Reviewed By Emma Raho and Lily
Teenage skin can be a nightmare. Just a year ago you had a smooth baby face then BLAM! Bloody puberty hormones sneak up on you giving you all kinds of blemishes, uneven skin tone, oiliness and general skin drama that you could really do without. Heat leads to the overproduction of sebum and bacteria so you may find your skin giving you more grief in these summer months. That is totally normal, but it’s important to find a skincare routine to help manage it.
The good news is all that will stop before your 21st Birthday. The bad news is that’s a total lie (sorry). Although your adolescent years are often the worst, breakouts and excess oil can happen anytime in your life. When I was a teen in the 90’s the only products available for young skin stunk of paint stripper and melted your epidermis. Thankfully times have changed and we now have skincare like the awesome essano Clean Complexion range to clean deeply whilst nourishing and protecting skin.
To put Clean Complexion through it’s paces I asked 13 year old Lily to trial the whole routine for one week. At the beginning, Lily’s skin was blemished in her T zone, oily, and was irritated from harsh face masks and washes. By day three her skin was visibly brighter, less oily, and had reduced redness. We particularly loved the blemish gel that was fast acting without damaging her skin and the non greasy moisturising cream that disappeared into the skin rather than sitting on top of her face making the problem worse. All the products smelt lovely whilst not being overpowering and as ever with essano, the packaging was simple, functional and pretty.
I would absolutely recommend essano Clear Complexion for anyone struggling with oily and blemish prone skin.