Curiosity kills the cat and to my horror i chanced upon two photos taken last year….BRACE YOURSELF!!!.
EEKKKSSS!!! See the amount of clogged pores / pimples / Acne on my face????
These monsters invaded my face last year due to massive stress @ work + school….
During the period which i suffered from bad breakouts, it really made me very depressed…
I really felt damn uncomfortable in that state and all my self-confidence just went missing…
All i wanted was to hide at home as i felt damn unattractive and obviously my quality of life immensely diminished.
Ok, enough of my self-pity…
I’m so glad that 98% of my acne cleared up after medication so there are only acne marks to battle now…
My skin might not be perfect to you but i am happy with the results..
Like i have mentioned earlier, i will not take things for granted and will take care of my skin…
Of course, proper removal of make-up will be the first step but daily maintenance is important as well..
I’ll need an effective yet gentle product to combat all the root causes of acne..
Thesamplestore and Eucerin have sent me some of their latest products which will pamper my sensitive / acne prone skin…
Personally i have tried Eucerin products during my Polytechnic days (Which is about 8 years ago) and i love the results.. But i’m someone who cannot stick to a particular brand and always love to experiment with new products..
I’m glad that i have this chance to review their new products after 8 years.. 🙂
Do you know that Eucerin’s DermoPURIFYER fights all 4 factors of Acne!
Eucerin Skin Research worked closely together with dermatologists when developing the new skin care line and accounted for dermatological demands in this modern skin care line.
A little overview about Eucerin – Being an innovative skin care line against acne, it is dedicated to constantly research and produce up-to-date and effective dermatological skincare products for the benefit of consumers. Its research centre, Beiersdorf AG Research Centre is the largest and most modern research centre in Germany. With more than 650 international scientists deployed to Eucerin’s product development and innovation, products are of highest quality..
Through years of extensive research, Eucerin has discovered that there are four factors which contributes to acne:
1. Cornification at the opening of the sebaceous-gland follicle (Hyperkeratosis)
2. Excess sebum production (Seborrhoea),
3. Proliferation of acne bacteria (Proionibacterium acnes);
Therefore depending on individual symptoms, there will be various degrees of severity- blemished skin to full-blown acne.
Due to the severity and different root causes, different individuals suffering from acne will have different skin needs. Hence, varying symptoms of acne respond differently to different active ingredients so products that work for my friends doesn’t mean that it will work for me.
But now with Eucerin DermoPURIFYER skin care line, all four factors of acne are taken into account. The product line (consists of 7 products) contains a combination of the active ingredients (latic acid, L-carnitine, decandiol and licochalcone A) which provides for different needs.
Lactic acid has a keratolytic and comedolytic action. As it is able to dissolve thickened epidermal cells and comedones caused by acne, it addresses the first factor of blemished skin and promotes better flow of sebum. At the same time, it allows better penetration of the other ingredients and contains NMFs (natural moisturizing factors) which provide skin with better hydration.
L-carnitine promotes the uptake of fatty acids in the mitochondria and regulates the production of sebum by converting them into energy. Thus, the fatty acids won’t be converted into sebum so there will be lesser sebum.
Decandiol has excellent antimicrobial properties, especially against Propionibacterium acnes: the proliferation rate of the acne bacterium will be reduced significantly. At the same time, the active ingredient provides moisture to the skin.
Licochalcone A, plant-derived active ingredient has a skin soothing and antibacterial effect. This natural antioxidant also protects skin cells against environmental stress by neutralizing UV-induced free radicals.
With these synergy created by the active ingredients, Eucerin DermoPURIFYER products will provide the basis for improving blemished skin and acne. Clinical studies have shown that after 4 to 12 weeks of consistently and appropriate use of the products, testers have significant improvements in their skin health.
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Skin Care Line
As mentioned, there are seven different products that will provide users with cleansing, toning, care and correcting needs. All products in the DermoPURIFYER System Care line are compatible with all commonly used acne medication and suitable for combination / oily / blemished / Acne-Prone Skin.
For your Cleansing and Toning needs
The 3 products as above will provide your skin with the basic needs… But of course, human beings will always demand for better results so you can choose to use their care and correcting products to accelerate the battle with visible symptoms of acne.. I shall tell you more about these care and correcting products.. 🙂
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Active Night Care (50ml) @ $25.90
Formulated with an innovative Follicle Active System, this night care enables all four factors of blemished skin to be addressed effectively. This gentle night care will activates the skin’s own regenerative capability and supply skin with lactic acid continuously while you sleep. At the same time, it will promote better flow of serum while it dissolves cornified skin.
This night care is my personal favorite and it acts as a moisturizer to hydrate your skin while you sleep. Always dislike using night cream as it is often thick and creamy (always think that my skin cannot breathe properly). This night care changed my perspective and the creamy-gel texture feels so light / non-greasy on my skin. When fully absorbed, skin feels soft and there’s isn’t any oily film left behind. However, there’s a slight medicated smell but it is special formulated to be used with common acne medication. The next morning, my skin is still relatively matt so i concluded that the oil control factor is good…
For best result, use it with Eucerin Cleanser…For Day care, replace it with Eucerin Hydrating care.
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Hydrating Care (50ml) @ $25.90
I cannot stress enough on how important it is to keep your skin hydrated so do remember to drink more water and apply the right hydrator.. Eucerin Hydrating care which is light-weighted, oil free and fragrance free will regulate any disrupted skin functions which providing skin with needed moisture.. The cream gel effectively reduces skin blemishes and prevents new ones from forming. After application, skin will be more refreshed and relaxed. After 3 weeks, skin will be smoother, healthier and clearer.
The packaging (Pump & Dispense bottle) reminds me of VIchy’s moisturizer and i love the fuss-free dispensing… Texture wise – It is gel-base and feels light on my skin… Although it stated that it is fragrance free, it smells a little medicated / plasticy… Not a big issue since the smell will goes off after sometime…The gel gets easily absorbed into the skin and leave behind a Matt finish (so it actually work as a makeup base too).. There’s no SPF so remember to apply your sun block before your make up application… Have been using this hydrator every morning (for about 5 days) and there is no clogged pores (since it is Non-comedogenic).
Personally, i will prefer Vichy’s moisturizer over this as Vichy’s will leave my skin soft and velvety after application. Oil control factor for both are about the same and my skin will only get oily after lunch.. i have some red patches due to the fruit acid serum that i am currently using.. After using this hydrator, i noticed that the red patches are less obvious and there’s no sight of peeling (which means that this hydrator calms and soothes my skin).
For better results, Use it with Eucerin Cleanser and Active night care..
Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Active Concentrate (30ml) @ $29.90
Concentrate / Serum – whichever you want to call it; this product provides the final touch by acting as a booster to further enhance the performance of the products applied earlier. This refreshing serum enhance the fight to remove all four factors of acne by gently dissolves cornified skin with lactic acid, improves sebum’s flow, regulates, refines and clarifies skin. It also prevent the blemishes from forming which improves skin’s health.
Used this serum after the Eurcerin hydrator in order to accelerate the performance of products used earlier on… But i must confess that i only use it on my T-zone area as i don’t wish to pile so much products on my very sensitive face.. The serum has a gel base and it is quite watery.. Upon application, It seems a little too oily to my liking so be careful not to over-apply… But once my skin fully absorbs it, it leaves a silky finish and there’s no heavy feeling left behind. There’s a slight medicated scent and you can choose to use it either in the morning or evening.
Together with the hydrator, it calms the red patches around my nose area.. These sensitive areas are less ‘angry looking’ and it is more hydrated (as normally i will have flaking skin on these sensitive areas).
For better results, Use it with Eucerin Cleanser and Hydrator.
If you are looking for an affordable concealer which heals while it conceals, Eucerin has one in the DermoPURIFYER range. I was using this concealer before i changed to MAC which has a better coverage for my brown marks… No complaint about this concealer as it is rather long-lasting, covers relatively well and it glides on smoothly…
The Eucerin DermoPURIFYER range is available at:
1) Leading pharmacies (Guardian, Watsons, Unity)
2) Hospital Retail Pharmacies
3) National Skin Centre.
Alternatively, if you wish to try out these products before purchasing the full retail size set, you can redeem your FREE Eucerin Oil Control Sample set and a $3 voucher here.
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