Dr Nick Lowe Anti Blemish Starter Kit- Review

I know I promised to review this kit as fully as I could, and here is that review. I have sadly had to abandon the treatment kit, after only using it for a week I am exceptionally disappointed with it. I will go into the specifics later, but the kit just doesn't work for me, and my skin, and in fact created more spots, blemishes and discoloration than I already had. Which is obviously not great.

Starting with the Purifying Foaming Cleanser. This product claimed to be "anti blemish", and said it would "deep clean pores and lift daily impurities". My experience was the complete opposite. First, I didn't like the foam, as I had to apply it with my hands, and it didn't feel like it was doing anything in the shower. I found it exceptionally drying, and not at all cleansing. Secondly, the formula has nothing to exfoliate the skin, which I feel is very important for my skin. I found after only two days, I was getting more spots and blemishes, my skin was extremely dry and papery feeling and I was very unhappy. My face didn't look good at all.

Next, the Spot Gel. Although I have used lots of spot gels before and found they do work excellently for reducing redness and treating the spot quickly, this gel did not. I found it exceptionally strong, and in fact stinging on my skin. Even when applied to closed spots, the gel stung and really hurt, in fact bringing tears to my eyes. I immediately stopped using this. 

Despite all this negativity, the Oil Control Day Cream and Sebum Control Cleanser, both appear to work quite well for me. I find the day cream is at a good level between moisturizing without being greasy, and keeps my skin in shape all day long.  The cleanser is also very good and removing any impurities left behind after washing my face with my current wash. I have reverted back to my L'Oreal Perfect Clean (the pink one) and I find that the day cream and cleanser work well with this. 

Apologies this isn't a very positive review, but I am trying to be as honest as possible. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I was in Newcastle, and hence have several posts logged up for this week. I will be sharing my coat collection, as it is really cold, how to wear black (as this appears to have become my staple), and hopefully some make up how to's. Don't forget my GIVEAWAY closes on Sunday! The link is to the left of this post.
Fashion Foreword


I've tried soooo many things for my blemish prone skin :(

I found that Biotherm's range works really well, have you tried that?

Also now that i'm a bit older i don't break out as much so i now use Cetaphil, which is great for sensitive skin - and its cheap!! :)

Post a Comment

Look forward to hearing from you. I will reply to all comments that I can. Ellie ♥