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The blemish busting power duo - Effaclar Duo [+] & Tea Tree water

Firstly apologies for how scratched up my bottle of Tea Tree water is.  I chuck this in my wash bag when I go to stay with my boyfriend and the label suffers for it.  I know most people probably don't care but I'm a bit of a perfectionist so it being so scratched up is driving me mad, but I didn't want to go and buy another one just to have a perfect bottle for the picture!  

I've previously written about how amazing La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo [+] is (you can find that post here) but now I'm using this in conjunction with Lush's Tea Tree water I think I may have found the perfect blemish busting power duo.  These two together are like Batman and Robin, Mulder and Scully, Danger Mouse and Penfold, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, Iron Man and his ego, yeah you get the idea!

Tea Tree water is a toner that can be used after cleansing before applying any serums/oils/moisturisers or can be sprayed onto the face at any time to keep skin refreshed.  This is antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial so can help keep away the bacteria that can cause spots.  This is why it's great to use with Effaclar Duo [+].  As the name suggests it contains Tea Tree water but also contains Grapefruit and Juniperberry water.  I do find that this one smells a little clinical, a bit like a hospital, but I can overlook that for what it does for my skin.  I won't go into detail about Effaclar Duo [+] as you can read my previous post.    

Most of the time my skin is clear and under control as I've been on the pill for many years for this purpose, but obviously when it gets to that hormonal time of the month, or if I'm particularly stressed, then I might suffer from a breakout.  Since I've started using Effaclar Duo [+] breakouts have become rare and when I do get one it recovers much more quickly than before I started using this.  However since starting to use Tea Tree water breakouts pretty much appear to have become a thing of the past.  I have had one cystic type spot pop up in the same place it usually does, but whereas it would usually take maybe a week or so for the spot to subside and then many more weeks for the scaring to clear up, this pretty much completely disappeared within around three days.  I'm not exaggerating when I say that's nothing short of a miracle!  I also had a couple of little white head spots pop up and what would normally happen is these would spread and I'd have to try and get them under control.  But these didn't spread or get worse and disappeared within a couple of days.

So if you suffer with blemish prone skin I would definitely recommend getting both of these products into your routine.  Tea Tree water is £3.95 for 100g or £7.50 for 250g and is available from Lush and Effaclar Duo [+] is £15.50 and is available from Boots.

Do you use either of these products? 

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  1. I've just started using the Effaclar Duo + and was amazed after the first time I used it how two lumpy spots shrunk massively overnight! I'm excited to keep using it xx

    1. It really is an amazing product, I can't sing its praises enough! x


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