The iconic Witch Blemish Stick has been a skin saving spot treatment since 1966 – getting your mother and her mother before her through some tricky situations. I was addicted to these little sticks of witch hazel as a teen, smelling like a walking Witch Stick from the ages of 13 to 15 inclusive; it was the one product I couldn’t live without and helped me to reduce the size of stubborn pimples on a daily basis. Many years on and the iconic stick has undergone a bit of a makeover; in order to support the work of Marie Curie, the Witch Stick has been given a limited edition design that incorporates the charity’s main colour and logo and Witch have committed to provide a £10,000 donation. The floral design is really quite pretty and brings the product bang up to date, making it relevant to every teen today while doing a little good for charidee.
The stick harnesses the naturally soothing properties of Witch Hazel, getting to work instantly to target blemishes and break down excess oils; it also helps to fight spot-causing bacteria to give teen complexions a helping hand. Although I wouldn’t recommend using this to excess, it can be handy to have within your repertoire if a pesky spot pops up – just be careful not to apply too much or it can dry out the skin around the pimple and cause more problems that it solves. I also learned the hard way that swiping the giant bullet all over your face isn’t the most efficient or beneficial way to use the product; simply dab a little onto a clean finger after cleansing your face, massaging it gently into the pimple as precisely as possible.
Do you have any teenage memories of the iconic Witch Stick?
The limited edition stick will be available from Superdrug priced £3.19.