There are far greater and more important issues to worry about than acne. The economy is a disaster; Gingrich is still in the running; Heidi Klum and Seal are parting ways, leaving hopeless romantics without a poster couple. On the bright side, we may not have to worry as much about acne anymore.

Years ago when I would get the regular major pimple, I would reach for Biore Bombs. (I remember my first tattoo being less painful than this “bomb” on my face.) But, hey, it worked. DDF Acne Control Treatment worked a bit differently - I felt nothing.

Upon first use, my senses were confused as there was barely any scent and there was no tingly sensation, let alone any feeling, which I can honestly say I’ve never actually experienced when using an acne treatment. Furthermore, I began to panic and wonder whether it might make my skin more unattractive - especially after the recent unfortunate experiences I had, which caused me to heavily break out in the first place. The label does warn excess drying may occur, so I also feared a repeat of Dermatouch Cleanser’s croissant-face debacle.

The texture of DDF was really smooth and very little product was needed to cover the entire breakout area. I applied it at night out of sheer convenience, though the product doesn’t specify when to use it. Similar to a one night stand, I woke up fearing pain, regret and shame. Apprehensively checking myself out in the mirror led to me realizing I was slowly falling for DDF, since lo and behold, my pimples were practically gone.

I've been using DDF regularly now, applying a light film along areas I'm prone to getting unsightly bumps. I have yet to encounter any dryness; I’m actually finding it to be mildly moisturizing. I’ve also increased usage to two times a day if I feel I need the extra boost.

My biggest concern with the DDF Acne Control Treatment is that it is ineffective for removing any scarring (for those guilty of popping their bumps - myself included) as it does the actual pimple. I've tried applying it on previous bumps-turned-scars, to no avail. Still, I find it to be an excellent first step in controlling breakouts. In hopes to get rid of any scarring that has occurred over time, I am now experimenting with the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel for Sensitive Skin.

I'm convinced little magical fairies are behind the creation of DDF Acne Control Treatment - though I suppose it is actually the 1.5% concentration of salicylic acid alongside a handful of skin-conditioning and anti-inflammatory agents, including vitamin E, witch hazel and calendula officinalis, that’s doing the work. Be wary of propylene glycol, which may not be suitable for anyone with eczema, as well as polyacrylamide, a moderate hazard according to the Cosmetics Database. Whatever the case, this potion works.

Active Ingredient: Salicylic acid 1.5%

Inactive Ingredients: Water, glycerin, PPG-15 Stearyl ether, dimethicone, polymethylsilsesquioxane, decylene glycol, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, calendula officinalis flower extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, propylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate, lactic acid, titanium dioxide, polyacrylamide, stearyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, C13-14 isoparaffin, cetyl alcohol

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