If you’re tired of switching from one skincare routine to another, trying new skincare products that promise clarity, but leave your skin the same or worse than before and just want something natural and different, we have three products to shout about.
Lumie Clear says that it’s the “safe, natural way to reliev symptoms of mild-moderate acne”‘ promising to kill bacteria, reduce inflammation and heal the skin. But can it?
What is it?
Lumie Light is a portable light therapy treatment you can use at home. With a combination of red and blue LED lights, you can hold the device against problem areas, or rest it on a table and go hands free to help clear mild to moderate acne.
The instructions say that you need to use Lumie Clear for a minimum of 15 minutes per day, if you place it in the skin directly, but it’s unclear whether this should be 15 minutes for the entire face, for example, moving the device around the face, or 15 minutes direct contact for each problem area.
If you have acne on your cheeks and forehead, for example, that would be 45 minutes a day if the requirement is per problem area. It’s a small price to pay for clear skin , but when you’re juggling work and family commitments, plus the time to clean the device, set it up and store it away, you could be spending an hour everyday on this.
To apply it on a wider area of your face, back, shoulders or other acne problem area, you just hold it away from the skin, and the time required increases.
One downside is that the product doesn’t come with a storage pouch or box. With a two-piece product, goggles and mains adapted to keep together, this would have been a logical inclusion.
Is it worth it?
Lumie says that it takes four weeks to start seeing a noticeable improvement in your skin. When you hold the device against the skin, you don’t feel any sensation other than a warm, comforting sensation, but that’s because it’s a light being held against the skin.
The Lumie Clear costs £149.99. It may seem like a huge investment, but if you were getting light therapy from a professional it would cost many times that amount. Factoring in the time to get to a treatment centre, travel costs etc, the Lumie Clear wins a hands down.
Is it worth it? Yes, if you want a product that isn’t topical, is natural and can be used at your convenience. If you’re looking for an overnight cure, your search won’t end here. This ones for the long haul.
While the Lumie Clear probably won’t stop your acne appearing completely, having tested it for two weeks, it does reduce the soreness of acne spots and helps to reduce the size of existing acne. Like any health issue, there are other factors in our lives that play a role, such as lifestyle, exercise and diet, which together can contribute to acne and it would be naive to expect a product to manage everything.
Pure Potions Scar Oil
Natural oils and essential oils have long been known to have healing properties, but when it comes to the skin (and especially acne), we have been conditioned to avoid adding extra oil to the skin because it is a common misconception that oily skin causes acne. This is not true.
A few years ago, the ‘oil cleanse’ method became very popular and many health and beauty experts professed the fantastic healing and rejuvenation their skin experienced as a result. You can use the Pure Potions Scar Oil as part of this type of regime, or with your normal skincare routine.
The Pure Potions Scar Oil blend is made with 100% pure oils, namely:
- Grape seed oil
- Rosehip oil
- Calendula oil
- Roman chamomile oil
- Lavender oil
- Palmarosa oil
- Vitamin E oil
This mix of healing oils was always bound to be effective. The manufacturers have done well to ensure that the mix is not overpowering, so you can use it on your face without feeling like the whole world can smell it.
It’s also a very light oil that is dispensed with a dropper, making it easy to use.
Does it heal scars?
This is something that will take time. What it is, however, is a very good moisturiser. On testing, my skin felt a little itchy, but ther was no adverse reaction. The instructions suggest doing a patch test first, so if you have sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to do this.
For the cost of £19.99, and considering what the ingredients would cost to buy separately, this is very reasonably priced.
Remescar Silicone Scar Stick
The best way to describe the Remescar is that it’s like a lip all in a tube. You rub it on the scars, leaving a thin layer on the skin. Being in a stick, it is really easy to apply and it soaks into the skin quite quickly. The texture is very silky, but unnoticeable so it can be worn under make up.
This is worth a try, at just £24.99. A noticeable difference is that it makes the skin feel very soft.p and moisturised. The review was for a week, so it’s difficult to report major differences, but based on what I saw, I can say that there were noticeable differences in the texture of the acne scars in the areas that were previously quite rough and bumpy, so over time, this could go some way to clearing the scars.