I probably haven’t been this excited or enthusiastic about a product in a long time. And bonus that you can find it for under $10. My facialist recommended using this as spot treatment on my occasional cystic acne on my chin. But it can also be used to treat redness or irritation. It contains zinc and sulfur and has the consistency of a pasty cream. I know it doesn’t sound that appealing but this stuff is magical! I also used this on redness on my nose and a scrape on my knee. Healing was accelerated and my blemish has improved dramatically. The tint also made my complexion look even, albeit a little matte where I used it for spot treatment. Don’t worry about the smell – it is very subtle. This will have a permanent place in my arsenal for great skin.
Seems like such an insult to get acne when you are in your twenties and thirties. I never had problem skin when I was a teenager, so I thought I was home free… think again! I have had stubborn breakouts on my chin and forehead since I was in my early twenties. Never more than one at a time, but very annoying nonetheless. I would just let the pimple heal itself over 5-7 days (if I could resist picking), until…. i found this. I already admired Renée Rouleau, a fellow Texan, a great deal and wasn’t hesitant to try one of her products. With just two nights of using this, my blemish is well on the way to healing. The formula contains camphor-drying agent, Sulfur-antiseptic/anti-bacterial and Zinc Oxide-antiseptic/anti-bacterial. Definitely worth a couple of nights with a white dot covering that nasty zit. ($27.50)
Laura Mercier is known for creating the “flawless face” with her four-step routine. I am definitely not one to sign up for so many steps in a makeup routine, but her refined process and products really do lend to a blemish-free and well, “flawless”, appearance. Recently, she threw us lazy-types a bone with the introduction of the undercover pot. This pot consolidates steps three and four into one product – use the top to conceal and then the translucent powder is conveniently stored below to set your look. The oil-free secret camouflage, a long-time cult favorite, is creamy enough to cover blemishes but dry enough to achieve staying power. Secret concealer has an emollient formula to cover the eye area – the creaminess keeps the product from settling into fine lines. Then the translucent powder sets makeup – while I don’t think the powder changes the finish, I do think it keeps the makeup looking great for a longer period of time. Trust me, it is worth all those steps.