Monday, September 24, 2007

Happy Graduation Splurge!

Products that DON'T Work.

I seldom take to the task of writing about products I don't like, i typically just discontine use. However, on this, i have to tell the world - DON'T BUY THE CLINIQUE ACNE SOLUTIONS LINE.

I am plagued with red marks and breakouts along the jawline and mouth. I have tried lots of things and nothing ever worked but seeing a dermatologist. I ran out of my prescriptions and thought i might try the new Clinique line to avoid another costly visit to a doctor and costly washes and creams.

4 months later, my skin was worse then ever. not only did it look bad- it was painful as well.

I am back to a 10% benzoyl peroxide wash and very light moisturizer, using sunscreen when i am in full sun. I can already that my skin is slowly healing and back to some sort of normal.

Reasons I think it stinks:
  • Salicylic Acid washes don't work for severe acne. The wash didn't clear up any of my blemishes or pores.
  • The toner burns if you have blemishes and irritates them even more.
  • The moisturizer didn't moisturize much and just left a wierd flaky film on my skin. I could not wear it during the day with make up. This product was the only one with benzoyl peroxide in it, but i couldn't tell that it helped to repair my broken out skin.
  • If you purchase all the full size products- its pretty darn expensive.