As part of the #NOWWellness Influencer Program, I received product samples and compensation from NOW® to thank me for my participation, but the product selection and all opinions are genuinely my own.
Latest Skincare Launches from NOW
NOW® is mostly known for their supplements and essential oils, but did you know they also have a comprehensive skincare line? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you are probably familiar with NOW® Solutions – in fact, I raved about their latest charcoal products in this blog post and I still stand by every word. This summer, NOW® introduced several highly requested additions to their skincare lineup, including a cleansing oil, a brightening moisturizer, and a whole new Blemish Clear collection!
NOW® Solutions Soothing Rose Facial Cleansing Oil
Personally, I always felt that NOW® Solutions was missing a cleansing oil, and I was especially excited to see that they now have their own version. As a daily sunscreen user, I can’t even imagine not using a cleansing oil or a balm as part of my evening skincare routine. New Soothing Rose Facial Cleansing Oil ($14.99) works well as a first step cleanser to help dissolve makeup and lift impurities and sunscreen particles from the skin, so they can be easily washed away with a gentle foaming cleanser right after. I wouldn’t recommend it as your only cleansing product, though, because you may unknowingly leave some residue on the skin. However, you could probably get away with using just the oil as long as you also use a washcloth to ensure that any remaining residue is thoroughly removed.
The base consists of Sunflower oil rich in Linoleic acid, and also Jojoba oil, vegetable Squalane, and Vitamin E, so it can work for all skin types. It is also lightly scented with a touch of Damask rose absolute that adds to the pleasant experience.
NOW® Solutions Blemish Clear Gel Cleanser
Speaking of second step foaming cleansers, I really like the new Blemish Clear Gel Cleanser ($14.99). Actually, all gel cleansers from NOW® Solutions that I tried have been fantastic: gentle, pH-balanced, and felt great on the skin. It almost feels like ancient history at this point, but even a few years ago it was still difficult to find a non-alkaline foaming cleanser that was also reasonably priced. Meanwhile, NOW® always made them right, and they totally won over this self-proclaimed cleanser snob. 😄
Straight from the bottle, Blemish Clear Gel Cleanser registers around pH5.0 on my pH testing strips, which is the ideal acidity level for a foaming cleanser, in my opinion. It helps remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s protective acid mantle, so the face feels clean and fresh, not tight and dry. Plus, it smells so good – if you love sweet citrusy scents, you’re in for a treat with this one!
What makes Blemish Clear line different from other similar products on the market that address blemishes and breakouts? Instead of using typical medicated ingredients, like Salicylic acid or Benzoyl peroxide, Blemish Clear formulations harness the power of botanicals, such as Cucumber, Licorice root, Witch hazel, Tea tree, Willow bark, Pomegranate, and clinically tested Psoralea corylifolia – also known as babchi – that was used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. I read this article about the various uses for babchi and thought it was quite interesting!
Blemish Clear collection also includes a spot treatment and a moisturizer.
NOW® Solutions Blemish Clear Moisturizer
Blemish Clear Moisturizer ($14.99) has the right texture and consistency for using on oily and blemish-prone skin. It’s lightweight and sinks in right away, leaving my face looking more matte and velvety but not tight or uncomfortable in any way – perfect for daytime wear, even in the summer. It layers well with other skincare products in my routine, and most importantly, doesn’t conflict with my favorite sunscreens, so I can wear it without feeling like I’m overloading my skin with too many products.
NOW® Solutions Blemish Clear Spot Treatment
Blemish Clear Spot Treatment ($8.99) is a topical treatment, as the name suggests. It was developed to target the signs of irritation and redness and reduce the look of dark spots from blemishes by utilizing an array of botanical extracts, including the proprietary ALPAFLOR® GIGAWHITE complex. I’m actually using it right now to deal with some pesky spots that appeared out of nowhere and I love how gentle this treatment has been to my troubled skin.
NOW® Solutions Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream
Lastly, I got to try the new Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream ($16.99). In case you didn’t know, glutathione is an antioxidant that is really popular in the East for its brightening properties. I’m all about brightening products these days, so I put it to work in my skincare routine right away – I bet you saw it on my IG stories already. I’ve been using it once a day, either morning or night, and it’s been such a nice treat. This cream has a richer consistency than the Blemish Clear moisturizer, and pairs best with thinner serums, toners, and essences. It’s only been a few weeks but I feel like my skin is looking brighter already!
Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream has a bunch good ingredients, including proprietary Ceramosides® and Aquaxyl®, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid, skin-friendly fatty acids, shea butter, glycerin, pomegranate, and Vitamin E. It complements my anti-aging serums really well, but I could also use it on its own because it’s pretty well-rounded and offers several benefits without the need to use any additional products. Talk about a travel-friendly multitasker, am I right? Definitely bringing this one on my next trip!
So, what do you think? They all sound pretty good, don’t they? These new releases complement existing NOW® Solutions offerings really well and now we have even more options for creating a comprehensive skincare routine that is gentle and effective. It’s also worth mentioning that these products are all gluten-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.
For more information, please visit nowfoods.com, and don’t forget to use the coupon GLAMNOW10 for $10 off your $40+ purchase if you decide to pick up a few things. This is an exclusive coupon to thank you guys for choosing NOW®, not an affiliate code, and I don’t earn any commission if you use it. Enjoy! 🙂