Saturday, November 14, 2009

Benzaclin update

So I've been using benzaclin for under a week and I've noticed a difference. It's diminished some of the existing acne and prevented a million new guys from popping up. It feels like a small victory but I am still skeptical. I've read reviews that after using it for a while, the product looses effectiveness so that's once concern. I am also concerned that this product is harsh and I am not sure what damage I am doing to the skin long term.

I am going to keep going for a month before I make my final decision. The ideal result is that this helps keep my acne down and I get to a point where I would only have to spot tread. A girl can dream right?

Monday, November 9, 2009


I have acne. I've tried just about every drugstore/online product known to man and I've had it! So today while at the doctors for something else unrelated to acne, I figured I'd ask if there was anything that he could prescribe for the acne. Lo and behold I've been prescribed BenzaClin.

Cross your fingers folks because I am at wits end. I thought I had my acne under control and for the last few months, it's been crazy. White heads, inflamed cysts, you name it. I cringe when I look in the mirror because there's acne and then there's also scars left behind from acne. Not a pretty picture and I've even stopped wearing make up *gasp* because I thought it might be making it worse!

So despite it containing benzol peroxide, I am giving er a go.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Clorox Green Works Review + Do your own laundry!

I was excited when I found out I was a lucky blogger chosen to review a natural laundry detergent from Clorox Green Works because I have sensitive skin and always wondered if going natural would tone down the breakouts. I am not hardcore green but would say I am more so than your average person. Half the products I use are free of harsh chemicals.

So what is Clorox Green Works?
A range of cleaning products from laundry detergent to household cleaners made with natural plant and mineral-based biodegradable cleaning ingredients. Sweet right? I read the ingredient list for the products I received and they seemed semi natural. I can't comment on all the ingredients because I didn't know what they were but there were no ingredients ending in hydroxoplaneaxe so that was a good sign.

How does it clean?
I did my first load with it last weekend and am happy to say it cleaned all my clothes. I also didn't use any softener because I am silly and forgot it but am happy to report that my clothes came out nice and soft. I could be biased but I also found the smell to be pleasant and didn't have that long lingering smell so many other detergents have. It could be because I was using too much detergent before and used the right amount this time around. Who knows?

The verdict?
I liked it but @ a regular price of ~$8 I am not sure I'd make the switch. I'll go through the whole bottle and see if I feel differently at the end but the price is holding me back.

Wanna do your own laundry the natural way?
I have some free product coupons to give out to other Canadians. Leave a comment and I'll pick two people next weekend to send the coupons to. All I ask is that you write up a review either in your blog or send me an email with it.