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If you’re anything like me, then you LOVE seeing before and afters on r/skincareaddiction! A lot of those transformations are stunning, and it’s always nice seeing how much happier people look after they’ve beaten the beast (acne).
I’ve been frequenting that subreddit for years, and recently got thinking — do any of these hall of famers have something in common? Do they hold some kind of secret magic sauce for clear skin? So I took it upon myself to find out!
I filtering through r/skincareaddiction’s top 50 before and afters photos as chosen by the community and examined their routines. For reference, here are all the individual cases studies I used. They are listed in descending order by the number of upvotes.
- [B&A] 5 months of Accutane!
- [B&A] About a year of difference. It’s amazing what a new dermatologist and routine can do.
- [B&A] accutane 20mg for 4 months + salicylic acid facial soap bar and cetaphil daily moisturizer
- [Acne] What a difference a year can make
- [B&A] After two months of non-stop skin care addiction.
- 8 months and a lot of trial and error
- [Before&After] Oil-cleansing with hemp oil literally changed my life. Thanks so much, /r/SkincareAddiction! Here’s an album of progress photos from when I started vs. now.
- How Accutane changed my life. Before and After pics.
- [B&A] One year of skincare and I finally feel confident with my bare face!
- [B&A] On Thanksgiving I was let go from my (very stressful) job. Today I am stress-free, confident, and fully blown away by how much my skin has improved in just 2 weeks. Yay!
- [Humor] The danger of Reddit to an impressionable woman with acne issues
- [B&A] 1.5 years ago I made a post about being suicidal because of my skin. Today I’m grateful and happy with the way that I look.
- My six month progress with hormonal acne
- [B&A] One year after accutane!
- After six months, I’m officially finished with my second course of Accutane.
- [before&after] sunblock and vitamin C serum for about two months now.
- [B&A] After 4 months of PIE, I finally have hope for good skin for the first time in my life
- Before and after accutane. It doesn’t hurt to put my face on a pillow anymore!
- [Personal] Finally went foundation-free after sticking to a routine for the past 6 month.
- [Personal] Since I was 14 I have been terrified to leave the house without makeup. Today, at 29, I finally felt confident enough to go out with only mascara. YAY! Routine in comments (xpost from asianbeauty)
- [B&A] I’ve been a lurker here for three years. The top were taken when I started (late 2014) the bottom were taken today.
- [B&A] After almost a year of spamming this subreddit with questions, and getting tons of help from you guys, this is what has happened since one of my first posts here! Thank you so much!!
- [Selfie] 3 months on my current routine. I’ve never felt so confident and beautiful in my skin.
- [Personal] No zits, no makeup, no problem! First time having clear skin in years thanks to you guys. Now to battle my pores and sun spots…
- [B&A] Absorbica (isotretinoin) was the best decision of my life! From 10 years of hiding behind thick make up and miserable in my own skin to being comfortable barefaced and happy to look in a mirror. Routine in comments!
- [B&A] Result of 2 years of work after a decade of acne.
- [B&A] Skincare and Addiction
- [Before&After] Tretinoin!
- [B&A] Considering a makeup-free wedding
- Today is my 37th Birthday and This is Me with ZERO Makeup! Thank You Skincareaddiction [Personal]
- [B&A] ~1 year on the ScA routine
- due to me being so self conscious of my acne, I barely have any pictures but after 5 months on a new routine my life has completely changed and I just wanted to share my progress(:
- [B&A] Top photos were taken one year ago, and bottom photos were both taken this week! 🙂
- [B&A] Come a long way, still got a long way to go
- [B&A] Cystic, painful bumpy skin is gone – you did it SCA!
- Before and After: 16 weeks on Epiduo/Tactuo
- [Before&After] My Progress Pictures ~ Tretinoin, I give you two thumbs up!
- [ACNE] Before and after photos from being on Adapalene .03% for 6 weeks
- After 3 months of Accutane, I’ve finally from that (left) to this (left). Anything can change, guys. Just stick to it!
- Before and after pic just only 4 weeks of progress into getting my Rosacea under control!!!! Feels amazing to not have to hide my face!!!
- Can finally go out with minimal makeup! A HUGE thanks to you lovely people!
- Never did a proper before/after my accutane. Here’s me at 19 and 23 years old!
- [B&A] Five weeks on isotretinoin – I’m so happy!
- [Acne] Started Accutane about a year ago and finished in November. Can’t believe how different I look and how amazingly it worked! (forgive the ugly pics)
- [B&A] It’s not much, but for the first time I don’t absolutely hate my reflection! 2 months progress! See comments for routines and more!
- [ACNE] The difference that 4 months and an actual routine makes
- [Acne] I am basking in my PIH today because for the first time in 4 years…I DON’T HAVE A SINGLE ACTIVE PIMPLE!
- [B&A] One year progress of NOT washing my face!
- [B&A] One year… i never expect such a great result.
- Accutane before and after pictures. Couldn’t have asked for better results. Ask me anything!
- Before and after: spironolactone was a miracle for my skin
- Thanks SCA! I’ve come a long way~
- B&A : a year of work. I’ve learned so much here ! Thank you to all you wonderful skin guru’s
What I found.
Unsurprisingly, most of these people cleared their skin using a simple 3 step cleanse, treat, and moisturize routine like the one I outlined in my how to clear acne guide.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with such an approach, it means cleansing your skin with a gentle pH balanced face wash, following it up with an active ingredient (e.g. benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid), then topping it all of with a moisturizer. You repeat this once or twice daily until the end of time…. or up until your skin clears. :p
Because there were A LOT of differences in terms of what products people used, I will simply list them in their respective categories, and throw my thoughts in as we go.
How 50 Skincare Addicts Destroyed Their Acne.
The number next to the items listed below denote how many different people used it. For example, if you see “Accutane = 10” that means 10 people used accutane. Got it? Sweet.
- Accutane = 10
- Birth Control = 1 (used Cilest. Active ingredients: ethinylestradiol and norgestimate.)
- Oral Antibiotics = 1
- Spironolactone = 3
Fun fact #1: Accutane is most powerful acne medication to date. It’s success rate is well over 90%! Spironolactone is used as hormone therapy for women who can’t get their acne under control using a skincare routine (i.e. it treats hormonal acne).
NOTE: I have excluded the skincare routines of the people who cleared their skin using accutane or sprionolactone from the analysis below, because most of them accredited the oral prescriptions not skincare products for eliminating their acne.
Oil Cleansers (OCM)
Oil cleansing is a great way to remove waterproof makeup or sunscreen, and reduce the dryness that comes from using a regular cleanser. It isn’t entirely necessary to eliminate acne, but many people find it helps, which is why 14 of these case studies incorporated it.
Everyone below (except for one person), used the double cleansing method. In other words, they massaged their face with an oil first, rinsed with water, then followed it up with a normal cleanser to remove any oily residue. Here are the different oils they used:
- Albolene = 2
- Banila Clean It Zero = 1
- Coconut Oil = 1
- Hemp Oil = 1
- Jojoba Oil = 1
- Mineral Oil = 8 (ding ding ding! We have a winner!)
Note: the two people who used jojoba and coconut oil mixed it with tea tree oil for additional antibacterial and antifungal properties.
So what’s the takeaway here?
If you’re going to use the oil cleansing method try mineral oil first! This is something I’ve recommend plenty of times on this blog because mineral oil is an inert substance with no fatty acids, meaning it won’t cause any immunologic response from the skin.
English = it won’t clog pores, or feed the microbes that cause acne because it is a synthetic or “dead” oil.
I know many people, including myself, tried oil cleansing with organic oils when venturing into OCM for the first time, only to be met with a massive breakout. Sigh…. if only we knew what we know now.
~*insert dramatic John Green quote*~
Fun fact #2: mineral oil is the most used cleansing oil on skincare addiction across every skin category including sensitive, balanced, dry, acne-prone, dehydrated, rosacea-prone, oily, and mature.
- Avène Micellar Lotion = 1
- Bioderma Sensibio H2O Water = 3
- Simple Micellar Cleansing Water – 1
- Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes = 1
- Garnier Micellar Water = 1
Would you look at that? The most used makeup remover just so happens to be my favorite one. :p I like Bioderma because it has the simplest ingredient list of all the makeup removers above, meaning it’s very unlikely to give your skin a reaction / cause breakouts. Here’s the ingredient list for everyone:
“Water (Aqua), PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Propylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructooligosaccharides, Disodium EDTA, Cetrimonium Bromide.”
Fun fact #3: it’s 100% approved for malassezia-sensitive skin (seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, pityrosporum folliculitis etc.)!
- Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser = 1
- Bioderma Sebium Purifying Cleansing Foaming Gel = 1
- CeraVe Foaming Cleanser = 7
- Cerave Hydrating Cleanser = 6
- Cetaphil Daily Cleanser = 3
- Charcoal Facial Soap = 1
- First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleanser = 1
- Lanoliné Manuka Honey Clear Skin Cleansing Milk = 1
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel = 1
- Paula’s Choice Skin Softening Cream Cleanser = 1
- Proactiv Renewing Cleanser = 1
- Rosehip Gentle Cleanser = 1
- Sulfur Soap = 1
- Skinklens =
The two most commonly used cleansers were CeraVe Foaming and Hydrating. I think these are pretty solid picks. Both are pH balanced and gentle, which are the most important things to consider when choosing a cleanser. Kinda sad to see my favorite face wash (Vanicream) didn’t make the cut though…. :'(
This the most important step of a skincare routine targeted towards acne. The idea is to use an active ingredient that treats breakouts. Most of the people in this top 50 list used a single active ingredient; several others used a combination of therapeutic agents. We will go over those in the next section.
AHA = 4.
- Pixi Glow Tonic = 1
- Paula’s Choice 8% AHA Gel = 2 (this is my favorite AHA). Full review here.
- Silk Naturals AHA Toner (Lactic Acid) = 1
BHA (Salicylic Acid) = 7
- Clear Days Ahead Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Moisturizer/Treatment = 1
- Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid = 1
- Paula’s Choice Anti-Redness 2% BHA = 1
- Oxy Blackhead Removing Scrub = 1
- Stridex Pads = 3 (would you look at that? Another one of my favorites won. :p Full review here.)
Sulfur = 2
- Avar Sulfacetamide/Sulfur Topical
- Undisclosed sulfur soap
Tretinoin = 5
And lastly, 3 people attributed clearing their skin to using NO ACTIVE ingredients at all! They focused on babying their skin instead, and thought the harsh acne treatments only made things worse.
All the following people used a combination of active ingredients.
- AHA + BHA = 1 (used Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA and Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly10% AHA).
- AHA + BHA + Retinol = 1
Interestingly enough, the person who did this ended up dropping all the actives from his routine several months later and made even more improvement! The dudes skin is literally perfect now.
He just moisturizes twice daily with a hyaluronic acid / urea cream (kinda like the one I make! :D), and that’s it! No cleansing, toning, treating — nada! Just moisturizer twice a day. HOW AWESOME IS THAT ROUTINE?? This is the product he uses.
- Azelaic Acid + Antibiotics + Tretinoin = 1 (had a Curology prescription with Clindamycin 1%, Tretinoin 0.018%, Azelaic acid 8%)
- Benzoyl Peroxide + Adapalene = 1 (used prescription Epiduo)
- Benzoyl Peroxide + Adapalene + Antibiotics = 1 (used 0.3% adapalene, clindamycin phosphate)
- Benzoyl Peroxide + AHA = 3
- Benzoyl Peroxide + BHA = 4
- Benzoyl Peroxide + Antibiotics = 1
- Benzoyl Peroxide + Tretinoin = 1
- Retin A + 5% Aczone Gel = 1
- Retin A + Sulfur = 1 (used de la cruz sulfur ointment)
No surprise here, the most popular combination therapy was BP and BHA. This makes sense too considering benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid is more effective than benzoyl peroxide alone, or in combination with antibiotics.
Most of these people didn’t disclose what BP they were using. I recommend the Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide. It’s the most efficacious and cost effective one out there. For BHA, you can’t go wrong with the good ole’ Stridex.
Serums / Toners
- Benton Snail Bee Essence = 1 (combined it with Melano CC). This essence is a holy grail of mine. Full review here.
- Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner = 1
- Holy Snails Shark Sauce = 1
- La Roche Posay Serozinc = 1
- Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum = 1
- Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Super Booster = 1
- Thayer’s Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner = 1
- Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner = 2
- The Ordinary Niacinamide Serum = 1
Not a lot in this section, which again… doesn’t surprise me. Serums and toners aren’t necessary for clearing acne. They’re mainly used to give skin that extra oomph.
- Albolene = 1
- Cerave Cream = 4
- CeraVe Lotion = 1
- Cerave PM = 2
- Cetaphil Moisturising Cream = 1
- Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion = 2
- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel = 3 (this is most likely okay for malassezia-sensitive skin, but it does have Saccharomyces Lysate Extract)
- Clinique Moisture Surge = 1
- Dermedic HYDRAIN3 = 1
- Embryolisse Lait crème Concentre = 1 (combined it with Avene Cicalfate Cream at night)
- Garnier Skin Active Moisture Rescue for Dry Skin = 1
- Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel = 1
- Jergens Face Cream = 1
- Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel moisturizer = 1
- La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluide = 1
- Mineral Oil = 1
- Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin = 1
- Olive Face Moisturizer + Herbivore Lapis Balancing Oil + Egyptian Magic Balm = 1
- Paula’s Choice SKIN BALANCING Invisible Finish Moisture Gel Moisturizer = 1
- Pond’s Dark Spot Correcting Cream = 1
- Ponds Moisturizing Cream = 1
- Sebamed Gel = 2 (great if you breakout from literally every moisturizer! Full review here)
- Simple Gel Moisturizer, Ultra Light = 1 (safe for malassezia)
- Vaseline = 1
As you can see this section is one giant huge cluster f*ck! I’ve said elsewhere on this blog that moisturizers are the most subjective part of any skincare routine. I stand by this.
I’m not surprised that CeraVe Cream was the most popular moisturizer. I have written an extensive review about why it’s so well tolerated across many different skin types, which can be found here. In short, it’s unique in that it doesn’t include esters, fatty acids, and oils. This makes it suitable for malassezia-sensitive skin.
And isn’t it interesting that the only other two moisturizers on this list that had any sort of multiple people using it were also approved for malassezia (i.e. sebamed gel, clinique dramatically different)? I’m noticing a pattern guys and gals…..
*Didn’t realize my stupid finger was in the way until I uploaded this. Sorry y’all. XD
- Blue Lizard for face SPF 30
- Cerave AM = 3
- Kiss my Face SPF 30 = 1
- Maybelline Dream Fresh Sunscreen = 1
- Murad Oil Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++ = 1
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 60 = 1
- Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 85 = 1
- Paulas choice EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 = 1
- Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV sunscreen = 1
- Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF 50 PA+++ = 1
- Sunplay Super Block SPF 130 = 1
- The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco = 1
ONCE AGAIN, the most popular product (CeraVe AM) just so happens to be okay for malassezia-sensitive skin. What a freaking coincidence!
If you have no idea why this little genus of fungi (malassezia) is important, or are an adult with acne, or seemingly breaks out from EVERYTHING — read this guide. It’s guaranteed to make you go “AH-HA!” and will help clear your skin.
Occulsives / Sleeping Pack.
Using occlusives at the end of your skincare routine is a great way to seal everything in and prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL). I highly recommend doing this if you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin!
- Aquaphor = 2
- Scinic All In One Honey Ampoule = 1
- Vaseline = 5
Again, vaseline = malassezia safe. 😉
- Divya Kanti Lep Clay Mask = 1
- Freeman Charcoal and black sugar mask twice a week = 1
- Julip mint mask = 2
- Murad Acne Clarifying Mask = 1
Not a lot of people do these and I agree. Clay masks can be overly drying if used too much. I wouldn’t recommend them as the sole source of treatment for acne. They’re more like an occasional pick up, or something to do before a big event if you wanna tackle blackheads.
Related reading: the most effective way to use clay masks to treat blackheads.
Random other stuff I observed.
- People who skipped their morning cleanse or simply rinsed with water = 18
- People who didn’t skip their morning cleanse = 16
- Undisclosed = 5
For most people, I recommend rinsing with water in the morning. Using a cleanser twice daily can be pretty harsh, and it’s important we avoid drying out our skin wherever possible.
Note: there were 3 people who stopped cleansing altogether (morning and night) and attributed simply using water to clearing their skin! It’s a good reminder that cleansers may not be entirely necessary if you’re not wearing sunscreen or heavy makeup.
And lastly, one person cleared their severe acne by sobering up from drug addiction and applying a topical antibiotic. You heard it here first kids: DON’T DO DRUGS.
If you’re going to use this as a reference point to try and clear your skin, I recommend keeping it simple at first. Pick a cleanser, treatment step, and moisturizer. Stick with that for AT LEAST 6 weeks (preferably longer). Once your skin is clear, you may begin experimenting with serums, toners, or multiple active steps.
Hope you have found this useful or interesting!
This is beyond Ammmmm-azing ! FC i bow down to you . Thats all.
I can barely read through reddit what with all the links and permalinks and dots and arrows and people who don’t really know how to write. You’re a hero for getting through all that and cataloging their results. Happy to see some of my favorites making the list as well. Cerave foreva.
Your blog is hands down the BEST, most informative acne/skincare blog I have ever read. And I’m a 35 year old woman who has been struggling with acne since I was a teenager. I love that your posts are scientifically based (no woo-woo trends) and incredibly USEFUL with practical recommendations that have proven results. Thanks!!!
I’ve been totally loving this blog. I discovered it a few weeks ago and can’t stop reading. I was having some issues with cystic acne and alongside a RX for spiro from my derm recently, I’ve been implementing a TON of your product recs. Particularly Cerave. Also LOVING Pixi Glow Tonic. My skin is DRAMATICALLY improving. I’ve also starting using an AHA/BHA and retinol.
All of last year it felt like NOTHING was working (I became a VIB Rouge at Sephora in the process of trying to find SOMETHING to help haha). So I’m super excited to see results. I’ve also eliminated dairy from my diet and have noticed a tremendous difference.
I’ve also started cleansing my face with the Cerave wipes after working out and I think thats really helping. Anyone going to the gym: make sure you wash that sweat off ASAP!
4 months of lurking here, time to share
Long story short, I had to cut my (half year) beard off due to a massive folliculitis type break out beneath it, I think due to overwashing with a bar of soap, harsh exfoliation, and over oiling to make up for the dryness.
Used Epiduo and Clindoxyl for a long time prior to the beard, which did clear my younger acne, not sure if it left a empty battle field when i stopped too.
Finally clearing up, all thanks to you’re work here.
– 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (any brand) short contact therapy 5-10 minutes prior to washing
– Simple Kind to Skin Wash Gel
– Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum (SAP, antioxidant, anti-acne)
– Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist
– Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Solution
– Mix 50/50 – Corsx Snail 96 and The Ordinary Niacinamide/Zinc
– Elta MD Clear SPF 46
– 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (any brand) short contact therapy 5-10 minutes prior to washing
– Simple Kind to Skin Wash Gel
– Hada Labo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist
– Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Solution
– Differin Gel (cleared my beard acne, but broke out everywhere else though, month 3 atm, moisture is the key to not aggravate as much)
– Mix 50/50 – Corsx Snail 96 and The Ordinary Niacinamide/Zinc
– Corsx Master Pads (if required)
Just tap it in, tap tap tap
Thanks for sharing dude, you are honestly a hero.
I was just wondering what your thoughts on the Heimish All clean balm as well as the Missha deep cleansing balm in regards to fungal acne. I recently went HAM and bought a whole bunch of Korean skincare products and soon realised that the Cosrx cleanser is breaking me out. I am not sure if it is the ferments or the butylene glycol. So I was wondering if plant extracts could possibly contribute to worsening fungal acne. I assume I have fungal acne because I am getting clusters all over my forehead and the side of my cheeks. They are all red mixed with lots of whiteheads. At first i assumed it was butylene glycol but now I am not sure anymore. Can butylene glycol also contribute to the worsening of fungal acne?
Please take your time in replying. No rush. Thank you and I hope you have a good day .xx
I am very happy to read success stories of people who have had skin troubles. Interesting to see FC’s work to get to common denominators and things that work. Anytime you need statistical graphs or conttol charts, hunt me down, sir!
Hi f.c! i’m not sure if you remember me but I emailed you months ago by thanking you for starting your blog and all your informative posts. I told you that I was taking accutane to treat acne and i’m now done with my course two days ago! I’m so happy with the results. I don’t want to make a post in r/sca or r/ab because i’m too shy to show my face to everybody in reddit. If you want to see my before and after pictures let me know. I’ll email them to you. I swear I look and feel very different now. I’m finally confident to look people in the eye and smile. I can now wear makeup and feel good with or without makeup too! Accutante is my savior and the best thing that ever happened to me.
I read your post about differin and coincidentally my derm also prescribed me differin as my maintenance retinoid. I just started using it and im crossing my fingers that i wont get flaky and purge again. Im not ready to have acne again haha! Thank you for your blog posts! Keep it up! 🙂
Hi! I love your blog. Thank you so much for what you do. This post is amazing!
I had one question for you…I noticed that retinol was only mentioned once in all of the routines (under ‘combined therapy’), so almost none of these people used it If I understand correctly. Is that because it is not necessary to clear up acne, or for some other reason?
Hi F.C.! I have a quick question for you. Aren’t essential fatty acids a necessary part of good barrier function and part of our skin? I’ve been following your blog and Wholly implemented this philosophy of skincare which has resulted in the best skin I’ve had since early youth! Consistently good too… so it kind of confuses me since I’m not using any products or ingredists with essential fatty acids… do you have any information on this? Thanks!
“He just moisturizes twice daily with a hyaluronic acid / urea cream (kinda like the one I make! :D), and that’s it! No cleansing, toning, treating — nada! Just moisturizer twice a day. HOW AWESOME IS THAT ROUTINE?? This is the product he uses.”
You make your own urea cream??? How???
I developed rashes on my nose and under my eyes when i tried using Cerave foaming cleanser, Sebamed Cleansing foam, Vanicream and Cos Rx Low ph cleanser (anyone knows what these 4 have in common?) :(:(:(. Am I the queen of sensitive skin or what 🙁 I was hoping “vanicream of cosrx low ph” would be my facial BAE but i was wrong. Right now i’m stuck with using neutrogena pink grapefruit scrub which i know does not have the best ingredients or ph level. What else can i try??
THANK YOU for this, so much. There’s no way I’d have even attempted reading through all those posts individually… Another great resource for linking people to 😀
f.c you are amazing! ????
Can you check this bar soap if it’s Malasezia-food grade free? Thanks so much!
Sodium Palm Kernelate
You are legit.
I’ve been all over this site for hours now, and have a plan of attack. It’s possible I have malassezia-sensitive skin. (Who knows maybe I really just clog easily) I have had tiny bumps all over for forever. They haven’t budged one inch. Before I read the article, I had read ordered some azelaic acid from The Ordinary. I want to see how my skin responds to it before I get crazy. I also have recently purchased a lot of the products you mentioned on your site prior to coming here. (COSRX BHA, AHA/BHA Toner, Snail Mucin, Hada Labo Toner) I haven’t used any long enough of consistently enough yet but see an immediate difference when applying them! I have a feeling I’m well on my way.
The cleanser I am using La Roche Posay Toleraine Purifying Foaming Cleanser seems to be doing well.
Aqua / Water / Eau (La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water, Glycerin, Coco-Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Chloride, Ceramide Np, Niacinamide, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Capryloyl Glycine, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Acrylates Copolymer.
Anyway thanks for being so dedicated!
I am sooooooo incredibly happy I found your blog. Thank you *so* much for all of the time and work you have put into this! 🙂
I wanted to add to your comment about acne clear up guide and say that from experience, once you’ve battled and won against Acne it’s best to ween off of Benzoyl P. & Salicylic Acid. and just simply cleanse and moisturize. I’ve seen my skin improve massively once i stopped using B.P. because i noticed it changed my skins undertone to a more reddish/inflamed rather than my natural skin. What others need to keep in mind is that those treatments are essentially over the shelf medication and used only as needed but not for life.
Source: I’m a Licensed Esthetician & love skincare and i am like you where i want to give people hope and real knowledge.
Hi ! I am new to your blog and late to the party (I love your blog, I am reading every night lol), and this might be a stupid question but I was wondering if you would recommend all these products for rosacea-sufferers as well? I know you’re not a dermatologists but you have a lot of know-how and research experience 🙂
Wow this is amazing