substitute for Environ acne treatment line?

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  1. Hello! I just discovered this forum and have spent the entire day engrossed by everyone's beautiful collections of purses and shoes ;)

    But I do have a problem that maybe someone can help me with:

    I'm 22 and I've had moderate (but fairly constant) acne for the last 3 years. Last year, I went to get a facial and the facialist started me on Environ's beta-active line:
    It is the best thing I've tried so far and I'd highly recommend it. I've used it for almost 8 months and mostly I just have some bumpy skin on my forehead and temples. It's hard to explain, but it feels like whiteheads that are completely below the skin (not protruding at all). I have a two issues:
    1. The bumpy skin is not improving or going away at all :sad:
    2. I would like to find a cheaper substitute because the product line is a little too expensive for me. I spend about $200 every two months, and I'm a grad student...

    I think the most important product in the line is the pre-cleanser, mineral oil that is rubbed onto the face before using the cleanser (it's called Sebutrol) Does anyone know of any substitutes for this?

    Sebutrol (New improved):
    A deep, specific pre-cleanser that is the most important step in the control of breakouts. It helps to retain the natural oils of the skin while minimising excessive secretion of oils from the sebaceous glands, thereby removing the cause of breakouts. Contains mineral oil, tea tree oil and salicylic acid.
  2. err..sorry for making this already very long post even longer, but here are the descriptions of the other products in the order used after Sebutrol:

    2. Sebuwash:
    A mild gel cleanser with a low foaming activity. Contains tea tree oil, salicylic acid and a special ingredient that absorbs the oil.

    3. Sebutone: A medium strength toner containing tea tree oil and natural lactic acid, which lowers the pH of the skin and also improves hydration. A low dose of alcohol helps to de-grease the skin, thereby enhancing the penetration of Sebugel-A.

    4. Sebugel-A: A gel formula containing a low dose of vitamin A in combination with tea tree oil, colostrum and Panthenol. It helps to reduce sebum production while moisturising and soothing the problem skin.

    5. Sebuspot: A mild, effective lotion designed for use on inflamed areas of the skin and breakouts. Contains low doses of salicylic acid and alcohol which facilitate the penetration of the tea tree oil into pores and inflamed areas.