Review | Celeteque Acne Spot Corrector Gel
Hey everyone! This is my first ever blog post about a product review and I’m excited to share it with all of you! I’ll be talking about a drugstore product for acne — the Celeteque acne spot corrector gel.
Celeteque is a skin care brand which is a subsidiary of United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB). Around a year ago, they released a line called Acne Solutions which comprises of different products that are specifically made for acne prone skin. One of products from this line is this acne spot corrector gel which is a spot treatment for active breakouts.
The product is stored in a small tube with a nozzle covered with a screw cap. It is placed in a small rectangular white box with green blue detailing. Openings from both sides of the box are sealed with circular adhesives to make sure that the product you buy is new and not yet opened. These seals are important since the tube itself doesn’t have its own seal. The overall design is simple and looks professional which is the image that the Celeteque brand has.
It comes in one size only, which contains 5 mL of gel. The amount of product dispensed can be easily controlled by how much force you exert to squeeze the tube. One thing though is that the tube should be always kept in an upright position (screw cap at the bottom) so that the product would settle near the opening of the tube. It will be hard to get some product out, especially if it’s more than half empty, if it’s not positioned as such. Otherwise, mostly air will come out and you’ll have to shake the tube hard to get the product to the nozzle end.
Here are the ingredients. (Taken from their website)
Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Gluconolactone, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Laureth 7, Farnesol, Maltodextrin, Methylparaben, Sodium hydroxide, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) leaf oil, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch hazel) water, Disodium EDTA, Hamamelis viginiana (Witch hazel) extract, Sodium Metabisulfate, Syringa vulgaris (Lilac) leaf cell culture extract, Linalool, Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) seed extract, Faex (Yeast) extract, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Ethylparaben, Caffeine, Propylparaben, Biotin
AST&O (APPEARANCE, SCENT, TEXTURE, & OTHERS)
As the product name states, it is a gel so the consistency is that of a gel. It is translucent white in color but becomes color less when applied and blended on the skin. It dries/gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t feel sticky. The scent is pretty decent. It does not have the medicine or chemical scent (if you know what I mean).
It is dermatologist tested, hypo-allergenic, & non-comedogenic.
Only a thin layer should be applied on acne spots so a 5 mL tube will last you a decent amount of time. It is recommended to use the product day & night but I only use this at night. It dries quickly so I think this can be used under make up.
HOW THE ACNE SPOT CORRECTOR GEL WORKS?
(Taken from the packaging)
- Uses beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) combined with poly hydroxyl acid (PHA), which aids in exfoliating dead skin cells and helps in diminishing pimples and other acne imperfections to achieve clear & smooth skin.
- Contains Lilac leaf cell culture extract that helps reduce sebum production to prevent future acne breakouts
- Has a biotechnological complex that acts as a natural astringent & sebum controller
So basically it gently exfoliates the skin and controls sebum production to diminish active breakouts & to prevent future breakouts.
This is my second tube already and I was happy with the results from my first tube. Here are some photos that I took while documenting my experience with this acne spot corrector gel.
As you can see, the gel really did minimize the swelling of the pimple and at Day 4, only a faint dark spot is left! The Day 1 photo is right before I used the spot corrector gel. As I’ve mentioned earlier, I only use this product at night so I think pimples can be reduced and dried faster if this spot corrector gel is used day & night.
I SAY YES because:
– Very affordable
– Effective in minimizing & drying active acne
– Available in drugstores
– Does not irritate my skin
I SAY NO because:
– Sold out most of the time
– Tube should be in upright position if more than half empty
– Available in 1 size only (5 mL tube)
For its price, the Celeteque acne spot corrector gel is a good product to have if you have acne prone skin. It is gentle enough to be used by people with sensitive skin.
WANT TO BUY?
This can be found in most drugstores though I think they get sold out pretty quickly, so buy one when you see one! I bought mine from Watsons and a tube retails for 169PHP which is around 4$.
For more information about this product as well as the other Celeteque products, check out their site here.
Have you tried this product? What’s your say?