Monday, May 14, 2012

Zapping the Zit Scars

I haven't done a product review in awhile, because frankly, there hasn't been one that I have fallen completely head-over-heels in love with.  I feel as though, if I am going to post about a product on the www, it MUST be one that I 100% believe in.  I don't want anyone to ever doubt my reviews, as I trust the ones I read from you ladies!!

So, the lucky winner today is the Clinque Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Remover.


I have dealt with sensitive skin and acne all of my life.  As crazy as it sounds, the worst of it has been in my adulthood.  I would get the typical teenage breakouts, but when I entered into my mid twenties, I started getting serious cystic acne.  Not fun and a complete self-esteem blow.  Some of them stuck around for so long, that I named them...let me correct myself...my friends named them.  A few of my facial friends foes, had the names Zelda and Zenith.  It was that BAD.  I would spend hundreds of dollars and shed few many tears going to the dermatologist for Cortisone shots.  Yes, I would get needles planted right into my face.  It was the ONLY thing that would get rid of the mound of pressure and nastiness.  And because I can't seem to leave the pimped out pimples alone {insert pick, squeeze, push and poke} I have been left with battle wounds. 

I decided that there had to be something out there that would somewhat help with the acne scarring.  I did my online research and came across Clinque's Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Remover.  It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but after all the money I have forked over to my Dermo, I told myself that it was worth a shot.

I could not be happier with the results thus far.  It is like rubbing pure silk onto your skin.  I have been using it twice a day, morning and night, for the last 4 weeks.  It has not only resulted in fading my scars, but I feel like it has really helped clear my skin.  

And it's not just for acne scarring.  It is a serum that reduces dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation as well. Using the serum twice a day, Clinique claims that results can be visible within as little as 4 weeks, with dramatic results after using it for a full 12 weeks. The serum is not meant to lighten your skin (i.e., make you paler); it targets the areas of skin that have more pigmentation to create an even skin tone.

The price for the small bottle is $50 and the large bottle is $70.  It sounds like a lot, but I promise, it's worth every penny.   I only wish that I would have started using this years ago.

As I continue my use, my fingers are crossed for further results.  I highly recommend giving it a try.  And again, I only post reviews of products I stand behind 100%. 

I am sorry that I don't have any before/after pictures to share, you will just have to take my word for it.  Have I ever let you down before?

And as always, I would love to hear if you have any products that you love, especially ones that improve skin tone.  Next battle to conquer, the crows feet that have decided to land at the corners of my eyes!!

Cheers to zapping the wounds from Zelda and Zenith!

21 comments:

Amy in Austin said...

I have been thinking about trying this for awhile. Every time I see an add in a magazine, I wonder if it can help this old skin out. What used to be cute freckles are now just looking like age spots. You've convinced me!! I'll pick up a bottle this weekend.

Alissa said...

I started breaking out just a few months ago. Like you, I was fine when I was a teenager. I think it was the make-up I was using, though. I've switched and have been fine ever since (knock on wood!)

Head to Toe Chic said...

I also have scars and I keep seeing ads for this. I've been wanting to try it but wasn't sure if it was worth the money. So glad you posted this review and I'm going to buy some this week!

Xo,
Angela

Stesha said...

Shan, I have to try this. I always see it on TV and I wonder to myself, does this work? I have sun spots I would like to be erased! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. LOVE YOU!

xx

Ashley K said...

I've heard such great things about this all over the web. I have battle wounds too so I think this is going to go on my wishlist for sure!

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Amy

Sabrina said...

Amazing review.I have never tried this.Last product I´ve tried was the Clarins Radiant mask,which was really good.xx

Always Maylee said...

Oh this is awesome, I think I might give this a try. I'm always scared to try new products on my face because my skin can be pretty sensitive and fickle to new things, but I've always liked Clinique so this might be worth it!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

So this really is like a miracle in a bottle, huh? I have seen ads and commericals, but I figured it was too good to be true. I would pay the high price tag for it though, I had a TON of acne scarring. There is nothing worse than finalyl achieving somewhat clear skin, but still having all the spots to prove you never used too. SO frusting, to say the least. Thanks for the review dear, you didn't let me down with Xen-Tan, so I hope this is just as great :)

Morgan Stone said...

This is great to know. I too had the normal teenage acne, but nothing bad at all, and then all of a sudden at about 20 or 21, I broke out like crazy on my chin and around my mouth. And yes, I now have scars. They're not insanely noticeable, but I notice them and it bothers me. I'll definitely have to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

BmoreLoveLeigh said...

I always wondered how this product works. I have some hyperpigmentation from some hormone issues in my 20s. My dermatologist prescribed some treatments with hydroquinone. I am not 100% sure they have helped. I am actually getting my first facialpeel next week in the hopes it will help!

Jessica Sieberg said...

LOVE THIS!!! i need to try it... I had having the scars on my face :(

Happy Monday

Bonnie said...

I love Clinique products. I have a drawer full of them in my bathroom.

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Meg {henninglove} said...

i have heard great things about this product!! will have to pick up a tbuef or myself, could i be i am seeing some sun spots on my face? ek!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I have heard this works great! I am glad that you shared your review.

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

I totally need to try this - thanks for sharing!!

Simply Sarah said...

these are great tips - thanks for sharing girl!!!

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Sara said...

Thanks for this great review. I've been interested in trying this product!

Erica said...

I'm glad you posted this because I have a few scars that need some disappearing to do. It's crazy how I never had acne as a teen or child but as an adult, it's popped up often. Blech :/

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