A few weeks ago I received the Mary Kay Clear Proof Acne System for review through the Influenster program.
I was excited to try it because my skin had been really suffering with the change in seasons, as you can see in the completely makeup free picture below.
Clearly not a good photo…or skin situation!
As you can see from the picture, my skin tone is a bit blotchy and uneven, and I clearly have a few pimples (or spots, as I like to call them). I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel describing my initial thoughts about the products. Here is the video (and it is my very first video EVER!)
Now, initially I was very impressed by the products. They were easy to use, scent free, and felt really nice on my face.
After two days of using the products I had a terrible reaction to them! My skin became super dry and flakey, painful, and I broke out in an itchy rash. I had to take Benadryl and not touch my face with anything but water for a whole week before it went back to normal.
I was so surprised that I had such an intense, terrible reaction from a product line I had heard so many good things about. I spoke to my mom about it and she told me she had a similar reaction when she tried Mary Kay products in the past. I did some additional research in online forums and found others who have experienced similar things.
Now, I don’t want to completely bash this product or Mary Kay cosmetics because I know so many people that love it so much. I think I am just super allergic to their products–apparently it runs in my family.
I am posting some links below to other YouTubers who have had positive experiences with the product, so you can see how it works on someone who is not allergic.