So glad to be back home from Chicago. We were supposed to be back last Monday and didn't get back until early evening last night. Anyway, things are beautiful here At the Fence today, so I want to kick back into gear and get some posts up. I recently received a really nice kit from OXY for review. I had my daughter try the product for me, as she likes to try these types of items for me. Oxy is a well known name as far as facial products go, and we were excited to try this out.
Here are her thoughts on OXY:
I don't have a real bad problem with acne but it is somewhat irritating at times. So I was very happy to try out the new OXY Clinical Acne Kit. This is a 3 piece set that includes a Face Wash, Clearing Treatment and a Hydrating Therapy.
They say you can use these twice a day but I only used the face wash once a day. My favorite product out of them all was the hydrating therapy. It has a very soothing feel and I really liked it. My least favorite was the clearing treatment. It had a very drying effect and made my face feel really tight. Which is good in one way but I felt like my face was really hot and dry. I use a moisturizer on my face every day but this still was too much. So I use this only once a day and sometimes every other day. The face wash works really good and I use this once a day. I started out using it twice a day but it really dried out my skin, especially in use with the other treatment. So I went to once a day in the morning when I shower.
"In the Words of Dermatologist Dr. Erin Welch
Acne, a multi-faceted disease, is caused by hormonal imbalances that lead to an over activity of oil glands that cause an excess secretion of oil. The oil accumulates below the skin, leading to clogged pores causing the growth of
P. acnes bacteria which may cause pain and inflammation.
Acne most commonly occurs between the ages of 12-24 and although it is typically temporary, properly managing and treating acne at an early stage can help prevent long term consequences such as permanent scarring.
There are a several variations of acne medications available. Acne is commonly treated with over-the-counter regimens most of which can be used in combination with prescription medications if necessary. Most over-the-counter treatments contain the same active ingredients therefore understanding these ingredients and how they work is essential to successfully managing acne breakouts.
Benzoyl Peroxide is the active ingredient in most acne medications – both prescription and over-the-counter. It was one of the first proven treatments for acne, and has been used for decades. Benzoyl peroxide is still one of the most popular and successful treatment options and works by introducing oxygen into the pore, thereby killing P. acnes bacteria. When the bacteria population is reduced, the number of breakouts on the skin is also reduced.
Benzoyl peroxide also rids the follicle of excess dead skin cells. Clearing the pore of cellular debris will minimize the chance of pore blockages or pimples. Benzoyl peroxide works in a different way than antibiotics and no known acne bacteria can resist it, which is what makes benzoyl peroxide such an effective treatment option.
OXY® Clinical contains an encapsulated method that is designed to bind with skin so that the benzoyl peroxide can penetrate deep down to the pores killing 99% of acne causing bacteria.
Salicylic Acid is an agent that exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, preventing them from clogging pores. Many acne washes deliver salicylic acid, but OXY® Clinical contains a unique polymer that resists wash off and helps to keep 25 times more salicylic acid on the skin than other over-the-counter treatment options.
This staying power helps to keep pores open so that benzoyl peroxide is continuously delivered in between washes. Typical limitations of an over-the-counter treatment are that the active ingredient is washed off and does not continuously deliver benzoyl peroxide throughout the day."
Overall I really liked how the Clinical Acne Kit products worked. I have used this for about 3 weeks and I still have some product left. I have not been using it as much as they say to but I am still using it regularly and I am very happy with how well the product holds out. I will be looking for this at my local store because I like it enough to buy it.
This would also make a great Gift Basket idea. You can put it in a basket with other bath or beauty products.
The winner of this giveaway will receive the same 3 piece Oxy Clinical kit I received.
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received an OXY kit for review purposes. All quotes are from the OXY website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine