Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Amena Bean Acne Prone Skin Care Kit


Today, I'm doing my very first review of a product that was sent to me for consideration. EXCITING!!

I was recently talking about how I've been having some issues with my skin which I now believe to be from Revlon ColorStay foundation. I think the Whipped Version is fine but the original just freaked my face out. I was sent this package right around the worst part of the breakout and right when I stopped using ColorStay. I started using it religiously twice a day and have noticed some serious results. I've not experienced any further breakouts in the 3 weeks I've been using it, my old spots are gone and any residual redness has faded noticeably. I am very impressed with this system.

It consists of 3 products, a cleanser, a toner and a moisturizer.

You start with the Dermaclean Cleanser.

Product Description:
This unique foaming liquid cleanser includes a blend of Meadowsweet extract, combined with Lactic Acid and polysaccharides from Honey extract. This combination provides excellent moisturization while increasing skin surface renewal. Lemon Bioflavonoids and Rosemary extract stimulate and tone. The fragrant essential oils of Orange, Geranium, and Eucalyptus refresh the senses. Thoroughly cleanses and removes excessive oil, environmental impurities and makeup.

This is very gentle and has a nice soft, clean, slightly floral scent. It has no exfoliants like the Proactiv cleanser and suds up a little more than a Cetaphil cleanser. It's a really nice product. I found it to be very soothing and a little goes a long way. It doesn't take much to clean my whole face and does so without overdrying it or leaving it feeling "tight" or anything. Just very comfortable. My skin used to respond better to benzoyl peroxide but as I get a little older I find that gentler products like this produce better results for me. The directions recommend rinsing this with cold water, I used lukewarm and found it worked just as well.

The next step is the Herbal Blend Toner.

Product Description:
Organic Salicylic Acid (Willow Bark Extract) is added to enhance this formula. It is one of the most effective Hydroxy Acids. Willow Bark Extract can increase cell renewal. Willow Bark is a safe way to get the benefits of a Beta Hydroxy acid without the risk of irritation. Willow Bark Extract is known for its antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. All of the selected extracts help clarify and condition the skin while giving the skin a revived and refreshing feel. We have improved on the blending of the extracts by using a cold process and eliminating the alcohol content.

If I'm being honest, the toner is my favorite step. I love products that you can feel working when you use them and this is definitely one of those. It doesn't have a stingy "astringent" feel because there is no alcohol in it (YES!) it just makes your face feel SO CLEAN and fresh. I love this toner. It is unlike anything I've tried before, gentle but powerful. I started out using it once a day but now use it morning and night with no drying or redness. It's dramatically reduced the redness left from old breakouts, BONUS! I feel that products like this with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties work two fold, the antiseptic reduces new breakouts and the anti-inflammatory agents reduce any current breakouts leaving your skin literally healthier and less acne-prone. That makes SENSE to me, it's a proactive approach to skin care that I love. Rather than slathering on acne creams to dry them out, this actually works to stop them before they ever even happen. Genius.

Lastly, I finish with the Sage and Citrus Moisturizer.

Product Description:
This lightweight crème uses ingredients selected to help to condition and tone skin. A combination of active botanicals Sage, Watercress and Lemon Bioflavonoids, purify and revitalize the complexion. The antioxidants Vitamin A, C & E are also incorporated in this formula to protect and improve the skin’s elasticity.
This honestly took some getting used to. I don't generally love "herbal" scents. The sage in this was something that I wouldn't have picked for myself but after use I now really enjoy it. The citrus scent balances the sage out leaving a very clean and fresh overall scent. I only apply this at night because I apply a moisturizer with SPF during the day. I really like that this just goes on smoothly, doesn't require a lot and it feels like it just gets absorbed right into my skin. I do not like moisturizers that feel greasy or thick on my face right before bedtime and this is not like that at all. It's light and effective. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and healthy and looking great.

This Amena Bean kit retails for $26.50 and contains a 5oz Dermaclean, 5oz Herbal Blend Toner and a 2oz Sage and Citrus Moisturizer. There are 2 kits available, I can only speak to the one I've actually tried which was Kit 2 and is designed more for acne prone skin. For more information you can contact Elaine at:

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**This product was sent to me by the company for consideration of a review. I was not compensated for this review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.**

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