If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I’m always on the quest to eliminate pimples and breakouts. Part of avoiding breakouts comes from the inside out – like eating, sleeping, and feeling well. The other part of being breakout-free comes from the types of products you use on your face.
Like I sad in an earlier post this year, moving to Chicago has made me break out. I’m not sure if it a change in the water, something I am eating, or because I am trying too many new products. #bloggerproblems. Alba Botanica recently gave me the opportunity to try out their AcneDote Face + Body Scrub and Fast Fix For A Pimple and I’m loving the results so far!
A Little About Alba Botanica
Alba Botanica started in 1979 with the mission of making botanically-based, 100% vegetarian beauty products. You’ve probably seen them while you’re walking down the aisles like a zombie in Target, Walgreens, or Ulta. I think it is pretty cool that you can find such natural and organic products where you likely already shop!
Acnedote™ Face & Body Scrub
This is my favorite of the two products. First, the scrub is double duty, as you can use it on your face AND body. I don’t typically get acne on my body, but sometimes a pimple will sneak up on my chest or back so it is nice to have handy! I mostly use the scrub on my face in the evening to loosen up any dead skin so that my nighttime face creams go on smoothly.
The Acnedote scrub has a pretty fine texture that has a very fresh invigorating scent. As you an see from the photo (the brown product in my hand) there are none of those artificial microbeads that can potentially harm the environment. The 2% salicylic acid and willow bark extract combination helps to fight existing breakouts and prevent future acne issues. Since using it I’ve definitely seen an improvement in the texture of my skin.
Fast Fix™ For a Pimple
This tiny guy is little, but powerful. It contains 6% salicylic acid to really get in there and annihilate any existing pimples. I squeezed a little out for you in a photograph so you can see how it is tinted to conceal zits. You can use the Fast Fix both over and under make up. The little bottle is super portable and great for travel or pimple emergencies.
Although I really like this product and it worked, I have some heavier duty things my dermatologist gave me that I prefer to use when I’m at home. But I will definitely be taking the Fast Fix with me to Munich since it is so small and works quite well.
Do Good Do Beautiful
I also couldn’t end this post without mentioning the good work that Alba Botanica® does for the female community. Alba Botanica started giving grant money to fearless women who are inspirational within their own fields. For example, rescuing animals, building confidence in young women, celebrating natural beauty, reconnecting with the Earth and organic farming, and working to protect the world’s Oceans and the creatures that inhabit it. They are currently looking for 2 female-led organizations that represent this type of influential spirit. So far the Alba Botanica has put the responsibility on the female community to nominate do-gooders for their exceptional work
This post is sponsored by Alba Botanica and Her Campus Media. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Glass of Glam possible!
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