Date night/wedding/graduation/any Instagrammable coming up? Here’s a shortlist of #thenicolecodeapproved emergency Zit Zappers that are sure to get rid of or at the very least reduce the size of your enemies.
Active Ingredients- Cytobiol Bardane 5%, Witch Hazel 5%, Salicylic Acid 0.5%
Price- N4500 (Nela’s Beauty Options, Lekki)
How to Use – Apply directly on the imperfection 2 or 3 times a day
Skin Type- Sensitive, Normal.
Clean and Clear persagel 10
Active Ingredient- a whopping 10% of benzoyl peroxide
How to Use- Apply thin layer on blemish up to 3 times a day.
(I also included the picture of the Clearex 10 because I got that from Ebeano and it’s the same thing as the persagel. Directions to use are the same as above. Price- N1100)
Skin Type- Combination, Oily
Pure Tea Tree Oil
Active Ingredient- tea tree oil (obvs)
How To Use- Pour a few drops onto a cotton bud, gently dab into the blemish. Do this up to three times a day.
Skin Type- Combination/Oily
More sensitive skins could dilute with water before applying. Tea tree oil is pretty good with flattening cysts FYI.
La Roche Posay Effaclar A.I
Active Ingredients- Niacinamide
Skin Type- all skin types
How To Use- Apply on imperfection up to 4 times a day.
Personally, I am a benzoyl peroxide girl. Nothing speeds up the exit of a spot or halts it in its tracks quite like it for me. However, it can be super harsh on sensitive skin, so #thenicolecoderecommends starting with a lower strength like 2.5% or 5% if you have never used BP before. And using sparingly too.
You are guaranteed to find something that works on this list as it covers pretty much all skin types- but did I miss out any zit zappers that should have made this list? Have you tried any of these products?
Let me know,