When my skin was going crazy (or cray-cray, as I like to call it), I decided to give these products a go and used them together. I cannot remember which cleanser it was that I used (I think it was the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Facial Wash) but other than that, I stopped using all other products I was trying out to help calm down my skin and only used these three products.
I don't think I can ever stop singing love for rosewater. Aside from its gorgeous scent, rosewater has many benefits for the skin. It helps to maintain the skin's pH balance and can hydrate and moisturise the skin. It has antiseptic and microbial properties and helps fight acne as well as fade scars. Rosewater cools the skin and does not irritate the skin making it suitable for sensitive skin. I could go on and on but then I'd never stop - hee! At that point of time, I was actually using the Boots 100% Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz but I have tried many other brands of rosewater after that and they all pretty much give me the same results. I just try my best to make sure that there is no alcohol in the product and I'm good to go!
Boots Botanics Ultra Calm Skin Calming Serum
If there is one product that soothes my sensitive skin and calms the redness of my skin, this is it. This serum is infused with a blend of marshmallow, liquorice and Linden flower which claims to uniquely soothe and immediately leave the skin comforted. I have to agree. After using this day and night straight for 2-3 weeks, my skin condition drastically improved. It became less splotchy, less red, and jut looked more calm and less irritated generally. This serum is an extremely light gel which blends easily into the skin and does not leave it feeling greasy or sticky. It's a shame we cannot get this in Malaysia, but I sometimes get friends who are coming back from the UK to purchase this, or purchase this in Boots Thailand whenever I go to Thailand. A skin-saver product for me, this is!
The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream
I was randomly browsing the shelves of a Body Shop store in the UK when a sales assistant came up to me. She saw my skin back then and recommended I try this range. I told her I was hesitant because so many products did nothing for my inflamed and pimpled skin and she gave me a sample of this cream. I finished the sample and was so impressed that I went back and purchased it. Although branded as a night cream, I do not find the texture of this cream very heavy. It has a quite light texture and is scent-free, making it perfect for skin types adverse to fragrance. It does not leave the skin feeling sticky and greasy and provides adequate moisture to my skin. Back then, I used a pea-sized amount of this product day and night and after 2-3 weeks, my skin really improved
So those are the three products that helped clear up my skin. I am just so glad I found a combination of products that worked for me, and ever since, I have been faithfully repurchasing these products, and will continue to do so!
What are the products that help you stay pimple-free? I'd love to know some different products! =D