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Updated Review: Acure Brightening Day Cream

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Acure Brightening Day Cream
Acure Brightening Day Cream

Here’s an updated review on the Acure Brightening Day Cream. I’ve used this for nearly a week. I don’t think it’s too early to give my thoughts on it. Alright! Let’s get started! 🙂

I really wanted this face cream to work. It has nourishing skin care ingredients. I needed a more hydrating moisturizer too considering that my skin is dry from acne treatments. But, it didn’t work out for me. This face cream is too heavy for my oily, acne-prone skin. It’s thicker than I expected.

Here’s the ingredient list:

Water (Aqua), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Cetyl-Stearyl Acohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Glyceryl Laurate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Levulinate, D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Evening Primrose Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract*, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract*, Centella Asiatica Meristem (Cica) Culture, Echinacea Angustifolia Meristem (Echinacea) Cell Culture, Marrubium Vulgare Meristem Cell Culture, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Extract, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Oil*, Xanthan Gum.

The two ingredients that stand out to me that could be potential pore cloggers are coconut oil and cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is very thick. It’s known to be comedogenic. It’s not suitable for acne-prone skin. Coconut oil is a hit or miss for people (so I have noticed). It’s also known to be comedogenic. For me, it depends on the formulation. I usually do not use coconut oil-based skin care products unless the formula is lightweight. The Acure Brightening Day Cream falls under ‘too thick’. If you have acne-prone skin, do a patch test with this cream first before applying it to your whole face. It just didn’t feel good on my acne-prone skin as the days went on. I tried rubbing the cream on other parts of my body (including face without other skin care products) to see how well it blends in, it takes a lot of effort to blend it in. =/

I hope this review was helpful! I couldn’t find any other reviews if it’s OK to use on acne-prone skin or not. So, here you go! 🙂

Update 091220: This makes a good hand cream. 🙂

Acure Brightening Day Cream + Review

Acure Brightening Glowing Serum + Review

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Acure Brightening Glowing Serum

I have a new (ahem) skin care product to share. 🙂 I’ve used this one before too in the past. It did make me breakout, so why am I trying it again? It’s because I’m on Tretinoin. Since I have dead skin cells coming off of my face naturally, I think that can help prevent my skin from breaking out. I hope. hehe. So here I have, Acure Brightening Glowing Serum! It’s a part of the Acure ‘brightening’ line (like the Acure Brightening Day Cream). More about the serum below.

About Acure Brightening Glowing Serum:

My thoughts on Acure Brightening Glowing Serum:

I’ve used the serum as long as I’ve used the day cream. I haven’t had any issues with the serum…yet. I like it a lot more than the day cream. It’s lightweight, hydrating, and calms my irritated skin down. I love how it locks in moisture. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling or appearing greasy. The fact that it’s a ‘brightening serum’ is awesome. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve used this brightening serum before. Check out my previous review here: Acure Brightening Glowing Serum. Does it Work? Looks like I developed some acne from it before. Once again, I’m on Tretinoin. The results could be different this time around. Who knows. I’m going to go for it anyways. It’s a good product overall from my past experience besides the breakouts. Right now, no breakouts so far. Skin feels moisturized without feeling oily, greasy, or shiny. Let’s see what happens. I’m looking forward to it (if it works, lol).

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