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I don't really get many spots, but when I do, I want to get rid of them straight away! This spot wand works wonders if you use it well! The spot wand comes with a day and night solution, and I don't really know the difference between them, other than the night one is thicker and not clear. The day one is clear, which is helpful if you want to quickly apply some before you go out somewhere, because you wouldn't want it to be obvious that you had some sort of spot cream on! I find that if you apply the day solution 2 or 3 times a day (at the weekends or when you're home all day), and then put the night solution on just before bed, then spots will clear up really fast! As long as you don't pick them obviously! The only problem with this is that if you are applying it to spots that you have picked, so the skin is open, it can really sting. But you know what they say- no pain, no gain! If you want to go out after putting the spot cream on, but your spots are really visible, I would suggest waiting for the solution to dry and then applying some concealer over the top. This still allows the spot solution to work, but covers up the blemishes too!
I get the odd spot but nothing too serious but occasionally I will get a huge one that no amount of make-up will get rid of. When this happens I always start using my products which are designed for spots because I want rid of it as soon as possible as I have quite nice skin and a great big spot in the middle of it sticks out like a sore thumb. I bought this while in Boot's because I could feel a spot coming and I knew it was going to be a big one when it came out as my skin around it was very tender. I have used other Boot's tea tree and witch hazel products and quite liked them but I have to say that this failed to impress me too much. The wand is double ended as one end is for use during the day and the other end is for use at night. You just dab the right one at the correct time and it is claimed that this will help fight spots instantly. Now I did think this helped with my spot but to be honest I don't think it did a great deal and I have used other spot fighting creams which I thought were more effective. After using both the day and then the night gel my spot definitely didn't feel as tender as it did but it did nothing to stop the spot from forming and erupting. It took a bit of the sting out of it but I was still left with a great big red spot on my face. I was hoping that this would take some of the redness out of the spot but it didn't. It dried it out a little bit but then this made the spot look worse when I was applying my foundation. I think it may have speeded up the time it took for the spot to vanish but not by much as it was still on my face for a good 5 days before it started to go away and I was left with a red mark for a few weeks. The next time I felt a spot coming I still used this as I had loads left but I combined it with a spot fighting mask from the same range and used with the mask I felt that it worked a lot better. I probably wouldn't buy this again as although I do think it helps a little I didn't think it was that effective and #i have used others which have been much better. This costs £3.56 from Boot's.
The Product = = = = = = Thankfully I don't suffer from lots of spots and only tend to get a few break outs once or twice a month during that time of the month. When I do get a spot it's normally on my forehead and can look rather red and feel sore. I'm quite bad with spots as I always squeeze them to get rid of whatever is hiding in them. I find that when I do this the spot no longer feels as sore, how-ever it does end up looking a little redder than it had done before. I know picking and squeezing spots isn't good, and I try my hardest to resist doing this. I was in my local Boots store browsing just about everything when I saw this range in the skincare section. This product sounded like the perfect product to apply to a spot when it was starting to appear/show. This would hopefully mean that the spot would clear up much quicker when using this and the break out wouldn't be so bad. The product is Boots own brand and is a product from their Tea Tree & Witch Hazel range. You can purchase a number of products in this range including facial wash, blemish gel, facial mask, toner, cleansing wipes and other products. The product I am reviewing is the Spot wand suitable for day and night use. The product claims to fight spots & give instant action. The Spot wand is approximately 5 inches long and has day on one half of the tube and night on the other half. The Day half of the tube has a clear liquid inside and you can see the wand in which you apply the product which looks like a lip gloss applicator. The night half of the tube is an off white colour, but has a slight hint of light green to it. The size of the wand is perfect for putting into a bag so you can apply the product as and when needed. The product contains tea tree and witch hazel which has lots of benefits. Tea Tree - Tea Tree oil has become a popular ingredient in all kinds of shampoos, facial soaps and ointments due to its amazing healing powers. Tea Tree oil is a natural antibacterial disinfectant which makes it a brilliant remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as acne, abscess, oily skin, blisters, sun burn, athlete's foot, warts, insect bites, rashes and other minor wounds and irritations. Witch Hazel - Although Witch Hazel has been used for hundreds or years it's primary use is in skin care products to help treat skin conditions. Witch Hazel is a gentle and effective, natural way to treat acne or oily skin. It works as an astringent to cleanse the face meaning fewer break outs and blemishes. Price/Availability = = = = = = = = As this is Boots own brand you can only buy it from Boots stores or from their website. The wand cost me £3.56 which I think was reasonable value. Using the Product = = = = = = = = = Getting the wrapper off the wand was a bit of a challenge as I couldn't seem to grip the end of the packaging with my nails to rip it so in the end I had to get a pair of scissors to help me out. I actually had a small blemish appear so I thought this was a great chance to use the wand and see how good it was and if it worked. Night - After cleansing my face I unscrewed the wand which was for night and pulled out the applicator. The applicator was the same as a lip gloss applicator and the cream/gel had a very strong medicated type smell to it. There was plenty of the product on the end of the wand so I wiped this a little on the inside of the neck of the bottle and then applied some to the blemish. After applying the gel I couldn't really see the product on my skin, how-ever if the blemish had been bigger then I suspect you would have been able to see the product in the skin more easily. I went to bed and would asses the results in the morning. I looked at where I had applied the product before going to bed and there wasn't any residue or any sign that I had applied the product. The blemish looked the same as it had before and it hasn't gone down in size or didn't look any less redder than it had done before. Perhaps it needed slightly more treatment, so I thought I would also apply the product before work. Day - After cleansing my face in the morning I unscrewed the wand for day application and pulled the applicator out. The colour of this gel was clear and I couldn't see it once I had applied it to the blemish. The gel has a medicated type smell to it but it didn't smell as strong as the night gel that I had used previously. The gel felt slightly cool when applying it. I went to work and carried out my normal duties. I couldn't tell that the product was on my face and it didn't feel as though I had applied anything. I checked on the blemish during and at the end of the day and to be honest it didn't look much different. There was still a blemish there and it hadn't changed in shape or colour. I continued to use the product over the course of a few days for both day and night and although there was no noticeable difference in how the blemish looked it didn't get any bigger and actually went away within a few days. I am convinced that the product helped to prevent the blemish from getting any bigger and redder looking. I will use this product when I notice a blemish coming up and I hope that this will again prevent the blemish from getting any bigger or any more noticeable. Overall Opinion = = = = = = = = I didn't go into my local Boots store looking specifically for this product, but as it looked good and was reasonable value I decided to purchase it. I tend to get a few blemishes during my time of the month which was coming up so it was another good reason to buy this product. Although the product didn't really reduce the appearance of the blemish within the first few days of using it, it didn't make it look worse either. Eventually the blemish shrunk down and turned into nothing which was good. The product, especially the night gel does have a strong medicated type smell to it how-ever I did expect this from having Witch Hazel in the ingredients. I'm not sure I would purchase this product again as I think other branded products probably do a better job of shrinking the blemish or helping to clear the blemish up in less time than this did. I'm going to give this product 4 stars as it does what it claims but not very quickly. (review may also appear on ciao)
'Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Spot Wand is a dual ended spot application designed for either day or night use. Boots Spot Wand contains anti-bacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming Witch Hazel to help keep your skin clear and healthy.' This wand retails for £3.56 but is often on offer for 2 for £5. I definately expected too much from this product. I don't want to give a bad review but this spot wand made no difference to any of my spots and I feel was a real waste of money. The packaging isn't hygienic as you are applying the gel to the spot and then passing the bacteria back into the tube and the spot gel does not fight spots or show instant action as it claims. The only thing that this product may be useful for is if you have spots under the surface and you want to bring them to the surface, but I doubt many would want this to happen I hope other people get better results than me because I feel the idea of the product has great potential.
I am normally lucky enough not to get too many spots, despite the fact that I have combination skin - although I have large pores and blackheads on my nose, I usually escape having larger spots. I don't get to avoid them completely, however, and like to have a spot treatment handy for any that do pop up. I was prompted to buy the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Wand when it was on special offer: the normal price is £3.49 but I was able to pick up two items from the range for £5. The Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range combines two ingredients which have been known to be good for skin for a long time. Tea tree is antibacterial and is supposed to be good at treating spots and dealing with troubled skin, while witch hazel is known to be calming to skin. The spot wand is packaged quite attractively, with two ends, rather like a dual-ended lip gloss or mascara (don't mix them up in your makeup bag!). Quite cleverly, the product has two ends, a green one for night time and a clear one for day, so you can apply spot cream without anyone knowing! It is claimed that the product fights spots and acts instantly. The wand is easy to use. Just unscrew the correct end and dab it onto any spots you might have. That's all. I don't bother rubbing it in, and I find in the morning, if I leave it a minute, it sinks in by itself which is very useful when applying makeup. So far, so good, but the real test of a product like this is whether or not it actually fights spots. I'm not actually convinced that it does. I haven't noticed a big difference in the condition of my nose and chin (which are the most spot-prone areas) generally, and although spots seem as though they might be disappearing slightly quicker with this wand, I'm not convinced they wouldn't have vanished of their own accord, or perhaps with the help of a little toothpaste. Though the product is cheap and does seem to be lasting well, so is good value for money in terms of what you get. I probably won't repurchase this product as it doesn't seem to be doing a great deal for me, but it has several good reviews and it's cheap enough to take a risk on.
I bought this product quite a while ago and recently just found it and finished it up. ~~~APPEARANCE, TEXTURE, SCENT AND USING THE PRODUCT~~~ The product comes as a stick or wand, a bit like an elongated tampon (that's what someone described it as!) and has two ends - one for the day and one for the night. The day one is a clear gel, whilst the night one is an opaque gel that's slightly green in colour. On application, you remove the wand (full of gel) and dab it on the affected areas (spots) during the day and night with the appropriate part. The day gel is cooling when applied to the skin and slightly tingles, but dries quickly and you can forget about it. The night gel is more smooth, milky and soothing- I think it contains some sort of moisturising ingredient as it is much creamier. ~~~EFFECTIVENESS~~~ After using it for a few days it does appear to have some effect, but not to the degree desired, spot size did reduce but it may not be cause of the gel, might just have gone naturally, but this gel doesn't leave any marks which is quite good- I've used other products that work much quicker and are about the same price- however it is pleasant to use and easy to store and keep with you if you need it at any time. ~~~PRICE~~~ On its own, it costs around £3, but I bought it with the Boots 3 for 2 offer so it was slightly cheaper. ~~~OVERALLL~~~ Overall, I would not purchase this product again as it just isn't as effective as other products I have tried. It isn't cheap either for a tiny bit of gel on both ends of a plastic stick. This product isn't for me, but it may be for you- though I wouldn't recommend it.
Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Spot Wand is one of the Boots own spot zapping range. Although I am 27 years old now I still get spots I am now just thinking they will never stop so I can only try and make them look less fierce. I purchased this spot wand as part of this battling process. I costs £3.49 and from Boots and contains as the description says Tea Tree and Witch Hazel both of which are popular in spot products. This wand comes with 2 ends one for day and one for night. Each end is clearly labelled so you know when you should be putting each one onto those pesky spots. The day one is a clear solution whilst the night one is a thicky greeny colour. To use I simply unscrew the wand and dab the gel onto my spots. You can smell the tea tree and witch hazel but its not really overpowering which is good. The gel dries quite quickly I thought it felt quite cooling like it was working straight away. Once applied my make up goes over it easily and I am safe in the knowledge my spots are being healed as I go about my day to day life. Within a week of using this product day and night my skin did look clearer lets hope it stays that way.
I've written a few reviews recently of items carrying the Boots tea tree and witch hazel brand. They seem a bit hit-and-miss sometimes, as the price occasionally makes a great item amazing, but also sometimes just means a cheap, mediocre item. Happily, this spot wand belongs in the former category. I'm 20 years old now and as such am no longer teenaged and spotty. However, hormonal influences and a lack of care and attention to my skin sometimes results in the appearance of a single, isolated, often ENORMOUS red spot. While I am not the vainest person in the world, I do like to look nice, and a big red spot all over my face does not inspire self-confidence. This is where Boots has the answer: a cheap, easy-to-use, red-reducing, size reducing spot wand that works. The wand has two ends to it, a bit similar to those mascaras that were fashionable a few years ago, where one side gave volume and the other the colour. Thankfully, this spot wand neither increases size nor colour: one end is slightly greenish transparent gel for daytime use, and the other is a thicker, mint-green gel for nighttime use. Each end screws loose, so you separate the tubes containing the gels from the main body, out of which come two wands with a bit of sponge on the end with which the gels are applied. Obviously you only use one end at once. The gel is dabbed on the spot before bed or before make-up application, although take care to let it dry before you go anywhere with it, or it does come off easily. Due to the green colour, the redness of spots appears quite dramatically reduced. Size takes a little longer to be affected, but I have found particularly the night time end to be effective at this. I've found it to be very effective and in a couple of days a previously massive spot is all but gone. I've had my spot wand for about a year now, and it's only just getting to the point where it needs replacing. I use both ends about equally, so both are almost finished now. For £3.49 this is a great buy and I would highly recommend it to anyone who gets the occasional spot; anyone with more frequent or extensive breakouts may need something slightly stronger though.
If you've read other reviews of mine, you'll know that I suffer from oily skin that breaks out in spots on an extremely frequent basis. I've started using the cleanser and toner from the same Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel range and this has shown some promising results in terms of stopping new spots cropping up so often, but I've had some rather nasty looking spots lingering for a good few weeks now and have become quite desperate to shift them. Spot treatments have generally been rubbish or useless in the past so I didn't hold out much hope but the fact that this spot wand contains both tea tree and witch hazel gave me some confidence that this one might be more successful. ***THE WAND*** This is a two-ended wand, with the top half intended for night-time use and the bottom half intended for day-time use. The daytime end seems to me to contain predominantly tea tree as it smells rather strongly of that. The night-time end is a thicker formulation that is a lighter shade of green. I assumed that this would be the witch hazel before I opened it but it also smells of tea tree. With the cleanser and toner from the same range, tea tree seems to be the overriding ingredient and this seems to be much the same. ***THE RESULTS*** I've been using this on daily and nightly basis for around a week now and I can't say that I've noticed a dramatic difference in the appearance of my skin. When I first starting using it, I had a few smallish spots on my forehead and three quite large and angry-looking red spots on my chin. A week later, I've been quite impressed that the spots on my forehead have definitely diminished in size, although they haven't disappeared completely and as they shrunk a few days ago, I don't expect them to get any smaller. As for the spots on my chin, one of them has become less red and fiery but the other two don't look much different. The general pattern seems to be that the spots will start to dry up within an hour or two of putting these on them. In some cases, this layer has then flaked off over the course of the day, leaving a less noticeable looking spot but this hasn't always been the case. The two spots that haven't diminished didn't dry up to the same extent as the others, despite regular applications so I'm not sure how effective this spot treatment is on spots that are quite big in size. It may be that it just takes longer to tackle them or perhaps those kind of spots are just beyond treatment from anything! ***THE PRICE*** This retails for around £3.50 in Boots but mine was bought on a 3 for 2 offer in conjunction with two bottles of the cleanser and toner from the same range as the range in general was on offer at the time. ***OVERALL VERDICT*** Based on my experiences of using this spot wand, I'd say that small to medium sized spots can be quite successfully shrunk (but not erased) but the jury is still out as far as the more fiery spots are concerned as I've not noticed much difference at all and it hasn't even taken any of the redness off. If you frequently get acne-type spots, this probably won't do the trick but more 'normal' spots will probably be tackled more easily. I use this along with the cleanser and toner from the same range and I'm not sure if this makes a difference as my skin is technically getting a double dose of both the tea tree and the witch hazel which may help to clear some spots up more quickly. It gets four stars from me based on the fact that it has shrunk some spots and this puts it way above any other spot treatment that I've used in the past.
I use Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel cleanser on my face every night. I have tried many others over the years but always come back to this one. I have written a review about it if you are interested. Over the last twelve months or so I have tried other products in the same range - specifically the Night Treatment gel, the Peel Off Face Mask and the Cleansing Wipes. I have been impressed with each of these and have written reviews about them. Last Christmas one of my stocking fillers from my husband was the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Spot Wand. I know it seems like a strange present but he was pretty sure that I would like to try it and he was also building up some bonus points to use in payment for my favourite perfume too so I think he's forgiven for the odd choice of present. He was right by the way - I did want to try this. The Price The current price in Boots is £3.49 but they have an offer of 'buy two products from the range for £5' on at the moment and this offer is repeated regularly so if you do want to buy anything from this range just wait until the offer is on. What does it look like? Well it is a tube shape and is about five inches long and about half an inch in diameter. The piece in the centre is about an inch and a quarter long and is solid. Each end of the tube unscrews from the centre to reveal a wand, which is dipped in a liquid intended to 'fight spots' with 'instant action'. It is difficult to describe exactly what I mean but if you take a look at the picture at the top of the review you will be able to see what I mean. The wording on the centre of the tube tells you that one solution is for use at night and the other is for use during the day. The night one is a pale green creamy looking gel and the daytime one is a clear fairly thick gel. It has the Boots logo on the top and the words Tea Tree and Witch Hazel written vertically down the side - as with the rest of the range. The design of this range in pale blue and green makes everything look fresh, clean and appealing. The Application To apply this product I just unscrew the relevant end of the tube depending on whether it is day or night, reveal the wand which is covered in the gel. I then just dab the wand on any spots that I have and let the gel dry. As with all the items in this range the fragrance is light, fresh, cool and not at all chemical. The sensation as the gel dries is a slight tightening of the skin which feels as though the spots are drying up. The Results I expected it to take a while before I noticed any difference to my skin, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a difference almost immediately. After a couple of days of use my skin was beginning to clear and the minor blemishes had all but gone. After a couple of weeks use my skin had improved dramatically and it looked much fresher without the spots. In Conclusion I have been using this product regularly since Christmas and there is still about half of the gel left so it is certainly good value for money. Yet again I am impressed with another item from the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range. So there you are - why pay a fortune for skin care when you can get excellent products at an excellent price?
*INTRODUCTION* I brought this product about a year or so ago after using the foaming facial wash from the same range and was very impressed and pleased with the results. I am pleased to say that the rest of the range gave me similar, pleasing results. *PACKAGING* The product comes in a small, plastic, round tube, similar to a lip gloss or lipstick tube. It the perfect size to throw in your hand bag, making it easy to carry around and apply when needed. The product has a white label in the middle containing the usual information about ingredients and so one. The product has two sides, one labelled Day (light green colour) and the other Night (darker mint green colour). The packaging seems to be non-recyclable. *HOW TO USE THE PRODUCT* To use the product, unscrew the end that applies to the time of day you are applying it and use the wand to dab on the liquid directly onto the spot and leave. Screw the wand back onto the main packaging and throw it back in your handbag. I tend to dab a little concealer on once the liquid is dry to help reduce the redness. *WHAT IS THE PRODUCT LIKE* It is no surprise to tell you that the product contains tea-tree (helps fight spot causing bacteria and unblocks pores) and witch hazel (tones your skin). Due to the product containing tea-tree it has a strong smell of it; however, as you only use it in tiny amounts it does not really matter. The night gel is slightly thicker and in my opinion slightly stronger smelling indicating it contains more tea-tree and witch hazel to make the treatment more intense at night. Yet, both the night and day gel is see-through when applied to the skin and so, it is not noticeable on the skin. The product is pH balanced, soap free and dermatologically tested. *PRODUCT CLAIMS* On the Boots website, it states: 'Boots Tea Tree and Witch hazel Spot Wand has day and night action that fights spots instantly.' *RESULTS* This is with out a doubt one of the best spot stick I have ever used. The product seems to get to work instantly reducing spot size and redness in hours. I carry it around in my hand bag all the time now as if you catch a spot just as it is starting to appear after using the wand it is rare for the spot not to disappear before forming. The product does not go all hard and crustal around the bottle either, making it even better. *COST* The product is only sold in Boots stores and it's a Boots own brand product. It costs £3.49 for the wand, but at the moment the Tea Tree and Witch hazel range is on off at buy 2 for £5 (15/03/10). *OVERALL* I definitely recommend this product to anyone tackling spots.
Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Spot Wand has been my emergency spot treatment for many years. Having sampled some of the more expensive brands (some of which made my skin worse!), this Boots wand has won hands down. Great for the handbag this is not much larger than a normal biro, and contains two different treatments, one for night and one for day. The treatments are contained in plastic capsules which screw onto the central double ended wand brush, creating the finished product that you can see in the picture. The day treatment and night treatment are different in that the day one is clear and the night one is a very pale green/white. Personally I don't find much difference between the two in the way they work. They both work equally well and the night one isn't any more visible on my skin than the day one, so I am not really sure if the two are all that necessary. Nonetheless, this isn't something to complain about. This works like any other spot treatment, just dab a little onto the problem spot and wait for it to get to work. I try to use this as night as soon as I see the slightest hint of a spot developing, and then they rarely develop into anything at all. On the rare occurrence that I have a spot in the day, I dab a little of the product onto it and then cover up with concealer when dry. The treatment itself isn't visible on my skin other than perhaps it makes the area a tiny bit shinier. However I use concealer over the top just to cover up the spot itself. This is hands down one of the most effective treatments for spots that I have come across, and that's why I am never caught without it. You can see the effects within HOURS as the redness seems to go down and the spot shrinks. Even on an absolute beast of a zit this treatment usually reduces it to the extent that it can be made invisible with a touch of concealer by the next day at the latest. It's amazing! Further advantages to this treatment is that you can focus it on the individual spot and so don't have to treat the whole face - I find spot-fighting facial washes etc to be very drying and so try to avoid them if possible. I love this product because while it dries out the spot, it doesn't dry out the skin as well and so you don't end up with that horrible crusty ring around the spot which harsher products can cause, yuck! At £3.49 you can't go wrong with this product, and it's quite often on a 2 for £5 offer at Boots which is even better. It does only contain quite a small quantity of the treatments but as you only apply it to the spot itself it does last a fair while. Definitely worth buying!
I don't get many spots and never have but I have fallen prey to the odd humdinger of a zit and have had need of something to zap it quickly and effectively. There are a number of products on the market for times like this but I recently chose Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel spot wand which claims to fight spots and have instant action. Tea tree and witch hazel are well known for their antibacterial properties and for drying out spots and so I was quite confident that this product would do the job it was intended to do. The product is a double ended wand, similar to that in a lip gloss, one end is in a tube of transparent liquid which I assume is a mixture of tea tree and witch hazel, and the other end is in a tube of very pale green opaque liquid of a thicker consistency. The transparent liquid is for daytime application and the opaque for nighttime application. I used the daytime treatment straight away and noticed the lovely smell of the tea tree coming through in the product. The witch hazel is less obvious, tea tree is the predominant scent although it is not overpowering. The wand worked well to apply the product to the offending spot and a slight tingle could be felt. Because the product is quite thick, it doesn't dry on the skin quickly and so I felt like I wanted to rub it right in so that it couldn't be noticed. That evening, before bed, I used the nighttime end of the wand. This end of the product is thicker and not see through but as it was bed time it didn't matter. I applied the product as before, this time using more and not rubbing it right in. The product had that same lovely smell and the tingle was felt again. As a result of using the product, I didn't feel that my spot had got any smaller, it certainly didn't vanish but I did feel that any redness and soreness had been soothed away so I feel that it did go some way to reduce the severity of the spot. One disadvantage is that with using the wand throughout the day and over make up, the once crystal clear liquid in the day time tube gradually got a little cloudy, probably with make up being transferred into the tube from the wand. This makes me wonder how hygienic the wands are to use again and again. However, I only use this on occasion in case of emergencies. The product will last a long time if used sparingly and I paid £3.49 which isn't too bad considering how long it will last. I noticed when I was in Boots the other day there is an offer for some of Boots' Tea Tree and Witch Hazel products for any 2 for £5.
I had a recent awful breakout of spots on my face and went in search of the perfect remedy. *Price & Availability* Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Spot Wand is priced individually at £3.49 at Boots. It is also currently part of a multibuy offer at 2 items for the range for £5.00. I bought two items (well, four actually) so this cost a mere £2.50. There is 3.5ml of each product with a shelf life of 24 months. It is available in store at Boots and online at www.boots.com. *The Look* The is the size of the average lipgloss ladies! It is double ended, with a day gel in one side and a night cream in the other. The day gel is the very palest of tea green colours, almost clear gel. It smells very stringly of both tea tree and witch hazel. It is supplied with a sponge applicator. The night cream is darker tea green colour with a more creamy consistency. It smells exactly the same as the day gel; also with a sponge applicator. *My Experience & Opinion* As soon as I got this product home I washed my face with the foaming face wash from the same range and applied the day gel directly on to my spots using the sponge applicator. It smarted (tingled) very slightly on my skin. Before bed, I washed again with the same wash and applied the night cream, but this time with the tip of my finger. In the morning I noticed a marked improvement in the state of my spots. They did not look so red and angry and the swelling had vastly reduced. using this night and day cream just once each the next day, by day 3 my spots were really shrinking and drying out, without looking flaky and without drying out the rest of my skin. I am extremely impressed with the results of this product. I have never used anything as effective as this before. The only negative comment I can make is about the sponge applicator; surely it's not hygenic to keep reapplying with the same applicator... now I simply use the tip of my clean finger!