My skin at the minute, in basic terms, is a load of crap and so when I was out and spotted Super Facialist By Una Brennan had an Anti Blemish Purifying Cleansing Wash I was willing to throw my money at it in the hopes that the skincare goddess could pull through for me. This stuff is really affordable, it usually retails for around £7.99 although I actually managed to get it for a fiver in Boots on offer - but is it worth all of the hype? Well, I won't spoil it or you'll stop reading my post so, don't be lazy and just read the next four paragraphs to see what I decided.
First things first - let's talk the smell and look of this product. I absolutely love the packaging for Una Brennan's Super Facialist range as a whole, it's clean and neat looking and each range is colour coded for ease of use. Now truthfully, I don't have much to compare this to and so I can't vouch for whether it stands up to the rest of the offerings that Una Brennan has; but I have tried a hell of a lot of spot treatments and so I feel like I can have a pretty good shot at pitting this up against them, at least. First up; this isn't that gross tea tree/witch hazel smell that I think pretty much all teenagers and beyond have come to associate with clearing up our skin - this is a soft, elderflower smell. Although this shouldn't sway my opinion, I felt as though this was the first hint that I was onto something a little different and special when I bought this.
Does this work? Well actually I think it does. It's hard to tell as it's not that stripping, drying sort of spot treatment - instead, it leaves skin feeling soft, hydrated and clean and yet it does really seem to clean it up. It isn't as immediate an effect as sticking some tea tree onto spots at night, but it does seem to keep my skin clearer for longer than anything than I've used before, or at least I can really notice a difference if I stop using it for a few days.
Now granted, it could just be that adding in a second cleanse to my skincare routine has cleared up my skin - but I really rate this product anyway and for a fiver, I'm willing to keep shelling out on it if it keeps working the way it is. A good, budget price point for a product that could so easily be retailed at a high end price. You go Una Brennan, and thanks for giving me slightly less shit skin - you the best.
Have you used any Super Facialist products? What should I pick up next?