7 months ago
When I bought this, my skin was in serious distress. I had overdone it on retinoids and it was red, dry, flaky and incredibly irritated at the slightest thing. Even my normal moisturizer was too much for it to tolerate. This serum turned all that around. It is very soothing and my skin just drank it up. It helps the skin hold onto moisture and fights back redness. It's going to be a …Read more
When used every night, this exfoliating treatment tightens and brightens surface skin. I did not notice any effect on older hyperpigmentation, maybe I needed to use it longer (I used one bottle) or perhaps the Solution in its place. It treats active acne effectively, but does nothing for blackheads. I used it in conjunction with the cranberry gommage, 1-2 pumps onto dry skin immediately after …Read more
Bought it because I read it increases or optimizes the efficacy of the Gentle Solution treatment. Therefore, I used the treatment at nighttime and the gommage in the morning. Based on my use, I believe it did help accelerate results. My skin was brighter and smoother. However, over time the treatment is not as effective which then sort of nulled the gommage.
The scrub is gritty (but not in a …Read more
A very gentle chemical exfoliant, based on Witch Hazel, plus Glycolic and Lactic (Milk) acids.Very sticky gel which takes 10 minutes to dry. When it finally dries my skin feels tight and dry, so you may need to pop a moisturiser on top. Didn't irritate my sensitive skin. Don't think I'll buy again as it didn't do anything. Also contains Soy, and I don't want anymore …Read more
A combination physical + chemical exfoliant (acid) that is REALLY effective to get that baby smooth skin. However, the chemical exfoliant Arcona chose is salicylic acid, the cheapest one in teen products like Clean & Clear which has been proven to slightly age, irritate and redden skin over time. I'm surprised they didn't use the glycolic or one of the other natural fruit acids …Read more
11 months ago
I tried this on at a department store and really liked how it felt. Well I was wrong. This really is just an ordinary oil and a high price tag. It is not more hydrating than say regular old rosehips or squalene. Also the bottle design makes it hard to get every drop out. Way to pricey for .5 oz of oil that really didn’t do a lot for my skin. Maybe for someone less dry this may be the answer.
Arcona's Cranberry Toner ready to go on presoaked applicator pads. The pads are very thin and small, and have an exfoliating side and a smooth side. I found them mildly scrubby and not rough at all if I avoid the eyes. Not enough liquid, the pads seem a little dry. One pad barely covers my face to just refresh my skin without any makeup. I can imagine how many I'd need if I did have …Read more
Can't really justify spending $45 on a tiny cleanser. It feels luxurious, but it didn't really do the trick with oily skin. Also it went shockingly fast and I don't think it has any anti aging benefits. I need something harsher and cheaper that does something.