ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Clean & Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste



And my “for serious” beauty writer side generally tries to avoid such overused language like “amazing”, but tis what it tis. In a matter of 24 hours, Clean & Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste completely wiped out a major complexion-marring zit.

It went a little something like this:

Day one – Zit arrives. I immediately inspect my beauty arsenal to assess my options. I generally rely on Mario Badescu Drying Lotion but decided to go with something new.

Day two – Drats! Totally forgot to apply drying paste and now I have to hop on a plane for a press trip to Atlanta. What self respecting Beauty Editor arrives to a press outing with a zit…Igad! At this point, the zit is now inflamed, dark, and an imposing eyesore. I am near tears! (#firstworldproblems)

Night two – I apply a dap of Clean & Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste to the dastardly intruder. By morning, after washing with Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash (complements of the W Atlanta), the dark surface of the pimple dried up, flaked off, healed the skin underneath, and now it’s like the zit was never ever there. It’s a miracle…I am healed {said in Jimmy Swaggart voice}.

Note of Caution: The treated area is now dry as heck…but it’s the kind of dryness that will subside after a few days of intensified moisture to the surface. Nooo worries….I’ll take a few days of residual dryness over a residual acne mark ANYDAY!


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  • Oh snap. I need to check this out. Especially considering I’ve got two pimples on my left cheek laughing at me right now. Aaaaand, I’m out of my MB Drying Lotion too. You da best, TTB.

    • B — Yes, you do! I could not believe how it flaked off the dark spot that was just a plotting on becoming part of my complexion. No thank you…I’m good on dark spots, son 😉

  • Thank you for this review. I was just online looking for a treatment for pimples and dark spots. Do you have any good suggest for dark spots.

    • OMG, hey Juanita!…It’s always nice seeing a familiar name from my days at The New York Times! This treatment works really well…and helps with preventing the dark spot from forming when you get a pimple…but for pre existing dark spots, please read “ThisThatBeauty vs Hyoerpigmentation”…as well as articles in my “Hyperpigmentation Series”…SOOO helpful!

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