April 16, 2014

Acne prone skin gets help from Clinique, Elizabeth Grant, Neutrogena and Sephora!

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Cleansing Gel - 30ml - $29 - a daily treatment gel that promises results as good as a leading topical prescription in clearing acne. Contains salicylic acid to start clearing blemishes instantly and help prevent new ones from forming and unlike some similar products, I don't find it to be drying to the surrounding skin.

Available at Clinique counters across Canada.
Elizabeth Grant Wonder Effect SOS Spot Stick - $25 - a powerful remedy for stubborn acne formulated with tea tree oil to be non-irritating, while salicylic acid and glycolic acid band together to deeply penetrate through oily pores and deliver product straight to the source - skin is gently exfoliated allowing the tea tree oil to go to work, unclogging pores, fighting off bacteria, healing reddened skin and helping to prevent future breakouts. It comes in a convenient stick format with a green tint to help cover redness - I would recommend adding a touch of concealer or powder on top though, at certain angles it still looks green - which I guess is a look...

Available at www.elizabethgrant.com.
If the reason you avoid applying sunscreen as often as you know you should is because it causes you to break out then you are going to be thrilled with:

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion - 88ml - $12.99 - an ultra-light, oil-free sunscreen that provides superior sun protection without clogging pores which can lead to future breakouts especially on acne-prone skin. With a fragrance and PABA free formula that is water and sweat resistant and contains natural botanical extracts as well as Helioplex Technology - that delivers superior stabilized broad-spectrum protection from the sun. Available in SPF 30 and 60.

Available now at food, drug and mass merchandisers across Canada.
Sephora Charcoal Blotting Papers - 100 sheets - $12 -  thin, double-sided sheets that banish shine without disturbing makeup. Contain bamboo charcoal which is highly porous and excellent for moisture and oil absorption - bamboo charcoal in particular is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Simply blot the skin to leave it looking matte and feeling refreshed without leaving any residue. 

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

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