During the third quarter of 2012, I started having stubborn pimples on my forehead. The culprit behind this was probably my 'bangs' and it was aggravated even more by stress and daily exposure to
pollution dirt because I just commute to and from my workplace. I felt really bad about it because whenever I talk to people, it felt like they were not looking at me but rather on my pimples. I bet majority of us had been to that phase.
The pimples even spread to my cheeks during the last quarter of the same year and that so far, is the worst part. Around November 2012, I decided to have a facial treatment and another one a month after. It didn't solve the problem but the dirt and clogged pores were at least removed. Eventually, I got tired of using different products because they seem to just make things worse. I just resorted to using a mild facial wash and moisturizer. I am happy that I did because the pimples started clearing up.
Then I came to know about this product called Save Our Skin (SOS) Clindamycin Phosphate Roll-on. I actually heard this from the pharmacist of the hospital and I got intrigued so I decided to give it a try since I still get bumps whenever that time of the month comes.
Product InformationSOS 1% Topical Solution is Clindamycin Phosphate fortified with Vitamin E.
IndicationClindamycin 1% Topical Solution with Vitamin E is a topical antibiotic which contains an antioxidant used in the treatment of pimple (acne vulgaris).
How to use:
- Wash the affected area gently with soap and water. You may use warm, moist compress to open the clogged pores.
- Shake the SOS roll-on and apply topically by gently rolling SOS on the affected area. Avoid the eye area.
- Use SOS once or twice a day, depending on the severity.
I got this product from Mercury Drugstore for only 98php (approx. $3). It is also available at Watsons---just ask the saleslady where it is. :)
Okay, on to the review!
Packaging: Clindamycin Phosphate is contained in a clear glass bottle with roll on applicator. This is probably not a great move because it is quite unhygienic as you have to roll it directly to your face. This means that you probably wouldn't want to share the product to others. So what I do when I apply this is I roll the bottle to my clean fingertips first then when I get the right amount of product out, that's what I apply to the pimple.
☆ | Just right---not thick nor thin. I think it is just slightly thicker than water. This makes it easy to apply and can be absorbed by the skin fast.
Healing Property: ☆ | Clindamycin Phosphate is not a magic elixir, okay? It wouldn't make the pimple go away overnight. But it surely prevents it from getting any bigger, redder and nastier! It also helps the pimple dry and heal faster (approximately 2-3 days). The combination of antibiotic and Vitamin E's natural skin repairing substance is really an innovation that can even prevent acne lesions and scarring.
Breakouts? ☆ | I used to apply the product all over my face before going to bed and I think it caused a few little bumps. I'm not really sure though if this was the culprit or my facial wash. Still, I decided to just spot-apply it on the pimple itself whenever I have one. So far, everything's fine. Some people report though that they experience "purging stage" in using this product. That stage is when the impurities including trapped oil, bacteria and dead skin cells go into the surface and cause the 'bumps.'
Overall Experience: ☆ | This is a product worth a try. It doesn't sting nor burn the skin post application. Plus, it's effective and super affordable!
- Doesn't sting.
- Easily absorbed by the skin.
- It works!!!
- May cause purging. (Don't worry, it would clear up in time.)
- Smells like antibiotic.
It is advised to continue using the product for 12 weeks to achieve optimum result. I think in that time frame, you would consume at least three bottles of this Clindamycin Phosphate Roll-on. Let's Save Our Skin! :)
Have you or someone you know used this product before? How was your/their experience?