My skin has been my biggest stress for years. It sounds shallow, but if you know, you know. Acne from my teens turned into hormonal flare ups which turned into scarring and perfectly clear skin has long felt like an unachievable dream. Over the last 6 months i’ve completely changed my lifestyle in the pursuit of that clear skin and I noticed a huge improvement! I was still plagued by little breakouts whenever my diet would go a little off the rails though, which meant I spent all my time stressing about my diet instead. When formula 10.0.6 sent me their cleanser, scrub, moisturiser and face mask to try, I wont lie – I was cynical. The products looked and smelt great but I have always been a firm believer that clear skin comes from within, not from products.
But, I was literally blown away by the results! I used the cleanser and moisturiser every day, twice a day for two weeks and gave my face a scrub and a mask twice a week. It completely changed the texture of my skin, mattifying it so it was no longer oily or shiny. I guess it was due to this change in my skin’s oil production that I didn’t experience any breakouts in those two weeks! That was literally ground breaking for me and to say I was pleasantly surprised would be a major understatement.
I have super sensitive skin and using new products usually evokes some sort of reaction from my skin. Most commonly, my skin gets super dry and peely around my under eyes and nose. I thought I had gotten away with the sudden change of skin products having reached the end of week 1 with great results. But surely, by half way through the second week my skin had started to revert to its dry and flaky reaction to the change. I was so torn because I 100% noticed the lack of breakouts whilst using the products, but my dry skin wasn’t attractive either.
This is something that happens to me regularly, whenever I use new products, so I wouldn’t expect the product to have this effect on other people, especially if you don’t have sensitive skin prone to this reaction. If you have oily skin and can’t beat your breakouts i’d definitely recommend trying formula 10.0.6 – but if you have sensitive skin, proceed with caution and do a patch test before diving straight in!
If you’re interested in finding out which lifestyle changes I made that healed my skin, keep an eye out for a series of posts, explaining each step, soon!