My 15-year-old daughter is battling acne, which makes sense, right? I did too at her age. What really gets me is I thought that when I got older acne would no longer be a problem because it’s a hormonal issue that only crops up during those awkward teenage years. Yeah. Right. No, now I get to battle wrinkles AND acne….not to mention cellulite, but that is a whole other bottle of whine. Well, one problem at a time, right? How about a zit zapper that my daughter can use with her overly active skin and I can also use with my, ahem, more ‘mature’ skin?sample
That’s where CLEARstem Skincare VITAMINscrub ($36) comes in. It purports to zap those zits even before they break through and show their ugly heads. CLEARstem promises that it’s perfect for all skin types, including dry, mature, sensitive, blemish-prone, combination and normal. It’s a non-irritating bamboo scrub that tackles excessive oil, makeup, and dead skin cells, decongesting pores and preventing them from filling up again.
CLEARstem Skincare VITAMINscrub is a rather thick yellow scrub with small bits of environmentally friendly bamboo particles that do the scrubbing work. In addition to the bamboo, another major ingredient is aloe, which helps soothe skin as it’s exfoliated. The scrub smells pleasantly of oranges. The VITAMINscrub is gentle enough to use every day, and in fact it’s recommended that you do for the best results. I typically used my cleanser first so I could also wash my eye area, but when I was in a hurry I would end up combining it with my regular cleanser – my daughter, however, used it as her only cleanser. CLEARstem specifically cautions that you wet your face with lukewarm water, not hot water, because hot water actually kills skin cells.Then, you simply massage the scrub into skin lightly using circular motions for about a half a minute, then rinse. You want to concentrate your efforts on the areas that cause you the most difficulty. For me, it’s my chin and nose and for my daughter it’s her hairline.
Afterwards, you will notice a difference. I am impressed with how my skin is left smooth and bright. The VITAMINscrub truly does refine skin and make pores look smaller. It makes breakouts go away faster and it really does inhibit new zits – both my daughter and I had terrific results.
I don’t just use it on my face, either – this scrub is great for ingrown hairs, bikini line, milia, those weird bumps on arms, and it gets rid of razor burn. The CLEARstem VITAMINscrub is a winner!
You can find CLEARstem products and the VITAMINscrub online at clearskinskincare.com. – Lisasamples
INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract or Juice*, Propanediol, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium, Cocoyl Glycinate, Cocamide MIPA, Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl, Glucamide, Sclerotium Gum, Arthemis Nobilis or Chamaemelum Nobile*, Ascorbic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Capsaicin, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Chromium Oxide Green, Proprietary Collagen Stem Cell Formula, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Hesperidin, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Lactic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil*, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Ormenis Mixta, Chamaemelum Mixtum, or Ormenis Multicaulis*, Panthenol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate. Certified Organic*