I'd say in terms of any sort of skincare regimen, I'm pretty low maintenance (not to be confused with lazy). But at the same time, I'm a sucker for skincare products. While I admit, my skin is 'pretty good' and has been mostly acne free for most of my teen years, I've found that as an adult, I'm getting a lot more pimples than when I was younger! Pretty alarming stuff, since I feel that I take better care of myself now, but I guess my face says something different! Mind you, it's usually from stress and PMS, so those are certainly my main triggers. (Note to self: relax.)
After quite the learning sesh from Dermalogica Canada, I wanted to really test out their products. So luckily, I received the Dermalogica mediBac clearing adult acne kit to review. I gave myself a week to really test out the product, documenting my skin via early morning makeup free selfies along the way. I found the steps to be pretty easy and standard since my usual skincare routine is pretty simple: morning cleanser and my nightly makeup removing wipes, toner, and nightly brightening pads.
It did take some getting used to, adding extra steps in my routine, but I found that it was just an extra couple of minutes each morning and night so why not? Plus for the sake of this post and my skin, it was a pretty interesting "experiment". I do want to say that I only used the products that were fit for what my face needed and refrained from using any of the items that seemed too hardcore for my skin. So that means pretty much all of them except for maybe one.
What's cool about this kit is that each of the products are numbered, so you know which one follows which. I thought that was a good detail to add, especially for those who aren't used to having such an extensive routine.
To be fair, from the pictures it's kind of hard to see but I do have a bit of a breakout in the day two and three pictures (which are on my cheeks). I found that by the time day five and six rolled around, my skin was clear from any pimples and my skin seemed to look a lot brighter. That's always a nice perk!
While it was a lot more extensive than my usual simple routine (to which I have now added a weekly 20min Korean face mask), I did find that I saw pretty quick results in terms of getting rid of pimples. It's a pretty easy regimen to put into your daily routine and one that works pretty quickly.