Pretty disappointed because I heard so many good things about it and NO ONE told me this formula is BRIGHT NEON YELLOW when you apply, so you can really only use it at night. At that point you're much better off wearing a pimple patch throughout the day anyway because at least pimple patches will be semi-transparent vs having a very obvious yellow dot/smear on your face. It has a nice citrus smell but I'm also not a fan of having such a strong fragrance on my face especially for a spot treatment. I'm sticking to the reliable pimple patches. No pun intended.
Julie from USA
I have had chin acne for about a year now, nothing I used made it go away. Started using this TWO days ago and it is about 80% clearer already
Kelly from NY
I use this product VERY sparingly, as a spot treatment. I was worried about the price, but the tube will last me a long time, so I think it's worth it. I switched to this from the Clinique Clinical Clearing Gel, and this is more gently but just as effective. I use self-tanner on my face, so a spot treatment causing flaking is a BIG concern for me, but no issues so far.
Juliette from USA
This product gave me rash-like breakouts.
sherry bolton from USA
my son said it is working great and wants me to buy more
Julia from Bethlehem
Omg this product is sooo good. Got it in January and not even half way down with it. Gets rid of my pimples in a couple days. Will never go back to any product
Crystal from USA
I have had this product for a while, and I think its a great introductory retinol step. It's made my skin feeling soft and also is making the marks left by pimples lighten up.
ewajayyy from Chicago, IL
Only reduced the pimples slightly sometimes. Comparable to drugstore products but more expensive. Wouldnt repurchase
Ryan Wiltzius from USA
Works beautifully; I've been getting painful acne for years as an adult that feels impossible to treat, but this cream has been a godsend. Because it treats and soothes my angry skin, I've been touching and picking at it much less. I'm absolutely loving the results so far!
KS from USA
Definitely saw results in 24 hours.
amurphy from Chicago, IL
I use this is part of my routine when I get a breakout. I start with acne patches and get all the nasty out. I follow up with this at night and use it every night until the pimple is gone and the dark spot is faded. I also use hero recovery balm during the day along with vitamin C. It has worked wonders on my chin acne with wearing these masks. It is not irritating or drying. I only use a little bit because a little goes a long way. I will be repurchasing when I run out and just purchased the succinic acid from the inkey list and will compare it.
Motero77 from Chicago, IL
L from USA
I was skeptical but this actually works. You may have to put on a lot a few times depending on the blemish but I use it everywhere I have breakouts and it nips them almost all the time. I have dry skin and acne from dryness as well as acne during time of the month. It just works.
Millie from USA
I was hesitant to purchase this product, and I was only partially comforted by previous reviews of effectiveness. However, now that I have been using the product for about three weeks, I can very well see a positive difference as a result of pimple potion! It has reduced my scarring and drastically reduces size and time of a pimple. I still have left over acne scars, but they are probably deeper than I've realized and will take some time before they fade. I also bought it to help reduce blackheads present on my nose. For me, I have not eradicated them yet, but I've noticed that the size and frequency of my blackheads has reduced noticeably in that area. I highly recommend this product and will continue to purchase this in the future. .