Are you on the search for a pocket friendly and effective acne/pimple cream, and just wish that it could be easily available in pharmacies?
Of course there is: Mopiko!
Many will open their eyes wide in disbelief, some even shake the idea off, claiming that it is only meant for mosquito and other insect bites. Now, do not get me wrong; this highly affordable cream’s main target is itchy insect bites, but it also contains ingredients, which are extremely useful for painful swollen lumps on your face and body.
What is Mopiko?
Mopiko is an ointment for relieving pain and itching caused by nettle rash, bites by mosquitoes, lice or bed bugs, bee and other insect stings, and itching from pimples and similar complaints.
Menthol (3.92%), methyl salicylate (3.75%) and camphor (5.83%), giving it a similar composition to Deep Heat.
So what makes Mopiko such a good pimple treatment ointment?
It is because of the key ingredient: Menthol Salicylate. Methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen or wintergreen oil) is a natural product of many species of plants.
It has anti-bacterial properties, and is even widely used in mouth rinse such as Listerine.
Another contributing ingredient is Menthol. Menthol is an organic compound naturally occurring in mint plants. Because of its cooling effect, menthol is used in products meant to relieve skin irritation, sore throat etc. It has the ability to calm soreness and redness.
THUS.. With these combination, this ointment is able to 1) calm down any redness and soreness caused by pimple. 2) Eliminate bacteria around the skin area, preventing worsening of pimple. 3) As time passes, the pus will harden, skin tissue form a hard layer on the pimple, and it will slowly shrink and diminish!
You can even scratch off the harden skin (do this only the pimple has shrunk and has formed a cust).
At the end of the day, you will find those pimples/acne gone, without even leaving any scar!
Try this method, it only need 1 to 3 days to see results!
NOTE: Avoid applying near the eye area. For best results, apply this immediately when the pimple forms, and before going to bed at night.
Still skeptical about this product? Fret not, there are other wonderful skincare products out there available.
Some of the highly reviewed products are AC Clinic Red Spot Balm and Any Balm 21. (Both from Etude House)
Clean Face Facial series from The Face Shop are quite amazing products as well!
Co-Founder of The Beauty Phase