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The Apothecary Secret Weapon 1

The Apothecary Secret Weapon 1
The Apothecary Secret Weapon 1
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  • 10ml
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This pure, potent herbal remedy from The Apothecary will banish blemishes, breakouts and blackheads. Use “Secret Weapon 1” to keep your complexion naturally clear and beautiful. The special blend of essential oils works to fight the bacteria that blocks up your pores and causes acne. Meanwhile, oils of grapeseed and hemp will moisturise and boost the health of your skin. The Apothecary’s Secret Weapon recipe helps to treat redness, puffiness and inflammation, so you can wave goodbye to unsightly blemishes and hold your head up high. 

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  • All-natural remedy
  • Fights acne and prevents breakouts
  • Won’t block pores or strip the skin of its natural oils

What big natural secrets is this little treasure hiding?

  • Hemp oil is packed with protective antioxidants and omegas, promoting a clear and healthy complexion.
  • Grapeseed oil is an effective moisturiser that nourishes the skin without clogging the pores.
  • Lavender reduces redness, prevents breakouts and promotes skin cell healing.
  • Tea tree relieves inflammation, and has potent antiseptic, antibacterial properties.
  • Rosemary tones and clears the skin, and reduces inflammation. Great for relieving redness and puffiness.
  • Cedarwood removes excess oil without drying or stripping the skin.


  • Apply as a spot treatment to problem areas, to treat blemishes and prevent breakouts.


  • 10ml


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Overall Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars from 95 reviews

91 out of 95 people would recommend this product

17/06/2022, By Chantelle
This product is amazing. I could see a difference in my skin within 24hours after my first use. It cleared up my skin completely within 4 days. I have a sensitive skin and the product does not irritate my skin or clog my pores. It smells great and works wonders on my skin.
I have already placed another order. This is a product which I will never go without again.
15/06/2022, By MYRA
I love it. So easy to keep in your handbag. Smells lovely. I am still new to it.
Cant wait to see if No 2 will actually get rid of the sun scars on my hand. Will let you know.
11/12/2021, By Rosemary-Jean
I love this little secret weapon. I use apothecary everything on my face and chest and I am often comllplimented on my complexion. Smells great too.
24/11/2021, By Shivaani
I bought Secret Weapon 1 and 2 and have been absolutely thrilled with them. This product has an easy to use roller that is gentle on painful pimples. I apply it at night and by the next morning the pimples have already started dissipating. In addition, it smells amazing!
07/11/2021, By AnnaRuna
Didn't click that this was a spot treatment and slathered it all over my face. Not sorry. Works better than salicylic acid.
27/09/2021, By Wendy
My teenage son uses it and now I use it as well (middle age hormones....). Very good and really helps to clear up pimples with a little bit of patience.
20/09/2021, By F
Mixed thoughts on this. Using it to combat adult acne but I'm not sure if it's making a difference. The bottle is a roll on & I feel like it carries the dirt with it so I put a little on my finger and then apply.
02/07/2021, By Gabriele
bought both roller - Secret Weapon 1 and Secret Weapon 2 for my teenager daughter . Its easy to use and really helped with her blackheads and acne-scars.
28/06/2021, By Fay
Bought this as a gift for my friend to use along with her derma roller. She has given me some good feedback.
25/06/2021, By Aneesa
Still early days but happy thus far.
16/05/2021, By Debs
Amazing product. Only use it for a pimple. And the next morning it already has helped
09/05/2021, By Fany
It works even better than tea tree oil. I got rid of a few bad pimples in 2 days.
29/04/2021, By Damian
Works like a charm! Easy to apply, affordable and actually works! Been struggling with outbreaks on my shoulders and face for a while now and this has reduced outbreaks and helped greatly in managing my bad skin.
25/03/2021, By Christina
Wonderful smell and a little goes a long way! Definitely works - with repeat application - on pimples and red marks, has even helped with scarring. Maybe not strong enough for cystic acne, but a nice natural alternative!
19/03/2021, By Amori
A go to in my skin care routine and love that the ingredients are all natural.
04/03/2021, By Zel
Obsessed with this product, can feel and see it working already.
27/02/2021, By AnnaD
This really works on spots and pimples. Overnight miracle worker. Both my teenage daughters and myself love it.
27/02/2021, By Linda
It does work, been using for a while now for my face at night.
24/02/2021, By Erin
What an outstanding product! Both my teenaged children have used 'Secret Weapon 1' (I had it in my hands for all of 10 minutes before it was stolen!) and have had fabulous results. There are many products on the market but few have been as effective. Just to add, I have used Secret Weapon No. 2 on a really nasty scar and it is also working wonders. Highly recommend The Apothecary products.
06/02/2021, By Greenie
05/02/2021, By Brian's
My skin is so much more radiant now.
04/02/2021, By Ruzanne
Fantastic product!
It is easy to apply without getting your hands overly oily. It smells fresh and clean.
05/01/2021, By Misha
Well priced, great product.
31/12/2020, By Amanda
Wow! This product really works to say goodbye to spots.
28/11/2020, By Gabi
Love the Apothecary products! This worked really well on my skin, completely cleared up my skin.
18/11/2020, By Gifto
I bought this for my son who has been struggling with acne for some time. He is happy the acne is all gone and asked me why did I not find this sooner. He is on Weapon 2 now for the dark marks as a result of the acne.
14/11/2020, By Let's role-play
12/11/2020, By Clarissa
26/10/2020, By Sissie
Love it
26/10/2020, By Megan
Brilliant product
25/10/2020, By Mien
Great product
25/10/2020, By Mien
Great for skin repair
25/10/2020, By Gina
24/10/2020, By T
Brilliant all purpose product
23/10/2020, By Teresa
Fantastic product. Convenient
12/10/2020, By Ruvarna
Soothing for redness and inflammation
05/10/2020, By Annette
Secret weapon indeed. Such an amazing oil.
03/10/2020, By Thobeka
Holy grail
28/09/2020, By BeccaBee16
Love this product. Dries up active pimples immediately, reduces the visibility of whiteheads and blackheads, and also calms the infected area. Only down side is that this is basically pure oil (good oils!), but it does mean it's not easy to put on in the morning as it does make your skin look oily. Best to put it on an hour or so before bed to let it soak in so it doesn't rub off on your pillowcases
27/09/2020, By Rina
This product has worked wonders for my skin! Clearing up the smallest of impurities and not leaving my skin feeling oily and clogged. I also love the roller bottle. I use it on my entire face and purchase a new bottle almost every second month. Would love to purchase this in larger quantities.
27/08/2020, By Carls
Sooo good and smells divine:) clears up pimples and the tiny dark marks they leave really fast and has become part of my skincare routine <3
20/08/2020, By Kelly
Ok, this stuff is BRILLIANT! I don't have problematic skin in general, (normal, combination skin) and only occasionally will I get a spot or 2 on my chin. This winter though, I've been using lots of face oils purchased from F2N as I've gone completely organic on my face and my skin was also much drier this winter for some reason. My chin DID NOT love all the oils and I just kept getting terrible pimples :( Decided to give this Secret Weapon a go and I am so happy to say it works, haven't had a spot in about 2 weeks now!
12/08/2020, By Mari-Lee
Love this a weak my acne and spots immediately reduced and I had visible differences on my skin.
03/08/2020, By Sarah
Love this product! Use it in conjunction with weapon 2 and the silken oil every evening. Apothecary has yet to disappoint me!
22/07/2020, By Tamrin
Works really well!
23/06/2020, By Lucy
Really helps dry out my acne
28/05/2020, By Yasmin
I used it in combination with the secret weapon 2 and it broke my skin out. Will try it again separately to see if it works.
21/05/2020, By Mash
Just got it, can't wait to see the results.
15/05/2020, By Janine
10/05/2020, By Lisa
20/04/2020, By jonny
lovely lil oil
17/04/2020, By Jarel
Amazing product
12/04/2020, By Nasiphi
good product
26/03/2020, By Leanda
I just bought it...LOVE the smell and if it works anything as well as the brightening serum, it's a winner!! Will keep you posted
17/03/2020, By Catherine
Life changing! It sorts pimples out fast.
14/12/2019, By Amy
This product has helped calm down my skin and is easy to use!
30/11/2019, By Michelle
I no longer have the mild breakouts I once had before I added this to my skincare routine.
26/11/2019, By Meags
This product worked really well for me. It didn't clear up every single spot, but there was definitely a noticeable difference after the application, especially with inflammation.
25/09/2019, By Tegan
Love the applicator, does help some with breakouts
13/09/2019, By Samantha
It's a lovely product but doesn't seem to be working for my skin, but I think that's just me because my boyfriend is using it and it's working wonderfully for him
31/08/2019, By Sarah
This product works well for managing my pimples (dries them out and heals them quickly), but does not seem to stop my skin from producing more!!
06/08/2019, By Beverley
I have not given it a 5 because its only a week in. This oil is definitely effective in reducing breakouts, hormonal pimples are less aggressive and under control. Well worth the price.
18/07/2019, By Cleo
I've only been using this product for a week and have seen great results. So far no more breakouts and scars are definitely reducing.
11/07/2019, By Miko
works like a bomb, sorted pimple inflammation and reduced scarring. It also smells wonderful.
10/06/2019, By Rowena
Incredible for healing pimples and blackheads
07/05/2019, By Cecilia
I use this product together with The Apothecary Silken Skin oil. My breakout have definitely improved. It can be a bit drying if not used with a moisturizer. Great value for money as the product will last quite a while.
11/04/2019, By Emsie
Moisturises, not too oily. Definitely helps with breakouts.
07/04/2019, By Lorraine
Great little product for those monthly pimples! Does not clear it out over night, but definitely reduces inflammation.
13/03/2019, By Zet
I'm sure it's great for people with minor skin problems, but it doesn't do much for major breakouts
08/03/2019, By Carly

I've been using this right after I wash my face as a spot treatment and the results have been amazing, smells so good like you know "this is going to do my skin wonders", officially on my must haves for skin care.
17/02/2019, By Nichole
Very happy with this product, moisturizes and soothes
15/01/2019, By Tebogo
Helped with adult acne
15/12/2018, By Melissa
Lovely smell, moisturising, absorbs well and my foundation works well with it. My spots aren't as big or sore as they use to be and the redness is fading. looking forward to trying the secret weapon No 2
12/11/2018, By Tarryn
I use it after washing my face and my skin feels a lot more smooth and looks radiant
02/10/2018, By Saskia
This product is truly is a secret weapon! I use it every morning and every evening and my skin just loves this product. My face feels smoother, softer and healthier. I will never go back to buying expensive creams which never really work for me.
12/09/2018, By Daniela
This product worked really well for me. It is absorbs quickly into your skin and took about 3/ 4 days till I started to see results.
15/08/2018, By Suné
I tried this product for a while, but it let my skin break out so it never worked for me. I also have sensitive skin.
02/08/2018, By Nicolette
I love the fragrant freshness of this oil. Ive been using it a few days now. At night its applied on problem spots on a clean surface and enjoy the benefit while you sleep. Has a calming effect. I love this product!
14/07/2018, By Nixx
Absorbs Quickly and light but not as effective with clearing blackheads. will keep using it and see if it just needs some more time for results.
22/06/2018, By Tammy
I didn't find this product very effective.
09/06/2018, By Cm
Loving it. Using it on black heads and problem areas (next to my nose)
28/05/2018, By Lucy
Takes a while but definitely minimizes my spots
03/05/2018, By Carla
Helps, but I think other health problems are preventing me seeing better results.
26/03/2018, By Michelle
This stuff is fantastic. I am a woman in my 30s with occasional spots. When I see one appearing, I put this on before bed and it's noticeably improved by the morning.

I was concerned about the hygiene of the roller ball, so I don't apply it directly to the spot but rather to a clean finger which I then use on my face.
25/03/2018, By Ennia
With regular use, this product started to really help minimise the size and appearance of blemishes without drying out the area.
04/02/2018, By EK
Really helps with blemishes and has minimised blackheads.
26/12/2017, By Nadia
I think it did help a bit. Took a while though. I used it for nearly 2 months and have recently switched to another product which I'm already starting to see better results with (hey gorgeous pore serum). I'm waiting a bit longer before I leave a review on that one though.
26/12/2017, By Jenna-leigh
helps to a certain point but everybody has a different skin
24/12/2017, By Astrid
Most definitely my secret weapon
21/11/2017, By Jenna-leigh
just got mine , and hopefully it will work . So far so good.
13/10/2017, By Lisa
This really works for blackheads and pimples. Just remember not to apply it directly onto your skin because this can spread bacteria. I always apply it to a clean finger and then on my skin. Also, don't push pimples if you are using this product as it will counter-act the process of removing them. (Personal opinion - I'm not a doctor :-) )
02/10/2017, By Dawn
I bought this product for my 13-year old niece to use! Ohmigosh – what an absolute gem of a product! In such a short time, her pimples on her forehead have vanished! Definitely a secret weapon for teenagers!
03/09/2017, By Juno
Smell good and absorbs realy well into the skin
21/08/2017, By Sade
My face is getting light hopefully the dark marks well fade too. This is a nice oil. ..I'm enjoying it and it is easily absorbed by the skin.
19/07/2017, By Ruth
I was sceptical of this stuff at first, but now I am pleased to say that it does exactly what it says on the bottle. It is a bit oily, but my blackheads are visibly reduced and pimples go away within a day or two. I will definitely be buying this again.

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