As mentioned in my New Skin Care August post, I discussed my extremely oily, acne prone skin and that I suffer from dark circles and dryness under my eyes. I started using the Bare Minerals skincare line along with the Clean & Clear Persa Gel Acne Medication on acne spots. For awhile I noticed a difference and less breakouts. But then, I started breaking out again. I repurchased the True Oasis Oil-Free Replenishing Gel Cream and the Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Serum three times, but I decided to try a couple of other face washes (Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil and Clay Chameleon Face Wash), the Skinlongevity Eye Gel Cream, and when I ran out of the Blemish Remedy Acne Clearing Treatment Serum I did not repurchase it to see if it was really making any difference.
The Skinlongevity eye cream works just as well as the Brilliant Future Age Defense and Renew Eye Cream, so along with the Skinlongevity eye cream, Clay Chameleon, Oil Obsessed, True Oasis, and Skinlongevity anti-aging serum, I decided to give the Sunday Riley acne clearing products a try. You can get this Space Race Fight Acne, Oil + Pores at Warp Speed Kit from Sephora. I have heard lots of good things about Sunday Riley and I also liked the outer space theme and the pretty green packaging.
However, these products are not messing around. My skin quickly went into purge mode. The U.F.O. (ultra-clarifying face oil) was pulling out the bad and the sulfur treatment was burning my skin. The sulfer treatment can be used as a mask and a spot treatment. My skin was so red, dry, and tender after using it as a mask. On more than one occasion I woke up with red dots on my face where I had applied the sulfur treatment as a spot treatment the night before. I have used it very sparingly since the last “red dot” incident. I decided that this line all at once is too much for my skin. I suggest maybe adding one product in and seeing what it does before adding the next. I have oily skin, but this dried my skin out. Right now I am in the process of finishing up the Bare Minerals Clay Chameleon Face Wash, Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil (as a makeup remover), and the Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner.
I ordered the Tatcha Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer and Cleanser which includes The Deep Cleanse and The Water Cream as well as the Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel. Right now I am still breaking out and dealing with redness but since quitting the U.F.O. my skin has calmed down a bit. I’m interested to see if the combination of the Tatcha cleanser and moisturizer, the Origins spot treatment, and the Bare Minerals Skinlongevity anti-aging serum and eye cream work together.