“At four weeks, I could honestly say that I liked my complexion. I’ve never said that in my life.” – Laura’s Story

“At four weeks, I could honestly say that I liked my complexion. I’ve never said that in my life.” – Laura’s Story

Skin type:

Combination, I’d say. Now it’s more oily than dry. It’s been a challenge.”

Skin story:

“I didn’t really have acne in my younger years. Then after college I started getting breakouts. My skin was super dry and I wasn’t properly caring for it at all. From that point on, my skin has never been clear. I’ve always had at least one blemish — one big, one little, one coming up — and I get hormonal acne too. I get most of my pimples on my cheeks, which is where they scar the worst. Honestly, it’s been a nightmare until now.”

What she looks for in products:

“I don’t really do deep dives into products, but I look out for some ingredients. I know that salicylic acid doesn’t work for me, and neither do a lot of the main ingredients typically called out for clearing up skin. I tend to look for more natural ingredients now.”

“At four weeks, I could honestly say that I liked my complexion. I’ve never said that in my life.”

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Past frustrations: 

“Some products would get my skin under control for a bit, and then I’d break out again and get frustrated and stop — I kept getting stuck in this cycle of being bad at taking care of my skin, and always trying new products.”

What she’s tried:

A lot — I tend to ask people I know what they are using and try that. Money always plays a role though, in terms of finding a product I can afford.”

Why ClearBalm:

“When I heard about it, I thought, ‘ Three steps? Ok I can do three steps.’ By two weeks, the tone and texture of my skin was like butter. All I wanted to do was touch it. At four weeks, I could honestly say that I liked my complexion. I’ve never said that in my life. Never ever. I’ve moved from L.A. to Pittsburgh in the time that I’ve been using ClearBalm. Right now, it’s snowing outside — and my skin isn’t dry. It’s glowing. It’s so cool.”

The big takeaway:

“I’ve worked in the fashion industry my whole life and having skin issues did affect my confidence. When you dislike your skin so much and you constantly cover it — to feel good about going out with a fresh face, that’s huge.”