Friday, February 16, 2018

My New Facial Care Find: St. Joan's Products

When I was growing up, I hardly had problems with acne. I didn’t even do anything special to my skin at the time, just soap and water. Facial care was something I started taking seriously when I was in my mid-20s. This was the time when I started using products such as moisturizers, cleansers, toners and began visiting dermatological clinics for facials and other skin treatments.

For the most part, my skin has not had any problems until recently, when I made the mistake of buying and trying apparently fake makeup, the supposedly branded types that were most likely being sold in flea markets. After using the BB cream and powder foundation that I bought, my face broke out with a serious case of adult acne. I stopped using those products immediately after but for some reason, the acne problem stayed.

I stopped wearing makeup for a while out of fear that my acne problem would get worse and kept myself to just a facial wash and moisturizer regimen daily. I was considering going to the dermatologist when someone from work told me to try the product that she was selling: St. Joan’s Facial cleanser and Moisturizer.

St.Joan's Facial Cleanser and Restoring Sorbolene Moisturizer

There was a lot of hesitation on my part because I had developed a fear of products I’ve never heard of before. I didn’t want to make my skin condition worse. Still, my co-worker convinced me to give it a try because she said the facial cleanser was a good way to battle adult acne. I gave in and bought the cleanser and the moisturizer. I should admit, I initially thought the products were a bit expensive compared to the store-bought products I currently use but in the long run, I think that the purchase was worth it considering it solved my acne problem.

I’ve been using the products for almost two months now and I am very satisfied with the results. The acne is gone…even the usual ones that come out during that time of the month aren’t appearing anymore. I love it! Not only did it solve the adult acne problem, but it made my skin look and feel better too. I could feel the difference when I washed my face: the skin feels fresher and smoother.

I’ve been using the facial cleanser after my shower with just four drops on a cotton pad. Considering that I have already washed my face before using it, I still see that it has removed some leftover dirt on my face. I like that it doesn’t sting or have an irritating smell.

The moisturizer goes on right after the cleanser for me. Again, I use very little of it because it’s so easy to spread onto my face and neck. I love that it’s not too heavy to put on and I feel that my skin can breathe through it unlike some of the other brands I’ve tried. I read that sorbolene, which is a featured ingredient in this product, is a pure moisturizer that is perfect for sensitive skin.

The only problem I have with these two products is with the packaging. Sure, they look good but for regular use, I’d prefer if they change the opening of their bottles. The cleanser, once you remove the cap, has a large opening, which would make it incredibly awkward to use if you prefer cotton balls instead of cotton pads. The moisturizer, on the other hand, has a small hole that you squeeze it out of (think holes for alcohol bottles). The hole is small and it is hard to get the moisturizer out without squeezing out too much or too little. If I were them I’d swap the tops of those two bottles to make it easier for the people who buy and use their products.

The St. Joan product line also includes other products such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lip and cheek tint, blush, hair shine serum, and lotion. I’m not sure whether you can buy their products at the mall, but I do know that they have a Facebook Page that you can use to inquire about the products and possible purchases.

I don’t think I need to emphasize that I would buy these products again once I used up the ones that I have now. I’m thinking of buying their lip and cheek tint soon too – I heard the color lasts long and as someone who doesn’t like to be bothered with the constant retouching of makeup, I think that would be a good product for me – but hey, that’s for a future blog post!

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