I decided to try the FaceB4* range with the hopes it will keep these breakouts under lock & key and even maybe the odd hormonal breakouts. I am normally so dedicated to my reviews and will go the whole nine yards but unfortunately a fortnight into this, I had to stop, listen to my skin & tears.
"Cry me a river,
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river"
The ProductsFaceB4 Daily Cleansing Foam (100ml £14.95) This is an antibacterial face wash which is actually a duo, the cleanser and toner come out of one pump and the serum FaceB4 After Cleansing Serum (30ml £14.95), to use after you have cleansed and toned. The duo facial wash has a "patented ultra biocidal complex including Salicylic Acid" which is to help spots, redness and blemishes by removing the skins impurities.
RoutineEvery morning and night, I would use just these products. I never used any moisturiser because I wanted to just use what they provided. I would pump the foam into my hand after I've wet my skin and massage in circular motions over the skin making sure I clean around the problem areas. Once I've rinsed this off with warm water I move onto the serum, the serum I found different from others I have used, it was light but moisturising enough to not need a moisturiser afterwards.
ResultsWithin the first week, I started to get little rashes and became more oily on my skin. I had previously managed to get my oily parts of the skin under control so for this to begin to make my skin more oily it was strange. I then started getting odd spots around my mouth, chin and one big spot under my skin. Bordering on boil like, never had a spot like that before. When I ranted about this on Twitter a few followers said maybe my skin is just purging, on the purging topic, I've read two arguments that purging is bull and that purging is helpful, whatever it is, my skin was reacting badly. After two weeks, I just couldn't anymore. If this is meant to help me, I don't want it. If this is the a reverse of the calm before the storm, I can't hang it out.
Overall ThoughtsThe smell of the dual antibacterial wash has a slight bleach smell to it, it's a very medicinal scent, nothing you'd want to inhale and take in. There's no denying the antibacterial factor, I found the duo, drying for my skin once it was rinsed off. I didn't mind the serum, as I said previously it's light, easily absorbed and moisturising. Since using that, I really stuck to skincare that's natural and of course battled the pigmentation aftermath!
*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!