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I’m a fan of the Clinique Anti-Blemish solutions range, and this little gem has been by far the best product out of their range. I would say this is a must have product in the makeup bag of anyone who suffers from spots and blemishes.
You can find Clinique counters in Lifestyle, Shopper Stop etc. Their products are of a higher end type, and range from about Rs 1000 to 3000 each.
Clinique will often have a ‘bonus time’ special offer on. You usually need to buy 2 products and be gifted a make-up bag with lots of Clinique mini’s in and usually a full size product. I prefer to buy Clinique products when this offer is running as it’s a great way to try out new products.
The product claims and my Experience
Clinique Anti-Blemish Spot Treatment Gel is aimed at targeting spots and blemishes, or spots that you can feel starting to form. It’s a quick drying gel and promotes healing and soothes irritation. The full size product is 15 ml, while this does seem small the gel lasts ages as you only need a tiny amount for each spot.
I’ve had mine for over 10 months and it’s still 50% full, and unfortunately I have to use it quite a lot, so this is a great value product.
The gel has a very slight smell to it, similar to astringent but it’s not too strong and overpowering. Clinique Anti Blemish Spot Treatment Gel product is 100% fragrance free so I can only assume this smell consists of the chemicals used in it. The gel dries within about half a minute, and you may feel the spot starting to get a bit dry and tight. If you look closely in the mirror you can see the spot has a light sheen in it, the gel dries and as a result the spot is covered with a light film.
The gel is great! on my face for a quick fix, in 24 hours the pimple is almost gone, and as I will often get big red nasty spots on my shoulders and chest area, the type you can feel under your skin and are painful. I immediately start using this Clinique gel on the area and the spot doesn’t really have a chance to become a full spot, it does start to appear, but within 2-3 days it’s clearly starting to disappear.
At the moment I’ve had lots of red nasty spots around my shoulders, which is where I usually get them, so this gel has been vital in fighting these off. Most of the spots didn’t ever have a chance to surface and the small angry lumps are already disappearing, and I only use this product on a morning and an evening!
I use this one on my upper body to fight blemishes because I had tried Clinique anti-blemish spray that I thought would be just as Fantabulous but ended up being a disappointment.
Clinique Anti blemish Spot treatment gel contains Salicylic acid, which is no surprise as it’s often found in spot treatment products as it acts as an anti-septic and an anti-inflammatory, this is also why you notice a slight dryness of the spot as salicylic acid causes dryness, and so this product should not be used all over your face.
It comes around Rs: 1050 for the full 15ml size and it lasts AGES. I cannot stress that highly enough, you only need a tiny amount per application and I would guess this will last you at least a year.
Its currently my pseudo HG spot treatment gel, but after reading the review on Clarins one I would give it a try next before coming to this one, as the only thing that puts me off is the fevicol like texture of it under make up or plain sun block. Also I loved that Clarins had the idea of a double tube.
It really is worth the price tag; I haven’t owned such a good spot treatment gel before and really is a must if you want to fight off those angry red spots. But stay aware, the Clinique claim that its transparent under or over makeup is a big fat lie 😀