Thursday, July 18, 2013

Blemish Defences

My skin has been hating on me the last couple of weeks, so last time I found myself in a Boots store, I had a bit of a poke about to see if they had anything that might ease things a little. My skin has long been problematic- excess oil, blemishes, and general irritability, I don't expect cures from skincare, just a bit of easing up.

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Blemish Defence

Since the skincare was on 3 for 2, and I needed moisturiser anyway, I went to town and bought both of these products I was looking at. I know how to live, right?

Beautiful Skin Deep Pore Purifier head Boots No7

This first product is designed to deep cleanse in those areas prone to black heads, for me that's my nose and chin. The spines are soft plastic which don't hurt and aren't abrasive the way an exfoliant is, but it definitely get right into those bits that need an extra bit of scrubbing attention. I liked this product a lot, and found that it worked really well the day after using a hot cloth cleanser (which often draws a lot of nasties out of my skin). 

This probably isn't a great product for those with dry skin since the formula is a gel-like and I imagine may be drying if you don't have skin which can be oily or prone to. I liked it though, and would repurchase. 

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Deep Pore Purifier

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Blemish Defence Serum

I also liked the serum a lot. It was smooth without feeling at all oily, and it was clean without feeling sticky or drying. This is not a thick and luxurious skin care product, but I liked it all the more for that. It's recommended for best results to let it full absorb before applying moisturiser, which concerned me, since I didn't want to be waiting hours before I could crack on with my skincare routine, but it soon sank into my skin without any nasty residues or stickiness. 

The serum definitely helped my skin in being less angry, but I'm not sure it made much more difference than that. I've been using the serum for 3 weeks, and will definitely finish the tub (which FYI seems to be going on forever, no bad thing) but I'm still undecided as to whether I'd buy it again. It will have to do something drastic to impress between now and the end of the bottle. 

I'd love to know what you've all been trying out, or if there's anything I'm missing out on in my skin care regime. Hit me with your suggestions. 


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