Sunday, 24 February 2013

sometimes my face gets angry: Witch Anti-Blemish Redness Relief Moisturiser

Moisturiser with Witch Hazel extract to soothe skin.

I picked this up on a whim as I do like Witch products, and I happened to have run out for my current daily moisturiser (Nivea Q10 Pore Refining Day Cream). I like the idea of being able to use a product that treats spots during the daytime alongside my make-up.

It comes in a slightly clinical looking 30ml tube and I have read a couple of reviews that mention that if you apply too much of this it can ‘blob’ after make-up application. However, I think from the size of the tube it represents a good idea of how much you should apply and the dispenser is only the size of a pin prick so it’s hard to over dispense. The moisturizer quite a rich, green cream which does indeed balance out any redness (I am prone to very angry looking spots!) and it feels quite soothing. If I want full-face moisturizing I mix it in with a squirt of Olay essentials and that loosens up the application a bit but still is quite effective on combating redness.

The only downside is that it smells appalling. Without meaning to be childish, it smells like toilet! I can’t pinpoint what is in that can be blamed for the scent, I’m guessing it’s just because it’s anti-bacterial. After I’ve finished my face the smell no longer lingers so the ends justify the means, but it is a shame. 
Despite this I would recommend this product as it will be beneficial to anyone with ‘unruly’ skin. I also think perhaps this would be a good product to try if you are self-conscious about having naturally red-toned cheeks/skin. I found it at Superdrug for £6.99, but if you are lucky enough to reside in a town with a Bodycare I picked mine up there for about half the price.

Does anyone else know of any good spot-clearing daily moisturisers? I'd be interested to here what you recommend..


  1. Ugh I have serious issues with redness, not so much spots I just flush very easily, amongst my friends we call it "fleshy" or "hammy" it's just so unattractive so this would be a treat! I also heard getting green tinted primer is good but I'm a little fearful of going a little zombie..

    1. haha, not the best nickname for something! But yeah, green make-up is a little intimidating.

  2. Sounds like a great product, and I'm always getting redness so the green shade would definitely be perfect to balance my skin. Shame about the smell! The product still sounds good though, so might have a look out for it :) x