So lucky me managed to get hold of the popular BANISH Starter Kit all the way from Pasadena, CA founded by Daisy, a beauty youtuber who suffered from acne and acne scars when she was younger and founded this line to help acne sufferers like me and you.
This beauty kit contains a few of their star products, Vitamin C Serum, Vitamin C Beauty Elixir, Medium Banisher, Pen Banisher, Pumpkin Enzyme Masque, Activated Charcoal Clay Masque and Pore Smasher. Basically everything you will ever need to reduce your skin issues like blemishes, skin elasticity, skin brightening, acne scars, and pore appearance! All their products are cruelty free and vegan. Let me tell you a little more about their products and how it works.
The Pore Eraser can be used before the Banisher to numb the skin or even after applying serum and elixir to tighten pores and reduce irritated skin. To use this, you simply roll on the skin after leaving it in the fridge for 20 minutes! I thought it felt better after leaving it in the fridge. It cooled down some redness I was having and I love it.
Pore banishers literally enhance the effectiveness of the skincare products. Basically, there are three banishers’ sizes (S, M and Pen (XS)). You can even buy refills of these banishers off the store.
In the kit, I got the Medium and Pen Banisher. M Banisher which can be used on both body or face is best for revitalising, brightening, and retexturing the skin surface. The Pen Banisher on the other hand is works best for active acne and pimples.
The M Banisher should be used once every 2 weeks and the Pen can be used once every 2 weeks or once a week.
It is recommended to use the Vitamin C Serum daily and right after the banisher to brighten and firm skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve skin texture and elasticity and to protect your skin from damage. To use, simply pat on the serum gently. Texture was lightweight and watery hence easily absorbed into skin.
Gives off an instant cooling effect once spritz onto the skin. Like most Vitamin C, the Vitamin C Elixir tones and preps the skin, acts as a skin refresher, calms redness and at the same time brightens the skin. It contains aloe and the tree oil to reduce redness and inflammation. It kind of smells like menthol and I really dig menthol smell for some reason.
Made to order everyday so don’t you worry about it not being fresh! As a pumpkin lover, I was so tempted to have a taste of it since it smells and looks just like pumpkin! Texture is rather lightweight and has tiny bits in it. It exfoliates the skin to reveal new skin underneath, and improves skin texture too.
A mask made to absorb and draw out dirt, oil, and other unwanted stuff off the skin yet not over drying! To use, mix it with water or any liquid you prefer. As recommended, I like to use this 1-2 times per week to deep cleanse my skin! I thought this did a pretty good job in cleansing. I did felt fresher after rinsing it off.
As these BANISH masks contains AHAs, it causes the skin to become more sensitive and the sun could trigger more hyper pigmentation which can eventually darken spots. So please make sure you wear your sunscreen daily!
So my skin is quite quick when it comes to letting me know if they don’t like a product, as in I will get breakouts. So after using BANISH products for a week now, I am very happy I did not get breakouts and my complexion remained clear! YAY. I did not have any active acne yet scars diminished slightly. I think with continuous use, I can look forward to better skin.