When everything was arriving for #NWbloggersmeetup this was the one thing I wanted to rip open and try right when it arrived (I didn't, of course) but then I actually forgot about it, mainly because I was too busy eating all the food that came in the same gift bag. Witch kindly send us one full sized product of their Overnight Clearing Serum for each blogger attending, and I'd seen the bloggers writing some good things about them even before I had a chance to try mine out.
This is basically an overnight moisturiser, or that's how I've been using it - in place of my Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask as my skin is quite bad at the minute. You literally clean your face and then shove on a fine layer and go to sleep. First things first, this thing smells really nice - it does have that undertone that you expect from Witch, a little medicinal but not at all in a bad way, but this is so clean smelling (Seriously, Katy made a point of sniffing my face to tell me how nice it was). It throws me a little bit that this is called a serum, it's really a lot more like a moisturiser, quite thin and white - other serums I use tend to be transparent and almost sticky, but that's just me being picky.
The pump is a really good addition to this, although be careful as you need very little and it's quite a large pump so it does dispense a fair amount at a time. This is oil free and suitable for sensitive skin and I really do like that this doesn't have the horrendous burning feeling of other spot treatments I've tried, but it does seem to do what it says on the tin (bottle?). Although this doesn't entirely clear up spots on me, it does seem to work to make them at least more coverable, and it does reduce the redness to at least a degree. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone, but it's good to see that this doesn't dry out the rest of my skin, although I would recommend using a different serum and a moisturiser in the morning, just to keep everything in balance.
Does it do what it says? Yes, to a degree. Don't expect miracles if your skin is awful, but this does work for me at least to going some way to allowing me to cover the worst bits up. I would imagine I'll only really be using this for when my skin is really bad, although it does seem to help stop future break outs so it's an invaluable tool, but for £5.99 I'll be replacing this one when it's gone, and I say lather the stuff on.
What products do you use when your skin is bad?
NB: Although these came in the #NWbloggersmeetup gift bag - I am under no obligation to post about the product, and all views are completely my own.