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Who are Pore Favor?
Pore Favor is a UK brand, consisting of a group of ex acne veterans who created a product to solve their own troublesome skin concerns.
With such impressive results they began sharing their dermatologist approved products with the world. Now Pore Favor is loved by 100,000+ people, and has been seen in places such as Good Housekeeping, Elle, health and NBC.
Pore Favor hopes that by taking their supplements, your skin concerns will become a minor inconvenience for a matter of weeks. Rather than something you have to battle with for years.
I first discovered Pore Favor a couple years ago, when my incredibly painful, and relentless cystic adult acne had me hit rock bottom. With my self esteem at an all-time low, and feeling so fed up of having bright red, angry cystic lumps on my face, neck and back. I was beyond desperate to find a solution that would make it all disappear, and longed to feel content in my own skin again.
I began researching how to balance your hormones naturally and eventually stumbled upon Pore Favor who were known as ‘The Anti- Acne Club’ back then.
What is bacne?
You might have seen the term ‘bacne’ before, It simply means ‘back acne’. An area on my body that’s still not a completely spot free zone.
The clear skin supplements worked wonders on my face, and took big steps in reducing my back and chest acne too. Mine used to be so savage with these huge angry spots that even lying on my back would bring a tear to my eye.
Thanks to the supplements it’s no longer like that which is such a relief. I just get the odd spot here and there, which unfortunately lingers on my back for a long time.
Is bacne the same as face acne?
The route cause of Acne, no matter where on the body is most likely caused by an imbalance of hormones.
If your hormones are out of whack your body creates an abundance of oil & sebum. This overproduction leads to your pores becoming blocked, which in turn can create unwanted acne.
That’s why, unless you treat the cause; no matter how many showers you have, or how many times you wash your face. Your skin is going to keep over producing sebum, causing you a heap of trouble.
As someone who has struggled with acne, there is nothing more eye-roll inducing than someone telling you “You just need to wash your face more” No. Just, no. There’s more to it than that!
Unfortunately, bacne is a little more stubborn to treat too. The skin is thicker on your back meaning the breakouts can go deeper into the skin.
Pore Favor’s acne treating skin care products
Pore Favor have now branched out with a plentiful skincare range too.
At the end of the day, I think it’s important to mention that skincare can only achieve so much. Topical acne treatments generally tend to help with treating an outbreak, or reducing scaring. Rather than preventing you from getting new arrivals.
Ideally, you want to treat the root cause to break that endlessly repetitive cycle of painful acne re-appearing. That’s why Pore Favor recommend using their skincare products alongside their clear skin supplements. Especially if you want to have the ultimate, prize-winning outcome of beautifully clear & pain-free skin. Which, I guess is your goal here.
One product I was really eager to try though, was their new body wash. A product designed to help people struggling with body acne, especially on their back, chest, shoulders, or peachy lil’ bums.
Why you should try an acne specific body wash
Using an acne specific body wash can work miracles on your skin. They are full of active spot-fighting ingredients that are going to work far better than your standard fruity shower gel.
Acne body washes help to exfoliate the skin. This removes the dead skin cells that mix with sebum, which eventually leads to clogged pores.
They can also help speed up the healing process, along with reducing redness and painful inflammation.
The Pore Favour team very kindly gifted me their body wash to try, but this review is not sponsored and as with everything on my blog – this is my honest review of the product.
Pore Favor’s body wash packaging
The product comes in a simplistic tall white cardboard box, wrapped in clear cellophane. I’m not sure if this thin layer of plastic is necessary. Maybe its in case of any unfortunate spills during transit?
The bottle itself is sleek and minimalistic, plus its monochromatic style keeps it perfectly gender neutral for all users. It has a pump dispenser which is a little different to the usual squeezy shower gel bottles I’m used to. The pump made it very easy to use in the shower and stopped me from accidentally squeezing too much product out.
The bottle also has a removable clip around the neck to lock it. Ideal for avoiding spillages when travelling.
I really appreciated that small & simple addition.
Does the bacne body-wash smell medicinal?
The scent hit me as soon as I unwrapped the cellophane – Maybe that’s the reason why they use it?
I didn’t even need to open the box to get a waft of strong tee-tree scent spilling out the packaging. Imagine sticking your head over a bowl of steamy Vicks, then you’ll be on the right path of how strong this is!
It’s slightly more subtle when you actually use it though. Personally I really enjoy its refreshing scent, It’s uplifting and spa like to me. Very enjoyable.
What is it like to use?
This acne fighting body wash is rich & creamy in texture. It’s mostly white, with a beautiful silvery- metallic swirl running through it, which is rather pretty.
I’ve not used an acne specific body wash before, but it feels slightly different to my normal shower-gel. Pore Favor’s body wash feels far more luxurious as it’s thick, creamy and super nourishing.
I leave the shower smelling divine, with skin that feels incredibly soft and cleansed.
Should you use acne treatment body wash daily?
Pore Favor’s formula is gentle enough to be used daily, and it’s a good idea to do so. A quick shower using this body wash will help break down any gunk (that’s the technical term for the sebum and dead skin cell concoction) that’s starting to form in your pores.
What are the active ingredients in the acne body wash?
Pore Favors acne fighting body wash contains 6 fabulous active ingredients. Here’s a little look at all their acne fighting properties:
Tea tree oil: A well known antibacterial ingredient. It helps to keep your pores clear and leaves your skin feeling refreshed.
Golden Chamolie: The ideal acne fighting ingredient as it has strong anti-redness properties and soothes the skin too.
Sophora Angustifolia root: A strong antioxidant to reduce inflammation, which helps to take away the pain.
Portulaca Oleracea (Purslane): Super effective at treating acne and reducing acne scarring as it has high antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Aloe Vera: To help reduce swelling & tenderness, leaving your skin feeling nourished, and calmed.
Citric acid: Exfoliates the dead skin and speeds up new cell turnover.
That’s a cracking list of highly affective acne fighting ingredients crammed into a bottle of body wash.
How much does it cost?
The Pore Favor body wash comes in a generous 300ml bottle, costing £18.99 with free UK postage. You can save 10% off your entire order using my code ROOSTANDROAM at checkout though!
Has it helped clear up my bacne?
The body wash certainly helped with removing the redness and inflammation, making the few spots I had far less tender.
But what I’m most impressed with is the reduction in this one particular cystic acne spot on my back. Which I kid you not, has been there for over a year! I even went to the doctors previously to see if there was anything they could do to help. Hydrocortisone cream was their solution… it didn’t help.
The Pore Favor body wash however, has helped loads. That spot now sits much flatter to my back rather than a big protruding rock hard lump. Thankfully it’s no longer taught & itchy, and is now far less red too.
These results were noticeable after only a week of daily use, so I’m buzzing to keep using this product and see if it disappears completely.
Overall, I’m incredibly impressed with the results and have been enjoying using this daily product. I think if you combine this with the supplements then you’re on to an absolute acne-kicking winner!
Even though my face has remained 90% clear for over a year. I think I’m going to start the supplements again, and use the the body wash along side this to try and clear the last few spots on my back for good.
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