Weekly Recap 6 – 12 September 2021

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is my weekly blog recap. Read on if you’re wondering what I’ve been up to on my blog this past week.

Monday 6 Sep – Nail Of The Day (Nail Fail)
Tuesday 7 Sep – Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare Blemish Rescue Gel

Monday’s post was a Nail Of The Day post. Click here to read it.
On Tuesday I reviewed a blemish gel. Click here to read the post.

Wednesday 8 Sep – Radox “Shell Yeah” Sea Mineral Scent Shower Gel, Radox “Donut Mind If I Do” Vanilla Bean & White Chocolate Scent Shower Gel

Wednesday’s post was about 2 shower gels I’m using at the moment. Click here to read it.

Thursday 9 Sep – Superdrug Layering Lab Exotic Body Mist, Superdrug Layering Lab Gelato Body Mist

On Thursday I reviewed 2 body mists. Click here to read the post.

Friday 10 Sep – Manhattan Perfect Eyes Eyeshadow Falling For Purple, Manhattan Perfect Eyes Eyeshadow Brown Effects 

And Friday’s post was about 2 eyeshadow compacts. Click here to read it.

And this is it for this week. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend. And thanks for stopping by! x

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare Blemish Rescue Gel

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare Blemish Rescue Gel.

I’ve had this product in my stash for a while, but I only just gave it a try.

This blemish gel contains chamomile, niacinamide and salicylic acid. It promises to target and improve blemishes in 1 hour.

How does it work? Apply a thin (!) layer to target blemishes and red patches once or twice a day.

I’ve been using this blemish gel on a few skin impurities over the past few weeks, and I think this stuff is really powerful. I would agree that it helps calm down blemishes, and I’m happy to continue to use it.

If you’re interested, Superdrug Calm Skin Skincare Blemish Rescue Gel is available as 15ml for £2.99. I bought it and another product from this range when Superdrug ran a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price promotion.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Clearly Youthful Blemish Treatment Gel

Hi there! This summer I’ve tried lots of new products that promise clearer skin. I bought every product in Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful range, and I’ve already reviewed 3 of those 7 products. So let’s look at product number 4, Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Blemish Treatment Gel.

How does it work? You’re supposed to apply a thin layer of this gel to your spot(s) twice a day. And what does this blemish gel do? It promises to soothe skin instantly, to reduce redness within 4 hours, to clear up skin within one week and to prevent further outbreaks with continued use. Does it work? If you read on, I’ll let you know.
Superdrug Clearly Youthful Blemish Gel
The first thing I noticed about this blemish gel is its strong smell. It’s chemical and unpleasant. It stinks. When I applied the gel to a spot for the first time, it started to sting and burn. I admit that the spot may have been too angry already, but let’s be honest, aren’t the angry spots the ones we want to take care of the most?

I’ve applied this blemish gel to several spots over several weeks and I don’t think that it helped with the redness or that it soothed my skin. It also didn’t speed up the spot-clearing process. If anything, I think that the spots I ‘treated’ with this gel took longer to clear up and that the pinkish post-spot marks took longer to fade. I think that’s because this blemish gel aggravated my spots as soon as it came in contact with them.

I won’t be using this blemish gel again. In fact, I’ve already binned it. Based on my experience I wouldn’t recommend this product. I’ve read a few positive reviews about it, so it clearly works for some people. However, I’ll stick to my nappy rash cream to treat the occasional spot.

Superdrug’s Clearly Youthful Blemish Treatment Gel is available as 15ml for £3.49. I bought it for half price when it was on special. This blemish gel is suitable for vegans and it’s 100% cruelty-free – it’s BUAV-approved and it carries the Leaping Bunny logo.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde