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Spot cream that actually works?

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Dancergirl Mon 10-Dec-12 00:01:08

Can anyone recommend one? I've tried clean and clear, neutragena (sp?) and freederm and they all do NOTHING!

SundaySimmons Tue 04-Jun-13 14:08:17

Sorry to bump old thread but I googled mumsnet panoxyl and this was the latest thread to mention panoxyl!

I'm nearly 50, nothing worked for me better than panoxyl which is now discontinued.

Zineryt came second until it had no effect as my skin appeared to get used to it.

Quinoderm was hailed as a replacement, I tried it for six months and it did nothing at all, on some occasions my skin seemed worse.

The aspirin mask was ok ish.

Anyone else a big fan of panoxyl and has found anything to replace it? I used the strength 10 acnegel or aqua gel if the chemist had run out of acnegel.

Astrea Mon 14-Jan-13 10:14:40

Hi! Try K5 lipogel, which has a complete allergène free formulation (no hydroquinone or other not certified substances)

CinnamonCandle Thu 13-Dec-12 23:08:19

Thanks! Someone also mentioned Aspirin upthread, will get some tomorrow. Only have Ibuprofen or Calpol, maybe I should mix them together and slap them on overnight??

Cerealqueen Thu 13-Dec-12 23:03:15

Try an Asprin face mask (google it) ?

CinnamonCandle Thu 13-Dec-12 22:20:11

Help please. Christmas party tomorrow night and skin broken out really badly in pustular acne sad

I'm 44 and will be practically the oldest there, I don't want to be the spottiest!

I have Zineryt on prescription but can anyone advise any emergency measures?!

Honestly I could cry sad

I've got spots on both cheeks, along my jawline and around my mouth

ibizagirl Thu 13-Dec-12 06:13:05

If you mean proper spots (acne) then i have tried them all. None worked for me when i was young. Dd is now 13 and has had spots since about 6. She eventually was given Zineryt on prescription after trying everything over the counter. Zineryt lotion is the only one that works as it is an antibiotic. Good luck.

Hobbitation Wed 12-Dec-12 21:58:45

Toothpaste worked on an under the skin spot for me, still took a little while to go completely but it took the throbbing pain out of it.

scrablet Wed 12-Dec-12 20:29:18

Bought Quinoderm last month in a Lloyd pharmacy.
It works, but ,boy does it dry your skin...

akaemmafrost Wed 12-Dec-12 17:58:28

Savlon cream before bed. Works every time.

FrameyMcFrame Wed 12-Dec-12 17:50:33

just burst one of the little capsules and rub it on to spots. It's anti inflammitory and antiseptic. Also eat the capsules too.
Best thing for my PMS acne and also second asprin mask

Oblomov Wed 12-Dec-12 17:43:13

BUT, is the Quinoderm of today the same as it was in the olden days? THAT is the question.

lilolilmanchester Wed 12-Dec-12 15:19:15

my DD swears by garlic (she read it in a teenage beauty book)... cut a clove of garlic and rub the cut area on the spot. yes it smells a bit, do it before bedtime and it really does seem to work.

kateecass Wed 12-Dec-12 15:14:33

DH got Quinoderm from pharmacy at Tesco today. Hope it works, we are both spotty at the moment sad

eggsfloursugarbutter Wed 12-Dec-12 11:37:48

kiehl's blue herbal spot treatment

QuickLookBusy Wed 12-Dec-12 09:37:33

I had a very sore big spot on my chin last night.

After reading about toothpaste I tried It. The spot is still there but it has gone down a lot and isn't painful

becca26 Wed 12-Dec-12 01:23:25


Malteser79 Tue 11-Dec-12 23:12:53

It's a roll-on liquid rather than a cream but one that really works for me is Nature's Response 'Spot Zapper'. I get it from my local pharmacy but it's also available on the internet, eg
It helps to reduce inflammation and gets rid of any spots, big or small, much quicker.

chocolatespiders Tue 11-Dec-12 22:55:11

I used to use PanOxyl 2.5 which made my skin lovely but it has been taken off the market - it is milder than Quinoderm which made me itch. Since then I've struggled with spots again.

This is what has cleared DDs spots up cant believe it is now not available- I bought hers off amazon.

Toughasoldboots Tue 11-Dec-12 22:47:34

Dermalogica hit the spot, brilliant stuff.

MordionAgenos Tue 11-Dec-12 22:47:22

It's not, you know. I tried to buy some today for Dd1, after reading this thread, and the pharmacist told me that there was a problem with the suppliers and no Boots anywhere had it now (cos I asked specifically if it was just that store that didn't have any - having a lady noted all the 'out of stock' messages on the Internet). sad

timtam23 Tue 11-Dec-12 22:45:04

Another vote for Quinoderm and it's definitely still available, I bought some fairly recently, from Boots, but you have to ask at the pharmacy counter, it's not out on the shelves in the main shop

Whizpuff Tue 11-Dec-12 22:17:25

Dr Nick Lowe spot gel (from Boots) has cured me of adult acne-I've been spot free for three years after a VERY long battle, and will never again use anything else.

paneer Tue 11-Dec-12 21:59:34

Sudocream for just 1 big massive spot, or for ache breakouts??

Cerealqueen Tue 11-Dec-12 21:52:23

Quinoderm - but it bleaches your clothes and pillowcases and sheets - beware!
Clearasil 4 hr ultra - really works fast, apply 2/3 times in the day and the redness will go down, really good stuff
Long term prevention - A microdermabrasion flannel off ebay

Pinkush Tue 11-Dec-12 20:25:52

Another vote for Quinoderm for over the counter remedies. If your skin isn't improving then your GP could prescribe Aknemycin= a combo of a retinoid which acts as a peeling/drying agent in a similar way to benzoyl peroxide, plus an antibiotic. Basically, for stubborn spots you need something to kill the bugs AND something to strip the grease, ideally in one product. Allow each new treatment at least 1-2 months before switching to something new as they do take a little while for your skin to get used to. Good luck!

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