October 1, 2008

The Best Natural Acne Treatment

I've tried an impressive number of skin care products for this blog over the past year. But few have done more for my complexion than Quixtar/Amway's clear.nowAcne Treatment Lotion. Since using it a few weeks ago, my oily skin (which has become more finicky since living in gritty NYC) has been uncommonly and consistently clear and even-toned.

Beauty buffs migh know Quixtar/Amway as the Avon-like (but-bigger) company behind Artistry® cosmetics (which recently announced Sandra Bullock as its spokesperson). A friend who sells the line enticed me first to the company's best-selling Nutrilite® Women's Supplements. They're packed with high-quality ingredients from organic farms in California, Washington, Mexico, and Brazil, and the fish oil in their omega-3 capsules is mercury-free. But back to the lotion.

Pretty factor: Toss the Proactiv in the recycling bin! Clear.now contains an ingredient called sodium chlorite—whose particle size is 200,000 times smaller than benzoyl peroxide's, allowing it to thoroughly penetrate pores and kill bacteria. While it's debacterializing, .7% salicylic acid breaks down pore-clogging oil and a bevy of botanicals—aloe, lavender, willowherb to name a few—heal, moisturize, and calm redness. The skin is left clear and decongested without the slightest dryness or ruddiness.

Eco factor: No petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance or colors, T.E.A., D.E.A., propylene glycol, silicones, PEGS, animal ingredients


To buy: $18. To get a 10% discount, e-mail me at ecopretty at gmail dot com, and I'll send you the contact info of my friend who sells the line.

8 comments:

Vantage Point World Wide said...

Panache Skin Care has had several clients who have benefited immensely from clear.now and other natural Artistry products. We are dedicated to make everyone's skin look flawless. For info: visit http://sbhatnagar2.qhealthbeauty.com
or email panache@vpworldwide.com

Katee said...

As much as I want to try this I have a fundamental problem with Amway/Quixtar...

Anonymous said...

I have had good experiences with artistry products in general. I have been using the clear.now system, and I love that it doesn't dry out my skin, esp during dry fall/winter months!

sheila said...

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Going back in to read more.

Angel (I love rice moisturizer) Rice said...

Rice moisturizer is one natural moisturizers it helps protect the skin from being damaged by UVA and UVB which are the cause of melasma, freckle, and skin cancer. Because it has plentiful minerals, unsaturated fatty acid and vitamins especially the natural vitamin E which is in high quantity as Tocols (Tocopherol & Tocotrienol), Gamma-Qryzanol and Ceramide.

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Anonymous said...

i've been looking for a healthier Proactiv alternative. thank you!!

Face said...

I am 25 years old with sensitive skin. I usually use Alpha Hydrox products but recently had to switch because all of a sudden my face started breaking out like crazy and nothing would work to get it back in balance.

On a whim, I bought the Rosehip Face Serum, from the Made from Earth skin care line, and I am SO HAPPY I did. This stuff has totally cleared up my breakouts and my face just looks better then ever. It even has anti-aging vitamins in it so its perfect for me.