I picked this up when I was in the UK recently, and I must admit I was a little worried that my skin wouldn’t get on with it. But as I’ve been getting a lot of spots recently, and I was wandering around, entranced by the beauty hall in Selfridges on Oxford Street, I decided to go for it.
The main reason for getting it was that it is a clear gel, meaning I can use it under makeup, or top up during the day at work, or when I’m out and about. And as I love the Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque, which I reviewed here, I thought I might be all right with it. I still love the masque by the way, but as it is clay and still visible when dry, I can’t exactly go out in public with it on. (Although once I had some on my neck at work as I had forgotten to take it off, and my far too observant co-worker was like, “What’s wrong with your neck?” I was SO embarrassed!)
What I can say so far, after having used it for a few weeks, is that I really like it. It hasn’t irritated my skin, and believe me my skin is crazy sensitive. I just make sure to dot it only on the pimple, but when I haven’t managed this, it hasn’t caused any reactions at all to the surrounding skin. It generally reduces swelling, although it works more quickly on some spots than others. I’ve had certain spots go down overnight, and others take several days before I noticed any changes.
I really recommend trying it out if you are looking for something to combat blemishes.
They don’t have samples for this product, but the beauty assistants will quite happily let you try some of the gel on yourself so, wait until you have a giant pimple and then find your nearest store. (That’s literally what I did.)
Always try before you buy, especially if you have sensitive, reactive skin.