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Elf Zit Zapper Review

Even in my late twenties (it pains me to say late twenties...ugh!) I'm still battling with adult acne, I'm really starting to think it'll never go away.

I'm always on the look out for acne fighting products that help to treat and prevent acne flareups. I was watching a You Tube video and in the video she was raving about Elf's Zit Zapper, since I'm a fan of Elf products I thought I would give it a try. Here are my thoughts...




PRODUCT CLAIMS

"Zap zits away with the unique blend of Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel and Camphor.

This special clear formula helps to fight and prevent acne, reduce redness and swelling, minimize pore size and clear skin."



PROS

-Very affordable, only $1.
-Can be easily purchased at Elf's website or Target stores.
-Very small size, fits in your pocket or cosmetic bag.
-It's 0.2 fl oz but lasts a long time.
-Reduces redness from pimples.

CONS

-Because of the medicine and other ingredients in it, it has a strong scent.


MY THOUGHTS

I'm very impressed, who knew you can spend $1 for a skin care item and it would actually work! I tend to have whitehead pimples and when they show up- I put some of this on it and within the next day or two the pimple is gone! This really works if the pimple has just formed, because it's easier to treat.

I can also tell when my skin is getting ready to form a pimple because it starts to form a knot like a mosquito bite and I start to see some redness... when that happens-I roll this on and within a day it takes away the redness and it stops the pimple from forming. 

I think it works so well because it's made with four ingredients( tea tree oil, witch hazel, salicylic acid and camphor) that are known to fight pimples, normally acne treatments have 1 or 2 of these ingredients but not all four. If you suffer with acne, I think this product will be worth a try. 

Do you suffer with acne or an occasional breakout? Do you do anything to treat it?

Comments

This is a def try for me...someone once told me that toothpaste can help clear pimples. I've tried it a few times. Can't really say if it worked or not
Ms. Viva Glam said…
I've heard about the toothpaste trick, it did dry up the pimples and made them appear smaller.
Girl I'm so glad you reviewed this product. I've been interested in this Zit Zapper for months. I'm a huge ELF fan as well, however, I know that ELF is a hit or miss when it comes to finding good stuff. Most of the Studio Line is great but the regular $1 products can be a risk. I've avoided this product b/c it was a dollar and I figured it wouldn't work, Now I'll have to try it. I currently use Clinique's Emergency Gel Lotion and Spot Healing Gel.

As for using Toothpaste, I don't recommend it. Fluoride is not intended to be used on the skin. Sure the toothpaste will dry up the pimple, but it will also dry the skin around it and can leave an ugly scar. Stick to dermatologist recommended products. :-)
Forgot to mention that I love that polish color. What is it?
Ms. Viva Glam said…
I felt the same way, I was skeptical at first because it was $1 but I was pleasantly surprised. Hopefully you'll like it. Thanks for the info about the toothpaste, I read somewhere that it does dry the skin out... I knew it was a reason I stopped using it, couldn't remember though :)

Thanks, the nail polish is Baby Purple, it was one of the colors I picked out at the nail salon.
Tiffany said…
Wow I think I am going to get this!
Rahel Stephanie said…
Hi there! Lovely blog, i followed you :)
btw, im doing a giveaway for a YSL shirt on my blog http://rahelrahelrahel.blogspot.com
hope you'll check it out!!!

xx
Ms. Viva Glam said…
@ Tiffany: Definitely try it!

@ Rahel: Thanks for following, I'm checking out your blog now :)
QT said…
I can't even focus on the product review because I'm drooling over your nails! Love that color!!!!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Lol, it's called "Baby Purple" from Essie. I picked out at the nail salon.

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