Ok, for years I have been searching for a product to clear my skin. My skin isnt too bad, some red acne scars and melasma on my forehead and cheeks and some freckles on my nose. I have mild acne, and tend to get cystic acne occassionally. My regimens have included two rounds of Accutane, Rosula, Tri-Luma, tetricycline, Differin, and clearisil. These products worked to some degree but did not clear up my face as I wanted. I began reading on makeup alley about skin care products and read just about every review on Obagi. I was hesitant at first because my skin tends to get red and burnt feeling with harsh products. My doctor gave me a prescription of RetinA Micro and I began to use that every other night for about two weeks. It began to rid my face of the acne scars, slowly, with some minor flaking. I then purchased Obagi Clear, Blender, and Exfoderm on Ebay. I put the Clear and Exfoderm on in the morning underneath my makeup and then at night put the clear, blender (mixed with retina) on. I did three nights on one night off only becasue my face tolerated it. On the fourth day I had some minor-major peeling around my chin and eyes. I have been using the product for three weeks and after the second week I saw a dramatic difference, no kidding. My face was clear, my melasma was gone, and very little acne. I was amazed that a product actually did what it said it would do. I am now on my fourth week and my skin looks better than it has in years, honestly. I wanted to share this because, as like many others, I was reluctant to purchase such an expensive product. I am glad I did. I did not have any purging, burning or extreme peeling. I do use a buff-puff on the fourth day gently, to remove the dead skin. I was able to sooth the flaking with moisturizer, and best of all these products went well under my makeup. They did not clog my pores, make my foundation greasy or cakey. Sometimes my face was a little shiny, but nothing more than what a normal moisturizer would do. If you are thinking about this product, I highly recommend it. Use it slowly until your face adjusts, if you notice flaking hold off a day, all you need is a pea-sized amount of each. You can mix clear and exfoderm in the am and then put the clear on at night, let it absorb, then mix a pea sized amount of bender with a pea sized amount of retina and put it on over the clear at night. This is the best!
After reading every review on foundation and concealers I decided to give this a try. My skin is dry most of the time with very mild acne, I have tried clinique, bare minerals, prescriptives, and many others and this was the best so far. It looked flawless on my face, covered everything, did not feel heavy, and stayed on. I also took a sample of honest face by cosmedicine, it doesnt have much coverage but it was good too! I will buy this again....most definitely