Good for acne

The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil Review

If you have acne-prone skin, try mixing a few drops of this oil into your nighttime moisturizer—you won't regret it.

Does anyone else think that “rose hips” are weird? If roses have hips, do they also have their own version of the Shakira song, because their hips don’t lie? All jokes aside, I had no idea that rose hips were actually used for so many things before I first heard about them on /r/SkincareAddiction. People raved about rose hip seed oil’s benefits for acne-prone skin, so I decided to give The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil a try. It has quickly become one of my favorite go-to…

Dr. Lin Acne Spot Corrector Review

This treatment claims to fade dark marks associated with acne, but I don't think it lives up to that claim.

Every few months, I get a big, angry pimple that refuses to subside (either in size or redness) for weeks at a time. When you get a pimple like that, there’s nothing you can really do except apply a pimple patch or a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment at night, and hope that the pimple gods smile upon you eventually. Dr. Lin Acne Spot Corrector is one of the spot treatments I’ve tried, and it falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum between “totally useless” and…

Aztec Clay Face Mask Review: A quick detox for oily skin, on the cheap

This jar of 100% bentonite clay can be mixed with water or apple cider vinegar to combat acne.

A few years ago, I bought a tub of Aztec Clay, because I heard it was great for fighting acne. Every now and then, when I feel like going into detox mode, I pull it off the shelf and mix up a clay mask for myself. If you look at the jar, you’ll see that the marketing copy is reminiscent of Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap—it’s unapologetically wordy and boastful about itself. The long name for this product is: Aztec Secret: Indian Healing Clay. If you have acne, you’ve…