September 9th, 2011
If you have completely and utterly perfect skin, well, you can go for a long walk and not come back. This one's for the rest of us.
Women with problem skin who've “tried everything” know that acne products can be as flawed as what they're trying to fix. The ones that kill sebum and bacteria also strip your skin, making it flake faster than a fairweather friend. And the ones that are gentle and organic just don't do the trick.
Enter the happy medium. FORMULAB, developed locally by Dr. Sandy Skotnicki, is an acne-targeting system combining your standard active ingredients (anti-bacterial sodium compounds in the soap-free cleanser, witch hazel in the astringent toner, benzoyl peroxide in the spot cream) with soothing botanical extracts (grapefruit, green tea and cucumber) to keep skin healthily balanced. Products are sold individually or in two sets: one for young adults, one for real adults, both a reasonable $97.
—Sarah Nicole Prickett