Face Routine | Update

November 20, 2013



Hello lovelies! About a month ago, I chatted here about the goodness I had purchased with Philosophy Clear Days Ahead acne line. Well I did the trial kit so I finished the four week supply last night. I was blown away to begin with how it worked so quickly and so effectively even while being on my period. That being said, about week three I started to show major signs of breaking out again and was quite discouraged with the product. I did finish out and in the last week, things have cleared up pretty consistently again though!

All in all, I have to say this product was a good one but not my favorite and not something I'll be spending the full price on. I just don't feel it was hugely effective that it's life changing. I did have a lot of drying so throughout I had to use my favorite Cera Ve daily moisturizer to even maintain a face that wasn't peeling and the scent of the product really wasn't the best either. Maybe I'm miss priss and high maintenance but I like a great smelling product if I'm spending a pretty penny.

After much research and scouring the interwebs for another option, I landed on Mario Badescu. I'm sure you've heard of it but I found this sucker might be the jackpot. I'm happy to say, my little package of zit zapping joy arrived last night and I will be starting the beaute today! I only purchased the Drying Lotion which I've been told is the best spot treatment for acne and I followed up with the Anti Acne Serum as well for a daily wear to fight breakouts throughout the day. I am super encouraged by all the reviews I've been reading so I have faith this might do the trick! As always, I'll be back here to share my thoughts because lord knows all us ladies need some help in the relentless adult acne area. Amen?

11 comments

  1. I love Mario Badescu! Can't wait to hear what you think of it!!!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  2. I cant wait to hear what you think of these! I felt the same way you did about a different line in Philosophy so I know not to waste my time with any of their lines. What will you be using for your face wash?

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  3. I have yet to find a good spot treatment. I am luck that I don't have acne, but rather get annoying period pimples that end up being big and painful, so I would really like to get a good spot treatment!

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  4. i swear by mario badescu. i highly recommend the drying lotion when you have one of those red above the skin pimples that produces white heads (tmi- sorry) and the buffering lotion for under the skin, hard, cystic pimples which i always get around my mouth/chin area
    They work miracles and can be layered!
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mario-badescu-buffering-lotion/2920701?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1000&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_2_D

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  5. I'd love to know what you think of these... I've been struggling lately with breakouts and am looking for a new product!

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  6. I have the drying lotion and love it for spot treatment, but it is drying (plus you'll look freaky with pink spots all over your face, but I don't care about that:) I also love Cera Ve and use their face wash and sunscreen and have used the moisturizer as well. Now, you may think I'm crazy for this, but I've been using Argan oil (Josie Maran's) since this summer twice an day and it actually balances out dry and oily skin. It's amazing.

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  7. such a bummer to hear this didn't keep working! I have been looking into it for a breakout prone face wash.

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  8. Amen! I look forward to your next review as my derm appointment gets closer :)

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  9. Have you tried proactiv it smells really good and works great I have been using it for years and I do get the usual break out but is controlled and not to bad.

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  10. Something that I've really loved is the Beginner's Routine from the subreddit SkincareAddiction. I love reading all the information on there and learning about my skin and how to treat it. If this routine doesn't work out, you should definitely look into mine! www.reddit.com/r/skincareaddiction. On the right sidebar, there's a section called "guides" and that's the best place to start!

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  11. Check out Rodan & Fields, the doctors who created Proactive have a new line of anti-aging skin care. There is a regimen called Unblemish and it's fantastic. They also have a line called Soothe for people with sensitive skin. https://lstern.myrandf.com

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