I'm a sucker for anything that promises me better skin (the struggle is real), so when I stumbled onto a Youtube video one day that talked about a product called Banish Acne Scars, I was intrigued. The girl in the video explained how the product worked and the progress she had made with her own acne scars, which led me down a rabbit hole of similar videos, all boasting claims of smoother, spot-free skin as a result of continued use of this product. Interesting. I did a little more digging, and evidently this product was created by a Youtuber named Daisy after a trip to the dermatologist where she learned about micro-needling. The premise behind that treatment is that by making hundreds of tiny punctures on your face, your skin understands them as wounds and increases collagen and elastin fiber production to the area, effectively healing itself faster than it would naturally. I guess Daisy had a lightbulb moment after hearing about micro-needling and how expensive the treatments can be, because she went on to develop a more affordable, at-home version back in 2013... impressive, right? I love hearing stories like this about bloggers/Youtubers (even though I'm obviously late to the party!)
Apparently once you're finished rolling your problem areas with the Banish system, you go on to apply a Vitamin C serum (pictured above) that penetrates deeper than the average topically-applied serum, because all those puncture holes create channels for deep absorption. Fast forward a few treatments (each one a month apart), and things should be looking a lot more clear, or so I'm hoping. Acne scars have become a struggle for me in recent years, and since I had a balance on my PayPal account (you know what they say about fools easily parting with their money), I figured I would give this product a go — consider this a prequel to what I hope will be a rave review in a few months time.
Now I don't typically write about products I have yet to try because I like to give you guys honest and hopefully informed feedback when it comes to beauty, but I thought I would make an exception this once because 1) I got so excited by this product; and 2) I would love to hear your feedback on Banish or micro-needling in general if you've tried either... spill! xx
Photos by Adventures in Fashion