I think that I have pretty good skin and one of the reasons for this is that I have always looked after it and I have a pretty intensive beauty regime. I always cleanse tone and moisturise and use a variety of masks at least twice a week.
I also make sure and exfoliate my skin a few times a week as it helps to get rid of the surface layer of dead skin which can dull the skin and be dry.
Even though I really take care of my skin I can get spots and blackheads like everyone else so I will occasionally swap a normal face wash or a scrub for something that is designed for spots.
I have used some T-Zone products before and found them to be ok so I had no hesitation in buying this blackhead fighting scrub to use as I had a few blackheads around my nose and thought that this would help me get rid of them.
It wasn’t very expensive at only £1.99 but sometimes it doesn’t pay to spend loads of money on something. Unfortunately this scrub didn’t really agree with my skin.
The scrub part of this was fine and it wasn’t too harsh or rough but it still helped to smooth my skin and leave it looking and feeling clear. I didn’t use it long enough to see if it would help my blackheads though because my skin reacted really badly to it.
Like a lot of facial products that contain spot fighting ingredients this gave my skin a little bit of a tingle when I was using it and I didn’t really think twice about it as this is normal but when I got out of the shower and the tingle was still there I looked in the mirror and my face had become really red and inflamed so there was obviously something in it which didn’t agree with me.
I sometimes do get sensitive skin and there are a few products which set it off but I didn’t think that this would be one as I have used another scrub in the range and my skin was fine with that one.
Although my skin didn’t like this when the redness went away my skin did feel clean and looked a little bit smoother so I would probably recommend it to people to try who are looking for a cheap facial scrub that fights spots but only if they know that they haven’t got sensitive skin.
Of late I have been a little zitty. I have been a busy bee and having lot of late nights, leaving make-up and then getting up very early to do car-boot sales and things. I haven't been eating at all right and having a drink some mornings and getting blotto (as it's our day time by the way lol). Yep it has to be said I have let myself go a little bit of late and my skin and brain have really been paying a hefty price for my bad behaviour!
I spotted this in Boots costing £3.99 a tube and thought I'd give it a go. I always wash my face with some type of facial wash in the mornings before toning my skin and have done for years! Usually though I just use a sort of plain face wash like Olay which I find keeps my skin fresh, supple and hydrated opposed to anything specific like spot targeting treatments. Like I say thought I had noticed a rise in spots on my face and a few extra blackheads had made an unwanted appearance too!
150ml bright orange plastic tube that has a clear plastic flip top opening to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the tube I'm told that it is T-Zone 'Formulated with natural fruit extracts', Blackhead Fighting Exfoliating Wash 'Natural fruit extracts and jojoba beads unblock pores to help prevent blackheads and spots' and that it is deep cleansing, effective skincare and naturally anti-bacterial. On the back of the tube other information given includes being told a bit more bout the product, I'm told how to use it and cautions are listed, ingredients are given (this is not tested on animals by the way), the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for E.C Witt & Co Ltd are given (the manufacturer of the product). Nice unisex looking tube in it's appearance and it really does give a lot of information making it actually a rather interesting read!
The Wash Itself:
Well it's a very light peach coloured gel of good consistency. By that I mean it really isn't a runny gel at all but at the same time not too stiff either! It just is good quality really. It smells highly minty and fresh and you can see little tiny flecks of white in there which gives the exfoliating action (jojoba beads).
All you need of this is a very small blob and then all you have to do is gently rub it over a relatively clean damp/wet face (this is not a make-up remover after all!). It lathers up quickly and for the most part of it, it is a smooth wash. You can feel little tiny exfoliators but they are rather smooth really though don't get me wrong you can feel them lightly rubbing the skin. It doesn't tingle or irritate the face though and it washes off with complete ease and leaves skin feeling lightly hydrated and smooth to the touch.
I really do like this face wash and to be honest I wasn't expecting much from it really. I now use it daily and like I stated earlier a little of this really does go a long way so it's also economical.
I like the way it is refreshing and smells nice but doesn't agitate my skin in any way shape or form. It's a great wash to use in the mornings as the smell really is very refreshing and reviving indeed!
However does it work is the question that begs to be asked and the answer to that is actually yes it does...for me.
Like I said though I haven't got terrible acne and for me it was just to try calm down the spots I had and to try prevent more from appearing really. Yes it does that. It cools and calms down spots with ease and yep I have also noticed that none have dared to appear on my skin since using it either!
My blackheads which were rather prominent look lighter too. I wouldn't say they have completely vanished but my whole complexion looks brighter and generally more fresh and once again I haven't noticed any more arriving which is excellent news!
I like this wash on every level and will certainly buy it time and time again in the future cos all round it's simply great!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc and expect to pay about £3.99 a tube for this.