Tried & Tested: Skinetica Anti-Blemish Treatment

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Skinetica Anti-Blemish Treatment* (100ml, £9.99, link)

Faces can be funny things.   Sometimes you can go for weeks using a particular skincare product that you think is the bees knees and then, poof, for some reason it stops working.  Have you ever experienced that?  Needless to say, my review of Skinetica is going to be an 'on the fence' one for now.

Skinetica's Anti-Blemish Treatment is one of the gentlest spot fighting products I've ever used.  It literally feels like water on the skin (well the first and dominant ingredient is purified water) and doesn't cause any stinging or tingling that can often arise from similar products.  The scent of it is a little off-putting as it smells like perfumed swimming baths which may come from the ammonium chloride in it, but once on the skin it soon disappears.  To use, you apply it to any dry and clean blemished (or prone to blemishes) areas with a cotton pad twice a day, allowing it to fully dry before applying any moisturiser or make-up.  The treatment works on a 'molecular level', meaning it continues to work throughout the day and lasts for 12 hours each time.

When I first started using it, it helped to clear up a couple of stubborn small spots on my chin within a week.  I noticed some dryness from the alcohol content, but nothing major.  I continued to use it as directed and it seemed to be keeping the blemishes away.  Fast forward a few weeks, and I had a spot come up on my chin again.  This time, it seemed like Skinetica just stopped working and I reverted back to my good old tea tree oil which sorted it out in a jiffy.

I'm not sure why it stopped working for me, but I'll leave it another couple of weeks before I try it out again.  I'll post a final thoughts review of it when it's all finished up in a future empties post.

Have you tried Skinetica?
Did it work for you?

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14 comments

  1. It does sound good, but the alcohol content would scare me off and if it's not effective only a few weeks later then it's definitely not worth the price. Teatree is always a failsafe option for clearing up spots for me too x

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    1. Yeah I don't think the bottle lasts very long either, mine feels like there's only about a quarter left in it :( x

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  2. This review has been SO helpful. I ordered a 100ml Skinetica sample for free from their website a few weeks back and, like it has for so many people, it worked miracles. However I did have my suspicions that it would be one of those products which gave fast-short term results and then made no difference in the long term.

    I'd been umm'ing and aaah'ing over whether to buy the full size version of this but I think now I'll just be sticking to my trusty tea tree oil like you have! I still think Skinetica could be good for occasional use on really bad breakouts but I can't justify t having a full-time place in my skincare routine.

    xoxo

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    1. I've read a lot of similar reviews like that too - a lot of people seem to be experiencing the same thing with this! I'll be doing the same, using tea tree on a regular basis and then perhaps going back to this if I have a troublesome breakout to see if it works again x

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  3. Pretty much every topical zit treatment works briefly for me and then stops. I end up just cycling through them all, and only using them when I have a really angry spot, and usually by the time I get round to a particular treatment it's working reasonably well again. Of course I sometimes forget this when I encounter something that is really rated and/or has shiny important-looking packaging.

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    1. I think you're right, most that I've tried in the past have been very similar in working briefly and then stopping. Whereas things like tea tree oil and salycilic acid always work whenever I use them x

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  4. I haven't used this but I can relate to products working and then stop working, mainly with hair-care though, xoxo.

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    1. Yeah it's a common problem in haircare - your hair just seems to get used to certain ingredients and formulas and stuff just stops working as well as it once did. That's probably why I'm so fickle with shampoo and conditioners! xx

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  5. I had a sample of this but it did nothing for me :( x

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    1. I don't think you're alone Dina, I've read so many mixed reviews of this :( x

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  6. I'm very much on the fence with this product too. I have had some good results and then some meh results. I will keep testing it though x

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  7. I love tea tree oil, too - nothing else seems to work quite so well!

    Jesss xo

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