I read so many great reviews and blog posts about this product, and was so excited to use it. I regularly use a host of Japanese and Korean beauty products, having several dermatologists tell me that the products coming from there (and France, FYI) have so much research going into them and are high quality, effective products. My day-to-day routine contains Shisheido, DHC, SK-II, and Dr. Jart, just to name a few.
So, my bottle of Natural Aqua Gel Cure arrived lickidy split (thanks, Amazon Prime...the best $100 a year you'll ever spend!). I didstep one of my cleansing ritual, starting with the oil first, then moved on to The Cure. It didn't feel as dramatic as some reviewers have suggested, but I'm pretty regular with my exfoliating, as well as monthly peels at my derm's office, so I figured maybe I didn't have too much old dead stuff to shed. I followed up with the rest of my routine, and turned in for the night.
The next morning, I woke up to 3 really deep big ole sore, underground, hard-as-a-rock pimples along my chin. Lovely! I'm not even exaggerating when I say my profile has actually been temporarily altered as a result of this one particular huge, angry, alien "growth" on my chin. I am a fanatic about my skin, and even though I it is fair and somewhat sensitive, I very rarely get any breakouts, and even then, it's nothing that a smear of Clean and Clear spot treatment, a dab Mario Bedescu pink drying lotion, or one of those clear little acne-spot hydrocolloid patches can't zap overnight.
On day three, with the spots in question getting bigger, redder, and way more sore, I headed to the dermatologist for a few shots of cortisone. While they are greatly diminished in size and pain intensity this morning, it will still be a good day or two more before they are actually flattened enough for a touch of concealer.
Hope this helps someone else avoid this nasty little incident.
** Don't use the Peter Thomas Roth Clear Absorbing Acne Invisible Dots, however. They don't stick and they don't work. Go with the ones from NexCare, or just buy blister care Band-Aids and cut them down to size. That's the fix!
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm ; 2.72 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 290 g
- Item Model Number: BU14T01435
- ASIN: B001ABLKK2
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 13 January 2018
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,406 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)