- This post is a paid collaboration with Banish Acne Scars. -
Although my skin has improved a lot recently, years of acne in my teenage year, has left my skin with a fair few scars as well as the redness and inflammation. I still got blemishes throughout the month and just like everyone else, I don't want them to stick around, so I've been putting Banish Skincare to the test again.
I was very happy to see the Vitamin C Creme in the starter kit as you know I love a moisturiser that is lightweight in feel, but packs a punch in terms of hydration. It absorbs quickly, so this is a great morning moisturiser when you want to wear makeup on top.
Talking of the Starter Kit, if you want to try Banish as a brand, but you're unsure on where to start then they offer you kits to get you going. In their kits they include the Banisher 2.0 which is used for microneedling at home. It promises to improve acne scars, dark marks and improves the absorption of your other skincare products. Personally speaking I see the most difference in the latter, as I find my moisturiser sink in a lot quicker. I follow it up with a healthy amount of Banish Oil, which is packed full of vitamin c and sinks into the complexion super quickly.
The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask isn't new to me as I had it before, so was happy to have another tub as this is great for exfoliating around this time of the year. With AHA's and glycolic acid, this not only makes my skin feel softer, but it helps with blemishes and overall texture too. It's quite a strong scent which may not be for everybody, but I personally feel like it reminds me of Autumn!
Another product I am already familiar with is Vitamin C Beauty Elixir which is a great for priming your skin before makeup as it has a slight tacky texture to it that grips onto your makeup with ease. This has added vitamin c which also perks up the complexion and tea tree oil to battle any blemishes you may have.I was a little skeptical about the All Clear Mint Cleanser as my skin can react weird to products with scents, but so far so good. I feel like this would be a great option for the Spring and Summer time as it leaves the skin feeling clean and refreshed with it's cooling scent all whilst not being drying on the complexion.
The stand out product of the bunch is the Fighter Gel which has the most unique texture, but I particularly enjoy using it to banish blemishes and help calm down my complexion when it's feeling inflamed and looking red. I mostly use this in the evening as the texture is thick and almost sits like a face mask on the skin. I simply apply it on any spots I have and it helps to reduce the size of the actual spot as well as the redness around them.
Since I last used Banish, they've improved their packaging and upgraded to this sleek matte black that feels luxe and looks great in my bathroom cabinet plus it's actually made from 100% recycled materials. Although the exterior is great, it's whats in the inside that I wanted to talk about more as the brand is vegan, are made using fresh ingredients and they also have a great backstory. Banish was set up by a woman named Daisy who had suffered from acne for many years and upon starting her YouTube channel she discovered that a lot of other people had the same problem. After finding products that worked for her, she set up Banish and the rest is history. You can read more about the story and find Banish's own blog here.
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