August 8, 2014

Double Trouble



When skincare goddess, Caroline Hirons (durr), says a product is good stuff, I'm one of those gals who run to the store to grab one of each —to the extend that my bank account allows me. Aesop Control Gel happens to be one of these products. I picked it up, used it religiously, but wasn't really sure what to think about it. Quite frankly I had a revelation when I finished this stuff, and yearned for more.


The Control Gel is, unlike other spot treatments I've tried, very sticky. It dries transparent and as long as you let it dry properly, you can wear it under makeup, too. In the beginning I just slapped it on my blemish, every day and night —without result. I kept on persisting, as it had the Hirons Seal after all. After a while I simply gave up, something that didn't seem to improve or worsen the condition of my blemish, why would I even bother.

That was until I read an article that was quite an eye-opener, which discussed the order you must apply products. I've never doubted my own regime, which was all about layering —from liquids to creams: toner(s), eye cream, serum, spot treatment, oil, moisturiser. Little did I know, is that you must put your spot treatment before anything else —no matter how thin your serum is.

So after this little revelation, I began to actually see the goodness that this product gave my skin. It's packed with Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, Ginger Root and Tea Tree Leaf, which all aid to calm, hydrate and soothe the skin, whilst repairing the skin's tissue. I apply this generously on the inflamed area after my toner and the next day (or in the evening) the spot has either dramatically decreased, became less red/inflamed or was brought to a head. I love that it's so gentle and doesn't make your skin itch or peel, making it great for all skin types. Do bear with the stickiness. But believe me, you'll get used to it.


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  1. Hey Weng! This sounds exactly like the new Clinique Anti blemish gel.. sticky and dries down transparent.. and in fact that one does not sting either. A fellow Hirons fan, I did apply that before anything else, and it sorts of work in two days to completely kill the breakout! I was curious about this before I got the Clnique, but since this is available only online to me, I went for the more locally sourced version! :-)

    Divya | TheConscienceFund

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  2. Does it really? I've been meaning to buy that as it kinda exploded in the blogging community. Everyone was talking about it, so I wasn't really sure what to think. I might try the Clinique one later, but right now the Control Gel is really pleasing me (and it's natural).

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  3. I wouldn't recommend experimenting now that you have found something that works! Thats just an option who might find Aesop hard to purchase

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  4. I llove your photos lately :) yes this has been on my radar since Hiron mentioned it in her cheat sheets! I like that it dries clear and can be worn under makeup. So many spot treatments peel or dry flaky.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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  5. This sounds amazing! Just found and followed your blog! :)

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Thanks Hanh, means a lot to me!

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  7. Welcome and hope you'll stick around for a while x

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  8. It's so interesting that you mentioned the order products have to go in... I was recently not overly impressed with a Hirons recommendation (Serozinc) so maybe I'm just not using it quite right? Also, I just can't seem to get over how beautiful Aesop packaging is... ahhh love!


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  9. All Aesop packaging are just spot on and speak to my heart (and wallet). May I ask you how you've been Serozinc? I've gone through at least 3 bottles of the stuff now, and I personally really like it.

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  10. I just wrote about it actually. I've been using it after I cleanse but before any serums or treatments. I've just been spraying it directly onto my face, but apart from being very refreshing it hasn't really done much for me. It's not bad, it's just not the wonder product I thought it would be. Those stubborn under the skin blemishes are still there!

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  11. Well if you're looking to get rid of under-the-skin bumps, I'd personally recommend exfoliating toners and then follow up with Serozinc. I also like using Serozinc before and after I pop a pimple (I know, sorry) to disinfect gently. Hope this helps!

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  12. Sounds good!! This was on my cultbeauty wish list for a while now.
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