May 31, 2011

Adult acne is a total drag so here are a few products from Zeno, NeoStrata and Juice Beauty to help you out!

It seems unfair that as a (supposed) grownup that not only do you get wrinkles, but you still have to deal with acne - where's the justice in that?! I am personally fortunate to have few breakouts, but my husband is less lucky so he was my guinea pig for testing this stuff out!

ZENO Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device - $44.99 - uses heat  to destroy the bacteria that causes your pimples - it's quick - only 2½ minutes and painless and you see significant results within hours!  Comes with 80 uses.

I also find it really effective for when you feel a pimple coming on, if you zap it before it turns into anything  it will just go away!
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Canada 

NeoStrata Clarifying Gel Cleanser - 150ml - $26.75 - an antibacterial pore cleanser that dissolves dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Contains bisabolol, a natural plant derived ingredient with anti-irritation, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits to smooth and soothe the skin as well as salicylic acid.
Clarifying Lotion - 30ml - $29 - contains sodium ascorbyl phosphate, an antioxidant that prevents peroxidation of sebum which can lead to acne. In addition, the lotion contains niacinamide, a vitamin B derivative which reduces inflammation and inhibits sebaceous gland production by reducing the content of triglycerides and diglycerides, major components of sebum.

The downside to getting my husband to test things for me is he tends to be less than verbose when I'm trying to drag an opinion out of him about what he thought so I go more with how much his skin is improving (or not) to gauge how well the products are working.  His descriptive review of the products themselves was "They're good" - I hope that is super helpful to everyone!  His skin did become significantly clearer after using the duo for about 3 weeks.  I also didn't see any skin irritation, nor did he complain of any as he has in the past with other acne products.  
Juice Beauty Organics to Clear Skin - $42 -  the set contains a 30 day supply of

Blemish Clearing Cleanser - 120ml - clarifying cleanser blends organic lemon, cherry and aloe to deeply cleanse, remove impurities and help prevent blemishes. Helps heal while hydrating.
Green Apple Peels - 2 x 7ml - facial peel with organic ingredients has a natural fruit acid complex with raw cane sugar to exfoliate, reduce breakouts, discolorations and fine lines. Heals while hydrating with rejuvenating algae, vitamins and antioxidants for a smooth, glowing complexion.
Blemish Clearing Serum - 30ml - powerful hydroxy-acid complex improves skin’s tone and texture. The certified organic apple, lemon and raw cane sugar are blended with white willow bark and coenzyme Q10 for a fresher, radiant complexion.

Oil-Free Moisturizer - 30ml - to hydrate, quench and restore your skin’s natural moisture balance. This lightweight oil-free moisturizer contains a blend of certified organic white grape and pomegranate juice, soothing aloe vera, vitamin antioxidants and nutrient-rich sea algae for a beautiful matte finish.

The set also includes a bonus Blemish Clearing Powder - 3g - and  Eco-Bamboo Headband

My husband used the cleanser, serum and moisturizer and I tried the peel - which I really liked, it was gentle but still made my skin feel very smooth!  I didn't find the natural products worked quite as well on my husband.  His skin looked better but not as clear as it does with products containing salicylic acid. I expect someone with sensitive skin would really benefit from this line as there are no harsh ingredients to irritate the skin but if you aren't sensitive you might appreciate something a little more heavy duty.

Available from The Shopping Channel -

Do you have any super secret weapons that I can torture help out my husband with?

 - Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. I really wanna try out the Zeno! I've read such great reviews on it!


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