Adult Acne. Let’s talk about it. I started experiencing acne outbreaks when I was in high school, and everyone assured me it was just a normal right of passage for teenagers. Still, it was embarrassing, so I tried every harsh over the counter product I could get my hands on to clear up my skin, without considering the chemicals that were in them. After graduating college, I noticed that an acne medication I had been using for years was no longer effective and I continued to struggle to find something, anything, from creams to overnight masks, that would work. It wasn’t until two years ago that I was able to understand the correlation between gut health and skin that I was able to clear up my acne. However, now that I have my skin on track, I do get occasional flareups, mainly around my period, so to combat the outbreaks I have a secret weapon: InstaNatural, a line of nature-inspired hair, skin and body products.
All of the brand’s products are formulated without harmful ingredients such as parabens, synthetic dyes and unsafe preservatives, and synthetic ingredients are only used for safety or necessity, such as Retinol, Vitamin C, or Salicylic Acid. The company is very transparent when it comes to ingredients and even has a section on their website you can visit to learn more about how they define “natural” along with a full list of ingredients in their products they consider natural, naturally derived and safe synthetics.
But, back to adult acne. What’s unique about the brand’s line of skin clearing products is that not only does it target acne and blemishes, but it also offers anti-aging benefits, so you don’t have to use additional products in your beauty regimen.
Here are the products I use either prior to a hormonal breakout or during (when I forget to start using it in advance):
• Acne Cleanser – This gel-like cleaner foams into a soft lather that leaves my skin feeling fresh. It’s designed to deeply cleanse and to minimize the appearance of pores, blackheads and whiteheads.
• Age Defying & Skin Clearing Toner – Even though the toner comes in a spray bottle so you can spritz directly onto your face, I prefer to mist it onto my hands first and then pat it into my face. It’s designed to hydrate and also refines the appearance of pores.
• Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum – This is a very lightweight serum that contains Retinol (hello anti-aging) and acne fighting ingredients to support healthy cell renewal. It absorbs super almost instantly so that I can move on to my final step below.
• Age Defying & Skin Clearing Moisturizer – This is a very lightweight moisturizer which aims to soften and smooth the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration and breakouts. In the summer, I wasn’t using this as much because I felt that the serum provided enough hydration but now as it has gotten colder, it has been an absolute must.
Because I don’t break out as much, I only use these products abut one week out of the month, and I spend the other days experimenting with other products I’m sent for review. There was actually one case when I was testing a product that made me break out so I used InstaNatural for a few days and got my skin right back on track. If you suffer from acne and are looking for a natural and effective brand to use, this is about to be your bestie.
Also, this is totally not sponsored, but if you’re interested you can buy all four products as a bundle for $68 here.