Calamine Lotion

279 Reviews

Calamine is either a mixture of zinc oxide (ZnO) with about 0.5% ferric oxide (Fe2O3) or a zinc carbonate compound.

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July 18, 2019
magical pink powder

I've been suffering from cystic acne since my teenage years and spent so much money on acne products, now I feel like a fool cause this product saved me singlehandedly. I bought organic calamine powder from a local organic store and make my own toner. 

Just put 1-2 tablespoons of calamine powder, 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin (NOW Foods) and some 50ml of water, mix them and tada! Takes seconds to make and it lasts for two weeks in the refrigerator. I prefer this to store bought ones since it's SO cheap (3 pounds for 100g of powder) and doesn't have all the nasty ingredients you'd find outside. I use it before La Roche Posay Toleriane Riche Mosturiser and my skin has honestly never been clearer. My redness is gone and my existing cystic acne heals much faster than before. Hope this helps!

February 22, 2019

This is so great! I used to use Mario b. drying lotion..but it has alcohol in it and it smells pretty foul. It draws the pus (I KNOW GROSS) to the surface while gently drying them out.

September 23, 2018
I am amazed
I have oily skin with hormonal cystic acne plus frequent persistent chin zits that start off small but grow over time. This is so annoying, because while SA has really done a great job of controlling my deep cysts, the little ones seem impervious to SA and BP. That is until I added calamine lotion as a final step one night out of desperation. Having read here that it worked for many, I figured I had nothing to lose. I was pleasantly surprised at the mattifying effect it has on my oily skin, and my small pimples shrank to almost nothing by morning. Amazed, but cautious it might have been a fluke, I put the calamine away for a week. Soon enough, those persistent pimples developed again, and I again applied calamine overnight. The next morning they were gone! While this might not work for everyone, it has worked wonders for my problem skin. I only use enough to cover the blemishes. I do not put it on thickly.
May 12, 2018
I'm someone who spends A LOT of money of serums and now I feel dumb because out of everything this has worked the best. This literally worked overnight for me. I kept seeing this on Instagram to use for acne scars so I thought, "why not" and wasn't expecting much and put it on before bed. I woke up the next day and could visibly see that the scars had faded. I'm absolutely stunned. So glad I tried it. I love it and couldn't be happier.
October 23, 2017
This lotion does wonders for skin, it works as a moisturizer, makeup primer, sunscreen and oil control lotion. It dries and heals pimples. However, I have hormonal acne so it doesn't prevent break outs. Just an advice: dont apply too much if you're going out, unless you want to look like you're wearing a "Goth white" powder cream.
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August 19, 2017
Not a cure but helps a lot
Heals my blemishes fast and dries out pimples. Helps relieve itchiness. Doesn't cause irritation unlike other acne topical treatments. I'd rather use this than BP or SA.
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May 16, 2017
Best lotion for all skin types
I've been using this product for the past few months & must say it is God sent! Started using it when I was breaking out to the extent that my skin was irritated all the time, despite using the most expensive products in the market. Regular use helped get rid of all sorts of skin problems. Pros- perfect as a makeup primer, -reduced dark spots/acne scars considerably, -skin glows naturally & also reduces fine lines to a certain extent - irritation relieved instantly - inexpensive & available readily at all pharmacies. - helps treat acne in oily skin with great results Cons- dries out the skin a little so use in combination with a moisturizer for better results, - results improve with regular use over a period of time, not overnight but totally worth for the price & availability. Not to forget, great skin is back!!!
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February 8, 2018
Hi there, you say it won't help overnight. How long did it take for you to see results in reducing dark spots and acne scars considerably?
November 22, 2016
Used it for a week all it does is dry out your skin..not even the pimples smells bad too. Could be the fact my skin has become immune to zinc but i genuinely believe that has nothing to do with it.
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September 19, 2016
Honestly, I don't know whether it works or not concerning acne because I haven't used it in that sense but it is an AMAZING makeup primer if you suffer from oily skin! Apparently, it can have a plateau effect so I interchange between this and milk of magnesia, which is also a phenomenal primer! Although I said I'm not sure about it working for acne, I do think that less oil can mean less clogged pores. I also get pimples much less now-a-days. This may have contributed. Who knows?? It's worth a try!
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November 17, 2016
Perfect, Dear! Very nice analogy, i'm using it for exactly same purposes!
September 9, 2016
Calms down my skin
I purchased Calamine for a rash I got from an allergic reaction and I wanted to try it on my acne. I have cystic acne along my cheek bone and under my jaw that gets very irritated and itchy. I applied a bit of Calamine on my spots and it calmed down my face instantly. The pimples didn't go away but they were noticeably less puffy and less red. The only downside is that its extremely drying so don't use too much at once.
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