Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care

Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care has been hailed as one of the leading lines of natural skincare. Made from natural ingredients the line of skin care is popular among some of other most famous people in the world. Additionally Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care has been advertised as providing excellent results for those looking for alternatives to traditional skin care.

There are several top products from the line of Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care that devotees tend to rave about. The Tammy Fender Cleansing Milk is one such product. This product is formulated to cleanse and decongests the skin while promoting energy. Made from a blend of carious natural ingredients which include essential oils of lavender, pink grapefruit, aloe, sunflower, jojoba, avocado, chamomile, green tea, lemon balm and other, the Tammy Fender Cleansing Milk ultimately cleanses, purifies and soothes. A top pick from the collection of Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care the Cleansing Milk was found for $55.

Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic from the collection of Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care is another of the popular products that is highly recommended and known to provide excellent results. Formulated as an herbal awakening elixir for the skin, the Essential C Tonic is formulated to brighten the skin, restore the PH balance, and revitalize energy and to tone the skin. Made from a blend of all natural ingredients which include green tea leaf, kelp, essentials oils of bergamot, lavender, rosemary, kelp, lemon, orange peel, rose hips, hibiscus and more, Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic is the perfect choice for dull dry and lifeless skin. The Essential C Tonic from the collection of Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care was found for $55.

Tammy Fender Epi Peel is another of the more popular products from the collection of Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care. The award-winning product is formulated to exfoliate dead surface cells, refine the pores, brighten and polish the skin, and to eliminate impurities. The Tammy Fender Epi Peel has the awakening scents of rosemary and spearmint. Ingredients of the Tammy Fender Epi Peel include rosemary, soybean oil, beeswax, green tea leaf, lemongrass, orange peel, rose hips, sunflower seed, grape seed oil, kaolin clay, oat extract, spearmint and more. The combination of natural ingredients promotes circulation and increased energy supply while providing antibacterial properties. A must have from the collection of Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care the Tammy Fender Epi Peel was found for $80. For more information on the complete line of products available from Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care visit the official web site for Tammy Fender.

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Apple Cider Vinegar and How You Can Incorporate it into Your Daily Life

There are many cases where an individual may have too much stomach acid. In those cases, individuals should use antacids to treat their discomfort. However, in cases where antacids are being used and the problems persist, the real problem may be that the individual doesn’t have enough stomach acid. For individuals who are unsure, drink eight ounces of water with one to two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar mixed in. If symptoms persist still, you may need to seek medical advice, but if the indigestion disappears, it’s important to understand that the individual may not be producing enough stomach acid and the vinegar will help replenish needed acid.

Drinking apple cider vinegar water may help reduce headaches in some individuals. Research shows that individuals who have headaches also produce more alkaline in their urine. Apple cider vinegar can help restore the alkaline balance in the body.

Drinking two to three tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar with eight ounces of water once or twice a day can help the body absorb more calcium and magnesium, which helps to eliminate leg cramping.

To heal a sore throat, gargle with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with half a cup of warm water three times an hour. Avoid swallowing the mixture, because this may make the throat feel worse.

From weight loss to varicose veins, apple cider vinegar is known throughout the world as being an almost solve-anything-type of remedy. Drinking it in water on a regular basis can help with all sorts of ailments. It can be used both externally and internally and is a healthy alternative to cleaning with toxic products. Vinegar can be used to mop floors, wipe down walls and counters and to clean everyday products, like coffee makers and other small appliances.

Affordable Skincare with Vitamins and Over the Counter Remedies

Yes! The short answer is yes. There are vitamins and over the counter remedies that can improve the overall health and appearance of your skin without costing you a fortune. How do I know this? Because I’ve been trying them over the last few months with great results!

Like many people, I have been waging war against my skin problems since adolescence. I tried everything my dermatologists suggested from over the counter remedies to costly pharmaceuticals. Just to name a few, I’ve tried Retin-A, Tetracycline, Clindamycin, Cetaphil, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Benzoyl Peroxide, Erythromycin, and that cream the good doctor mixed up in the back room. Side effects endured included anything from red peeling skin to some hair loss. As I got older, things improved a little bit, but I was still dealing with minor acne and its skin-dulling aftermath in my late twenties. The good news is I’ve recently found some over the counter remedies that will not burn my face off while evening out my skin tone and smoothing its texture.

Two remedies in my new healthy skin arsenal came from a very unexpected source. Who knew that my eye doctor would give me better skin advice than my dermatologist? Go figure. He recommended that I start taking fish oil caplets and using OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Pads to relieve my irritated eyes. One night, I decided to use the pad to scrub my entire face. It was amazing how much makeup came off on the pad after I had taken a shower, exfoliated my face, and scrubbed it with a washcloth. My skin felt amazing and ten times cleaner. I’ve been using them for about a month now and my skin hasn’t looked this good in years. These little miracle pads also cured by eye problems! They are not hard to come by either. You can get a thirty-day supply of OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Pads for about $16 at Walgreens. Just be sure to rinse your face off with a splash of water after you use them.

So what’s the active ingredient in these magical little exfoliating pads? Well the main ingredient is water. Plain old water followed by Ringer’s Solution and POE-80 Sorbitan Monolaurate. There are about seven other ingredients, but I’ll just focus on the second two. From what I can gather, Ringer’s solution is used to irrigate bodily tissues during surgery and according to Encyclopedia Britannica, it can “prolong greatly the survival time of exercised [bodily] tissues.” I don’t know about you, but I find that kinda creepy. According to lookchem.com, Sorbitan Monolaurate is commonly used as an emulsifier, lubricant, and wetting agent. So what we have here is a tissue preserving lubricating little pad that you will fall in love with after a few uses.

My optometrist also suggested taking 2000mg per day of fish oil containing DHA and EPA fatty acids to promote eye health. Little did I know that they would also help me with my dry sensitive skin! I started seeing results just a week after popping a few caplets. Tiny wrinkles started disappearing and my skin was much less irritated. Now, there have been a few news stories out there warning against the dangers of heavy metal poisoning after taking fish oil supplements. Fear not, there are fish oils on the market that go through heavy metal removing processes. Those brands are perfectly safe to ingest. Look for fish oil manufacturers that advertise molecular distillation as their preferred method of decontamination. I’ve been taking two HyVee Health Market molecularly distilled 1000mg fish oil caplets per day and feel great. When I got them on sale, they were $6 for 300 softgels.

Two other vitamins I can definitely recommend are Vitamin A and Silica. When I stopped eating meat, I found my nails were breaking all the time even though I was getting plenty of calcium. Eventually, I got fed up with my weak little nails and did some vitamin research. I discovered that a small 11mg dose of Silica per day can give your skin, hair, and nails a natural boost. It turns out that Silica is the most abundant mineral on the earth’s surface and is contained within every living thing. For the skin, Silica’s main job is to help the body produce the glue like collagen that holds our skin together. What does that mean exactly? Well, Silica helps to prevent aging by encouraging the production of collagen!

The last Vitamin I can endorse is good old Vitamin A. When I went to pick up some Silica at GNC, the girl at the counter started asking me why I wanted to take it. I explained my skin and nail dilemma. Immediately she recommended Vitamin A and told me that the main ingredient in powerful acne fighting Accutane is an extremely high dose of Vitamin A. Personally, the idea of taking an extremely high dose of anything scares me. Dermatologist prescribed Accutane is not for me, but I’ve decided that a small 1000mg dose of Vitamin A per day is worth a try. Maybe a slight Vitamin A deficiency was the only thing standing between me and perfect skin all these years. Both Silica and Vitamin A will set you back about $5 per bottle for a three month supply.

For a month, I’ve been using all three vitamins, the OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Pads, and Aveeno Daily Moisturizer on my face with outstanding results. My skin is brighter, healthier, younger looking, and acne free. Try even just one of these affordable skincare suggestions and you’ll see major improvements!

Product Review: Everyday Minerals Cosmetic Wet Wipes

I’m a really lazy person when it comes to skincare. My mum has been trying to train me into taking good care of my skin since my teens but the habits never really seemed to get hold of me. Now halfway through my twenties, I remember to do the basics but am always looking for shortcuts.

I ordered the cosmetic wet wipes from Everyday Minerals (EDM) some time ago as a friend had recommended them to me. Typically of me, I left them sitting on the shelf for about two months before I got around to using them as I wasn’t putting on much makeup at the time (just mineral powder foundation and blush) due to my newborn and my facial wash seemed to be getting most of the gunk off my face. I recently started going out more though, and so the makeup got a little more comprehensive with eye makeup and concealer.

The Ingredients

Aqua (purified water), aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera), lavender hydrosol, organic lavender essential oil, organic grapefruit essential oil, extracts of green tea, chamomile extract, phenoxyethonal, potassium sorbate, grapefruit seed extract, citric acid.

The Packaging

The wipes come in a pink and brown soft plastic package, similar to the packaging for travel packs of baby wipes. Each package contains 80 wipes. The wipes are sealed in with a stick-on seal, which works well initially, as my wipes stayed moist even after 2 months of not using them! However, the seal does lose the stickiness after repeated openings and closings, and I found that I had to add sticky tape to it to make sure it stayed closed. I would prefer a pop-top kind of seal. Lugging around the big package may also be inconvenient if you want to freshen up while you’re out. They aren’t going to fit into the cute little handcarried purse.

The Wipes

The wipes are hardy things, with a texture akin to weaved cotton. I had a hard time trying to tear on of them to see how much it would take, and trust me it wasn’t easy at all! The wipes feel good on the skin, but be careful not to scrub them too hard as the wipes, while not being hard at all, aren’t that soft either. I find the scent of the essential oils pleasant and relaxing. The lavender notes stand out especially.

My Use

I’m so glad that I ordered these wipes on my friend’s recommendation. With a baby around, some days I’m just so tired by the time I get to bed that I don’t really want to bother with going through the whole skin care routine. These wipes are a godsend for me on those days. I don’t bother with too much makeup and these wipes are good enough to take off the little makeup that I put on. Since my makeup is mostly mineral, it comes off pretty easily with the wipes, but the heavier department-store foundations aren’t so cooperative. I like that these wipes are affordable at USD3.75 per package from EDM’s online store, but considering that I live in Singapore, the shipping cost is significant and I can’t just order one pack, I have to put together a large order to make the shipping worth it.

Final Decision

These wipes are great! For light makeup, these work well to remove most, if not all, of it. For heavier makeup, these wipes would make a great addition to the makeup removal routine to ensure a cleaner face. I’d definitely order them again if I can get a few of my girlfriends to put together a big order to share out the shipping.

One thing I would suggest if looking for an alternative when dealing with skin allergies it to check out the options available at Allergy Free Me. Their array of cosmetics for sensitive skin are incredible!

How to Winter-Proof Your Skin

Temperatures just took the first plunge of the season in my area and my skin is definitely noticing the colder air! Dry, flaky, and itchy skin is an uncomfortable side effect to the dropping temperatures. It can be downright miserable. No doubt, you probably notice the ashy look as well- not cute! I have some helpful hints to somewhat “winter-proof” your skin.

The first thing you need to know is that in the winter, the air is drier; therefore it dries your skin out. The heating in our homes can also suck the moisture right out of the skin. The summer months usually bode well to our skin because the humidity in the air keeps the skin supple. So keeping this in mind, we need to “replenish” the moisture.

The first thing you should make sure you are doing is using a body lotion that has humectants. It does not have to be anything expensive. A simple drugstore lotion such as Eucerin or even Vaseline will do the trick. Humectants are actually substances added to cosmetic products that will pull water to the skin and help to keep it there.

Also, be sure you are not taking long showers. It is very tempting to stay in there for twenty minutes or more because it is so warm, but the hot water can actually strip your skin of oil, and this will throw off the natural balance of oil and water in your skin. Try to keep it to five or ten minutes. (An added bonus- you will save money on your utility bills!)

Adding a humidifier to your home can be beneficial for you, or even keeping houseplants in your room. The houseplants can also add some life and cheer up a cold house! Who knew plants could be good for your skin?

Another thing to remember is always wear your sunscreen! You need it just as much in the winter as you do in the summer. Sun damage is the number one cause of all our skin problems (dark spots, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, etc) Even if you are not planning on being outside for long periods of time, incidental sun exposure (i.e. the sun shining through your car window while you drive to work) can do just as much damage. Make sunscreen a daily habit.

Wearing jackets, gloves, scarves and hats is a way to physically guard your skin against the blustery cold winds. Gloves won’t totally protect your hands from being dry and cracked, so be sure to keep them moisturized with an extra rich hand cream. (I like Bath amp; Body Works Glove Me Tender-also has a sunscreen)

Follow these tips and I guarantee your skin will be soft, glowing and ready to take on the winter!!

Best Skin Care Products Recommended for Hyperpigmentation

Dealing with hyperpigmentation can be one of the most frustrating tasks because generally there is very little you can do about it, and the treatments and products available work differently on everyone. In the last several years I have tried several home remedies and beauty products to help minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation on my skin, but till now there have been few products developed specifically for hyperpigmentation. Like other skin conditions, there are several contributing factors to the appearance of hyperpigmentation on your skin as well as the degree of hyperpigmentation that you might experience. So, it is hard to nail down a single product that will work for you or help prevent it. For those that have darker skin and are prone to hyper pigmented skin when exposed to the sun for long periods of time, go the extra mile to protect your skin and cover up commonly problematic areas. Liberal applications of sun block are also recommended.

Marvel-Mini Rejuvenating Facial Light Therapy, $200
Nothing that I have tried has ever entirely removed the appearance of hyperpigmented skin, but this little beauty tool comes pretty close to doing the job. A couple months of use now and I have put it away till I need it again, as the areas I was using it on are only slightly noticeable to myself when I carefully scrutinize my skin.

The Marvel-Mini basically uses light therapy in the form of LED lights set to a specific wavelength to treat hyperpigmented skin. A similar treatment therapy from a professional will end up costing you ten times more over several treatment sessions. With this device, you can use it whenever you need it year after year and it is super easy and convenient– well worth the price tag.

Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx for Brown Skin, $15-60
Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx is a beauty and skin care line that was developed especially for women with darker skin tones. I fell in love with this skin care line the first time I tried it, nothing has made my skin look and feel as healthy as it has using these products which bring out the best in my complexion.

To help deal with hyperpigmentation that women with darker skin tones are naturally prone to, there is the addition of soy and pomegranates in the beauty products. Soy naturally reduces the appearance of hyper pigmentation and pomegranate helps reduce inflammation which is one of the causes of the uneven coloring in skin.

PCA Skin pHaze 13 Pigment Bar, $25
I use this product in addition to the other two products I already mentioned. Before I found Dr. Susan Taylor’s line and the Marvel-Mini it was one of the only products I was using regularly because the moment I stopped the discoloration in my skin from hyperpigmentation because very visible. The pHaze Pigment Bar works because there are salt based lighteners that keep the discoloration from returning to your skin after you use it, only they do not work for very long– especially if you expose yourself to the sun again. When you have nothing else though it is a good product to help reduce any discoloration as long as you use it as recommended. I also advise you to keep your skin well moisturized while using this product because I always felt as if my skin was drier than it needed to be.

Shiseido White Lucency Concentrated Brightening Serum, $100
The Shiseido Serum is more of a target treatment, and it works well, but it only helps once you already have visible discoloration on your skin. I like to keep a tube around to use when I have a couple trouble spots pop up and need results fast. The size of the tube and the ability to just dab some on and blend in also makes it the perfect product to go traveling with me.

Lancome Bright Expert Intense Brightening Cleansing Foam, $33
The Lancome Cleansing Foam is a fairly good product to use as a facial cleaner if that is where you are having problems with uneven skin. The ingredients will help even out your skin tone and reduce any sun spots or darkened skin at the same time. When I use the pHaze pigment bar, I like to use this with it because it also helps moisturize my face and keeps my complexion clear.

Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skincare Products

Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skincare Products offer several of the top hydrating and moisturizing skin care products that target extremely dry skin. Many people have dry skin care issues for which normal hydrating products are not effective. The Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skincare Products however are specifically formulated to treat these conditions.

One of the first products from the line of Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skincare Products that is convenient, easy to carry on a regular basis and is effective for using on one’s hands is the Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skin Salve. Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skin Salve is formulated to soften the skin as well as the cuticles which make grooming one’s hands much more manageable. This particular product from the line of Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skincare Products is also effective for treating split ends. Key ingredients of the unique formula include patchouli, orange and cedarwood oils, and Moroccan argan oil. A 1.4-ounce tin of Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skin Salve retails for $25.00 (www.kiehls.com).

The Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Dry Oil is another of the products that is ideal for restoring hydration to skin. One of the key ingredients in the effectiveness of this product is Moroccan Argan oil, and other oils rich in anti-oxidants formulated to hydrate and smooth the skin. Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Dry Oil is actually formulated as a multipurpose product for face, body and hair and is also recommended for smoothing the dry ends of one’s hair. The retail price for a 4.2 fluid ounce bottle is $30.00 from the line of Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Products (www.kiehls.com).

For daily use Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Body Lotion is a favorite among Kiehl’s lovers. This is one of the products that generally win individuals over from other products to the Kiehl’s brand of products. Again one of the key ingredients in the moisturizing formula for Kiehl’s products is Argan oil which is key to restoring skins softness, texture and hydration. Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Body Lotion is a lightweight lotion that absorbs smoothly and easily. The retail price for a 6.8 fluid ounce pump bottle is $30.00 available from the line of Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Products (www.kiehls.com).

If you have the type of skin that is extremely hard to hydrate the Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skincare Products are excellent products and do actually work. For more information on the products reviewed above from the line of Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skincare Products visit the official web site for Kiehl’s.

Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight & Fade Gel by Neutrogena: A Review

Recently, Neutrogena came out with a new product in their skincare line called “Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Fight amp; Fade Gel”. It claims to visibly reduce breakouts and fade away post-acne scars in eight hours. It also claims to speed up the process for its formula to penetrate your pores and get rid of the bacteria that causes pimples. I saw an ad for it in a magazine and I was instantly intrigued. I have suffered with post acne scars from my teenage years and have been endlessly searching for inexpensive possibilities to make them disappear. I have tried so many different products and none seem to work or will state that you have to consistently use it for at least six to eight months for results to actually take effect. Needless to say, I immediately went to the store and picked one of these up. I was somewhat surprised because It came in a relatively small tube (0.5 FL OZ), which I was expecting it to be slightly larger. I did notice on the ingredients label that this product contains salicylic acid and glycolic acid which both have been proven to reduce pimples and fade blemishes caused by acne. It also contains Witch Hazel extract which is a natural remedy that soothes the skin. I decided to wait until right before I would go to bed to apply this on (since I figured it provide ample time for the medicine to work without the hindrance of makeup. So, I applied it and went to sleep. When I woke up the next morning, I did notice a difference! My scars appeared lighter that then they had before and also, I had recently gotten a big pimple on my cheek and after using this the size of the pimple shrunk dramatically.

There are a few drawbacks though. This formula is pretty greasy feeling. It doesn’t dry up immediately after application, so I had to make sure I didn’t touch anything else on my face in fear that I might wipe it off or it would mess up any fabric. Another drawback is that it has coloring in it. I prefer to have any sort of topical medicine (especially for the face) to be as less artificial as possible so i don’t really think that Neutrogena to have to add artificial coloring to this was really necessary. The last drawback is the price. I was a bit surprised by the price when I first picked it up at the store. Luckily, when I went it happened to be on sale, but the normal price is around ten dollars, which is not really cheap if you are looking for an acne remedy that is nice on your budget.

Overall, if you don’t mind spending a little bit extra for something that really does work than go ahead and pick up one of these the next time you go to your local Target or Walmart. However, if you are like me and want to get the best out of your money and the best out of the product you buy then look for this product when it goes on sale and definitely grab one then because it’s definitely worth a shot.

Top Five Philosophy Products

With all the many, many skincare/cosmetic companies out there, how does one choose what products to use? Aside from trial and error – word of mouth and recommendations are always a great way to try new things. Philosophy products, created in 1996 by Cristina Carlino, were introduced to me by a friend – and over the years have continued to use and love their products.

Carlino originally developed a skin care line called biomedic, a medically based skincare line that was used and recommended by doctors and surgeons. Because of the success of biomedic, Carlino went back to the lab to create Philosophy so that similar products could be available to the general public. Hope in a jar was the first product released and has seen enormous success over the years (especially with multiple plugs from Oprah as part of her “favorite things”). Philosophy was created as a “lifestyle brand” and currently offers skincare, cosmetics, fragrance and bath and body products.

It’s hard to narrow down all of their products into a top 5 list – but these are the best of the best – products that everyone can use (great for all skin types) and are affordable.

Purity Made Simple

Purity is a 3-in-1 product that has won many different awards including the 2007 winner of the Best of Sephora. It is light weight with a clean, fresh smell. Purity works as a cleanser, toner, and make-up remover – designed to save you time. Why use three different products when you can use one. Only a small amount of the product is necessary – a nickel size twice a day – so the product lasts a long time. Available in 8oz, 16 oz, and 24 oz bottles. Pricing starts at $20.

Microdelivery Peel

This product, developed to bring the average consumer the opportunity to get the results of microdermabrasion at home. Exfoliation is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin looking youthful and soft. The amazing thing about Philosophy’s microdelivery peel two step process is that it exfoliates the skin while infusing it with Vitamin C. It also contains peptides to rebuild the skin to improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity, salicylic acid to slough away dead skin, and lactic acid to help exfoliate. The product sells for $65, which is a lot less expensive than many other similar products on the market. Your skin will feel differently immediately after one use.

Body wash/shampoos

Philosophy is known for their variety of “flavors” of their body Shampoo/body wash/bubble bath products. There are so many different scents available, I have only tried about 10 of them – but I haven’t been disappointed yet. (Although the Senorita Margarita makes me crave margaritas all day long). This is also an award winning product that leaves your hair and skin feeling soft and smelling delicious. A few of my favorite scents are Mimosa, Raspberry Sorbet, Cinnamon Buns, and the ever popular Amazing Grace. (The scents are light enough that they won’t overpower you throughout the day). 16oz bottles start at $16.

Hope in a Jar

One of the reasons that Philosophy is so successful – Hope in a Jar – the multiple award winning, Oprah loving moisturizer. This product is chock full of antioxidants, and leaves your skin feeling fresh and moisturized, without feeling too heavy. Hope in a Jar, with beta glucan and lactic acid to help exfoliate and leave the skin with a healthy rosy glow, was designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dehydration, and even skin discoloration. The product is truly amazing (available for normal, dry and oily skin types) and starts at only $28 for a 1oz jar. Believe the hype – this one is worth trying.

The Present

Not necessarily one of Philosophy’s best known product – but I think it is amazing. It is a product that evens out skin tone and makes you look like you have flawless skin. It can be worn on its own, or under your make-up. It gives you that “airbrushed appearance.” It can also be worn at night to keep the moisture and any treatment products sealed in. The reason this product works is the main ingredient – dimethicone copolyol (a silicone derivative) which is in many of the make-up base/skin smoothing products on the market. Unfortunately silicone products and my skin don’t get along, so I can’t use The Present. But when I did use it – I loved it. $25 for a 2 oz tube.

Again, it is hard to narrow down the Philosophy line into 5 of their best products – but you won’t be disappointed with these 5.

MD Skincare All Over Blemish Solution: Review

For more than a year whenever I get any blemish, whether it’s a small zit or a humongous pimple I always make sure to apply Clean amp; Clear’s Advantage Acne Spot Treatment in order to treat it. But I always love to try new beauty products, so when I received a sample of MD Skincare’s All Over Blemish Solution, I was all over it and couldn’t wait until I got a new pimple so I could try it out. As if on cue a new pimple sprang up within days of me receiving the MD Skincare sample. The pimple that appeared on my chin was one of those painful red ones that’s under the skin. It was the kind of pimple that takes forever to come to a head so when I applied the All Over Blemish Solution to it I didn’t expect a dramatic result right away.

But a couple of hours went by and when I felt the pimple I was shocked to feel that the soreness had disappeared. So had a lot of the swelling. The bump was still there but the pimple wasn’t red anymore. So basically the MD Skincare All Over Blemish Solution sped up my zit’s healing process by about 2 or 3 days.

Since I had such great results I kept using the All Over Blemish Solution on that pimple for the rest of the week. Unfortunately the blemish never decreased much in size after that first day, and it never came to a head either. So I had a small bump under my skin for about three weeks until it finally came to the surface. When the bump finally surfaced it was back to the size it had been initially. So that pretty much sucked and it defeated the whole purpose of me using the Blemish Solution.

I’ve since used the MD Skincare All Over Blemish Solution on smaller pimples, and it’s been very effective for knocking out redness and pain. It’s also helps to reduce the initial size of most of them by 50% until the pimple heals completely.

I really love how gentle it is. The first ingredient in the Clean amp; Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment is alcohol, it smells like alcohol and when it’s applied to a pimple especially one that has broken skin it burns slightly. But the MD Skincare Blemish Solution has the same feel as Smashbox’s Primer, it feels like Vaseline but without the greasy feel, so it isn’t drying or irritating to the skin.

This product is quite pricey, a 1.7oz. tube costs $84. I would recommend this treatment for anyone who wants to see an immediate difference in large pimples, and wants to prevent them from starting in the first place. I also think the MD Skincare All Over Blemish Solution would be a great acne treatment for those with sensitive skin because it won’t cause any irritation or dry out your skin. But let’s face it if you have normal skin you can get the same results for less than $10 with the Clean and Clear Spot Treatment. I give the Blemish Solution 4 out of 5 stars.