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Zero Zitz ~ More Negatives than Positives in Fighting Acne

Dec 12, 2007 (Updated Sep 18, 2008)
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Natural, Holistic, Herbal Product, Oil-Free

Cons:More aroma than therapy, takes awhile to evaporate from your face

The Bottom Line: I can't really endorse this product because I don't enjoy using it. In my experience, Benzoyl Peroxide products are more effective in treating acne.


My ongoing search for the perfect acne remedy has led me on a wild goose chase through beauty stores, grocery chains and natural food emporiums. Even as a teenager, I understood the promise of holistic products--I knew they were somehow better than regular products because of their wholesomeness, purity, organic ingredients and delivery of age-old cures. Indeed, many natural products do perform as promised, so I don't quibble with the idea. However, over the years I have run across quite a few that are duds (to use a technical term).

A few months ago, while shopping at one of the popular, paycheck gobbling natural food stores, I again scanned the beauty section for the latest and greatest pimple eliminator. Being a writer, the alliteration of "Zero Zits!" caught my eye and I zoomed in to check out the product.

Claims: Zero Zitz! is a Tea Tree Astringent with Witch Hazel, Plantain and Comfrey extracts. It claims to be "Nourishing, Dramatic! Oil-Free Blemish Blitz! (more alliteration) Penetrates pores, attacks bacteria and softens skin. A pleasantly aromatic herbal astringent! Gentle Vigilance. Guaranteed. Neither harsh nor drying! A refreshing pore toner and excellent aftershave!"

Use & Experience: Zero Zitz! comes in a 4 oz. spray pump. It sprays out easily and about 7-10 spritzes completely cover my face. You can either leave it on your face or spread it around with a cotton pad.

The main drawback for me is that Zero Zitz! doesn't smell as nicely as other astringents I have tried. Since its second ingredient is vinegar, you might expect it to smell like salad dressing, but instead I detect a hint of old laundry. It's not terrible, but not very enticing either.

After applying, it takes 3-5 minutes for the product to dry completely, a process which isn't exactly fun waiting for.
I will say that my skin seems somewhat smoother after an application of Zero Zitz!, but I stopped using the product awhile back when I still wasn't seeing significant results.

Placebo Effect: After buying most acne products, including this one, I usually notice a positive effect right away. This is what I term my "honeymoon" period. After first trying Zero Zitz!, I ignored the scent and concentrated on the miracle effect I was expecting to achieve. With Zero Zitz! the placebo effect did take hold for me, but a week or two later, after nightly use, my face began to break out again.

Ingredients: Water, vinegar, herbal extracts of Calendula, Lavender, Hibiscus, Comfrey, Echinacea, St John's Wort, Plantain, Witch Hazel, food grade alcohol (8%), Carrot Seed, Tea Tree & other 100% pure aromatherapy essential oils.

Other Claims: Cruelty Free. External Use Only.

Overall Opinion: For me, this product is more "aroma" than therapy...I still love the concept of using natural products in personal care, but I'm not convinced that the ingredients in this product are making a significant difference in my acne. Recently I have discovered other products which seem more helpful (see my review of Clean & Clear Cleanser). Maybe if it smelled a bit more appealing I would be more excited to use it on a daily basis. Well-in-Hand does make other varieties of Zero Zitz! which I haven't tried yet, including Tangerine Vanilla, an appealing sounding scent which may be worth trying.


Recommend this product? No


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