PanOxyl is basically used for the treatment of acne. I do not suffer from acne and never have but I recently developed small blackheads on my chin. I have never in my life suffered from blackheads on my chin so their lovely arrival shocked me. I did everything, squeezed (probably not the best idea), used face strips and purchased a million and one zit zappers. Nothing would budge them at all and it was getting to the point where I wore an inch thick layer of make-up on my chin, again not the best idea. My mum suggested PanOxyl, she had read about PanOxyl online and told me how other people loved the stuff so off I trotted down to Boots and bought some PanOxyl.
I bought my PanOxyl from the Boots Pharmacy and it retails at £3.83
Here's the packaging for PanOxyl...
Here's my lovely PanOxyl!...
You can buy PanOxyl in either cream form or gel form and it also comes in 3 different strengths, these are 2.5%, 5% and 10%. When I bought the PanOxyl the SA told me to start on 2.5% and if this wasn't strong enough then to move onto the 5%. The SA also told me that the gel form was a lot better than the cream form so I obviously opted for the gel form.
A close up...
The PanOxyl gel looks like a creamy white colour but it actually isn't, when applied to the skin it's completely clear. You have to use a tiny amount too because only a thin layer of PanOyxl is needed.
When using PanOxyl there a few important things to know...
- You only apply it to the affected area.
- PanOxyl makes your skin dry so it probably wouldn't be useful to those of you who have very dry skin, if anything it would make dry skin a lot worse.
- PanOxyl bleaches everything, including clothes, pillows, towels etc. It is recommended that you let the PanOyxl dry completely on your face.
- It's not an everyday skincare product so it can only be bought from a Pharmacy. I.e. Boots Pharmacy, ASDA Pharmacy, a local Chemist.
- It makes your skin feel a bit tight once it's dried so be prepared to feel like you've had a face lift!
I've been using PanOxyl for 4 days and I have to say that it's amazing! It has really cleared up my chin to the point where I literally have 3 blackheads! My boyfriend also suffers from pores on his nose so he asked me if he could try a bit of the PanOxyl. I didn't think that the Panoxyl would reduce the pores or even make them go away but to our surprise it did! My boyfriend now has such a clear nose so it just shows that you can use PanOxyl on your pores too!
It's a great product for those of you who suffer with blackheads, whiteheads, pores or any other form of spot! And at £3.83 it's definitely worth buying! PanOxyl is probably the best spot treatment I've ever used and I will definitely repurchase when I eventually finish this bottle.
Before you buy this I would recommend talking to an SA about your skin type and problem area then they will advise you on what strength of PanOxyl that you need.
Hope this has been a helpful post!