acne cover lotion, no more red nose yay!

Written by on December 26, 2007 with 7 Comments

This post is to report my thoughts on 2 more products from Linday Sy – Acne Oil Control Gel and Acne Cover Lotion. I have had these products longer than the rest of the group because they were all posted together.For completeness, here are my 2 previous reports. The first was about the superfatted soap and Moisturizing Oil for Face and Body that contains safflower and jojoba oil.

First – LindaSy Soap and Oil Progress and he second email was after using the sunscreen and moisturiser – LindaSy’s Proj #2 (Dr. Sy’s followup to my post)

I have been using the Acne Oil Control Gel and the Acne Cover Lotion for more than 2 weeks now. I love them both and am very happy with what they are doing for my nose.

Acne Oil Control Gel.

This is 2% Salicylic Acid in an 86.5% SD Alcohol 40B base. Dr. Sy has posted in the message above her ideas on the alcohol component of the gel. It is applied at night after washing with her superfatted soap, a couple of drops of the oil on a wet face, followed by some `Moisturizer for Dry Skin’. It is quite volatile and you can feel the alcohol evapourating quickly. Even to the point of sometimes needing to close your eyes. I guess after the soap, oil and moisturiser the gel isn’t harsh. The skin looks flat and smooth afterwards, if not a little pinkish/red. The real results are the next morning when you can see that the pustules (white pussy lumps) and papules (red lumps) are going done or gone. I reckon that the Acne Oil Control Gel is really helping me win the fight against papules and pustules. I am not use the disks at the moment, and the Gel seems just as, if not more effective against the acne parts of my problem. Each morning there are less and less of them overall. It isn’t making them all go away all the time but I’d say I’m winning.

The alcohol content doesn’t seem to be an issue for me. I would have never thought of using an oil for my skin, so hey alcohol from the same author is not a problem ! Plus we have seen that there are many types of chemicals that are called alcohol.

Acne Cover Lotion:

Ingredients: Purified Water, SD Alcohol 23A, Montmorillonite Clay, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Sulfur, Sodium Chloride, Iron Oxides, Talc, Zinc Sulfate.

This lotion is applied in the morning after the soap, oil and sunscreen. It is skin toned and covers the ruddiness of the skin. After trying a bit I worked out that you need to apply the exact amount say to cover my nose very quickly and evenly as it dries in just 1 or 2 seconds. The instructions say to dot a second time on blemishes – well when I started that was most of my nose ! I probably applied too much for a while which wasn’t such a bad thing because it helped change the colour of my nose. Now I can apply a much smaller amount because my nose is not so red.

The change is dramatic. For the first time in years I have a normal coloured nose. People’s reactions are always interesting and not always what you expect. The first time my mum saw me with the cover lotion on she shreaked “David what you done to your face ?”. Not your nose looks great or anything like that ! She was shocked, I guess, to see me with a nose the same colour as my cheeks. I had to stare a few times myself to see who that dude was in the mirror. The increase in confidence had been really great, I can just relax about how I feel. If only for this it would be worth trying this product. And as a bonus it seems to be helping the skin underneath as well.

In the beginning it was kinda sad to remove the cover lotion in the evening (it is quite sticky so lasts ages) and see what the skin is like underneath. It would be the same old ruddy colour – and maybe even more shocking than normal because you see your skin go from a natural tone to red in a short time. Lately, though the colour underneath has been much less pronounced.

I’m beginning to understand that there is many many levels of skin stress, such that there is a long way to go from really swollen pussy dark red to normal skin. Along the way there are lots of levels of pink, degrees of pustules and papules, pore health, deep tissue colour etc. Since trying Linda Sy’s products my nose has made several steps along this path – yeehagh !

I can’t think of any down sides to all 7 products I have tried. Thanks very much for letting me try your products, Dr. Sy, I’m converted !

From: “David Pascoe”
Date: Sat Mar 6, 1999 5:21 pm

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  1. anuraj rana says:

    from where i can buy these products-
    acne cover lotion and acne oil control gel

  2. David Pascoe says:

    Sadly, both of these products are probably now no longer available. Linda Sy has retired and is closing her web site.

    davidp.

  3. Kim says:

    Can someone please let me know if Linda Sy’s Acne Cover Lotion is available anywhere- or if another product is similar – or another company sells something like it? I stocked up last year and am almost out of the product…..I found out today (5/6/09) that Linda Sy’s company ‘closed the doors’ last October. I am so disappointed!!!

  4. David Pascoe says:

    RosaceaCare will be selling the tinted Zinco Cream which can help cover some redness, but it is not as sticky and is quite different to the Acne Cover Lotion. I like that the ACL has sulphur and can dry out a papule quite well. I’ve never come across anything as a replacement, sorry. Perhaps there is some kind of acne treatment that also has a tint. Does anyone else have any suggestions ?

  5. Kim says:

    Thank you Digital Davo! I may try the Zinco Cream. I do like that the Acne Cover lotion had a ‘flesh tint’ so if anyone else does know of any kind of acne treatment that has that kind of tink and the ability to ‘dry’ out spots – please let me know.

    Thanks much!

  6. Livis says:

    If someone does have some information to some other product line that can be comparable to the Linda Sy Acne Cover Lotion please let me know.. I’ve used it for over 10 years and am very sad that it is no longer being sold.

  7. Annabel says:

    i use a tinted moisturiser but it doesn’t last long and doesn’t even work well. im disappointed to find out the linda sy acne cover is now unavailable. any suggestions for other products which may help or cover cheek and nose redness?

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