Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash – Worst acne breakout EVER

Worst acne breakout caused by Philosophy’s Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash

Philosophy exfoliating wash

 Now this is only my personal experience with this product.   If it works for you, that’s awesome. 

I’ve heard the brand Philosophy has amazing products.  So when I was at Sephora a couple weeks ago I was looking for a good gentle everyday facial exfoliator.  I saw and read the bottle of the Philosophy and decided to get it.

The first few days I loved the feel of the micro thingies in it.  But then the ugly truth set in play.  My chin, the sides of my chin, and the right side of my cheek started getting those super sensitive,  feels like it’s connected to all the nerves on your face, huge cystic acne spots.  It looks like fire ants went to town on my face on those spots.  Now I get the occasional hormonal breakout the week before I start my monthly, but this was not during that time period and definitely not this type of acne.

I still haven’t left my house other than to go to the store to grab a couple of things.  I cant even cover these with a good concealer.

I did a search online and discovered that I’m not the only person that this had happened too.

This isn’t one of those acne products that is suppose to make your acne purge.

I’m definitely taking this product back to Sephora for an exchange for another product.

I will NEVER EVER purchase this again or recommend it to anyone.

So, if it works for you, that’s awesome but it sure did NOT work for me.

Now I’m back to the drawing board in searching for a good gentle exfoliating face wash.  I did like the way the exfoliating particles felt so if there’s another brand that has the same feel but won’t break me out to the point I don’t want to leave the house, please leave a suggestion.

What’s a good one out there that you can suggest? And please don’t say Philosophy.

Please please please, let me know of some good exfoliating washes out there.

Until next time Dolls




What is your face acne telling you?

What is your face ance telling you?

I recently broke out bad on my chin and the left side of my chin, so I decided to do a little researching.

I’ve seen this before and totally forgot about it.

The Face mapping of acne. 

An ancient Chinese medicine system.

When it comes to Asians and Pacific Islanders, we particularly take great pride in our skin, hair, and nails.
I know I do.

I decided to make my own little picture,  so please excuse my magnetic grocery shopping list in the background.

Acne face map - FilipinaMacBarbie

I’m such a goof and love pink and Hello Kitty and yes, I’m in my 30’s.

Don’t judge me. LOL

Each number represents a zone.

Zones 1& 2 (Bladder/Digestive system)

Acne in these areas may mean that you need to increase your water intake and improve your diet.  Drink plenty of water and make room for more veggies and fruits.
(I can deal with this one.)

Zone 3 (Liver)

You may want to cut back on your diary intake.
(I’m lactose intolerant, so I can deal with this one too.)

Zones 4 & 10/ 6 & 8 (Kidneys)

Zone 4 & 10- cut back on sodas, coffee, caffeine,  and alcohol.
(Say it aint so……cut back on coffee?? Do they know if they made a IV drip of coffee, I would have it hooked up to me 24/7!)

Zone 6 & 8- Hydrate and get plenty of rest.
(Hydrate I can do, but the get plenty of rest part….umm, yea, I’m a total insomniac.

Zones 5 & 9 (Respiratory)

If you’re a smoker, you may notice acne here. Also if you have seasonal allergies.
(I can vouch for this one.)

Zone 7 (Heart)

You may want to check your blood pressure.

Zones 11 & 13 (HORMONES)

Caused by either high stress or the monthly.
(High stress….well, now that the military is looking to cut thousands of people out of the force, I can see the stress in this one.)

Zone 12 (Stomach)

Time to Detoxify your body.
(It is time for me to do a cleanse anyways.  The last time I did a complete cleanse, my skin was flawless and felt so clean.  It’s almost indescribable how it felt.  I had tons of energy and slept well.) 

Zone 14 (Illness)

Your body may be fighting a bacterial infection.   Drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest,  and take your daily vitamins.

Now, I’m sure you’re probably looking at your face right now and saying, “OMG!”

Crazy right?

Let’s see if we can fight these nasty sore spots in the new year!

Until next time