The other day on my quest to the beauty supply store I stumbled into the skin care section and immediately was reminded of this Vitamin E with chamomile facial moisturizer I was using about 2 years ago. Back then my skin was very clear hardly any breakouts and dark blemish spots were unheard of while using this facial moisturizer. So I got excited when I spotted the line “Concha de Nacar”. The place I used to buy it from stopped stocking it so I switched to a few others (currently using cethaphil), but have been really meaning to head out and buy this moisturizer again.
So I ran into the Concha de Nacar line and mistakenly picked up the bleach cream instead of the daily moisturizer like I thought. The packaging are all very similar so it was bound to happen. I have never used a bleach cream in my life, but seems like my subconscious mind made me pick it up because I’ve got some really ugly nasty breakouts from trying Revlon’s photo ready foundation, (nothing against Revlon photo ready, just that my skin is super sensitive with basically ALL foundations I have tried so far) and so I really needed something to deal with those dark spots left from my breakout.
I became very skeptical of this cream because my first thought was Hydroquinone and all the issues surrounding it. But then I remembered that Concha De nacar prides itself in using natural ingredients, so then I turned to read the box when I got home that night and was impressed with the ingredients.
Glycerin, zinc oxide, ground barley, water, oyster shell powder, lemon juice, honey, witch hazel bentonite, papain, irish moss powder, salicyclic acid, fragrance.
It contains several natural lightening agents I’m familiar with such as papain and lime juice. It also contains bentonite and witch hazel which helps draw out dirt and impurities deep down in your pores. Another set of ingredients I’m not too familiar with are Irish moss powder, ground barley and oyster shell powder. Oyster shell powder is basically what the Skin care line is named after since most if not all of their products contains oyster shell powder hence the company’s name in spanish. It also contains salicylic acid, Fragrance and zinc oxide. The fragrance part put me off a little but I was still curious to see what this cream can do.
To start this is not a cream really. It’s more like a face scrub with very fine grains. When applied, it goes on white, and has a light scent to it. The box recommended that you leave it on for 30 mins but since my skin tends to be sensitive I left it on for 15 mins.
I did not notice any fades ( obviously first try ) but my face was very soft, bright and had this very soft glow. After I rinsed and moisturized with cethaphil I put on some concealer a jane blush, bronzer and mascara and was on my way. My face day one had a very nice glow, the blackheads on my nose, who have taken up permanent residence there, were less noticeable. The pimples I had on my forehead from my foundation nightmare were shrinking and were less noticeable.
By day two I still had that nice glow so I waited 2 more days and tried it again and this time it was for 20 mins or so. My boyfriend was over that day and had these very ugly pimples on the one side of his face so I suggested he try the mask and of course he refused it like the plague. But I insisted and he tried it and left it on while he showered and 10 mins later they were gone! Even he was impressed, he even had that same glow I had.
I have been using the concha de nacar bleach cream for about 2 weeks every 3-4 days just to see how long it will take to ligthen my dark spots like it claims. So far so good in terms of decent results. Although I’m also using Vitamin E capules to fade my dark spots as well, going on three weeks, I have to admit I’m noticing improvements in terms of the blackheads on my nose since using this cream.
The Concha de Nacar line is a very versatile skin care line with a variety of products to choose from and very affordable as well. Check out their website:
*I’m in no way affiliated with concha de nacar I paid for this cream with my own money and i’m posting my own opinions