Just a teaser to let you know what products I will be testing later on this summer! I am in the middle of testing other facial products for a July review (theYeon and A;T Fox) so I need to finish off some products before starting in on these. August is usually the worst month EVER out here in the Boston area ~ hot, muggy, steamy and if I am going to break out badly in acne, this is that month. I am too old for this shit, but my body just loves to produce oil and all of that jazz.
I purchased these at Wishtrend ~ The Centella products were a recommendation from Elya, one of my readers who commented on the CosRX AHA/BHA and Hyaluronic Acid skincare review blog post. All of the products listed in this haul are linked back to Wishtrend if you wish to read more about them
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Ciracle Anti-Blemish TeaTree Wash This is a facial cleanser that is specifically for clearing up blemishes. I haven’t done a pH level test yet, but if it is too high, I can use this as a body wash instead. On occasion, I do get blemishes on my body during the hot, muggy summer months. I also just love tea tree products and they help with hives and bug bites, which I get in the summer as well. However, I am hoping this has an acceptable pH level so I can use this as designed ~ for my face.
This not only has tea tree oil in it, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, but Salix Alba (willow) bark extract. Willow Bark is a BHA, which helps exfoliate skin by removing dead skin cells and contains salicylic acid, to help combat acne. It is also high in anti-oxidants, which tone and reduce inflammation as well as being an astringent, to control oil. Rhus Javanica is Chinese sumac and that is a natural plant extract to help brighten your skin tone and reduce hyper-pigmentation caused by acne and sun damage. 250 mL $20.49
Product Description: Purified light foam enables you to thoroughly cleanse acne spots while treating with healing properties of tea tree. While treating present blemishes, It also works deep in the skin to reduce excess sebum and oils that can cause future acne. Balance the natural oils in your skin and fade acne pimples while preventing new ones with Ciracle’s tea tree face wash. As you cleanse tea tree face wash, you will both cleansing and hydration. The gentle formula of this cleanser is effective at even removing makeup and excess dirty. It contains a Surfactant with low irritation, working in combination with other ingredients to cleanse and heal your troubled skin.
Remove excess oils while enjoying the calming, cooling and anti-bacterial effects of tea tree oil. Acne is often caused by the excessive amount of oil on your skin which can create the acne causing bacteria. Start treating your skin with proper care! Clear excess oils, dead skin cells and bacteria from your skin and start the healing process. Fun fact, as your skins temperature rises even by just one degree, your skins sebum creation increase by 10~20%. Tea tree face wash helps cool the skin while controlling excess oils. It cleanses out the pores while still maintain your skins natural moisture levels.
Ingredients: Purified water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, propylene glycol, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, sodium chloride, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, Portulaca Oleracea extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, triclosan, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, methylparaben, disodium EDTA, Rhus Semialata Gall (Chinese Sumac) Extract cosDNA.com analysis
I am really digging the CosRX product line and went with the Centella kit for acne and also a BHA product, as I had such wonderful success with the AHA/BHA toner from CosRX. I love that CosRX has just a few ingredients, I can pronounce them and they are natural.
Centella Asiatica is a common herbal ingredient that is used medicinally to help speed up wound healing, such as blemishes and skin rashes. It also helps minimize the appearance of pores, and since it stimulates collagen production, it will make your skin more supple and firm.
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CosRX Centella Blemish Cream The cream helps heal blemishes and reduce the scars from blemishes, while hydrating your skin. The ingredients in this cream will also create a protective moisture barrier to keep moisture in. This product will work hand-in-hand with the ampoule, as the cream is focusing on healing and reducing the redness of existing scars, while the ampoule will help prevent new acne from forming as well as healing current blemishes. This also has Tea Tree oil in it, as that is a powerful blemish fighting ingredient. 30 mL Value $17.82
Description: Centella Blemish Cream is a non-oily, hydrating, ointment-type cream that creates a protective barrier for the skin while the all-natural active ingredients clear and sooth the skin free from blemishes. Excellent for sensitive skin as well as acne prone skin, the Centella Blemish Cream uses all-natural Centella asiatica leaf water as a base for maximum hydration with calming & soothing effects.
Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Viola Tricolor Extract, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) oil, Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Zinc PCA, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract cosDNA.com analysis
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CosRX Centella Blemish Ampule This is such a cool looking bottle ~ reminds me of a chemistry lab type bottle ~ and the bright leaf green color is definitely something would be at home in Snape’s potions class! An ampoule is a concentrated skin care product that is focusing on a specific need ~ they are ampoules for brightening, anti-aging and other skin concerns ~ this one is for blemishes. 20 mL $21.15
Description: Centella Blemish ampule is designed specifically for the sensitive and troubled skin. By containing the centella asiatica leaf water, it alleviates the skin trouble while relieving stress. It forms a natural skin protection layer by normalizing the sebum production. When absorbed to the oil gland, Centella Blemish ampule offers the refreshing atmosphere while controlling any overproduced sebum. Centella Blemish ampule removes dirt in your pores and eliminates excessive dead skin cells. By providing hydration, the ampule softens the skins texture. You can expect an immediate effect after applying to any trouble spots.
Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine,1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulos cosDNA.com analysis
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CosRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol pH level 4.30 This has 60% of black bee propolis extract, which is a miracle worker for those with irritated skin, as it soothes and calms, while hydrating your skin. I love my AHA/BHA toner, and was looking for more of a serum product to help control my sebum and to mattify my skin. Even though this serum is marketed as a BHA (beta hydroxy acid) due to its betaine salicylate, it also is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), as it does contain lactic acid and glycolic acid. AHA/BHA products will help unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. Cassia Obtusifolia is a legume (sicklepod) and fights topical infections as it is an anti-fungal. This product is supposed to be non-drying to the skin as well. This product contains no parabens, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, trethanolamine or phthalate. 100 mL $14.67
Description: Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol is a skin-type solution product that solves the daunting problem of complex skin trouble with a combination of Propolis, AHA, natural BHA, and natural moisture-retention ingredients, as well as helping with control of sebum and clearing of dead skin cells. Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol contains little oil, helping with managing sebum and pores, to give the skin cleanliness with no shine or trouble.
Ingredients: Propolis Extract, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, water, Glycolic Acid, Betaine Salicylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil cosDNA.com analysis
So, stay tuned as at the end of the summer, I will have tested these products for at least a month and will give you my impressions of them! I am looking forward to it and I hope you will as well 🙂 Have you tried any of these products and if so, how did they work for you? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
If you are interested in purchasing these from Wishtrend and have never registered with them before, you can use my friends referral number ~ 092847308 ~ to get a $5.00 coupon from them! Register first and wait for the coupon before you place your order. Also, remember to save your welcome and any order emails from Wishtrend. They usually have discount and free shipping codes just for your use in them, so you can save even more money on your next order! If you follow me on Facebook, I also post any flash sales ~ for example, when I purchased this haul, there was a 20% discount for all CosRX products and I did let my FB readers know!
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