Skincare Products for Teens...and for Me Too?
During the pandemic, I spent literally over 200 hours watching Dance Moms with my family. Although I’m not much of a reality TV fan in general, I just couldn’t get enough of Abby Lee Miller, her talented dancers, and their always-bickering moms!
I started to follow all of these fascinating reality stars on Instagram. Shortly after, I noticed that two of the dancers, Nia Sioux and Mackenzie Ziegler, and other stars of a similar age, started to promote a skincare line called Bubble. Since I’m a fan of Nia and Mackenzie, I decided to look up Bubble and see what it was all about.
What's in their products?
Once I looked up Bubble products, I was disappointed that they are formulated/marketed towards teenagers. (Hence, the advertising!) But, I figured, hey, with my sensitive skin and acne (I’m 43 and still get acne!), maybe Bubble would be worth a try.
I looked at the ingredients and details to see if I thought they would be appropriate for someone with acne and eczema. The website specified that “We limit the extras and remove anything questionable — no colors, no fillers, no fragrance, no animal-derived ingredients, no essential oils, no parabens, no formaldehyde releasers, and no sulfates.”1 I didn’t know if Bubble would HELP, but I figured it certainly couldn’t hurt. And my kids could use it, too.
Getting into a skincare routine
I filled up my online shopping cart with Bubble cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and a face mask, and just a few days later, my package arrived, filled with cheerfully packaged Bubble products. Feeling slightly silly at using products designed for 16-year-olds (I could be their moms!), I carefully read the directions for use. I immediately jumped in and started to follow the routine twice a day. I washed with the cleanser and wiped it off with a wet washcloth. Next, I used a cotton round to apply the toner. Finally, I used a bit of moisturizer all over my face.
My review of Bubble products
After about two weeks of using this regimen twice a day religiously, I noticed three things:
- My skin felt smoother
- My eczema was not triggered
- And my acne was disappearing - my skin looked better than it had in many years!
Taking care of my eczema
I maintained the regimen for a few months and somehow got lazy again. I stopped taking the extra time to take care of my skin. Unfortunately, the acne came back.
I’m not sure if it was specifically the ingredients in Bubble that were effective for me or if it was the twice-daily regimen of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. But I recently reordered all of my Bubble products and even ordered a travel pack, so I have no excuse to skip a few days next time I go away. I'm going to take a few minutes in the morning and evening to take care of my skin. I want my skin to feel how it did when I was using Bubble religiously, and I don’t want to get lazy again! I am planning to do an unboxing video soon so that I can share the products here.
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