Blemish Touch Stick
Off brand use - Impetigo treatment
I have been using the blemish stick to help fight my recurring impetigo. I caught impetigo a couple decades ago and get an outbreak on my lips a few times a year unfortunately when I get a severe cold or become rundown or overly stressed. Have had it diagnosed by a dr. several times and find the ointments they prescribe to be ineffective and too oily. The blemish stick helps reduce the time it takes to heal and go away I have found by chance using it many years ago. Although it is slightly painful to use it is worth it to reduce the time when it rages. Now at any sign of the impetigo I immediately use it daily. After 6-7 days my face is healing and scabbing and swelling gone. However I have not found a way to rid myself of it recurring...maybe Desert Essence can come up with a product specific to fight impetigo? Or rid it permanently.
June 12, 2014
I can't begin to explain how much I love this product. I have had pretty bad acne for a long time and for the past year that I have been using all the Desert Essence products (for acne) I haven't had any blemishes at all. I love the all natural aspects and also LOVE that there is no animal testing! I will continue to use these products for life!
May 21, 2014
I've had this product only a few weeks. I do think it's helping quite a bit. It is not lasting nearly as long as I thought it would. I will be buying more soon.
May 12, 2014
best blemish treatment I have tried
I have recently started reacting to almost everything I put on my skin or in my hair. I have very curly hair, so I need some kind of gel to keep it from being a frizzy mess. Sometimes a product will be fine for a few months and then my skin reacts. Usually I can tell by my face suddenly breaking out in a rash that often turns into acne. Not only do I not react to this product, but if often keeps the rash from turning to acne and speeds up my healing time considerably. It also speeds up healing time on regular acne. I love this product.
February 29, 2012
OMG! I am a believer in Desert Essence products. I forget how I was initially introduced, but I think it was just by chance. My skin was giving me the business and I was in that hormonal stage and just needed a change. Saw the Tea tree facial wash and gave it a try. It was fab! My face felt clean. After reviewing other products on line, I bought the cleansing pads, mositurizer and blemish stick. Can I say within 2 weeks, my skin is looking so radiant and healthy. The fine pimples I was getting on my cheeks have disappeared and the bulls eye that had been forever on my forhead has subsided. It's nasty mark is still there, but I am hoping with continued use, I will see even further results. I say for the price point, try it out! The ingredients are all recognizable and that's great! Believe me, I have tried soo many of the expensive and luxury brands, but nothing has felt like this or delivered these outcomes
December 13, 2011
I check likes
Good stuff but stings sometimes. Lighten the black spot on my face which is a huge plus! I would buy again.
September 27, 2011
Consistently helps my breakouts
I work at a restaurant and so I feel compelled to cover up my very blemished skin with makeup and that in turn makes it worse and it's just an awful cycle. I use this stick right out of the shower, follow with moisturizer (I use D.Es oil control kind) and then cover any really red spots with their blemish healing concealer before my mineral makeup. My skin has cleared up so much. I get really sweaty at work from running around and I think this keeps my skin calm and also kills the bacteria throughout my shift so it doesn't get worse while I work. I've tried everything- thank you Desert Essence!!!!
September 17, 2011
My Favorite Product
I absolutely love the Blemish Touch stick!!!! I use it for both zits and bug bites. It has a tiny (very tiny) sting when applying it to bug bites and open zits but that's how I know it is working. I literally apply it to the zit/blackhead and within a few hours the zit/blackhead diminishes to a speck. For bug bites, its amazing. I tend to be a favorite snack for the mosquito's, so bug bites are common. When I applied the stick within two minutes the swelling of the bite had disappeared along with the itch. I've tried several products over the years and nothing has come close to the Blemish Touch stick. This will be my FOREVER go-to product!
August 8, 2011
I love it!!
Definitely the best product for blemishes. It gets rid of them in a couple of days. It does not burn or sting. It soothes the skin.
July 15, 2011
It truely works on blemishes
I have had bad acne and i used this over my blemishes everyday for about two weeks, and i saw a reduction in my blemishs! I was very surprised at how effectively this product worked. I have used many products to reduce blemish but they only make my skin oily. I did notice that it can dry you skin, but reducing how many times you apply it works. It also does have a strong smell, it is all natural so it didn't bother me much. it works amazingly and recommend it to anyone with acne problems...I also used this product with jojoba oil ( i replaced it with my Olay daily face creme). The fact that its all natural makes it even better for me!
February 24, 2011
My favorite DE product
I don't have much experience with spot treatments, but this one works the way I need it to. I apply it to the blemish multiple times a day until cleared (usually takes 2-3 days). It has a great list of ingredients that benefit the skin and help heal over discolored marks. Some reviewers think it smells strong but I am not bothered by it at all, it resembles an after-shave like scent, but doesn't linger around. I will continue to purchase this product.
February 17, 2011
A bit strong, but good
I like the idea of using natural ingredients to help diminish acne. I bought this for my occasional breakouts, and it works better on blackheads than on cystic acne. It's not particularly soothing, but I do think it helps heal some breakouts-- just not more advanced, severe breakouts. I like the scent (nice for a topical acne treatment), but again, it does burn just a bit.
February 6, 2011
I LOVE THIS!
Using this product is so easy, all you have to do is apply to the pimple you have, and like for me in 3 or even 1 day it'll be totally gone or the swelling has completely gone down. And i'd used and tried so many product that had never worked before, So i'm glad i have given this product a chance.
January 15, 2011
Helps Even Cystic Acne
This product is the only acne medication (of so many tried!) that has ever worked for me. Period. I have had cystic acne for more than a decade, but have found that the blemish touch stick keeps the swelling down and does not irritate. I've now used this product for nearly a year, and find that my deep blemishes do not swell as they used to (painfully and ever larger) and go away in half the time. My skin is excessively oily and Desert Essence products have actually managed to cut down on the oil. The blemish touch stick helped turn what was a daily confidence crises into a managable battle--sometimes I even forget that I have acne. Thank you!
November 16, 2010
I have monthly break outs and in my t-zone and this product is convenient to have in your makeup bag. In two to three days my pimples are healing and the redness is gone. I will keep using this!
November 14, 2010
I happened across this product while traveling. I have problem skin, so I decided, what the heck, might as well try it. I can't believe how well it worked. It was fast and didn't look horrible under makeup. I can't wait to try other products!
October 22, 2010
So many uses!!!
I love this product! I've used this for more than just blemishes... many skin irritations can also benefit.
October 21, 2010
Best blemish fighter out there...
I love this magic bottle. It's a bit pricey, but in my opinion you get what you pay for. Just roll it on the blemish and it really helps speed the healing process. It has not dried out my skin and I have moderately sensitive skin. My biggest complaint is the packaging. I love the rolling bottle tip, however the cap never seems to seal properly and because I only have to use this bottle every so often, it seems to evaporate quickly between uses. Some caps fit better than others, but it never seems to seal tightly. If I had one suggestion for improvement for this product it would be to improve the seal on the cap so my precious botanicals don't disappear on me!
October 19, 2010
Miracle in a Bottle
I, too, have been purchasing this product from Desert Essence for years. It is definitely a product I love and trust, and I have been loyal to it for quite some time. I've been through multiple bottles. It actually stays on my desk, where I am typing now. The best way to utilize the product, in my opinion, is to roll it on a clean finger (or something like a cotton ball, as another reviewer mentioned). I usually apply it more than once, so I use different fingers each time. I don't think it's a very good idea to apply it directly to the face, as this is a bit unsanitary, and you may see skin particles floating in the bottle after doing this (yuck). But that goes for other roll-on products, too. As I said, I apply this liberally throughout the day and before bedtime. Obviously, the more frequently you apply the product, the faster blemishes will disappear. Use caution, as tea tree oil can be drying, but it should be fine in smaller doses or areas. Definitely take care when applying this over an "open" blemish, even if it is only partially open, as you will feel a sting, but it is very short-lived. Also, I recommend washing your hands after using, so as to not accidentally get this in your eyes (doesn't feel too good). The product lives up to its description and calms bumps, erases redness, and reduces irritation. Blemishes really are destroyed by this thing, and my whole family loves it. It is our go-to product for blemishes. I have yet to purchase this item in Desert Essence's revamped product packaging, so I don't know if it looks the same, but I have a pretty frosted bottle with a silver cap and blue type. I personally love it. The product has great ingredients and a non-oily consistency. It also dries and works quickly. The smell is okay (I've been using this so long that I've become somewhat immune to it), but the product is excellent in that sense, as well as others, especially when compared to another similar item on the market that I have already tried. The product in question is Burt's Bees' blemish stick, and the smell of that one is absolutely disgusting. This product is FAR better, even if it is just for the smell alone, although I believe the packaging is also much more attractive. I am not very picky when it comes to smells for these types of products, but it definitely made a difference this time! It is capable of working effectively yet gently and is kind to all skin types, whether you have frequent breakouts or the occasional blemish.
October 16, 2010
A little stick will do ya!
I never go without the blemish stick in my bathroom cupboard. I love it for it's several uses. This past Summer the entire family even used it on bug bites.
October 12, 2010
worked on my blemishes
I just recently started using Desert Essence products and have the same reoccuring blemishes. I used this in combination with their face wash, and my blemishes were gone so quickly! My skin never felt too dry as with other blemish treatments. I don't have to use very much, but it seems like I am already running low. Not sure if the bottle evaporates.... Either way I will continue to buy it since I am so happy with the results. It drys fast and feels great under my daily face lotion.
October 4, 2010
I use this product for breakouts on my face. It really helps the pimple heal and disappear without drying the area out.
October 4, 2010
Not only does it smell good, it works. Unfortunately I am still plagued with acne and it keeps my breakouts at bay. Great on bug bites and other skin irritations too! Love!
October 4, 2010
Does the trick
I'm lucky enough not to have too much acne, but for this stick does wonders for the occasional blemish. It usually only takes a day or two for it to completely disappear. You can feel it penetrating and drying out your pimples. The smell isn't too bad either.
October 3, 2010
zit zapper extraordinaire!
Both I and my teenage son use the product for breakouts and ingrown hairs. It works like magic on my "ahem" 40 something skin and on his adolescent acne. We both have sensitive skin, and this is gentle and fast acting. I can guarantee my zits will disappear within a day or 2 once I start using this. It works for razor burn and post waxing, too! When I get my bikini wax, a day or so after the waxing, I gently scrub with a washcloth and then roll the blemish stick on. I hardly ever get ingrown hairs. In fact, my esthetician has begun to recommend this product to the rest of her clients.
October 3, 2010