I couldn’t have gotten this skin care trio from Neutrogena at a better time. I was seriously stressed out and my skin was showing it. I was excited to get this set. It comes with the Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser, Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Daily Leave-On Mask and the Oil-Free Moisturizer. It promised to get rid of acne in 4 hours. That seems crazy to me. I learned that this set is great for those small breakouts. If you have larger pimples or a serious breakout, you are going to need to look further. Also the mask sometimes made my skin feel a bit greasy, so apply with care. While this skin care trio from Neutrogena wasn’t the answer to all my prayers, I still think it can help small annoying breakouts in a flash.
I have started the New Year with some new skin clearing products that can hopefully clear up all of that holiday stress induced bad skin.
The B Kamins Blemish Gel was my first stop. It has that strong chemical scent that you expect from a strong blemish fighting gel. I applied it to my blemishes for a few days and started to clear up my skin quickly. Acne creams tend to dry out my skin, but this one wasn’t so bad.
I followed this up by adding the Corrective Primer and Corrective Mattifier to my morning routine. I always wonder if it will help my skin layering on so many products. Both of these gels come out of the pump pretty thick, but once you have them on, you won’t worry about it anymore. Both the primer and mattifier combine to make my skin look amazing. Say goodbye to shine and say goodbye to pores. You don’t need to struggle with acne to appreciate having matte pore-free skin!
Yves Rocher has added a skin care line for summer that takes care of the woes of oily skin. If you have oily skin, you know that summer is the worst! All of the heat and humidity mean that you are more prone to oil and breakouts, but the Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal collection helps to mattify.
The line uses a new Baikal powder from the Scutellaria Root and you can tell it’s a plant based, organic line by the smell. The smell leaves something to be desired, but fortunately it works so it’s worth the smell.
For the complete spa treatment, start with the Purifying Cleansing Gel. It’s a light face wash that is great for summer, because it doesn’t leave any of that weird residue on your face.
Follow that up with the Purifying Micellar Water 2-In-1 Toner. To be honest, I don’t usually use toner, but this one makes my skin feel matte and dry after use. When I use to all over my clean face, my face feels super clean and fresh. My face is actually ready for moisturizer, whereas sometimes I don’t want to pile on more product on oily face.
I have been finishing my daily routine with the Zero Blemish Gel Cream. I usually hate gel cream, but this one is totally different. It’s more like a regular moisturizer, but it absorbs the oil and leaves your skin dry, but moisturized. Since I started using this cream, I have visibly noticed that my once troublesome areas are clearing up and my skin looks less oily throughout the day. The line also includes a Mattifying Cream Gel, but this one is more like the regular gels and I don’t like the texture, so I am sticking with the other one.
If you are sick of summer breakouts, try Yves Rocher’s line. It’s line your other acne collections all grown up and ready for your skin.
I always dreamed of the day when I would grow up and grow out of those inconvenient breakouts. Then I got older and realized that acne never ends! Adult acne is the worst! When you see a break out you are instantly embarrassed and transported back to the horrible days of high school. You are always worried that people will think you don’t wash your face, or eat too much junk food, or are totally stressed. Just because you suffer from adult acne doesn’t mean you want to feel like a kid using the same products on your face to get rid of a zit. Luckily, as an adult there are a whole new group of adult friendly acne fighters that you won’t be embarrassed about using.
Garnier Pure Control
It probably sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. Garnier really does make an affordable and effective acne line that is so simple and foolproof. I got addicted to the Deep Pore Exfoliating Cream Scrub pretty quickly for giving my face a deep clean. They also have this amazing duo that is perfect for on the go. There is the Targeted Gel Treatment and Anti-Pimple Tinted Roller that are discreet treatment and concealer to cover up the redness.
Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot
This targeted blemish control makes fighting acne feel good. The gel is powerful, but is doesn’t dry out your skin or get sticky. It feels like the mature version of your teenage acne fighters.
Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
When I found out that Smashbox was making a primer to help me fight acne and keep my skin clean, I knew there was finally a brand who really understood me. This is really is so much more than a primer for under my foundation. It’s a protecting layer and a salicylic acid acne treatment. It doesn’t even feel like you are fighting acne, just going about your normal makeup routine.
GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment
If your skin needs some serious repair this face mask is your secret weapon. The white version of GlamGlow is a super strong skin cleaning system that will get in your pores and clear out all of those acne causing bacteria. Warning though, this puppy is strong, so girls with sensitive skin need not apply.