Deal With Occasional Acne? Anna Guanche, M.D. Miracle Cream Will Make It Disappear in a Snap
Thanks to my skincare regimen, I rarely suffer from breakouts these days.
I realize this makes me pretty lucky, and while the occasional pimple can be pretty annoying, I know it's not the end of the world. If anything, I occasionally deal with a little hormonal acne leading up to my cycle. So when the team behind Anna Guanche, M.D. Miracle Cream reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in a review, I was a little hesitant at first. I wondered how much I'd really benefit from it if I only get zit every month or so—but after trying it out, I can say this cream was actually just what I needed.
The Miracle Cream was developed by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Anna Guanche, plus a top cosmetic chemist, to reduce the size of pimples without drying or scabbing the underlying skin. The cream also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and goes on matte. It's developed for all skin types, with sulfur as its active ingredient. A 1 oz. jar of the cream retails for $24.
I had to wait a couple of weeks before I could properly test out the Miracle Cream, but when the time came one morning, I knew it immediately. I could feel it before I saw it—a tender area on one side of my forehead, close to my hairline, letting me know a pimple was forming under the skin—and turned to my trusty jar of cream.
(via Bella Skin Institute)
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect before I twisted the jar open. I was surprised to find that the cream was a rosy pink color. Knowing its active ingredient was sulfur also made me anticipate a stinky, eggy smell, but instead, I found the scent to be slightly fruity. After cleaning my face, I just dabbed a clean finger into the cream and applied a light layer across the affected area around the incoming pimple, which was only just turning slightly red itself. Though the cream was pink, it went clear once I smoothed it into my skin, and it didn't leave my skin looking too shiny and drawing attention to the pimple.
I let the cream work its magic during the day, and by the night, I found that the redness had lessened a bit and that the area wasn't as painful to the touch. I applied it yet again before bed, and in the morning found that the redness had disappeared entirely, and I didn't feel a thing. I applied one more time that night, just to be safe, and found that the pimple never did fully develop, which was super welcome.
I appreciated that I could nip the pimple in the bud, especially before it got to the point of developing a whitehead—which is when I'm the most tempted to pop or pick at my acne, which inevitably leads to scarring. After two days and four applications, it was like a pimple had never threatened to rear its head at all, and I was pretty satisfied with the result.
This Miracle Cream worked great for me and my single developing pimple. In just four uses, it completely prevented a potentially bad zit from showing up and leaving a scar that might otherwise take weeks to disappear.
Of course, in my situation, I was only dealing with one pimple. If you're someone who deals with frequent breakouts or prevalent acne, your results may differ. The cream didn't dry out my skin too much because I only applied it in one tiny area, but I can't speak for anyone who's using it all over. However, in my experience, the cream stopped my pimple dead in its tracks and prevented any scarring, so if those are issues you deal with, it's definitely worth a try.
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