I’ve had this Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel for quite a while now, but I never really had the chance to use it until last week. It has a concentrated mix of Glycolic acid, Aloe Vera, and Salicylic acid that reduces swelling, redness, and dries up the blemish – overnight. The Glycolic acid exfoliates the skin to remove the dead skin cells, while the Salicylic acid unclogs the oil, dirt, and bacteria within the pores. Does it work? Read on.
Just a quick story. My nose was a little bit painful when I woke up one morning. I didn’t do anything at first. The next day, I saw the middle part of my nose was turning red. I usually go to the dermatologist to have such kind of pimple injected. I didn’t want any scab though since I was off for a vacation in just a few days. Who would want to have a little mark right in the middle of the nose in photos? (I try not to wear makeup when I go on vacation. “Vacation” for me means letting my skin breathe too.) I then remembered using this Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel. I was surprised when I woke up the next day. In just one application overnight, inflammation gone with very minimal pain. I continued applying one more night and the pimple was non-existent! I honestly didn’t expect it from an affordable drugstore brand.
Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel comes in a twist pump packaging with a separate cap. The twist pump will help avoid any spillage when you want to bring it inside your bag. I appreciate that it has a cap to keep the pump sanitized, although it can easily get misplaced. It comes in a generous size of 20ml. I actually wish it also comes in a smaller size. Since Pond’s Overnight Pimple Gel is a spot treatment, you only need a very small amount for every affected area.
The gel smells like acid, which can be a con to those who are sensitive to scent. Dont’ worry it’s normal for products with Glycolic and Salicylic acids. Once applied on affected area, you can feel a very mild stinging sensation for a few seconds. When the product dries up, the area becomes a little bit sticky. I don’t mind though since I use it before bedtime.
On its effectivity, it works best on zits that are on their way to maturity. The gel can help minimize, or in my case, completely stop it from maturing. It also dries mature zits with white eye pretty fast. Do not expect it to work on cystic acne though. Such kind of zits must be removed by a dermatologist.
Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel Application Tips
- After cleansing and toning your face, apply a small amount of Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel on the affected area. Make sure your hands are clean.
- You can use it during the day, but the translucent gel works best if applied before bedtime.
- When affected area becomes flaky the next day, make sure to apply moisturizer after cleansing and toning the face.
Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel Verdict
Overall, I really recommend Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel as a spot treatment. In my experience, it really worked overnight! But then again, it doesn’t work for all kinds of acnes. Also, take note that our skin can get used to the skincare products we always use. If you use Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel often, it might not be as effective in the long run. What’s great about this product is it’s budget friendly. It’s only PHP 320 for 20ml bottle.
Pond’s Overnight Pimple Care Gel is available in leading drugstores and department stores nationwide.