Sunday, 8 September 2013

Review: Banish those Blemishes

Recently I have been on a mission to find something to fix my skin. I would probably come under the 'combination skin' category-I don't tend to suffer from dryness however, my skin likes to be cruel sometimes and decides to get oily and breakout over night! *sigh*

So over the past couple of months I purchased three face products which I have tried and tested numerous amount of times. If your anything like me and have probably spent ALOT of pennies on products which just haven't worked, this review is aimed to help you out!

Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash Mask by Neutrogena

What does it claim to do? Cleanses deep down into pores and conditions skin, leaving it soft, smooth and healthy looking.

How did it perform? I was really drawn to this product as it was specifically designed for breakouts and I loved the idea of having a wash and mask all in one. When applied as a mask, it has a very thick consistency and leaves a fresh, tingly feeling after you have washed it off. However, I found that it dried my skin out after a couple of weeks. I could have been using this product a little too much (I was applying it as a mask once a week-sometimes twice) but from someone who doesn't normally have dry skin, I did inherit dry patches quite quickly.

Final Verdict: I was disapointed that I did not get on with this product but then again, it might work better for someone with a different skin-type.

Boots Simply Sensitive Deep Cleansing Mask

What does it claim to do? Remove excess oil and impurities and moisturises skin leaving it feeling soft, supple and revived.

How did it perform? This was a lovely mild mask which left my skin feeling clean and ready for make-up. It is a great 'pick-me-up' product and would be a great purchase for anyone with 'normal' skin who just needs a boost. Yet it wasn't quite strong enough for my skin and I didn't see great changes in reducing blemishes.

Final Verdict: This product is great for minimising pores and very gentle on your skin. Unfortunately, it was too mild for my skin and didn't help reduce any blemishes.

Soap & Glory Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser

What does it claim to do? A 3-in-1 concentrated, deep-purifying formula with a natural blend of revitalising aromatic essential oils for an all round FAB PORE complexion.

How did it perform? This product has been amazing at clearing up any blemishes and helping my skin look even and moisturised (horray!). It comes with a handy muslin cloth, has a lightweight consistency, doesn't dry out your skin and melts away make-up-which after a long day of make-up wearing, feels very refreshing! I am newbie to using muslin cloths so I don't have a huge amount of experience to go by, but it is handy in wiping away dirt and oil and rough enough to add a touch of exfoliation.

Final Verdict: I love this product! My skin has really improved since using this cleanser and apart from the odd blemish here and there, my skin has cleared up completely. I will certainly be investing in another tube when mine run's out.

I'd love to know if anyone else has tried any of these products. Do you have a favourite skin product that you love?


  1. I'm on the same mission! My skin has been so annoying recently, and I'm on the search for some good skin care products- I might have to go out and give the soap & glory cleanser a go :)

    1. Hi Erin, Go for it, it's a lovely product, espcially if it banishes away any blemishes :) xxx

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  3. I'm also having a lot of trouble with my skin and I shall definitely try out the soap and glory cleanser a whirl xxx Thank you for you recommendation xxx
    Lots of love Emily xxxx

  4. I find this time of year the worst for everyone's skin!

    I love soap and Glory's products so will defo be purchasing that next weekend!

  5. My skin has been so bad recently, I am defiantly going to try the soap and glory cleanser, I use the Liz Earle one & I love it, but it can become a bit expensive to keep repurchasing - so I'm hoping this will be a dupe:)
    Such a helpful post, skincare can become so expensive - you have chosen such affordable things, which I will defiantly be having a look at when I run out of what I am using right now.
    Just came across your blog, I love it!:)
    Becky xx

  6. I've always wanted to try Soap and Glory. Thanks for sharing :)
    New follower xx

  7. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog and thanks for following! :) I followed you back.

    The Soap & Glory Fab Pore Cleanser sounds like a great product that I might want to try.


  8. Oh how I wish Soap & Glory was sold in Finland... I have to get my hands on that cleanser somehow, it sounds so gooood :-)



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