I have the worst type of skin: a combination skin where the oily areas are acne-prone and the dry areas are eczema-prone. Also, my skin is incredibly sensitive to a lot of makeup products, so I don’t wear any. I once tried applying eyeliner and mascara, removed it with baby oil, and I developed eczema around my eyelids. Worst experience ever. To make matters worse, every time I get acne, I still get scars even when I don’t forcibly squeeze out its existence. Anyone else going through the same problem? Let’s start a support group please!
Anyway, the only skincare products I use are Neutrogena’s Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen and AVEENO® Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream. A friend once gave me Khiel’s Ultra Facial Toner as a gift and I didn’t have a negative reaction. I took another leap of faith and bought Khiel’s Clearly Corrective™ Clarity-Activating Toner after reading the reviews on the website.
On the bottle it states “The Clearly Corrective™ Regimen is clinically-demonstrasted* to help reverse noticeable skin discoloration for an overall improvement in skin clarity. Helps restore hydration levels.”
According to the website, Clearly Corrective™ Clarity-Activating Toner’s key ingredients include activating C, white birch extract, peony extract, salicylic acid, and glycerin. More information on each ingredient’s purpose and effect are found here.
I have been religiously applying the toner morning and night for the first week, and unfortunately broke out. I believed this is due to a change in my skincare regiment. I then shifted to occasionally applying it during the night, and while I still developed acne, it wasn’t as bad as the first week. Plus, I started noticing the scars were lightening. Hopefully my skin will become accustomed to it and not break out anymore.
– Effective in terms of lightening skin
– If you are using your palms to apply the toner, only a couple of drops are needed
– Light and gentle on skin
– This 8 fl oz toner is incredibly expensive. $42 plus tax!
– It has a strong smell that may or may not bother you (in the beginning it bothered me a bit)
– Sometimes makes me feel like my skin is super oily but I could be mistaking hydrated skin for this oily feeling
– Possible side effect: acne breakout
I don’t know if the toner is worth its value considering how horrible the first week of use was, but I am optimistic that the end results will be good. I do recommend trying Khiel’s Ultra Facial Toner as it’s incredibly light on the skin and does not cause any acne dilemma (well it didn’t for me; hopefully it doesn’t for you).