It's no secret that I suffer from acne. I've mentioned it again and again on my blog, and my YouTube channel. As I have always tried to make clear, I don't have a lot of acne, but I do have persistent spots that, no matter how hard I try, never seem to go away. I have tried very many different kinds of products to help solve this problem, and I am very happy to report that two products in particular were extremely effective in aiding my cause:
As those of you who are familiar with my blog might have already seen, I did a series of write-ups on Simplicité's products and how they were helping my skin. It has been an extremely long journey, and I have strayed from it, and come back, and repeated the entire process all over again. I have run out of product, and restocked, and have witnessed, time and time again, my pimples clearing up with the help of these two miracle products.
Simplicité Acne Antibacterial Serum
This is my absolute favourite, HG acne-buster. I have gone through three bottles of this, and everytime I run out I start to panic. Initially, Robin from Simplicité thought that I would only need a couple of bottles of this to clear my skin. However, we soon discovered that I had what Robin called an 'underlying cystic problem', which meant that I would need to take Herbal Cleansing Capsules (which you can purchase directly via Simplicité) to work on clearing out my skin from within, whilst using this serum on the surface of my skin, to keep the acne at bay in the meantime. Whenever I come back to this, my skin just starts to become incredibly clear, to the point where I no longer need to use foundation.
The serum is lightweight, and is a beige coloured liquid. It smells very strongly of tea tree, which is a scent that I personally really love. It absorbs into the skin almost immediately upon application. I find that it takes about 2-3 months for this product to take complete effect on my skin, but it starts taking effect about 2-3 weeks after the first application. The only negative thing I have to say about this serum is that it comes in a tiny bottle and only lasts about 3-4 months before I have to replace it. The bottle costs about AUD 89.80, so that's a lot to pay every 3 months!
Simplicité Rosemary Blemish Gel
I've written about the Rosemary Blemish Gel before, so some of you may already have read what I am about to write. I've tried many blemish gels in the past, some with decent results, but most were a disappointment. I wasn't expecting much from this blemish gel when I first started using it, so I didn't really notice my pimples reducing in size and healing much more quickly than usual.
It wasn't until my next 'time of the month', when I realised that my hormonal breakouts weren't lasting as long as they normally did, that I realised that the blemish gel was working incredibly well on my acne. I don't witness a specific time frame within which the blemish gel works its magic, but I do know that I don't have to wait as long for my acne to heal, and the annoying scars that I normally get (which last for months and months) only last for a few weeks now. This also works extremely well on those big, about-to-form pimples - I just have to apply this at night, and wake up the next morning to find that the pimple has reduced drastically in size.
This is a lightweight gel with only a very faint scent, and it takes a while to absorb into the skin. It is meant to be applied on top of any serums and face oils, before your moisturiser.
Simplicité products are available in Myer in Australia as well as online from www.simplicite.com.au. In Malaysia, you can purchase Simplicité skincare from www.organicoasis.com.my.
For anyone who suffers from acne, I will be posting a Trial and Error video on YouTube soon, in which I will share all products that I have tried and tested throughout my battle with acne. I will be sharing what worked and what didn't, and what I would recommend for different skin types, so please look out for that if you are interested!
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