Friday, April 21, 2017

Zenmed Skincare - The Perfect Products For My Oily & Pigmented Skin & Why You Should Try Them

I have to say a big "Thank you" to the lovely people at Zenmed for sending over a few of their products to test!  The best part is that they took the time to find out what my skin type was and sent over specific products to help me manage my biggest skincare concerns which are primarily oiliness and hyperpigmentation.  After a couple of months of usage I am finally ready to share my thoughts and enthusiasm about the products!



First up is their Facial Cleansing Gel.  This cleanser is part of their Acne Solution range.  While I don't have Acne I do have very oily skin that can be prone to breakouts, especially around that time of the month.  I find myself reaching for this cleanser over and over again.  It's a simple but effective gel cleanser that just gets the job done!  The best thing about this cleanser is that it's gentle and doesn't dry out my skin like other cleansers formulated for oily-acne prone skin can.  It removes all traces of dirt, oil and makeup residue and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.  It's also pH balanced so it's perfect for all levels of distressed skin, even Rosacea.  It's formulated with natural based ingredients so even those with sensitive skin types would benefit from it.  Retail cost $15.00.
  
Here is a complete list of those ingredients that can also be found on their website:
Sage
Coltsfoot
Yarrow
Balm Mint
Chamomile
Rosemary
Althea
Wild Thyme
Horsetail
Cucumber in Purified Water
Disodium C 14-16 Olefin Sulfonate (Source: Coconut)
Cocamidopropylbetaine (Source: Coconut)
Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel
Vitamins A, B5, C & E
Ergocalciferol
Allantoin (Source: Comfrey Root)
Tetrasodium EDTA
Sodium PCA
Vegetable Gycerin
Disodium Oleamido Sulfosuccinate (Source: Coconut)
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
Potassium Sorbate
Sodium Benzoate
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils of Rose
Geranium
Lavender
Tangerine

This is a great cleanser that I would recommend for anyone who struggles with troubled skin or even if you have normal skin that just needs a little extra something once a month!



This AHA/BHA Complex became a fast favorite.  First of all, I love the simplicity of toners that I can just spritz on.  Then there's just the fact that this is a really good toner.  It's alcohol free so it doesn't dry my skin out and it's formulated with alpha/beta hydroxy acid so it helps keep my pores clear and helps remove dead skin cells which means it also helps keep my pigmentation and blemish issues in check.
It works synergistically with the Facial Cleansing Gel and they make a powerful little duo.  I would say if you are dealing with any sort of blemish issue on a regular basis that these two products would make a big difference for you!  Retail cost $19.95.

Here are the simple but effective ingredients for the AHA/BHA Complex:
Purified Water
Witch Hazel Distillate
Propylene Glycol
Glycolic Acid
Salicylic Acid

Zenmed has a 7 day on then 7 day off challenge for this product that I love.  Try it for 7 days and then stop for 7 to really see what a difference it makes in the overall clarity of your skin!  Will you take the challenge?



I LOVE this Montmorillonite-clay based Derma Cleanse® Acne Mask & Spot Treatment and will probably always keep a tube around for those moments when my skin is out of control.  It's the type of clay mask that you can actually feel getting into your pores and going to work.  It heals face demons like no other and sucks out pore clogging impurities.  It also helps balance my over-active oily skin without stripping it and leaving it feeling dried out.  Skin is just healed and more balanced.  For those really pesky face demons this also works great for an overnight spot treatment!  Retail cost $24.95.

Here is what's in the Derma Cleanse® Acne Mask & Spot Treatment
Witch Hazel
Chamomile
Sea Kelp
Sage
Coltsfoot
Yarrow
Balm Mint
Rosemary
Althea
Wild Thyme & Horsetail
Kaolin
Oregano Oil
Montmorillonite
Witch Hazel Distillate
Zinc Oxide
Vegetable Glycerin
Stearic Acid
Vitamin B5
Allantoin
Vitamin E
Citric Acid
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
Benzyl Alcohol

Even though I have oily skin I'm in my forties and only deal with the occasional break out so this might not be a necessary product for me but LOVE it!  However, I think this is a MUST HAVE product for someone that deals with acne on a regular basis!


Unfortunately, I was only sent a sample size of this so I was only able to use it a few times.  Be that as it may, I knew it was a great product after just one use.  Developed for those with even the most sensitive skin types this exfoliator lightly but dramatically exfoliates dead skin cells and smooths out rough, dry patches.  That translates into fewer breakouts and less hyperpigmentation.  Plus, unlike other exfoliators this one is meant to not only get rid of dead skin cells but to also nourish and moisturize the skin at the same time.  Within minutes new, soft and hydrated skin is revealed!  Also, for us exfoliation junkies it's gentle enough to use everyday.  Retail cost $34.00.

Here is what can be found in the Organic Cream Exfoliator:
Purified Water
Jojoba Microspheres
Emulsifying Wax
Squalane
Sodium Carbomer
Soy Lecithin
Certified Organic Lavender
White Tea
Calendula
Chamomile Extract
Phenoxyethanol
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
Rose Water

If your new to exfoliation this one would be a great one to try out and even if your an exfoliating pro you will be surprised at how gentle but effective this is!



Now this is a product that it essential for those of us with hyperpigmentation issues.  This is a serum that contains 2% Hydroquinone which is commonly used to help lighten pigmentation.  Although Hydroquinone is very effective it has a has a reputation as a controversial ingredient in the world of skincare.  However, it's been used for over 50 years and continues to be the most effective way to lighten skin.
For best results the Skincorrect+ serum is meant to be used with their Organic Cream Exfoliator or their Renewing MicroDermabrasion Complex but can also be used by itself.  If you suffer from pregnancy mask, age spots, sun damage or dark spots as a result of acne then this is one product that would greatly benefit you!  Formulated with antioxidants, Glycolic and Citric Acid the serum penetrates deep into the skin to help lighten dark pigmented areas.  It's also a skin lightening product that is recommended for all skin types and ethnicities dealing with pigmentation issues.
This is a serum that is meant for night use only and should be followed up with moisturizer.  Use as directed and as with any skin lightening product make sure you are using a sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from further damage and pigmentation.

Here are the ingredients for the Skincorrect+:

INCORRECT+
2% Hydroquinone
Purified Water
Butylene Glycol
Polysorbate-20
PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer
Glycolic Acid
Citric Acid
Phytic Acid
Phenoxyethanol
Caprylyl Glycol
Ethylhexylglycerin
Hexylene Glycol
Xanthan Gum
Fragrance
Azelaic Acid
Licorice Root Extract
Willow Bark Extract
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Morus Alba Leaf Extract
Glycerin
Uva Ursi Leaf Extract
Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract
Centella Asiatica Extract
Leucine
Valine
Tyrosine
Arginine
Lysine
Sodium Metabisulfite
Sodium Sulfite
Ammonium Hydroxide
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder

If you are in search of a flawless, even skin tone then this Skincorrect+ serum is for you!



This Glycolic Booster is like a little secret weapon.  If you are someone who doesn't like to use a lot of products or maybe you are looking to simplify your skincare routine then this is one product you should consider in addition to your cleanser and moisturizer.  The reason is simple.  Glycolic Acid helps remove dead skin cells that can build up and lead to clogged pores, dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles.  
Just by using this Glycolic Booster two times a week it will help keep skin fresh, clear and younger looking.  By speeding up the removal of dead skin cells it helps your other skincare products absorb more easily and do what they are supposed to be doing.  
I think of dead skin cells as saran wrap on your skin.  It's pretty impossible for anything to penetrate saran wrap.  If you visualize putting saran wrap over your face and then trying to apply your expensive serums, oils and moisturizers on top of it they will just sit there on top of the skin/saran wrap not absorb into the skin the way they should.  Which is exactly why I think everyone should have some Glycolic Booster  as part of their skincare regime!  Retail cost $39.00.

Here's what you will find in the Glycolic Booster:
Purified Water
Glycolic Acid
Lactic Acid
Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel
Comfrey & Green Tea Extract
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hyaluronic Acid
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
Sodium Hydroxide

You could be on your way to softer, smoother, even toned, younger looking skin in just days!



Last but certainly not least, is the Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30.  This is a more than just a moisturizer with some sunscreen.  This lotion is ideal for anyone with reactive type skin or dry, damaged, acne prone or skin that recently had any sort of treatment like microdermabrasion.  Of course, it also works perfectly for everyday use on normal skin too.
Oil-free and lightweight this lotion is easily absorbed and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated.  It's really everything you want your moisturizer to be!  Retail cost $29.95.

Here is the list of ingredients for the Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30:
Active Ingredient: 20% Zinc Oxide
Purified Water
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Capric Caprylic Trigylcerides
Sorbitan Stearate
Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate
Hexyl Laurate
Dimethicone
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Epsom Salt
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)
Hyaluronic Acid
Cucumber Extract
Green Tea Extract
Vitamin E
Phenoxyethanol
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin

Overall, I love every product that I tried from Zenmed and cannot wait to try some more.  I also think for the quality of the ingredients used and how well the products actually work that they are extremely affordable.  I have other products that I have paid a lot of money for that haven't worked as well as these have.
The other great thing is that their products DO NOT contain any Parabens, Sodium Lauryl or Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Synthetic Dyes or Fragrances, Petrochemicals or any animal ingredients among other unpleasant ingredients.
I also feel that they have a wide range of products and something that will benefit every possible skin type.  I highly recommend trying out something for yourself.  You should at the very least check out the Glycolic Booster!  Go to zenmed.com for more information on the products listed or to find a product that's just right for you and your skin concerns.

This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
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