Scrub It Away

I've used a lot of exfoliators in my pursuit of finding the perfect one. And the product I always go back to, time after time, (when I have the extra money to spare), is the Triple Action Organic Scrub by Sonya Dakar. Packed with lavender, seeds and tea tree oil, this little gem might be pricey ($49 for a jar that fits in your palm), but it's worth the investment if you can swing it. Whenever I use this product, my beat-up skin really perks up. The chemistry of products mixed together in this scrub make it so there's no damage to the skin (unlike other scrubs I've tried). Rather, after swishing it around your face, what you're left with is a glowing visage and a smooth epidermis. Verdict: The best scrub on the market.

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Oil Slick

Putting oil on your face? It sounds like an acne-prone girl’s nightmare. But that’s not the case with my secret skin care weapon. Sonya Dakar’s Omega 3 Repair Complex (for acne none-the-less) is a must-have for anyone with problem skin. Me? I’ve got acne just waiting to emerge, so I use a topical retinoid product from the dermatologist, and while this keeps the flare-ups at bay, it also seems to produce dry, sensitive skin.

This oil by Sonya Dakar ($42) solves the problem. Chock full of Omega 3s, you only need a small pump of this stuff in the morning and at night, and you’ll be floored by the results. Within a week, any dryness seems to disappear, your skin is moisturized, acne disappears, and there’s a dewy effect to your epidermis. The Sonya Dakar skin care line is über effective but remarkably expensive. Still, if you can fork over the money, an investment in this Omega 3 Repair Complex is worth it. Visit for a look at the line. And while you’re there, if you’re acne-prone, also check out the following raved about products tried by yours truly: Acai Claifying Wash, Triple Action Organic Scrub and Deep Pore Clarifying Serum.