I was given the opportunity to trial the SkinB5 range which is a comprehensive acne control skincare range. I don't have acne as such, but I do have oily skin and occasional break outs. The great thing about this range is that it helps oily skin, large pores, hormonal break outs and all types of acne.
What sets this range apart from other acne skincare is that it is paired with vitamin tablets which helps treat and control acne from the inside out. There are 4 steps in the basic system:
Step 1: Control acne with the Acne Control Extra Strength Tablets which helps control oil production, supports skin healing, supports immune function and contains anti-blemish antioxidants.
Step 2: Cleanse the skin with Acne Control Cleansing Mousse which removes oil, makeup, tighten pores, prevents breakouts and soothes skin.
Step 3: Moisturise with the Acne Control Moisturiser which prevents breakouts, controls shine, tightens pores, evens skin tone and is non-comedogenic.
Step 4: Maintain with the Acne Control Caplets which helps prevent breakouts, contains anti-blemish antioxidants, reduces large pores, blackheads, whiteheads and hormonal acne.
There is also a Skin Purifying Mask that is designed to cleanse, absorb oils and soothe the skin.
This 4 step routine varies a little depending on your skin concerns. Check out this information sheet to see which products are suited for your skin.
All of the products are available from the SkinB5 website. The cleanser and moisturiser retails for $22.95, the mask retails for $34.95 and the extra strength vitamins retails for $49.95 for a months supply and the control caplets retails for $39.95 for a months supply.
Here is where the difference is a lot more noticeable...
I do get breakouts on my shoulders and back when the weather is hot or when I have been going to the gym often. You can see in the before photo that I was having a particularly bad skin week before starting the treatment and after there are no breakouts whatsoever! I didn't realise that the difference was so extreme until I looked at the photos.
I wanted to point out that the hardest thing I found about this system (especially for a beauty blogger) was sticking to this exclusively and diligently. I used this system as directed for around a week but honestly found it quite demanding to strictly stick to the directions. I started by using the Acne Control Cleansing Mousse and Acne Control Moisturiser morning and night, the Skin Purifying Mask a couple of times a week. The directions for the vitamins is that you take two of the Acne Control Extra Strength Tablets three times a day with meals to clear up your skin and then swap them over to the Acne Control Caplets (two tablets two times a day) to maintain the effect.
After the first week I noticed that this was quite a hard routine to maintain. This was mainly because I found that the moisturiser was very light and it didn't provide as much moisture as I like for my night skincare routine, so I mainly used the Acne Control Cleansing Mousse and Acne Control Moisturiser in the morning and used other skincare at night. Also I found that taking two tablets three times a day was very difficult with my busy schedule (I am rarely home) so I took two in the morning and two in the evening. So I did continue use this skincare routine for a good month or longer, but not to the exact instructions. Nevertheless, I was very happy with the results and I will continue to use each product.
The pros about this system is that it is natural, reasonably affordable and actually does work! I love that the focus is on skincare from the inside out as well as the outside in. The negatives is that vitamins need to be taken three times a day so you need to stay quite dedicated to the routine. Also as you can see from the photo above, the tablets are quite large. If you struggle swallowing then you can grind them up in a smoothy, but whether you want to drink three smoothies a day is up to you.
Overall, if you struggle with acne, breakouts, oily skin or body breakouts then you might want to look into this range!
Check out the SkinB5 website for more information about this range and you can even chat online with someone if you have any questions!