Two weeks ago today I started using a new line of skin care products by +Exuviance Neostrata.  I purchased the Oily/Acne Prone kit, upon recommendation by Yvonne, one of the skin care reps at Ulta.  I must say that I am really loving the results.  My skin is brighter, smoother and the dark spots from my recent breakouts are fading fast.  Most products I have tried take way longer than 2 weeks to see drastic results, but not Exuviance.  I started seeing and feeling the results within days.  In addition to my acne breakouts, my t-zone is very oily and it is even controlling the oiliness.

Below are the steps I now take in my daily/nightly skin care regimen:
At night:

  1. I clean my face with the soap free  Moisturizing Antibacterial Facial Cleanser
    1. I have just recently started reusing the cleanser with a microfiber facial scrubber because I stupidly applied my regular Neutrogena toner (just trying to use the last little bit) and it caused some dry patches where I noticed it was stinging when I applied it.
  2. Then I apply the Antioxidant Perfect 10 Serum all over my face and neck.  I allow it to absorb for about 1 - 2 minutes.
  3. Then I gently pat on the Hydrating Eye Complex
  4. Then I apply the Night Renewal HydraGel all over my face and neck
  5. Finally, I apply a moisturizer.  I just started using the +Julep Maven Moroccan Argan oil elixir.
    1. it is very light weight and absorbs nicely.  I haven't normally been applying moisturizer because I have oily skin.  Big mistake!!!  I read that even with oily skin, moisturizing your skin is still very important.  Oily skin can occur or worsen when your skin isn't properly hydrated.
In the morning my skin care regimen is the same except I use the Matte Perfection at step 4 instead of the Night Renewal HydraGel.  And after step 5, I apply an additional moisturizer that contains SPF 20 by Neutrogena.

When I first bought the kit from Ulta, the free gift was an Exuviance sample pack that included the Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10; so I decided to try it.  On the night of 6/23/13, I applied the leave on peel, in hopes it would alleviate the dry patches I caused with the toner.  And I must say, it did help.  I just wish I had at least a weeks worth of samples to see if it would have removed all the dryness completely.  I still have a tiny bit of dryness.

The Matte Perfection controls the oil ALL DAY!!!  I was extremely surprised and happy with how well it worked.  (I guess now I can be comfortable wearing the Julep DD cream.)

I have been so pleased with the product overall that today (6/29/13) I purchased 2 additional products from this line.  I purchased the Exuviance Clear and Smooth Daily Exfoliating Anti-Blemish Pads and the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25.

Product description by Exuviance:
Exuviance Clear and Smooth Daily Exfoliating Anti-Blemish Pads target acne and skin texture in just one step. Salicylic Acid clears acne blemishes and prevents new ones from forming while Alpha Hydroxy Acids enhance exfoliation and diminish pore size. The result is clearer, smoother-looking skin. Fragrance-Free, Dye-Free, Paraben-Free, Paba-Free.

Product description by Exuviance:
The creators of the original Glycolic Acid peel introduce a high performance peel that is safe and easy to use at home. The Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 contains a 25% blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA) including Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Gluconolactone. Performance Peel AP25 not only works at skin's surface to exfoliate dead, dull surface layers, it also stimulates the process of cell renewal among all layers, to reveal fresher, healthier cells. With regular use, up to twice a week, this peel has been clinically proven to:

      • Refine pore size and smooth texture
      • Visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
      • Improve clarity and brightness
      • Brighten and even skin tone
      • Provide an all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin

The Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 contains 12 peels (a 6 week supply), which can be used up to twice a week on face, backs of hands, neck, chest and body. Fragrance-Free, Dye-Free, Paba-Free.

Below are picture of my skins progress since using the Exuviance.

May prior to using Exuviance:

June 14:

June 22:

June 23 immediately after applying the Exuviance Daily Antioxidant Peel CA10:

June 29: