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Brand: Witch / Type: Exfoliator / Subcategory: Wash / Texture: Gel/Fluid / Suitable for: Face / What it does: Smoothes, Cleanses, Exfoliates,

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      11.04.2013 16:57
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      Good product to deep clean the face

      This was one of those spare of the moment purchases that caught my eye doing my monthly grocery shop online. It was half price, and I thought I would give it a go.I have plenty of facial products sat in my bathroom that are lovely and easy to use, but currently my skin is craving something alittle more hardworking to help with stressed, uneven and blemished skin. I thought it was about time I gave this product ago and have been using it for the last week.


      What is this product?

      Its a gentle facial exfoliating wash for the face. It helps skin feel and be smoother, clearer and cleanse pores with help from the micro granules in the product. It contains witch hazel extract which has some of the following properties:

      It can calm down swelling and brusing
      Its a strong anti-oxidant and astringent
      Treats insect bites effectively
      Aids the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
      Helps combat spotty skin


      What does the packaging look like?

      The wash I purchased is 150ml and in a pump dispensing bottle, which states on the labelling its limited edition.Whether that is still the case or the norm I dont know. The bottle is plastic and in a turquoise blue colour. The bottle for me could be stronger and more durable. The reason I say that is the more you use, the less product is in the bottle and the bottle loses its strength. It ends up being very squishy (if there is such a word ) and I dont like that. I can see problems with getting the product out the more its been used. The labelling is basic and simple, and explains clearly what the product is. This packaging for me is quite youthful and maybe marketting more for teenagers, early 20's as the colour and overall look screams it to me. Product has shelf life of 12 months once opened.



      How do you use it?

      Dampen the face. Place a small amount onto the tips of your fingers and massage into the skin using circular motions.Rinse of with water and towel dry. It does say on the labelling its suitable for all skin types, but especially for oily and combination skin, which makes sense due to the clarifying element of Witch Hazel.


      How did I find it?

      Product was very easy and simple to use in the shower. It doesnt latther up, stays quite milky/lotion like. You can just about see the granules in it as they are very small and the product itself is milky clear in colour with white dotted micro granules. Product was easy to wash off and left my skin feeling clean and not dried out, even after towel drying. The smell is sutble, clean and the best description I can use is its a gentle mix of antisepteic and marine smell. Very unisex and doesnt interfere with the smell of other products placed on the skin.The appearance of my skin is alittle smoother in touch and sight. Two mini volcanoes that were trying to erupt on my face in the form of spots were eased, got smaller, started to heal and are nearly gone. Overall, this will be one of those products I will slot into my routine often.

      I have checked for the price of this product and it is between £3.15-4.00. Would buy again, especially at half price!

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        22.02.2012 20:03
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        life saver for problem skin

        When it comes to skincare, I admit to not bothering much. I tend to start a routine and a week later I'm back to the same old 'don't bother' attitude. Before I turned 15, my skin was pretty good - I'd only ever had one spot which is a bonus when you're mid-teens. Although from the age of 15, whenever I get stressed I break out across my forehead (also the dreaded blackheads I don't think anyone can remove on their nose).

        I came across this 'exfoliating face wash' earlier in 2012 through a beauty blog I read regularly, the girl who owns the blog claims it was the best high street product she has used to help spots and clogged pores - I instantly ran to Tesco to buy some!

        Witch has a signature turquoise colour on most of their products, this one is no different. The bottle is 150ml and has a flip top cap at the bottom and can be easily squeezed to get out the product. The brand name is on the front and all ingredients, information and 'how to use' instructions.

        This face wash boats that it has micro-granules to cleanse pores, vitamin E and helps to smooth and clear skin.

        The face wash is a gel which has a slight turquoise colour to it, but it is mostly transparent. The micro-granules are visible and of different sizes which is really nice. The texure of the face wash is mostly smooth, but when you properly rub it the granules are clear and it scrubs your face. Although, I didn't feel like it tore into my face, it was very gentle.

        I use the face wash mostly in the shower so that my pores are open and my skin is going to get a good washing - I hate the feel of product left on my skin. I use roughly a 50p sized blob (or less depending how much I feel my skin needs scrubbing) and apply it to an exfoliating glove. I then rub my hands together and apply the gel all over my face rubbing it in circular motions. The exfoliating glove helps to get deeper into the pores - especially when they are really clogged up.

        Once washed off, my skin feels really soft and definitely looks as though my pores have been cleansed. I notice it most on my nose, the blackheads seem to be fewer than before (obviously not gone all together because they never are!) which is my 'problem area' so I was glad that this had happened. I also noticed the spots on my forehead (which were more like lumps than actual white heads) were fewer too. After a weeks worth of treating my skin with this product, my face is seriously smooth and clear which has convinced me to use it over and over.

        I've been using the face wash for around a month now and still have 70% of the bottle left, so I am sure it will last me well into April/May without running out - quite good going for a product really, most don't last 5 minutes these days!

        As I previously mentioned, I brought my face wash from Tesco but it is also available in other supermarkets and drug stores which stock 'Witch' products. They retail at different prices ranging between £3-£5.

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        19.09.2011 15:25
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        Overall especially for teenagers or problematic skin types a very good product

        Witch Facial Exfoliator is an essential product for anyone with very oily or oily-combination skin. Its fine micro beads gently exfoliate your skin giving you a wonderful facial massage as you gently rub the product into your skin. I suffer from breakouts and blackheads caused by oily to combination skin myself and was very happy to feel my skin, refreshed and silky smooth. An added bonus was there were no dry skin patches typical to combination skin. The ingredients are natural Witch Hazel and Tea Tree being the two main active ingredients which have the most deliciously fresh and airy aroma. I would highly recommend this facial exfoliator wash to consumers with these two skin types. I do believe superdrugs maybe the cheapest place to buy it although I have seen it selling in some £1.00 shops!! If you come across it I would urge you to pick it up and buy it you will not be dissapointed.. Saying that I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone wiht dry or normal skin types as you may find its too abrasive for your skin. The natural ingredients are aimed at problematic skin types and I believe are suited to just that. Another thing for those on a budget to take into account is an exfoliators recommended use is only once or twice a weel at most so you will need to buy an everyday facial cleansing wash aswell as this product. It cannot be a replacement for an everyday face wash as it will dry your skin out and cause it too look lifeless and fatigued. I would recommend this facewash to teenagers especially. I do feel for us of a certain age it may not be the best product for ageing or sensitive skin types. It sells for about £ 3-4 and will last you a good three or four months I would say. Although this product may not be suited to your skin type and specification there is a whole range of WITCH products for different skin types and consumer needs and I would say for the price they are very good products to look out for..especially if you like the smell of Tea Tree and Witch Hazel and prefer natural products which are less abrasive than the perfumed products which you may find.

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          19.06.2011 20:47
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          A great way to stop the spots!

          Today I'm revieweing the "Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash" by Witch.


          Shopper's appeal
          I can't afford to buy Aveda products all the time (and God knwos I'd love to!) - but lucky me, I know a brand who's almost as good when it comes to find a solution to my problematic skin. I tend to have a lot of clogged pores and sometimes even nasty spots, so I try out pretty much everything. One of the things I've tried were the products by the band Witch and I found them to be quite good!
          So when my parents went o the UK, I asked my mum to bring me the Exfoliating Face Wash and she did. :) I've bought this products pretty often now because it really helps.


          The tub
          The tub is of a turquoise colour, but pretty much see through so you can see the face wash inside. The brand's name is written in a green frame. Below that it says that the product contains witch hazel extract. It is also mentioned that the face wash contains tiny micro-granules which cleanse your pores and it is supposed to leave the skin clear and smooth.
          On the back of the tub you get some more information on the brand and the product. Witch claim to have forty years of experiences about offering skin care that leaves your skin balances. The face wash is supposed to work for all skin types, but the best results come out when it is used on oily / combination skin. It is also supposed to provide Vitamin E for the skin.
          The tub contains 150ml and of course the ingredients are listed as well. The face wash is manufactured by Lornamead.


          My experiences
          Of course there's a reason for me buying the products repeatedly.
          The face wash itself looks like a clear gel. You can see the micro-granules if you look at it closely. The scent is pretty neutral and doesn't bother you at all. There might be a hind of tea tree oil scent, but I am not even sure. I quite like the feel of it - the face wash is not too runny, but not too thick either and it's easy to spread on your skin. I also take a very small amount, barely more than the size of a pea. That's all you'll need! I rub it over my face vigorously, especially in my problem areas (nose and chin!).
          You can feel it gently scrubbing your skin, but it's so soft your skin won't get hurt.
          It's easy to wash off again. But if you're showering without washing your hair, be careful to not get any in your fringe. Doesn't feel to nice. ;)
          The result is great - my skin looks so much better when I use this. The cloggeed pores clear up a little and they are visibly smaller. The skin is very soft and rosy all over. It doesn't feel tight or dry and looks really clean and well-groomed. It isn't red or anything, but there's an effec t- so the scrubbing effect is just perfect. When I use this product regulary, I get real spots less often.


          The ingredients
          Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Silica, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Propylparaben, methylisothiazolinone, CI 42090, CI 77007.


          The price
          At four pounds a tub, this products is not very cheap but not terribly expensive either. The tub will last you a really long time as you need so little of it, so it's good value!


          Conclusion
          I bought this products so often because it really helps. It's gentle towards the skin, but it really works. I'd even recommend this to people with very sensitive skin as the scrubbing is mild but effective.
          So if you have problem skin, give Witch a chance to help ya! :)

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          25.05.2011 10:03
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          A great facial wash to help combat spots!

          I have tried out a few items in the 'Witch' range of skincare products, all of which contain Witch Hazel extract, and have found that the results are really quite impressive, with the products being fairly good at combating spots and problem skin without being overly harsh.

          With this in mind, I set out to find a facial 'scrub' type product from the range to see if it would further help my mission to combat spot outbreaks, this being something of a regular occurrence for my unfortunate skin tone.

          I was pleased to see a rather large tube of 'Witch Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash' on sale in a local (independent) pharmacy shop, and I paid only £1.75 for the 150ml tube. I say only because I find larger drugstores (such as Boots for example) tend to increase their prices of products such as this one, with there being rather dramatic price differences from time to time.

          The packaging for the Witch face wash has changed slightly from the picture shown at the top of the Dooyoo page, but this is probably down to a rather recent re-vamp of the brand overall. The packaging still consists of a plastic tube like the one shown on Dooyoo, but the brand's logo is a little different, which gives a slightly more modern 'edge' to the look of the product overall. There is a 'flip up' cap on the bottom of the tube and underneath this is a small nozzle through which the product can be squeezed out easily.

          The Witch face wash itself is a sort of pale blue coloured 'gel' and in the gel there are many little particles that are evident. Some of these little particles are blue and others are white, but they are all enclosed quite neatly in the gel itself. The gel is not overly runny, and has a pleasant consistency to it. I find too that the gel is thick enough to lather over my wet face quite easily, and because of this I find that I only need to use a small amount - perhaps about the size of a 10p coin, meaning that the tube will last me for quite some time.

          When it comes to using the Witch Face Wash, I find it does not have that sort of 'sticky' feeling to it which is something I have come to expect with products like this, given my past experiences. In comparison, the Witch Face Wash has a much lighter feeling to it, and I find it refreshing to use on my skin, particularly if used first thing in the morning.

          Furthermore, I find the little 'particles' in the gel are very gentle, so I feel the manufacturers were right to put this word in the title of the product. A lot of similar products that I have used before have felt very harsh when I have been rubbing the product on my skin which is not a feeling that I find particularly pleasant. - some of them have made me feel as though I am scrubbing a layer of skin off of my face!! I feel that the Witch Face Wash is much gentler than most similar products that I have used before, but this doesn't take anything away from the 'exfoliating' properties of the product, and I find that it feels as though I am cleansing my face quite thoroughly which again gives the impression that it is a refreshing product to use.

          The smell of the Witch Face Wash is pleasant enough, but I wouldn't claim to love it, nor do I find it is the product's most redeeming feature. In actual fact, it smells like most other 'spot-fighting' products that I currently own, and has a clinical, clean aroma to it which soon fades after I have applied toner and finally moisturiser to my face during my usual skincare routine. To be fair the aroma of the product is quite refreshing, but the scent of a product like this one wouldn't be the most important factor for me as a consumer, as I'm much more concerned with how the product works on my skin!

          Furthermore, I think it is important to mention that I have found the Witch Face Wash seems to be quite helpful in my quest to battle spot outbreaks, with excess oil and make-up residue being washed (or scrubbed gently) away altogether. In addition, I have found there are no ill-effects from using this product on my rather sensitive skin, nor has it caused any inflammation to the eczema that I suffer from at times.

          Overall, I am rather impressed with the results achieved from using this facial wash product on my skin and I would buy it again. I think it offers good value for money as you do not need to use a lot of the product to achieve good results. I do not have any negative comments to make about the product at all and will therefore be awarding the product the full marks that it deserves!

          There is a range of 'Witch' skincare products available at all good drugstores such as Superdrug and Boots. The Witch Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash is currently available at Superdrug for the price of £2.53. You can shop online at Superdrug, and their website can be found at www.superdrug.co.uk.

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            07.04.2011 16:18

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            one of the best face washes

            to me this is a extremely good product, doesnt promise to much, but the result you get with it is amazing. i use it to get rid of the impurities on my face and unclog my pores, but i find that known its all natural and hasnt got any harsh chemicals in it a bit reassuring. been using this for 2 years now, it occasionally drys out your face but nothing major. also makes your face feel really clean. and helps dry up spots fast. iv always been a fan of witch doctor products as they have always worked for me. the price is worth it, you get a lot in it and it last's. i use this every day and it has not gave me any rashes or anything, its pretty safe to use and i have sensitive skin. i would definetly recommend this product to anyone that is hesitating. there is a lot of products out there that never have worked and always gave me a rash or made my face come out in a rash or swollen but this face wash does nothin like it.

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            31.08.2010 18:58
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            A all round good Facial scrub

            Witch Exfoliating Face Wash:
            I Like This Stuff , its not as good as the body shop tea tree facial wash but damn it you just can't say no to buying it! especially if your a bit odd yourself.
            the Advertising is so unique compared to other acne commercials
            I'll link you to the commercial:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iR2BAp3rF0

            Although,i think the witch company, looking at there site now has changed quite a bit since i last visited, they may have changed the formula or even have new company owners but hopefully there still the same..the packaging has changed.

            anyway on with the review:
            i personally like the smell of this facial scrub, smells half artificial and half herbal..if that makes sense lol.. like most facial scrubs its got little blue bead things in it and the color of the ''gel paste'' is blue as well..
            it lasts a very long time and the price tag is very affordable, you don't need much product on your face for it to do its job.

            if your face is very oily this will completely get rid of it,if you have dry or combination skin make sure to put moisturizer on if you feel your skin tightening. i don't think this product reduces blemishes but it may stop future pimples from forming...if you want to target spots i recommend Witch's 'Witch stick' it works well and it gets rid of the bigger pimples in just a few days,but you need to apply twice a day.

            Overall : this Witch Exfoliating Face Wash keeps your face clean and dry and soft,you will notice the skin around your pimples will look glowy and healthy as well. my only problem with it ,is that its drying a bit to much (i have sensitive skin) so apply generous amount of moisturizer afterwords.
            also there is not much witch hazel in the product unfortunately.

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            19.09.2009 00:40
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            a great exfoliator that gets to work quickly leaving skin fresh and clean

            This stuff is brilliant, I use it morning and night and it keeps my facial skin feeling fresh, smooth and supple. I have combination/ oily skin and this helps me keep my skin matt all day and it doesn't get greasy and doesn't shine any more. I wash with warm/ hot water, this opens up the pores and so lets the face wash wokr more effectivly and then after rinsing I splash my face with cold water this causes the pores to close again and thus ensuring less bacteria gets in, because the pores are tighter. This tip works well and I've been doing it for years. If you simply wash with warm water the pores are still open and this means your skin will be prone to more blemishes.

            You can really feel the tiny micro beads working on the pores as you ex foliate and this (as well as leaving your skin radiant) removes dead skin cells making your skin healthier looking.

            The price is modest between £3- £4 from most cosmetic outlets. I find this a reasonable price for a product that works well and does what its supposed to and so would recommend this to anyone who wants healthy, radiant looking skin.

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            29.06.2009 12:17
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            A superb facewash, using a well known natural product

            I wash my face day and night religiously, even when I stumble home at 3 in the morning, because if I don't, I know that I will break out in spots in a serious way! I have sensitive combination skin, so I panicked a bit when my last trusted face wash ran out, and I found that it had been discontinued. Scouring the shelves in the supermarket, I came across Witch exfoliating face wash. It had been reduced from £3.88 to £2 for a 150ml tube, so I thought that I may as well give it a go.


            I always have a bottle of distilled witch hazel in the medicine drawer; I find it essential for calming down and soothing bruises, and for treating grazes and spots. It seems to thoroughly clean, without being irritating or drying out, so having it in a face wash makes perfect sense. Witch hazel is a plant which grows on the East coast of America, its use for its medicinal and astringent properties goes back a long way, and the American Indians found it invaluable for treating a variety of ailments such as ulcers, cuts and insect bites.


            Witch exfoliating face wash comes in a turquoise squeezy tube. The plastic tube has a matt finish, so it doesn't slip out of your hands easily when they are wet. It stands on its lid, which I find appealing because the product is always where you want it, and you don't have to spend precious minutes in the morning, shaking a tube for all you're worth! There is no pattern on the front, just a plain simple design with "Witch, natural beauty" and "exfoliating face wash". It also tells you that the product contains vitamin E, for fresh soft skin, and it is cleansing with an extract of witch hazel. On the back, there is a lot more writing, giving you ingredients, contact information, and a bit of information about the product and how to use it.


            The product itself is a clear gel, with tiny blue and white granules that do the exfoliating bit. They are a perfect size, and do not irritate your skin, and you do not feel as though you are taking the top layer off! (Garnier take note!). A small amount goes a long way, I use less than a 5p sized blob, and it does a fantastic job of getting my make up off. The first few times that I used it, I also used a toner afterwards, to ensure that my skin was totally clean, but the cotton wool came away spotless, so I don't do that anymore. It has a clean smell that is not at all heavy, but I am surprised that it doesn't particularly smell like witch hazel! I contemplated putting this in my eyes, so I could tell you if it stings or not, but sorry, I just couldn't do it so you are going to have to find that out for yourselves!


            Sometimes when I use a face wash, I feel that as soon as I pat my face dry, I must apply moisturiser immediately because I can feel it getting tighter, but Witch is not like this. On occasion, I have even forgotten to put moisturiser on, because my skin just feels soft, clear and moisturised. I am happy to use this product every day and night because it does not feel harsh, and I am confident that it won't dry my skin out. I have not had any spot outbreaks since I have been using it, and from now on, I will stock up on this whenever it is on special offer, although I would be happy to pay the full price, because one tube will last me months.


            After trying this product, and liking it so much, I am pleased to see that Witch have a wide range of other facial products available, and I will definitely be testing them in the very near future. I would happily recommend this product, and I can't see myself changing face wash for as long as this is available.

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            22.05.2009 22:51
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            Good value for the right skin type

            I bought this when I ran out of my usual cleanser and spotted this on offer at just £1 in Body Care. It usually costs about £3.99 depending on where you shop.

            It comes in a squeezy tube that stands on it's lid. The lid flips up to reveal a large hole where you dispense the product from. The lid does fasten securely, but it's also easily broken, so it wouldn't be great for travelling with. Because the hole in the tube is quite large it's very easy to get the cleanser out, but can be quite difficult sometimes to control just how much you do get.

            The cleanser is a very light blue gel with little white microbeads in it. the beads are generally very gentle on the skin but every now and again I seem to get a few grains that are quite scratchy. It smells very strongly of witch hazel, which is not great, but I much prefer it to the overly medicated smell of most similar products.

            The cleanser foams up a little and feels nice and refreshing on the skin. It does feel like it's giving a nice deep cleanse but still feels gentle at the same time. It washes off easily and leaves my skin feeling really clean, smooth and soft. It reduces the amount of oil that my skin produces leaving it less shiny.

            The only problem I have with this cleanser is that after contiual use it does begin to dry my skin out pretty badly, and it feels really tight. It would definitely not be suitable for dryer skins, and I think even combination skin types should be cautious with it as it is quite harsh.

            It is a nice cleanser which does a good job and probably people with very oily skin would have no problems with it, but for me it's just that bit too harsh so I won't be buying it again.

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              17.01.2009 22:54
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              A great face wash for oily or combination skin

              Description

              This is an exfoliating face wash with micro-granules to deep cleanse pores by tackling dirt and oil head on. It contains extract of Witch Hazel to leave the skin feeling clean and looking healthy, and vitamin E to keep it soft and supple. It's suitable for all skin types but is especially recommended for oily and combination skins.


              Pros

              - The flip-top lid and squeezy tube make it easy to use even in the shower
              - The gel texture creates a nice lather to wash your face with
              - The exfoliating beads aren't at all harsh like some can be
              - Gives your skin a lovely fresh clean feeling and leaves it very smooth indeed
              - Definitely helps to prevent breakouts and keep schizophrenic skin under control
              - It's very reasonably priced at around £4

              Cons

              - Can sometimes over-dry the skin
              - You need to use a fair amount, so the 150ml tube doesn't last that long
              - The scent isn't particularly pleasant, though it isn't strong enough to be a major problem


              Summary

              This is a really nice effective cleanser I'd happily recommend for oily or combination skin types, but should perhaps be used with caution on dry or sensitive skins.

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                21.07.2008 18:23
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                Fabulous Skin clearer exfoliating face wash

                'Witch' is a brand of facial skincare products that uses witch hazel as an aid to soothing and preventing break outs.. Which can be found in Superdrug, Boots and the majority of cosmetic stores and supermarkets. It is a varied price product, with offers that vary from shop to shop, throughout the month the majority of stores have an offer on these products. As in the reality having to spend over five pound on even a stick to help treat spots is a little expensive for a tight budget. So as we all do.. Take advantage of the offers in store.. I got my products on a two of £4.99 offer in Superdrug...



                What is witch hazel?

                Witch hazel is a natural plant extract that is the main soothing ingredient in 'Witch' facial skin care products.
                The botanical name for witch hazel is 'hamamelis virginiana,' taken from the Greek words for 'fruits' and 'together.' as the actual witch hazel treatment is formed from the fruit and the flower as an effective calming and soothing agent.
                This fruit and flower combination grows naturally on the roadsides amongst other place down the east coast of America and Canada. its growth extends from high up in Nova Scotia following the coast down to Texas and to as far as Florida to soak up the sunshine..!
                Luckily for us, despite desperately freezing temperatures, the flower still managers' to bloom in the deepest coldest winter.
                This brilliant fruit flower medley of spot treating greatness has been used for years to treat many different ailments like; eye inflammations, bites, stings and even haemorrhoids...!


                'Witch' the Company

                'Witch' has been around, helping blemishes since the 60's. The 1960's enabled 'Witch' to be renowned for its spot treatments, with the ever popular 'Witch Stick,' that is still used country and possibly world wide. Obviously more products have been added over time, especially since the start of 2000, helping the nations sufferers of blemished and imperfect skin soothe their spots and blemishes. The brand since has also redeveloped and redesigned numerous times.
                2006 saw a new softer development to the brand with two new moisturisers, and a soft to the touch new packaging. For the past few years all packaging as been redesigned to incorporate the soft touch packaging, used in the new moisturisers.

                'Witch' offer a whole range of hydrating, cleansing and moisturising products, suitable for every skin type.
                'Witch' Products

                ' Witch' have segmented their products into three sections, Targeting, Hydrating and cleansing.. Each with a number of products across the range.

                Targeting

                Witch Stick: a handy stick to dab away those blighters lurking or even broken through the skin to help calm and bring down the spot and redness.
                Witch Clear Pore Gel: to clean up excess oils to help clear pores and problem areas.
                Witch Concealer: help fight the cause while covering up the spot.
                Witch Clear Pore Strips: unblock pores and clear away dirt and oil that cause spots.


                Hydrating

                Witch Radiance Serum: complexion glow and fully oil free moisturising.
                Witch Hydrating Gel: SPF 10 moisturiser designed for oily/combination skin.
                Witch Natural Sunshine Moisturiser: gradual tanning moisturiser for combination skin for a natural bronzed look.


                Cleansing

                Witch Foaming Face Wash: foaming cleanser for smooth refreshed skin.
                Witch Cleansing and Toning Wipes: cleanse away excess dirt and oil for clearer skin.
                Witch Cleanser: removes even make up for a refreshed skin feeling.

                And finally the topic of today's review...
                Witch Exfoliating Face Wash:
                This product contains micro granules that break down to get in and cleanse pores, of trapped dirt and remove skin cells leaving skin clearer and smoother..



                Why this Product?

                It was 5 days to my year 13 end of school prom and I decided I needed something to help keep my spots down or eradicate them completely, so I went of a facial skincare mission into my local town.. I dread to think how long I spent stood in my local Superdrug looking for the perfect priced and ingredients that I knew wouldn't bring my face up in blotches a week from then. So I picked up the bottle of 'Witch Exfoliating Face Wash,' and decided that the witch hazel it contained could be a good thing for my skin. This exfoliating micro granule beads also seemed incredibly attractive for my poor skin...!

                Day One

                The first day I used this face wash I was more than surprised how fresh my face felt after, the micro granule exfoliating beads were fantastic, my face had been neglected a little in the exfoliating department and just as I expected the beads did a brilliant job of clearing away some of the harsher imperfections on my skin, and as gross as is sounds the dead skin that was removed made my face feel a lot smoother. The freshness I felt like a whole layer of my skin had been removed and was feeling a new freshness like stepping into something colder and fresher. As it was the first time I had used it the wash the changes in the appearance of my spots didn't alter too much from before I used it. Though I could feel a difference in the feel of my spots like they were tingling like the treatment was working..!

                Day Two

                Waking up on the 3 day until my prom mark I was surprised by the difference in some of the blemishes on my face. Some of the bigger spots had reduced in size and colour quite dramatically.. So much so I really didn't feel the need to wear too much concealer on them that day which I guess is good to help them clear up anyway. Again I washed my face twice daily with this wash and again I left the bathroom with a fresh face and a smoother one. In the hope that over night my blemishes would decrease..

                Day Three

                Two days to prom and I was beginning to look forward to being able to wear a smaller amount of make up every day because of the new less shiny face with half the size blemishes from the previous week. As I washed my face in the morning I didn't feel anything of a change and that was a little disappointing, I felt that maybe the face wash had stopped working. So later on in that evening when I used the face wash again I was prepared for the magic again to have worn off, but to my surprise I felt cleaner and my face felt cleansed and smooth with excess oil and dirt from all the pollution removed.

                Day Four

                One day to go.. My face felt cleaner and I wasn't wearing any make-up to help the effect of all the pores cleaned and cleansed out. every time I washed my face it seemed to feel fresher, the exfoliating beads made my skin tingly and fresh with less spots and a clearer complexion. The blemishes I had were nearly gone totally and the redness was reduced by a huge amount.. So much so at that point I would say that the face wash was the best one I have ever used..!


                Day Five
                The day of prom and shock horror my face had erupted, but no where near as dramatically if I hadn't been using this face wash.. I washed my face as usual in the morning and before I applied my make-up for the night and thankfully had to use a tiny bit of concealer because the face wash had helped bring down my spots and give me the cleansed and good feeling that I was happy to step out in my skin with good pictures..!

                Good Bits

                Constant cleansed feeling
                Smooth face feeling
                Tingling fresh skin
                Reduces spot size and frequency
                Helps cleanse skin so skin isn't dry...

                Bad Bits

                Isn't always the cheapest product
                Sometimes it does seem not to reduce spots much...



                In general

                This face wash is good if your not too sure what type your skin is but need something to combat the signs of blemishes and prevent such large outbreaks. It doesn't dry skin and in general even though sometimes can be a bit expensive is a great part of a daily cleansing routine..

                Prices

                I got my product on 2 for £4.99 but it can vary in price it is around the £5 mark for a full bottle but don't let that put you off it is a good product..!

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                  07.06.2008 11:16
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                  A good exfoliating product at a fair price.

                  Being female and a little fickle when it comes to beauty products I'm always finding myself trying something different, sucked in by advertising hype or promises on the packaging, my bathroom cabinet overflows with different half used tubes and tubs of products promising to make me more beautiful one way or another. Amongst all these products are a vast number of different cleansing products one of which is Witch Exfoliating Face Wash, promising "effective deep pore cleansing" thanks to it's "active micro-granules" added vitamin E and anti-bacterial properties it's a product you'd believe would leave your face feeling clean and fresh.

                  The product itself comes in a 150ml aqua coloured squeezy tube, with the classic flat flip lid allowing the product to be stored as it would be dispensed, gravity helping the product make it's way to the nozzle ensuring little or no product ends up wasted. It is an almost colourless gel with visible "beads" to exfoliate the skin and a gentle fresh fragrance that is floral rather than fruity. When using the product you have to wet the face and squeeze your required amount of gel onto your fingertips, massage it gently onto the skin bringing up a slight lather and then rinse the product off thoroughly, it's advised that you avoid the eye area as the granules could irritate the eyes and a circular motion for application is best as that gets the blood supply in the skin working better giving you a fresher, healthier look, after rinsing simply pat your face dry with a towel and you're done. While the product is suitable for all skin types it does suggest that if you are prone to sensitive skin then you should initially limit use of the product to twice a week due to the natural witch hazel within the product being a possible irritant for delicate skin.

                  The product is quite pleasant to use and the exfoliating granules are surprisingly gentle on the skin, I had imagined they would feel quite rough as I was applying the product but while you are aware that they are present you don't feel any discomfort as you work the product into your skin. Rinsing the product off and avoiding the eye area can prove quite tricky and I always find that using a wet soft flannel to remove the lather works better then a general splash of water, the "micro-granules" are meant to break down during use making the process of removing the product easier however I do find that some granules remain and would rather avoid getting them in my eyes, once the product is removed though I always feel an immediate tightening to the skin, a definite feel of freshness as a result of any old skin cells being removed, my skin also feels soft to the touch thanks to the added vitamin E which helps condition and smooth the skin. I don't have sensitive skin but still don't use the product in a daily basis, instead alternating it with other gentler cleansing products. After using Witch Exfoliating Face Wash I can see a difference in the tone of my skin, I am often prone to blocked pores but Witch clears them really well giving me a lovely fresh look and feel, it also removes oil from the skin which will help control any break outs of spots.

                  I would certainly recommend the product for someone looking for an exfoliating face wash but not if you're looking for one for everyday use, it is pleasant to use and gets good results. A 150ml tube can last many months depending on how much you use and how often you use it and it only costs in the region of £3.99 for a tube which in my opinion is a very good price, certainly when compared to other branded exfoliators.

                  Go to http://www.witchskincare.com/ for more on Witch Exfoliating face wash, the Witch range and skin care tips.

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                • Product Details

                  Face Care / An exfoliator designed to deeply cleanse pores, while removing dead skin cells and trapped dirt / Leave your skin feeling clean, soft and smooth /