Product Find: Nixoderm
I know, I know! I’ve been MIA for a minute. Soooorry, but school has completely taken over my life! I’m eight days away from graduation! Yay me! But I swear, I’ve had the most work to do these passed few weeks.
Papers, projects, quizzes, tests…I could just scream! I’m stressed, nervous, anxious, and my skin is showing it.
Not to brag, but my skin is usually the picture of perfection. I’ve never had acne (not even through puberty) and for me a breakout is literally a pimple. Well a few days ago, that’s exactly what I woke up to: a giant pimple, dead smack in the middle of my forehead–a beauty girl’s worst nightmare. Of course, as I
frantically pillaged calmly sorted through my stock of skincare goodies, I realized I had absolutely nothing to treat a pimple.
Then I remembered the Nixoderm sitting in my medicine cabinet.
Nixoderm is a cream manufactured by SC Johnson in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s not very common in the United States as far as I know. But it’s a popular product in the Caribbean (I’m from Antigua!). My mom’s been using Nixoderm on me and my siblings for yeeeeears. She got the tin I have now on a recent trip to Anu and gave it to me to treat a recurring ringworm that my munchkin had.
I don’t know why I never thought of using it for anything else, because it says “For Skin Problems” and lists pimples as one of them right on the container.
The cream itself, is thick and white. It doesn’t smell horrible, but it’s not a bed of roses either. One of the active ingredients is sulphur, so it has a light odor to it. Upon application, there is a slight, tingly cool sensation, most likely from the menthol in it. The container instructs that those with delicate skin dilute the product with petroleum jelly.
Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t some miracle cream. But a few hours after application, the redness had disappeared and my pimples were teeny tiny, and barely noticeable. I applied more of the cream before going to bed that night, and by morning they were completely gone.
I did some browsing and found a few other reviews of the product where users were suffering from acne or other severe or recurring skin problems. I also found out that you can purchase Nixoderm online for about $3-$5. It’s available from Amazon.com, eCrater and few other online sellers. So I won’t have to wait for mi madre to make another trip to Antigua!
Tip: Before using a product, do your research. Read the ingredient list and see if there’s anything you might be allergic to. Test in small areas before fully committing to any product. Results may vary.
I’m pretty satisfied with my results, so I’m not really going to go looking for another product to add to my supply just yet. Still, I’d love to know what you use to treat surprise pop-ups or breakouts.
Leave a comment and let me know