This week we’ll be talking about some great skincare products that we received for review from Citrus Clear, an amazing all-natural brand.
I love when a product defies expectations. Such is the case with Citrus Clear’s Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatment. All of the products that Citrus Clear sent us are amazing, but the Acne Spot Treatment blew me – and my hormonal acne – away.
Here is my history with acne: through my teens and twenties, I managed to keep acne at bay. Little did I know that when I got into my thirties, I would start getting a couple of blemishes each month. You know that commercial where Tina Fey jokes she has the chin of an 18 year old? Kind of like that. After trying various products (drugstore, high end, prescription, homeopathic, and everything in between), I was pretty happy with Clinique’s Acne Solutions Clearing Gel. It takes pimples down, but slowly.
Enter Citrus Clear Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatment.
The morning I received my samples from Citrus Clear, my mother sat me down and I assumed something was very, very wrong. Then she said that I should make an appointment with my derm to get a cortisone injection in the two new pimples I had. Apparently it was a very serious matter. (of note: I had no special events coming up in the timing.) So I figured I’d call the dermatologist later in the day.
Then I applied the Citrus Clear Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatment. One pimple was flat in an hour, and no longer red in two hours. It was gone by the end of the day. A long term cystic acne spot was reduced my at least 50% in a day and has stayed flat after a few days of application, and I can only feel a fraction of it under my skin now. And I don’t have to cover either spot with concealer.
Needless to say, I did not make that dermatologist appointment after all.
So given the lack of a genie in a bottle (or 1oz tube in this case) granting me a clear-skin wish, how does this great stuff work? Check out the ingredient list:
Organic Herbs, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Green Tea & Lime, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Wildcrafted Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed Extract), Citrus Aurantium (Orange Hydrosol), Citrus Limon (Lemon Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime Essential Oil), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Extract), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Extract), Wildcrafted Salix Lucida (Salicylic Acid), Colloidal Silver, Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove Essential Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
So it is absolutely packed with ingredients to soothe inflammation while sacking the blemish. Salicylic Acid does wonders to bring down acne quickly, Vitamin C is amazing for skin, Aloe Vera and Green Tea soothe the skin, as does Vitamin E. And notice how you actually know all the ingredients in that list? I like that.
I plan on stockpiling these tubes, and at $12 each, keeping one at home, in your purse, and at the office is more than affordable. I really am thrilled to find a product that works quickly and effectively. And it smells amazing – a true grapefruit scent, with the slightest peach hint to it (probably because the secondary note is green tea.) Because if you have to be broken out, it’s nice to be smelling a scent that makes you happy and peppy!
Find the amazing Citrus Clear Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatment at CitrusClear.com for $12.