The Indie Lee Blemish Lotion and Calendula Eye Balm aren’t necessarily new items, but they are new to me. I was wrestling with a weirdly relentless bout of acne and was a little desperate for a spot treatment, so in the bin the Blemish Lotion went. I was also looking for a replacement for my current eye cream, which is by One Love Organics. It was okay, as far as moisture went, but I was also in the mood to try something else.
The Blemish Lotion ($26; shop here) is a talc-free spot treatment, where you let a 100% natural solution of colloidal sulfur, zinc oxide, salicylic acid, magnesium aluminum silicate, camphor, and iron oxide settle onto the bottom of a bottle of water and isopropyl alcohol. You dip a cotton swab in the settled sediment and apply to spots, over a few hours or overnight.
I swear, this has been a game changer for me. I tend to get really persistent spots around my nose area, but this calmed them down after just one application which has never happened to me and spots, ever. I think it’s safe to say that this product receives two thumbs up from me!
I think it’s a bit too soon to exact judgment on the Calendula Eye Balm ($42; shop here). It’s supposed to significantly reduce dark circles, due to the Mango seed butter, so I’m watching out for any changes as far as that area is concerned. It’s definitely more of a balm consistency than my previous eye cream, but I like that it isn’t as goopy and messy.
My experience with Indie Lee has been so good, so far. I’m going to test these out longer (and maybe wait for another sale!) before I go and try out some of their other offerings. I’m eyeing the Brightening Cleanser, CoQ-10 Toner, and the Swiss Apple Facial Serum, which is a definite risky splurge.
* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.
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