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The next product that I wanted to review from iFabbo was Relogy Natural Acne Treatment. I actually browsed around before making the choice though because not only am I all for trying an acne treatment, but I'm also iffy on trying one.
So, when I received this in the mail, I was actually going through a rough bout of blemishes. Perfect time to give this ago right?
Onward to the review and if the products worked for me.
What Relogy site says...
So, lets start with Step 1 of the treatment.Relogy (reh-oh-jee) works. It's a fast, gentle, natural acne system. In just 2 easy steps, breakouts, irritation and redness, buh-bye! Relogy is different from ordinary acne treatments. The secret: Relogy combines next generation acne treatment with some of the hottest trends in the natural skincare science, to bring you fast acne clearing results you can count, plus healthy, smooth, great-looking skin. It's everything you need for the results you want.
|Dual Action Treatment Foam|
Relogy's Treatment Foam uses the power of oxygenated bubbles to penetrate deep into your pores to start clearing acne immediately. This step also heals, nourishes, and makes your skin look and feel softer, smoother and healthier. Use it as a cleanser with rinsing, or just apply and let it dry!
Ingredients: Water, Salicylic Acid (from Willow Tree Bark), Benzalkonium Chloride, Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Clycoside, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Meadownfoam Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methyl Paraben, Propl Paraben, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (orange) Extract, FD&C Blue #1.
Formula: Foamy. It's a typical foam that turns liquidity if you wait too long!
Scent: This has an earthy scent to it. It actually smells like another acne skin care cleanser that I've tried in the past.
What I did: I followed the directions, at first I was like, wait what, a rinse free cleanser? The heck? I tried it both as a cleanser then the next day I applied it after using my regular cleanser. I wanted to try it either way to see which would be best for me. However, I didn't use this both day and night as my skin is sensitive and can only handle acne treatments once a day.
Verdict: I had to stop using this. I had already used a product that contained parabens which was the cause of the initial blemish attack. Sadly, this product also, contains parabens. At first I didn't realize it and continued use. After not seeing any blemishes dissipate, I took a look at the ingredients and there were the two parabens mentioned. I'm sensitive to parabens which normally can be one of the causes for the onslaught of the blemish wars, that and hormones. The other issue I had, is what I've always had with cleansers that come from acne skin care lines, it dries out my skin. This is only when I rinsed it with warm water. When I used it just as the rinse free cleanser, my skin did feel slightly sticky.
After giving my skin a full 24 hours rest from any new skin care products, I introduced step 2 to it.
|Skin Balancing Lotion with Coconut Milk|
100% Natural Skin Balancer with Coconut Milk is the ultimate side-effect preventer. It fights dryness and irritation with a level of hydration that's just right -- not oily at all. The natural healing, hydrating, balancing and rejuvenating effects leave your skin soothed and balanced (a step that ordinary acne treatments just leave behind). Relogy is total skin care in one easy system.
Ingredients: purified water, certified organic coconut oil, certified organic jojoba, emulsifying wax, glycerin, certified organic coconut milk, allantion, phenoxyethanal.
Formula: Comes across as a heavy creamy moisturizer, but once blended into the skin it is light weight. It absorbs quickly.
Scent: Slightly earthy, slightly coconut. Nothing too powerful. I don't like the smell of coconut, but this doesn't bother me.
What I do: I've been using this in place of my heavy night moisturizer, or I've been combining the two. Using the heavier one on my cheeks and anywhere I don't get blemishes. While I use Step 2 on the areas that I tend to get blemishes as it dries much quicker than the other.
Verdict: I like this. I only use it at night though because my day moisturizer has SPF in it. You have to figure out how much pressure to apply to the pump. A full pump will give you too much, I learned the hard way. I tend to go with a pump that will product a pea-size amount, that will cover the lower half of my face and neck, then use a half a pea-size amount for my forehead.
The third item that I received in the package was the Targeted Acne Spot Treatment.
|Targeted Acne Spot Treatment with Seaweed Extract|
Relogy's Targeted Spot Treatment with Seaweed Extract is dark spot correcting, helps to prevent scarring and boosts acne treatment results right where you need it!
Ingredients: Water, Glycereth-18, Glycereth-18 Ethylhexanoate, Ethoxydiglycol, Salicylic Acid, Lactobacillus/Bean Seed Extract/Sodium Glutamate Ferment Filtrate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Hydrolyzed Chondrus Crispus (seaweed) Extract, Menthol, Bisabolol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanolm Ethylhexylglycerin
Formula: It's a clear liquid, dries quickly.
Scent: You can definitely tell that there is tea tree oil in it, the scent is there.
What I do: I use this last in place of my regular blemish treatment, just rolling it over the areas.
Verdict: I'm 50/50 on this. I do like it and believe it has helped some correcting of dark spots. Combining this with the moisturizer, I do believe the combination help each other with trying to rid the skin of the blemish wars. What I don't like is that it is a roller ball. What? Roller balls and I don't get along unless it's a perfume. I tend to not be able to get the product on the skin and normally have to tilt my head back to get it working. Not to mention, I'm not terribly sure if a roller ball would be sanitary. Granted it is a metal ball, but couldn't bacteria get on it? I usually prefer an acne treatment that can be applied with clean fingers or with a Q-Tip.
Quick notes: Relogy is cruelty free AND vegan.
If you're interested in this acne treatment, you can order it from Relogy's website and get a 60-day supply (this would be step 1 & step 2) for $49.95 (S&H) plus you receive the spot treatment for FREE ($14.95 value). You also receive Relogy Guide to Clear Skin for FREE.