It’s no secret to anyone who reads my blog
that I’ve been struggling with my skin for a pretty long time. A number of
factors can cause breakouts, whether it be bacteria, excess oil, stress or
hormonal changes it makes it pretty tricky for us blemished girlies to control.
My skin issues have been a huge confidence knock, they’ve contributed to my
anxiety and have really changed the person that I once was – carefree,
makeup-free and confident. It’s something that’s really difficult to manage
physically and can be so emotionally draining. There have been times when I
haven’t wanted to leave the house, cried because my face feels so sore and just
felt like there was nothing I could do to help myself.

It’s not all bad news though ladies – when
we’re faced with such issues we have to find it within ourselves to make the
most of what we do have. There’s nothing like a bit of positive
thinking to help us on the way, eh? And that’s where Clinique come in…
My first ever blog post was about Clinique’s Anti-Blemish
Solution 3 step skincare routine and their spot treatment gel. Nearly 2 years
later (phew!) and that lovely gel is still a firm favourite in my routine. In
the time since I last raved about this beauty, Clinique have been working their
magic to re-brand it to the Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel. This
has always been my spot treatment saviour and recognising their success,
Clinique have put heaps of effort in to improving it and boy is it brilliant.
It has a 4-in-1 Clearing Complex that works
to treat current breakouts and prevent future ones. It contains the following
ingredients that work together to exfoliate, control oil, un-clog pores and
reduce redness: Salicylic Acid (anti-blemish, pores & exfoliation),
Laminaria Saccharina (oil-control) and Sea Whip Extract (calming, redness
reduction).
That’s all super lovely, but the most
impressive part of this re-launch is the fact that the gel can now be used all
over the face, as an all over treatment. Yep that’s right, it’s no longer just
a direct spot treatment (although of course it can be used as that too). And
after clinical trials it’s been confirmed that this product delivers
effectiveness as good as a topical prescription…so for most of us it will
mean that trips to the GP might not be as necessary anymore.
Of late my breakouts have been less, but as
soon as I have one I apply a thin layer to my entire face, followed with my
daily moisturiser or SPF and within a few hours any redness has been reduced,
pain numbed and my pores are so teeny tiny – I can’t explain the joy this brings
me! It leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and smooth, which is quite the task
with stubborn skin like mine.I’ve tried pretty much every spot treatment
on the market but none compare to this, it’s the only spot product that can
withstand the test of time on my skin, no matter how many times I reach for it,
my skin never seems to become immune. Along with being a holy grail product in
my beauty regime, it’s also given my confidence a real boost. There’s nothing
more refreshing than waking up in the morning knowing you have a weapon that
will work wonders against your skin – and being able to use it now as an all
over treatment makes it even more wonderful than it already was.

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If you want to get your hands on this beauty the Anti Blemish Solutions Clinical
Clearing Gel is available nationwide from 21st March 2014 at www.clinique.co.uk

**Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Clinique via
Glam Media.  The opinions expressed
herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or
positions of Clinique.