Name: Human Nature Acne Defense Gel
Type: Spot Treatment
Amount: 20g, 0.71oz.
Water, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf essential oil, levulinic acid, glyceryl caprylate, glycerin, dehydroxanthan gum, zinc lactate, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, p-anisic acid, phytic acid.
Ingredient features: Tea tree oil, aloe.
Not for those who are sensitive to: Anything else above.
|Feels||Yay, will repurchase.|
|Does it effing work?||Yeah.|
|Texture||Gel, isn’t runny.|
|Packaging||Great! Has a pump. Travel-friendly.|
|Smell||Strong, tea tree oil smell.|
- Works well with whiteheads, redness.
- Easy to use because of pump packaging.
- Minimal ingredients list.
- Does not contain a lot of acne/irritation triggers.
- Doesn’t do anything to blackheads.
- Strong smell, that lingers for more than 5 min.
- If you use too much, it stings a bit.
WTF does it feel like?
It is a translucent gel that spreads easily, and isn’t runny or sticky at all. If you apply a blob, it will stay in shape for a while.
WTH is that smell?
It smells of tea tree oil. I could still smell it after it spread and absorbed into my hand about 10 minutes later.
How the fudge do I use this?
“Make sure skin is dry. Dab (don’t rub!) a thin layer of the gel on the affected area using clean fingers. Best used twice a day after toning. Use as often as needed. You can also keep pimple mini-emergencies at bay by carrying it around in your purse or storing it in your medicine cabinet as a quick, handy first aid solution.” – humanheartnature.com
I tap this into my problem areas as the last step in my evening routine, after cream. I don’t use this in the morning because my sunscreen is quite drying. It works well even if I spread it.
What it promised us:
|Product Claims||How I feel|
|“Effectively dry out pimples and help prevent pimple breakouts.”||AGREED. This is an extremely good preventive treatment.|
|“Help reduce oiliness and the appearance of redness”||Does reduce redness. However, I’m not oily at all so I have no comment on the former.|
“Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. Tea tree oil is toxic when taken by mouth, but is widely used in low concentrations in cosmetics and skin washes. Tea tree oil has been claimed to be useful for treating a wide variety of medical conditions. It shows some promise as an antimicrobial. Tea tree oil may be effective in a variety of dermatological conditions, including dandruff, acne, lice, herpes, and other skin infections. However, the quality of the evidence is low.” – Wikipedia Tea Tree Oil Article
Despite the lack of evidence, many cosmetic products feature this essential oil as a star ingredient to combat acne. I find that it does help with my whiteheads and cysts when I do get them. This is my go-to preventive step against pimples. However, this does not do ANYTHING to solve my blackheads despite daily application.
This is actually my 2nd bottle of this, my first one lasted from 9 November 2016 to 30 December 2016! It lived a short life due to my liberal application on those damn mosquito bites.
Warning: Do not use undiluted tea tree oil! This product is already diluted, with tea tree oil as the 2nd ingredient.
My routine when I used this product:
|CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser||CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser|
|Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence||Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence|
|NARUKO Magnolia Toner||NARUKO Magnolia Toner|
|Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion||Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion|
|Avene Skin Recovery Cream||Rosehip Oil + Avene Skin Recovery Cream|
|Biore UV Rich Watery Essence||Human Nature Acne Defense Gel as spot treatment|
|Tretinoin 0.05% 3 times a week|
Okay, stfu already. Where do I buy this?
Btw, Human Nature is a Philippine brand. It has online stores in USA, Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines, to name a few.
Humanheartnature Official Site: Php 199.75 / Less than 5 USD
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