I was extremely happy to hear that Una Brennan Superfacialist were launching an anti-blemish line as I really rate their products; I may even go as far as to say that Superfacialist is probably my favourite high-street skincare line so the arrival of anti-blemish products has been a long time coming. The reason I like them so much is because they don’t muck about and they’re designed to seriously deliver – the somewhat controversial Neroli mask is a good example of this – and I like products that do as they promise and don’t take the mickey with their pricing.
The two new products that form the Anti-Blemish line so far are a mask and a scrub; the mask is called the Pore Purifying Clay Mask and the scrub is the Anti-Blemish Purifying and Refreshing Facial Scrub. Both products have two key ingredients in their formulas, Vitamin B3 and Salicylic Acid, both of which are proven to be effective in the battle against spots. I’m personally a huge fan of Salicylic Acid as it’s one of the only known acids that can effectively cut through the glue-like oil that is often the case of spots, plus it’s anti-inflammatory meaning it’s likely to sooth rather than make the problem worse. Salicylic Acid comes from Aspirin so if you have any issues with Aspirin then you’ll need to avoid these products.