At 55, I work really hard to mitigate years of sun damage (we had no idea just how bad tanning with baby oil and repeated burns actually were for us), ward off wrinkles and age spots. I am also really cranky that I still have to deal with pimples and breakouts! I have oily skin, which is a great thing for aging, but so annoying because I still break out! I get it all, blackheads, those horrible underground cysts and just regular old pimples. I have found something that helps and helps quickly. I am a huge fan and devotee of Image Skincare and fortunately for them, I use all of their collections! For breakouts, they have a collection called Clear Cell. I use the Medicated Acne Masque and pop it on as soon as I see/feel the breakout coming. Usually, it clears up overnight, unless it is one of those terrible cysts and then it takes a day or two. I also use their Ageless Collection. I use the Total Anti-Aging Serum in the morning (serum always goes first so that it can soak into your skin) followed by the Ageless Total Pure Hyalauronic6 Filler, Vital C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer and the Prevention Collection Sunscreen in 50 SPF. It's probably overkill to use the Vitamin C moisturizer and the Sunscreen, but I love the Moisturizer and can't go without Sunscreen, so use both. I also use their Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque 2-3 times per week at night. I leave it on overnight and haven't had any irritation. Ease into the overnight practice if you have sensitive skin. If you use serum in the morning before you put on makeup, give it a bit to soak in - put on the serum, HA, moisturizer and sunscreen, then finish hair, etc. before you apply makeup. Otherwise, the serum will roll right off of your face (looks like you are peeling). I may or may not have learned this from first hand experience :)
I absolutely love this skincare line and can't recommend it highly enough. There is a collection for every age and skin type and if you are like me, can use a little of all of them! It was created by an aesthetician and formulated by a plastic surgeon (the best of both worlds) who happen to be husband and wife! I appreciate that this line was born from frustration in trying to treat her own rosacea without chemicals and with safe, proven active ingredients. I have seen incredible results since I started using it faithfully about two years ago. My daughter used the Clear Cell line as a teenager and her skin cleared up and stayed clear for years. She fortunately or unfortunately has my oily/breakout prone skin, so she also now uses product across the collections! Please order directly from Image Skincare or from an authorized retailer . It might sound crazy, but there are counterfeit beauty products out there. I purchased the Image Ageless Total Pure Hylauronic6 Filler from Amazon and it had no scent. It should have a very strong scent. It wasn't at a discounted price either. Amazon refunded my money and I learned my lesson. Do you still breakout while battling aging? I would love to hear from you!