You know, the strangest thing happened to me a few years ago. Although it was never perfect, I had always had pretty good skin. My pores are giant, but besides that, it had always been pretty clear. Then, a few years ago, my face flipped out. I mean, flipped out.
I couldn’t figure out the reason. Sure, there was a lot of stress whirling around me at the time, but can stress really give you acne? Because like, I basically had it. Horrified, I began washing my face all the time and drying it out and generally making a mess out of a mess until it became apparent I needed someone to help me. Some with skills.
Almost three years later, my skin is finally back to normal. I still get the awful giant pimple or two, but I’ve finally found skincare that works for me. Plus, I try to drink a lot of water and stay away from fake, over-processed chocolate (which sounds much, much easier than it is).
Because of my long, torrid history with acne, I sat up a little straighter the other night when a commercial for Frutels came on. Never heard of Frutels? Me either. According to the commercial, Frutels is a new “gummy vitamin for acne!” The commercial was full of bright colors and people yelling the name a hundred times, but never really explained what these tasty, sugar free! things actually did.
Being the born skeptic that I am, I checked out their website, www.frutles.com.
I’m still a little confused, but I guess Frutels isn’t so much a magic pill as it is a gummy vitamin.
“Frutels is the first-ever gummy candy to fight acne.” They say excitedly, “Skin care in a candy, you ask? Frutels gummy candies are a powerful nutritional supplement packed with our patent-pending formula of vitamins and micronutrients that support the body’s own defense system against the internal causes of acne.”
Hmmm. Knowing how many products I had to try before I found something that brought my skin back to resembling normal, I’m inclined to file Frutels under the Too-Good-To-Be-True category. But hey, if you have $25 bucks to blow, might as well blow it on vitamins. Much better than the alcohol and ice cream spending sprees I go on. Nothing good ever comes out of those.