Sunday, 3 August 2014

Origins Super Spot Remover Review




This tiny bottle of spot treatment has got a lot of attention over the past few years, and, having taken the plunge a few months ago, I thought it was high time to review Origins’ answer to blemishes. This tiny 10ml bottle costs £15, which, considering it looks small enough to be a sample, felt like a very extravagant buy (especially considering it was £12 just two years ago!)

Anyway, the gel itself is clear and quite thick, which means that very little is needed, and for each blemish I just use a tiny dab. Because of the salicylic acid in this treatment, when the gel is applied, the spot stings for a few seconds until the gel sets in. Oddly enough, I actually like that there is a sensation on application, as it feels as though the gel is actually doing something and contains active and effective ingredients to tackle the blemish.

If I put the treatment on before bed, when I wake up in the morning, there is the usual dryness that is associated with blemish treatment, due to the ingredients drying out the spots. However, the dryness can be easily remedied by a layer of moisturiser before applying makeup. I do find that if I use this product regularly and target a breakout, spots do appear much less red and smaller in size after repeated use.

In general, I don’t think that there is a miracle gel or cream out there that is going to truly banish blemishes, however there are products that will minimise the redness and size more quickly than Mother Nature, and the Origins spot treatment is certainly one of them.

Have you tried the Origins spot treatment? What do you find the best treatment for blemishes to be?
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16 comments

  1. I've always wanted to give this a go but parting ways with £15 for such a tiny bottle is so hard! I know its something I'll be grateful for if I get a breakout though... I'm sure i'll end up getting it at some point! xx

    A Little Lucy

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    1. I know, handing over £15 for this teeny bottle was hard, I think my mum thought I was mental! Haha, but yes, you can't put a price on having clearer skin I guess! xx

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  2. I have heard of this brand around the internet a lot! So glad you had a positive review! I will def check this out because I always get a little white head or so once a month!

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  3. I have never tried this brand before but I have used Mario Badescu drying lotion and I love it. It isn't clear or anything but it has worked for me :)

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    1. This is the first product I've ever tried by Origins, but I have my eye on a few more :) I've never heard of the Mario Badescu treatment, I'll have to look into it! x

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  4. This sounds really good! I'm really keen to try it out.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. Yes, I'd recommend you do! It's definitely worked for me! :) x

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  5. I had this and I just couldn't get it to work for my blemishes, I think it's because mine are hormonal xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. Ahh no, that's a shame! It definitely doesn't work miracles, but I did find it to make my blemishes less red and inflamed- I guess everyone's skin is different though! xx

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  6. How is this £15? Whaaat? What was wrong with it being £12? That's more than a pound per ml...it's like £1.30 for 1ml of product...umm...don't think it costs THAT much to make mr oragins...!!

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I agree! Going up by £3 for the exact same product is really annoying... the price is the factor that prevents me being too keen from repurchasing when it runs out xx

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  8. I love this little pot of goodness! I first used my friends about 3 years ago and loved it, it reduced the redness of my spots and soothed them. I bought myself a pot about a year or 2 ago and it was £14, I remember finding it hard to part with my money to try it as, after all, it's tiny! But I've used it loads and still have just under a half left. Works wonders and it's so easy to just pop in my bag as it's so small :) xx

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

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