My Journey to Acne

 I never experienced acne since I was a kid until I gave birth. I have had little bumps or pimples before, one or two, but never acne that spreads throughout my entire forehead. It was totally depressing. I've tried a lot of products, but none of them all work.

Sometimes, it's hard to take photos or take selfies because I am not confident with my acne. They said to embrace your flaws. It's been almost a year since I had this, and I guess I'm slowly accepting the fact that it's going to be in my life forever.

I just have to deal with it and find ways to reduce the inflammation.

This blog post is not about the products that I used that were very successful; this is the opposite of them. I want to share the products that I purchased that did not work on my skin. These are my personal thoughts about the product, so no hate here.

Blax Project Acne Rescue Mask

I followed this Thai influencer who is the founder or owner of Blax Project, and as soon as she released her brand, I was very interested, though her contents are mostly in Thai, but I still got hooked by the idea that it can help with the acne problem.

The Acne Rescue Mask has Vitamin B5, Organic Aloe, Tea Tree Oil, Dragon Blood, and Lotus Seed-FF; it's a perfect combination for acne, especially the aloe and tea tree oil. It also claims the following below:

  • Free from parabens, silicones, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, and fragrances.

  • Research and select the best ingredients from people with experience in acne and cosmetic medicine.

  • It helps reduce inflammation and heal acne-prone skin directly.

  • It helps tighten pores. Reduces oiliness but still maintains moisture.

  • Reduce dark spots and red spots, and gently revive the skin to be radiant.

It's a little bit expensive; it retails at 790 THB in their Lazada Shop, and it's only 60 g. The packaging is really nice and well thought out, with the owner's brand name, blacklist.secret, her Instagram feed, and contents. When you see them, you will know her favorite color is black.

The texture of the mask is heavy cream, gray; it doesn't have a smell, but when I applied it to my skin, I felt a minty cool feeling. Honestly, it reminds me of the iWhite Face mask when I was in high school.

After a few minutes, it will harden on your face like a clay mask. What I do to remove it after 15–30 minutes is, I use a damp face towel to remove it thoroughly, then use a face cleanser to finally cleanse my face.

My face became soft; I'm not gonna lie, it felt so refreshing, like I just went to a facial spa. However, I've been using this for almost 3 months, 2-3 times a week, but it doesn't change anything, or, shall I say, I did not see any changes with my forehead acne.

I think Blax Project Acne Rescue Mask is suitable for skin that has only small bumps or little pimples, not for skin that has a huge acne problem like mine.

Infresh Serum

I am so obsessed with finding the right product for my acne, and I think my Facebook feed also felt it; it recommended a lot of ads about acne-related topics. And it always showed me great reviews of Infresh Serum; it's really convincing, and I did buy it on their Facebook page.

I can't find their website or official Lazada or Shopee shop. They have four different packages:

  • Package 1: 2 bottles for 590 THB

  • Package 2: 4 bottles for 1,020 THB

  • Package 3: 7 bottles for 1,500 THB

  • Package 4: 9 bottles for 1,984 THB

I bought Package 1 first because I want to try it to see if it really works on me or not. Yes, they responded very quickly to my inquiries.

It also claims the following below:

  • Tighten Pores

  • Reduce Redness

  • Smooth and clear face

  • Reduce acne

  • Reduce acne scars

  • Reduce oiliness

  • Reduce dark spots.

The packaging of the serum is very interesting; I don't know why it looked like that; it's a bottled glass serum with no dropper tube, but it has a rubber cap to close the tip of the bottle. In order to apply the serum to the face, you have to turn the bottle upside down and squeeze the tip rubber.

The texture of the serum is a little bit sticky; it's not lightweight or heavy; it's in the middle. It absorbs quickly into my face. There is no fragrance.

The 1 million dollar question is: did it work? I almost emptied the first bottle, and I can say it worked a little bit. If I were to rate it from 1 not effective to 10 most effective, I would say 4. I see a difference, but not a lot.

I did a lot just to calm my acne, remove them, or clear my skin; I did IV drips, Azelaic Acid Suspension from The Ordinary, Salycilic Acid as well, Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash, and many more, but it seems like my acne problem is still here; however, it is less severe now than before. It's getting better.

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