Saturday, November 9, 2013

Product Review: Aveda Outer Peace Blemish Relief Lotion

Thanks to all the travel and weather changes, I've been dealing with blemishes and bumps that pop up in the most inopportune moments. I told you about a skincare haul I did about a month ago here, and I'm here to report on the efficacy of one of the products after a month of faithful application.

Aveda's Outer Peace Blemish Relief Lotion (also known in non-European places at the Acne Relief Lotion) is part of their Outer Peace Collection, which includes a cleanser, a cooling masque, a spot relief cream, and relief pads. This lotion claims to reduce, clear, and prevent blemishes while shrinking pores. 

When I read that the ingredients list contained salicylic acid, I almost didn't buy it. The last lotion product I used that had 0.5% salicylic acid was a huge breakout, burning mess (read my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo review here), so I applied the Aveda Blemish Relief Lotion with caution because the last thing I wanted to do was burn my face off. 

Interestingly enough, even though both the Effaclar Duo and the Aveda Blemish Relief Lotion both have the same amount of salicylic acid in it, I literally have NO burning sensation with the Aveda product. I have a sneaky suspicion that it's due to the Aveda Lotion containing anti-irritants of tamanu and boswellia that reduces and controls redness. Whatever the secret ingredient is in Aveda, Effaclar Duo = burning sensation and red splotches, and Aveda Blemish Relief Lotion = moisturizes, minimizes breakouts, and most importantly, does not burn.

After application, you do have slight shine, but the sensation and appearance is not at all greasy or heavy. I'm not quite sure how the dual actions of toning and moisturizing is working, but since that's exactly what I need for my combination skin, I apply it pretty much all over my face and not just in my T-zone. Even in this chilly weather AND the additional salicylic acid ingredient in the product, I haven't had a dry patch on my face since I started using this product, which is pretty astonishing. 

There is an aroma that comes from "certified organic lemon tree and rose geranium". It smells herbal, something that I've come to associate with almost all of Aveda's products, but for me, the aroma is subtle and unoffensive. 

So: does it minimize my breakouts? Yes. Does it moisturize? Yes. Does it minimize my pores? No. Still, considering that I think "pore minimization" is just a beauty lure, a default description in every skincare item description, I think that this Blemish Relief Lotion TOTALLY does what its name says, which is a valuable find in today's inundated beauty/skincare market. 

I do have a nail polish/beauty haul that I've been dying to show you, but I've got to take the photos first, so keep a lookout for that. Next week is devoted to the very very very belated Oktoberfest posts, hurray! Finally!

9 comments:

  1. Great review Sarah, the Aveda lotion is fantastic, I've been using it for yonks and it works a charm!


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