Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Product Review: Garnier Pure SOS Blemish Clear Pen

At a Glance:
Price: RM12.90 (approx. US$3.60)
Website: Garnier.com
Weight: 10ml
Made in: Indonesia
Likes: Heals pimples effectively, travel friendly tube
Gripes: Alcohol Denat. is the second ingredient, takes a little long to see the results, results doesn't last!!
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 3 Stars! Ok product!!

Aqua / Water, Alcohol Denat, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Salicylicacid, Acrylates / C10-30Alkylacrylatecrosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Ammoniumpolyacrylolyldimethyltaurate, Eucalyptus Globulus / Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Camphor, Menthol, T-Butyl Alcohol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethylionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.

Product Description
  • Reduces Imperfections in just 5 hours
  • Soften Marks
How does it work?

Pure SOS Blemish Clear Pen has been designed for optimum efficiency and fast results:
  • Dry imperfections immediately
  • Smooth skin irregularities and marks
  • Reduce imperfections in 5 hours

Actual Product Pic:

The Box it came in:

Texture & Scent:

This gel is slightly thick (feels a little like melted jello! lol!), so you'll need a little more product to spread it evenly! It dries a little tacky so try not to touch your face after you've applied it, lol!! This gives a cooling sensation when applied due to the Alcohol and menthol in it! Also, it has a rather strong fresh perfumey smell so those with sensitive skin should use this with caution!!


This gel comes in a squeeze tube about 4 inches long, which is really portable! :D

The tip is slanted for "precise" application, but i find applying the product with a Q-tip more hygenic!! :P

Time Test:
This product claims to work within 5 hours, and i'm happy to report that it does! :) I dabbed it unto a pimple, and within a few hours it is less red!

However, it takes AGES for the pimple to clear away! For my case (remember the breakout on my forehead mentioned here?), it took 2 whole weeks to heal!

Price & Availability:
This gel is priced at RM12.90, and should be available at most Guardian / Watsons outlets, as well as the Garnier section of your supermarket! :)

I dab this unto my pimples twice a day until they heal completely! :)

My $0.02:
My husband dislikes the pungent smell of tree tree oil (which works wonderfully for me), so i had to get something that smells a little less (ok, ALOT less) strong! I chanced upon this in Watsons so i decided to give it a try!

I'm rather on the fence about this product! On one hand it does heal my pimples without scarring as promised, but on the other hand it takes agesssss to work. The result doesn't last long either, once i stopped using it for a few days those pesky zits came back again!! >.< Also, alcohol denat is one of the key ingredients!! Given that i'll only use this whenever i have zits, this is something that all of us should avoid using whenever we could!!

So in a nutshell, i guess i won't be repurchasing this again! The search for the Tea Tree Oil replacement goes on...

Credits: Product photo from Garnier.ca


  1. Wow it does work! but...if the result doesn't last long..uggghh why???? thanks for the review! :)

  2. Hi!
    I'm going to check out, if this product is availlable here in Austria.

    Thanks for the review! ;)


  3. great review!!! good to see it at least works heh :)

  4. 'Tis a pity it took so long for your zits to heal with this one, 'cos it takes only about 3 days for my bumps to dry up. That's why I love this one :)

    Do see if you can get Thursday Plantation's Tea Tree Antiseptic Ointment. It's made in Australia, and is pretty good on pimples, rashes, etc. If not, lemme know and I'll send you a tube :)

  5. oo.. thanks for the review, then i can save my money dy. :)

  6. thanks for reviewing, I baru tau garnier got this kind of stuff. LOL.

  7. I've been using this and it didn't really work for me. *sighs*

  8. Nikki: i'm also quite disappointed that the results doesn't last!!! :( :(

  9. Jess: you're welcome!! Do let us know if it works for you, or if you're able to find it over there!! :D

  10. LOVEpink: yeah... at least it DOES work... but too bad the result doesn't really last :(

  11. Tine: that's great!! This one does dry out the "head", but the bump takes about 2 weeks to go away :(

    Hmmm... i do recall seeing Thursday Plantation's stuff in Watsons, so i'll definitely check it out if those 3M acne patches didn't work for me!! hehehe! thanks for the recommendation! :D

  12. Piggy: yeah, save your $$$ and try something else!! :D

  13. Sue: ahaha... i also didn't know ler, until i saw it in Watsons!! :D

  14. Connie: awww... that sucks huh!! Have you found anything else that works for you??

  15. at least it works eh...i m using it now. still in the healing progress.at least can c the heal la. better than the previous pimples cream tt i used.

    thanks for your review :)

  16. Glad to hear that it's working nicely for you!! Yeah it works but it took a little longer than i would've liked!! hehehe!!

    You're most welcome girl!! :D

  17. it just takes a little while for your pimples to grow immune to this product..then u'll have to go huhnting for something else.
    My advice: dont use anything...unless its uncontrollable outburst of acne.If its just an occasional one or two..its bound to happen..and it will go of without much blemishes..if you can resist picking it that is ;)..the pigmentation marks left wont be so bad...it will go off as your skin renews itself...or if you do weekly face scrubs.
    Just my point of view with experience...hope this helps.

  18. Thanks for sharing Anon!! :D yeah i do agree that our skin gets immuned to the product we're using after awhile, thats why it is recommended that we switched products after one or two bottles! :D

    lol!! I love picking at my face... it's really bad but i can't help it!! :P

    I find that the Queen Helene Mint Julep and the Aspirin masks do wonders to clear those pesky zits!! thankfully my skin isnt acne prone,

  19. acne scar pon bole hilang tak ?


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