Tea Tree Oil is awesome!! I am now able to stop buying at least one of my more expensive 10% Benzoyl-P products!! Happy Days!! This stuff is apparently the equivalent to using 5%BP and it totally works for my oily, acne-prone skin. I just put some on a cotton ball after washing my face with BP soap, (which I am trying to find a natural replacement to as well), then I put on some Jojoba oil mixed with a little bit of rose water...Absolutely Amazing results!! This has even helped get rid of an old keloid and old pimple scars!!
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Panoxyl 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Bar
takayawilliams 4/24/2011 1:18:00 AM
This is the absolute best BP soap on the market and cheaply priced for what it provides!! I have been using this a my cleanser for several years now and will continue to do so....I was told about it when my Dermatologist's office all of a sudden closed, I called around trying to see if any other offices sold similar products to the soap I bought from them, well, this one office I called had an angel on the other end who said, "Well, we don't sell that soap in particular, however, if you look on the back and see the active ingredient, you can probably look online to see if there are some products with that in them." I thanked her and promptly went to surfing the internet for 10% BP products and lo and behold I found this soap and it was carried at every local store in town!! I couldn't believe that all this time this inexpensive little miracle soap was right under my nose! I will NEVER go without this soap, I am a 10% BP'er all they way!
Treatments -Zapzyt - 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Gel
takayawilliams 4/24/2011 1:11:00 AM
I love ZZ, I have been using this product FAITHFULLY for several years and it clears me up and keeps me from having excessive breakouts, yes I still get some here and now....but I think it's mainly from the harsh weather changes in MI, also the way the weather is so up and down here you have to vary how much moisturizer to use EACH day!! Very annoying especially for someone trying to navigate the new hormones of being in her 30's!!! I find that this product adapts extremely well to different moisturizers, just use a damp towel to wipe away white streaks and you're good to go all day and night without looking oily and the price is so cheap for what it does!! GREAT PRODUCT!!!!
Moisturizers -Aubrey Organics - Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip Moisturizing Cream
takayawilliams 4/24/2011 1:00:00 AM
This moisturizer worked well for me for about a year, but I turned 31 and now around menstruation the moisturizer does nothing, I used to mix a bit of rose water and apply morning and night and it was excellent...oh well, on to try jojoba~
I just bought my jojoba oil today and plan on using it strictly as a moisturizer, (added with a little of my rose oil, it felt good going on), to my normal routine....I am only branching out as now that I am in my 30's my skin is changing a bit, especially around my period...I get dryer than I have ever been around my eyes, nose, mouth and neck, very strange, and the rose hip oil/rose water moisturizer wasn't cutting it. I have also tried the Vicco turmeric & sandalwood and it was no big whoop, didn't break me out and I didn't see any real improvements either for the dryness, (the only thing that has made a difference with the sandalwood/turmeric mix is the body soap, really awesome results, but I use it strictly on my lower body, I didn't like the film it left on my face). I did like Burt's Bee's Ageless, but I am frugal (read cheap, lol) and I can't see myself paying $25 every couple weeks because whatever I use on my face I use on my back, chest, neck and upper arms so needless to say, it goes quickly...I will update if this breaks me out or not...hopefully not, I don't want to have to experiment every time I turn a new decade, lol~