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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick
Over the last few weeks of university I got super stressed and for as long as I can remember I have never reacted well to stress, stress makes my skin breakout. When I was back in high school doing exams my skin would get a massive rash that usually went down the full side of my body, but now I mostly get spots especially around my chin. I was sent this lovely little product by Holland and Barrett so I decided to try it on my spots. 
PACKAGING
Firstly lets talk about this little cute packaging. I like how it's not got a fancy packaging it's really simple. A 7.5ml glass bottle with a roller ball top and white lid. It is small enough to chuck in a bag, but not small enough it is easily lost. The lid screws on which is really useful because the roller ball does leak every now and then so if you were to chuck it in a bag without a lid or a loose lid it would just fall off and leak all over your bag. 

PRODUCT
Now let's get into the actual product. I started using this a couple of days after the spots appeared. I got a lot of whiteheads and a couple of really big under the skin spots and it didn't really sting unless it was a spot I had accidentally scratched the head off (gross I know). The smell of the product isn't too appealing for me anyway, it's a herbal stick so of course it smells very herbal and like tea tree, not my favourite scent, but I know a lot of people love it. 

It is super oily as you can see in the photo below. It rolls off the rollerball very easily and the tiniest amount of product is needed which means this product will last a LONG time. Although the product is yellow in the bottle when you roll it out on the skin it has very little colour, it is mostly clear. 

This makes it easier to put under your makeup as it doesn't leave you with any yellow stuff on your skin. I apply this after my toner and before my moisturiser and it just blends right in with my skin, it doesn't leave it looking oily or have the skin around the spot looking too dry, but it can be a bit of a pickle putting concealer over the spot as the spot itself is quite dry and flaky. 

Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick
HOW IT WORKS
It says on the packaging to put on the spot or spots three times a day and over a short period of time the spot would gradually go away. I decided to try this out, so I had three spots on my chin and for a couple of days I put it on three times a day, The first time I done this within 20 minutes the spot was dried out, but the skin around said spot wasn't flaky or dry which I was super shocked about.

After putting the product on the redness of spots seemed to fade over time and after a few days there were literally no spots. For under the skin spots it did take a couple of days longer, it took about 5-7 days for a massive under the skin spot to disappear, but it was A LOT quicker than it would have if I didn't add this little guy into my skincare routine. For me the spots would have taken about 3 weeks to finally disappear and my skin would probably still be red where the spots are. 

PROBLEMS?
The only problem I did find was how dry the actual spot was, so it did make it hard to cover up said spot(s) with concealer and makeup, but I mean a little visible spot for a couple of days is totally okay when the spot is gone within days instead of weeks like it could be. 

Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick
HOW OFTEN DO YOU USE IT?
I wouldn't use this on every single spot I get, I definitely wouldn't use it on spots if you have super dry skin as it may worsen the dryness of your skin, but for me who has oily patches on my chin and forehead (where I have used this product) it didn't do anything to the skin, but dried out the spot. 

I used this product on spots three times a day, once in the morning, once when I took off my makeup and once at night. I wouldn't roll it over numerous times just until I felt the liquid actually on my skin because a product like this could become very runny if you applied too much onto the skin. 

Have you used this product? Would you use it? How do you deal with your spots?

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Disclaimer: This was sent to me by Holland and Barrett, but I was not asked to review and all opinions are my own.

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