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Aesop Control Anti-Blemish Gel 9ml
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I bought this on the recommendation of Caroline Hirons who I rate and whose opinion I value.
I'm 37 and still get mild to pretty nasty breakouts that I'm sure are hormonal rather than anything else.
I ordered this when one such breakout hit and the usual BP and salicylic acid alone might be too much.
This little tube contains a clear gel with a light odour and completely different to the alcohol/medicated smell of over the counter treatments.
Does this work? Well I'm not sure it prevented any of the breakouts happening but what I did find was a thin layer over existing spots and even those that had been (sorry) extracted did help soothe and heal. The odd thing is that there is no sting or burn as you would find with conventional treatments which took some getting used to. A tingle and it's working right? And you can put a thin layer over moisturiser and before make up.
Overall verdict: I like it and will keep using but have found La Roche Posay AI better for preventing new ones appearing. As a soother and to heal Control is good; in conjunction with acid toning and a good serum it will stay part of my skincare arsenal.
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This product smells amazing, only a small amount is needed, its entirely translucent with none of that annoying 'rolling' effect. It dries up spots a treat and reduced a beast of one in under two days.
This is a necessity in your routine if you get random spots every now and again. I apply directly onto the spot at the very end of my routine (on top of moisturiser) and let it get to work before applying make-up. I then apply again in the evenings at the end of my routine. Usually the spot is gone within a day or two. If it's a really nasty spot I apply a couple of time throughout the day too (on top of make-up). Doesn't dry your skin out like other spot treatments (Clinque anti-blemish gel).
This works really well. When I'm getting a spot I apply this every hour or so, both over and under make up. It doesn't stop the spot completely but it seems to make it smaller and disappear quickly. I would recommend and will repurchase.
One tip, before first opening, store the tube vertically, cap upwards for a while. Otherwise a lot of the product will come out when you first break the seal on the tube.
I like it. Just put it on acne. And when you wake up the other day it will be really calm and start to disappearing.
I got this product 6 weeks ago after reading a recommendation from Caroline Hirons. It's great to find a spot treatment that is effective and non-drying - highly recommend.
Really love this stuff, Have been using it for a few weeks now and have seen a difference on any potential break outs. It also doesn't sting as some other treatments have done and a little goes a long way. In the future I will repurchase!
Finally a product that actually works to clear up blemishes, especially those stubborn under the skin lumps and bumps. I used this for a week to try and clear up some very stubborn under the skin blemishes which had been hanging around for a few months. Other spot treatments just dried up the top and left the lump still in situ.
After a few days of use I could see this working and the lumps beginning to diminish. I used this along with the chamomile blemish mask and my skin has massively improved. The good thing is that this product can be layered up and used throughout the day.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is struggling with persistent blemishes. It is also suitable for sensitive skin types.
Purchased this to deal with an outbreak of spots after Xmas. Chose it as recommended by Caroline Hirons as being effective without over drying. It tingles when you apply but doesn't dry the skin around the spot out. Also my concealer applied nicely over it. Lovely product in a small tube that fits in your makeup bag.
Excellent product. Texture of gel is thick enough without being gloopy. Takes a couple of days for cystic spots to go down or be drawn out but does speed up process and healing time. No dry peeling skin.
Alternative with a facial oil like Clarins SOS for quicker results.