For unknown reasons, my skin broke out quite badly leaving scars and bumps last month. I have a feeling it was those sleep teas because they stopped soon as I stopped drinking them. Has this happened to anyone else? The ones I alternated between were Pukka Night Time Tea and Clipper Sleep Easy.
Effaclar Duo my trusty Zit Zapper didn’t do much this time. Could have been because it was almost empty? I am guessing the strength reduces with time, which was probably stowed away for over 6 months. Anyway, top that with winter dryness skin and common sense will tell you to avoid any drying ingredients. Pepta-Bright sounded like just the thing I needed. Honestly, for the first week, didn’t feel like it did anything. I only noticed the difference when out shopping one day!
I have been using Pepta-Bright with Hydraluron to help with dryness.
Hydraluron is probably the only affordable Hyaluronic Acid you can get over the counter. They are often on discounts in Boots too. Hyaluronic Acid is know to hold a thousand times it’s weight in water. A great hydration booster indeed! Here’s a list of ingredients: Water, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ahnfeltia Concinna extract, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol
The only annoying thing, not a con, is that it spreads like aloe-vera gel on skin. Slight tacky, almost glue-like when it’s drying. Let me not confuse you though, it does what it’s supposed to. It got rid of those dry patches (that started to look like burn marks) in about three days. Hydraluron goes on first, always, then a layer of Pepta-Bright.
Pepta-Bright is a serum-cream formulation that looks more like an oily cream and leaves a short-lived oily film. It has a chemical-ish smell to it, but fades away as it sinks in. Avoid getting it on any fresh breakouts or open wounds, it can sting! It’s meant to improve uneven skin tone and diminish dark spots left from acne, which is my main concern. Over the two week period I have been using this, it has reduced the appearance of dark spots a great deal. It is free of hydroquinone, kojic acid, mercury and parabens but contains some synthetics. Here’s a list of ingredients:
Water, Caprylic Triglyceride, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Propanediol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Sodium Lactate, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Octadecenedioic Acid, Polyacrylate-13, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate, Nonapeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-100 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Dextran
Since both are supposed to be used like a serum, a moisturizer is imperative if you have very dry skin. I personally, don’t feel the need to except around my nose and mouth. Overall, these two are an amazing pair.