Well, I finally get why there’s a comic book superheroine on boxes of Benefit Boo Boo Zap ($20). I just started using the stuff a few days ago, and already the best word I can use to describe it is This cult classic executes vicious beat downs on blemishes.
If you’re new to Boo Boo Zap, it’s a liquid zit zapper with pimple-fighting ingredients like witch hazel, camphor and salicylic acid (it doesn’t indicate what percentage). Designed for spot treatments with a bottle built for travel, you apply it directly to skin or on top of makeup.
TMI ALERT! Last Saturday a gnarly red PMS pimple appeared at the edge of my hairline. It was one of those painful ones, and I was cruising Sephora when it hit me… No, not the pimple. It hit me that I’d never tried Boo Boo Zap before, so I brought a bottle home with me to try.
I applied Boo Boo Zap the following morning, throughout the day on top of my makeup, and again at night before bed.
After the first day, the pimple — let’s call him Juan — was considerably smaller and less swollen. By the second day (yesterday) it wasn’t even red anymore and no longer hurt to touch.
Today, day three, Juan’s little more than a memory. He’s not completely gone yet, but we’re planning to stop seeing each other before the weekend…
As far as kicking pimples to the curb, Boo Boo Zap works fast — faster than the long list of benzoyl peroxide products I’ve tried in the past (and that includes Proactiv).
The scent might turn some ladies off (it smells like strong medicine!), and it’s not the least expensive spot treatment on the market, but I think it’s well worth a try. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Bedtime for beauty addicts
Don’t laugh, but it’s barely 9 and bedtime’s lookin’ pretty good to me. This girl desperately needs some REM sleep.
But before I hit the haaaay, I think I’m going to catch one more episode of Entourage.
Have a great night, and I’ll see ya Friday morning.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,