I enjoy the glamour of using various makeup and beauty products, but none of that is any fun if you struggle with acne. If you are someone who has ever struggled with acne, you know how devastating it can be. I went through such a period where nothing I did was helping me control my hormonal acne. So I started doing lots of research into which ingredients would best help my skin. I stumbled upon this product and thought I would give it a try. I had never used anything by dermalogica before and the only thing I knew about it was that it was safe to use for sensitive skin. The product I have been using daily is their microfoliant and is basically a rice enzyme powder, which forms into a paste when combined with water. Salicylic acid, which this contains in a small amount, is an acne buster for me. This product contains papain as well (an enzyme from a papaya tree), along with green tea, ginkgo, and oatmeal. I apply this every night, after using my cleanser and it has done a fantastic job at keeping my skin clear. Of course, I still get the occasional pimple here and there.
This sounds strange, but I am thankful for having to deal with adult hormonal acne. It has forced me to take especially good care of my skin, and to research the products I apply on my face before purchasing or even sampling them. I have learned that what works for someone’s skin may not work for mine. With that being said, I can recommend this product to anyone who is acne prone, since it is extremely gentle and fragrance free. I started using it at a time when anything new was causing me to break out and it actually calmed my skin down significantly. Another great thing about it is that you can add more or less water to achieve the consistency that is most effective for you. This is one product that I cannot be without.
Have you ever had to deal with acne? What has worked for you?