That age-old beauty crisis strikes again, the spot. Always with the worst timing (not that there is any good timing for a spot) but the worst ones always strike before a big night out, or a work presentation, anywhere that you need to be 100% confident and don’t need large red puss-filled spots spoiling it.
The mother of all spots decided to strike this week, not a good thing, but on the bright side gave me a chance to challenge two spot killing giants to a dual. First things first, I am pleased to say the massive spot monster, did not strike me, but my boyfriend. So I can write this review completely objectively based 100% on the actual results.
Round 1: Nelsons Pure and Clear Skincare Blemish Gel (£8.00 exclusively from Boots)
Nelsons gel relies on the natural anti-septic and antibacterial properties of Tea Tree combined with the calming and soothing properties of Arnica and Hypericum and skin conditioning Calendula.
With celebrity fans including supermodel, Giselle I had high hopes for this all-natural spot-fighter, but this is a big spot and it put up a good fight. Still fighting after a series of applications, the spot won out overall so we moved onto round two.
Having beaten the all-natural goodness of the tea tree gel, it was time to bring in Clearasil, the skin-saviour of many a teenager (and beyond). The spot blocker pen is a clear gel that is absorbed fast and contains ‘maximum strength’ spot fighting ingredients to penetrate deep into pores to help stop the spot from appearing. This is the catch, the spot had already appeared, but it does promise to help to clear existing spots by visibly reducing redness and size. This spot blocker has its work cut out for it.
We have yet to see if the Clearasil has what it takes to beat the spot of all spots, but will update tomorrow on progress….