Review: Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Corrector

I have had a life-long battle with acne. My worst years were from about the age of 14 through 21, where severe breakouts were a constant part of my life. I believe I found ProActiv at 21, my acne was basically under control and I stuck with it for several years. At some point it stopped working and I had to hunt for something new. There were a few years of trying different products. Once I became pregnant with my son, my skin did a complete turn-around. Suddenly I didn’t have to worry about constant breakouts! It was something of a miracle in my book. Finally at the age of 32 all I needed were light-duty skincare products made for oily/acne-prone skin and the occasional spot treatment for a pimple here and there.  That brings me to my point:  I recently hit the bottom of my favorite “miracle” acne spot treatment.  While browsing Walmart, I spotted Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Corrector, 1fl oz .  It was new, handy and inexpensive so I decided to give it a try.

Dr. Lin Acne Spot Corrector Review

Dr. Lin Acne Spot Corrector


Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Corrector contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide, is paraben-free, and hydroquinone-free.  It sets out to treat acne breakouts and fade dark / red marks.  I had a breakout going on under my chin that would not respond to any of my cleansers or masks.  I needed a good spot treatment.  I applied this treatment in a thin layer once a day for two days and started to get some relief.  At this point I had about 6 small pimples under my chin which is a CRAZY breakout I have not seen in many years.  The impatient person I am, I decided to bump it up to twice daily (per the instructions).  Unfortunately, I forgot that my Aveeno moisturizer also has Salicylic Acid in it.  Basically, the combination of these two products made the area under my chin unbearable dry and flaky.  Duh, right?  I have been having a string of bad luck with beauty products these days!  Let me tell you it took about a full week to get my skin back to normal using heavier moisturizer on that area.   The state of my skin was so uncomfortable (dry, tight, flaky, itchy) during that week!  I will definitely be more cautious in the future.

I can say that Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Treatment is a good acne spot treatment when used sparingly and cautiously.  Not recklessly, like me, ha!  Since it’s really nothing like my old favorite, I will probably repurchase that one.

Available at Walmart.

Product purchased by me, all opinions expressed are my own. Affiliate link.

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  1. April 21, 2014 / 11:34 am

    Oh no! Sometimes more is really too much. I was fortunate and did not have acne. But now I’m trying to fade dark spots. Because this contains benzoyl peroxide, it would be too drying for me. Still on the hunt…
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