Monday, 4 April 2011

Spot Saviours !

Today's post is about Spots. Not the most glamorous of topics but if you suffer with outbreaks like me then sometimes these types of posts can be the most helpful.
I love reading about products that help Spot prone skin because even at 35 i still get spots.

Luckily i have found a couple of products that really seem to help when i have a flare up.


Liz Earle Spot On !


Spot on comes in a 6ml Roller ball priced at £7.90

This little spot busting find contains Tea tree oil, Melissa and Lavender to soothe and calm spots and pimples.
I love how this seems to take spots down so quickly and reduces redness and swelling. You only need a small amount as you apply it directly on the affected area so even though it's just 6ml it's long lasting so great value for money.
This is the first product i reach for when i start to feel that horrible tingle under the skin when you know a beauty is just waiting to erupt.


The 2nd amazing product i have been using which really seems to be helping to normalise my skin is:

 Aromatherapy Associates Refining Face Oil


 Priced at £37 available from Aromatherapy Associates

Now i have been applying this every night without fail and it has made such a difference to my skin. I am always very wary of applying oil on my spot prone skin as some products seem to make things worse.
This particular product though seems to have a purifying effect on my skin. After using this i wake up with my skin looking less oily and spots seem to be reduced. It also seems to have a healing effect and so spots seem to clear up a lot quicker than normal.

The ylang ylang and lavender are really fragrant which i love but if you don't like a strong fragrance then it might not be for you. I find the smell quite relaxing and i like to massage it into my skin as a bit of a night time ritual.

I love the fact it is non greasy but yet it feels like it is feeding my skin with goodness.


At my age i have to be careful as a lot of the products for spot prone skin seem to be really harsh and can be far too drying. That's why i love the gentle approach of these two products.
Do you suffer with spots and if so what are your favourite products that you recommend ???


18 comments:

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  2. i am a spot sufferer indeed and spot on is doing wonders for me! the oil looks super though! xxx

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  3. Think i might give liz earles spot on a try .. suffering with a few spots lately its a nightmare! x

    http://jlalambmakeup.blogspot.com

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  4. I might have to check out the Liz Earle Spot On, I've never managed to find a product that really works for me before x

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  5. I have been so excited to try Liz Earle's Spot On but unfortunately they don't sell it on the U.S. website :(
    I really enjoyed this post and would love to try both of these products since they seem very natural and soothing. :)

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  6. I used to suffer with spots and am a strong believer in the fact that different product work for different people. I tried Clinique 3 step & blemish solutions, dior, avon, lush, neutrogena, garnier, clearasil, clean and clear and dermalogica to name a few, but in the end, Soap & Glory wipes and Catch A Wrinkle cream work for me, as well as Soap & Glory face scrub, and Origins Spot Remover.
    Sarah
    sparkle-and-grey.blogspot.com

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  7. I use the Vichy Normaderm system. I somehow starteded suffering from cystic acne, which is horrible!! My jawline is so scared, but... The other morning in the shower I used my foot file (yes,... I know that sounds ridiculous) and gave my face a gentle scrub. I couldn't believe the difference it made in my skin. Not only has the scarring started to fade, the texture of my skin is fantastic. Oh... and just to clarify... I hadn't used the foot file on my feet. Seems to be doing the trick. So no matter how quirky it sounds, its working...

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  8. never heard of these products...I currently use clinique's 3step and I'm ok..aromatherapy accosiates sounds good do you know if it is available in Greece? nice post Nicoleta very very usefull!

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  9. Im using a garnier pure active roll on with 2% Salicylic acid, it works quite well.

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  10. I love the Spot On too. I used to use an Origins spot treatment for when I had the occasional blemish but it was very drying and made my skin flaky sometimes, but the Spot On is lovely and non-drying, and smells good too! x

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  11. Thanks for all your comments. I have to agree that there are so many different products out there that finding one that works for you can be a nightmare at times.
    Through trial and error my skin has really improved but believe me there is still room for a lot of improvement. Im always searching for the perfect routine.

    I particularly like these two products at the moment though

    Corrine, if something is working for you then thats brilliant. I hate scarring i have some too and have a few products which seem to help. I will update a post on them soon.

    Once again all your comments are really appreciated xx

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  12. I've been using just pure tea tree oil on my spots, does the job but takes a few days so may have to give the Spot on a go, surprised at how cheap it is to be honest. Looking forward to post on products to help with scarring as have quite a bit on my face where i suffered bad acne in my teens.xx

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  13. great post dear,may try that Liz Earle,currently hav this Simple spot zapper think about£5,00 and its quite good!

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  14. I swear by this stuff!

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  15. Had never heard of the Refining Face Oil before, sounds like good stuff though! x

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  16. I know it has been around for years, but i use sudocrem on any spots i get.
    Its the best thing i've tried and always does the job

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  17. I'm really glad you did a post about this Nicoletta! As much as its a topic nobody likes admitting they have a problem with, I too suffer from spot-prone skin so it's good to hear some recommendations. I use a tea tree water toner from Lush which lasts me ages if I get the big bottle, that might be worth a try too. jazzy ♥

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Thankyou for all your comments, i appreciate each and everyone xx