I love trying new skin care. I am actually kind of obsessed with it. I love to read about new products and new ways to get my skin looking its best. It’s not necessarily an anti-aging thing (well, maybe a little). It’s more of a preventative thing. I’ve had two skin cancer spots removed from my back at a very young age. After something like that, you start to take your skin very seriously. So when I recently won the chance to review the Control Corrective skincare system, I was naturally ecstatic!
Control Corrective sent me an Essential Daily Care Kit to try. It’s good for all skin types. It has natural ingredients and it’s free of parabens, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, and triclosan, which are all bad junk that ruins your skin. The more natural, the better, I say.
I tried the kit for a month. I was pleased with the fragrance. The facial wash and the toner smelled so good, like aloe. They went on smooth and left my skin feeling refreshed. I keep my facial wash in the shower so I remember to use it and also in order to multi-task and save time.
That being said, the other steps were a bit too involved. There are four steps to the system. You use them in the morning and at night. There is a facial wash, a balancing toner, a crystal c serum and a ceramide daily cream. You have to let your face dry between the toner and the crystal c serum. I barely have 10 minutes to myself in the morning. If I do this system properly, I lose about 8. Not to mention that I get almost no privacy. So this just wasn’t practical for me and my routine. Another thing was that the ceramide daily cream felt a little heavy on my face. I had to wait for it to dry before applying my make-up. It also made me break out a bit.
Unfortunately, I loved the concept but I didn’t have the time or the skin type to be able to enjoy the benefits. I really struggled to find the time to use this for a month. It’s not conducive to my lifestyle. I think I need something a bit stronger in the break out department as well. This has always been a catch 22 for me though, since I have extremely sensitive skin. If I use benzyl peroxide, I can forget about having smooth skin for a few days. My face will feel like the Sahara desert, with a huge red patch to match! Then if I use something for combination skin, I can count on a few big honking zits, right on my chin or forehead. I can’t seem to win. I honestly think that the Control Corrective Daily Care Kit would work best on combination skin. It’s a high quality regimen and they don’t test on animals. Try it for yourself! I suggest trying the Essentials To Go size, like I received. That way you can try a small amount to see if it works for you, without taking a gamble and spending an unnecessary amount of money.
What are you currently using on your skin? How do you like it? Have you tried anything in the past that you would recommend?
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Disclaimer: I received these complimentary products as part of the birchbloggers program from birchbox. No other compensation was received. All comments and/or opinions are my own.