September 17, 2011

These products from LUSH, Olay Professional Pro-X, Proactiv, Nip + Fab and Mederma don't just mask acne, they help clear it up!

LUSH Mask of Magnaminty Face Mask - 125g - $9.95, 315g - $19.95 - this oil fighting, exfoliating, acne blasting mask can be used on both your face and body. Peppermint oil stimulates and decongests your complexion, while bentonite gel and kaolin mixture absorb oils and deep cleanse to draw out the dirt which sinks into your skin.  

I just love this mask, the funky green colour never fails to horrify my husband when he happens on me wearing it and the peppermint oil makes it smell amazing! I let it sit for about 10 minutes then add a little warm water and gently rub in for some exfoliating action - after rising off my skin is smooth and glowing!
Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Intensive Refining Sulfur Mask - 50ml - $34.99 - part of the new Pro-X Clear line, it's a non-comedogenic mask that helps dry out current breakouts and immediately reduces overall shine for a consistently clear complexion.

I love a sulfur mask, they smell just like I imagine hell will smell like once I get there, just like mom always says. This one can be used 1-3 times a week and is meant to be left on for 5 minutes - my caution: don't leave it on longer than 10 minutes - more than that and my skin felt uncomfortably tight - 5-10 minutes and my skin feels smooth and perfect!
Proactiv Refining Mask - 70g - $26 - a deep-cleansing mask that is formulated with sulphur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient that reaches deep into pores where blemishes begin. Cool, soothing Kaolin, helps absorb excess surface oils while the special sulphur formula calms problem skin and refines skin tone and texture.

I've been intrigued by this mask since seeing it in the commercials so when my husband got the Proactiv Solutions System which came with a bonus mask, I stole it for my own. I know that some people like to use it as an overnight spot treatment but since I tend to roll around a lot in my sleep, the pillowcase ends up wearing more of it then I do. Another nice sulfur mask!

Available at The Shopping Channel - and on the Proactiv website - - pricing is a little confusing so keep an eye out - The Shopping Channel had a single tube of the mask for $30 but a separate deal right now that gave you 2 tubes for $20. At the Proactiv site it's $18.95 for members and $26 for non-members.

Nip + Fab Spot Fix - Blemish Gel - 15ml - $12.95 - not a mask I know, but it's my newest favourite spot treatment from Nip + Fab's new products and I knew you would be pissed off if I didn't share! It's a fast acting gel that targets unsightly blemishes with an effective formula that helps reduce the appearance of problem prone skin quickly while decreasing the appearance of redness and swelling and preventing and reducing the appearance of UV-induced erythema for sensitive skin - contains: salicylic acid to deep clean pores and brighten the appearance of the complexion; vital et - a bio-functional complex that targets blemishes; eucalyptus to purify the skin with its antiseptic/anti-bacterial qualities; and tea tree oil to repair the skin and is animmune stimulant with anti-inflammatory qualities.

What I find different about it compared to my usual faves is the smell - which is really strange, I can't put my finger on what it smells like but it's not your usual acne medication, and the feel - it doesn't sting at all! What it does do is clear up pimples really quick especially if you get them at the red bumpy stage!

Mederma Scar Gel - 20g - $19.99 - clinically proven to improve the appearance of scars caused by burns, injuries, acne or surgery.

Available in the first aid section of Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Walmart, London Drugs, Pharma Plus and other drug stores nationwide. 

My latest secret weapon! My old trick was to layer Polysporin over blemish gel to help the blemish heal faster, which I still do but once it's at the scabby stage I use the scar gel and so far none of them have scarred or left a red mark so I am pretty impressed with my new trick!

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. Wow What a product! It seem to be a my dream cream, actually i m a working lady and almost daily hit by the sun rays. It would be highly helpful for me to use on my face. But, i want to know about its anti-inflammatory qualities....


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