PocketDerm – First Month

I mentioned in my GinZing moisturizer review that I’ve been struggling with my special skin. Rosacea, oil, dehydration, annnnddd acne! I first got some very moderate acne when I was about 14. I was prescribed 2 topical treatments that gave me great results. My skin was clear until this year. Now my acne is much worse and has yet to respond to any treatment. I’ve tried topical and oral treatments. Dermatologists were saying my next step was Accutane, which I really didn’t want to take. I saw a YouTuber talking about PocketDerm and decided to check them out. PocketDerm will send you a custom topical acne treatment based on the pictures you send them.

At first I followed the website’s advice to apply the medicine over my moisturizer because I have such sensitive skin – I saw no results for about 4 weeks. One night I accidentally skipped moisturizer and applied the treatment directly to my face. The next morning I saw an immediate difference. I haven’t noticed anymore drastic changes, but I think I am slowly making progress. The acne medicine can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to fully take effect. I’m eagerly awaiting those weeks with high hopes I can have my skin back.

If you have tried everything and are losing hope I strongly encourage you to check them out. They give you a 90 – day money back guarantee. That gives you plenty of time to determine if the program actually works for you.

If you sign up here you get your first month free!


Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer Review (Oily Skin)

Recently I tried out the Origins GinZing moisturizer. It is a light weight consistency and leans more towards a gel. A little background on my skin: I have extremely oily skin – oils upon oils. I also have dehydrated skin, which is a skin condition not a skin type. This means I need something incredibly moisturizing, but incredibly lightweight. I also have very sensitive skin and rosacea. And the cherry on top is that I’m struggling with moderate, treatment resistant acne. *I have recently made some improvements in the acne department and will post about that soon.* So, now that that’s out-of-the-way, on to the moisturizer…


Here is the description from Origin’s website: “This lightweight, oil-free, energizing moisturizer instantly hydrates and revs up radiance. It’s fortified with legendary skin-boosters like Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed and revitalized to create a healthy, vibrant glow.”

This moisturizer is relatively “average.” It really didn’t wow me, but it didn’t upset/anger my skin. I love that Origin is an all-natural brand. I love their brand and all of my skin care is their products. The smell of this one is yummy and fresh. I didn’t experience any “skin-awakening” benefits when I was using this either(besides the fresh ginger scent). If you have normal skin this would work for you, but any other skin type would need something different. This wasn’t moisutrizing enough for me, but it was very lightweight and absorbed quickly. Most of Origin’s skin care is pricey, but that is no problem to me because I will always invest in my skin. If you’re unsure you can always stop by an Origin’s store and ask for a sample.

Let me know if you’ve tried it and what you think of it!