I continue my quest to solve my skin issues. I have acne, acne scaring, discoloration, dark circles, large pores, and attempt to fight oily skin as well as deal with dry patches. It seemed for a while the Bare Minerals products were providing me with moisture while simultaneously reducing acne breakouts. However, over time it seemed my skin built up a tolerance. I was not sure if the Blemish Remedy Acne Clearing Treatment Serum was actually making a difference so I may revisit that product but between my current routine and the Bare Minerals routine, I tried the Sunday Riley Space Race Fight Acne, Oil + Pores at Warp Speed Kit which, after experiencing an intense purge and horrible aftermath, I determined these products to be way too harsh for my skin.
As someone who does not like to waste money, I make a point to use up all my products before purchasing anything new. However, in the case of the Sunday Riley products, the only product I finished was the Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner because the The U.F.O. (ultra-clarifying face oil) and the sulfur treatment seemed to irritate and in the case of the sulfur mask, burn my skin. I finished up the Bare Minerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil (as a makeup remover). I ordered the Tatcha Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer and Cleanser which included mini sizes of The Deep Cleanse and The Water Cream. I used up the mini of The Water Cream and purchased the full size. So my routine for the past two weeks has included:
- Makeup Removal
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleaning Towelettes and Shiseido Instant Eye and Lip Makeup Remover (purchased for $16 at TJ Maxx or Marshalls)
Tatcha The Deep Cleanse or Bare Minerals Clay Chameleon Face Wash
Skinlongevity Anti-Aging Serum
Skinlongevity Eye Gel Cream and Tatcha The Water Cream
- Acne Treatment
Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel
So let’s talk about Tatcha. Tatcha was inspired by the cleansing methods of Japanese Geisha. A cruelty-free brand, using natural ingredients, Tatcha provides people with a multitude of products for all skin types. Read more about Tatcha here. The packaging appears so luxurious and the texture and smell of the actual products seem just as lux.
Opening the package after it arrived, I noticed the products were packed carefully and included a handwritten note. The packaging is beautiful and also inspired by Japanese traditions. With each order you can choose three samples and the website seemed to constantly have active coupon codes for free products and free shipping. If you subscribe to the email list, you will receive the Polished Rice Enzyme Powder with your first purchase. I have enjoyed the cleanser and moisturizer so far. I do not believe these products are impacting my skin in a negative way. I look forward to trying more. Keep in mind that this is not the most expensive skin care brand but it is definitely considered high end.
Once I have used up the Bare Minerals Clay Chameleon Face Wash, and Skinlongevity Eye Gel Cream, I may purchase a full size of another Tatcha cleanser and an eye cream. I also may repurchase the Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy Acne Clearing Treatment Serum. I do not think that the Shiseido Eye and Lip Makeup Remover and the Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel are remarkable products by any means. Once again, I have not seen any wrinkle reduction that I can directly attribute to the Bare Minerals Skinlongevity Anti-Aging Serum but I also do not have major lines. However I have been using the product for seven months so I may explore other anti-aging serums.