TRIAL: Conceal & Shield
Here’s a brand new, double duty product, called Conceal & Shield – a concealer that heals, if you like.
Conceal blemishes while shielding them from acne bacteria and flooding them with good bacteria at the same time with revolutionary new ingredient Teflose® and novel skin probiotic Biolin® in new Conceal & Shield for acne and rosacea-prone, (hence my interest) skin.
Teflose® is a natural ingredient that offers a protective ‘teflon’ like coating over blemishes and inflamed skin and is proven to shield blemishes from acne bacteria and reduce inflammation at the same time.
Biolin® is a novel new skin prebiotic which floods the blemished skin with healthy skin flora and is proven to help repair the skin barrier and fight off acne bacteria.
Conceal & Shield comes in four shades of tint to match most skin types and offers a perfect cover of prominent acne and acne rosacea blemishes while protecting the skin from further infection and calming down inflammation at the same time.
HOW TO USE
- When first using your Conceal & Shield clicker pen dispenser click the top of the pen slowly and repeatedly until concealer appears in the brush head (takes ages, see my tip below)
- Do not click the dispenser device too quickly or it may jam
- If jamming does occur, tap the clicker end of the pen gently on a surface
- When using the clicker dispenser always click slowly and gently
- Apply directly to pimple or affected area, blend with clean finger tip
OK, so I read about the teflon like coating and thought: Oh, I know exactly how this works. It’ll be like that masking fluid artists use, there’ll be a layer, a sort of ‘plasticky’ barrier over the skin (not allowing air in – yikes), but will peel off easily if disturbed.
Completely wrong. The teflon like label is a little misleading. It brushes on like a normal concealer, not at all thick or cakey, and there’s no obvious coating; skin can actually breathe while it’s being protected. It blends and covers well, use a light, dabbing motion.
I chose the Light and Light-Medium shades to trial because you never know just how light the Light shade will be. It turns out that ‘Light’ is a perfect match for my pale, but not alabaster pale, skin tone.
My top tip for first time users, because it took a lot of shaking and tapping to get the concealer to flood the brush, would be to put the pen lid side down and upright i.e. vertically, into a glass and let gravity do the work as the product to makes its way down the pen. It’s too early to tell how the healing part works, but as a rosacea concealer it’s doing its job.
The silver pen/tube is not particularly girly and I can see teenage boys quite happy to throw this into their wash bag (as one of mine did with the darker shade). Just emphasise the ‘medical’ side and they won’t connect ‘concealer’ with the dreaded word make-up, it’s just a skin toned, acne cover up!
Conceal & Shield £11.95 SkinShop