If you’re a regular reader of our blog you’ll know that I’ve been stressing out about my skin problems for a good few months now.
I have never had perfect skin as I’ve suffered with the monthly break outs and the occasional few extras due to nights out, bad food etc. but it hasn’t ever really been that bad either.
After spending a few weeks in the sun in America in May/June my skin was as good as it’s ever been.
Largely due to an active outdoors kind of lifestyle with lots of water, no make up and a hell of a lot of showering (I spent lots of time digging in mud!)
This was at the airport on the way back where I am completely make up free (maybe mascara but that’s it!) and although the photo isn’t the best you can clearly see that I have almost no blemishes whatsoever.
Ever since I got back my skin has gone downhill to the point where I can officially say that I have acne, most probably caused by stress according to skin consultants.
Having never suffered this badly with it I’ve struggled to find products to deal with the outbreaks and with the scarring.
Alpha H Liquid Gold was great for helping with the monthly outbreaks that I get and helped the rest of my skin which is unaffected look more luminous and even in tone, however it didn’t help to stop the outbreaks.
I’ve used face oils from Antipodes which have helped with the scarring (thank god!!) and also the monthly outbreaks, but again, not the cysts appearing along my jawline and cheeks.
Lastly I’ve been using face masks from Origins including the Out of Trouble mask and Clear Improvement, both of which have helped minimise the outbreaks but nothing seems to go to the root of the problem.
After 5 months of trying nothing and hoping it will go away, to slowly changing everything from cleansers to masks to moisturisers to oils, and assessing some other lifestyle issues such as stress, diet etc there was nothing else I could do.
Or so I thought.
The lovely Georgina from MakeUp-Pixi3 got in touch with me about a company who had a product that could help and so obviously I said yes.
I had my reservations that anything could help at this point, but I was prepared to give it a go.
So now it’s time for me to show you my skin…..this was the hardest thing to take pictures of my skin and post them up so I hope you’ll understand for me this was terrifying. (And sorry for my horrible skin)
You can clearly see how horrible, red and sore my skin and spots are all over my cheeks and jaw line.
The most painful ones being the 2 pictures side by side which were taken a few days apart and show minimal difference in healing time.
I’ve cried over it so many times you wouldn’t believe.
I love putting on make up every day but trowelling it on in order to cover it up (like in the photo below) wasn’t what I meant:
THANK GOD FOR MAKE UP.
Luckily for me my forehead and nose area have been unaffected as of yet and so a combination of using make up and keeping my hair down to cover the sides of my face masks it for the most part.
Hopefully after those pictures you’re still with me.
After a few emails with the contact from Georgina, 1 day later I received a package in the post containing a bottle of product.
You may recognise this if you’ve ever received Glossy Box, as it was a recent product in the November box (I think?).
It is of course Skinetica*:
Previously known as Acnigon, their website claims:
A unique new solution that clears unsightly breakouts with visible improvements in 2-3 days.
- No harsh chemicals
- No side effects
- Kind to skin
- Dermatologically tested
- Non Toxic, non staining, non greasy
- Purchase online – order yours here
As you’ll know, were big fans of minimal usage of harsh chemicals and environmentally friendly ones are even better.
Obviously, having these and also the desired effects is the icing on the cake so as long as it works this sounds like a pretty promising bottle of joy!
It was really simply to use, just apply to clean dry skin with a cotton wool pad and allow to dry.
After this you can apply moisturiser and make up as normal.
I was worried in case any of my moisturisers or oils reacted with the Skinetica solution but actually it didn’t.
Not with my hydrating moisturisers or with oil reducing day ones, nor oils made with natural products.
Another bonus point!
If you include this as part of your every day skin care routine it’s super easy to use.
The only thing that bugged me a little was the inclusion of fragrance in the ingredients.
I didn’t notice any particular smell from the solution which made me wonder why it was there in the first place.
If it doesn’t make a difference it doesn’t need to be there!
The price is also great. At £6.99 for 100ml (£9.99 incl P and P) this product falls into the cheaper end of the market. Particularly as the more you buy, the cheaper it gets.
6 bottles are just under £38, which means they come in less than £5.85 with postage deducted.
So I’ve decided to reveal the results in an upcoming post.
My babble has reached a ridiculous length in this one post and I wanted to fully show the results after 1/2/3 weeks of use of Skinetica.
I will tell you now though….it is a positive review!
Have you used Skinetica? What were your results?
Check back next week for my results post!