Sunday, January 3, 2010

Review on "My Drugstore Skin Care Routine"

Since I failed to do a review last Sunday, here's a package deal on reviews for the products I use as part of my skin care routine.  I have combination skin: dry in the winter and fairly oily in the summer, and sometimes an oily T-zone.  

Morning routine: face wash + moisturizer

Night routine: face wash + acne spot treatment (I don't moisturize at night)

Face wash: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash redness soothing gentle scrub microclear

"clears breakouts & reduces redness; naturally soothing aloe and chamomile"
Active ingredient:  2% salicylic acid
Price: ~$6-8

My review: This face wash is amazing!  I have dry skin in the winter and this leaves my skin feeling moisturized, smooth, and fresh!  After washing my face, there's a cooling sensation and my skin feels so soft to touch.  However, I still have to moisturize.  The texture is quite creamy and you're suppose to "add water and work into a lather".  You only need a small amount- about dime size and mix with water and in circular motions I apply onto my face.  The smell isn't unpleasant- just fresh.  I feel that the beads exfoliate my skin every time!  My skin used to have some dry patches but after using this product those patches are gone!  Also, the areas of redness on my face were reduced when using this.  I been using this product for about a month without any problems, and I even notice less breakouts! :)  Definitely, recommend trying this!

Acne spot treatment:  Clean & Clear Maximum Strength Invisible Blemish Treatment

"Fights pimples all day"
Active ingredient:  2% salicylic acid
Price: ~$5-8

My reviewI use this every night after washing my face.  I apply a small amount of product on my acne.  It dries clear and leaves a clear film where applied.  The next morning I notice that my acne is less red and even reduced in size!  Definitely recommend trying this product if you have small breakouts here and there!  

Face Moisturizer:  Clean & Clear Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer

"Moisturizes dry skin; treats & helps prevent pimples"
Active ingredient:  0.5% salicylic acid
Price: ~$5-7

My review:  This is a cheap and decent moisturizer.  I been using this for a couple years now.  I still have breakouts every now and then while using this product and the only thing I feel this does is moisturize.  This product doesn't feel greasy.  It's a cream and absorbs fairly quickly onto skin.  Throughout the day, my T-zone may get oily (but it can also be due to the food I'll eat).  I don't have much to say about this.  I'd recommend this if you are looking for a cheap moisturizer.