Relogy Skincare System
You have probably heard me say this before, but I have moderate acne and have battled it for years. It is my main reason for not having a lot of face of the day posts, because I am so self conscious of my skin. I only like to do them when my skin is improved. When I was contacted about trying this line* I jumped at the chance, because I want something gentle to treat my skin. I have noticed over the years that harsh products not only do not work, but they make my skin worse. Relogy is cruelty free and doesn’t rely on harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide to clear your skin. Their ingredients are:
- Rinse-Free Foam Acne Treatment - Water, Salicylic Acid (from Willow Tree Bark), Benzalkonium Chloride, Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Clycoside, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, PEG-75, Meadownfoam Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methyl Paraben, Propl Paraben, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (orange) Extract, FD&C Blue #1.
- Skin Balancing Lotion with Coconut - purified water, certified organic coconut oil, certified organic jojoba, emulsifying wax, glycerin, certified organic coconut milk, allantion, phenoxyethanal.
- Targeted Spot Treatment – Water, Glycereth-18, Glycereth-18 Ethylhexanoate, Ethoxydiglycol, Salicylic Acid, Lactobacillus/Bean Seed Extract/Sodium Glutamate Ferment Filtrate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Hydrolyzed Chondrus Crispus (seaweed) Extract, Menthol, Bisabolol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanolm Ethylhexylglycerin
I used these products alone for 6 weeks to see how I liked the system. I have some really minor blemishes, blackheads, and cystic acne that comes and goes. I found that this helped with the minor blemishes, but the blackheads remained as well as the cystic acne. However, even though it didn’t fix everything (I am thinking my cystic acne is food related and have begun a dairy free diet as well as green smoothies, and I will be updating my results of that on the blog) I did see some minor improvement.
The face wash is very light and airy. It doesn’t dry my skin out, which I am thrilled about. I have found that the majority of acne face washes dry my face out, making it red, flaky, oilier, and eventually increases the number of breakouts. This didn’t do that at all, and was quite gentle. It is too gentle to remove makeup, so you will need something else for days when you wear makeup.
The lotion is lightweight, and it is only recommended to use a pea sized amount. At first I thought this was too little and had to use twice that, but I noticed over time that I was down to only using a pea sized amount each time. I think the gentler face wash wasn’t stripping my skin and it reached a point that it didn’t need as much moisture. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy or looking shiny. It doesn’t have an SPF, but that is how I prefer my face moisturizers. I like to pick my SPF, since my skin wants to break out at just about everyone out there. I use what I know won’t irritate my skin.
The targeted spot treatment comes in a tube with a rollerball applicator. I think it helped speed healing along, but not by much. At the very least I am glad it didn’t dry my skin. It was the one product I felt wasn’t all that necessary, but for minor blemishes it did help.
Even though it did not clear up my acne I do still like this line. It is gentle and non-irritating. Relogy can be purchased directly from their web site for $49.95 for all three products, and comes with a 60 day money back guarantee.
* Producted provided to me for consideration. My review is my own personal opinion, and I was not paid to review or for a favorable review.