Blemish battles

Friday 10 April 2015

I don't know about you but keeping breakouts at bay really can feel like a battle at time - an ongoing one! I've tried so many different products, so here are my thoughts on the ones I've been using the most in the last few months.

Some of the products were from my #nwbloggers meetup
goodie bag but I wasn't obliged to blog about anything in it and all thoughts here are my own :)

I'm going to dive straight in there and start with what is probably my favourite anti-blemish product. I have tried some of Witch's products in the past and found them a bit harsh but this clearing serum is actually gentle on the skin and hydrating, unlike most spot fighting products that dry the skin. One pump gives you a generous amount and is enough to apply to your face and neck. My skin always feels lovely the next morning when I apply this before bed!

This product was sent to me by a PR company but I did choose to accept it based on the love I already have for know the big grey tubs?

 Well they have now released a version that comes in a very handy tube that you can pop into your handbag. This is their 'adult' version and it has the same key ingredients but in different proportions. What I love about this is that you can use it not only for spots, but also to calm down rashes or patches of dry skin and it only costs £1.99 which is a bargain! It definitely has a quick soothing effect on spots, calming down any redness....I have to admit though, you do have to give the bottle quite a squeeze as the cream is quite thick!

Vichy Hyaluspot smells gorgeous and is really gentle on the skin despite being a product that helps fight off spots! It comes out like a light gel that you apply directly to spots...but I end up smothering it all over my face so my face smells good! I find it leaves my skin looking and feeling brighter and fresh :)

You've probably came across this toner before..I have mentioned it in a previous post too :) I've grown up knowing tea tree is good for spots and this really is. It leaves your skin all tingly which I like as you can feel the product working. It can dry out your skin though if you use it too often so make sure you moisturise too or just apply it onto breakout areas!

I couldn't get a good picture of Skinetica sorry, but you can see it in the 'group photo' at the top :) It doesn't smell particularly great but I do love using Skinetica underneath my make up so that it can work away at my blemishes despite wearing foundation on top! 


  1. I have tried so many products for blemishes over the years, and although most things have helped in some way, nothing has cleared my skin completely - I really like the sound of the Tea Tree Toner, I'll be looking out for it next time I'm in The Body Shop xx

    Ioanna |

    1. I agree with you! I haven't found anything that completely clears my skin but I don't know if that's even possible sadly :(! At least there's products to help though :) xx

  2. I have never seen any of these products! great post!

  3. Some great picks!

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  4. my skin is pretty bad at the moment and i have no idea why, it is frustrating!
    I think sudacrem is a good shout though!

  5. LOVE that Witch serum soooo much! I'm yet to try Skinetica but I've heard some good things! :) xx

  6. Sudocrem is so bloody useful, I always have a tub around just in case! My best blemish battler is La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo - so effective!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

  7. Ooh I love the sound of the Vichy treatment! Their products are always so good xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. O the age old blemish battle. I fear I may be fighting blemishes for the rest of my life. I will have to give some of these a go, as haven't heard of some before. xx

  9. Fab post, I always find myself breaking out at those hormonal times of the month :( I love using Sudocrem as it really helps to heal blemishes :) The Body Shop toner sounds amazing and definitely want to pick this up :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  10. Great post Emma - I really struggle with my skin so am definitely going to try out some of these products.

    Just thought I'd say that I've nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! You can view your nomination here: :)

    Hannah xx

  11. Great post! My skin is usually quite good but I occasionally get breakouts, so I'll definitely keep some of these in mind, especially the Witch overnight serum, you made that sound fab! Thanks for your tips :)


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