Review: Careline Pimple Concealer with Tea Tree Oil
|Photo from Careline website|
Description (from Careline): Careline introduces a one of a kind pimple concealer. It has tea tree oil that is proven to be effective against pimple. As the tea tree oil infiltrates onto your skin, it can soothe and cleanse creating a blemish-free effect.
Ingredients: Water, glycerin, squalene, caprylic/capric triglyceride, 1,3-butylene glycol, dimethicone, stearyl alcohol, PEG-100 hydrogenated castor oil, cyclomethicone, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil, carbomer, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, tocopheryl acetate, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, may contain CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499.
This concealer is available in 5 different shades - Almond, Bisque, Chestnut, Natural and Oriental. I got mine in Oriental, which was the shade recommended for me by the SA.
|Careline Pimple Concealer in Tea Tree Oil (Oriental)|
I tested this immediately after buying it. I was a little disappointed with this product at first because it wasn't able to totally conceal the pimple I covered. It did lighten the pimple, though. Then I tried to conceal a lighter, not-so-red blemish. Success. Although this product cannot totally conceal my pimples, it's not a total waste of money since it can lighten my blemishes and conceal light ones. Also, the tea tree oil in it is definitely working as I have observed drying and shrinking of my pimples. I also use it to lighten the undereye area and to conceal the redness around the corners of my nose. Just don't apply it very near the eyes to keep your eyes from watering and being irritated.
As for the texture and consistency of this liquid concealer, it can be blended smoothly on the face. and it doesn't dry too quickly, giving you enough time to pat and blend. As for the packaging, the concealer is packaged in a clear tube and you can easily see how much product is left. It has a doe foot applicator which can be used to dab the concealer directly on the area of concern.
|Doe foot applicator|
I apply this concealer by directly dabbing the applicator on the area I want to lighten. Then I pat and blend using my clean fingers. To avoid contamination of the applicator, make sure your face is clean prior to application, don't use the applicator for any other purpose, and always replace the cap after use.
Here's what it looks like on me.
As you can see, it gives a dewy finish when blended. Just set it with powder after application.
To close this post, here's a summary of what I like and what I don't like about this product.
- Has tea tree oil that helps dry, heal and prevent pimples
- Can conceal light blemishes
- Can lighten undereye area and conceal redness
- Doesn't dry too quickly
- Price and availability - the two good things about local products. This 6-ml tube of concealer costs 80 Php and it is available in most supermarkets and drugstores.
- Cannot totally conceal pimples, especially the large, red ones
- The smell. I'm not a fan of the smell of tea tree oil but that's just me. But the smell is starting to grow on me now.
- The tube label easily chipped off the tube
All in all, I am just ok with this concealer. I'm pretty sure that I can get other better concealers (but for a few more pesos). ;}