I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have problem skin. Perhaps when I was 10 years old? To be frank, puberty hit me early so I’m not lying when I say I do not remember not having spots somewhere on my poor little face. I’ve tried everything, you name it, I’ve done it apart from laser therapy because my GP didn’t think my ‘little problem’ was quite bad enough yet for that sort of treatment. Even though I’ve had it for as long as I can remember. I’ve tried wholly organic, stupidly expensive toners, moisturisers and routines. I’ve tried steroids. I’ve tried The Pill. I’ve tried nothing at all. I’ve tried THE SUN. And when I started coming towards the end of my 24th year on this planet, something snapped and I could not envisage another 25 years of this crap, wasting my hard-earned cash on slime that doesn’t even work, wasting time on yet another dermatologist. So it was lucky in the nicest sense of the word that I came across this article on Jezebel entitled ‘Something To Actually Get Those Pimples Off Your Face‘ in their recently launched ‘Worth It’ site tag. Here the writers personally detail products that have worked solely for them, and not products that have been sent to them to promote.
After reading about the benefits of the iS Clinical Active Serum, and digesting the fact that the person writing about it had actually benefitted considerably from its powers having been through the same as me, I decided to just go for it. It was something like £40 all-in from a registered eBayer (with great feedback no less) and although that was more than I spend on toiletries in a month, I weighed that up with those previous 25 years of annoying, nickety little spots and decided that if I could spend £80 on clothing in H&M, I could do this for myself too. You could say it was an epiphany of epic proportions.
It took a while to arrive from the US but as soon as it got here, I immediately washed everything off my face and got down to sparingly putting it on, going to sleep and then waking up the next morning to find…
VISIBLE CLEARING UP OF MY ACTUAL SKIN.
My skin didn’t resemble a port addict’s in the morning anymore. So that was pretty much the thing that convinced me to continue on with using it and guess what? My red scarring has diminished considerably, the overall tone and look of my skin is greatly improved, my greasiness which steadily increased during the day has lifted. I still have a little way to go before I will be comfortable with minimal concealer but even with only a week and a half of using it, I have gone down to only using Touche Eclat and powder on my skin and that’s it. I wash morning and night, cleanse, sometimes put my Ren exfoliator (£20) on, rinse and then apply the serum.
If you’ve ever had acne that just won’t budge, you’ll know what that means to me. I should have done a ‘before and after’ piece but in all honesty, I did not expect it to work so quickly.
So yeah, I didn’t get a free sample or get paid to write this. I just wanted to let you know that there is hope out there. And if you balked at the price, then do yourself a favour and save up for it because in this case, you really ARE worth it, gorgeous. Google it now.