Let’s talk skin care and how our skin reacts when we are stressed…
We all know about the age old vicious circle that links stress and acne : stress causes acne ; acne causes stress.
With the recent changes in my life, the pressure was real. Luckily, a little hero called Benzagel came to the rescue.
I was lucky enough to have the lovely people at Benzagel send me a little care package** to try out some of their other products and the timing could not have been more perfect.
When I first saw the Acne Gel & Wash containing 5% benzoyl peroxide, I cringed. I’ve had pretty terrible experiences with those kinds of washes in the past (*aheum* Oxy *aheum*), which left my pillowcases and clothes stained and my face a hot irritated mess. But with things being a little worse than usual with the stress factor, desperation made me try it.
Yes it does still stain my pillowcases but it is actually gentle on the skin, no irritation or dryness whatsoever. I do recommend you use a product that really removes ALL of your makeup beforehand as I don’t feel this does a good job at removing makeup.
The formula is this nice foamy almost creamy gel consistency that leaves your skin feeling balanced. Not greasy, not dry, just perfect. There’s no stinging or anything at any point. I guess that “foamyness” (though it doesn’t foam up on your face) allows the BP the penetrate deeply into your pores and attack the little buggers ruining your life!
This deadly duo had been the most effective and gentle combination I have ever tried. It kicked those stress zits to the curb within days!
Benzagel® Acne Gel 5% is an effective topical treatment for both uncomplicated facial acne, and acne vulgaris. It contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide, in a unique formulation that is micronized (reduced to tiny particles) to effectively penetrate the skin and kill the bacteria that cause acne inflammation.
Benzagel® Acne Gel is serious acne medication, approved by Health Canada.
I find these products to be my go to for stress zits. These came out of nowhere and were nothing like my usual hormonal breakouts. For those regular breakouts I still use my usual routine with the Benzagel 5 as my spot treatment.
Thank you to Benzagel for sending me these products to test out and review. I have been using the Benzagel 5 gel for years going back into my teen years.
Thanks for all the support, as always!
Remember to always follow your passion! xx