So in my last review I wrote about a primer I am using and it has broken me out, probably the worst its been in a while (that was caused by cosmetics as opposed to my MS treatments). They're all over my face and deep, painful ones. So I went straight to what I find to be the best blemish treatment I've come across : Burt's Bees Natural Anti - Blemish Targeted Spot Treatment.
This product retails for about $14.99 CAD and you can get it at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and on Well.ca. There's a lot of product in this little guy and it smells great too. The mixture of ingredients such as Tea Tree, Witch Hazel and Willow Bark Extract help to reduce the size and redness of zits.
I put this on all of my acne before I went to bed and I woke up this morning with them half the size. The painful ones don't hurt anymore it's amazing! I've tried other brands and even the toothpaste treatment but nothing ever compares to this one. Side Note : Make sure you don't put it too close to your eyes, if they're sensitive, the fragrance may irritate them.
If you've never tried Burt's Bees before I really recommend them. They have baby products, makeup and skincare that is all about being good for the environment and good for us.
"We've committed ourselves to making the world a little greener, a little cleaner, by doing what bees do best: working hard on natural products that people love—and leaving only goodness behind." - Burt's Bees Website
If you want to find out more about their initiatives and all aspects of their company including ingredients, packaging or carbon footprint, check them out here !
If you have a favourite Burt's Bees product, post it down below !
It's been a little while since my last beauty post so I am back with another review!
What Is It? : This is the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil that popped up on shelves recently.
What Is the Price ? : $50.00 CAD
Packaging : The packaging is a nice glass bottle with a sleek glass lid. Minimal look which I like and with the benefit of the dropper you can't go wrong.
Purpose : This product is a dual function. It was created to act as a deep moisture serum to help with dry skin, fine lines etc while performing as a primer before applying your foundation. When using as a serum, give your skin about 4 weeks to start to see any difference.
Wear : I have a very oily T - Zone and I found this primer unfortunately made me extremely shiny by the end of the day. To many, this is a great product but for me, I can't buy any product without being specifically made for oily skin otherwise I look like I sweat it out at the gym for 2 hours earlier.
Photo from Sephora.com
I don't think I will continue to use this as a face primer but rather a serum before I go to bed at night. It has a blend of 15 essential oils, each with many benefits for the skin making it fantastic to also use on your cuticles, elbows and even on the ends of your hair! I usually break out in smaller pimples but since using this product, I have been breaking out in very painful ones, it's too much oil for my skin.
I think I would still buy this regardless as the price for an all over body oil is still cheaper than some other brands for the same type of product. Plus an extra bonus is when you travel this is a multi function product so you don't have to pack as much in your makeup / toiletries kit!
Overall, I think it is worth it if you have normal to dry skin or even as a person with an oily complexion and you know your skin can tolerate oil but this isn't for me! I will continue to use it up and still love Smashbox but if you need an extra push, it's cruelty free :) Have you tried this product before, what are your thoughts on it?!