Another month has rolled by, and thank God the cold and wet days are coming to an end here in Malta because I’ve missed the sun and sandals. This month I managed to reach the end of three skincare products.
These are my March empties 🙂
- Lioele A.C Control Toner (100ml)
First off, on Lioele’s website, the A.C Control Trouble Hunter Line’s description says:
Blended with very minimized alcohol ingredient and Phyto-Soothing complex which is patented ingredient consist of 5 flowers for excellent soothing effect, A.C line is suitable for the sensitive and acne skin type.
The A.C Control Toner is formulated for sebum control effect as it contains a bark of pine tree, garlic, seaweed, MSM, phytocide, and Chinese medicine material extracts, thus, according to the claims on the bottle, you will not only be getting a ton of skin protection but you would also be keeping the skin clear and bright.
The toner costs around £ 11.39 / $ 16.40 / € 14.40 on ebay, although I bought it from a local Wangbii shop.
Verdict: I don’t think I would repurchase this, only because I didn’t get the feeling that it was doing anything extraordinary, and for the price, I would prefer to buy any other toner which delivers.
- Lioele A.C Control Lotion (100ml)
The lotion costs around £ 12.42 / $ 17.90 / € 15.70 on ebay, although I also bought mine from Wangbii as well.
The consistency is quite light and it spreads easily all over the face. I found that with half a pump of the lotion I could cover my entire face, thus this lotion lasted me for quite a while. It does take quite some time for the product to be absorbed into the skin, and it feels a bit sticky even after it has been absorbed. Plus it has a particular smell (maybe pine?). I would recommend you only apply this lotion at night if you wear makeup during the day, as
(to my horror!) my foundation balled up when I applied it after putting on this lotion in the AM.
Verdict: Jess did comment that my skin was looking better after using this lotion for a while, but I somehow didn’t take a fancy to it, and will not be repurchasing 😦
- The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion (30ml)
This night lotion was featured in my Body Shop Haul of a couple of months pass. Yes, I’ve emptied the bottle….
Retailing at around £ 10 / $ 14.39 / € 12.63 on their website (Yikes, I bought mine from a local Body Shop for € 9.30!), this night lotion is :
A lightweight, soothing gel-crème for blemished skin.
- It replenishes moisture overnight
- It leaves skin looking matte
- It has antibacterial action
- It is clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin
The lotion is slightly thick in consistency, has a tea tree scent
obviously, and it absorbs into the skin easily, although it did sting my blemishes a bit. I would apply this at night, and wake up with less red marks, and the blemishes I would have would have dried up a bit. When I did apply it during the day (CAUSE I LOVED IT) I found that I could still wear foundation on top of it, and it perhaps helped the foundation not sink into my fine lines and pores.
Verdict: Try this if you have acne or blemishes as it might work for you too. I can’t wait to repurchase this some time soon (as I’m trying out new products)!
Thank you for reading 🙂