OXY Anti Pimple Mark Gel (+ Whitening) Review

July 30, 2015
Today I will be reviewing one of my favourite products for acne scar fading, OXY's Anti Pimple Mark Gel (with whitening)!





I've used this product for more than a year and I've repurchased it countless times. I've decided to make this review mainly because I haven't already and because its one of my fave products! 



I've dealt with acne scars and most of the time I photoshop it away. One of my tips to anyone who has marks and scars is to not let it get you down. I actually have more respect for people who have scars, have dealt with and have overcome it with a positive mindset compared to people who have had perfect skin all their lives. What if they suddenly had scars? They wouldn't know what to do right?

So without further ado, on with the review!


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*Disclaimer: I was not paid to make this post. I bought this product myself and this is my honest review ^^*



WHAT IS IT?

So basically this product is a transparent gel for pimple marks and dark spots left behind by acne. On the back of the box it claims to be able to:

1. Lighten & brighten (with the help of Ascobyl Gluococide and Arbutin)
2. Smoothen skin (with Allantoin)
3. Help prevent blemishes (with Isopropyl Methylphenol) 
4. Revitalize skin cells (with Salicylic Acid)


WHERE TO BUY

I usually compare between Guardian and Watsons. The normal price for this is RM14.80 but during promotions it retails for as low as RM10-12. Its very affordable compared to other products because it comes in 12g whereas others like Hiruscar cost around RM50-60 for their 20g tube. The 12g tube lasts me for about 2 months.


PACKAGING

It comes in a box and the product itself is contained in a tube (similar to toothpaste). I find the packaging convenient and hygienic. 






Brand new tubes come sealed and the box is sealed as well, so I believe there will be no problem with tampering.




INGREDIENTS




TEXTURE AND FRAGRANCE

This product has a clear gel consistency. Its very light so people with oily skin (like myself) can use this product to great effect as well. It can also be applied before or after makeup (according to the box).



It leaves behind a subtle dewy sheen (but not so shiny) and it IS a bit sticky, but with the right amount and a few minutes after application its okay. As for the scent it smells sterile but not hospital-ish.


HOW TO USE

On the box it says to squeeze a small amount onto finger tip and apply sparingly on pimple or dark spot area.

After experience, I found that it works well on fresh scars if applied religiously and in a circular motion for about 20 seconds to 1 minute. I know it sounds tiring and ain't nobody got time for rubbing product on one spot for one minute, but if you do have the time and want good results, you gotta work hard for it.

I usually apply this after toner and essence. My routine usually goes:


Wash - Toner - Essence - Acne products - Serum - Moisturizer.

For my acne products I apply the OXY10 cream on "live" pimple which I may have, but the gel goes on everyday.


MY REVIEW

I find that this product does its job very well but it does take time and patience. It CAN fade pimple scars, as demonstrated in this timeline pic that I made a few months back.



I know the skin tone looks different (that's mainly because I didn't purposely take these photos, I just collaged them selfies), but as you can see, the scars do get lighter. Right now its even completely gone!

I guess after not minding it and just religiously applying the gel, it helped get rid of it completely. If you already didn't know, I used to have lots of pimples and scars and this product has decreased them DRAMATICALLY.


BEFORE
(these pictures were taken when I already stared using this product so my skin is lightly better than what it was before I started)

AFTER
(These were taken this year and as you can see, the marks and scars have improved dramatically!)

My face is now mostly flat (not a lot of live pimples) and only has old spots (which are going lighter) and a few new spots. I'm not saying that this product alone gets rid of dark marks. There  is no one product that can do that. What I'm saying is that this product has a visible effect on marks combined with my routine.


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As for the effects stated on the box:

1. Lightens and brightens
Yes! It may take some time for old marks but I find that new ones disappear after a month or two of religious application.

2. Smoothens skin
Surprisingly, it does help smoothen the skin. I find that while I'm applying it, it feels smooth (probably because of the gel, but whatever hahaha). Final note: the skin fells smooth.

3. Helps prevent blemishes.
Yes! As I mentioned, I rarely breakout these days and when I do its mainly because of my fault (diet, stress, not cleansing because or laziness, etc.). It has left my face flat and free from "live" acne.

4. Revitalizes skin cells
I assume that this means renew skin cells to make them clear again. I guess it works because new skin = good skin = no spots.


MY VERDICT

One of my favourite products, this will always be part of my acne routine. I have tried other products like Hiruscar, but for over the counter drugstore products, I would prefer to buy Oxy because I've grown used to it and its so much cheaper than others! Because its affordable I can keep on repurchasing it (unlike high end products which do work but are ultra mega expensive). I especially recommend this to people with oily acne prone skin like myself!


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WILL I REPURCHASE?

Heck yes! Its cheap and it works, what else is there to say?


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That's all for this post! Thanks for reading yet another review of mine! If you want to read more reviews click here!




Thanks for reading!
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Update: read more of my recent acne related product reviews by clicking on the links below!

          


10 comments on "OXY Anti Pimple Mark Gel (+ Whitening) Review"
  1. Hi, you know where can I buy this product (site)?
    I´ve been searching, but I can´t find.
    Your skin get much better after to use it ;0

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    1. Got much better*
      I can´t find it.*
      Omg, I need to study english more haha.

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    2. Hello again! :) Are you from Malaysia? If you are, then you can find this product in any drugstore like Watsons (http://www.watsons.com.my/Product-Categories/Skincare/Facial-Care/Facial-Treatment/Oxy-Anti-Pimple-Mark/p/BP_70944). I'm not sure if this product is available in other countries though. Hope I helped! ^^

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  2. hai! i want ask something, if the scars already lost, should we use the product for a long time? or we can stop to use it?


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    1. Hi Dila, thanks for commenting! Once the scar has faded you can stop using it already :)

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  4. Hello, can I apply this product twice a day? Or is that too much and I should just do it once a day? Thank you in advance^^

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    1. Hi, it depends on how your skin reacts to it. I used it twice a day and it was alright for me 😊

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  5. pls suggest me a gud cleanser for my acne prone oily skin.tq

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