The Balance Me Congested Skin Serum is an 'on the spot' soothing gel designed to diminish blemishes and calm inflammation. Spruce Knot purifies the skin, and helps to balance oil production, whilst Kanuka Oil works as a powerful anti-microbial and anti-bacterial ingredient to clear congestion. Eucalyptus calms redness and inflammation without causing dryness or irritation. Can be used an as on-the-spot treatment or a on larger area of congestion.
Based on 39 reviews
97% of our customers would recommend this product
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WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
1. Can be used AM and PM
2. After cleansing, apply 1-2 pumps onto skin, either directly on a spot or over a larger area. Once dry, apply moisturiser.
Aqua (Water), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Picea Abies (Spruce Knot) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract³, Papaver Rhoeas (Corn Poppy) Flower Extract, Iris Florentina (Iris) Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil¹, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil¹, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil¹, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil¹, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil¹, Kunzea Ericoides (Kanuka) Leaf Oil¹, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil¹, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyglyceryl‑4 Laurate, Dilauryl Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Limonene², Linalool², Geraniol², Citral², Citronellol², Eugenol².
(¹) natural pure essential oils, (²) naturally occurring in essential oils, (³) certified organic ingredient.
I got a sample of this from BirchBox and this is singly the best product I have ever received it clears my skin up right away, gets rid of all my pimples, acne, redness, what ever it is it’s gone! I don’t have much of a skin routine so this is easy to remember.
There is something in this serum that works. It has been a game changer for me. I am in my thirties and still suffer from the type of spots that start deep below the surface (the kind you feel are coming days before they appear) and then hang about for ages. Now when I feel that soreness and bump beneath my skin I put this serum on and within a day it's gone. Not only that but it doesn't irritate or dry the skin out at all! Didn't think something could be both gentle and effective. Have been using it for a few months and now my partner has also started using it. Balanceme please don't stop making this!
Nice product - shame about the smell
This product goes on smoothly and feels nice. It also seems to reduce blemishes although not a miracle cure. The smell is v strong and herbal though so i don't like using it in the day and my partner doesn't like it either so hard to use at night time too!
Best product for your nose blemishes
I’ve only been using this for a few days, but I’ve got to say, I’m very impressed and I don’t impress easily!!
Essential skin care product
This product is an essential product in my skin care routine. For those days when my hormones are giving me unhappy skin, this product really helps. I feel that it's natural ingredients sooth and restore balance, without aggravating my sensitive skin like other harsher, more chemical based products can. Makes my skin happy again.
Most gentle blemish controller I've ever used
I use this product daily - having suffered with an oily/blemish-prone skin for 35 years, I've tried so many products to combat blemishes. All of them dried my skin out and left it flaking. I use this product before the balancing face moisturiser and after the pure skin face wash and after cleansing at night time and it never dries my skin - it works gently on the blemish prone areas to keep them at bay. Love this product.
Great product for oily skin
It’s great serum for problem oily and blemish skin , I’m really pleased.
I really like this serum, I use it as spot treatment where I need it and preventatively on larger areas that are prone to breakout (around my mouth and chin). While I still get the odd hormonal spot, I can tell that it has calmed my skin down immensely and has prevented the chin breakouts I used to get. It also soaks in quickly so easy to use under a moisturiser. Will definitely repurchase!
The best thing ever! Purchases this so many times i love it
Since using this product, this has helped my hormonal skin so much and has enhanced my confidence. I would totally recommend this product
Works excellent on my combination skin
100% recommend this product
I would 100% recommend this product! This has been my holy grail, my skin is at its best it has ever been at since using this item, i first recieved this item in a birch box and loved it that much that i ordered it from the site, i am now ordering two more! I use this serum as a moisturiser as this is what i think works best for my skin, i have recommend this product to family and friends
I get extremely bad hormonal acne. My doctor put me on the pill to try and help, however it didn’t work so my friend recommended me this - honestly the best investment EVER all I do it wash my face, tone and moisturise then put this on and in the morning the spot is almost gone!!
Good product, actually does what it says it would!
Wasn’t really expecting anything from this. Hadn’t read any prior reviews but added it to the basket as I’m prone to the odd hormonal breakout which linger for a long time. I also have some milia which sometimes form whiteheads. I thought this might be a nice change from my usual tea tree oil. On first application, I noticed a difference to two spots within 10-15 mins. They looked less red. The next morning I was surprised to find that they had the appearance of a 4 day old spot, rather than an angry one day old spot- diminished and demure. By no means gone, but much easier to camouflage with concealer. After a few days, the spots seem to have run their course faster than normal. I now apply this to potential problem areas (t zone) and it hasn’t irritated my skin at all. It actually seems to have other skincare benefits if anything. I haven’t used it long enough to comment on whether it will prevent breakouts, but I was just so impressed that I had to post my review sooner.
Have had problem skin for years and tried many different serums that say they clear the skin. This is the only one I have found that does not dry out my skin and make it flakey. I apply all over morning and night and have never had clearer skin. One pump goes a long way. One occasional small pimple that disappears very quickly compared to what I can only compare to boils. Completely amazed!!
Works wonders on under skin pimples and pores!!
Having struggled with adult acne for years this is a great product which really clears those stubborn under the skin spots. When my skin gets very congested I use this once a day on a daily basis over my problem areas under the balancing moisturiser (usually as an overnight treatment). Within about a week my face is noticeably less congested. Just use small amounts though as it can be a little drying. Fantastic product, I haven't found anything else like it especially when I am not a fan of harsher acids e.g. salicylic that unfortunately aggravate my sensitive skin.
Blemishes be gone
My skin is prone to hormonal breakouts. I have tried so many products to try and help it, and spent a fortune. But this really does help in some way. The smell is incredibly relaxing and i love the natural ingredients. I just find it calms my angry, irritated skin and it hydrates it too which i love - so many blemish skin products can strip the skin!
I got this as a free sample with my purchases. I was wary of it, but using it on blemishes or spots, especially overnight, I saw a noticeable difference.
I have been searching for a product that could handle my oily skin and help me clear up break outs on my chin. I have been using it for a week (from a Birchbox sample), and I am so in love. In just a week, all of my blemishes on my chin have subsided, and my skin over all feels much less oily. 10/10.
It really does work!
I got this in a Glossybox awhile ago and regretfully I ignored it for awhile. When I finally picked it up I regretted ignoring it for so long. I get hormonal breakouts (it's fun being a girl!) and this stuff keeps it at bay and helps clear it up. The overall quality of my skin has really improved. I used to use it all over my face but now I only need to apply it to problem areas. I use it both in the morning and overnight. I've never purchased anything from my Glossybox samples before but I've repurchased this and I probably will again once I run out! Even though it's a fairly small bottle (it is only a serum after all) a little bit goes a long way and it lasts for awhile.
The only thing that has worked
I have deep cystic adult acne as well as generally lumpy congested skin. This significantly improved my skin after one application and after 2-3 days all the lumps were gone, with no new ones forming, and the deep red spot on my chin was dramatically minimised with absolutely no dryness. I can't believe I wake up with pretty much clear skin when previously there would be a new blemish appearing virtually every day. Amazing stuff.
I never usually write reviews but this is amazing. I put it on in the evening and my spot had gone down considerably by the morning as had all the redness.
I really like the freshness of this product on my skin. I have got a sensitive skin with redness. I have been using this product for a few weeks and I can see visible effects. Redness has reduced. My skin is hydrated but not oily anymore. It smells great, probably Eucalyptus.
The product performance I can't fault. I only gace it 3 stars because this is tiny. 15mls for £16 is very expensive.
literally the best thing i've ever tried
i tried this and within 2 nights of using it i started to notice that my blemishes were slightly disappearing
I've been to plenty of dermatologists and this is the only product that has helped my skin/acne. I love this!
Love the product, but it doesn't last long
One of the few serums I've tried that can calm down my hormonal acne. However, it doesn't last much longer than a couple of weeks (with 1-2 pumps twice a day), which makes it poor (pore?) value for money. Really wish it would be released in a larger volume.
Absolutely love this product. I didn't have to use it for long before I saw results.
I recieved this in my birch box and I am so in love with it that I purchased 2 more before even finishing the sample. I have dry skin but get weird bumps and congestion on the sides of my nose and forehead. It is the only product I know of that gets rid of them. Love love love it.
Surprisingly the best aftershave ever!
I became a fan of Congested Skin Serum for the obvious reasons: sorting blemishes out. But noticing the serum would make my skin heal overnight, I realised it would be work as an aftershave balm.
Very effective on oily skin
I'm on my 30s and this is the first product I came across at that definitely controls oiliness at bay. Gradual skin changes are visible as well - skin tone gets better, dewy skin effect, minimal to no redness at all. I would say the only downside of it is the size. It is only travel size and lasts you a month in total. Overall, the product is highly effective.
Little life saver
This product works wonders! It is great for keeping unwanted oiliness at bay and calming the odd breakout. My make up would not stay in place all day without putting this on my T- Zone first!
This serum is the best thing I've ever used. It has literally changed my life. To go from having adult pin prick acne for years and always struggling with spots since my teens (I'm 29 now so I've tried EVERYTHING!!!) to having no spots WHATSOEVER a radiant complection, no black heads and most importantly no painful acne boils on my jaw line has boosted my confidence and increased my comfort in my own skin. Thank you Balance Me you are a life saver and the friends I've recommended this too have fully agreed it's changed their lives! P.s this may sound like a gushy over zealous review but I cannot play down how good this is....
I absolutely adore this serum. I am prone to breakouts and I have oily and also sensitive skin. I apply this product to spot prone areas before bed and in the morning the skin I applied this to is noticeably less red and the spots look less inflamed if not gone! Best product I've tried.
Amazing but please issue larger size!
This product has been great for my acne prone adult skin. I use it night and day all over my face and believe it has really helped. So please please please issue a larger size so I can invest in a longer lasting version. Thanks for creating this wonder product!
Reduces spots overnight
I apply a blob of this directly to a spot before I go to bed. When i wake up i find that the size and the redness is hugely reduced, and the spot hasn't been dried out so i don't then suffer with a flaky dry patch which is often harder to cover than the spot itself! It smells very soothing and also takes away any soreness, so the spot is much easier to cover up and i do not worry about it throughout the day! I've tried tonnes of spot creams but none give the results this does!
Fast & Reliable
As I rarely have spots, I used the product once, but it took only 24 hours for my skin to completely recover. No other product has ever been so efficient.
Perfect for stress-related breakouts
I use this product when I have a lot of breakout due to stress and exams, and have found it works well and recovers the skin well over time without drying my skin.
Since the birth of my second child 17 months ago my skin has been really awful, I was getting terrible hormonal spots around my chin every couple of weeks and nothing would shift them, resulting in a what I called my 'spot beard'!! They were unsightly and I constantly wore make-up to cover them which only made things worse. I've tried loads of different products, all useless! After a few days of using the skin congestion serum my spots were gone and I've kept using it as a preventative measure. Can't quite believe how well it''s worked!
Unlike other similar, products, it doesn't give a dry feeling.
Carly Wright, Balance Me Customer
Best spot treatment I have come across in my 27 years of trying everything I can get my hands on. Within 5 days of twice daily use, current spots gone and old marks faded to near nothing. Fresh scent, light on the skin and non greasy, does exactly what it says, I couldn't be happier.
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