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I like how this is the only rated thread I've ever seen on acne.org :lol:

Sounds like things are going great! Sulfur does the same thing for me if I overuse it. Keep up the good work and clear skin is around the corner :D

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Haha, erm, I may have rated it myself when I was trying to figure out what the stars were. And I can't really unrate it...I tried...but this log is 5-star quality anyway right? right? Ah.

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you're peeling as well? :D

Yeah, I've never experimented with doing peels myself. I just need to be careful. No peeling today! It appears after each peel I didn't peel the same day, the day after, but the 2nd and 3rd day are bad! No peeling today though. But I have a new plan of attack to prevent bad peeling, I'll see if it works!! It involves leaving the salicylic on for less than 2 minutes, and waiting 10 days before the next peel. For upkeep, I want to try an azelaic/mandelic acid serum that will reduce redness and shallow comedones, while attempting spot treating with the salicylic every couple days, leaving for less than 2 minutes. That way I annihilate all actives. As it stands:

salicylic/sufur - treatment

azelaic/mandelic, manuka cream and BB cream - prevention

enzyme spray, HA serum, hydralight moisturizer and organic cream whip w/ SPF - protect and soothe

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I peel only by day 5 and done peeling by day 10. So good luck! Don't be too harsh on your skin. Give your skin 3 weeks between peels!


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I'm going to try 10 days between my peels I think. It just depends on the strength of the peel and resilience of your skin.

Very true, there was a member here who did peels weekly, used a clarisonic, Bb cream, retinol, aha/bha cleansers, and stuff like that on a day to day basis, minus the peels. Her skin looked great!

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How strong is your peel? It took me 12 days to complete the peeling process. No wonder pores are clogged so easily! The dead skin does not want to shed unless there's some acids going on. T_T


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How strong is your peel? It took me 12 days to complete the peeling process. No wonder pores are clogged so easily! The dead skin does not want to shed unless there's some acids going on. T_T

Just 15%, and I apply HA after and creams after. I'm talking with an esthetician who might try a 30% peel. Now that concentration would have much worse peeling. And it's true that some skin has a tendency of being "thick," and we have to exfoliate somehow. Some people do wonderfully letting their skin do its natural shedding (hence caveman regimen). Most people with acne aren't so lucky!

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Hi guys! So, I decided to post exactly what I'm putting on my face. If anyone reads this and sees any red flags, please, I beg you, tell me. I'm not all-knowing, despite having acne for 10 years!

Morning

GoW Tea Tree Oil Cleanser:

Glycerin Based Soap

- mild to skin

Distilled Water

- hydrating

- solvent

Coco-Betaine

- foam enhancer surfactant, mild

Lemon Fruit Extract

- antibacterial

- antiseptic

- astringent [gentle]

Honeysuckle Extract

- tonic

- antibacterial

- anti-inflammatory

- cooling

Manuka Honey

- antimicrobial

- bacteria inhibitor

- healing

Tea Tree Oil

- germicidal

- antiseptic

- healing

- antifungal

Cellulose Gum

- thickener

Glycerin

- humectant

- vegetable derived

- literally draws moisture out of the air to skin when applied topically

Seabuckthorn Seed Oil

- healing

- antibacterial

- retains moisture to skin

- softening

- attacks the demodex mite

Neem Oil

- antibacterial

- antiviral

- antifungal

- antiparasitic

Citric Acid

- astringent

- antioxidant

- pH adjuster

Sodium Hyaluronate [bio-engineered source]

- hydrating

Geogard

- paraben free, broad spectrum preservative

DDF 10% Sulfur and Manuka Honey mask, 10 minutes leave on

Active Ingredient: Sulfur 10%

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Bentonite, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, PVP, Diazolidinyl Urea, Glycerin, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium PCA, Allantoin, Propylparaben, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol

Red Wine Vinegar Toner

Red Wine Vinegar, Distilled Water, Optiphen (broad spectrum, paraben free preservative)

AHA/BHA Toner

Distilled Water, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid (2% strength of acids)

Mandelic 10% Serum

Distilled Water

- hydrant

- solvent

Rooibos (red) Extract

- excellent anti-oxidant

Mandelic Acid

- improves skin texture

- refines pore size

- lightens hyper pigmentation

- improves skin tone

- excellent surface exfoliant

Organic Grape Alcohol

- preservative

- astringent

Lactic Acid

- gentle AHA exfoliant

L-lysine

- water binding

- moisturizing

- emollient

Sodium PCA

- natural moisturizer

- water binding to the skin

Panthenol B-5

- penetrating moisturizer

Sodium Lactate:

- ph adjuster

- moisturizer

Hyaluronic Acid

- hydrates skin

- can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water

Banana Healing Serum

Distilled Water

- hydrating

- solvent

Banana Distillate

- hydrating

- wonderful, natural scent

Glutathione

- healing

- encourages healthy cell development

More on glutathione:

- it is the major antioxidant produced by the body. Antioxidants such as vitamins C or E cannot be made by your body and in fact could not work properly if glutathione were not present.

- Our immune systems depend on a steady supply of glutathione. Without it, our immune defenses become weakened.

- It is important in detoxifying many substances including heavy metals, breakdown products of cigarettes and automobile exhaust, many cancer-causing agents, and a multitude of pollutants and toxins we encounter on a daily basis.

- The major source of energy produced in our cells is derived from tiny structures called mitochondria. These mitochondria would literally burn up without the presence of glutathione.

Orchid Root Extract

- protects skin

- repairs skin damage

L-carnosine

- extends the life of skin cells

- protects cells from oxidation-induced stress damage

- rejuvenates aging cells

- maintains cellular homeostasis

Hyaluronic Acid-biofermentation sourced

- extremely hydrating

- moisturizing

Cosmocil CQ

- preservative

- non-paraben, does not release formaldehyde

Mychelle Fruit Enzyme Spray

Aqua/Water/Eau (Water), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel Water), Polyglyceryl 4 Caprate (Vegetable), Polysorbate 20 (Plant), Alcohol Denatured (Grain/NOP Certified Organic), Glycerin (Vegetable/NOP Certified Organic), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) (Lavender Oil/NOP Certified Organic), Deuterium Oxide (D20 Heavy Water), Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) (Pineapple Stem Powder), Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen Peel Extract), Pectin (Fruit Enzymes), Curcuma Longa (Turmeric Root Extract), Honey

Skin Clear Cream

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Cocos nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Manuka Honey Active 20+, Emulsifying Wax NF, Palm Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Simmondsia chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Persea americana (Avocado) Oil, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), Essential oils, Leptospermum scoparium (Organic Manuka) Essential Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Zinc Oxide, Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Salix nigra (Organic Black Willowbark) Extract, Mannan, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Kunza erichoides (Kanuka) Essential Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Siam benzoin resin (Styax benzoin oil), Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid. 74% organic content. No parabens, artificial fragrances or colorants

BB Cream

I don't have an ingredients list!

Night:

GoW Tea Tree Oil Cleanser

see morning regimen

DDF 10% Sulfur and Manuka Honey mask, 30 minutes leave on

see morning regimen

Red Wine Vinegar Toner

see morning regimen

Glycolic 30% Serum

Contains Ultrapure® Glycolic Acid* (30%), deionized water, chamomile extract, ethoxydiglycol, allantoin, panthenol, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium hyaluronate (45%), benzyl alcohol, methylisothiazolinone. (*USP certified)

3 drops HA Serum w/ Blue Mallow extract

Distilled Water

- hydrating

- solvent

Blue Mallow Extract

- healing

- soothing

- protecting

L-Carnosine

- extends life of skin cells

- protects cells from oxidation-induced stress damage

- rejuvenates aging cells

- maintains cellular homeostasis

Hyaluronic Acid 1% [bio-engineered source]

- hydrating

- holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water

Optiphen

- broad spectrum, paraben free preservative

[does not release formaldehyde]

Mychelle Fruit Enzyme Spray

see morning regimen

Skin Clear Cream

see morning regimen

Majik Anti-PopUp Blemish Gel (on problem areas)

Lemongrass Hydrosol

- astringent

- tonic

- antifungal

- antioxidant

- refreshing

Distilled Water

- hydrating

- solvent

Azeloyl Glycine [derivative of Azelaic Acid]

- sebum normalizer

- skin whitener [not bleaching]

- anti-bacterial

- anti-inflammatory

- guaranteed 10% strength for effectiveness

Niacinimide

- helps to strengthen and repair a damaged skin barrier

- anti-inflammatory

- soothing

- healing

- works fast to reduce redness/inflammation

- no side effects [water soluble and flushes away in the system]

- rejuvenating

- does not become resistant to fighting bacteria strains

Lactic Acid

- gentle exfoliant

- moisturizer

- anti-microbial

Coconut Cream [true coconut from the fruit, organic, unrefined]

- softening

- smoothing

- very high in lauric acid [anti-viral properties]

- helps to naturally dry out blemishes

Superoxide Dismutase

- antioxidant

- soothing

- powerful free radical scavenger

Cellulose Gum

- natural thickener

Geogard

- broad spectrum, paraben free preservative

[does not release formaldehyde]

Dermify 5% Sulfur (on problem areas)

*Active Ingredient/100% Natural: Sulfur Colloid (5%) **Other Ingredients/100% Natural: Purified Water, Fullers Earth, Kaolin, Bentonite, Micronized Diatomaceous Earth, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Flower Extract, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot)Fruit Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract. ***Contains NO: Parabens, Phthalates, Soaps, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Colorants, Fillers, Synthetic Fragrance.

Oh my lord that is a lot of stuff to put on your face...


95% Acne Clear!

AM:

Dan's Cleanser

Dan's BP

Dan's Moisturizer

PM:

Dan's Cleanser

Dan's BP

Dan's Moisturizer


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^That's all the ingredients lists of all my products (just to be clear lol). I've never used so many products at once, and probably won't continue to. But why not try, you know?

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MM, I love intense PIE! :lol:

Sounds like a risky gamble, and I don't like gambling, but sometimes you win. I hope you win!

So it sounds like the BB cream actually does improve the condition of your skin, and is not just a neutral/safe product? hm... Though I'm not a fan of chemical stews, I can't say there wouldn't be times where I would love for my skin to look a bit better then it would, and I never have success with "acne safe" concealers, so this might be the best bet. Do you think it sinks in well enough?

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