Skin type: “Definitely acne-prone. And my T-zone is a bit oily.”
Skin story: “I’ve had acne since my early 20s. I had a few pimples as a teenager but after high school, when I went to college, that’s when it got harder. When I was younger it was concentrated around my forehead, but now it’s my cheeks and my chin. I feel like the hormonal acne centres around my chin and jaw and some of it is cystic — it’s so big and painful.
What she looks for in products: “Ingredients. I used to look for salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide to help with my acne but found them to be harsh.”
What she’s tried: “I’ve been to a dermatologist and she prescribed a medication but it made me nauseous. I decided I’d rather have the acne than go through that. Now, I try to find people who have similar experiences and see what worked for them.”
Past frustrations: “Using spot treatments — it would make that one spot so dry, or make my face so red, it looked like a tomato.”
Why ClearBalm: “Honestly, it feels like a miracle product. It’s really helped cut down on the amount of cystic acne I get before my period. And none of the products are causing any irritation or redness, like I’ve had in the past, which is amazing.”
“It feels like a miracle product. None of the products are causing any irritation or redness, like I’ve had in the past.”
The big takeaway: “Before, I’d see pimples on my face and start crying because it’d be so stressful. But now I see how my skin has changed and it’s improved my mental health. I’m just so much more relaxed in general.”