Sunday, 30 June 2013

Clearer Skin in Just Four Weeks! Anti Blemish Week

'What?' I hear you say - 'Four weeks to clearer skin!?'. 
Yes, I say. After reading Make Up Savvy's blog post on Seventeen's new On The Spot Foundation and noting that Twitter were having a bit of a party about it - link - I decided to purchase and see what the fuss was all about.

It's innovatively packaged, in a tube with a foundation pump, which actually disperses the right amount of foundation to cover all my face in one pump, usually I find there's waste from pump foundations. It comes in six different shades, I have Porcelain, which is the lightest. It has full coverage of spots, and I only need to touch up a tiny bit with concealer.

What I especially love though, are the ingredients - salicylic acid and kaolin.
Kaolin is a soft china clay, and was traditionally a remedy for upset stomachs and they still use it in some intestinal medicines today because it's main ability is absorption. Which makes this perfect for oily/combination skin as it will soak the oil up day in day out, with minimal touch up. This drying action will also prevent any more pores from being clogged up with oil, causing more blemishes.

Salicylic Acid is another great thing for combination skin, if you've ever seen any homemade face mask recipes for an Aspirin Facemask, that's because Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which is great for oily skin, blemishes and pore refining. It's a bitter powder extracted from willow trees, known to reduce inflammation, and this is what it will do with any blemishes, it will open clogged pores and neutralise the bacteria within.

Both these ingredients, prevent blemishes, so not only will your skin clear up in four weeks, it will stay clearer with regular use.

I'm going to use this foundation for one week and do a before and after photo, so we can see if it really works!

You can buy Seventeen's On The Spot Foundation at £6.99 from Boots.

1 comment:

  1. This looks great, can't wait to try it out!



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