I may not talk about it that often but my skin is a nightmare to deal with. It's far from being acne so I don't want to be over the top about it - but my skin is just so complex that it's a weekly challenge to keep it spot-free and whitehead free (which it never is).
So I have learnt to only stick to simple skincare brands that are sulfate free and as natural as possible, so not to flare up my skin in anyway - the main brands I use are Naked, Liz Earle and Good Things.
Brands such as Neurogena, Garnier, L'Oreal, Nivea and Clearasil just don't come into the equation anymore when out shopping.
Yet last week I still found myself reaching for the Garnier Pure A Overnight Spot Treatment on the clearance shelf - I firstly was lured in by the price (£2.40) and then by the fact it was an overnight spot treatment, something you don't normally see. Plus it was a 40ml tube (the normal size of spot treatments seems to be around 10-20ml)!
Now I'm not going to tell you all the jibba jabba on the back as to be honest it really don't matter, but it is good to know that it contains 2% Salicylic Acid (great for spots) and the normal retail price is around £4.50 - so still very affordable.
As for if it works or not - I'm impressed! I don't put it all over my face as it suggests, as I don't have spots everywhere. I just dab the clear gel onto each spot at night and every morning each spot seems to be fading that bit more.
I'd say it takes about 3 nights of the treatment to see a good difference!
I do find though the more you continuously use any spot product the less affect it can become, so for that reason I'm only trying to use it every other night now, even thought I am really liking the results.
I also found it slightly tightens pores and breaks down hard to budge whiteheads.
A bit of a boring product that
may not be that relevant to some people, but it's not every day you
come across and affective yet inexpensive spot treatment!
Labels: Steal of the Week