Sunday, 29 November 2015

Banish Acne Scars: Vitamin C Beauty Elixir

Welcome back lovely people!
I hope you're all enjoying the final days of Autumn and looking forward to the cold Winter months which are right around the corner!  Similar to the pumpkin scents that were being released a couple months ago, we now see tons of peppermint scents being released.  One product in particular, which isn't marketed as a "Christmas" scent but reminds me of Christmas because of it's peppermint scent, is the Vitamin C Beauty Elixir from Banish Acne Scars' website!  According to the Banish Acne Scars website, the Vitamin C Beauty Elixir "calms and reduces redness, reduces acne breakouts, prevents dark spots from forming and helps scar healing."  So in other words, this seems to be a "miracle in a bottle" type of product.  Is it really a miracle in a bottle?  Keep reading to find out..
 After using the product for about a month, I would say that it's probably my favourite "toner-type" product.  It is obviously not marketed as a toner (because it's called an Elixir), however, I think it does the same thing as a toner but better!  It doesn't over-dry my skin like most toners but it is able to balance the pH in my skin without stripping too much moisture away.  It definitely tightens up my pores and calms the redness in my skin but in terms of helping to fade my acne scars it's hard to say.  Since I am using so many other Banish Acne Scars skincare products, it's hard to say which product is helping the most in fading my acne scars.  I will continue to use the elixir, as well as the Pumpkin Enzyme Masque, and of course my loved M roller + serum.  If you've tried other mists/toners and haven't been super impressed, I would definitely recommend giving this one a go!  There is a link at the bottom of this post that takes you to the website if you were interested in buying this product!  ALSO, if you do try it out, I would love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments below!

Ingredients:  Distilled Water, Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, (Vaccinium Myrtillus (Organic Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum officinarum (Organic Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharinum (Organic Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus auranium dulcis (Organic Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus medica limonum (Organic Lemon) Extract, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Organic Cranberry) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Salix alba (Willow Bark) Extract, Polysorbate, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, (May contain sodium bicarbonate and/or citric acid as pH adjusters).

So I'll just go over a quick Pros & Cons list:
  • Refreshes the skin without over drying it
  • Helps calm acne and visible redness
  • Tightens up pores
  • The spray of the actual product is very wide and even (not like other spray bottles which spray out in chunks -.-)
  • $15 for a 1 oz bottle (I always put the prices of products in the "cons" list because it varies from person to person; some people may find this to be expensive whereas others may not).
Click here to purchase the Vitamin C Beauty Elixir from Banish Acne Scars!

Stay tuned for my next blog post and take care,

"Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?"
Eliza Dushku