Monday, November 11, 2013

Skinetica Anti-Blemish Toner Review

Skin care is an important part of my daily beauty routine. I am always on the lookout for great products and investing in devices that will help improve the tone, texture and overall appearance of my skin. Wearing foundations and concealers on my skin for long hours can wreak havoc on the pores so proper cleansing and the complete removal of these products is essential.

Recently I have been trying out the Skinetica anti-blemish "super toner". Skinetica is a company based in the U.K and as soon as I heard anti-blemish I was all for trying it out. I don’t have major blemishes or serious breakouts but I do get the occasional annoying hormonal pimples that are hard to combat and sometimes take ages to vanquish. 

The benefits of Skinetica
The thing I like most about Skinetica is that it is dermatologically tested and has no side effects! I don’t know many products that claim to be side effect free so that made me more comfortable using it on my sensitive skin.

 Other benefits include:
*Kills 99.9% of P.Acnes microbes
*Can be used for all skin types and all skin tones
*Reduce the look of blemishes and acne for clear looking skin
*Works for 12 hours
*Provides a base for foundation
*No harsh chemicals and non-toxic
*Can be used on the face, chest and back

You can purchase an 80ml bottle of Skinetica for €9.99
You can also get a sample size good for 1 week worth of applications for just €1 by clicking - HERE
I actually like to have the sample size bottle as well because for short trips it is a great travel size.

*Purified water
*Ethyl alcohol
*Quaternary ammonium chloride

Interesting info
Something that caught my attention was the fact that Skinetica does not contain chemicals such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid which are found in most acne products and can cause “damage to the skin.” In fact I had no idea that some of the products I was using to treat breakouts could also cause “premature aging” and “thinning of the skin.” 

You are supposed to apply Skinetica every 12 hours on clean skin, at night and again in the morning under your moisturizer and makeup. I started off by using it twice a day to test out the product but reduced that to once per day as that was all I needed. 

Skinetica has a clear formula and a clean fresh scent reminiscent of facial cleansers. I began by washing my face with a cleanser and then patting a cotton pad soaked in Skinetica all over my face. 

The first thing I noticed was a cool refreshing feeling indicative of a toner. I then noticed all the remnants of makeup I had missed being removed. The product helped lift the residual makeup initial cleansing had missed out of my pores and provided a more thorough cleanse. Unlike my usual toner however my face was not left feeling overwhelmingly dry and I did not immediately have to slather on lotion to get relief. 

Skinetica was very gentile on my skin and even after exfoliation I experienced no irritation or burning. The products also did not adversely react with any of my other face products and left no discernible feeling or residue behind.

Using it under makeup
Another thing I like about Skinetica is that I can wear it under my makeup without it affecting the application and I like knowing that even when wearing pore clogging foundation Skinetica would still be actively working underneath it all for 12 hours. It also did not make my skin greasy during the day which was an added bonus.

Results on Acne and blemishes
I did notice slight improvements in the appearance of the few small blemishes but what was more evident was that the two pimples I was trying to get rid of began looking less red and noticeable and after two days they had shrunk to the point where I was effectively able to conceal them. By the third day the pimple had almost disappeared. Compared to my other spot treatments and acne creams Skinetica helped my pimples disappear a lot faster. It may not work overnight, and I'm not sure anything can but it can however help reduce acne flare-ups by killing bacteria. Since I began using it as a spot treatment I haven't had any major issues with breakouts! For this benefit alone I will definitely be purchasing this product again when I run out. I love how it improves the appearance of my skin and actually seems to work with my other facial products. 

The only thing I would suggest is that the bottles come with a protective seal on them which would be especially helpful for orders overseas.

I would recommend this product to those of you looking for a good face toner to help cleanse the dirt, oil and makeup out of your skin with the added bonus of helping fight acne. I do prefer this brand to many other drying toners and acne spot treatments I have tried.

For more information you can visit the Skinetica website by clicking- HERE

**Disclaimer: These products were provided to me for a sponsored review by Skinetica. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**


  1. I better check out that out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm pretty addicted to my witch hazel toner and probably won't stop using it, but this stuff sounds great!

  3. I barely use toner. (dehydration problem)

  4. I also love Skin Care products! It is so important! Thank you for sharing this! XOXO, Sissi

  5. Wow this product sounds amazing especially it zaps zits that fast! I stay away from alcohol based toners tho since my skin reacts to anything alcohol with dryness. Thanks for sharing this review Erica!

  6. Sounds like a great product esp for someone like me with really oily and blemished skin. Thanks for sharing.

    Rozlyn P.

  7. I have heard a lot of good thing about Skinetica. And I know their products are really great! I can't wait to try this one.


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