Product Type: Witch body care
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Witch for spots
Member Name: stickyangel
Advantages: Effective and works quickly, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: Strong scent which can sting eyes, no good under make-up, runs out quickly
I used to use this type of product all the time due to my skin being naturally oily and blemish-prone, but over the last few years I've only had the odd spot or breakout so /i haven't really bothered. A while ago though I had a massive breakout of spots caused by a new powder I'd started using, and I needed something to help sort out the spots. I picked up a Witch Stick in Superdrug for £2.89.
The stick looks a lot like a lip balm stick, but much wider. It's made of a sturdy, thick blue plastic and has a screw on/off lid that opens easily but fastens tightly so it won't spoil your makeup bag or handbag if you're carrying it around with you, and the size means it is perfect for doing just that. The only real difference between this and a lip balm tube, other than the size, is that instead of twisting up the stick pushes up. You just put your finger in the bottom of the tube and push, but you have to be careful because if you push too hard the whole stick will pop out of the tube.
The product is a semi-transparent blue coloured substance which is almost solid in the tube but feels quite soft to touch which allows it to be transferred to the skin. The idea is to apply it directly to the skin, but I personally prefer to apply it with my finger simply because this is more hygienic. It does have quite a strong scent of witch hazel which is not unpleasant but it will sting if you use it too close to your eyes.
It feels surprisingly wet on my skin when I apply it and it doesn't dry quickly so using too much at a time really doesn't work out as it just leaves skin feeling wet and unable to use anything else over the top of it. If you do only use a small amount it does feel ok after a while but I find I still can't apply makeup over the top of it as it simply rolls off.
I do find this very effective at drying out spots and it works quicker than anything else I've used, without drying out the skin around the spot, which is fantastic. It's also great for using after plucking my eyebrows to calm the skin and prevent swelling/infection etc, and would work equally well for anyone who waxes their top lip to calm down the skin afterwards, but I wouldn't use it on any larger areas as you would just use far too much of it. I do find that the stick runs out pretty quickly even when I'm just using it on spots, it doesn't seem like I'm using much at all but suddenly the stick is nearly finished and I have to buy a new one.
Overall I think this is a good product for getting rid of spots quickly, but it's no good if you want to wear make-up.
Summary: A very effective product for those who are happy to go make-up free