I'm a little bit excited. I haven't had an AHA to use since The Swelling of '09, but now that it's getting colder, my skin is getting dryer (read: flakier), so I though I might look for an alternative to Dan's AHA.
I remembered that Wynne had a link in her signature about AHAs or glycolic acid or something, so I checked it out, and decided to pick up a bottle of Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner, which has both AHA and BHA, so I figured I'd give it a shot.
Found it at Jewel. No problem. And it was only, like, $7.99 for 8.5 oz. So that's pretty rad. And, like, I was looking at the ingredients:
Water Purified, SD Alcohol 40, Glycolic Acid, Witch Hazel, Sodium PCA, Salicylic Acid, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Extract, Peppermint Extract, Allantoin (Comfrey Root) , Sodium Lactate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)
Glycolic acid, salicylic acid, witch hazel, aloe... This stuff is, like, chock full of all sorts of things that are supposed to be good for your skin. Plus it hasn't made me swell up so far! And that's great!
So I've been using the toner in the morning and my BP at night for the past two days.
I was actually breaking out for a while. Not bad, but consistently for a few months. Like, a few spots at any given time. I couldn't figure out what the heck I was doing wrong (although, admittedly, I've strayed from The Regimen quite a bit). I just got a new tube of BP, though, and it seems to be working better. At least I hope it is. I hate breaking out. : P
Anyway, just wanted to make a quick update. I don't know why I'm so excited about this toner, but I am.
But yeah, that's all. On to a blissful Friday night full of bad movies on VHS and pieeeeee!