Monday, 3 December 2012

The Review | Origins Super Spot Remover

Origins Super Spot Remover, £13

So not long ago I did a post about a spot treatment from Clearasil (post here) and in all fairness, it helped when I first started using it but after so many weeks the spots were still there and I was getting really fed up of having constant spots popping up in the same area - my chin and for some reason, around my nose. 

I was then browsing various blogs and I found a few posts dedicated to the Origins Super Spot Remover which is designed to help with blemish and oil control. It's in a tiny blue bottle, only holding 10ml and at £13 I personally thought it was pretty expensive for what you get, however, I haven't even used half of it and I must say I apply it like it's going out of fashion AND it's still going strong. 

It's a gel formula which helps heal, fight and fade breakouts which is exactly what it does. The salicylic acid instantly helps with the healing process while the "anti spot technology" (god knows what that is) helps to correct post blemish marks. The caffeine and the red algae helps to relieve from redness and to help keep skin looking spotless it also has super exfoliators helping to eliminate excess oils and pore-clogging debris. 

I usually dab a tiny amount on the affected area(s) as and when needed and let it do its magic. Obviously we can't expect miracles so the spot is still there in the morning however it is significantly dulled and reduced in size. But if you keep applying the gel daily, after a couple of days the spot has usually vanished. Because of it's gel consistency, it's very cooling and dries fairly quickly. It sometimes feels tingly and slightly tight, but personally I don't mind because I feel as if it's working. 

The only problem I found was when I applied make-up afterwards, the make-up kind of  stuck to the area where I applied the gel. But to be honest, I think that is more to do with the fact I don't give myself enough time to get ready so it wasn't quite dry enough. 

If you are looking for a good spot remover then I'd definitely recommend this baby! 
Hope this helped  xxx