After sitting on the new Papulex™ Gel for a few weeks, I finally had to use it last night. It must be the skin care that I’m using because I haven’t had any breakout for quite some time *touch wood*. Then I did something really stupid. I was generous with the amount of Innisfree Orchid Intense Cream to use two nights ago and I woke up with a few pimples. Thus came this review 😛
Although Papulex is a brand that was clinically proven to be effective on acne, I have never heard about it before. The brand focuses on improving skin appearance by reducing breakouts and making sure that the skin appears healthy and revitalised at the same time. In fact, 99% acne sufferers saw noticeable improvement with their skin condition in just six weeks of usage.
This clinically proven Papulex™ Power of 3 optimizes acne management by tackling three main root causes of acne – Proliferation of P. acnes bacteria, increase in sebum production and lastly inflammation of acne. Power of 3 formula includes:
- EU Patented ABA Technology – to reduce acne causing bacteria
- Nicotinamide – to control inflammation and calm breakout down
- Zinc PCA – to reduce skin oiliness and shine
First thing first, the tube is HUGE. This tube alone would probably last me for years to come. It is by far the one and only super size anti-blemish gel I’ve ever seen 😀 . The only thing I don’t like is the nozzle. I wish it came with a pointy tip instead because the gel keep leaking out. The good news is, there is a way to solve this oozing issue. What I like to do is to turn the tube upside down, tap it on the table a few times before unscrewing the cap off.
Papulex Gel comes in a clear, gel-ish texture. It is fragrance free and paraben free. This gel contains Alcohol Denat in it’s ingredient. You will find most skin care for oily / acne skin does contain this ingredient as the purpose is to dry out the skin and it acts as a quick fix. So although this gel is basically scentless, you will still smell a slight alcohol scent in it. Comparing with tea tree blemish gel, Papulex Gel definitely smells better in so many ways.
Basically this gel is to be used on localized spot morning and night after the usual skin care routine. I patted it on three pimples yesterday night before bed and woke up with fully subsided pimples! Seriously I didn’t expect this at all so I didn’t even have a photo to show you the before and after 🙁 as the pimple formation came too sudden and I wasn’t even prepared. Besides the few pimples, I also had two bulge forming underneath the skin. I can’t see it but I can feel it with my finger and the pain reminds me that it’s there. I didn’t know what to expect from the gel but I thought I should try my luck and apply some of the gel onto the bulge. The next day the bulge subsided a little bit and the gel somehow brought it to head. So I continue applying on the same night and the next morning it was gone. I was pretty impressed with how fast it works on pimples 😀
Unlike tea tree blemish gel, this Papulex Gel doesn’t sting or feels minty on my skin. I actually like this type as I’m definitely not a fan of anything stinging or minty to begin with. I like treatment product to feel like as if I don’t have anything on and this Papulex Gel fits the bill.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.