evologie Intensive Blemish Serum

evologie intensive blemish serum

I never have a lot of blemishes at one time, but I usually have one enormous honkin’ pimple somewhere that can be contributed to cystic acne.  That’s the kind that feels like a marble is underneath your skin and just grows and grows and grows and turns bright red.  Quite lovely, really.

I had been using various spot treatments which seemed to do nothing but dry out the top layers of my skin and give me a huge honkin’ flaky pimple.  I received a sample of this serum in my Birchbox  one month and I have bought nothing else since.

When I feel a big lump starting under my skin, I put this on immediately.  Overnight the lump is noticeably smaller and not red.  It prevents the spot from turning into a huge blemish and it prevents my brother from calling me “Cyclops.”  It’s slightly expensive but it is so worth it.  I will never run out of this and I can’t imagine finding a product that works better than this one.

Cost:  $35.00 on Birchbox

Packaging:  Plastic pump.  Product comes out when you push on the top.

Scent/Taste:  Smells like eucalyptus and menthol and all sorts of natural goodness.

Bear in Mind:  A little goes a long way – press the pump lightly so as not to waste what I feel is white gold.

I Wish:  It wasn’t so expensive, but as I said, it’s easy to justify because it works so well.

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Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

I am obsessed with this balm stain.  It goes on so easily with no need for lip liner.  It is moisturizing and it does turn into a stain.  I own two colors already and plan on trying them all.  It really doesn’t get any easier than this.

Cost:  $6.00 – $9.00 online

Packaging:  Standard plastic crayon-type applicator.  The bottom twists up to expose more product when necessary.

Scent/Taste:  Slightly floral scent.  No taste.  The scent is not overpowering enough to be able to smell it when it’s on your lips.

Bear in Mind:  You should exfoliate your lips before applying this in the morning.  The product will grab onto any lip flakes and make sure that everyone in the world sees them.

I Wish:  The color selection is fairly limited and heavy on the pastels.  I’d like to see more oranges and browns.

Overall Rating:    4 of 5 owls