1. Glam Works Foaming Acne Wash in Pink Grapefruit. If I’m wearing makeup, I first take it off with cleansing oil and baby wipes, then use this facial foam to get rid of the oil and residual makeup. I use an alcohol toner afterwards.
This product is available at Watsons and is very affordable at P99 for 150g. Its active ingredient is 2% salicylic acid, perfect for those with acne-prone skin like me. At first I thought this big tube would last me long, but about half of the product coagulated, causing me to squeeze out more than I need. And it’s not like the facial foams of Pond’s and Garnier of which you only need a tiny amount; this gel-type facial foam requires you to use an amount about the size of a peso coin.
I like that it doesn’t leave my face tight and dry after washing. The grapefruit scent is fresh and not overwhelming.
2. Celeteque DermoScience Acne Solutions Acne Clearing Facial Moisturizer Gel. I use this moisturizer after toning. It’s completely fragrance free and is quickly absorbed by the skin. It’s perfect for oily-skinned people like me because its light, gel formula does not leave an oily residue. It does feel a little bit sticky on the hands after application, but the stickiness goes away quickly. What I love about it is that it really does control oil as it claims. My face usually gets oily within an hour after washing, but this keeps me oil-free for longer.
3. Celeteque DermoScience Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel. After moisturizing, I apply this spot corrector on areas with active breakouts. It smells like apples and also feels a bit sticky after applying. It’s kinda hard to squeeze out of the tube; sometimes it ends up on the floor or on the mirror instead of on my fingers. It does help in shrinking pimples, but don’t expect overnight results. Medium-sized pimples may take 3 days to shrink while big ones may take a week.
So how does my current skincare routine fare? I’ve been doing it for around 3 months now and…I haven’t seen major results. This routine is supposed to heal my breakouts and prevent future ones from occurring, but no such thing has happened. Sure, pimples do heal, but they’re soon replaced by new ones. Sigh. I will be purchasing new products once I run out of these. Maybe these will work for you, but they don’t work for me. I’m undergoing puberty again! Lol