Before I was pregnant, I thought I had seen, felt, and been greatly irritated by some, to my unenlightened-on-truly-painful-hormonal-acne mind, pretty bad zits. Pregnancy made me miss my pms related breakouts, as it brought me into a world where hormonal acne reigned free as I was powerless to do much against it. Belli's Acne Cleansing Facial Wash, while not a miracle, was definitely a step in the right direction.
Pregnancy greatly limits what you can put on your face and how you can treat acne. If you're one of those women who falls into the mythical category of those blessed with the pregnancy glow, suffice it to say I advise you sleep with one eye open in fear of my wrath. Pregnancy made my skin dry, itchy, red, dull, and, not to be forgotten, prone to painful cystic acne. I searched high and low for something that I could put only face that was safe and effective,
The Acne Cleansing Facial Wash contains lactic acid, which is supposedly safe for pregnant women and is the main acne fighting ingredient in the cleanser. It smells herb-like and doesn't have a lot of perfumes added, which was always a plus for my temperamental, hormonal skin. The texture is a little liquidy for my liking and the price is a bit higher than what I would expect for this cleanser, but it does foam up well and does a good job removing dirt and make-up.
As for the acne fighting properties, like I said, it's not a miracle but it is fairly good given the limitations pregnancy imposes on skin care. The cleanser doesn't stay on the skin very long but it does exfoliate gently and brightened up my face whenever I used it. I found that with continued use it did calm my skin and it was something that I kept in my skin care routine during my pregnancy. I was also able to get