4/19/2015

Alverde products for blemish prone skin: toner and pimple serum

 

Alverde products are among the best natural products in my book. Almost anything I've tried from them I liked. Clear is their line for blemish prone skin and the products from the line help fight pimples and blackheads. All the products from this range contain clay (which is one of the cult ingredients for oily skin) and according to the ingredients list, the clay in these is kaolin clay. This type of clay is very absorbent and has soothing qualities as well, and is the ingredient in many skincare products.


First I tried the toner, Clear Face Tonic with medicinal clay. German medicinal clay, called heilerde consist of some sort of clay (in this case kaolin), silt and loess (a type of sediment). It's well known for its use in skincare and alternative medicine. Bad thing about this toner is that it contains alcohol, an ingredient I try to avoid in skincare products. However, I've heard a lot of great things about this toner so the alcohol in it didn't stop me from trying it.


The smell is very nice, although you can smell the alcohol that's inside. Color of the toner is milky white with the hint of red. It comes in 150 ml bottle. I apply it like I would any toner, I pour some on a cotton pad and sweep the face with it. I have to say it doesn't go over the face that smoothly as I'm used to. The clay makes it a bit harder. After you apply it the skin will look very nice, because the color of the toner covers the smaller imperfections.

When I use it my skin is very matte and almost spot free. It does clear a huge part of black heads and dries out the pimples I have. I'm not sure weather it's from the alcohol or clay, I think it's from both of them working together. You can't really apply makeup nicely over it, I did, couple of times and it was very hard to blend foundation and blush over the skin after the toner (even after moisturizing). Most of the time I use it before bed when I see my skin is acting out. In couple of days it will get my skin under control so I can continue with my normal toner.

Since I did like the toner, I was curious about Anti-pimple SOS serum as well. It comes in 15 ml tube and has creamy consistency and is also whitish in colour. You are supposed to apply it directly on the pimple or over the blackheads before bed and also in the morning. I couldn't use it in the morning before applying makeup so I only used it before bed. Applying it directly on the pimple didn't give me any visible results. The pimple looked just the same after the couple of days. I had much better results with pure clay and tea tree oil. Hoverer, using it on black heads was a success. I would use it before bed as well as whenever I was at home and had makeup free face. Most of my blackheads were less visible and dried out after a while.

At the end, I did like both products. I always have them in case of big breakout, they do help my skin get back in shape.


Alverde proizvodi su, po mom mišljenju, među najboljim prirodnim proizvodima. Skoro sva njihova kozmetika koju sam probala mi se dopala. Clear je linija za kožu sklonu bubuljicama i proizvodi iz ove linije pomažu u borbi protiv bubuljica i mitisera. Svi proizvodi sadrže glinu (koja je jedan od kultnih sastojaka za negu masne kože) i sudeći po listi sastojaka, glina u njima je kaolin. Ova vrsta gline ima veliku moć upijanja i umirujuće dejstvo i nalazi se u mnogim proizvodima za negu kože.

Prvo sam probala toner, Clear Tonik za lice sa medicinskom glinom. Nemačka medicinska glina, koja se zove heilerde se sastoji od neke vrste gline (u ovom slučaju je to kaolin), lekovitog mulja i lesa (vrste sedimenta). Poznata je po upotrebi za negu kože i u alternativnoj medicini. Loša stvar kod ovog tonera je što sadrži alkohol, sastojak koji pokušavam da izbegavam u proizvodima za negu kože. Ipak, čula sam puno divnih utisaka o toneru pa me alkohol u njemu nije odgovorio od kupovine.

Miris je jako lep, mada može da se oseti miris alkohola. Boja tonera je mlečno bela sa blagom notom crvene. Dolazi u bočici od 150 mililitara. Ja ga nanosim kao i svaki toner, sipam malo na tupfer i pređem preko lica. Moram da kažem da ne ide tako glatko preko lica kako sam ja navikla. Zbog gline je malo teže. Pošto se nanese koža izgleda jako lepo, jer boja tonera pokrije manje nepravilnosti na licu.

Kada ga koristim koža mi je mat i skoro bez bubuljica. Zaista očisti veliki deo mitisera i isuši bubuljice koje imam. Nisam sigurna da li je to od alkohola ili od gline, mislim da je od oba sastojka zajedno. Šminka ne može lepo da se nanese preko ovog tonera, ja sam to uradila nekoliko puta i bilo je jako teško izjednačiti puder i rumenilo na koži posle nanošenja tonera (čak i kad se nanese krema za lice). Uglavnom ga koristim pre spavanja lada vidim da mi koža nije u najboljem stanju. Za nekoliko dana će pomoći da koža izgleda bolje tako da mogu da nastavim da koristim svoj toner za svaki dan.

Pošto mi se toner svideo, bila sam radoznala i u vezi SOS seruma za bubuljice. Dolazi u tubici od 15 mililitara i ima kremastu strukturu, takođe je beličaste boje. Nanoi se direktno na bubuljicu ili preko mitisera, uveče i ujutru. Nisam mogla da ga koristim ujutru pre šminkanja pa sam ga koristila samo pred spavanje. Nanošenje direktno na bubuljicu mi nije dalo nikakve rezultate. Bubuljica bi izgledala isto posle nekoliko dana. Mnogo bolje rezultate sam imala sa čistom glinom i uljem čajnog drveta. Ipak, kod mitisera je bio delotvoran. Koristila sam gel pred spavanje kao i kad god sam bila kod kuće a na licu nisam imala šminku. Većina mitisera je bila manje vidljiva i isušena posle nekog vremena.

Na kraju su mi se oba proizvoda svidela. Uvek ih imam u slučaju iznenadnog napada bubuljica, stvarno pomažu mojoj koži da se vrati u normalno stanje.






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  1. Potrazit cu ovo.... vjerujem u moc gline!!! :D

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    1. I ja, nema bolje stvari za masnu kožu od gline! :D

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