Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base Review

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Pros:

Covers up my red rosacea skin well.

Cons:

The price.

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I suffer from mild rosacea and use this base on my noose and checks to cover up redness. I apply this green coloured base, and then cover up with foundation on top. The package lasts for ages and you don‘t need much per use. The coverage is good and I feel that a good part of my redness is covered up well using this base. So I would definitely recommend this base if you have mild rosacea – but if you skin condition is more “serious” this coverage won‘t help you. I have used it on top of spots and smaller pimples and the coverage was good then too.

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Review of Make-Up Stores Cover-all Concealer

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Pros:

Covers very well and lasts for years.

Cons:

For the first time in this blogs history, we do not have a con.

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For the past seven years I have used this little jar of magic concealer almost daily to cover a superficial vein on my nose and sometimes an occasional pimpel, which shows up to remind of my youth. Also I use it to cover up red skin. Why do I call it magical you wonder? Because it has not yet run out, and I tell you the jar is small, but then again you do not need much because it covers very well. It looks very natural despite having a consistency of a thick cream and it blends into the skin very well. This concealer is very cheap, and almost free if you think about how many zillion times I have used it.

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Origins Out of Trouble Mask Review

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Pros:

Smell of camphor makes me believe this is really working.

Really keeps its promises to reduce grease and works as anti-inflamatory.

Cons:

Take care on more sensitive areas, and avoid using where it is not needed, as is might dry out and stress the skin.

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Winter is coming, and that means bye bye glowey, healty, easy going skin.. And welcome increasingly greasy, grey skin with random pimple outbursts on cheeks, that never ever heal. Winter for me is tough, one should think that scandinavian genes would have prepared us for month on month with no sunlight… But winter always fucks up my skin. And while I cover up my unshaven legs in layers of pantyhoes and jeans, my face is the only thing I need to take care of. SO one of the things I struggle with during winter is greasy skin with the occasional pimples that wont go away.  In my search for a mask that actually shows results, I stumbled over this one. And let me say, it is efficient. Almost too efficient, by that I mean, it can be a bit harsh on the skin, so I only use it on trouble area (in my case forehead). Once a week, or when needed, and the effect is long lasting – but that I mean that it reduced grease and works in an anti-inflammatory way – making my skin less prone to break-outs.  This mask almost feels pharmaceutical withs its potpourri of all the famous ingredients, that say bye bye pimples and grease: zink oxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, and camphor! This smell just says, “this is working!”.

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DanishSkinCare Smooth Skin Treatment Review

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Pros:

Reduces pores and black spots. Decreases the amount of pimples I have.

Cons:

Not suitable for sensitive skin

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I bought this skin tonic as I read some remarkable stories from girls who were helped for their pimples and black heads. It also claimed that it could reduce poresize. Since I am 30 years pimples are luckily rare i my face. But I have struggled with large pores and black heads since I was a teenager.  So this was last step, and I really think it have helped my skin thanks to effective ingredients like salicylic acid and niacinamide. The first two or the times I used it my sensitive skin turned irritated and red, but after some days use my skin tolerated it. I can recommend it to people with not sensitive skin, who struggle with teenage skin and black spots and pores. Seriously they can really make you miserable – especially when many and uncontrollable.

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Emma S. Treatment Enzyme Peel Review

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Pros:

Makes pimples and black heads disappear.

Cons:

The price.

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I have very soft skin, and rarely have problems with pimples. Though I have blackheads – but if I stay away from the mirror when I‘m wearing my glasses/lenses I actually don‘t see them (and don‘t try to squeeze them out). I have used peeling since I was 16 and I tend to use a cheap Russian scrub containing apricot shell powder – but this mask from Emma S has taken removal of dead skin cells to another level. I use it about 3-4 times a month, and my skin feels baby smooth afterwards. The peeling contains AHA acids and makes your skin tingle, though the package warns you that your skin can turn red I have never experienced that. I use it to remove excess oils and dead cells from my skin.

Since many of your like to read out reviews which aim at acne prone skin and what one does with such problems, I asked my sisters take on this peel which she also uses. She has had a lot of problems with oily skin, acne and blackheads (read more about it here) and here is her take on this mask: First and foremost, a person with acne is not allowed to exfoliate ones skin mechanically (aka with a scrub) but only with peelings – such as acids or enzymes. When I first used it I got surprised that my skin turned warm and red already after 30 minutes – since products this “strong” are usually sold at salons, and not in “regular” cosmetic shops. My face was red for a pretty long while after use – so don‘t use this one when you are heading out somewhere afterwards. After a few uses I saw that my blackheads were reduced in size, and the “small” pimples on my forehead disappeared. It has not changed anything in my acne situation – not for the better or for worst. But I really liked that I can use this chemical peel on my sensitive acne skin and feel and see some result. This peeling is expensive, but the tube lasted me for about 2-3 months when used 1-2 times a week..

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Clinique Foundation Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup Review

Pros:

A bottle lasts me for 7 months.

Cons:

Does not reduce outbreaks or blemishes at all.

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This foundation is a part of the Clinique series for us poor people suffering from pimples and oily skin. The foundation not only promises to cover all that sh…t up but also controls oily skin and treats blemishes. It should also help prevents future break-outs (its basically a make-up version of your mum which tells you to stop eating unhealthy and get some sleep and tadaaaa the outbreaks are gone and you are the prom queen). My verdict: the foundation is pretty heavy, which doesn‘t really give a natural look. Especially since I use a powder on top, which basically gives my skin a grey color when I‘m done caused by this heavy make-up overdose. It covers up my pimples though. I have unfortunately been using it for a few years (its an abusive relationship, I can‘t see the point and I can‘t get out), and it has not at all prevented any outbreaks or diminished my blemishing tendencies. A bottle lasts about 7 months, and I use it daily. Reading my own review I realise it is time to move on.

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Murad: Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel

 

Pros:

Reduces blemishes dramatically

Cons:

Does not work on severe acne. Can be “harsh” on your skin.

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The Murad Blemish Control series is “clinically proven to rapidly clear breakouts and restore smooth skin without dryness or irritation.” (Source: Murad). The Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel is “step two” in Murad’s series of four products that consist of a Clarifying Cleanser (check out the  review of the Clarifying Wipes), the Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel, the Blemish Spot Treatment and the Skin Perfecting Lotion.

I don’t suffer from acne or breakout often so I don’t use all four products listed above, but I do get a pimple once in a while. When I do, I am ready for it with this gel. I simply apply it to the pimple before bedtime and the next day the pimple is remarkably reduced. The gel lasts for ages when used that way and I know that I have a way to fight pimples when they pop up from nowhere.

I have heard that the four step system is great if you suffer from blemishes and outbreaks on a more regular basis, but I have not tried it myself. If you have severe acne, this Murad treatment will probably not work, as you need something that can really kill the Acne bacterias (and not only on the outside). However, it might help reduce it a little.

My skin is very sensitive and my cosmetologist told me not to use this Blemish Treatment Gel on my entire face, but only on outbreaks as it can be very harsh on sensitive skin.

Overall, the Mural Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel is great for reducing blemishes when they appear once in a while, and I can also recommend it if you have blemish-prone skin and suffer from outbreaks regularly. However, for treating severe acne you should probably go to a professional Dermatologist (and not just a cosmetologist) to make sure you’re getting the right guidance and throwing your money after the right treatment for you.

 

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Review of Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

Pros:

Fresh smell of grapefruit

Cons:

Promises to treat pimples and prevent blackheads – I had no less pimples or blackheads while using this facial wash, and it certainly did not reduce my blackheads.

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I remember when this line came to my part of Europe, it took it 2 years to get over here from the US, and overfed commercial made by bloggers I was anticipating its arrival eagerly. I love everything smelling of grapefruit, and if it wasn’t so acidic I would have put the whole fruit on my face (yes, I’ve heard of supermodel Daria Werbowy putting lemon on her face to cleanse, I’m just not there yet).

My verdict: this is a nice facial wash, it doesn’t sting in your eyes (the face cream from the same range does) and doesn’t dry out your skinn. It does smell of grapefruit and not of synthetic sweetness and the price is reasonable. I don’t think there is a tonic included in this range which is otherwise a must in cleansing. But when reading the product description on the Neutrogena website I realise that this cleanser was supposed to do so much more than just cleanse. It was supposed to prevent blackheads and break-outs too. I have used two big bottles of this cleanser and during this time I have not seen any less pimples or blackheads on my overpopulated nose.

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