Black Cumin Seed Oil – This uniquely nutritious oil is very effective against acne bacterial strains, while also being highly anti-inflammatory. Its anti-inflammatory benefits are specific to acne and even allergies (which often also play a role in acne formation).
Tamanu Oil – There is no replacement for the deep cool green Tamanu oil, which is a sacred ancient plant medicine of the tropics. It is anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antibacterial, stimulates skin immunity, and has a unique phytonutrient profile specific to skin healing and scar prevention and repair.
Thyme – Earthy Thyme essential oil has been proven to be more effective at treating acne than Benzoyl Peroxide without harming healthy skin flora. It restores balance to our delicate microbiome.
German Blue Chamomile – Azulene rich German Chamomile is a cooling and potent anti-inflammatory plant. It calms and soothes the skin and offers instant relief.
Helichrysum – This little yellow flower is as gentle as it is potent. It reduces redness and swelling. It strengthens tissues and supports cellular healing activity, and prevents and reduces the appearance of scars.
Full Ingredient List: Black Cumin Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚; Essential Oils of Lavender˚, Thyme˚, German Blue Chamomile˚, Helichrysum˚, Rosemary Extract˚
˚organically grown ingredient
First, cleanse, tone, and moisturize skin normally. Then, apply 1 drop to fingertip and use that solitary drop amongst all skin blemishes, irritations, and breakouts. While this product is safe to use during the daytime, we recommend using this product at night for best results.
Use within 6 months of opening and within 18 months of the manufacture date, found on the bottom of the bottle.
* This product does contain a very high percentage of essential oils. Keep in mind our 1 drop recommendation, because it is truly all that is needed to be effective. Depending on one’s own comfort level with essential oil usage, it’s good to keep in mind that high levels of most essential oils are often not recommended during pregnancy.
Science: There are many different types of breakouts, and most are not really ‘acne’. The term acne, commonly used to address all forms of breakouts, pimples, cysts, etc., actually stems from a bacterial strain called Propionibacterium acnes. There are so many anti-bacterial cleansers and toners out there that are made to kill this bacteria (and any other strain) on contact, and yet so many have ‘acne’ that doesn’t improve. We actually have beneficial flora living on our skin which helps to keep any harmful bacteria balanced, so wiping all of it out with anti-bacterial products can be harmful. The real root cause of all breakouts is inflammation, so digging deep to discover why we are inflamed is essential in improving skin health.
For more surface level breakouts, while our Blemish Treatment definitely does inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, we instead recommend a product to simply dry or draw them out. Our Detox Mask is an excellent choice and can also be used as a spot treatment. But for those of you suffering from deeper cystic acne, this Blemish Treatment is everything. It dramatically reduces swelling, redness, and inflammation, deeply accelerating the healing process.
Ritual: Stress and acne. Self-love and acne. These are real! Breathe deeply. Make time for valiant acts of self-love. As cheesy as it may sound it is a real thing that if you seek out your flaws in a mirror and reflect back self-hatred that cannot lead to anything good. Accept where you are now, breakouts and all. Treasure your skin, treasure your body; and look after them with great care. Give yourself all the love and it will help more than anything else possibly can.