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Sciote Anti-Blemish Vitium Soothing Perfecting Pads Review

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Acne, Combination Skin, Dull Skin, Oily Skin, Uneven Skin
sciote anti-blemish vitium soothing perfecting pads
June 18, 2014 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 5 Comments
TRU Rating
All-natural anti-blemish pads that work best for mild acne, redness or rosacea


Calm redness and mild breakouts


Do not help cystic breakouts

by Lori

I was recently given the opportunity to try the Sciote Anti-Blemish Vitium Soothing Perfecting Pads ($45). I'm in my late-30s, and I am fascinated with this Vitium (anti-blemish) line, as it is really and truly all-natural. No yucky chemicals hiding among some botanicals, no botanicals processed to the point of being inorganic. It’s just an honest to goodness natural line with ingredient labels that read as much like a recipe as a skincare product.

There are really no unfamiliar ingredients. The only ingredients one might have questions about are MSM and cayenne. MSM is a type of sulfur used to treat many health conditions including arthritis, stress and fatigue and hair loss. When used topically for acne, it works by removing the dead skin cells that build up. It also reduces the pain associated with blemishes. Cayenne, long known to have health benefits when ingested, works topically as well. It heals acne by being anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It increases blood flow to the skin and kills bacteria deep within the skin. The increased blood can also give some relief from topical pain.

Sounds good, right? And it is good but not great. When I received this product, my skin was angry — red and irritated with several small spots. Within two days, the spots and redness were gone completely. I was blown away and convinced Sciote had found the cure for acne. I became obsessed with the brand and researched it constantly. I decided I MUST have the entire line. Then, May hit and brought a boat load of stress, with a lot of time spent on the road and all the fast food that goes with it. That tiny little breakout I thought was so bad when I started the pads seemed like a pleasant memory. For the past two weeks, I've been fighting cystic breakouts, but here's the crazy part: except for the three or four enormous cysts I have, my skin looks amazing. I have had NO redness since using these pads and my pores look more refined, giving my skin a better texture overall.

Final verdict? I'm still impressed with this line. I think if you have mild acne or even experience those weird rosacea bump breakouts this product will work wonders for you. However, for cystic acne (as with most products) it’s a no-go. I have consistently used the pads day and night after cleansing, and they leave only a slight residue — much less than many treatment pads I've used. At $45 for 60 pads, it’s not an overly expensive product. I would've repurchased in a heartbeat after the first week of use, especially since I hadn't had a cystic breakout in years. But since it didn't do anything to prevent the cysts and hasn't done anything to speed in healing, it sadly wasn't the miracle product I had first thought. Though, for those with mild acne, redness or rosacea, give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

  • June 20, 2014

    by Lori

    Hi Nikki, no it isn't indicated for cystic acne as cystic acne seems darn near impossible to treat but if your acne is mild to moderate you seriously cannot beat these pads. What I find most amazing is that it doesn't even have to be acne, these babies work wonders on ANY redness or irritation. Don't let the word "acne" throw you I think these are truly "soothing" pads. Give them a try!

  • June 18, 2014

    by Angel

    This product is AMAZING!!!! I use is all over my body and I can't believe how soothing it can be be and it immediately takes the redness out of my skin. Best acne product ever!!!!

  • June 18, 2014

    by agnes

    When will I be able to purchase this product?

  • June 18, 2014

    by amy

    I read this review and wanted to share my thoughts.
    I love this product !!! I took this to Mexico with me for the last two weeks and was so glad I did. This is one of my favorite's by Sciote.

    I have always been an acne prone skin, now in my mid 40's and have used so many different lines to control this problem. Since I started using the Sciote Vitium line I have seen amazing results with my acne problems. I am also using the Vitium cleanser, moisturizer with the pads and my skin has never looked better.
    I am now starting to use the Illume products by Sciote as well to help with pigment problems, fine lines and wrinkles.

    Lori, a recommendation for you would be to stop eating fast food as I broke out with cystic acne too when that was in my diet.

  • June 18, 2014

    by Nikki

    Wow!...I'm really excited to try these! After your review I also went to the Sciote website and read all about their Viotium products. In their defense, it never stated that the pads were for cystic breakouts? Thank you for the intro to Sciote!!

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