Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defense

3.3

24 reviews

54% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Salicylic Acid 1.5%. Alcohol Denat., Water, Methylpropanediol, Glycolic Acid, Diisopropyl Adipate, Octadeceneioic Acid, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Thane Sulfonic Acid, Citric Acid, Capryloyl Alcicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-10


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Applied all over my skin cried in agony from being sucked dry of moisture. Applied as a spot treatment on active acne with a q-tip....absolutely awesome. Luckily I received a very generous sample of this as I don't see myself making a full-size purchase as it contains a large percentage of alcohol and its evident when you open the bottle (the scent hits the nose like a ton of bricks).



on 3/29/2015 3:58:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I was given this product by a esthetician for my acne prone skin. Instead of helping my skin it gave me lots of little pimples/bumps everywhere I applied it, but especially on my forehead. It broke me out in places I never even get breakouts and didn't seem to calm my skin or help my existing acne.

I have a feeling it's because of the high alcohol content, but my skin is pretty tough and can handle 5 or 10% benzoyl peroxide with no issues -so this was very disappointing. As soon as I stopped using it my skin when back to normal. Luckily I got this for free, happy I didn't actually spend money on this product.


on 3/16/2015 12:44:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have combo-oily, sensitive (among others, my skin takes the habit of breaking out in hives when it doesn't like something I eat or put on my skin), SD/PD-prone skin. OSPW. Fitzpatrick IV.

I got a slew of Skinceuticals samples from local aesthetic clinic. I had high hope on this given the rave review, simple ingredients list and price tag.

I have been wary to try using salicylic acid due to past bad experience with Olay Anti Wrinkle Toner with Vitaniacin. But, I thought it was just the formulation and was hoping that SkinCeuticals's formula would fare better on my skin.

Wrong.

I put it on one night, there was very minor tinglong, but immediately some little red bumps popped out along my nose bridge, just like with Olay toner. I thought it may be a fluke and my skin felt alright. The next day, in addition to the aforementioned red bumps, I woke up to a few real itchy hives, weird small zits above right corner of mouth and back left jaw. The small zits occurrences were weird because those spots are the last place I would ever get break out. I couldn't stop scratching my face the whole day.

I stopped it immediately and slathered my face with Skinoren and SebaMed Clear Face Care Gel and my face calmed down pretty immediately. I presumed my use of Olay Regenerist Night Elixir the following night and my face recovered after 2 days.

Obviously enough, I won't repurchase or even finishing the sample, at least not on my face.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This expensive piece of crap broke me out like crazy. Wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

For my skin this is too strong to apply all over regularly. I use this as a gentle exfoliator for problem areas. If you have ingrowns or areas on the body that you need clear ( back or chest), this is fantastic. The dead skin just rubs off the next day. Careful if using all over the face if you have sensitive skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/7/2014 2:58:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Firstly a bit about my skin. I'm prone to acne, I have acne scarring, and my skin gets really oily in the t-zone. I'd probably say my acne is mild but persistent now. Over the years, I've used everything to get rid of my acne. I've used dermatologist prescribed treatments such as doxycycline, minocycline, differin, epiduo, isotrex, retin-a, retin-a micro, tazorac and skinoren. I've used many skincare lines such as Jan Marini, estee lauder, clinique, neostrata, obagi, paula's choice and make up artists choice. Basically, you name it, I've tried it! These products either didn't work at all for me or they were just ok, but didn't produce the results I was after.
I've finally come to the realization that I've been pretty hard on my skin. I've used so many exfoliating products at the same time that I now believe have probably done more harm than good.
I'm now thinking that acne prone skin is sometimes sensitive skin, and using too many harsh products just exacerbates the problem. I know the more I strip my skin, the more my skin produces oil to compensate. And the more oil, the more blocked pores I get. I believe my skin is dehydrated from all the products i've used, and whilst some exfoliation is important, there's such as thing as too much.
Anyways, on to this product. I felt it helped my skin feel smoother, and did help to reduce acne. However, I also found my skin becoming excessively oily! I also thought my skin looked dehydrated, lacklustre and older.
I know this product has alcohol as a main ingredient and from my research there is conflicting information as to whether alcohol is good or bad. I certainly have used other products which contain alcohol, but usually it's much further down the list.
Everyones different, but I think alcohol doesn't agree with my dehydrated, over processed skin these days. I think it makes my skin over produce oil, and makes it look worse for wear over time.
So, because of this, I would not repurchase this product.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 8/27/2014 9:17:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! I have been using it for over a year because I have a very oily T-zone and am prone to blemishes and blackheads. This product controls oil and diminishes blackheads.


on 8/20/2014 10:19:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This product really irritated my skin, so disappointing, and worse it brought out the worst in my acne breakouts and scars on my cheeks, and showed no real difference to my skin after using it a little while, I could tell just after a week or so that it didn't make even the slightest difference in skin texture, and no 'glow'! Save your money I say, but with products it's seeing what works out there, but good thing I found one now that works for me, but it's not this one that's for certain.


on 8/1/2014 5:08:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

A total waste of money. I have a resistant and oily skin so I wasn't expecting miracles from this... but instead of helping, it left my skin glowing, oilier and with pimples on the forehead. I was very disappointed in this product... maybe it works for normal and dry skins, but for oily I don't recommend.


on 6/16/2014 12:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

it works! literally, overnight, u put this on a spot, gone or reduced more than half its size. it DOES sting but with time, u get use to it. i first used a sample of it and after the sample ran out, i went ahead and bought a jar! on the side of my cheek (near the ear) i have a large area of congestion (blackheads,whiteheads, small bumps) and nothing would get rid of it! sometimes i will try squeeze those congested areas but of course it always leaves a mark! for MONTHS, that area was congested ---enter this, within a week, it dried it up slowly, peeling skin but revealing new skin underneath. it seems to kill off the congested bumps too.

my only concern is the price..its expensive for alcohol and the ingredient list...alcohol being #2, i don't know if its good for the skin in the long run...

also, i am afarid, will the skin start getting use to it and prove not to be effective with long-term use?


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