30 April 2017


My skin has always been a little temperamental, and lately gone through another stage of breakouts. One of those brands that I've really loved lately has been Medik8, as their products are of premium quality, and so effective, while being gentle on the skin. I've among others put some of their blemish products to the test recently, which you can check out here.
Anyway when the newest addition, the Medik8 Blemish Control Pads landed on my desk, I was naturally excited, as timing again couldn’t be any better with the current state of my skin. And what better time to put a blemish product to the test to.

The Medik8 Blemish Control Pads are pre-soaked pads that you use morning and/or evening on a thoroughly cleansed skin, by wiping a pad all over the specific affected area, avoiding the eye area. The pads can be used on the face, but also on other areas such as neck and back etc. Once the skin has dried, you simply apply your usual serum and moisturiser on top, without rinsing.

The Medik8 Blemish Control Pad are designed for blemish prone skin, and the pads are alcohol-free, and hence very gentle on the skin, so unlike other blemish treatment they do not dry out the skin or irritate.

The Medik8 Blemish Control Pads contain among others:
  • 2% Salicylic Acid (BHA) to exfoliate the skin surface, unclogs and penetrates deep inside pores to dissolve dirt and oil, and balances sebum secretion, for a smoother and more even skin
  • Allantoin to help soothe and heal inflamed, irritated skin and support the stimulation of healthy new skin tissue Glycerin to help to moisturise and enhance skin barrier function, and reduce transepidermal water loss
  • Natural spearmint for a fresh smell

This means that the Blemish Control Pads helps to both clarify and improve the appearance of problematic skin and help prevent future breakouts.

The pads are super easy to use, and really doesn’t add much extra time to your regime. My skin is used to high strength products, but I still felt a touch of a tingling in my skin at the first few uses, but nothing that was irritating, and to me, just a sign that the products are working. And after just a few uses I have to say that I am impressed. I've had a few larger breakouts that have taken forever to clear, even with my trusted breakout treatments, but after using these pads twice a day, those breakouts quickly started to clear up.

I guess that some may experience an increase in breakouts after starting to use the pads, as the skin is purging, but personally I didn't experience that. Rather, my skin appeared less greasy and more refined, and as well as I found that existing breakouts cleared faster and I actually didn't get as many either after introducing the Blemish Control Pads into my skincare regimen.

I am not surprisingly very impressed with this new addition to the Medik8 range - and while I am hopeful that my skin will completely clear up and I will perhaps not need these on a daily basis, then I can see myself wanting them at hand for sudden breakout, or at that time of month where my skin always starts to play up.

If your skin is prone to breakouts, then you really must try these!!

Medik8 Blemish Control Pads - RRP: $46.95 / 60 Pads

Available from Active Skin, Adore Beauty, Facial Co, RY, Medik8 Online and select other stockists.

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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