Milia seeds. They’re ugly. You can’t press them. They won’t go away. I was right in the middle of my honeymoon with the Clinique hydrating cream and toner when, suddenly, I started having these small pimples. They’re not really your usual pimples. no inflammation, no pain, no white or black heads. They’re just there. Their ugly selves. They’ve been sitting on the middle of my face (on my cheeks, around my nose) for a few months now. I believe that they got on my face during my vacation in Africa. Maybe it was the change of diet, the change of climate or the change in water…I don’t know what got them on my face but they suddenly happened. I didn’t have a name for these pimples until I scoured the web and came across what I believe is their description: milia seeds. They could be oil clogs as well but the Milia seeds description seems to fit best. At least that’s what I think.
See the picture here and please correct me if you think I’m wrong. (Enjoy the view of my large pores as well…Good news: in this picture they are actually smaller…*sigh*) While looking on the web, I found that, for whiteheads, oil clogs and milia seeds alike, the best treatment is exfoliation. I then started a new research with the best chemical exfoliation kits out there and stumbled on the Dermaglow Radiance Line.
I have already mentioned Dermaglow in another post. It’s a Canadian company that seems to be a beauty addicts favorite these days. As I usually do, I did a little search on Makeupalley.com and the reviews were insane. See here for instance
Only 3 reviews so far?? I am absolutely stunned. This product is SO effective, I think most women would pay $100/bottle if they knew how well it works. I’m not joking. ESPECIALLY for people who are battling acne scars and dull skin. This must be a well-kept secret. I never would’ve known about it until I stumbled upon it when I moved to Canada. Let the cat out of the bag, people. This product is to die for. I cannot believe what it does for my skin.
It seemed to me that I had just found the Holy Grail of toners. I then could not wait any longer. I proceeded to the closest Shopper’s Drugmart and threw 80$ at them for the Glycolic 10% Clarifying Solution and the Glycolic 8% Smoothing Moisturizer. 80$ is not cheap, but, as usual, a little goes a long way. I’ve had the products for 4 weeks now and I believe I still have at least 2 months to go with the toner.
So 4 weeks in here are my comments:
– I saw an immediate improvement with the texture of my skin. It is softer, smoother, the pores are smaller
– The milia seeds, oil clogs, whatever they are…are still here BUT they are definitely smaller
– The dark spots have not really faded but my overall skin tone is better
– No breakouts, no tingling
The packaging of the product is simple. I do not notice a special scent. It is simple and effective.
I definitely recommend it. My next try is the Vitamin C Brightening Serum to see if it’ll be effective on dark spots.
They mention it is recommended for all skin tones, I guess that means it should be somewhat effective on black skin as well. I’ll give it a try when the Glycolic Moisturizer runs out!