I have been getting a lot of breakouts recently. I don’t know if it is because of PCOS or weight fluctuations, but my skin hasn’t been doing great. So, I wanted to specifically buy products that were targeted for acne. I got this toner and a couple of other products (cleansing foam and gel) in a mini trial size kit. The kit worked out great for me, so I thought I would go ahead and invest in this.
Background about Curel: Curel is a dermatologist-recommended line from the Japanese skin care/beauty company Kao. Their branch in the US mainly does products for the body, hands and feet. The Curel products here in Japan are majorly skin care-based.
The lotion is supposed to suppress excess sebum and prepares the skin by making it smooth and supplying moisture. Non-oily and comfortable to use. It has eucalyptus extract as a moisture-imparting component.
Allantoin, purified water, BG, betaine, glycerin, eucalyptus extract, 10-hydroxy undecanoic acid, oxidized Zn, POE methyl glucoside, PEG1540, succinic acid, arginine, POE hydrogenated castor oil, paraben.
¥1944. Made in Japan.
The product comes in a plastic bottle with a pump and white cap. The design is pretty straightforward. There is 150 mL of product inside.
My Take on Curel Sebum Trouble Care Lotion:
Consistency: The consistency of this is exactly like water. This product does not have ethanol. A lot of Japanese toners usually have ethanol in them and I have been using them for years and do not find them drying at all. It spreads on the face as quick as water would, but does not dehydrate my skin after that. It dries in a matter of seconds. Sometimes, if I forget to put on moisturizer on top, it still does not leave my skin bone dry like water would (I have combination skin).
Toner is also considered as the last step in cleansing by some people. But because I use a cleansing oil and a cleansing foam, the toner functions more as a base for the rest of my skin care (I use 3-4 pumps). I follow this up with their gel (which I will review soon) and I am done with my skin care regimen. I think it is because of the combination of their toner and gel that my existing pimples have reduced and have started to fade. Of course, I don’t think anything can prevent breakouts (which partially can be dependent on lifestyle/changes in the body), but I am sure these will help with the breakouts I already have and heal them.
All the products from the “Sebum Trouble Care” range are acid-free, alcohol-free, scent-free and colour-free. All are allergy tested and so are non-comedogenic. Suitable for sensitive skin types (they recommend a patch test before using the product, just in case).
Pros of Curel Sebum Trouble Care Lotion:
- Heals breakouts effectively.
- Has good skin care ingredients.
- Spreads evenly and easily.
- Dries up in a minute.
- Hydrates the skin well.
Cons of Curel Sebum Trouble Care Lotion:
Would I Recommend Curel Sebum Trouble Care Lotion?
This is truly a 5/5 product for me because it has shown incredible results for me. I highly recommend this to everyone with acne-prone skin.
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