If you are so acne-prone that you feel like everything breaks you out, you need this. DHC Olive Leaf Extract, housed in a glass pump bottle, is a watery elixir that is basically a concentrate of Olive Leaf, a powerful antioxidant. This product contains only 4 ingredients, which I love.
During the time I first discovered this, my skin was 90% acne-free but still very much acne-prone. Using the wrong products can easily send my skin back to acne hell. I needed something that would moisturize and strengthen my skin, but I still couldn’t use moisturizers at all. I also noticed that my skin had hit a plateau; it had stopped improving at the rate that it was before (during my experimentation with yogurt face pack). DHC Olive Leaf Extract was what I needed to get through that last 10% of acne.
I used it morning and night, after cleansing. It went on like water and had an herbal scent (although it’s fragrance-free). What I noticed immediately was how calm, smooth and hydrated my skin was. It has an anti-redness effect that lasted half a day, my skin was finally getting the moisture and nourishment it needed. The product left zero residues and my skin felt so soft and clean. After continued usage, I noticed a dramatic effect, my skin stopped breaking out. Sure, I’ll have a pimple once every few months, but I stopped breaking out like I was acne-prone. I used this consistently for about 2.5 years until it started to get expensive ($45/1 oz. I bought 10 bottles once because it miraculously went on sale- Olive Leaf Extract was my crack). So I began to lessen usage and realized that my skin remained healthy and clear even when I didn’t use it consistently. Now I go months without it. When my skin acts up, I incorporate it back into my regimen for about a month to whip my skin back in shape. It’s been over 4 years, this serum continues to improve my skin and hasn’t lost any of its efficacy.
DHC is a well-known Japanese brand that has an amazing collection of liquid and powder concentrates called “boosters”. They’re interesting to learn about and I would recommend that you look into a few to find your miracle booster. I have researched many Japanese brands and this is the only brand of boosters that have short ingredient lists with excellent ingredients and very little fillers. In my opinion, it justifies the cost.
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