Skin Savers: Snoe Shoo-zit! Don’t Bother Me! Buff The Magic Cystic Buffering Solution

Having acne prone skin, I’ve tried a lot of so-called “quick fixes”; from DIY tips such as using toothpaste (please don’t do this) to store-bought solutions. I can count on one hand the number of things that actually worked for me.

This tiny bottle of spot treatment from Snoe Beauty made it into the list.

Price: PHP 499
Availability: Snoe Beauty Kiosks, Official WebsiteLazada, and Shopee
Net Weight: 20ml ( .68 US fl.oz.)

Product Description: 

Raging hormones create more bumps ahead. Get some back up with BUFF the Magic Tonic to smoothen challenging cystic acne attacks. 

SHOO-ZIT Buff the Magic Tonic is specifically designed to treat large deep cystic acne. This buffering lotion covers large erupted areas for overall treatment. Formulated with nourishing B vitamins and amino acids for healthy skin as well as Purefix-DC to promote healing. Reduce cystic acne fast with this deep penetrating, fast absorbing formula.

Snoe Beauty is not new to me. This proudly Filipino brand is known for their wide product range with fun, quirky names and eye-catching packaging. Combining great quality with updated trendiness, Snoe has become one of the most successful local skin care and makeup brands to date.

Some of my favourites from the brand include the Beso Balm, Sugar Lip Polish, Rouge Deluxe lipsticks, and the S-Skin Stem Cell Sunblock Cream (I think this was discontinued).

Now, let’s talk about the Snoe Shoo-zit! Don’t Bother Me! Buff The Magic Cystic Buffering Solution (what a mouthful!)

The product description, ingredients, and directions for use are also printed on the label on the bottle. No worries about losing the box!

I purchased this during Shopee’s Beauty Campaign Sale and I got it for only PHP 250. It was such a steal! It makes me wish I bought a back-up.

It has a thin and watery consistency that dries down to a powdery/chalky film on the skin. The white sediment settles at the bottom, so you have to shake the bottle before every use.

This solution is applied after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing the skin.  Ideally, this should be used with the rest of the Shoo-Zit product line (Wash Away Those Zits Deep Cleansing Wash, Dip & Dry Acne Drying Lotion, Matte World Mattifying Acne Toner, Daily Maintenance Acne Fading Gel, and Clay What You Want Whitening Detox Drying Mask)

Lately, my skin has been playing games with me. For the most part, the condition of my skin has improved thanks to my new skin care routine. However, I still get pesky breakouts every now and again. I needed something to spot treat the problem areas; hence, I bought [this].

Did it work?

As you can see in the photo, my zits dried up and flattened out. The redness is still there, but the bumps have decreased in size. The skin didn’t look or feel inflamed after 3 days of application (applied once a day, before bed).

What I love:

  • It works! It dries up my zits in 3 days.
  • Minimal stinging
  • Non-greasy, not sticky
  • A little goes a long way
  • Lightweight and quickly absorbed by the skin

What I don’t love:

  • Strong alcohol scent
  • It’s very runny which makes it difficult to apply
  • Since you can’t control how much you apply, it may spread on the surrounding skin and cause dryness
  • It leaves a powdery white film on top of the skin (hence, I only apply it when I’m at home)

Overall thoughts: 

The brand is homegrown (founded and owned by Ms. Jen Gerodias Diaz), the product itself is effective, it’s an affordable alternative to the expensive Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, and it passed my skin’s pickiness.

The Snoe Shoo-zit! Don’t Bother Me! Buff The Magic Cystic Buffering Solution is a must-have in my Skin Savers list.

I love it, I recommend it, and I would repurchase it!

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