On the quest to banish acne

Good evening, sorry I’m only posting one review today but it’s been a hectic day. There’s a possibility that I can get some more up later, if not then tomorrow.

I’m not going to lie, I suffer with acne. It’s not particularly bad but still enough to annoy me on a daily basis so I’m always on the lookout for products to help me. I came across Supedrug’s Deep Action range and picked up pore cleansing pads and anti-blemish gel. While I find products such as cleanser and facial scrub help to keep the worst at bay, I thought these products would help in the fight.

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The pore cleansing pads come in a little tub of 40 and are extremely easy to use, you use the rough side first and wipe over the whole face apart from the eyes and then wipe back over with the smooth side.  One wipe is enough for one day so this pot will last for 40 days, and that’s if you use it every day, if you don’t then obviously the tub will last longer. The pads contain salicylic acid, witch hazel to tighten pores and chamomile to soothe irritated skin. The rough side of the pad has an exfoliating effect which helps improve the skin. It has been tested on humans, who overall said that spot redness is reduced in 4 hours. I would agree, the skin feels tighter, cleaner and less red after a while so for such an easy product to add to your routine I think this is a bargain. The tub of 40 pads retail for £2.69 and are on offer for buy one get one free across selected Superdrug products.

The anti-blemish gel also contains salicylic acid, is said to reduce the appearance of blemishes in 2 hours and the packet suggests applying it between one and three times a day. I only apply this once a day, after a scrub in the shower and it works. I mean the blemishes don’t disappear overnight, it’s a work in progress, but I can see the results after waking up. One thing I will say is that any product with salicylic acid dries my skin out, I don’t know if this will be the case for everyone but I like to moisturise after waking up just to counteract that. The anti-blemish gel also retails for £2.60 and is currently on offer for 2 for £4 across selected Superdrug products.

There are more products in the Deep Action range including; a wash and mask, cleansing lotion and pore strips so there’s plenty to choose from to help you banish that acne.

Have a lovely night,

Sophie

References

http://acne.about.com/od/acnetreatments/a/salicylicacid.htm

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