Clear skin in 28 days with Oxy – or your money back!

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A few weeks before my youngest daughter’s birthday that put her into teenager status, she came to me all excited…she had her first pimple! We totally celebrated that small bump, welcoming her to the beginning of womanhood. I assured Annie there would be lots more of those bumps to come, and told her she was SO lucky, because we have terrific skin care available to keep them in check. I wanted her to have a great outlook on the changes that are happening to her body and know that all of the changes are something to be excited about because she has a lot of control in areas we never used to have before.

Now that Annie’s hormones have really started to go into overdrive, producing far more oil and sebum than her skin can handle, we are both so happy she started with OXY at the sign of her first breakout. She began her Oxy 28 Day Challenge and has come through with pretty amazing skin. The helpful OXY 28 Day Challenge App has been incredible for her, too – being new to this teen skin care stuff, it’s kept her right on track.  

Oxy 28 Day Challenge app

The OXY 28 Day Challenge is simple – just download the OXY® 28 Day Challenge app, answer some questions to get your customized product recommendations, then head to your local drug store to pick up what you need. Use the products for 28 days straight, and if you aren’t happy with the results, OXY will refund your money no questions asked. Not that you will need a refund – my daughter’s skin has never looked better.

Oxy 28 Day Challenge

Annie used these products – OXY Maximum Action Rapid Treatment Face Wash, 3-in-1 Treatment Pads, and Rapid Spot Treatment. She starts with washing her face with the Maximum Action Rapid Treatment Face Wash.

OXYMaximum Action Rapid Treatment Face Wash

  • Maximum-strength formula
  • Kills acne-causing bacteria
  • Boosts skin cell renewal for fresh, bright skin
  • Skin-soothing formula
  • Rich lather leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist tested

This is so much better for her teenage skin than regular soap and water! There is also a version for sensitive skin that is available. The cleanser’s active ingredient is 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, which is an excellent way to fight acne.

 OXY 3-in-1 Treatment Pads OXY 3-in-1 Treatment PadsAfter cleansing, she follows with the OXY 3-in-1 Treatment Pads.

  • Instantly starts unclogging pores for clearer skin
  • Controls oil to prevent future breakouts
  • Retextures skin for a smooth complexion
  • Keeps working between uses
  • Convenient and easy to use at home or on the go
  • Dermatologist tested

These awesome pads get any leftover dirt and oil, and help prevent future breakouts.

Rapid Spot TreatmentRapid Spot TreatmentRapid Spot TreatmentFinally, she spot treats any pimples with the Rapid Spot Treatment.  

  • Features maximum-strength 10% benzoyl peroxide, the #1 ingredient recommended by
    doctors for treating acne
  • Visibly reduces redness in just 4 hours
  • Patented skin soothing agent helps minimize irritation
  • Boosts skin cell renewal for fresh, bright skin
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist tested

Any pimple that makes it through the face wash and treatment pads is definitely neutralized with this spot treatment that features 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.

The teen years can be agonizing enough without acne breakouts. I highly recommend you help your teens – kids or grandkids – see these years in a positive light with great skin care like OXY. Have them take the 28 Day Challenge – I know they will be thrilled with the results!  – Lisa

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ZO Correct & Conceal for skin that needs a little extra help

ZO Correct and Conceal

ZO Correct and Conceal

You may not have heard about ZO Skin Health before but it’s possible you’ve heard of its founder: Dr. Zein Obagi. The Obagi system of skincare changed the lives of so many women I knew in a positive way. Using his products turned problem skin into renewed skin and gave many women hope for a revived, more even toned, less diseased skin. He’s since left his original company and began ZO Skin Health and formulated new products that are concerned with skin health restoration.

ZO Offects Correct & Conceal is available in two shades, Light and Medium, and we were sent both shades to try out. Correct & Conceal is a 2 in 1 product that acts as a spot treatment to attack any breakouts you might have while at the same time concealing your blemishes and erasing the visible signs of acne.

ZO Correct & Conceal in Light

ZO Correct & Conceal in Light

At first this looks just like an ordinary concealer but it’s only to be used where you need it. I’d never use it under my eyes for example. I use it to spot treat only. I don’t break out often but as luck (???) would have it I developed an ugly zit shortly after I received this for testing. Per instructions I cleansed my skin well and covered the area with a thin layer of product. Unfortunately the Light shade is too yellow toned for my skin but I was able to blend it pretty well.

ZO Correct & Conceal in Light

ZO Correct & Conceal in Light

ZO Correct & Conceal in Light

ZO Correct & Conceal in Light

I was honestly surprised to say that I only needed to do this for two days. After that my pimple was basically dried out and I could get by with my regular concealer. Now this can be used up to three times a day but I’d be careful about drying out your skin too much. I’d ease into it, see how it works, and cut back if it’s too drying.

Offects® Correct & Conceal benefits include:

  • Soft focus concealer provides an instant, natural, long-lasting matte coverage

  • Maximum strength acne medication treats & prevents acne on the surface of the skin and within the pore

  • Added tea tree oil helps keep skin clean

  • Available for $29 online at


ZO Conceal & Correct in Medium

ZO Conceal & Correct in Medium

I’m lucky that I don’t have acne prone skin though I did years ago and this would have come in very handy then. I’ve just had the occasion to use this twice in the months since I received this and both times I found it very effective at both coverage and healing. I only needed a thin layer that I patted onto my skin and only needed to use it a short time. Since it’s tinted I don’t think I’d use this at night unless you had a pillow case that could take some color transfer.

Dr. Obagi has many products on the ZO Skin Health site that would be ideal for you if you have breakouts, whether hormonal or just because that’s the way your skin rolls. I recommend looking into some like ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin, Exfoliating Polish, ZO Skin Health TE pads, and Ommerse Daily Renewal Crème or Ommerse Overnight Recovery from ZO Skin Health.

Here’s to clearer skin that looks great when you correct & conceal.  — Marcia

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Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, 2.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Cera, Beeswax, Polyethylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Tridecyl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cellulose, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-10 Heptahydroxystearate, Silica, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Carbonate, Water, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Triethyl Citrate, Glycerin, Zanthoxylum Bungeanum Fruit Extract, Jojoba Esters, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Ceramide NG, Trihydroxystearin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Alumina, Marrubium Vulgare Meristem Cell Culture, Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture, Honey, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.


Smell good and look good with CITRUS CLEAR facial products – and enter the giveaway

Fresh lemon

I’ve learned a lot by blogging and one of the things I’ve learned is not to be so wary of products that are fragranced. I have my preferences of course but I think we all do. When Citrus Clear offered to send some products our way and included a giveaway I was game for it. Citrus smells are just fine with me. Give me lemon, grapefruit, lime, orange, or tangerine and I’m a happy tester.

Citrus Clear moisturizer, cleanser, tingle mask, acne spot treatment, and pore & blackhead extracting mask

Citrus Clear moisturizer, cleanser, tingle mask, acne spot treatment, and pore & blackhead extracting mask

There are many enticing things I learned about Citrus Clear before I even got to testing the products.

– Our Oregon production facility is powered using 100% renewable wind energy.

– We are an evolving company that will continue to focus on ensuring our products are naturally based, eco-friendly, and, sustainable.

– Our products are the perfect mix of modern science and holistic treatments – organic and chemical free products that work.

– We use the most natural form of extraction, called cold pressed.

– FDA Registered
Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) certified
No Animal Testing
Quality Control Checkpoints
Shelf Life Testing
Antimicrobial Testing
Sustainable Practices & Materials

Citrus Clear Sensitive Wash in Natural Tahitian Lime

Citrus Clear Sensitive Wash in Natural Tahitian Lime

Now onto the products and what they are like. SENSITIVE FACE WASH ($28.99)  in Natural Tahitian Lime: This has been formulated for sensitive skin and is hypoallergenic. It contains amino acids and vitamin C. It has the most luscious and true lime scent to it which makes sense because it’s formulated with only natural and chemical free ingredients. The 8 oz. pump will last for a long time with its gentle lather. This removes excess oil so it’s especially good for those with oily to normal skin.

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit

The Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit makes me want to just open it and smell. It has a slight tartness to its yummy grapefruit fragrance. It isn’t overwhelming at all, I notice the fragrance when I first apply it but it doesn’t linger. The Sensitive Moisturizer (on sale now from $24.99 to $14.99) is very gentle and feels quite comfortable on my skin. It doesn’t have sunscreen but it’s a great base for your spf product. It doesn’t ball up under makeup which is important especially in the summer.  If I had a teen daughter I’d be letting her borrow it for sure.

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

TANGERINE TINGLE FACE SCRUB ($18.99) is probably my favorite of the products. You open it to a jiggly mixture that has this tantalizing tangerine fragrance. The reason it’s called a ‘tingle’ is that it really does tingle when you apply it. It’s the product working to clean out your pores and exfoliate your skin. Using it as a cleanser means you just apply it over damp skin and massage it on to exfoliate then rinse off. Using it as a mask you leave it on for about 2-4 minutes before rinsing. So depending on the amount of time you have, you can decide how to use it.

Tangerine Tingle

Tangerine Tingle

Tangerine Tingle contains glycolic acid to exfoliate and help keep pores clean; it also contains lemon oil which helps brighten your complexion. The website says that your face can get slightly red for a few minutes after, while I didn’t find that I think you should start with it as a wash and make sure you don’t have a reaction before working up to a mask.

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

The PORE & BLACKHEAD EXTRACTING MASK ($24.99) has the opposite texture of the Tangerine Tingle. This is very firm and truly mask like. This mask contains citrus but the natural clay and herbs seem to overtake and the mask smells sweet but not citrusy to me. You can apply it to either dry or damp skin and then leave it on for 4-8 minutes. It dries hard but doesn’t crack on my face. What I like about this is the ability to deep clean my pores. I don’t have breakouts but I think this would be great if you did since it’s such a deep cleansing tool. I like to wash it off with a washcloth and then follow up with the Sensitive Wash.

Citrus Clear Acne Spot Treatment

Citrus Clear Acne Spot Treatment

CITRUS CLEAR GRAPEFRUIT ACNE SPOT TREATMENT ($12.99) is what you can win. This treatment can be used up to 5 times a day if you have a breakout. It contains salicylic acid which helps treat your existing spot but it can also be used to control oily skin and prevent future breakouts. According to Citrus Clear it helps prevent the formation of blackheads. The ingredients are wonderful containing naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C. The size of the tube makes it convenient to carry with you if you need it during the day.

Even after all this information there is more! Citrus Clear is paraben free, doesn’t contain pthalates, petrochemicals, sulfates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrance or dyes. They are a cruelty free company and contain no animal by-products. I think you can tell that this line was a lot going for it. — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Citrus Clear and Beauty Info Zone are giving away two Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatments. It is open to US and Canada through 8/4/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close please email your comment to and label it Citrus Clear. Then you can continue on with the other options.

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SENSITIVE WASH (TAHITIAN LIME) Ingredients: Organic Citrus Herbals, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, MSM, Lavender Hydrosol, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts), Cocamide MIPA, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Olive Oil, Vitamin C, Tahitian Lime Fragrance, Wildcrafted Willow Bark, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Orange Hydrosol, Citrus Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Grapefruit Seed, Organic Rosehip Oil, Borage Oil, Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Calendula, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Rosemary, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

SENSITIVE MOISTURIZER (PINK GRAPEFRUIT)  Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Palm Oil, Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Safflower Oil, MSM, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin B5, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Citric Acid.

TANGERINE TINGLE Ingredients: Organic Citrus Herbals, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Olive Seed, Tangerine Essential Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, MSM, Jojoba Beads, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Vitamin C, Organic Rhubarb, Organic Blueberry, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

PORE & BLACKHEAD EXTRACTING MASK  Ingredients: Organic Citrus Infusion, Organic Aloe Vera, Kaolin clay, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Purified Smectite Clay, Vanilla, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Spirulina, Sea Kelp, Grapeseed Oil.

GRAPEFRUIT ACNE SPOT TREATMENT Ingredients: Organic Herbs, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Green Tea & Lime, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Wildcrafted Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed Extract), Citrus Aurantium (Orange Hydrosol), Citrus Limon (Lemon Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime Essential Oil), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Extract), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Extract), Wildcrafted Salix Lucida (Salicylic Acid), Colloidal Silver, Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove Essential Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

Save yourself from dry indoor heat with Acuvue Oasys and Neova Breakout Control

I am loving the gorgeous autumn colors, but this dry indoor heat is causing me all sorts of problems.  I am a contact lens wearer, and my eyes get horribly dry when the heat is turned on.  Plus all that dry heat changes my skin and I end up with breakouts.  I’ve always thought having wrinkles AND blemishes was the definition of a little slice of hell.

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I’ve been counting on two things that were sent to the BIZ to help me through this transition into the cold weather outside and the dry heat inside:  Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses and Neova Breakout Control Swabs ($26).

Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses

Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses

My savior from dry eyes!

My savior from dry eyes!

Dry, itchy eyes make me completely miserable.  I am always surprised when cold weather rolls around and I suddenly find myself reaching for eye drops every few hours just keep my eyes feeling somewhat comfortable.  What has helped me tremendously is switching my contact lenses to ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses (  The HYDRACLEAR® technology embeds a moisture-rich wetting agent into the contact lens.  That means the lens is super hydrated, and a moisture-rich lens keeps my eyes moist and comfortable, even with drying indoor heat.

Neova Breakout Control Swabs

Neova Breakout Control Swabs

Neova Breakout Control Swabs

Neova Breakout Control Swabs

Talk about convenient…the Neova Breakout Control Swabs are really awesome for treating blemishes.  Using fingers to apply blemish medication is not a good thing – oils from fingertips can actually transmit more bacteria and exacerbate the problem.  These cotton swabs are filled with 2% salicylic acid that clears out pores and neutralizes bacteria, plus allantoin and aloe to soften and calm skin.  Break the swab at the red line and the blemish-fighting solution saturates the cotton swab tip on the other end.  Just dab the saturated swab on your blemish and it’s gone before you know it.

If you have issues with dry indoor heat, I highly recommend Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses to keep your eyes moist and comfy, and Neova Breakout Control Swabs to get rid of pesky blemishes.  Pick them up and enjoy the change of seasons in total comfort!  – Lisa

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Win everything you need for a perfect ‘Selfie’ from RoC and Clean & Clear


'Selfie' - the word of the year for 2013

‘Selfie’ – the word of the year for 2013

The word of the year for 2013 was ‘selfie’ and the great folks at RoC and Clean & Clear have sent the BIZ some awesome products to give away so you can create a perfect one to post on all your social media sites.

While a selfie is often a spur of the moment thing, RoC has some great advice to make your picture truly fabulous. Here are four steps and the four products you can win!


RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

First, get prepared the night before with RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream($22.99). This retinol-based eye cream reduces dark circles and de-puffs eyes, helping ensure a great photo. Keep using this regularly to reduce the look of wrinkles, crow’s-feet, dark circles, and puffiness. Another plus – this has no fragrance.


Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment

Second, remember that lighting can make all the difference. Use natural sunlight or even a desk lamp, but make sure your face doesn’t have shadows. And to make sure skin really looks flawless, dab on a little Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment ($6.49) beforehand. This is a wonderfully gentle formula that won’t irritate sensitive skin.


RoC Instant Facial Smoother 

The third step is to apply primer to smooth out fine lines and brighten that complexion. A great choice is the RoC Instant Facial Smoother ($22.99). This silky primer not only illuminates skin, it also creates a great canvas for your makeup application. And it’s also fragrance-free, not easy to find in a primer.


Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

inside the Clean & Clear

inside the Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

Your final step? Get rid of that shiny nose! Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($4.99) are awesome blotting tissues that soak up the oilies without taking your makeup off too. They come in a super convenient pop-up package and are soft, sort of rubbery-feeling sheets that don’t leave that annoying powder residue on your face. Love these!

Win these...

Win these…

and these!

and these!

Enter to win all four products so you can create the perfect selfie.  This giveaway is open through 1/27/14 for US only.  Good luck…and here is my selfie for you!  – Lisa

this is one SEXY selfie

this is one SEXY selfie

*samples and giveaway courtesy of RoC, the BIZ are proud ambassadors for this excellent line!

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Giveaway for acne sufferers

Normally when we do a giveaway on Beauty Info Zone we’ve tried the products so we know what we are offering. This case though is different. We were offered the opportunity to hold this giveaway for our readers and we decided to go ahead with it for a few reasons.

Acne is associated with teens and slightly older but it really goes beyond those years. I know that I suddenly had an attack of acne after I turned 40 and I was aghast. I’d never had such severe skin problems before so to suddenly have it at that age made me slightly crazy. Knowing that this giveaway could work for a lot of our readers or for one of their children we felt we should give you the chance to win this great prize.

DR. BAXT COSMEDICAL ACNE KIT was created by Dr. Rebecca Bast a New York/New Jersey board certified dermatologist and assistant professor of clinical dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine.

Here’s the prize being offered:Acne Level I Group Photo

Introducing the BAXT Cosmedical Acne Kit Level I

Tired of clogged pores and acne breakouts? Stop wasting time with skincare products that don’t deliver clear results, and start fighting acne with the Baxt Cosmedical Acne Kit Level 1 easy three-step system.  Retail Cost: $50.00

§  Acne Cleanser. Acne fighting wash that will clear up skin and unclog pores. 5% Benzoyl Peroxide.  Directions: Easy cleansing twice a day in the morning and night.  Retail Cost: $15.00

§  Exfoliating Pads. Level 1 Cleansing pads for the treatment of acne, with the skin enhancement properties of Glycolic and Salicylic acids.  Directions: Wipe the entire affected area with a moist exfoliating pad in the morning or after the gym. Retail Cost: $17.00

§  Acne Clearing Gel.  Level 1 Acne fighting clearing gel applied overnight helps treat and prevent breakouts using 5% Benzoyl Peroxide.  Directions: Best for overnight use.  Retail Cost: $12.00

§  BONUS: Oil Free Light Moisturizer. Good for all skin types and for acne prone skin. Retail Cost: $14.00

To enter you must be a subscriber of Beauty Info Zone and live in the U.S. The Rafflecopter will show you the ways to enter. This giveaway is open through August 1, 2013. The PR company offering this will be sending the winnings directly to the winner – it might be the Level 1 kit or the Level 2 kit depending on their inventory. Beauty Info Zone is doing this as a service only and like I said, we haven’t tried this. The Baxt Cosmedical website has information about the products. Good luck — Marcia

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CoralActives: affordable acne products that work

I am a total nut for acne lines these days. No, it’s not because I am a teenager…although I do kiss anyone who cards me…ironically, as a teen I had very few skin issues. It’s because of those horrible hormonal changes and the side effects that come with them, which include acne.

Zits AND wrinkles?   I am PISSED.

Zits AND wrinkles? I am PISSED.

Skin care isn’t a joke – if our makeup is going to look good, our skin needs to look good. There are tons of acne systems out there, and one I have tried and loved recently is CoralActives. This is great stuff, and it’s extremely affordable. CoralActives uses a higher percentage of benzoyl peroxide to kill the bacteria that causes acne, as well as Sea Whip Coral Extract to soothe and control the side effects of acne like inflammation and redness.

more Sea Whip Coral

What is Sea Whip Coral and why is it good for my face??

My skin loves benzoyl peroxide so high concentrations of that are a big draw for me. But what in the world is Sea Whip Coral Extract?

Sea Whip Coral Extract is a soft coral from the Caribbean. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory extract that is wonderful for the skin and is environmentally friendly.

Sea Whip Coral

Makes me think of Sponge Bob…

CoralActives says, “Clinical studies have shown that Sea Whip Extract has both anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties when topically applied to the skin. Sea Whip has been found to inhibit 90% of the inflammatory enzyme, phospholipase.  This enzyme is the foundation of the skin’s inflammation response that leads to signs of redness and discomfort. Sea Whip Extract has also been shown to assist the skin to repair itself. It is a natural solution for sensitive and irritated skin.”

Another important point – Sea Whip Coral Extract is a renewable resource.

“Colonies of Sea Whip Coral have been researched by independent scientists since before 1990, and consistently monitored since 1996. Their studies, as well as the records of the exclusive harvester show that the coral extract has been collected in a sustainable manner that has consistently resulted in complete re-growth.”


Complete Acne Therapy System

A great buy that will give you the basics you need is the CoralActives Cleanser and Serum Combo Kit ($29.95). Here’s what I found with prices for all products when purchased individually:

First up is the Retinal Exfoliating Cleanser ($18.95)


Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser

If you want good skin that acne-free, you start here, with cleansing. Cleansing should be done every night, and if your skin is prone to acne, another cleansing in the morning is usually a great idea. You want to remove makeup, oil, and bacteria, all things that clog pores, but you don’t want to over cleanse and further irritate the skin. So it’s important to have a gentle cleanser that also really works.

This cleanser is full of tiny beads that contain Retinol. As you cleanse your skin, the beads burst and the Retinol, a pure form of Vitamin A, heals the skin as it’s cleansed. Retinol promotes collagen production, reduces wrinkles, cleans out pores, and evens out skin texture. Add in the Sea Whip Coral Extract to heal and reduce inflammation and redness and it’s a winning combination.

When I use this, I get my face wet, then put some Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser into my hands. I rub them together, which pops those tiny beads, then cleanse and rinse. Some of the tiny beads don’t pop until I am actually cleansing, which acts as a gentle exfoliant. It’s terrific.

Next comes the Penetrating Acne Serum Gel ($22.95).


Penetrating Acne Serum Gel

CoralActives says the Penetrating Acne Serum Gel has basically four ingredients:

  1. 6% Benzoyl Peroxide; to kill bacteria
  2. Sea Whip Extract; to help your inflamed skin.
  3. Humectants; to attract water from the atmosphere onto your skin
  4. Emollients; to retain the moisture on your skin

This serum soaks in quickly and is extremely effective – it gets rid of acne without drying out your skin. I use this on acne-prone areas in the evening and it works.

Finally, the third product that will finish your skin care routine is the Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin ($12.95).


Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin

The CoralActives Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin continues the fight against acne while also moisturizing your skin.  It has Tea Tree Oil to fight bacteria and infection, Licorice Extract to fight excessive oil production, Copaifera Officinalis Resin, Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil, and Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Oil as anti-oxidants, Olive Leaf Extract as an anti-inflammatory, and Glucosamine HCL – Algae Extract – Yeast Extract – Urea as natural exfoliants.


moisturizer swatched

It’s a light, elegant moisturizer that feels terrific on the skin. It works for even the most sensitive yet broken out skin, soothing irritation and providing moisture without instigating breakouts. It’s marvelous.

And a final product – the Acne Cleansing Bar ($7.95).


Acne Cleansing Bar gives you a fighting chance against bacne

Acne isn’t limited to your face – chest and back acne (aka ‘bacne’) is horrible! I love that CoralActives has an answer to that.  The Acne Cleansing Bar is dynamite. It really knocks out body acne without over drying and stripping the skin.  Ingredients include 10% benzoyl peroxide to kill acne-causing bacteria, coconut oil to support healing, Vitamin A to reduce cell damage, Vitamin E as an antioxidant, and shea butter to moisturize and leave skin super soft.

So, if like me, you are ticked because you are plagued with both acne and wrinkles, check out CoralActives. Your acne won’t thank you, but your skin will.  – Lisa

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CoralActives® Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser Directions Ingredients

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine Retinol, (and) BHT (and) Tricaprylin (and) Polymethyl Methacrylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Sea Whip Extract, Polyethylene, PEG 8 Dimetihcone, Cocamide MEA, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hydroxide, Water (and) Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1.

Serum Info

Serum Info

 Moisturizer Ingredients

Purified water, Cetyl Alcohol & Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-75 Stearate & Ceteth-20 & Steareth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cyclotetrasiloxane(and)Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl alcohol, Glucosamine HCL & Algae Extract & Yeast Extract & Urea, Copaifera officinalis (balsam copaiba) resin & Carapa guaianensis seed oil & Euterpe oleracea pulp oil, Benzyl alcohol&Caprylhydroxamic acid&Glycerin, Sodium hyaluronate, Isopentyidiol, Olea europaea (Olive) leaf extract & water, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza inflata) extract, Triethnolamine (pH adjust), Citric acid (pH adjust)

soap info

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