Hello Everyone! I’m on vacation for a week at a mountain resort so I have a lot of time to catch up on my blog. This is forced relaxation. We ‘went to town’ earlier today to do a little shopping and picked up a few Christmas presents. Not sure what I’ll find to do tomorrow…maybe snow tubing.
Thought I’d take a few minutes to post about a product that I tried a while back and liked the results. The product is Black Opal® Even True Tri-Complex Tonecorrect Fade Gel. In the past, I’ve used prescription strength fade creams. During my last dermatologist visit, the doctor let me know that the last fade cream that I was prescribed was no longer available. He said that I could purchase a product that they sold in the office but it wasn’t prescription strength. I decided to do a little research before purchasing a non-prescription strength fade cream.
I came across the Black Opal® product after doing some online research and reading some reviews. I decided to give it a try and figured non-prescription strength is probably best for my sensitive, eczema/acne prone skin anyway. The product contains 2% hydroquinone and I believe this is the max allowed for over the counter products. I made a commitment to follow the product directions exactly to get the best results and sure enough I was pleasantly surprised after about 3 or 4 weeks. The very visible dark spots that had developed on my face did fade after using the product (I failed to address the acne breakouts early enough which resulted in the scars/dark spots). It’s not asking too much of me to apply the fade gel to dark spots at night after I wash my face. I have also promised myself to address any acne breakouts as soon as I notice it to assist with keeping the dark spots at a minimum. I think that’s the least that I can do to try to achieve a clear complexion.