Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On Being Counter-Intuitive About Oily Skin

On Being Counter-intuitive

 I will turn 44 in a few days and am feeling the self esteem pain of being stuck with both fine lines and acne. Consistent peels done at the skin spa are the only thing that works for me but the cost is way too much to keep up with the consistency, thus my skin lapses into congested pores, rough patches and fine crinkly lines along with some awesome lumpy white heads. I work in the beauty business and am expected to be the branding of my products and knowledge, so the skin issue worsens when I attempt to cover the acne and fill in the lines with primer and concealer and foundation and powder and.... well, now you see how I was at the point to try a trending product that I wasn't sure was *right* for my acne wrinkle combo. What if I broke out? What was the worst that could happen?

As if it were meant to be, Amara Organics provided me with a very generous size of their Vitamin C Serum in exchange for my honest review. I have never used a serum outside of recovering from a peel and wasn't sure what to expect as far as possible breakouts from putting a hydrating serum on my acne-prone skin. My first application was a drop to my fine line at the edges of my eyes, in the upper cheek area, as well as a drop to the creasing "laugh lines" that have suddenly popped up at the lower edges of my mouth. 
 My skin was so incredibly thirsty for this wonderful, slippery serum! 

The product is clear and has such a velvety feel, not slimy or gummy or oily. After the first day's application without any ill effects, I applied a drop or two to area between my nose and my cheeks, where I have not only acne scarring and large pores but am blessed with my cheeks sort of deflating and giving me a bulldog look in certain lighting and poses. Sisters, believe me when I tell you that within four days of generous application, starting in my smaller, drier lined spots and then spread all over my face, over my jawline and into my neck and cleavage:
This Amara Organic Vitamin C Serum softened my lines and pores.
My outer eye crinkles are lessened.
My nasal-labial fold pores and roughness have blurred and softened.
The laugh lines at the base of my mouth are less noticable.
My decollete looks smoother.
I am hooked on this product.
I am excited to recommend it.

 This isn't the greatest photo but does allow you to see the eye crinkle just above the beauty mark that is now hydrated and lessened and I couldn't be more pleased. I wash my face with a gentle cleanser each night, using my Clarisonic face brush. I pat dry, then apply a drop or two to each area I'm concentrating on, spread the serum to all parts of my facial area. I then continue down my neck and onto my chest. I usually only need one dropperful of this serum per day, so this is an item that is well worth the money as you will get quite a few uses from it. You *may* feel a slight sting as is the nature of acids, I didn't have an issue with it. Store in a cool, dark cabinet as the Vitamin C serums do tend to break down when exposed to light.
 I am ordering bottles of Amara Organic Vitamin C Serum for both my teen daughters and for my mom as I want to share this effective, reasonably priced product and the chance at improved skin with my family. Amara Organics is a family owned company with excellent customer service, please give this serum a try. I thought it was counter-intuitive to put a hydrating product over my acne and -boy howdy- am  glad I was proven wrong.

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