Getting rid of acne scars has been a struggle of mines for quite sometime. I tried many products for my acne prone, combination skin but I was never satisfied. Now for the first time in forever I’m finally seeing some change and I could not be happier!
I decided to splurge on quite a few products from Sephora and I must say I’m happy with the results I’m already seeing. I’ve been using these products for a little bit over a month now and have been getting little to no pimples, my skin does not get as oily throughout the day and my acne scars are clearing up! I can cry, a dream! However, I nearly gave up on these products on the first try as I did get a little breakout when I first started using these products, but patience is key!
Here’s a list of my new must have skincare products! All products are also categorized as Clean on Sephora, they are formulated without over 50 ingredients including including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and much more!
Olehenrikson Balancing Force Oil Control Cleanser and Toner
My skin would produce so much oil throughout the day which led me to get breakouts and it was pretty annoying when I wore makeup. Who wants to be blotting for the entire day? The Olenhenrikson Balancing Force Oil Control Cleanser and Toner has made a significant improvement to my skin. Excess oil, gone! Which of course led to little to no breakouts. I was also very surprised that these products did this without drying my skin. Both are very cooling on the skin and has one of my favorite smells, peppermint!
The cleanser’s standard size is 5 oz so you get a lot of product for the price and a little goes a long way. After cleansing, I apply the toner (6.5 oz) to my skin using a cotton pad to remove everything that the cleanser didn’t.
Both products is said to be great for all skin types. However, I won’t recommend this product if you have dry skin although it’s not harsh. Let’s talk ingredients as that is mucho importante! Both include Green Fusion Complex to absorb excess oil and refine pores, Neem Seed Oil and Salicylic + Glycolic and Lactic Acids to help lift and loosen dead skin cells that clog pores.
Herbivore Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum
There are many ways you can exfoliate. Whether it’s by using a serum, facial scrub, cleanser, powder, gel or even a mask. Exfoliating your skin helps to remove dead skin cells allowing your pores to absorb nutrients and it also gives your skin an amazing glow! This can be done at least 2 to 3 times weekly, depending on the product.
The Herbivore Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum aims to reduce acne, blemishes, dullness and to even out your skintone. This brand is not inexpensive but I tried a sample of one their products previously and it did my skin justice so I felt confident with this purchase. I began using this toner twice a week and did not see an instant result or any difference to my skin. I was so upset because again, this toner is pricey. I decided to have some patience and now I realize it has really contributed with getting rid of my blemishes and it also gives me an amazing glow!
Highlighted ingredients includes AHA Blend 12% has naturally derived AHAs to gently and effectively exfoliate, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and visibly improving skin tone and texture, BHA 3% which is naturally derived from willow bark extract to clarify and minimize the appearance of pores and Rose Water that acts as a micro-dose of rose essential oil to soothe, hydrate, and calm all skin types
Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream
This Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream is so moisturizing! I mean that’s the point but it really is haha. It smells good too! It is lightweight which is a preference of mines and a little goes a long way so you get your money worth!
What about the ingredients? It contains Banana to help restore skin’s hydration, to calm and re-balance irritated and inflamed skin caused by external stressors and helps maintain barrier health and Tiger Herb to heal dry, irritated, sensitized skin. Please note that this moisturizer does not include sunscreen so this will have to be applied separately. Always wear sunscreen!
This Glow Recipe Moisture Cream is also great for all skin tones!
Take great care of your skin, invest in your skincare! Glowing, beautiful skin will forever be a wave!