Fungal acne and a damaged skin barrier can teach you a lot. Ever since I realized that oil based moisturizers or in short oils don’t go that well with my skin I have been avoiding them.
I have an army of oil free moisturizers with me and Degrease Face Gel by Pure Bubbles is one of them. It was gifted to me by Reetuparna from ambersity.com as a part of Secret Santa. The gel had being on my wishlist already so I was ecstatic to receive this.
An oil free moisturizer for oily skin, acne prone skin, infused with Witch hazel and tea tree to prevent acne, reduce pores, refine texture of the skin and Aloe Vera juice to nourish and hydrate the skin.
Normal to dry skin can use as a toner under moisturizer.
Improvement in reduction of acne lesions 5.4 times with respect Benzoyl Peroxide formulation and 2.7 times compared with Basil formulation.
Improvement in reduction in the swelling of pimples 2.1 times with respect Benzoyl Peroxide formulation and 3.7 times compared with Basil formulation.
This can also be used by men after shave to soothe the skin.
Ingredients of Pure Bubbles De Grease Face Gel
Witch hazel, Aloe Vera, Tea tree hydrosol, Lavender Hydrosol, Extracts of Blackberry, calendula, Apple & Aloe Vera, Extracts of Basil, Calendula and Chamomile, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Triethylene Glycol.
Directions of usage
Use after cleansing face with face wash during the day by itself or under your moisturizer. Reapply every four hours for best results.
Price, Shelf life and Availability – 490 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of 18 months from the month of manufacturing. Available on purebubblesskincare.com
Packaging, Texture and Fragrance of Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel
The gel is housed in a transparent, airless pump packaging which works perfectly. If you don’t know airless packaging helps to increase the shelf life of the final product. The texture of the product is light weight gel which is watery, non slippery and absolutely non sticky. The product has a faint hint of apple like the one which we have of a freshly cut one. I sometimes feel it is like apple cider vinegar. The product has a light apple cider vinegar color, like the one we use normally. I absolutely don’t know how to explain the colour.
My experience with Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel
The gel is light weight and oil free. It doesn’t have any sticky or oily residue and is watery in nature. It is a perfect moisturiser to use under my Acne UV Gel Sunscreen. The gel helps to tone the skin upto a certain extent and doesn’t sting any sensitive area of the skin.
Whenever I apply the Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel immediately after having a shower, it simply turns into water while absorbing nicely into the skin. While keeping a gap of 5 minutes post shower, it remains in gel form and gets applied nicely too. 2-3 pumps of gel are enough to cover the face and neck if you have oily skin. Dry skin might need more than this while using as a toner. Using more than three pumps of this product, by oily skinned beauties is sheer waste of this precious gel.
I received the gel in December 2019 when I was using retinoid, based on my aesthetician’s advice. I had two big cystic acne on my chin. When I applied this product at night, next day the swelling of comedogens was reduced by 70%. While I was using the product, I was also on my periods so it helped a lot in calming the skin and reducing the swelling and pain too. Later on I kept on using this gel while giving my retinoid treatment a break for the month of January.
All the comedogens which were brought to the surface by retinoid were slowly reducing in size by Degrease gel. The two cystic acne were gradually reducing and after around 4 weeks they were completely gone without a noticable acne mark. So the Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel slowly worked while healing them.
On another note this Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel doesn’t work quite well on my small zits. They take a long time to show effects for this gel. However am happy, with the way this product works on cystic acne. Although am free from cystic acne, I often keep on coming back to this beauty whenever I feel the need to apply.
I really like the texture, efficiency, oil free formulation of this gel and would definitely love repurchasing this one. A big shout out to Reetuparna for gifting me this gem called Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel.
Benefits of Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel
- Oil free, light weight moisturiser for oily acne prone skin
- Oil and emulsifier free hence fungal acne safe moisturiser
- Contains notable ingredients like Witch hazel, Aloe Vera, Tea tree hydrosol, Lavender Hydrosol which are beneficial for acne prone skin
- Airless pump packaging which is travel friendly, classy and compact
- Can also be used by dry skin type as a toner
- Oily skin can easily use this under their sunscreen
- Reduces the swelling of cystic acne considerably
- Heals the cystic acne from inside and they do not leave any mark, leave aside even a scar
Side effects of Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel
Recommendation of Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel
Pure Bubbles Degrease Face Gel is an oil free, emulsifier free moisturiser for oily acne prone skin. It works pretty well in reducing the swelling of a cystic acne and heals them. This is a fungal acne safe product, so oily skin beauties can use it without the fear of break outs on the skin. The light weight gel texture make it a dual utility product for oily skin as well as dry to normal skin types. It is really good option to tackle acne yet be light weight on the skin.