Skincare

Noxzema Ultimate Clear Anti-Blemish Pads

By on April 20, 2017
Noxzema Ultimate Clear Anti-Blemish Pads ($5.99 for 90 pads)

There was definitely a time when I was reviewing acne treatments on a regular basis, and in the last year or so I’d found a couple of products that worked really well for me and I kind of quit because I just wasn’t trying a lot of new things anymore. Well, recently when I went to the drugstore to pick up more Stridex Maximum Strength 2% salicylic acid treatment pads but found they were out of stock, and so I ended up looking around at other options. I bought what looked to be a comparable option from Noxzema, which are these Ultimate Clear Anti-Blemish Pads with 2% salicylic acid and cost $5.99 for 90 pads.

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Current favorites from Kiehl’s

By on September 30, 2016
Current favorites from Kiehl's
Current favorites from Kiehl’s

I’ve really been exploring a lot of skincare from Kiehl’s over the past several months, evidenced by posts here and here. While I fortunately can’t say any of the products have been complete misses for me, I definitely have some favorites that I’m very excited about. I’m even at a point where I can chat about 5 of my favorite products covering 5 different product categories, so it seems like a great time to talk about the stuff I’m really enjoying.

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The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream and Smoothing Eye Cream

By on August 25, 2016
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream ($28) and Smoothing Eye Cream ($22)
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream ($28) and Smoothing Eye Cream ($22)

This past spring when I ran out of night cream, I ended up taking advantage of one of The Body Shop’s many sales to purchase two products from their Nutriganics range: the Smoothing Night Cream and the Smoothing Eye Cream. I’ve never tried the Nutriganics products before but have enjoyed The Body Shop’s moisturizers in the past, and was excited to try some of the brand’s fancier products. They’re both under $30 so even though they’re more expensive than other TBS skincare, they’re definitely still within reach for me, and they’re an even better deal on sale.

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CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser with salicylic acid and ceramides

By on October 13, 2015
CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser ($11.99 for 8 oz.)
CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser ($11.99 for 8 oz.)

I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne but also have increasingly sensitive skin that’s easily dried out, so when I spotted this gel cleanser from CeraVe that includes both exfoliating salicylic acid and restorative ceramides, I had to try it out. The CeraVe Rewnewing SA Cleanser is pretty affordable at $11.99 for 8 oz. and is easy to find in drugstores, and I had high hopes for it.

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60 days trying Paula’s Choice Clear 2% salicylic acid toner and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatment

By on September 25, 2015
Paula's Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% salicylic acid, Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide
Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% salicylic acid, Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide

I made my first purchase from Paula’s Choice recently, and was prompted by my quest to clear up my face. My hormones lost control when I quit birth control about a year ago, and my face hasn’t been quite the same since. After chatting with a sales rep on their website, the two Paula’s Choice Clear Blemish Control products I purchased were the 2% salicylic acid exfoliating lotion and the 2.5% benzoyl peroxide daily treatment.

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Innisfree Bija Trouble Lotion and Trouble Spot Essence R

By on July 23, 2015
Innisfree Bija Trouble Lotion and Spot Essence ($)
Innisfree Bija Trouble Lotion ($15 for 100 ml) and Bija Trouble Spot Essence R ($17 for 15 ml)

As part of my quest to resolve some hormonal acne issues, I have two more salicylic acid skincare products to talk about today. I’ve been trying a lotion and essence from Innisfree’s Bija Trouble line, which are formulated to help soothe and gently clear blemish-prone skin and are both under $20 on Innisfree’s US site.

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Melaleuca Sei Bella skincare: Refining Facial Cleanser, Clarifying Toner, and Daytime Delivery Lotion

By on May 14, 2015
Sei Bella Refining Facial Cleanser, Clarifying Facial Toner, and Daytime Delivery Lotion by Melaleuca
Sei Bella Refining Facial Cleanser, Clarifying Facial Toner, and Daytime Delivery Lotion by Melaleuca

Melaleuca is a company whose products I haven’t really mentioned on the blog before. I’m not a current member, but I’m also not a stranger – I was a member years ago, and my mother has been involved for what’s probably going on 10 years now. I received a handful of their skincare products as a Christmas gift, and I was excited give them a try for the first time. In this post, I’ll be chatting about three of their ‘necessities‘ that are targeted for normal-to-oily skin: the Refining Facial Cleanser, Clarifying Facial Toner, and Daytime Delivery Lotion with SPF 15.

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MyChelle Clear Skin Clarifying Pads

By on February 19, 2015
MyChelle Clear Skin Clarifying Pads ($15 for 60 pads)
MyChelle Clear Skin Clarifying Pads ($15 for 60 pads)

I’ve been trying out some skincare products targeting acne recently as my hormones have been troublesome, and back at the beginning of winter I found these clarifying pads from MyChelle Dermaceuticals. These Youth Blemish Control treatment pads have willow bark extract, neem leaf extract, witch hazel, and a lot less alcohol than these kinds of products can often have.

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Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer for all skin types

By on November 1, 2013
Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer ($45 for 4 fl. oz.)
Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer ($45 for 4 fl. oz.)

I received the Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer in early October inside my Sample Society subscription box, and have been trying it out over the past few weeks. I like the plain little bottle it comes in, though it’s basically impossible to read thanks to the curvature of the bottle. This moisturizer is supposed to be appropriate for all skin types, and is formulated with 0.5% vitamin E and “fatty acid absorption technology”. The website also says that it balances pH, includes natural antioxidants, vitamin B5 (panthenol), soothing chamomile and  fatty acids. At $45 for a full-sized bottle of 4 oz., it’s also quite expensive, so I’ve been trying to pay close attention to this one to see if I think it’s worth it.

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