So I forgot my own rule about not treating the holiday season as one giant Eat Fest stretching from Nov.15th-ish to Jan 1st. And I ate sugar. Lots of it. The massive sugary gluten binge coupled with wearing a baseball cap on my sweaty hikes caused a very unattractive acne breakout on my huge fivehead, right before all the family paparazzi events*flash* I needed a quick fix.
Sure, I could have tried a myriad of natural acne remedies but I am impatient with my vanity. Relogy (rel-oh-jee: vegan/cruelty-free) had sent me the Dual Action Treatment Foam, Natural Skin Balancing Lotion with Coconut Milk, Targeted Spot Treatment and I was willing to give it a try.
Relogy did exactly what I hoped, cleared my complexion and visibly reduced bumps and redness without irritating my skin. My acne was not cystic, so your results may vary.
I applied 1 pump of the cleanser to moist skin and massaged it into problem areas, targeting my forehead (avoiding the eye area) left it on my skin on for 10 minutes, then rinsed with warm water. The cleanser did a fine job of removing the mineral powder make-up I wear but I used a separate eye make-up remover. Then, I gave my face a quick pat dry and applied the balancing lotion, which moisturized without being greasy or heavy. Last, I used the spot treatment on the most problematic bumps.
- Cruelty Free
- Cleared acne in 5-7 days
- Reduced redness
- Improved skin texture
- Convenient pump and rollerball packaging
- Mild fragrance (no added fragrance)
I asked the company if the parabens and Sodium Laurel Sulfate were necessary for the product to perform and this is the response I received:
We are so happy to hear that you are reviewing the Relogy® Acne Treatment, and that it has been working for you!
Thank you, too, for your inquiry about the Relogy ingredients, and it is a great question that you ask! As thoughtful product developers, these are the kinds of questions that we ask all of the time.
Relogy has a 100% vegan commitment, first and foremost, but also strives to incorporate as many natural ingredients as possible into our products, at least 95%. The challenge really comes with the over-the-counter drug products (our foam acne treatment and the spot treatment), which have to be held to strict FDA regulations and anti-microbial standards, so the microbes do not form in the products through-out the expiration date, and Parabens can be used as an optimal way of preserving the product for safe use. Microbial content is a huge challenge for natural and organic products, and especially with acne bacteria at play–we want to be very careful. And, we want to provide truly effective products for our customers. You may notice that many 100% natural products are not also OTC drugs. As far as SLS, we believe this to be safe to reduce oil on skin. All of our research has led us to conclude that the negative information about SLS to be unverified. As always, however, we encourage consumers to look at each ingredient to evaluate what they think is best for themselves and their family!
As a company, we’ve made it our mission to challenge ourselves to go further than any other acne product to bridge the gap towards a healthier, gentler way to combat acne, while maintaining results; we want our customers to succeed!
We love naturals because we believe strongly in their effectiveness, when chosen wisely, and for the proper effect. After all, it is truly the naturals in Relogy that provide the anti-inflammatory and soothing effects, and are the big secret to why it’s great for acne-prone skin. (Shhhh, the other acne companies haven’t realized this yet!)
Meanwhile, at Relogy, we are continually tracking advancements in natural preservatives and other ingredients for the highest degree of effectiveness and safety. There are some interesting things coming in the future, and we can’t wait until they are truly proven and available for us to incorporate into Relogy.
Please let us know your thoughts! We truly value your comments, ideas and suggestions–as a young company, we are all about your feedback.
The Customer Service Team at Relogy
There is no substitute for being mindful of what we eat, how we treat our bodies and not causing breakouts in the first place. When I am doing my best, powering down green smoothies for breakfast and drinking plenty of water, my skin is clear and bright. But, if I need to clear up a breakout quickly, I would use Relogy again.
Relogy is providing one set of the products for one of my readers to try. This giveaway will run for two weeks and the details to enter are:
2) Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite acne fighting tips, remedies or products
3) I will choose a winner on Jan. 28, 2013 and contact them via email. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
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