No you did not read wrong. This product that I’m about to talk to you today is a post acne gel specially formulated to treat our number #1 enemy – acne scars and dark marks. But why the title is about breakout? You are about to find out.
While Mederma doesn’t work at all for me, I was hoping this Hiruscar Post Acne Gel For Acne Scar and Dark Marks works better since it’s especially for post acne scars. I purposely drove to the nearest Watsons in the neighborhood to get this. There is a few variant and I settled with the most expensive and most promising one.
At the point where I bought this…my skin was in one of the best state I ever had. Breakout wave stopped for a good few weeks which I was happy about it. Previous acne marks on both jawline faded but there is still just a tiny bit of darker marks to take care of. Which is why I wanted to give this gel a try.
At RM38.80 this comes in a white plastic tube. When the tube was new and plump I need not to squeeze too hard to get the gel out. The gel also doesn’t ooze out when I unscrew the cap. As you can see the silver strip on the tube has faded gradually.
This gel is advised to apply ONLY on closed acne wound. If you had “freshly” pop a zit please avoid applying this gel on the wound. I am not sure why but when the product direction said so means there’s a reason for it. Apply on the acne scars 2-3 times a day in the morning and before bed. This can also be applied after any skin treatment products and under makeup. In fact is is recommended for better result.
Another advise is to wash your hands before and after using. Below is the ingredient list.
As the name suggest, Hiruscar Post Acne Gel is in clear gel form. It is quite thick with a strong medical scent. It’s definitely not herbal, not smelly but a scent is present. I cannot figure out what is it but it is familiar. You only will need just a teeny weeny bit of the gel. Just a thin layer will do. The gel is easily spread. It absorbed in almost immediately. It doesn’t look or feel like you had this gel on.
So. Let’s go back to the breakout thing that I mentioned in the title.
Within a few days after I used this I started to have breakout. I didn’t really suspect this gel because this gel is for acne scars and marks. But then I didn’t use any new skin care products at that time so I continue using until it hit the second week. By second week the break out is far more worse than when it started. It was huge, red and painful. What I notice is the more I apply (twice a day) the more worse it gets. I had posted my breakout pictures in this post.
The breakout beginning to subside when I finally realized it was Hiruscar Post Acne Gel that cause all the breakout and I stopped using immediately. Within a few days I didn’t get any new breakout. Then it was time to focus on getting rid of all the scars and marks….AGAIN.
I started off with a clear, good skin but because of this my skin gotten so much worse. All this happen before I started my whitening journey with Guerlain Blanc de Perle.
Could it be that one or more ingredient doesn’t suits me? I don’t know. This is a product that I regretted buying because it does more harm than good to me.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.