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AXIS-Y Spot The Difference Blemish Treatment Review

This is a sponsored post and it contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

AXIS-Y was one of the best discoveries of 2020 for me. So far, everything I tried worked really well for my combination skin. My most recent find is the newly released AXIS-Y Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment, available on their official website. YesStyle also carries the brand, so check that occasionally to see when the newest product is added (and use reward code KBHOBBIT for savings). Follow the brand on Instagram for news and tips.

AXIS-Y Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment is an alcohol-free spot treatment formulated for acne-prone skin. The clear gel contains visible ceramide capsules to help support a healthy skin barrier, along with 2% niacinamide, AHA and BHA to help with oil balance and inflammation.

AXIS-Y uses 6+1+1 Advanced Formula skincare (611), which stands for 6 key / active ingredients, 1 core ingredient, and 1 patented technology. With the Blemish Treatment, the core ingredient is 4-Terpineol due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. The other 6 key components are: tea tree extract, camphor leaf, licorice root, green tea leaf, mentha aquatica, and broadleaf bamboo (a full list can be found at the end of the review).

How to use:

  • Cleanse and tone the skin

  • Apply the blemish treatment to the affected areas

  • Gently pat in, then follow with the rest of your routine

The treatment is a non-sticky clear gel with beautiful pink inclusions. It’s very easy to spread and doesn’t have a scent (at least to me, although my sense of smell has not completely recovered yet). I do not notice any stickiness after application.

My impressions

I needed something like this and it arrived at the perfect time, because my skin promptly broke out in pimples just for testing (thanks, skin!).

I have combination skin that’s not very acne prone, but I still suffer from occasional breakouts. Because I’m so fair, any redness or pimples become noticeable right away. I like to keep a good product on hand to treat skin’s surprises quickly and effectively.

AXIS-Y Spot the Difference Blemish Treatment visibly reduces redness and inflammation overnight. Because it’s a gel, I can easily apply it to a large area, which isn’t possible with pimple patches. It’s also completely clear (the pink capsules dissolve during application) and not noticeable, making it great for morning use, if needed. I am very pleased with how quickly and gently it works.

My only wish is for a larger bottle. I would love to be able to use this as an all over serum, especially during certain times of the month, even before the breakout starts. I think it could potentially help prevent some of the issues from happening, not just treat the existing ones. As a spot treatment, only a little bit is needed at a time, so I think it would easily last me several months.

While this is marketed specifically for oily types, I think it would work for anyone whose skin needs some soothing and healing. I love that the formula doesn’t contain any drying alcohols. I don’t villainize alcohol in skincare, but when we are talking about irritate or red skin, I think it’s best to avoid it if possible.

Overall, another win from AXIS-Y and another tool in my kit for treating acne and breakouts.

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AXIS-Y Spot The Difference Blemish Treatment ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycereth-26, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Hydrangea Macrophylla Leaf Extract, Mentha Aquatica Extract, Sasa Quelpaertensis Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Leaf Extract, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark/Bud Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Trehalose, Octyldodeceth-16, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, C12-14 Pareth-12, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Ceramide Np, Fructooligosaccharides, Beta-Glucan, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, 4-Terpineol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin


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