I have had acne for 5 years. I tried many topical products. I tried topical exfoliates, they worked for the first few weeks then stopped and my acne returned to its normal state. I tried anti inflammatory creams, they never did anything for my acne. I tried a lot of different face wash that was supposed to treat acne-none of the face washes I tried helped clean my acne. I tried on-the-spot acne treatment creams and they did not help. The products I tried would actually make my skin and complexion worse by burning, chapping, flaking or drying out my skin. I had dark spots and scars all the time. The acne was always present.
Anjelika made a blend of clay specific for my skin condition. Initially, I used it 3 times a week. After the first week my skin had improved tremendously. My acne seemed to dry up and disappear, I had no breakouts & no returning acne. After the second, my problem areas felt like "when you get a scrape or cut, and it is almost heeled and the scab is dry, and starts to itch." It felt like my acne was almost "healed" and was starting to itch. The clay was healing my skin. I refused the urge to scratch, and my skin was completely clear from acne by the second week. My complexion was improving as fast as my acne was healing and disappearing. My skin was completely smooth, no more bumpy acne or rough spots, my skin was clean and soft. After 2 months of using the clay not only did I have no more acne or breakouts, but it was healing my skin of the scars and dark spots from 5 years of having acne. After 3 months of not having any breakouts or dirty acne ridden skin, the scars started to also disappear. My complexion looked brighter and smoother, my skin tone was balanced.
Eight months forward, I still use the clay 3 times a week two times on the problem areas "cheeks" and once on my whole face, It keeps the acne from coming back. It keeps my skin looking clean and feeling fresh and soft without drying it. It brightens my complexion and skin tone every time I use it. No more acne what so ever. Just soft, smooth skin all the time.
I would like to speak about the collagen that I have been taking for 2 months. I am very active with exercise classes and dance rehearsals almost every day of the week. I have been dancing all my life and my knees have suffered. I had x-rays taken and they showed that I had no cartilage left in my right knee. This meant that I couldn't bend that knee in any sort of deep knee bend which also prevented me from having a full range of movement.
Flash forward 2 months. After taking the collagen, I am able to bend my knee more now than I have in 10 years! I am so happy! The muscles around my knee are getting stronger because I am able to work them now. That means that I can start dancing and moving in ways that I haven't been able to do due to lack of muscle tone around my knee which, in turn, was due to no cartilage/collagen. Another perk, is that I noticed the lines in my face have decreased. I can feel the collagen! I am completely sold! Thank you for introducing me to the collagen!