Product Reviews by Katwren

Lotions/ Creams - CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream

5.0
Created with Sketch.

11 months ago

Like many of you, I thought this clogged my pores due to the fatty alcohols. I quit using it, swore it off for years, overhauled my routine after realizing I had fungal acne, and then bought another tub of it expecting a mess of closed comedones and blackheads. I used to over-exfoliate and attack my acne with BP and BHAs, and I blamed my worsening acne on this product rather than my harsh …Read more

17 of 18 people found this helpful. Did you?


Moisturizers - COSRX - Advanced 96 Snail Mucin Power Essence

5.0
Created with Sketch.

11 months ago

I admit that I was pretty weirded out and extremely skeptical about putting snail mucin on my skin, but I changed my tune after a month of using it. This is soothing and speeds up the healing of blemishes and damaged, irritated skin. It is stringy and slimy, but absorbs quickly and has no discernible scent. It is easy to sandwich into a routine, and I apply this to my face and upper body.

6 of 6 people found this helpful. Did you?


Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - De La Cruz 10% Sulfur Ointment

5.0
Created with Sketch.

11 months ago

I will use this until the end of time. It is cheap and effective at treating acne, fungal acne, and rosacea. I use as directed and follow up with a super gentle and basic routine and the results I have gotten are very good. It reduces redness, swelling, and active acne, plus gently exfoliates.
Yes, it stinks, and gets stinkier when water touches it. Who cares: smell like eggs, have …
Read more

7 of 7 people found this helpful. Did you?


Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

2.0
Created with Sketch.

11 months ago

I am glad this worked for so many people, but I would strongly caution anyone with sensitive skin or fungal acne against using it. I have sensitive, acne prone skin (fungal and hormonal) and this was extremely irritating. It exacerbated acne, rosacea, and dryness on my skin, which in turn stretched out my pores and created a lot of closed comedones. If you don't have fungal acne, I would …Read more

6 of 6 people found this helpful. Did you?


Moisturizers - HADA LABO - Gokujyun Perfect Gel

5.0
Created with Sketch.

11 months ago

First: this is MOST effective over damp or wet skin, and followed by a more occlusive moisturizer, ointment, or balm (prob not necessary if you are super oily.) Applying this over dry skin and over-applying can lead to a very sticky finish and can potentially increase dehydration. Pea to dime-sized amount is plenty for the face.

This is super hydrating on my problematic skin, and …
Read more

6 of 6 people found this helpful. Did you?


Moisturizers - CeraVe - Healing Ointment

5.0
Created with Sketch.

11 months ago

Pros:
significantly less greasy and sticky than Aquaphor ointment and Vaseline
easy to spread over damp and dry skin
healing for blemishes, skin wounds, and irritated skin
reduces redness
protects skin from moisture loss and environmental stressors
contains excellent skin repairing ingredients
Cons:
expensive
packaging is. . . weird? choose between a …
Read more

13 of 13 people found this helpful. Did you?


Toners - Silk Naturals - 2% BHA Toner

5.0
Created with Sketch.

11 months ago

I have tried SOO MANY BHA PRODUCTS. HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS WORTH. And this little inexpensive underdog is the best one (for me).

Skin history: dehydrated, hormonal acne AND fungal acne, mild rosacea, large pores, cc's, blackheads and visible SF's on my t-zone.

Let me be clear: I did NOT purchase this to help with acne, I purchased this to help clear closed comedones …
Read more

3 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?