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Friday, 21 March 2014

Clinique | Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

It’s no secret to anyone who reads my blog that I’ve been struggling with my skin for a pretty long time. A number of factors can cause breakouts, whether it be bacteria, excess oil, stress or hormonal changes it makes it pretty tricky for us blemished girlies to control. My skin issues have been a huge confidence knock, they’ve contributed to my anxiety and have really changed the person that I once was – carefree, makeup-free and confident. It’s something that’s really difficult to manage physically and can be so emotionally draining. There have been times when I haven’t wanted to leave the house, cried because my face feels so sore and just felt like there was nothing I could do to help myself.

It’s not all bad news though ladies – when we’re faced with such issues we have to find it within ourselves to make the most of what we do have. There’s nothing like a bit of positive thinking to help us on the way, eh? And that’s where Clinique come in...
My first ever blog post was about Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solution 3 step skincare routine and their spot treatment gel. Nearly 2 years later (phew!) and that lovely gel is still a firm favourite in my routine. In the time since I last raved about this beauty, Clinique have been working their magic to re-brand it to the Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel. This has always been my spot treatment saviour and recognising their success, Clinique have put heaps of effort in to improving it and boy is it brilliant.

It has a 4-in-1 Clearing Complex that works to treat current breakouts and prevent future ones. It contains the following ingredients that work together to exfoliate, control oil, un-clog pores and reduce redness: Salicylic Acid (anti-blemish, pores & exfoliation), Laminaria Saccharina (oil-control) and Sea Whip Extract (calming, redness reduction).

That’s all super lovely, but the most impressive part of this re-launch is the fact that the gel can now be used all over the face, as an all over treatment. Yep that’s right, it’s no longer just a direct spot treatment (although of course it can be used as that too). And after clinical trials it’s been confirmed that this product delivers effectiveness as good as a topical prescription...so for most of us it will mean that trips to the GP might not be as necessary anymore.

Of late my breakouts have been less, but as soon as I have one I apply a thin layer to my entire face, followed with my daily moisturiser or SPF and within a few hours any redness has been reduced, pain numbed and my pores are so teeny tiny – I can’t explain the joy this brings me! It leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and smooth, which is quite the task with stubborn skin like mine.

I’ve tried pretty much every spot treatment on the market but none compare to this, it’s the only spot product that can withstand the test of time on my skin, no matter how many times I reach for it, my skin never seems to become immune. Along with being a holy grail product in my beauty regime, it's also given my confidence a real boost. There's nothing more refreshing than waking up in the morning knowing you have a weapon that will work wonders against your skin – and being able to use it now as an all over treatment makes it even more wonderful than it already was.

 photo CliniqueLogo_zpscaff32b7.jpg If you want to get your hands on this beauty the Anti Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is available nationwide from 21st March 2014 at www.clinique.co.uk 

**Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Clinique via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clinique.


Kelly said...

May have to try this myself megs, thanks for posting! xxx

Sara Chergui said...

Wow this clinique product looks so good !

Caroline said...

Never tried Clinique products, but this sounds intriguing!


Amy Liddell said...

Definitely going to give this a go! It sounds so good and I'm in need of a good spot treatment that actually works

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Nicola J said...

I love their 3-step blemish solutions, I'll have to give this one a go


Ash B said...

I really like Clinique's anti-blemish line. I have yet to be disappointed, and it has saved my face many times.

Celina said...

I received a small sample of this in a Sephora purchase and I quite enjoy using it so far! xx
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This sounds so good! I love your photography on this post also :-) Xx

Marissa Jamie said...

This looks good! I'm a new reader and I'm so in love with your blog ♡

Celia Sánchez said...

Amazing clinique post I love it


Hope Butler said...

It sounds like I need this gel! My skin has been so awful of lately, and I am looking for some skin saviours, this could be it!! H xx


Sarah-Jane Dale said...

I loved their 3 steps system which really helped clear up some of my pesky spots. I love that they have re made this gel I might have to give it a try. fab post xxx


Pauline Reyes said...

Clinique’s anti blemish solution is perfect for people with sensitive and delicate skin :D
~Pauline @Clinique Philippines

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