This post will be about the other random products that I have tried to help manage my acne.
Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Cleanser
This product contains 1.5% salicylic acid for the treatment for acne. The product is fairly liquid as opposed to a thick gel and it is bright blue. The product smells slightly herbal/minty and froths up very well. I personally did not find that this product did anything for my acne as I did not see any difference in the amount of pimples I had ( I still had the same amount of acne come and go). It is, however, a pretty good cleanser as after the wash, the face feels fresh. I do like the slightly tingly minty feeling when I am washing my face.
I would not buy this product again just because it did not do what it was meant to do, reduce the acne. However, I do like their concept where the more people whom buy their products, the more they will lower their prices.
Where to buy:
Myer, David Jones, online
250ml at $36
St-Ives Green Tea Scrub
This cleanser is marketed to clear breakout & Soothe skin. I absolutely love the smell of this cleanser. I usually use this cleanser when I feel that my skin needs an absolute scrubbing, usually about once a week. NO, you’re not supposed to scrub the skin off your face but YES, you are supposed to take dirt off your face. When using this product, the granules are fairly big and rough as compared to other brands. The particulates are slightly smoother than the St.Ives Apricot Scrub – Blemish Fighting. I have had instances when the granules went into my eye whilst I was rinsing the product off my face. It is difficult to get the granule out of the eye!! This product did not make any difference to the amount of pimples on my face but I did feel that my skin was much smoother, especially since I sometimes have flaking skin from the pimple treatment. It does have 1% salicylic acid meant for treatment of acne. I have been using this product for the past 6 months and I still have more than half of the product left.
For the price, it makes a pretty good exfoliator (be careful on how hard you exfoliate as it can make you breakout more). As it did not make any difference for the acne, I would possibly buy this product again because of its exfoliating purpose.
Where to buy:
Coles, Woolworths, pharmacies (Priceline, Amcal, Cincottas, Chemist Warehouse etc)
150ml for AUD$9.99
Origins Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea
This cleanser has a very nice flowery/tea smell. It has a creamy texture and when lathered up, very creamy and smooth feeling. I love this cleanser because it leaves my face feeling fresh and clean. This cleanser is not specifically for acne skin but the Origins salesperson had recommended it just to soothe the irritated skin. It has definitely left my skin much more relaxed. After washing my face, the skin does not feel stretched as though it’s been completely stripped of all oils. (natural oils are good for your skin so it is a good idea not to take all of it off.)
This cleanser is very soothing for me and I love the thick creamy texture. I also love the smell of this cleanser. I would buy this cleanser again.
Where to buy:
Myer, David Jones, Online
150ml for AUD$43.00