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  1. I said that tretionin 0.05% only cleared me up about 60% and that I was looking for about 80% or more. I did end up finding something that works amazing. Yes, this actually works. Saje Natural Wellness has a kit called the "Zap" kit. Let me tell you, it really does "zap" away unwanted zits. The kit comes with everything you need for a strong morning routine. An antibacterial cleanser, a toner, spot treatment and moisturizer. The spot treatment I use at night instead, and I use benzoyl peroxi
  2. Part of my Night Regime

    I use this as part of my night regime before I got to bed. It removes a lot of the yucky stuff on your face from the day, like oil, dirt, and make-up. Your skin literally feels clean afterwards. I still use a toner to help with any areas I might of missed while cleansing. It's definitely worth the $25. It can be trickier to find, but the eminence website usually has lists of salons that carry their product in the city you live in.
  3. Best Night Moisturizer

    I can't say enough good things about this cream. I bought it at my local Shoppers Drug Mart. I am on .05% Tretionin cream for my acne. While I was going through the purge period, I would use Vitamin E and Tea Tree oil to help with the dryness and the bacteria. When I found this lotion, I bought it instantly. It has a strong tea tree smell to it, and is quite thick. It goes on really nicely and coats the skin on your face and neck really well. In the morning your face might feel a little oily fro
  4. Anyone on a retin A cream such as isotretionin or tretionin knows about the "purge" period. And that purge period is absolute HELL. Take your oily skin and your acne and times it by 56. It's like a nuke bomb goes off on your face. It's horrible! And it lasts for months. My purge period lasted just after 3 months. It took me awhile to figure out what works while on this cream and what doesn't. But I found a way to help this purge period, and this is what I used. -Coconut oil (Pure, organic) -T
  5. shimshim

    Best Acne Regime Yet!!!!

    Best Acne Regime Yet!!!!

    I absolutely LOVE this line by Saje. It's seriously a miracle for my super oily and dry skin. I use this all as a morning routine and it keeps my skin nice and soft and oil free. The cleansing bar is antibacterial, which is great while using a Retin-A cream such as tretionin .05%. I only need to use my retinoid cream 1-2 times a week because of this Zap kit. The toner feels so refreshing and it smells amazing. The spot treatment is AMAZING. lt will dry up the surface pimples within a day. For an
  6. Best face lotion for the day!

    I love this moisturizer. This whole line is amazing. It leaves your skin feeling so fresh and clean, and it really helps with dry AND oily skin. I notice that when I put this on after the toner, during the day my face stays soft and appears less shiny. There is less oil production in general which is really nice. It's only $12 canadian too, so it's really reasonable!
  7. It works but only to a certain degree.

    Going to be straight to the point. It will clear you up about 60%. It will destroy your skin for the first couple months though. Use it at night only, and sparringly. DO NOT put it near your mouth or eyes because those areas will forsurely peel uncontrollably. Use coconut oil as a moisturizer, and tea tree oil (dilute with water) as a toner. Those two things will help A LOT!! If you have some cash, go out and buy the ZAP kit by Saje. You will only need to use this cream once to twice a week th
  8. Works to a degree

    Going to be straight to the point. It will clear you up about 60%. It will destroy your skin for the first couple months though. Use it at night only, and sparringly. DO NOT put it near your mouth or eyes because those areas will forsurely peel uncontrollably. Use coconut oil as a moisturizer, and tea tree oil (dilute with water) as a toner. Those two things will help A LOT!! If you have some cash, go out and buy the ZAP kit by Saje. You will only need to use this cream once to twice a week th
  9. My dermatologist told me it was not uncommon for women to experience adult acne issues after having children. Kids completely change your bodies chemistry and hormone levels. After having a boy, I had elevated testosterone levels. My doctor perscribed me tretitonin .05% and told me to apply it at night, everyday, and use benzoyl peroxide in the mornings if my skin tolerated it. The first 3 months with the Tretitonin was HORRIBLE. My acne was so severe and painful that I didn't want to leave th
  10. I started having acne when I was around 13. It wasn't severe, it stayed very controllable with topical treatments such as oxy clean pads, clearisil pads, and other over the counter treatments. It wasn't until about grade 10, 15 years old that I began having larger problems with acne. It was all over my cheeks and forehead, and was quite embarrassing. And so, my acne journey took me to trying many forms of birth control. Yaz birth control worked wonders for me until i was 18 and became pregnant
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