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Review – Glytone salicylic acid toner

3 Mar

Ever since I sampled the Proactiv Fading Pads, I’ve been on a quest to find a comparable product that I didn’t have purchase a whole kit to use.

Here is what I thought about the Proactiv.

I started to look for products that have a 2% salicylic acid component like the Fading Pads.  One of the products I found is the Glytone Toner.  You can get this on Amazon and from med spas.

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Ingredients – 2% Salicylic acid., Acetone, benzalkonium chloride, fragrance (Parfum), isopropyl alcohol, polysorbate 20, Red 40 (CI 16035), Water (Aqua), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

Like the Proactiv, this is marketed toward the acne treatment customers.

I am interested in the skin renewing properties that come along with salicylic acid use.

What do I think of the Glytone Toner?

I think I wish it didn’t have acetone and rubbing alcohol as the ingredients.  These are both drying agents, and I’m not really sure what else they do.  Oh yeah, they smell.

Do I think this is on par with the Fading Pads?  Not quite.

I guess it is keeping my skin clear and pores small, but I’m not getting the glowing and the “wow” that I got from Proactiv Fading Pads.

This can be drying and can sting a lot with over use.  Start with one application a day and then move to twice if you prefer.

Will I repurchase?

I will probably look for another alternative first.  If there is nothing else, then I may.

~Anna

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Review – Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution

29 Jan

Kassi got me the best Christmas gift – a box full of samples!!! She called it the AnnaBox.  I have a ton and half of stuff to review, so this may take me a few months.

Anyhooooo, first up –  Review – Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution

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The ingredient list on this thing is crazy long, and I forgot to take a picture of it for you.

What it’s supposed to do –

“effective clarifying solution with pomegranate enzymes”

This effective clarifying solution uses pomegranate enzymes to exfoliate away dead skin cells, revealing a clear, even and brighter complexion.

stimulates cell turn over to allow healthier, newer skin to surface

removes dead skin cells, promoting a more even, uniform complexion

brightens skin tone & promotes smoothness

I used this right after I used the Proactiv Fading Pads, and I must say I was more impressed with how much renewing of skin the Pads did vs Dr. Brand.

Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution retails for $50.00 for 3.9 fl oz of product.   As you can see from my sample, I used a teeny tiny amount compared to what I would get in a full size bottle.

Would my opinion differ had the sample been more generous?  Maybe.  With the bit of solution I had, I rationed it so I could use it for more one day.

To compare, Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads gave you 5 pads saturated to the max with the solution.

My review 

Shrinks pores

Works like a hard working toner

Pleasant scent

Did it renew my skin?  No

Would I buy?  Probably not for $50.00 unless I could try a larger sample.

This is made with a “marine complex” and “vitamin C”.  I think that salicylic acid works better on my skin to renew, which is not an ingredient in this product.

You may like this if you are not a fan of acids or anything harsh on your skin, you are not looking for a drastic change, you don’t like stuff that stings your face.

Happy Wednesday~A

Review – The Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads.

28 Jan

I was really excited to try these because I love any beauty product with any acid as an ingredient.  I’m sick, I know.  But hey, it keeps your skin freaking amazing.

So, let’s get down to business with these Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads.  As you may recall, these were in my January Ipsy Glam Bag.

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I haven’t tried anything from the Proactiv line before.  Even though I don’t have any marks or acne scars fade, I was excited to try these Mark Fading Pads because they boasted a 2% salicylic acid solution.  I am a huge fan of salicylic acid and sadly it usually comes in cleansers or gels as an acne treatment.

BUT IT IS SO GOOD ON YOUR SKIN!

What is it?

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid derived from the bark of a willow tree.  It basically makes your skin shed.

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Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4564208_salicylic-acid-work.html#ixzz2rhuRjhx7

Ok, so what do these Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads actually do and why are you so excited about them?

1) My skin was super soft

2) Pores were teeny tiny

3) Anything that was waiting to erupt under the dermis – GONE

3) Glowing skin

The bad?

As with any Practiv product, you have to get a whole collection to get these.  Since I don’t have acne, I’m spending gagillion dollars on acne treatment. Duh.

But now I had a taste of the salicylic acid goodness,  so I went internet hunting.  I wanted a toner or pads that I can use in a similar way as The Fading Pads.  I may have found it…will review it soon.

Peeled skin is happy skin!

~Anna