Acne

Biore blackhead strips review

These strips will leave your pores feeling cleaner in just 15 minutes. But the Japanese version tends to leave extra adhesive residue on your nose.

My fiance has a pretty big crop of blackheads on his nose. One day I bought him a pack of Biore blackhead strips as a joke, but he actually ended up liking them. It feels detoxifying to peel off the strip and see a bunch of black stuff on the strip, meaning that it’s no longer hanging out in your pores. During our last vacation in Japan, we bought the Japanese version of the Biore blackhead strips, just to compare them with the ones we usually get.

Stridex Maximum Pads review

These pads are alcohol-free, but contain fragrance and a preservative that may not be great for people with sensitive skin.

If you have acne, you’ve probably heard about the Stridex pads I’m writing about today. These pads are easy to use, pretty cheap, and they claim to be “easy on skin, tough on acne.” This last point is easier said than done. Although acne is a serious problem, acne treatments can sometimes do more harm than good. The FDA has received a number of complaints from consumers who experienced allergic reactions and/or irritation in response to acne products that included benzoyl…

Alba Botanica Fast Fix for a Pimple spot treatment Review

This spot treatment includes some irritating ingredients that could make it too drying for some people with sensitive skin.

Who doesn’t love a good spot treatment? I’ve tried many kinds over the years—ones that contain salicylic acid, others that use benzoyl peroxide, ones that are clear gels, others that are thick pastes—but I like the ones that contain sulfur the most (even though they smell the worst). Alba Botanica Fast Fix for a Pimple spot treatment is one such spot treatment, and it’s also tinted. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients.