|Enca AC Drying Pinky Powder 15ml $10.99*|
I've been lucky with my recent skincare routine. I don't wear make-up on a daily basis, I just go out with cream on my face and that's me for the day, if sometimes I feel a little plain, might put on some mascara but I find I like to let my skin breathe as much as possible. I do find my skin likes to rebel once make-up has been worn, kind of screams at me, throws a tantrum and gives me a few spots. Once I got on last week, I thought it was about time to try the newest Wishtrend product that had arrived Enca AC Drying Pinky Powder.
Product Blurb: Do not let yourself frustrated by skin troubles and acne scars any more with a touch of AC Drying Pinky Powder. AC Drying Pinky Powder will return your smile by soothing the most tenacious skin troubles and nourish and maintain your skin to its mildest and softest form. AC Drying Pinky Powder is even more effective with its powerful skin care ingredients: Portulaca oleracea extract and Grapefruit peel extract. - Taken from Wishtrend.net
Ingredients: Isopropylalcohol, Calamine, Water, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Camphor, Beta Vulgaris(Beet) Root Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Azelaic Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, Methylparaben.
Methylparaben: The six most commonly used forms of paraben are Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, p-Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, n-Butylparaben and Benzylparaben. Parabens are used due to there properties to help extend shelf life of our products. There's been some controversy surrounding parabens with possible links to breast cancer, it was found in breast tumour samples but nothing has been scientifically established that parabens are linked to breast cancer.
The longterm use of parabens on skin was reopened and studied by the French at the time they suggested parabens may accumulate in tissue over time. After applying paraben to the skin surface every 12 hours for 36 hours, it was found that repeated applications every 12 hours increased quantities of parabens moving across the skin barrier for the first 24 hours but after 36 hours the parabens had not increased in quantity.
Different reports suggest that parabens aren't good for you and can cause skin damage, eye damage, male fertility issue and increase the risk of breast cancer cells. While others do say that parabens haven't been scientifically proven to cause these problems.
From my research of these reports, these test were conducted on animals besides the paraben found within the breasts.
Smell: This does have a very strong smell, best way to describe it is like nail polish remover ( thank you Grace for waking my brain cells for that )When I let my nan smell it as she hates the smell of nail polish remover, she said it smelt like her 'rum mixture' which is ,something she brought over from Jamaica when she left and has stayed true to, it's good for muscles aches, spasms, oh God the works and to me it smells more like that than nail polish remover but of course you've never smelt it so nail polish remover is the next best thing. It's strong, potent BUT what I found was if the smell is a bother for you, use it at night. I found the smell didn't last once it was applied on he skin. (I was hoping it smelt like calamine lotion, ah the days of chicken pox)
Ease Of Use: It's simple enough, as I was using this before I was going to bed I did my night time routine but avoided the area where the spot was so the pinky powder to be applied directly on this.
Once dried, wash off - but I did this at night so I let the pinky powder get to work during my beauty sleep.
The Morning After: O.k. so some of it had been wiped off by my pillow but that's fine as I'm sure once it has dried and got to the root of the problem, it's working. So I washed it off and was really impressed that the redness and the spot itself had reduced in size and colour.
I was thoroughly impressed. The results are there, I applied it on the 7th March, the next morning results were on the 8th March and even on the 9th the spot had started to go down more so. Besides the smell which doesn't last it does work. Besides from the paraben included it's a good product, not too expensive for something that has proven to work on my skin.
Rating: 4½ / 5
The other ladies in the panel:
Sarah from Life in a Breakdown // Grace from All That Slap // Liss from Latino Look // Bex from Futures and our well organised WUBB Panel Organiser Donah of SweetjellyBean
*This product was sent to me for consideration for a review. This does not sway my opinion. This is 100% my view and research is that of my own!