If you follow my blog, then you know about my skin issues. I have extremely oily skin. I don’t think I’ve ever seen my face completely matte. I also suffer from the occasional whiteheads (due to hormones or stress), which leave red spots on my skin for months…
Having good skin is really important to me. More important than makeup actually. Cause if my skin doesn’t look good, there’s no makeup in the world that will make it look completely flawless all day long!
For the last couple of months I’ve been using Proactiv and other products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide, which have worked really well. Unfortunately they do leave me with another problem though: dry and flaking skin! My skin gets really dry in the morning (after I’ve cleansed my skin), then a few hours later it gets really oily (its ‘normal’ self). By the end of the day my skin is one hot, flaking mess
When I heard about an acne treatment with a moisturizing formulation, my heart skipped a beat: an over-the-counter acne treatment that is said be just as effective as a prescription brand. The creator claims to create a moisturizing formulation to minimize the traditional side effects of benzoyl periode.
Anti acne and moisturizing? Sign me up!
Coral Actives sent me two products:
Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser
with Sea Whip Extract (5 fl.oz./150 ml)
Penetrating Acne Serum
with 6% Benzoyl Peroxide and Sea Whip Extract (1 fl.oz./30 ml)
Both use a renewable resource of Sea Whip Coral Extract that reduces redness, irritation and inflammation of acne – areas that prescription brands seem to ignore. Sea Whip Coral also contributes toward cellular repair. It has very strong soothing properties for sensitive, irritated skin.
The Cleanser contains Retinol which is a pure form of vitamin A and encourages skin renewal and promotes collagen production. Retinol also reduces fine lines, clears congested pores, and smoothes skin texture and tone, creating a more even appearance.
You’ve probably guessed: I’ve added both these products to my skin care routine and have focused on two things: Has my occasional acne been improved? Is my skin still dry and flaking? Check back for my review in a few weeks!