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### The idea is this - You put a small amount of this clear gel onto affected facial areas before you go to sleep at night. Just a thin layer, and you leave it to work overnight, and it draws out various impurities and, well, dirt, from your pores In the morning you wash it off. And you have clearer skin.
### The practical side of it is - You'll probably not remember to do this every night
### The and result, though, is this - Clearer skin It does work. I've only used it around the nose, as that's where I mainly have the problem with block pores. And I haven't applied it without fail for a week, or done everything as described on the pack "for best results". But all the same I have noticed some improvement.
So, the principle is a little bit like those nose strips, which peel off, taking the blackheads with them. But the gel has several advantages. It works about the same - not as instantly I admit, but eventually the same - but without: a) the expense b) the strips you end up putting in the bin c) loking totally stupid for 10 minutes while you wait for the thing to work! Also, the gel provides a more gradual solution. I've often found when using the strips that I suddenly get susceptible to new spots just after using a strip, perhaps because the pores are so clean and naked! I don't know why it is, but that doesn't seem to happen with the gel.
So this Neutrogena Clear Pore treatment is definitely worth persevering with. I'm going to try harder to keep it up, for longer this time.
It really does seems to work ok.
### The good things about it are - It doesn't have an offensive smell (especially important when you have to have it on your nose overnight!) After you apply it, it dries very quickly, and so isn;t messy, like you may have thought it would be.
Claims, on the packet, not only to clear blocked pores, but also to "act on the blemishes you already have" AND "prevent new ones from forming"
I'm not sure exactly what this means - what kind of blemishes does it act on? One things for sure, I've still got my freckles. Wouldn't be without em anyway.
It does stress that you need to use the gel regularly - makes sense. It's alcohol free You can use it with moisturisers.
As with most beauty products, you must avoid the eyes.
### Ingredients: Aqua (water, to you and me) PEG-32 PVM/MA decadiene crosspolymer salicycic acid sodium hydroxide parfum
Now, some of this sounds a bit dodgy to me - PEG-32 and PVM/MA sound decidedly chemical. On investigating further, I found that PEG-32 has been linked to causing skin irritation and eczema. Not something, ideally, that you'd want present in a product for use on your face. ...but you are using this product in far smaller quantities than other things like, say, moisturiser, or shampoo, so maybe it can't be all that bad. Do bear this in mind, though, if you suffer from eczema.
30 ml pack a squeezy tube, easy to get just a small amount out of.