Skincare Product Reviews for Combo/Acne Prone Skin: Live Clean Dry Oil, Derma E Scar Gel, Acure Eye Cream & e.l.f. Oil Control Moisturizer

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I’ve been trying out quite a few new skincare products over the past few months. I like to test skincare for at least three months before I review it. These few products are either finished up or I’ve tested them long enough to feel confident in how they perform, at least on my skin. My skin type is combination that tends to be more oily, sensitive and acne prone with scarring. Before I get into the reviews, I want to show you some before and after pictures. These are mainly relevant for the Live Clean Dry Body Oil and Derma E Scar Gel because both of those products claim to help with scarring.

The top two pictures were taken at the beginning of June and the bottom two were taken at the end of August, almost three months apart. I do see a slight improvement in scarring but I’m not sure if that is due to one product or a combination of my entire skincare routine.

Live Clean Dry Body Oil

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I came across the Live Clean Dry Body Oil randomly at TJ Maxx for just a few dollars. The only place I could find online to purchase this was Amazon for $11.00. You get 6.1 fluid ounces of product in the bottle. It claims to be a multi purpose oil that helps scars and stretch marks. It is mineral oil free and contains these oils: Safflower, Argan, Avocado, Sesame, Jojoba and Coconut. It also contains vitamins E and C.

This oil isn’t bad but it isn’t great either. It’s definitely NOT a dry oil. This stays oily and it will create oil spots on clothing so it is not ideal for use on the body, like it claims. It did not break me out but it does contain Coconut Oil which can cause major acne for some people. This did do an excellent job of moisturizing my skin but I really don’t think it helped much with scarring. I will use this up but I don’t plan to repurchase it because I don’t like greasy oils.

Derma E Scar Gel

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I reviewed the Derma E Scar Gel in 2018 but I decided to completely retest this and delete that review. At that time, my skin was horrifically bad. I was having constant breakouts so no scar gel had a chance of working for me. Now that I rarely breakout (thank the Lord), I decided to give this gel a second chance. It is $20.00 for 2 ounces. That amount will last around three months. It is soy, gluten and GMO free. It’s also vegan. It contains panthenol and allantoin; both help with moisturization and wound healing.

So, did this work the second time around? Maybe. It for sure didn’t harm my skin in any way but it didn’t do anything miraculous for it either. My acne scars didn’t disappear or even improve enough to impress me. I really don’t see myself purchasing this again because my current skincare routine is already targeted toward scarring and this gel just adds in an extra step that I’m not sure is necessary.

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream

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I’ve been using the Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream for just two months but I’m confident in saying that I love this. It is $17.00 for 1 fluid ounce. It is free of: parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum and silicone. It is also vegan. It contains CoQ10, Chlorella, Argan Oil and Edelweiss Extract. It claims to provide deep hydration and protect the skin’s moisture barrier.

I’ve always been skeptical of eye creams because they usually have outlandish claims about erasing dark circles and under eye bags. This cream’s claims are simple but it actually does what it claims to do. It provides so much moisture to my under eyes and it might be my imagination but I think it has also helped with my fine lines. It’s also an excellent deal because most eye creams are way more expensive for less than one fluid ounce. I highly recommend this if you’ve been searching for a good eye cream.

e.l.f. Oil Control Liquid Lotion


I haven’t been the biggest fan of e.l.f.’s skincare in the past but I really like the Oil Control Liquid Lotion. It’s $8.00 for 2.22 fluid ounces. It’s free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. It contains tea tree oil, Vitamin B and Willow Bark Extract. It claims to be best for combination and oily skin. It is supposed to hydrate, balance and help keep skin matte.

This is an excellent moisturizer for my combo and acne prone skin. It’s very thin and runny but it absorbs easily and wears well under makeup. It doesn’t keep my skin matte, however. I do still get oily in my T-zone so this probably won’t be the best option for somebody with very oily skin. This is lightly scented but it’s a clean scent that I enjoy. I recommend this if it will suit your skin type.

I’m still testing out quite a few other skin care products and those reviews will be up in November. Have you tried any of these products? What do you think about them? Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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