Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Acne Fighting on Cloud 9

Disclosure: The item(s) mentioned below were provided complimentary for the purpose of an honest review. The opinions stated here are based upon my personal experience with the product(s) and are entirely my own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I feel would benefit my readers.

I have a skincare regimen that fluctuates often because I always have so much stuff I need to try out for review purposes. I'm not complaining either! I have found some of my absolute favorite products throughout my experimentation. Nonetheless, I always try to review products that are relevant to my skin type and my skin concerns. This also tends to change with season. During the cooler months I load up on hyaluronic serums and moisturizing creams, and during the warmer months I use lightweight moisture, vitamin c serums and lots and lots of SPF. One thing I am always combating is acne. No matter the season it is there, and I am fighting the never ending battle of getting it to go away for good. I recently tried Cloud 9 Blemish Control Moisturizer, and it's really helped me with my persistent cystic acne flare ups.

Cloud 9 Blemish Control Moisturizer was created to provide a natural alternative to harsher chemical treatments for acne. They claim that their product can help to clear breakouts, balance oily skin, moisturize, soothe irritated skin and dissolve hard sebum bumps. They use 2 natural ingredients that help to achieve these results through inhibiting hormonal triggers, destroying acne-causing bacteria, halting excess oil and sebum and refueling Vitamin F deficiency. The Cloud 9 Blemish Control Moisturizer comes in a convenient pump-top bottle, and in two sizes: 1 fl. oz or 1.6 fl. oz. Their patent pending ingredients read as follows: purified water, passiflora incanata, carthamus tinctorius, camelina sativa, butyrospermum parkii, citrullus vulgaris oils, sucrose stearate (from sugar), epilobium angustifolium extract, elaeis guineensis mesocarp oil, glycerin, essential oil blend, copaifera officinalis resin, carapa guaianensis seed oil, euterpe oleracea pulp. lonicera japonica, lonicera caprifolium extracts, phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, hyaluronic acid, tetrahydro curcuminoids, ferulic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate (from licorice root), camellia sinensis (green tea)extract, xanthan gum, guar gum, maltodexrin. 

I've tried it all, so I can attest to how harsh some treatments are. Using other treatments would cause my skin to become very dry and peel or flake. Because this is not a "system" like some other acne products, I did not expect it to irritate my skin, and it didn't! I use this twice per day after washing up and applying toner and serum. What's convenient is that this works as a 3-in-1: cream, spot treatment and moisturizer. I use one pump (about the amount pictured above), and that is enough to cover my face. The Cloud 9 Blemish Control Moisturizer is quick to absorb, non-greasy and non-comedogenic. The scent is a bit strange, and I can't quite put my finger (or my nose) on what it smells like - It's like fresh cut grass and something else. It doesn't linger though so it is entirely tolerable. I will say that my cystic acne has been less severe since starting this, and I'm so thankful for that because it is very, very painful. My only other complaint is the high price tag for the amount of product. Luckily, a little really does go a long way.

Overall, I give Cloud 9 Blemish Control Moisturizer 8 stars:

If you are interested in a light-weight moisturizer that works hard to combat your acne naturally, you can purchase this on Amazon for $20.99.

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