Blemishes are unfortunately something that the majority of us have to encounter, if like myself you will do all you can to prevent blemishes and of course speed up the healing process of any existing spots then you may want to invest in Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is a light gel product that you apply up to twice a day to the entire face, as this contains a high concentration of alcohol and my skin has been a little dry of late I tend to just apply to my problem areas. Being a gel a little goes a long way so don't be off put by the dinky size of the bottle (30ml) - one pea sized droplet is enough for my entire t-zone and cheeks. On the skin it feels cooling but does not sting or irritate my skin and shouldn't as it has been allergy tested as well as being fragrance free. I do find that any area I apply this to (other than when I apply directly to blemishes) my skin can become a little tight but nothing overly uncomfortable.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel contain Salicylic Acid which can help reduce dead surface cells by exfoliating the skins surface which in turn can help to de-clog pores as well as reducing existing breakouts and of course preventing future blemishes from appearing. For oil control Clinique have included Laminaria Saccharina helps normalize the excess production of oil and lastly Sea Whip Extract to reduce redness as well as calming and soothing skin.
So does Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel work? Yes but you do have to bear with it, it is one of those products that requires a few weeks of daily application to really reap the benefits. When first applied I find it takes the sting out of certain blemishes and can help control redness as well as reducing excess oil both on the spot and throughout the day. If you have oily skin this is a great product to create a matte base before make up application. I have found that using Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel has reduced the regularity of break outs but I'd be lying if I said I am completely blemish free. The good news is that when applied directly to such offending bump it will minimise the size and speed up the healing time which is always a bonus!
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel £20/30ml via Boots - link.
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