Posts Categorized: Over-the-counter
Sorry about the wind noise. I still need to get a new wind screen for the new camera.
I spent a lot of time working with the best formulators in the U.S.A. and together we made the best salicylic acid I’ve ever tried, but I’m coming to realize that there is only so much you can do with salicylic acid. I just don’t think it’s that great of an acne fighting ingredient, no matter how much you bump it up with auxiliary ingredients. In the end, I prefer AHA.
Chemical exfoliants like retinoids (Retin-A, tazorac, etc.), alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid, lactic acid), and salicylic acid, can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Be extra aware of sun protection if you are using any of these products.
Hey you guys. I’ve been swamped around here and haven’t had a half hour free to do a video. I miss it. I’ll try to get back to it on Monday.
I wanted to mention that few people have mentioned that their jojoba oil has arrived with cloudiness or particulates in it. This is normal and to be expected when jojoba oil gets very cold or freezes. The oil is still good and will work just the same, so no worries.
Also, Brandy sent me an interesting video regarding doxycycline, an antibiotic given for acne. Evidently it can get stuck in the esophagus and cause ulcers. Just something to potentially be aware of.
Have a great weekend everybody!
I was feeling a little spaztic the day I filmed these videos–too much coffee I think–but they should suffice to show you how I use AHA. I feel like my elevated energy level may have made the spot treatment video seem a little sales-y, so please forgive me for that. But I really am just so in love with the AHA that our formulators made for us. For me, it works better than any AHA I’ve tried. However, the Acne.org AHA+ or the Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion work for me in the ways I show in the video. If I couldn’t get my hands on the AHA+, the Alpha Hydrox would be my back up.
Salicylic Acid: I’m plodding along with this. Our manufacturer is back from vacation mid-month, so I hope to have something out in the month or two following.
SPF15 Moisturizer: I found a great formula, which is saying a lot. I’ve tried well over 50 samples–I’m pretty sure it’s actually over 60 but I lost count. At any rate, I am loving the latest formula and am just swapping out preservatives right now to get it nice and stable. Once it’s nailed down it takes a few months in FDA required stability tests, after which point I can fill.