I've mentioned a lot on this blog about the fact that I have and still do suffer with acne and it honestly has the ability to completely ruin days, weeks, special occasions and events for me. No matter how many good things I've got going on around me, if I have bad skin, my confidence is completely low and diminished and I find it really difficult to snap out of that low mood.
I have beaten acne a few times in the past with antibiotics but I'm also always on the look out for products to clear my skin and leave me feeling happy and confident again.
Clinique have just bought out a brand new product; the Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel - a little tub of wonder! Read on to see what I think of it.
What I think: The gel is 4-in-1 product which helps treat and prevents future breakouts, as well as exfoliating dead skin cells to help unclog pores, whilst also reducing surface oil. It contains Salicyclic Acid (a wonder ingredient in my opinion, my skin works really well with this stuff) which helps to exfoliate. This also contains Sea Whip Extract (something I hadn't heard of before) which calms and soothes skin, whilst reducing redness.
Clinique recommend applying a thin layer of this gel all over your face after cleansing if suffering from bad acne (however not with other leave on acne treatments and please, please make sure you apply moisturiser over the top to stay hydrated as this could dry your skin out) but I've been using it as a spot treatment applying it directly to the blemishes before bed time. They recommend using it alongside a 3-Step Skincare System if used this way, so I've already had a play around with the Anti-Blemish Solution range.
I've been using the gel for a couple of weeks now and I already like it a lot. I've had terrible skin whilst trying it out and it seems to be finally calming down now
It's only until I've had bad skin and overcome it, that I really appreciate how clear skin makes me feel. It sounds pathetic for something so little to make me feel so small but it's true!
The Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is available nationwide from 21st March (today!) at www.clinique.co.uk.
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