I figure that Clinque has been around so long that it is out dated. Sorry, I know some of you like it. But the science behind it is old.
I love the simple explanation that water does not break up water. Oil breaks up oil and oil is also moisturizing.
Now I am not saying going rub baby oil on your face.
But I am suggesting looking into products that might use some types of oils as they can be great at cleaning and moisturizing and all without over treating your sensitive skin.
Here’s a list of products that are worth looking into. Also, it should be known that I love Kiehl’s Apricot Scrub.
1. Yonka – even if you have oily skin opt for the blue cream cleanser. oily skin gets more oily with aggressive treatments. Yonka serum is great for lips and for treating breakouts. It’s like a big vitamin boost to help the skin heal.
2. DHC – A great olive oil cleansing program. Except that I did use the 2.5 treatment from Proactiv while using this program.
3. Naturopathica – Currently using this and actually really love the gentleness of the cleanser. I also like the scrub and the tonic waters, they smell great and often just spritz it midday for a pick me up.
4. Skinceuticals -I use the emollient moisturizer. I thought I had oily skin, but not really. I’d been using Proactiv because I was hating the blackheads, you know, the ones you see and it seems no one else does? But this moisturizer has completely captured my attention. And it includes lavender oil which has antibacterial properties. And so I have not had to use the Proactiv at all.
These last two brands were recommended by two different places, both offering Microdermabrasion.
I would just encourage you to find products that work for you, not products someone is trying to sell only to have you come back and need to to keep adding more products because the few you already bought aren’t cutting it.
Honestly, microderm seems expensive but once you realize that your daily skin care regime is cut in half, that is I wash and mositurize as apposed to daily scrubbing and treatments of proactiv or retin-a.
I use way less in quantity of product these days and my skin is way happier, so this means I rationalize the $52 I spent on the face cream because it likely to last about 3 months and the face wash. For less than $30 a month in just product I am very very happy with my skin, and this is the first time since taking Accutane.