not a drill - probiotics + gentle salicylic acid for acne, blackheads & congested pores

£19.00 regular price £25.00

what does yogurt, kombucha and clear skin all have in common? good-for-you bacteria.

and yes, probiotics can not only help your gut, but keep your skin microbiome in check too.

let’s rewind: the microbiome, which is found under the top layer of dead skin, consists of billions of microorganisms that help form a natural barrier against bad bacteria while managing inflammation and the skin’s pH.

just like your gut, the goal is to have a balanced microbiome. because when it’s not, it can lead to skin issues like acne, rosacea or eczema.

formulated with no fragrance or alcohol, this serum will treat acne, blackheads, and clogged pores without drying out or irritating your skin. in addition to probiotics, not a drill relies on:

  • 1.5% salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid from willow bark, penetrates so deeply into the skin it dissolves skin debris that clog pores, and acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce red inflamed pimples and pustules.

  • 1% hyaluronic, a sugar molecule, helps to bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so that skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated. a must for acne-prone skin, as it typically doesn’t have a very strong lipid barrier.

  • blueberry & red berry extracts, loaded with vitamins A, C and E, work to promote cell turnover while firming, tightening, and soothing the skin. they also contain resveratrol, which can help keep acne at bay while preventing sun damage and subsequent premature aging.

no vimto has been used in the making of this serum! I did plan on calling it ‘not vimto’ but was reminded of the potential lawsuits that we can’t afford. instead, not a drill will do. because its effects are seriously not a drill!

ingredients

aqua, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, vaccinium angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract, glycerin, sodium lactate, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, allantoin, lactobacillus ferment lysate, leuconostoc, hibiscus sabdariffa leaf, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) root extract, rosa rubiginosa (rosehips) leaf, ribes nigrum (blackcurrant) fruit extract, vanilla planifolia fruit

how to use

if you’re new to BHAs, use 3 times a week before building up to daily usage. use after your cleanser and toner, and gently pat 2-3 drops of serum onto your skin. use it in the morning and evening. 

extra tip: you can also massage it into your scalp to reduce itchiness and gently exfoliate and remove excess buildup, flakes and oil.

suggested routine

1. remove makeup with magic eraser 
2. cleanse
3. tone
4. not a drill
5. super serum
6. spot gun


recommended for

all skin types. specifically oily, combination, sensitive or acne-prone skin wanting to:

  • treat and prevent acne, blackheads and clogged pores

  • reduce inflammation and redness

  • reduce and regulate excess oil

  • hydrate and support skin barrier

where + how it's made

all our products are hand-made in small batches in our HQ in Banbury, Oxfordshire 🇬🇧 that means your skin & body get the bestest freshest stuff, just like if you're getting fresh fruit & veg from the farmer's market 😉 click here to learn more about our formulation process.

we only use recycled, recyclable, or compostable material. all our containers are glass and we use biodegradable peanuts (made with rice & wheat) to pack our orders so we avoid any accidents in transit. click here to learn more about our environmental impact.

suitable for vegetarians and vegans. cruelty-free, never tested on animals, all natural stuff. we use as few ingredients as possible.

Customer Reviews

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Immy B
age range: 25 - 34
skin tone: brown
skin type: acne-prone, sensitive, dry
Brilliant for acne and pimples

This is the only product recently that has been keeping my skin under control and reducing inflammation. I have started to break out again due to wearing the mask and stress of work. I have tried everything to reduce pimples and red bumps, including salicylic acid from Medik8, which often leaves me with even more dry raw skin. However, 'Not a Drill' has been a godsend for me when I had no expectations. I use it every morning and night before the Super Serum and it helps heal my acne and pimples, without irritating or drying it out. My skin hasn't miraculously become flawless, but it's gradually clearing up and reducing my marks and scars in the process. Thank you! I love this product for my face, I will definitely be re-purchase, it just works!

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Abby
age range: 25 - 34
skin tone: light pale
skin type: sensitive, oily
Juicey

I’ve been using this about a week, ordered the day it came out. Already noticing a difference in congestion especially over my nose so yes this shit is the shit. It’s super hydrating too which is lovely! My only beef with it is its thick, it’s a bit gloopy so it’s easy to waste which no one wants at £20 (ish I forget) a bottle. However results wise - I’m impressed and a week in I’m impressed. I use it in the evening only too.

Hi Abby,

Super happy you love it! It's thicker because it has a whole 1% of hyaluronic to also hydrate while you're treating your acne. It's super concentrated so hope you don't mind the texture too bad as you only need a bit to disperse across your face.

Hope this helps and love the results - makes our day.

Best,
Chaymae

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
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Immy B
age range: 25 - 34
skin tone: brown
skin type: acne-prone, sensitive, dry
Brilliant for acne and pimples

This is the only product recently that has been keeping my skin under control and reducing inflammation. I have started to break out again due to wearing the mask and stress of work. I have tried everything to reduce pimples and red bumps, including salicylic acid from Medik8, which often leaves me with even more dry raw skin. However, 'Not a Drill' has been a godsend for me when I had no expectations. I use it every morning and night before the Super Serum and it helps heal my acne and pimples, without irritating or drying it out. My skin hasn't miraculously become flawless, but it's gradually clearing up and reducing my marks and scars in the process. Thank you! I love this product for my face, I will definitely be re-purchase, it just works!

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Abby
age range: 25 - 34
skin tone: light pale
skin type: sensitive, oily
Juicey

I’ve been using this about a week, ordered the day it came out. Already noticing a difference in congestion especially over my nose so yes this shit is the shit. It’s super hydrating too which is lovely! My only beef with it is its thick, it’s a bit gloopy so it’s easy to waste which no one wants at £20 (ish I forget) a bottle. However results wise - I’m impressed and a week in I’m impressed. I use it in the evening only too.

Hi Abby,

Super happy you love it! It's thicker because it has a whole 1% of hyaluronic to also hydrate while you're treating your acne. It's super concentrated so hope you don't mind the texture too bad as you only need a bit to disperse across your face.

Hope this helps and love the results - makes our day.

Best,
Chaymae