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Bion Blackhead & Whitehead Controller

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April 2, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 1 Comment
I was asked the other day to look into treatments for blackheads and whiteheads and found that I had to kiss a lot of frogs. I have yet to find my prince, but I do like the look of Bion's Blackhead & Whitehead Controller. What appeals to me is the simplicity of its well-chosen natural ingredients.

Thyme is well-known as a DIY remedy for acne and its astringent properties are considered to be helpful in drying oily, blocked pores. But there is more to thyme than that. It is also a powerful antiseptic that was used to keep bandages clean in the days of yore and this is going to help keep acne-forming bacteria at bay. You might also like to know that it is an antioxidant.  A study on albino rats showed that thyme extract can prevent N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)-induced oxidative stress. The principal constituent of thyme is a phenol called thymus. Interestingly, ajowan seeds (a staple spice in southern Indian cooking) are an even better source of thymus.

The great thing about the inclusion of burdock is that it is also an anti-ager. According to a German study: "a topical treatment with a natural A. lappa fruit extract significantly improves the metabolism of the dermal extracellular matrix and leads to a visible wrinkle reduction in vivo." Burdock stimulates collagen production and is an anti-inflammatory. For those with zits, or even acne, it helps by controlling seborrhea (over-activity of sebaceous skin glands).

Both birch and scurvy grass are detoxifiers and purifiers. Birch can also help in treating discoloration caused by acne scars. Its anti-inflammatory and skin soothing abilities are often used to treat eczema, psoriasis and warts. Since it contains vitamins B1, B2, A, C and E, it is also believed to work as an antioxidant.


Deionized Water (Aqua), Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Burdock (Arctium Lappa) Extract, Scurvy Grass (Cochlearia Officinalis) Extract, Birch (Betula Alba) Extract, Citric Acid, Methylparaben.
  • October 23, 2012

    by Yuliana

    I used bion products for some time, i must say that some of them made a difference in my skin (which is oily, acne some time time, but mostly stubborn blackheads all over!). I did not see any change in blackhead while using bion controller for 2 months. However, i loved their cleanser, which always made my skin fresh and clean (used 2 types of their cleansers for 6 months). I also saw that their green tea poultice was one of the best acne go-away treatments overnight. I used to have poultice for almost 1 year. However, i found products that work better on my skin and switched. Bion is a good line and i enjoyed using it, however, as i said, i found more effective solutions to keep my skin healthy. Overall i would give bion a chance, though would keep lower expectations on the controller specifically. Oh! one more - i used their clearing lotion together with controller for 2 months - but then i just used the clearing lotion alone for another 3-4 months. All in i gave their a full line a try for 6 months. It's a good line, but the results were not significant (or not as effective as some other acne, oily skin products out there), so it wasn't worth it for me to continue. I would buy gel cleansers from them again and maybe poultice - though i am i think peterthomasroth clay mask works same and can be bought on every corner in nyc - so it's convenience thing...

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