Friday, January 21, 2011

ClearSkin Professional Oil-free Lotion w SPF 15

Hello!

This is one of the few items i have been using for about 2 weeks or so.  I decided to post this face lotion first rather than the usual steps : cleanser, toner, blah blah blah.  Yes, I believe its that good.  I have tried so, so very many different things that promise to help me with my ugly oily skin that i can just tell when something is working for me.
On sale for $8 for 2.5oz
This is what they say about this face lotion:

Make sun protection the final step of your Clearskin® Pro Acne Treatment routine. Avon’s advanced formula with exclusive zinc hexapeptide provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. SPF 15 boosts sun protection & helps prevent future skin discoloration. 2.5 fl. oz.


Ingredients:  ok dont freak out  LOL!
 
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:



OCTINOXATE 7.1179%                * it is said the first 5 are the crucial ones =D


OCTISALATE 4.5000%


OXYBENZONE 3.0000%


AVOBENZONE 2.5000%


WATER/EAU


PROPYLENE GLYCOL


C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE


DIMETHICONE     i have seen this one on primers.  i guess is a skin pritectant/barrier forming agent.


GLYCERYL STEARATE


THIODIPROPIONIC ACID


RETINYL PALMITATE  


TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT


SACCHAROMYCES/ZINC FERMENT


GLYCOLIC ACID This is great for not-so-teen skin lol.  It is effective as an exfoliator and acne treatment.  so i have read.

SALICYLIC ACID   well we all know this one.  self explanatory


PYRIDOXINE HCL


TOCOPHEROL  i believe this is a form of Vitamin E.  I coud be mistaken.  i sucked at Chemistry =/


PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE


PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7


GLYCERIN


ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE


HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER


SILICA  i like this one too.  oil absorber yay!


ISOHEXADECANE


ACRYLATES CROSSPOLYMER


PEG-100 STEARATE


CAPRYLYL GLYCOL


HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE


HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE


XANTHAN GUM


CHOLETH-24


POLYSORBATE 60


CETETH-24


ISODODECANE


SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE


POLYSTYRENE/HYDROGENATED POLYISOPENTENE COPOLYMER


BUTYLENE GLYCOL


CARBOMER


POLYSORBATE 20


STEARETH-2


AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE


CETYL ALCOHOL


STEARIC ACID


DISODIUM EDTA


PHENOXYETHANOL


***this also has 5 star reviewa across the board ******
 
What I think:
 
Well i have been using this along with a ton of other junk to help my skin go back to normal and clear state! I just seem to be reacting to a lot of things lately, but this one has helped me a ton, especially because of all the salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, retinol, glycolic acid... LOL .... that i have been slathering on my face...that stuff can be drying =D
 
I can honestly say that my face has not dried out from all the anti acne creams i have been using for a while.  not at all.  This is so light and moisturizing,  It feels robust-ish but as you rub it in it soaks in and leaves a velvety smooth face....i have even skipped primer!
 
what i really love is the fact that it controls my oily skin and t-zone.  it SERIOUSLY does.  I produce so much oil on my t-zone that it could fill a McDs fryer, so when i saw what this did for me my jaw dropped.  to thinh all that makeup i could have purchased instead of all those expensive primers and moisturizers.... :*(
I havr been using this in the morning only, under my Hard Candy Primer and EDM mineral foundations and it wirks great.  I can see my matte face for hours and hours....and it still moisturized and soft despite acne meds.  oh i adore this one....now watch my face go back to 'normal' then 'dry' LOL.  I had dry skin for years. go figure!
 
well i rambled too much.  needless to say, i am not sleepy but im tired, Physics and Chemistry are draining me.  To think that i hated writing all those 10 pagers i did my last semester....i seriously rather write a paper than do Chem or Phys!  Dang Med School Requirements =(

5 comments:

  1. lovely and interesting post honey.

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  2. wow nice review! thats great it worked for you :) one thing i'm always scared about is trying new products and it dosent work and you break out like craaazaay! thats happneed to me a couple times. when i see my avon girl ill ask her about the product!

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  3. You don't suck at chemistry. Dimethicone is part of the silicone family and works as a protective barrier aiding in retaining moisture as well as protecting the skin from environmental damage. Silicones are awesome because they also glide/melt into the skin and assist in providing for that smooth and velvet feel. And you're right Tocopherol is a form of Vitamin E.

    The only real bugger I always have about drug store or common makeup companies is their inclusion of Retinol derivatives (ie: the retinyl palmitate) because they never forewarn women that you must not use products with it during pregnancy or when trying to conceive. The same is true of many acne topicals (salicylic acids and benzoyl peroxide) because they all absorb into blood stream and are known for causing birth defects. I wish companies spent more time educating so women could during those times exercise safe beauty care through alternatives. Retinol is a great anti ager and assister in acne care, but during that time period you can't use it.

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  4. Interesting and you have left me speechless after that list of ingredients , but I would t except less from you my smarty friend !!!

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  5. Hello aranza..beatiful nice blog.I kıss you..thanks.

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