“ Brand: Elizabeth Arden / Type: Cleanser / Subcategory: Oil / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, „
This smelt heavenly, appeared heavenly in the branding and with expert derma care this, unfortunately, didn't help control the oil on my skin at all.
This is a simple step of just cleansing your face with a cotton wool or pad, wiping your face a few times twice a day whilst washing off the cleanser with warm water. But to see a difference use regularly.
At first it does feel like your skin is being cleansed and the pores tighten a lot but for me personally it dried my skin out, which on oily skin you would think is good but it actually dried it to the point the skin cracked and I even though I used a moisturiser it still made my skin too dry and caused blemishes. It may just be that I'm that unlucky one that this didn't work on but I really didn't see it help my oily skin and would not recommend that if you too suffer oily skin would try this first.
I came across this product through a friend who's a beautician, she was clearing out her huge stack of products and presented me with a box full of goodies with the instructions "take what you like". I took alot of items, who wouldn't?! Kids and candy stores! This product was one of them.
I don't have oily skin, mine is usually dry and flaky but my partner gets a very oily back which causes spots. I picked this out for him.
When I first broached the subject he wasn't interested, don't get me wrong he's not a caveman (he even wears moisturiser) but he just didn't think it would work. I convinced him to try it anyway and we set off for the bathroom.
Now, I didn't read the instructions on the back of this so I applied it to his back and left it on! That's wrong! It's a cleanser that should be applied then rinsed off! So the first time it had no results except for him to say his back felt sticky!
Second time around I used it properly, applied with a cotton wool pad and then rinsed it off. It immediately left his skin oil free and soft. I was really impressed and he seemed mildly pleased.
So we used this on his back for a while and each time it produced the same effect, nice soft, oil-free skin and within a couple of weeks nearly all his spots had cleared up. We now use it only if he needs it, not constantly (it would be too much of a hassle getting him to agree to a cleansing routine every day!) and it keeps his spots completely under control.
It's brilliant, if you have spots get some!