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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$$ ($40-$50 for 2.6 oz) – Available at Dermalogica, Drugstore.com, and Ulta.
Scent: faint citrus-like fragrance.
I Like: the mild grittiness.  Makes it an ideal face scrub for sensitive skin.  Also contains salicylic acid, which helps keep acne and ingrown hairs at bay.
Not a fan of: the paraben ingredients.

Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Talc, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Oryza Sativa Bran (Rice), Oryza Sativa Starch (Rice), PCA, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Limonene, Methylparaben, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Salicylic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil (Grapefruit), Papain, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice), Cyclodextrin, Melaleuca Altemifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil (Tea Tree)

Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant may be the best face scrub for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.  This product differs from traditional exfoliants as it comes in powder form.  All you need to do is add water to activate the scrub.  It’s very gentle with a slightly noticeable grittiness.  While this exfoliant is marketed for daily use, I tend to use it about two to three times a week to help keep pores clear.  Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant comes with a hefty price tag, but a full-size 2.6 ounce bottle should last you at least six months.

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Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion Review Caulfield's Counter Male Skincare men's grooming pimples zits salicylic acid treatment

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion Ingredients List review Caulfield's Counter

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Burt’s Bees, Drugstore.com, and Walmart.
Scent: Lemongrass
I Like: that it’s an all-natural acne treatment lotion. Great for use as an aftershave as well.
Not a fan of: the thick, somewhat sticky feel.

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a reliable all-natural acne treatment if used daily.  Its active ingredient is salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory compound sourced from willow bark.  Because this product contains salicylic acid and provides no sun protection, I suggest combining it during the day with your go-to SPF lotion to obtain the benefits of both moisturizers.  Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion also works well as an aftershave due to its anti-inflammatory properties – this especially applies to those who frequently suffer from razor burn or razor bumps.  One drawback is the lotion’s texture – my face felt a bit sticky and tight immediately after application.  I suppose it’s one of the trade-offs of using an all-natural moisturizing acne treatment.  The product has a light lemongrass scent – slightly herbal and lemony.  I suggest trying this face lotion if you want to manage occasional breakouts.  Its relatively low one percent salicylic acid content may not be enough to make a noticeable difference for those with highly problematic skin.


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Burts Bees Natural Acne Solutions Gel Cleanser Moisturizing Lotion Willow Bark Salicylic Acis Caulfields Counter male skincare mens grooming men treatment zits pimples

Natural one-two punch against acne: Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser and Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Combating acne can be an agonizing experience.  We prick and pinch blemishes only to realize such actions only worsen the situation – infection and scarring are common results.  There are so many acne treatment options available, but few of them actually seem to work.  When I was a foolish teenager, I used alcohol astringents to dry out my skin – not a smart move.  By drying out my skin, these products actually increased oil production, which led to even more pimples.  It wasn’t until I discovered and starting using skincare products with salicylic acid or willow bark that I began to see a noticeable change in my complexion.  Products with salicylic acid are readily available at your local drugstore.  Simply go to the acne-treatment aisle and look for lotions, gels, and washes with this effective ingredient – Neutrogena and Clean and Clear are just two easy-to-find brands that feature salicylic acid.  I prefer to use more natural products and have experienced positive results using the face wash and moisturizer from the Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions line.  These products contain salicylic acid derived from willow bark.  With regular use day and night, I have maintained a clear complexion when using the gel cleanser and daily moisturizing lotion.  Whatever you do, remember to avoid products that contain alcohol.

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Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum product review Caulfield's Counter male skincare mens grooming moisturize anti-aging

Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum

Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum Ingredients List product review male skincare skin care men's grooming moisturizer anti-aging

Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$$$$ (over $50) – Available at LabSeries.com, Macy’s, and Sephora.
Scent: Hardly noticeable fragrance similar to that of cold cream.
I Liked: how it kept my skin clear.  The serum was light and not greasy.
I didn’t like: the small size of the product.

There is a lot of science behind the Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum.  I honestly can’t tell you exactly how this stuff works – the serum is loaded with a number of trendy plant-based ingredients including extracts of algae, coffee, pomegranate, blueberry, and sea whip.  The product was effective at keeping my complexion clear – probably due in large part to its salicylic acid content.  The serum can be used anytime, but I rationed and used it mainly at night before bed – mostly because I only had one ounce of product to work with.  If you seek a high quality anti-aging moisturizer that is effective at clearing your complexion, I recommend giving the Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum a try.

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malin and goetz vitamin e moisturizer product review caulfields counter salicylic acid male skincare sensitive skin acne prone breakouts & +

Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Moisturizer

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Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Moisturizer Texture

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$$ ($40-$50) – Available at Malin + Goetz and Barneys New York.
Scent: Unscented.
I like: how well this product works on breakout-prone skin – most likely due to the salicylic acid content.  Keeps the redness and irritation in check.
I didn’t like: the rigid bottle.  I would have preferred a squeeze tube – it’s a much easier way to get the moisturizer out.

Anyone battling acne and redness of the skin should seriously consider trying the Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer.  The product is lightweight, unscented, and contains salicylic acid, which effectively controls breakouts.  Vitamin E and panthenol moisturize while chamomile and allantoin soothe.  Despite its higher price tag, this face moisturizer is a great value considering what it’s capable of doing for those with problem skin.  Don’t hesitate to buy this.  It’ll boost your confidence.  Really.

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