The Bye Bye Blemish line of products has been something of a cult hit for a while, because of their Bye Bye Blemish Drying lotion. It is a spot treatment for acne, and it has had a small, but loyal following for several years. It is regularly used on movie and TV sets to help deal with actor and actress breakouts. However, they also have a complete line of products to treat and prevent acne.
The Bye Bye Blemish line includes:
Bye Bye Blemish Drying Lotion
Description: This is their most popular product, and it is a spot treatment with salicylic acid and sulfur, to help dry out pimples quickly.
Review: This treatment is incredibly strong, and I do not recommend using it all over your face; it is very drying. It does a great job of clearing up acne. Swelling and redness of a zit goes down noticeably in a few hours. The sulfur does have a strange smell, but if you’re only applying it in small amounts, it isn’t very noticeable. This product is also really good for clearing up cystic pimples, which are buried deep under the skin. It dries them out quickly, and makes them less sensitive.
Bye Bye Blemish Healing Minerals
Description: This is a mineral powder that is applied to your face, after washing it. The minerals in the powder absorb excess oil, while the aloe in the powder helps soothe skin, and reduce redness.
Review: This is a good idea for an acne treatment. One of the major causes of acne is clogged pores, due to excess oil, and this powder does a good job of absorbing oil. Because it is made of minerals, even people with sensitive skin won’t have any issues with using it. I did find two problems with it though. The first is that it was a bit drying around my nose, but an extra dab of moisturizer fixed that. The second problem was that the application system for the mineral powder is a giant mess; powder goes everywhere. The best way I’ve found to apply it is to use a powder application brush.
Bye Bye Blemish Clean Pore Peel
Description: This peel is left on for 10-15 minutes, and when the peel is removed, it takes dirt and bacteria from your pores with it. It says it will shrink pores, and help eliminate blackheads.
Review: I’m not a particularly big fan of peels, I know some people swear by them, but I think, especially for acne, your best bet is a clay mask. That being said, the Clean Pore Peel did not do anything to change my mind about peels. It is flat out terrible. The mask is difficult to apply, and then when you do manage to get it on your face, it’s almost impossible to get it off. By scrubbing, washing, using hot water, and using a wash cloth, I only managed to make a dent in the goop in my face. I do not recommend this to anyone, for any reason.
Bye Bye Blemish Anti-Acne cleanser
Description: This body wash has microbeads in it to help exfoliate skin, and unclog pores. It has vitamin E and Salicylic Acid.
Review: This might work for someone who does not have sensitive skin. I’m not sure because after a day or two of using it I couldn’t bring myself to try again. It made my skin feel dry and hot, as though I had a sunburn. Apparently other people have had success with this wash, but based on what I’ve read online, many people have had the same issues that I did with irritation.
Overall, the Bye Bye Blemish line is rather disappointing. Their super star product, the Bye Bye Blemish Drying Lotion, seems to be the exception to a line up of mediocre products. So if you’re looking for great spot treatment, go with the Drying Lotion, but I’d look elsewhere for acne cleansers and treatments than the Bye Bye Blemish line.