Tuesday, 28 April 2009
I read quite a few Asian beauty blogs, so have been reading about Blemish Balms for ages. In Australia they are really difficult to get hold of, I've been hunting unsuccessfully for at least six months. Now that we have The Face Shop in WA, to my great delight, I was finally able to get my hands on a Blemish Balm.
Blemish Balms are like oil free tinted moisturisers, with a heavier coverage. They are supposed to reduce pimples, and often come in only one colour. If you're pale skinned then you'll be able to wear Blemish Balms, but if you have darker skin you might have problems finding the correct shade.
I've been using my Blemish Balm for about two months now and I'm really happy with it. I can't say that it's made any difference to my pimples (but I think they are hormone related), but it's a great product. I often use it instead of foundation, as the coverage is enough that I only need a light dusting of powder over the top.
The coverage is closer to what you'd get from a foundation than a tinted moisturiser. I find it moisturising enough that I can use it alone, without the need to use a separate moisturiser. It's also good for those days when my skin is oily as it helps to keep the oiliness under control. It has a lovely fresh scent that fades quickly upon application.
Would I buy it again? Yes, it's a nice product.
Ingredients: water, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, dimethicone, cyclomethicone, titanium dioxide, talc, peg/ppg-20/20 dimethicone, methicone, bis-peg/ppg-14/14 dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isohexadecane, gltcosyl trehalose/hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, magnesium sulfate, squalane, portulaca oleracea extract, iron oxides, c12-14 pareth-3, phenoxyethanol, peg-8, propylparaben, piper methysticum extract, peg-8/smdi copolymer, methylparaben, fragrance, butylene glycol, salix nigra (willowbark) extract, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel extract, chamomilla recutita flower extract, backhousia citrodora leaf extract, althea officinalis extract, silica, dimethiconol/silsesquioxane copolymer, malt extract, honey extract, propylene glycol.