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If angels could sing while I introduced a product it would be for this; Dr Sam’s Flawless Neutralising Gel. So please, feel free to imagine a chorus of angelic voices serenading you while I introduce this tube of joy.
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Dr Sam’s Flawless Neutralising Gel
I must admit, this is a product that I have wanted to cover for so long but I wanted to give it its dues. I wanted to write about my personal battles with acne over the years; however, I feel a sense of responsibility when it comes to this, and I want to ensure that I cover it well; in order to do that I have to be well enough to do so – my battles with my chronic illnesses often affect my cognitive abilities, therefore, I’m a little behind – but I do promise it is coming.
I want to preface this, a review of a blemish treatment gel, by saying, yes, I know to look at me now my skin looks good (yey!). This did not happen overnight, nor is it the result of one product, nor will I ever claim that or try to sell you a product that can do that (or claims to). Having suffered acne for the majority of my adult life (that took Roaccutane to clear) I know the pitfalls of marketing and false claims and I understand entirely how devasting it can be; I will not add to that. What I will do, is share products and information that help my skin and any active blemishes that I may have now.
With that said, let’s get back to that choral music…
What Is Flawless Neutralising Gel?
Dr Sam’s Flawless Neutralising Gel is quite simply a blemish treatment gel. If you’ve got acne, you’ve probably tried them all (& sum) by now. But let me tell you why this one is a corker.
Its core ingredients are:
- Salicylic Acid
- Azelaic acid
What we have is a great set of ingredients that work to unclog pores, calm inflammation and prevent new spots from forming while hydrating and protecting the skin.
If you’re a regular user of a blemish cream you’ll know that some can dry out the skin as they attempt to dry out the blemish itself. This leads to cracked skin that can be a nightmare to apply makeup on! The moisturising ingredients of glycerin and squalane really help to counteract any unwanted dryness leaving skin balanced and hydrated.
Salicylic Acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), that naturally exfoliates the skin. As it is a BHA it is oil-soluble and is able to get into the pore and break down trapped oil and gunk. Therefore it works on both blemishes and blackheads.
Azelaic acid is both an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredient. It is excellent for helping to reduce the swelling of blemishes while also treating them directly. It has the added benefit of fighting pigmentation, so also helps reduce post blemish marks.
Bakuchiol, quite a trendy ingredient currently, is carted as the natural alternative to retinol, Bakuchiol offers very similar benefits to retinol but in a potentially more gentle manner. Its benefits here include cell turnover and anti-ageing; increased cell turn over of course helps keep pores more clear and prevents blockages in the long term.
I hope you can see why this combination of ingredients and indeed this formula really are quite special.
Of course, the proof is in the pudding, or in this case the blemishes, so let’s take a look at some of mine.
Dr Sam’s Flawless Neutraling Gel In Action
These aren’t the best ‘before and after’ photos (I’m not in the same position etc) but I have ensured that I’m in natural light for each.
Image 1: Before (left), After (right). An incredibly painful cyst. I used FNG which took the inflammation and swelling down over a week, and then it slowly dissipated under the skin from there.
Image 2: Before (left), After (right). This was an inflamed cyst under the skin and was difficult to show in a photograph. 3/4 days of ‘spot’ treatment fully bought the swelling down.
Image 3: Before (left), After (right). Again this was swollen & sore under the skin.
As you can see I’m not blemish-free. What Dr Sam’s Flawless Neutralising Gel is superb at is helping to dampen the inflammation and aid in a speedy treatment and recovery. Those 4-week spots heal much quicker with the gel. Of course, small blemishes are no match either!
How Do I Use Dr Sam’s Flawless Neutralising Gel?
There is a couple of ways you can use FNG. First is as a spot treatment, quite literally applying the gel to the blemish as soon as it rears its pesky head. This is how I treated the blemishes in the images above.
Secondly, you can treat a whole area. This is a great tip, shown in Dr Sam’s video here which I have found very beneficial.
Applying a fingertip amount and treating an area prone to blemishes (rather than just a spot) can really help to prevent pores from becoming clogged and spots developing. In particular, if you suffer breakouts around your period, applying in this manner the week before can help prevent more severe breakouts.
Texture wise this is a hydrating gel. I don’t feel it adds to my oiliness and I find it layers well under moisturiser and makeup.
I’m currently taking part in the Dr Sam challenge using FNG daily for 2 weeks. I have videos saved on my Instagram highlights and I am documenting how my skin looks each day so do look out for those results!
This is a picture of my skin earlier this week (I have had a few blemishes since this mind!). I swear by Brightly serum and as you now know FNG is always on hand. (I do rate Nightly serum also however I’m currently testing another retinol.)
Cost And Claims
Flawless Neutralising Gel is:
Non-Comedogenic and Fragrance-free.
A whopping 30ml for £28.00, I think you’ll agree that’s a great size for a blemish treatment!
Flawless Neutralising Gel isn’t an overnight fix of course but what it is is a treatment that truly does help neutralise blemishes. Those who do suffer from blemishes will know the pain I speak of when I describe the cyst-like growths that throb like they have a pulse of their own; that swell immensely and take an icepack to calm… ouch (just thinking about them!); well this isn’t a cure but it is the fastest way that I have found to treat and manage them over the counter.
I will always have a tube of FNG in my skincare wardrobe!
Oh, how I wish it had been available when my acne was at its worst and there was only Clearasil to offer…
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