If there’s an ingredient I can’t get enough of, it’s Salicylic Acid.
You see, my t-zone is prone to blackheads. If I leave it to its own devices, the whole area gets covered in dark spots that won’t budge. Eww.
Well, they didn’t budge until I discovered Salicylic Acid. Now that I’m using it every other night, blackheads are a distant nightmare. Phew!
At the moment, I’m getting my Salicylic Acid fix from Epionce Lytic Tx Retexturizing Lotion. In case you’re wondering – yes, it IS worth the splurge. Here’s why:
What’s In Epionce Lytic Tx Retexturizing Lotion?
SALICYLIC ACID TO EXFOLIATE SKIN (AND PORES)
Salicylic Acid is a must in my skincare routine.
What sets Salicylic Acid apart from all other exfoliants is its ability to get inside the pores and remove all the crap that’s clogging them up.
In other words, it gets rid of any type of acne – blackheads, whiteheads and pimples – and keeps them from coming back.
While it’s at it, Salicylic Acid also exfoliates the surfaces of your skin. Now those pesky dead cells are off your skin, they can’t fall into your pores and clog them up again.
Plus, getting dead cells off your skin makes your texture softer, smoother and brighter.
If you’ve won the skincare lottery and never get a pimple or blackhead, you don’t need Salicylic Acid in your routine. But if blemishes are a constant threat, this will be a game changer for you.
P.S. Epionce Lytic Tx Retextrurizing Lotion has both pure Salicylic Acid and Willow Extract, a natural source of Salicylic Acid.
Related: Why Salicylic Acid Is Key To Spot-Free Skin
MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL TO MOISTURISE SKIN
Did you know that Meadowfoam Seed Oil is one of the most stable oils out there?
That’s because it’s made up mainly of long chain fatty acids. These fatty acids are incredibly moisturising: they strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and make skin softer and smoother for hours.
The other perk: long chain fatty acids last longer. Translation: you don’t need to worry about Epionce Lytic Tx Retexturizing Lotion going rancid anytime soon. It won’t.
P.S. Meadowfoam Seed Oil isn’t the only moisturising ingredient in Epionce Lytic Tx Retexturizing Lotion. This baby has shea butter, too.
Related: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Shea Butter In Skincare
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White in colour, Epionce Lytic Tx Rextexturizing Lotion has a lightweight texture that sinks in quickly – without leaving a sticky residue behind.
Technically, it’s fragrance-free. But lavender and orange extracts make the lotion smell good. Unfortunately, they could irritate sensitive skin (my skin isn’t sensitive so I don’t have any problems with it).
How To Use It
Epionce says you can use it every night, but I prefer to use it every other night. I don’t want to run the risk of overexfoliating my skin and dry it out. But if your skin can take nightly exfoliation, go for it.
Performance & Personal Opinion
Talking about the perils of overexfoliation, I’m glad Epionce has added meadowfoam oil and shea butter to the mix. As salicylic acid removes dead cells, the emollients can strengthen the skin’s protective barrier so your skin doesn’t dry out.
Having said that, I do apply moisturiser afterwards. I don’t care if it has Lotion in the name, it’s not moisturising enough for my dry skin. If yours is super oily, you may have a different experience.
Since I’ve started using it, the texture of my skin has become smoother. My fine lines and the large pores in my nose areas already look smaller.
Plus, it does a great job at keeping my face a blackhead-free zone. And yes, it works at treating whiteheads and pimples, too.
Now, salicylic acid isn’t an overnight miracle worker. If your blackheads have been there for a while, you can’t apply a thin layer of Epionce Lytic Tx Retexturizing Lotion at night and expect them to be gone by morning. Skincare doesn’t work like that.
Depending on how stubborn your blackheads are, it may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to remove them completely.
Once they’re gone, keep using the lotion. It’s not enough to clear up your pores. You want to keep them clean so no other blackhead or pimple would dare rear its ugly head.
Who Is This For?
Anyone who wants to get rid of blackheads.
Who Is This NOT For?
- You don’t have blackheads.
- You have sensitive skin that can’t tolerate fragranced extracts.
Does Epionce Lytic Tx Retexturizing Lotion Live Up To Its Claims?
|Lytic Tx is a moderate-strength product that helps cleanse pores while smoothing the visible appearance of skin texture and imperfections for normal to combination skin.||True.|
|Helps reduce redness and problem skin.||True. Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help with this.|
|Visibly improves the appearance of imperfections.||Depends what you mean with imperfections. Exfoliation removes blackheads and smooths out skin, but it can’t do too much for wrinkles.|
|Smooths skin texture and tone.||True, but its brightening effect isn’t too strong.|
|Artificial fragrance, paraben, SLS, gluten, cruelty and nut-FREE.||Technically true. But it has fragranced extracts that could irritate sensitive skin.|
Price & Availability
$54.00/£54.50 at Epionce and Dermstore
Do You Need It?
If you’re dealing with acne and blackheads, this can you help you get rid of them faster.
Dupes & Alternatives
- Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($90.00)
- Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid ($29.00)
- The Inkey List Beta Hydroxy Acid (£9.99)
Water (Aqua), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Butylene Glycol, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Polyacrylamide, Salicylic Acid, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Petrolatum, C13-14 lsoparaffin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Azelaic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Laureth-7, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, PEG-100 Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phytosterols, Polysorbate 6o, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Zinc Pyrithione.