Product Review: Banish Starter Kit

Friday, April 28, 2017

     I've suffered from adult acne when I was in college. I went to the dermatologist and beauty clinics to seek help but the medications and procedures gave temporary solutions. Fast forward today, I only get pimples every time of the month. I guess it's because I'm taking birth control pills and that prevents my face from breaking out. But I still have small acne scars, blemishes, big pores, and other imperfections that was brought by my adult acne years ago.

     I know it's disappointing and frustrating to have an acne. It's a battle that adolescents and even adults face once in their life. It lowers self-esteem that's why finding the right solution to combat them is a must. I don't have perfect skin- I still get pimples every now and then plus there are still blemishes on my face. Months ago, I received an email from Banish and the word "natural skin care line" stirred the interest in me because I'm an avid fan or natural and organic products since time immemorial. Let me present to you BANISH- a product line that gets to the root of problems, not just to cover them up temporarily. Use fresh natural ingredients, sourced from the West Coast of United States and aims to focus on the internal rather than external healing. Full review details of the Banish Starter Kit after the jump!

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit

Banish

     Banish is natural skin care line from California. It's founder, Daisy started the line after dealing with acne from her childhood to her 20's. Like those with acne and skin problems, she have tried a lot of products. After many expensive dermatologists appointments and prescription acne meds, she found none were working her acne. This made her do a research and source natural products to control her acne and created a kit that works to reduce acne scarring.

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit

Claims:
  • Vegan & Cruelty Free
  • Organic Ingredients
  • Made Fresh to Order
  • Made WITHOUT parabens and sulfates
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Preservatives

     The star of this skin care kit is The “Banisher." It works by creating micro channels in the skin which causes skin to repair itself and build new collagen fibers. Medium Banisher is recommended for most people who want to revitalize, brighten, and retexture their skin surface. Can be used on Body or Face. Use Once every 2 weeks

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
Medium Banisher

     The natural Vit C Serum is applied after because it has vitamins that aid in the scar fading process. The micro channels also let more of your skincare products absorb into skin to increase effectiveness. This is Daisy's favorite and swears by these two. Please watch her video here and be inspired :)


The Banish Starter Kit ($195.00)

1. Banish Oil ( a.k.a Vitamin C Serum) Same formula as our Vitamin C Serum! New Name! This Vitamin C enriched facial oil from Banish is guilt-free and made with love. This is the signature product that Daisy made in her kitchen, and used with the Banisher, that started this #banishobsession. Use daily for brighter, smoother, and firmer skin. Use at night or pat on after a Banisher session. A little goes a long way!

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
Banish Oil

size: 15 ml

instructions for use: Apply 2-4 drops daily and pat into clean skin.  Best when used after the Banisher.  Use the Banish Oil daily and right after the banisher to reduce the look of dark marks, uneven texture , fine lines, and sagging skin. Store in a dark cool area.  Shelf life: 6 months

ingredients: Glycerin, 99.9% Pure Grade L-Ascorbic (Vitamin C) acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Filet of Aloe Vera), hamamelis virginiana extract (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel) Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E),Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Rosehip Oil,  Grapefruit Seed Extract, citric acid. 


2. Vitamin C Beauty Elixir a minty facial mist will energize skin! Feel confident with this in your arsenal, ready to be sprayed on anytime to refresh skin.

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
Vitamin C Beauty Elixir

size: 30 ml

instructions for use: Spray on after the Banish Oil, or by itself daily.

ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, (Vaccinium Myrtillus (Organic Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum officinarum (Organic Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharinum (Organic Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus auranium dulcis (Organic Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus medica limonum (Organic Lemon) Extract, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Organic Cranberry) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Salix alba (Willow Bark) Extract, Polysorbate, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, (May contain sodium bicarbonate and/or citric acid as pH adjusters).

3. Medium Banisher is recommended for most people who want to revitalize, brighten, and retexture their skin surface. Can be used on Body or Face.

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
M or Medium Banisher

size: Roller-type

instructions for use: Use the Banisher once every 2 weeks.  Replace after 3 to 4 uses to avoid bacteria building up on the Banisher.

made of: Banishers will have "B" marking at the handle. Titanium won't cause an allergic reaction.

4. Pen Banisher is a Pen Stamp used to avoid any active acne while reaping all the benefits of the Banisher. Get this if you have active acne to spot treat any problem areas. Use around active pimples.

Product Review: Banish Starter KitPen Banisher

size: Pen size

instructions for use: Use it once every 2 weeks to pinpoint small areas of dark spots or uneven texture, and your skin will start looking better and better!

made of: Pure Titanium Bristles

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
Pen Banisher

5. Pumpkin Enzyme Masque exfoliates your skin to reveal new skin underneath, and skin will feel and look baby smooth! A little bit of a tingle is normal with this mask. Do not use exfoliating masks such as the pumpkin enzyme masque right after the Banisher. Masks should be used before the Banisher.

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
Pumpkin Enzyme Masque

size: 50 ml

instructions for use: Spread thin layer on face and let dry. Wash off when dried.  Usually takes about 10 minutes. If stinging or irritation occurs, rinse off with cool water. Use 2-3 times a week or as often as needed.

ingredients: Pumpkin Fruit, Organic Bilberry Fruit Extract, Organic Sugar Cane Extract, Organic Orange Peel Extract, Organic Lemon Peel Extract, Glycerin, Tetrasodium ETDA, Vitamin E, Phenoxyethanol, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, Neem Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Cinnamon Bark Powder, Ginger Root Powder, Nutmeg Powder. 

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit

6. Activated Charcoal Clay Masque has the ability to absorb impurities up to 100 to 200 times its weight. As the activated charcoal absorbs the oils and impurities, your skin won't reabsorb the bad stuff while the mask is on.

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
Activated Charcoal Clay

size: 25 ml

instructions for use: Mix the activated charcoal clay masque with water or your favorite liquid until you make a paste. Add a layer onto your skin and let dry, then wash off. Get rid of clogged or large pores by using this masque 1-2 times a week.  For external use only.

ingredients:  Montmorillonite (Italian Green Clay), Activated Charcoal, Allantoin, Zinc Oxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (Organic Blue Green Algae) Powder, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Essential Oil 


Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
My face with Activated Charcoal Clay

7. Pore Smasher can be used before the banisher to numb skin or daily after applying your serum and elixir to temporarily tighten your pores and reduce irritated skin.

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
Pore Smasher

size: Roller and Handle

instructions for use: Pop it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Massage all over face. Use daily, anytime, anywhere. Spray on Vitamin C Beauty Elixir for longer lasting effect.

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
My fave tool- pore smasher!!!

     The Banish Starter Kit is very easy to use as it only requires the user twice a week use for the tools and the masque while the Banish Oil and Vitamin C Beauty Elixir are for daily use. The steps are easy to follow- hooray for combating acne scars, blemishes, and other skin problems with just 1-2-3! Here's a photo of my bare face a month before using the Banish Starter Kit. You can see a dull and rough skin with visible pores. 

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
My bare face one month before using Banish Starter Kit

     I also like the fact that even those who don't have sever acne breakouts can use this set. Like in my case, I only get two to three pimples per month and that is due to monthly period. When I was using this product last month, no pimple/s popped in my face. I'm sure that the Banish Starter Kit prevented the zits from appearing on my face. After roughly a month of using the kit religiously, look at my bare face now- tighter pores, glowing skin, but melasma still there.

Product Review: Banish Starter Kit
My bare face after three weeks of using the Banish Starter Kit

What I like:
  • It's natural. The products are freshly-made upon purchase.
  • The packaging is okay, there's a pouch for travelling and the tools have cases too.
  • Banish Starter Kit is a set of skin care products with tools not only for acne but for renewing the skin like minimizing the pores, and refining the texture.
  •  I love the masques that comes with it. The pumpkin masque smells so divine while the activated charcoal masque is very relaxing to use.
  • The Pore Smasher is awesome. It makes tired and dull skin refreshed after rolling.
  • The entire kit is easy to use. No tedious steps to follow. I only have 2 daily maintenance product to use daily while every two weeks for the tools and the masques.
  • A little amount of the products goes a long way.
  • The ingredients are printed on the packaging.
  • There's a guide and instructions on how to use the product.
  • No breakouts, irritation, or whatsoever.
  • Expiration is not printed on the packaging but Banish indicated that it has 6 months shelf life upon purchase.

What I don't like:
  • Not locally available.
  • You have to replace the M Banish Pen after 3-4 uses.
  • The price- budget conscious individuals will find it expensive.

Will I repurchase? YES!!! Love everything on this set. I will purchase individually if my I run out in my stash especially the Vitamin C Beauty Elixir and the Pumpkin Masque.

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.25/5 rating. I love using the Banish Starter Kit because it made my pores look smaller and my skin glowing. There's a stinging sensation during the first week of using the Banish Oil but tolerable. As for the tools, I use them with a light hand so that it will not inflict pain in my thin skin. The pore smasher is the bomb! Love using it everyday. It lessens redness and makes pores smaller in no time.

     All in all, I highly recommend this product of you're hopeless with your acne battles. It will take time, around 1-3 months for those with mild acne and for those who have severe ones, give this kit a shot for 6 months because results will vary from person to person. 

For more information on Banish,
visit their website: https://www.banishacnescars.com/
Like them on Facebook: Banish Beauty
Follow them on Instagram: @banishacnescars
Follow them on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/daiserz89

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