Malin + Goetz Acne Treatment - £16.50
I, like most, am prone to the occasional spot especially when I'm run down or haven't been eating/sleeping properly. I wouldn't say I have acne, I just get the odd spot here and there a couple of times a month.
Most of my skincare is for combination skin type, but I don't really use any products for "acne prone skin" as it's not really for me and I find it tends to make my skin worse.
I've been using this for a couple of years now, I don't use it a lot - just when I have a blemish that needs to be treated. This little wonder is made up of sulphur (to dry out the spot), salicylic acid (to exfoliate skin and open pores) as well as zinc oxide to minimise scarring - all suspended in alcohol.
This is the best spot treatment I've tried, it works over night to ensure the blemish is dramatically reduced (or gone!) by morning without trying. I've used other products before, such as those which contain benzoyl peroxide, which have really dried out my skin and made it so much worse so this really is a miracle product.
I use a clean cotton bud to apply the white solution (not the alcohol, this just ensures the product doesn't dry out - you can add vodka or whatever alcohol to top this up should it run low) to the affected area. It dries to a white sort of clay which can be washed away in the morning. I sometimes also apply this in the morning if the area is still quite red and just rub away the white dried bit.
My only negative comments would be that this smells very strong, thankfully not like sulphur but a very strong chemical smell. It goes rather quickly and it doesn't bother me, personally.
This is the ideal spot treatment, the best I've tried and a firm favourite of mine. At £16.50 this is slightly more expensive than you'd expect for a very small jar but I assure you it's very much worth it, especially if you're prone to whiteheads. I'd say a jar lasts quite a while, but it depends how much you use it! My first bottle lasted about 8 months, which works out quite well when you think about it.
Has anyone else tried this treatment? What do you use to clear up blemishes?