Alpha-bisabolol is a chamomile-derived soothing anti-irritant. Proven to reduce cytokine production, it helps reduce redness by ~20% (2014 Mauya).
CONS - $15 Conceal & HealSalicylic & Bisabolol
With a blend of spot-busting salicylic acid and bisabolol, CONS helps treat your blemishes while hiding them. High coverage and buildable, CONS quickly reduces redness while tackling congestion. Formulated with thyme essential oil and plant-based lipids to soothe your skin, life doesn’t have to go on hold when you get a spot.
Face, fair skin.
Directions 1. Do a patch test by applying a fingertip amount to your wrist. Use as instructed if no adverse reaction occurs within 24 hours.
2. Gently apply a fingertip amount onto blemished areas. For extra coverage, apply two layers.
- 60 - 120 day supply, $4-7/month
- 0.35 fl.oz (10 ml)
I really enjoyed the way this concealer applied and wore throughout the day. It's very creamy. I used a brush to buff it into my skin for an even coverage. I wore this more as a foundation rather than a concealer due to the coloring of the product. As someone with extremely fair skin, the pigmentation of it just didn't match my skin. It's really yellow/orange making it impossible to blend with my skin color. This would be my go-to concealer if they offered a lighter more neutral shade. Coverage was good for a organic/natural concealer. It won't be full coverage but it will do a pretty good job. It didn't worsen any breakouts that were already there so that's a plus. I don't know if it really helped "heal" up any spots. I didn't see any drastic changes. Overall, I enjoyed it but wouldn't recommend it for someone as pale as I am.
I love this concealer! It has great coverage and a little goes a long way. It lasts for hours, so I put it on in the morning and my skin is still looking good later in the day. It covers blemishes better than any concealer I've had in the past, I put a light layer of powder foundation over it and you can't even tell its there. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a new concealer.
I didn't have high expectations about this concealer because my skin can be really difficult at times, but I'm fairly satisfied with the work of CONS. I haven't found it to be irritating to my sensitive skin and it definitely didn't make it worse, which is already a huge plus. I wouldn't say it healed breakouts noticeably faster, but it did have a calming effect on redness. Coverage is really good and can be buildable, any breakout can be concealed, though when I had to apply it a bit thicker on the spots of my oilier T-zone, the concealer tended to cake after approximately an hour, on drier parts it doesn't cake and lasts up to 4-5 hours. For my very light skin the shade worked pretty well, though not perfect as the undertone is a bit too yellow, hence the reason I use it only as my "home" concealer and for the situations when I really need to conceal breakouts without using any other makeup. A little goes a long way. Will order again despite some of its disadvantages as nevertheless I find it the best on the market in a category of natural healing concealers.
i usually avoid wearing any makeup whatsoever when im breaking out, but this product has been super helpful... when i have hormone-related acne around my jawline, chin, nose, etc., i've found the concealer works really well just to keep things calmed down. i usually use it in conjunction with the CLNS and SALIC in the morning and have found that acne spots that used to last 7-9 days are usually gone in 2... much faster healing time, less redness, swelling and weeping. seems to really help heal while keeping the redness to a minimum. great product.
Uniquely lipid-soluble, the keratolytic effects of willow tree-derived beta-hydroxy acid help loosen keratin in hair follicles. This can prevent blemishes from forming and help maintain the skin's acidic pH of 5.5 (2010 Seilder).
Thyme oil contains thymol, a compound that is highly effective in inhibiting the growth of bacteria believed to cause blemishes. At our low use level, it won’t irritate your skin (2010 Zu).
1. Use Benzoil to get your acne under control, once under control switch to Night, keeping Benzoil as an occasional spot treatment.
2. Cleanse morning and evening using CLNS.
3. Cover & heal blemishes using CONS.