Timeless Prescription 3 Step Acne Care System

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Good evening everyone and Happy Easter!

As I promised last week on my Instagram, I am sharing with you my experience after a week using this new Timeless Prescription 3 Step Acne System that I just got introduced to.

Since the products are shipped from the US, I had to wait about a week for them to arrive.

  • Packaging: I like the clean and fresh look of the products. The bottles come in 2 different sizes. Step 1 & 2’s bottles (4 oz.) are slightly bigger than Step 3 bottle (2 oz.). I like the fact that they are travel friendly size so you can easily bring them with you when you travel. They also comes with a clear travel bag that makes it even more convenient for packing.

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So far, I think I like the cleanser. It contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide which is a very common ingredients in acne treatments. It has a sandy texture which helps with exfoliating your dead skin and uncloging your pores when you cleanse your face. Benzoyl peroxide is well known as an antibacterial ingredient that can deep cleanse your pore and kill bacterias that responsible for white heads and acne. I found that this cleanser is a bit too strong for me to use every day because I don’t have as much acne as I used to. But for someone who is still battling with acne, I highly recommend you trying out this cleanser. My acne immediately reduced in size and dried out after 2 days using this cleanser.

Why 2.5% and not higher? 

Benzoyl peroxide is quite strong and effective even at 2.5%. It’s always better to start at the lowest % first and increase it later on if your skin is not responding to it than starting off with a high % because if you have sensitive skin, this ingredient can cause more harm than help.

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I have to say this is one of the best acne treatment toner that I have ever used. I found that most acne treatment toners tends to contain alcohol or harsh ingredients that dry out your skin but I was surprised to find that this toner is full of natural ingredients that help retain moisture and improve skin condition. It contains aloe vera leaf juice which is high in anti inflammation benefits and soothing agents, ginger root extract which is especially designed to respond to the problems of oily skin by supporting normal pore diameter and bacterial proliferation. It also contains witch hazel water which is well known for its soothing, cooling effects to promote healthy skin. I found that this toner is specifically designed to compensate for any dryness that the cleanser with benzoyl peroxide could cause. The best part is, it smells very light and fresh!

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The instruction on the bottle suggests that you apply a thin layer on the entire affected area 3 times daily. This Step 3 Acne Lotion also contains benzoyl peroxide and pathenol (vitamin B5) which stimulates normal cellular proliferation and aids in normal tissue repair and supports skin’s normal wound healing. Because I was afraid that this treatment was too strong for my skin (again, I have very sensitive skin), I actually use this lotion as a spot treatment and I only apply it on before I go to bed. This works wonderful as a spot treatment. I had a large red pimple on my cheek last week (yes, it’s that time of the month) and after only one usage, the redness was reduced and after 2 usages, the pimple almost disappeared.

Overall, I really like these products. I wish I heard about these amazing acne treatment products when I was battling with acne really badly when I was in high school and university.

If you are struggling with acne and are looking for products that would actually work, I highly recommend these products to try out and I love to hear about your experience as well :).

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Why Vitamin C is so important for your skin?

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Since I was little, my mom has always reminded me to eat a lot of fruits that packed of vitamin C and said that it would help me to achieve flawless skin when I grow up.

I wasn’t a big fan of citrus when I was young so I never really took her advice to heart until I got a bit older and hit puberty and faced what most of teenagers had to deal with at the time, acne and pimples. I used to have so much pimples that at some point, my skin was a major roadblock to my confidence. I remember being taken to many dermatologists by my mom but none of the topical treatments and medication at the time worked. Some people told me the problem would disappear once I hit 20 or so and I only needed to put up with it for a couple more years. The bad news was, I continuously had to deal with this problem for a good 14 years, which then turned me into a acne-prone skin expert from all of the research that I have found myself on the internet and thousands of dollars that I have spent on all acne treatments and products. Throughout these years, I finally realized how important vitamin C is to our skin and how to treat acne prone skin correctly.

So, what does vitamin C do?

Vitamin C is full of powerful antioxidant properties (also known as L-ascorbic acid). It ensures the healthy growth of all the cells in your body including strengthen your immune system and skin health. Its role in collagen synthesis makes vitamin C a vital molecule for your skin. As we age, the process of synthesizing collagen of your body also slows down and that’s when vitamin C comes in and helps with the process.

Why is vitamin C important to your skin and more specifically, acne prone skin?

Vitamin C is vital to the health of your skin. Without vitamin C’s help to make sure your body synthesizes collagen properly, you will experience a lot of skin problems. Acne is one of them. Vitamin C not only helps your skin to stay healthy but also has brightening and revitalizing benefits, which is extremely beneficial for people who have acne skin like mine because we have to deal with dark spots and stubborn acne scars.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of products out there that claim to provide the solutions to our problems but only a few can deliver. Not a lot of skincare brands out there can have the ability to produce pure 100% vitamin C because it’s often expensive and has really short shelf life as 100% vitamin C oxidizes a lot faster but this is the good type of vitamin C that would want to get your hand on.

Where can you find 100% Vitamin C?

After a few years of searching and trying out many products in the market, I finally found a product that does not only contain vitamin C but also OPC-3, a super antioxidant ingredient that is so powerful that together, they can even tackle more serious skin problems such as deep wrinkles, severe acne and permanent acne scars. The good thing is, there is no harsh chemicals in the products to intend to treat acne. Because of the strong antioxidants benefits, this product helps protect your skin from free radicals and environmental damages with all the best natural ingredients such as grape seed extract, pine bark, green tea extract, ginkgo biloba, vitamin E and co Q10.

The product is called VITASHIELD, you can read more FAQs on the product and reviews from other people HERE.

VITASHIELD comes in a small pretty box like this. The price is super affordable compared to the rest of the similar products I found out there. For the same quality of products, you would probably pay 3-4 times more with other brands.

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There are 4 small bottles of in a box. Sorry I already finished my first bottle because I wanted to wait to see the results first before blogging about this product. You are advised to finish a bottle within 10-12 days to benefit the full amount of this powerful combination.

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A bottle looks like this and if you can see, the top cap contains pure vitamin C that is only released when you decide to open the bottle. All you have to do is to press that cap on top to release all the vitamin C powder into the bottle and shake well.

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Next step is to replace the cap with the dispenser that comes with each bottle and you can start using it. To be honest, this whole fancy process really makes me want to finish the bottle as fast as I can to repeat this step ha ha.

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The serum is super thin and quick to absorb. It smells a bit citrus. I just can’t describe or compare the smell to anything else out there. It’s pretty pleasant tho.

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On the box’s instruction, it is suggested that we use the two following Skintelligence cleanser and toner together with this serum for better results so I also purchased them. However, I will do a separate review on these two some time in the future because they are both amazing products.

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If you are thinking of trying out this product, CLICK THIS LINK HERE

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MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:

For the two weeks that I used the first bottle, my skin has gone through a huge transformation. The first couple of days, I did break out a little and I heard it was only because the product was detoxing your skin and pushing all the bad stuff out of the system but from day 3 onwards, the result has been amazing. My dark spots and scars also disappeared and faded tremendously. If you apply the serum on your skin before make up, at the end of the day, when you take off your makeup, your skin will also feel amazing.

How I noticed the improvement in my skin is the fact that before using this product, any time my diet went bad (eating fried food and fast food or too much coffee and sugar), I will experience break out but I have been on a pretty unhealthy diet (Oops!) when I was using this product and so far, it has been no concerns. I also have had people commenting on how clear and glowing my skin looks. I really hope this product can give you the same result as it did for me.

 

From Tracey with ❤

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