Dr. Oracle A-Thera Tea Tree Peeling Stick Review | [K-Beauty Review]
August 30, 2018
Did the Dr. Oracle A-Thera Tea Tree Peeling Stick Help with My Cystic Acne?
Dr. Oracle is a Korean beauty brand that was created by dermatologists made for those with acne prone skin in mind. SokoGlam curated Dr. Oracle products not too long ago and it was the first Korean brand I had seen that helps with cystic acne. While there are a few products to choose from on SokoGlam, I went with the Dr. Oracle A-Thera Tea Tree Peeling Stick due to the AHA and BHA acne fighting ingredients.
Dr. Oracle A-Thera Tea Tree Peeling Stick Review and Details:
Item Claims: By using AHA and BHA, this peeling stick is used as a spot treatment to target blackheads and clear pores.
Directions: After cleansing, remove peeling stick from package and swipe across face in an upward motion. Give extra attention to blemish areas. Wait for formula to dry and then continue with skin care routine. Use 1-2 times a week.
Scent: Tea Tree, slight alcohol scent.
Notable Ingredients: Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Tea Tree Leaf Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Wintergreen Leaf Extract.
Quantity: 10 sticks per package
Overall Rating: 2/5
Review: By the rating, you can tell I didn’t love. It just didn’t really work for me. I typically have cystic/hormonal acne along my jaw/chin line and was hoping the Dr. Oracle A-Thera Tea Tree Peeling Stick would fix that problem. I used it twice a week but mostly on my T-zone and blemish areas rather than my entire face. While it prevented the blemish from getting any larger, it didn’t help make it go away either. You could still feel the inflammation of the acne, and I was still having more pop up. I’ll also recommend you use a very light skin care routine following this product. After allowing the Dr. Oracle A-Thera Tea Tree Peeling Stick to dry, I followed with an essence and serum and thought my face was on fire. I immediately had to re-wash my whole face to make it stop. The next time I used the Tea Tree Peeling Stick, I only used a moisturizer and it seemed to do the trick. However, use a good moisturizer because the Dr. Oracle A-Thera Tea Tree Peeling Stick will dry out your skin unless you have very oily skin type. Like I said, it did help stop the growth of the blemish and perhaps made it a bit smaller. But, it didn’t cure it or prevent others from popping up. And, for only 10 sticks a package, it’s a bit overpriced for me to repurchase.