I may be getting on in years, but I still have acne.
Yes, wrinkles AND acne, SO not fair.
I've struggled with acne for many years, I was even on some very powerful medicine at one point. Additionally, over the years the way my acne behaves has changed, and the things that used to help don't always help anymore. My face is very sensitive to medicines and lotions, so I'm wary of trying new things when I've found a routine that works.
However, my current routine hasn't been holding up its end of the bargain lately, so I was excited to try the Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line.
I was interested in it because it's specifically designed for adult skin to control acne and help minimize the appearance of pores with regular use. Acne as an adult can be different to treat than teen acne, and the Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line was made with adult skin needs in mind.
The three steps of the Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line are Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line Pore Clarifying Cleanser, Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Skin Clearing Treatment and Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Complexion Renewing Lotion.
The products are easy to use. I'd like to see the cleanser improve the way it cleans off makeup, but I usually use an exfoliant, so I'm not really used to a cream cleaner, but it wasn't drying or anything and it had no noticeable odor.
The blemish treatment step is salicylic acid based. It absorbs well, and has a bit more odor, but not unpleasant. I don't usually have issues with dry skin, so it wasn't drying to me.
Because I'm prone to acne, many moisturizers make me nervous, but so far, so good with this one, though I've only been using it once a day. It's a little different in that it's not exactly like a lotion, but more like a gel. (Note: It doesn't have SPF, but Olay Professional Pro-X Clear SPF 15 Moisturizer is available as well.)
Overall, my skin is doing well, lately. It didn't clear up over night, so I think consistent use is a key to this product. I even had someone ask what I'd done differently, so I'm pleased!
While we’re on the subject of taking care of your skin, you might want to check out this post by Roxanna Sarmiento in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. She has some great tips for developing habits that will help your skin looks its best!
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