What good does meth do anyway? Does it really matter if it causes acne or not? Meth can cause so many other side effects. It ages people prematurely and meth abusers think they have mites or bugs crawling under their skin.
We are talking about acne prone skin again. This time the treatment will be talking about is with powders. It seems like powders would Aggravate the acne problem not make it better. Or it would just be hiding the acne problem by covering it up. Maybe just maybe powders can treat and help you get rid of acne if you have acne prone skin. Probably choosing the right powder for your skin type would be a big step forward. Let’s examine the validity of using powders as a legitimate acne treatment. We will review some of the top acne powders.
The Balm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder
This powder has an invisible formula which makes it hard to see on the face, It has no colour correcting or skin brightening features. The translucent powder will not any shine to the skin. It doesn’t show up in a totally matte but semi-matte on the skin. It doesn’t give the skin an oily appearance and it locks the oil in the powder. But does not absorb into the skin to cause pores to clog up with oil or powder.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
This effective powder offers the goodness of 77 minerals. Yes, 77 minerals not one.It is also enriched with Vitamin E. This powder has a slowly baked dome face powder with low-level pearlized pigments. Which means it won’t make your face shine like a light. The powder gives a dimensional appearance to the skin making the powder look evenly spread throughout the skin. This also helps to keep the shine down.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Powder With SPF 10
This is an excellent powder for acne prone skin. It has a lightweight formula and complements the natural tone of the skin. Perfect for people with acne prone skin. his powder holds your makeup in place and prevents it from melting. Also, the powder comes with SPF 10 which is an added advantage. If the makeup melts it can release all types of oil into the skin which will result in acne breakouts.The powder soothes the skin all day and prevents breakouts from occurring. It keeps the skin looking and feeling fresh.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer
This powder has a unique formulation of foundation and concealer all-in-one. It comes in a lightweight and extremely comfortable formula, which makes it very easy to glide on the face. The powder foundation and concealer will hide acne because it delivers a nice even coverage. This foundation + concealer from the house of Clinique settles nicely on the face. It has an anti-shine look and best of all it will not clog the pores. It keeps the skin looking healthy.
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
This is a long-lasting powder that sits comfortably on the face. It gives very nice coverage. The pressed powder has a slight colored natural tint which provides the correct dose of colour to your face. This pressed powder works for all skin types, including acne prone skin. The sheer tint of this pressed powder has more of a pinkish finish and thus the powder is better suited for cool skin tones.
Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation
This foundation defies gravity and is literally weightless on the face. It feels extremely lightweight and is very comfortable. The foundation comes in several shades so you can pick the best color for your skin tone easily. It offers a matte finish to the skin. It has an oil and sweat controlling formula, too. This powder offers full coverage, hides flaws (like acne) and does not facilitate growth of acne. All great features to prevent acne breakouts from occurring.
Clinique Superpowder Double Face Powder
This clinique powder is long lasting and applies to the facial skin easily. It has full coverage on the face and a matte finish. It will hide imperfections or pigmentation on the face quite well.
Bioderma Photoderm Max Mineral Compact Gold SPF 50+
This powder is loaded with SPF 50 which is decent even if you are in the great outdoors all day. The compact acts like a natural shield on the face and protects it from damage. It reduces breakouts and maintains the pH balance of the skin. This all attributes to acne control on the skin. This powder has a high coverage formula which makes it a shield against earmarks in the skin.
Chambor Trinity All Over Face Powder – Rosetta
This is a special powder because it offers three shades that go well with light to medium skin tones. These shades can be used together as a highlighter, blush or a compact powder or can be mixed together for a unique look. These powders will hide acne imperfections on the face.
Please note in this section the powder will be given then a direct quote of the best review for each product will be recorded. All reviews can be found on MakeupAlley
Chantecaille Loose powder
The best review for this product was done by The Copper Top. Here is what The Coppertop said about this product:
“Well, this is my best replacement to my HG of powders that decided to cheap out (Christian Dior Poudre Libre, after a long run as a high-quality, finely-milled loose powder with a perfect color… went and added TALC, which makes me break out horribly! It stayed the same price too: $45 USD). Anywho, so began my quest for a comparable replacement. After reading reviews on this site, I decided to go for Chantecaille Talc-Free Loose Powder”
“While I personally feel it is a shade less silky than my old fave (CD Poudre Libre), it is perfect for my needs, and for me, I like a slightly dewy finish, not cakey or heavy… I like to let my skin show through (I routinely use select concealers — like under the eyes, round the corners of my nose, and on any select blemishes or patches of redness — and depending on the day,
I also love Shiseido’s Stick Foundation… no skin reactions and it goes on great; is buildable and still lets my own skin show through. BUT, enough about that!).
Chantecaille’s powder is finely milled, a good color, and I use my old CD brush to apply it… no chalky appearance, and it sets my makeup so my skin feels silky smooth, and dispels shine just enough until I touch up throughout the day (only if needed) with MAC’s Blot Powder (which is great because that doesn’t build up product).
And best of all, this talc-free powder does not break out my sensitized skin (THANK YOU Chantecaille for producing a quality loose powder that YES, CAN be talc-free!) I put dates on my products so I know a) if they’re past their expiration date and b) to see how long they last me… and this first package has lasted me 6 months so far and by my accounts, will last me at least another 3… so, it’s a worthwhile purchase.”
“Very limited availability, at least in Orange County, CA; had to go to Neiman-Marcus (overly pretentious store, IMHO), and they only accept cash or American Express. So that was a pain. Short of ordering online, you have to go prepared! Then, I agree that the packaging is gorgeous BUT the biggest pain in the you-know-what to work with (messy, you potentially lose product too). So, after peeling back about half of the sticky shifter cover to only let a little product out at a time, I finally caved and VERY CAREFULLY pried open the package with the flat edge of a metal spatula and transferred it into my old (and now empty)
Christian Dior Poudre Libre packaging with the same thin metal spatula (are you kidding me? For $45 USD this stuff is like GOLD and you don’t want to lose any of it!). See my review on the packaging for CD’s Poudre Libre, you’ll see why I love it so much, plus they gave you a killer compact (as in small) powder brush built into the package. I think the Chantecaille packaging came with a powder puff but why would I use that with loose powder? Powder puffs are meant for pressed powders, brushes are meant for loose powders.”
“Please don’t expect this powder to necessarily hold your shine at bay all day, if you tend to be oily. As a makeup artist, I have learned that loose powder is formulated more as a finishing/setting powder.
If you want coverage and shine control (long-lasting), you will need to use a pressed foundation powder or more heavily-pigmented loose powder, and apply with a sponge or powder puff (sponges work GREAT for picking up enough product; plus, with their triangular angles, you can more easily get into crevices that you cannot with a regular powder puff).
Also, if you are having excessive oil production problems, your skin care routine may be the culprit (a proper and controlled skin care routine that you DON’T overload product onto will help immensely. My new fave is Origins, which I will review as well).”
Ben Nye Neutral Set translucent powder
The review for this product was written by Radio Cure 11
Radio Cure 11 says: “I wanted to add the ingredients list above, but for some reason, it won’t let me. So I’m adding them here:Talc, aluminum hydroxide, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, sorbic acid.HTH someone! Took me forever to find the ingredients online!” These ingredients maybe effective in keeping acne at bay. “
Marcelle Face Powder in Translucent
The review for this product was written by aspiecutie
Aspiecutie states: “Simply EXCEPTIONAL – in its own…quiet way.
Powder is important in my routine, especially loose powder. I have many of them. While I like to experiment with new exciting things, this powder is always there. I am male but can never go on a trip without my sunscreen, the ELF powder brush, and Marcelle Face Powder. I can live without foundation, blushes, and bronzers, but I simply cannot leave the house with an SPF oily face.
Most powders are either too coarse, too shiny (why do they have to put mica in there?), or so dry that I feel like I’m dragging my sunscreen as I slide the brush around my face. Marcelle is so fine, the brush glides smoothly, and the finish is simply perfect! no need for a setting spray. I’m not sure whether it is the fine talc or the small amount of mineral oil it contains but it is pure genius!
Is the packaging too big? Yes!! There’s 70g or product in there, which makes it cheaper than Ben Nye Luxury Powders by size. You can get it for 10.97 CAD at Walmart. Considering the size it’s as cheap as the NYC Loose Powder. The container might be a bit too bulky for travel but I don’t care. I just put a sticker to block the sifter and toss it in my bag. I don’t even bother to transfer. The two available shades, Translucent and Translucent Medium differ mainly not in darkness but in color. Translucent Medium is simply a bit red, not dark.
Trying to be impartial, I guess its greatest PROS can turn out to be its CONS as well.
– Because it is so sheer, it doesn’t offer any coverage. It will slightly blur imperfections but that’s about it. Which is good because it doesn’t turn my facial hair beige when applied liberally. 🙂
– Because it is so creamy, there are other talc / cornstarch / rice powders in the market that control oil slightly better. But for normal to slightly oily, slightly dry skin people this is great.
– Because it is so smooth, I find that blush and bronzer don’t bind on it as well. I’d say it’s more suited as a finishing powder. But I personally prefer a yellow powder for that.
Bottom line: If you need powder to remove shine from sunscreen all over your face and neck this powder is great. If your skin is not too oily it makes a good finishing powder as well. A true beauty bargain, 100% Canadian.:) “
Sonia Kashuk barely there loose powder in flesh
This review was written by Bibliophile
Bibliophile writes: “I previously reviewed this product, and gave it five lippies. What has changed so drastically to make me re-think my opinion? Well, the price recently skyrocketed from $17.50 per ounce to $71.50 per ounce.
The amount of product in the container went from 0.458 oz. (13 grams) for $8 to 0.14 oz (3.9 grams) for $10. While the product itself is of top-notch, superlative quality, the two color choices are sorely lacking (Naked is too light for most and Flesh is too dark for most), and now the price has skyrocketed overnight, placing itself out of reach in the long term.
Sure, you might buy this powder once (be sure to buy both colors because you’ll likely have to mix). To continue using this powder, my per year cost would be at least $200, and likely more! This product is no longer the affordable luxury it once was.”
Coty airspun loose face powder translucent extra coverage
The review for this product was done by Fragrances All’s
Fragrance All’s writes: “This is going to sound over-the-top impossible but, trust me. Many years ago someone told me about this trick and it works. Instead of applying the powder over your liquid foundation, you apply it first, then foundation. Using a cotton ball, pat the powder liberally over your clean, non-greasy moisturized face, then, with a clean puff, stroke downward to remove excess.
Next, and this is crucial, dot on an oil-free, MUST be oil-free, liquid foundation and blend. The result is a poreless, flawless complexion. Even though my skin tends towards dryness, this method doesn’t seem to dry it out. I’ve only tried this method with Coty but it may work with other loose powders.”
Jurlique Silk Dust
The review for this product was created by Asianista’s
Asianista’s says: “After reading the raving comments about this product, I bought it on sale on strawberrynet (love this website) and couldn’t wait to try it.
The smell is fantastic (both Rose and Citrus), texture is fine, packaging is awesome (I now use it for my LaNeige loose powder). However, I get a really whitish glow from dusting even a light layer of it on my face. I’m caucasian, fair/med skin, never go in the sun and usually use products that are lighter in color than what most women use in Canada (been in Asia for too long!!!) But this one is way too ghostly for me. Made me look ‘old!’
After reading the ingredients, I looked in my cupboard and tried on rice starch and had similar results for a fraction of the price. I’m sure if you add a drop or two of rose/citrus/lavender essential oil in rice or yam starch (or a mix of both) and shake a lot, you probably get a similar product (silk protein powder is also available online on makeup supply websites.)
All in all, what is the HG for someone is sometimes the ‘what was I thinking of’ purchase for others!!! “
C’est la vie!!!
Here is the take on the best powders for acne prone skin. Included in this article were reviews of top acne powders and then we listed the actual reviews of users using acne powders they reviewed.. Find your powder and run with it. Check out these foundations for acne prone skin.
Cardamom essential oil is a well-known essential oil and it has many beneficial uses. It can reduce the effects of chemotherapy, nausea, as well as its qualities as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, astringent, digestive, stomachic, stimulant, and diuretic substance.
Ok so we all know what castor oil (a pale yellow oil obtained from castor beans, used as a purgative and a lubricant and in manufacturing oil-based products.) is used for. If you are having constipation issues then you may or may not turn to castor oil. In today’s modern health world castor oil seems like a prehistoric and outdated treatment for these types of issues. Traditionally, castor oil has been a powerful stool loosener and quickly helped people became regular again. Yes, the legend is true castor oil doesn’t taste good. You may want to plug your nose if you ever consume the oil. But wait there are other uses for castor oil as well. Let’s look into some of the top reviews for castor oil.
This title is a mouthful and a mile long. This product stands out because it really hydrates the skin well. It can meet any skin or hair need you may encounter. This product offers a wide variety of uses as a pure product and a castor oil product.
- As stated earlier effectively moisturizes skin and hair giving them that glowing look
- It reverses hair loss helping your hair and and eyelashes grow thick (if you are interested in having long and thick eyebrows)
- It is a pure product presenting no fears about toxins or chemicals found in non-pure products
- It can be used on all skin and hair types because it is pure and does not cause allergic reactions
- -It is expeller pressed making it a superior brand
- -It is generously sized and well priced
- Works on all skin types
- Reasonably priced
- Fair amount of product given
- The growth of hair may not be visible in some people as some users said
- -The odour may not be pleasant to most people
- So what is being said is it may not cause hair growth in some people
- Misleading benefits given that it promotes hair growth
Now Solutions Castor Oil 100% Pure 16oz
This is pure 100% castor oil. It is the latest from Now and is odorless. Men are welcome to use it as well
- It softens any skin type
- It is all natural containing no harsh chemicals that can damage the skin
- You can use it on your hair, face, scalp, and all over your body
- It supposed to make your skin healthier because of its moisturising and anti-aging components
- It is odorless
- Men can now use it as well as women
- It comes in a large 16oz bottle that you can use for quite a long time before having to buy another
- Results are delivered quicker than other brands
- The castor oil product has therapeutic applications and thus making it better
- It’s head to toe applicability makes it a probable choice when you shop for a castor oil brand
- It is densely thick and thus unpleasant to some people.
Pure Castor Oil for Eyelashes. Eyebrows 2oz
Well what do you know a castor oil specifically for eyelashes and eyebrows. Be careful putting castor oil on eyelashes and eyebrows can be messy, You don’t want to get it in your eyes. A Lot of preparation into the making of this product. To ensure hair care, scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes and skin care is effortlessly done. It contains antibacterial and antifungal properties which is healthy for the skin. It is a good choice for the eyelashes and eyebrows.
- Supposedly it makes the hair, eyelashes and eyebrows grow to maximum lengths. Are these really benefits because who wants to look like a gorilla?
- Its antibacterial and antifungal properties help to heal wounds, acne and other problems
- Vitamin E and fatty acids help with advance support for hair and skin care
- The guarantee offered is attractive with money back refund in case it doesn’t meet your expectations even if the bottle is empty Good money back guarantee
- The results are quick with change being evident in just one week
- It helps nails too
- The bottle is small with just 2oz
- The accessories that come with it may not be of good quality
- The results showing up in one week may be a bit premature
Organic Castor Oil 100% USDA Certified Pure
The brand being hexane free (is a neurotoxic petrochemical solvent listed as a hazardous air pollutant with the EPA. It’s used to extract protein from soy, but we don’t think that’s a sensible ingredient. Hexane is used to cheaply and efficiently separate soy oil from soy protein.) is good for the eyelashes, eyebrows, hair, and skin.
- Will give long and nice looking eyelashes
- There is a bonus ebook about castor oil that you get when you purchase it
- It leaves your skin shining and hair glowing
- Nice incentive free e book upon purchase
- -It moisturises your skin and hair well
- The USDA certification means it’s organic and thus pure and can be used with no fears
- The product is small being 1oz and seems overpriced as compared to others
Tropic Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8oz
This Product promotes hair growth. It also helps the hair in other areas as well.
- Stimulation of hair growth besides repair dry damaged hair and breakages
- Protects and moisturises the hair
- It cleanses the scalp of parasite or toxins that damage your hair
- May remove hair lice
- The size is big, and the bottle can last for some time
- The price is fair and may be affordable
- It delivers results quickly
- Reasonably priced with all the hair benefits
- The product is small being 1oz and seems overpriced as compared to others
Home Health Castor Oil, Cold Pressed and Processed 32oz
This is supposed to be one of the best natural products you can get on the market today. But if it is processed is it all that natural?
- It nourishes and softens all types of skin
- If it is massaged into joints and muscles it may help them
- Being versatile, you can use it in a wide variety of ways
- The results were pretty good according to those who tested the product
- The big size at that price makes it economical for most people
- The smell may be uncomfortable for some users -It is a bit sticky as complained by some users
- It is a messy application
- The smell could may give you an upset stomach
Majestic Pure Castor Oil
This product works effectively on the skin and hair. It can be used in a wide variety of ways.
- It helps to keep skin infections, sunburns, acne and dry skin under control and may bring about speedy recovery from these injuries and conditions
- Helps hair grow and moisturises it well leaving it shiny and full
- Contains Vitamin E and other essential components helpful to your skin and hair It nourishes the skin and restores the hair
- It is generously sized, and hence you will use it for some time
- There is a guarantee for quality with money back policy in case it doesn’t meet your standards
- The pricing as compared to other brands is fair
- Its taste and texture may not be favourable to most people who diversely use castor oil.
- It may be for topical use only and not internal use
- The taste could make you sick
Castor Oil Liquid 4oz
Ultra pure in preparation, this is the castor oil for those who may have sensitive skin. The development and processing make it a right choice.
This castor oil can be used in the traditional sense as a laxative.
- It can be used as a laxative and it has many other uses as well.
- It is a good emollient that nourishes skin and moistens it
- Castor oil liquid 4 oz is results oriented and delivers within a short while
- It is hexane free and is, therefore, safe for the skin
- It may be too thick for some people to use
- The bottling used may result in spills
- It may not taste very good when used as a laxative
Molivera Organic Castor Oil 16oz
This product is good for acne and moisturizing the hair. It is the best budget castor oil buy in the list.
- Allows thick growth of hair by improving blood flow to the scalp
- Contains anti-aging components that will help the skin become soft, supple and elastic
- It has an excellent money back guarantee to users in case you do not like the product
- The size is generous
- Quick results are assured
- Good-sized bottle for the price
- The fact that it is not USDA certified makes it questionable about being organic
- This means it could contain harmful chemicals that could damage hair and skin
- Should it be used?
Pure Organic Cold Pressed Castor Oil USDA Certified
It is claimed that this product has a eyelash growth serum that makes it a better product to grow eyelashes than other products that serve the same purpose.
- It is claimed to strengthen and make the eyelashes grow long and thick. They will look fabulous
- It has antifungal and antibacterial properties that will work well on the skin and hair
- Interestingly comes with five pairs of applicator brushes
- It is organic, and thus you can use it safely
- The eyelashes are left thicker and darker
- Certified by the USDA making it officially organic
- It make take time before any noticeable results are observed
Actual Review Text:
“Our best organic castor oil is the Sky Organics 16 oz Organic Castor Oil and the organic castor oil has been developed by dermatologists in its formulation. The organic castor oil is also not irritating at all and the moisturizing ability of this organic castor oil is very good. Skin hydration will also be greatly increased with this organic castor oil and moisture is greatly distributed to your face using this organic castor oil. A flawless look can be attained with the regular use of this oil and this oil is very effective for achieving a younger looking skin.
You can use the organic castor oil for your face and for your body and the organic castor oil keeps your skin as hydrated as can be. The natural moisture of your skin is enhanced by this organic castor oil and your skin is greatly protected by this organic castor oil and its effects. The skin smoothing ability of this organic castor oil is nonetheless good and awesome. The mild formulation of the organic castor oil is definitely expected. The ultra hydrating property of the organic castor oil is very good and the organic castor oil also works for sun damage and flaky skin.
This organic castor oil contains 16 ounces per bottle and a pure and unrefined formula on this organic castor oil can be seen and felt. The organic castor oil is also free from hexane and the moisturizing ability of the organic castor oil is excellent. The skin healing ability of this organic castor oil is very good and you can use the organic castor oil for hair care as well. You can use the organic castor oil for maintaining a healthy skin and you can definitely depend upon the organic castor oil for dry skin treatment. You can use the organic castor oil for your eyelashes as well and the organic castor oil originates from artisanal farmers all the way from India for high quality standards.
Without artificial additives, the organic castor oil does not cause allergies or skin irritations at all and the organic castor oil is also expeller pressed without the use of any harmful chemicals at all. Hair and skin transformation is great with the organic castor oil. You can use the organic castor oil to cure athlete’s foot as well as ringworm. Sunburns, warts and acne can be treated with this organic castor oil. Stretch marks, scars and chronic itching can also be cured with the help of this organic castor oil.
Hair growth is also a great benefit of this oil for eyelashes, eyebrows and a healthier hair and the seed oil from this organic castor oil use a natural method for extraction using cold pressing. Hair loss problems can be alleviated with this organic castor oil and the food grade quality of this oil is excellent and USP certified. You can also use the organic castor oil for carrying your other essential oils.”
- It was the top pick of the site
- It has a fairly good-sized bottle
- There Were a few things wrong with this product
- The consistency was too thick
- You will take a long time to get this product rubbed into the skin
- Contrary to what the site says this could be a dealbreaker
Wild Wild West Organic Castor Oil
Actual Text of Review:
“ Our step-up pick is the Wild Wild West Organic Castor Oil and the organic castor oil does not clog pores at all. The organic castor oil is great for anti-aging properties and fine lines will be gone using this organic castor oil. A smoother skin can be given by this organic castor oil on a regular use and the concentrated treatment of this organic castor oil ensures that it really works. The gentle formulation of this organic castor oil keeps your skin healthy and premature skin damage is also prevented using this organic castor oil.
The non-greasy feeling of this organic castor oil keep your skin free from irritations and a smooth and soft feeling can be felt with the regular use of this organic castor oil. The fact that this organic castor oil absorbs quickly means that it is not greasy at all and the high potency formulation of this organic castor oil ensures that it works. The organic castor oil also helps to enhance the defense system on your skin.
The organic castor oil does not clog pores at all and the natural repair process of your skin is enhanced with this organic castor oil. The skin elasticity is also improved with this organic castor oil and the skin firmness can be greatly resolved using this organic castor oil. Collagen production on your skin is greatly improved with the proper use of this organic castor oil and the organic castor oil helps to boost growth for your eyebrows, hair and eyelashes.
You can also use this highly recommended organic castor oil for your skin and your face and a treatment applicator kit is also included with this organic castor oil for your added convenience. The organic castor oil is also pure cold pressed for a natural processing and the organic castor oil is also free from hexane so it is very organic. You can depend upon this organic castor oil as it is purely certified by the USDA and one bottle of this organic castor oil contains 1 ounce or 30 mL of organic castor oil.
Moisture is sealed in your hair using this organic castor oil and a shiny texture for your hair will be given when you depend upon this organic castor oil. You can say goodbye to acne scars using this organic castor oil which also helps to reduce blemishes with this organic castor oil and a total of 2 applicator blushes come with the organic castor oil for brow lines, eyelashes and the like for much more detailing with the organic castor oil. Hair growth is boosted with this organic castor oil and hair loss is diminished when you depend upon this organic castor oil in a very natural way.
Omega 6 fatty acids are present in the organic castor oil along with vitamin E to improve your hair follicles in the long run. Also, frizz free hair can be achieved with this organic castor oil. You can also ease your scalp itching with this all natural oil and old scars and stretch marks can also be healed with this organic castor oil. Anti-fungal properties as well as antibacterial properties are also seen in this organic castor oil and a guarantee of 30 days is ensured with this organic castor oil.”
No pros or cons noted for this particular product.
We have listed and discussed for you some effective organic castor oils. There may be one castor oil that is not organic because it was not USDA certified. The ones that were not specifically labeled as being USDA certified may or may not be organic castor oil products. Please choose your favorite castor oil and give it a try.
This sounds like an oxymoron to put body lotion and glycolic acid in the same word. Why? You may ask. Because usually acids will burn the skin and if this acid is put into body lotions wouldn’t it burn the skin? Apparently, these are the wrong questions to be asking because you will find glycolic acid in a lot of beauty products besides body lotions. It is known to repair damaged skin after all it is an organic acid. It has to be safe to use if it is showing up in those skincare products.On to the next thought what is the best body lotion, containing glycolic acid, to use? Let’s forge ahead and answer that very question.
First a definition of glycolic acid (a colorless, translucent, crystalline compound, C2H4O3, that occurs in cane sugar, unripe grapes, and sugar beets and has numerous industrial uses, especially in dyeing leather and textiles and in the manufacture of pesticides.) What exactly is glycolic acid?
What is Glycolic Acid
The term was coined by French chemist Auguste Laurent proposed that the amino acid glycine ame from the hypothetical acid glycolic acid. Two chemists around 1851 actually prepared glycolic acid in the lab. They did this by treating hippuric acid with nitric acid and nitrogen dioxide to form an ester of benzoic acid and glycolic acid (C6H5C(=O) OCH2 COOH), Obviously then glycolic acid is a product of chemical reactions of other chemicals binding together. They then boiled esther for days to get glycolic acid.
It is reported that glycolic acid is stronger than acetic acid because there is greater withdrawing power of electrons in this group. The carboxylate group can activate to metal ions forming coordination complexes. Of specific interest are the complexes with Pb2+ and Cu2+ which are significantly stronger than complexes with other carboxylic acids. This indicates that the hydroxyl group is involved in complex formation, possibly with the loss of its proton. This loss of a proton is not a proven fact.
Glycolic acid has many uses for instance, in the textile industry is is used for dyeing and tanning agent, in the food industry it is used as flavoring agent and a preservative.. It is odd that an acid can be used as a flavoring agent. It is also used in adhesives and plastics. Glycolic acid is often put into emulsion polymers, solvents and additives for ink and paint so it can to improve flow properties and impart gloss. It is used in surface treatment products that increase the coefficient of friction on tile flooring.It it is used widely in the food industry and it has even found its way into the pharmaceutical industry for skin care products.
This is the vital point we will talk about in this article. This is because it’s so effective in penetrating the skin at a deep level Dermatologists use it as a chemical peel in concentrations 0f 205 to 70% ana at-home kits in concentrations of 10% to 20%. Physician-strength peels can have a pH as low as 0.6 (strong enough to completely proteolyzed (the breakdown of proteins or peptides into amino acids by the action of enzymes.) the epidermis), while acidities for home peels can be as high as 2.5.So it appears that glycolic acid is a super agent in the skincare industry which is used so widely in skin care and body lotion products.
No one likes to have dry and scaly skin that is continually itching and itching. You don’t want to feel like you have fish skin or do you want to look like a fish with dry. Scaly skin. Your hero is glycolic acid because it penetrated deep into the skin to get rid of the dry, scaly feeling and it brings out the hidden glow hiding beneath dry skin. It moisturized the skin keeping dry and savly skin far away.
Good things really do come in small packages and this product fits the bill. Mederma AG formerly known as, Aqua Glycolic Hand and Body Lotion, this product is specifically designed for rough, dry skin. It powerfully exfoliates dead skin cells and helps with uneven skin. It will moisturize the skin in addition to everything else as well. It is unscented but the cone complaint users have about it is that the 177ml is too small of a tube because the product goes so quickly. $22.00 is a bit high to be paying for so little body lotion. No matter how good it works people will get tired of paying so much money for so little product. No matter how effectively this body lotion works.
The product is recommended by dermatologists and podiatrists the product contains 14% alpha hydroxy acids and a 4.4 pH level. It is mainly used as a hand product and is very effective on hands and cuticles.
- It’s suitable for users with chronically dry skin.
- Its lightweight formula doesn’t feel thick or oily.
- It’s garnered many loyal users.
- It’s small and relatively costly.
- Sometimes, the lotion is difficult to extract because of the packaging.
Perfect Image Gly+Sal Exfoliating Body Lotion
Just as the name says it will give your skin the perfect image. This lotion comes in a larger size the above mentioned lotion it has 240ml sized pump bottle. It has some of the most effective ingredients such as 10% glycolic acid, 2% salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and extracts from cucumber and green tea. These ingredients will also protect the skin from free radical damage and bacteria breakouts. Users said they could see a perceivable difference in their skin just after one use. They also said they could feel a little tingling in their skin as well this may not be a good sign.
If you want speedy results and you get past the tingling this is the body lotion for you. Another weakness to this product is the lotion has a thick consistency. This could leave your skin feeling oily so make sure you rub extra long to get the oil fully absorbed into your skin. It gives off a slightly strong smell which is not offensive and an animal-cruelty-free product with strong, responsible, sustainable values.
- It contains both glycolic acid and salicylic acid.
- In addition, it contains cucumber and green tea.
- Marked improvements have been noted by users after the first try.
- It has a mild smell that not all may like.
- The pump can be defective in some cases, so it might be difficult to dispense the lotion.
- It is rather thick, and it might not be properly absorbed by your skin.
Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Lotion
There is a problem with this body lotion right off it is a small size as small as Mederma AG coming in at a paltry 177ml. I is as expensive as Mederma AG as well. Along with its 10% pure glycolic acid, it contains vitamin E. This will help fight fine lines and wrinkles and improve texture, elasticity, and tone. It will not completely remove the signs of aging it will definitely give you younger looking skin. It has a Ph of 4 and it is unscented as well. It has another weakness in that it works well with dry or normal skin but it isn’t effective with combination or oily skin.Users have reported breakouts after using the product.
There is a plus to it because the consistency it just right. It can be used on the hands, legs and the face. But if starts to irritate the face then stop using it on the face. You can still use it on the rst of the body.
- Overall, it has a positive effect on your skin.
- It can tackle wrinkles if they’re not too deep-set.
- It contains vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.
- It might not be suitable to use on your face, especially if you have sensitive skin.
- It can cause people with greasy skin to experience acne breakouts.
Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion
As the name implies this body lotion definitely contains glycolic acid and in a large quantity. Because of this fact users notice a major change in their skin only after the first application. It has been extremely effective with:
- Dry skin
- Skin bumps from conditions such as keratosis pilaris
- Razor bumps and ingrown hairs (according to users)
But there is one weakness to this body lotion it has a very thick consistency. This forces users to rub it in slowly so it penetrates the skin. This is the only way to avoid that oil heaviness feeling on the skin. Because it is so time consuming to rub it in the best time to use it is at bedtime. This will limit is usefulness. Another weakness is you cannot use too much because ot the high glycolic acid content in it. If irritation persist on the skin stop using it immediately. This product may not be worth using even though it is high recommended.
- It works very well for those suffering from keratosis pilaris.
- It contains glycolic acid (in a 17.5% concentration).
- t takes time for the skin to absorb it properly.
- The consistency is quite thick and can feel heavy.
- It might agitate your skin, especially if it’s sensitive.
InstaNatural Glycolic Acid Cream
This is supposed to be the best body lotion of the five mentioned here. Because it has these benefits: It contains a safe 10% of glycolic acid, and it tops that off with 20% Vitamin C, 10% Hyaluronic Acid, Bearberry extract, Niacinamide, and CoQ10. It not only revitalizes the skin and exfoliate dead skin cells but it doubles as an anti-aging lotion all-in-one. It will protect you from free radical damage such as, hyper pigmentation and dull, uneven skin, in addition to everything else it does. Users could make out significant positive changes in their skin after use, and users of all skin types like it. But while some like the orange color and fragrance, others have found it too strong, and have complained that the color can stain clothes.
- It contains very effective, powerful ingredients.
- It’s useful for more than just one skin issue.
- It has a safe amount of glycolic acid in it
- It is a very versatile product
- The orange color might not be liked by everyone.
- The orange scent might not be pleasing for all users.
- Because of its strong color, it can stain clothes (especially white ones).
5 Glycolix Elite 15 Percent Body Lotion
This is an oil free lotion with glycolic acid in it. As the name expresses. It can exfoliate dead skin cells from dry and rough skin. It is formulated with vitamins A,C, and E to nourish to nourish, strengthen, and regenerate your skin. It has green tea extracts are excellent for preventing free radical damage on the skin. If used consistently it can reduce redness, soreness and restore the youthfulness of your skin. Unlike so many other glycolic body lotions this one doesn’t leave the skin dry. But It does cause irritation the skin but not to the point where it cannot be tolerated.
But if you have sensitive skinit could irritate it so use it two or three times a week in the beginning. This way you can see how it will affect your skin. If you find that your skin will tolerate this product then use it once or twice a day.
- Contains antioxidants
- Can reduce fine lines and rough skin
- Doesn’t sting too much
- A bit expensive
- Can be irritating for really sensitive skin
- Has a slight sting
Epicuren Glycolic Lotion Skin Peel 5% 2oz
This is a great starting point for those who have not used acids in their skincare. You need to be careful using acids they can irritate and sting your skin immensely if taken in to large of quantities. Those with sensitive skin would also benefit from using this product because it has a low percentage of glycolic acid in it. Its consistency is milky white and it has a very mild scent.
- It is good for sensitive skin
- It will not chap or irritate the skin
- It is a mild scent
- It has a nice balanced consistency
- It comes in a small bottle
- It is expensive for the quantity given
Passion Naturals 6% AHA Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, Fruit Extracts, & Peptides – L-Arginine – (30ml)
A step up from the former 5% concentration. But not much of an increase. his formula is a combination of glycolic acid and other AHAs to help fades dark spots and moisturises the skin. It is a good night cream for mature skin that has been exposed to too much sunlight. In other words wrinkled, dry and scaly skin. It will brighten the skin and keep it well exfoliated of dead skin cells,
- Large 30ml container
- Fades dark spots
- Nourishes the skin
- Good price
- The concentration was hardly upgraded
Acne.org 6 oz. AHA + Glycolic Acid – 10%
The additional step in acne.org’s extremely popular Anti-Acne Treatment Line. This will help get rid of any hyperpigmentation from inflamed acne. Which will normalize skin tone The licorice extract will also help brighten the skin and calm any residual redness. This lotion is ideal to be used with topical acne treatments. It keep dry skin hydrated and oily skin oil-free. It is versatile because it will work on all skin types.
- Helps all skin types
- Treats acne an extra added bonus.
- Can be used acne topical treatments
- Has licorice extract
- The container is on the small side
- Pricey for the size of the container
Glycolic Acid 15% Anti-Wrinkle Cream – Extra strength, Alpha Hydroxy Acid enhanced with Green Tea Extract
This product has a long name. Even at 15 % this product delivers powerful AHA properties but is gentle enough not to irritate or dry out the skin. The body lotion is light, non-greasy and quickly absorbed into the skin.
- Effective on oily skin
- Absorbs quickly into skin
- Its expensive
NeoStrata Lotion Plus AHA 15%, 6.8 Fluid Ounce
This lotion comes in a fairly small container. It is for normal to oily skin or all skin types. It is good for those who are used to using acids in their skincare. This can work wonders for keratosis pilaris and comes highly recommended by dermatologists worldwide.
- Highly recommended by dermatologists worldwide
- Treats keratosis pilaris
- Expensive for such a small amount
These are the best of the best body lotion containing glycolic acid for 2017. The body lotions come in all price ranges but generally are small in the bottles they come in. Moat them are on the higher end of the scale. They all contain glycolic acid which as mentioned earlier is a very effective skincare ingredient. THIs is due to the fact that it will absorb deeply into any type of skin. The warning is some of the products will irritate the skin.
What to do when your 8-year old nephew comes to visit? Make pizza, of course! Well, not of course, actually. I didn’t think of it until we exhausted Sorry, Monopoly, and gin rummy. But it did turn out to be a brilliant idea as dad had just received a baking stone for Christmas, and my nephew Austin loves pizza. And we both enjoyed a great dinner together.
I told him if he helped me make it and didn’t make too many faces I would put him on my website and he would be famous. That seemed to get his attention. He thought the dough was “slimy and gross” but he loved picking his own toppings, and the finished product was awesome.
The following method I patched together from recipes in both Joy of Cooking and Cook’s Illustrated’s The Best Recipe. I made two batches of dough, four pizzas in all, with varied toppings. Next time I’ll be a bit more patient with stretching out the dough so I can get it even thinner. Look to the end of this post for some excellent links about pizza from other food bloggers. You can use all purpose flour instead of the bread flour that is called for in the recipe, but bread flour is higher in gluten than all-purpose flour and will make a crispier crust.
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