This magical facial elixir contains 6 nourishing botanical oils that have been carefully chosen with acne-prone skin in mind. It contains nutrient-rich and highly moisturising carrier oils that are well known for their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. These oils are light and absorb quickly into the skin, helping with oil regulation and hydration, leaving your skin feeling soft, dewy and well nourished. They are highly restorative and rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that are vital for soft and healthy skin.
Counter-intuitive as it sounds, oils can be your saviour when you suffer from breakouts or acne. Like traditional anti-acne products, many oils contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and soothing compounds, although anti-acne products can often be harsh, stripping your skin of its natural oils, which can in turn create more break outs as it can cause your skin to overproduce sebum (oil) to compensate. One of the benefits of natural oils is that they are gentle and work in harmony with your skin.
This oil can be used as a daily moisturiser and also as a mild acne treatment to help to encourage healing, reduce redness and to help keep blemishes at bay.
This facial oil comes in a 30ml glass bottle with an aluminium lid. Each is handmade by Salix Moon Apothecary in Essex with ingredients especially chosen for their healing qualities:
Jojoba Seed Oil ~
A natural emollient, jojoba oil’s similarity to sebum allows it to absorb easily and readily into your skin, making it a gentle, skin-softening moisturiser for all skin types. In addition to acne, jojoba oil provides a treatment for various other skin infections, mainly due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Jojoba is packed with vitamins and minerals essential for healthy hair and skin, namely, vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium.
Hemp Seed Oil ~
Hemp seed oil is an excellent moisturiser as it is highly penetrating, non-greasy and non comedogenic (does not clog pores), which in turn helps sebum (oil) regulation. The linoleic (62% composition) and alpa-linolenic acids deliver potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for the treatment of acne, dermatitis and other skin inflammatory conditions. Hemp seed oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount of any other plant, it contains the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 based on our cells needs. Hemp so closely matches our own skins lipids (fats) it is able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surface between them, thus bringing essential fatty acids within our body. For this reason essential fatty acids have been said to play a preventative role in skin aging and a healthy moisture balance.
Calendula infused Oil ~
This wonderful herb has been macerated in oil for many weeks to extract its potent wound healing properties. Calendula is considered a mainstay in herbal medicine for the treatment of inflammation, to speed wound healing and as an antiseptic. It is a powerful botanic rich in salicylic acid which is a natural and gentle skin repairer. The Herb Research Foundation reports that calendula contains antimicrobial compounds that may prevent the growth of certain strains of bacteria, fungus and protozoa. The antibacterial properties of calendula are thought to kill the bacteria trapped inside skin pores (which can lead to acne). High iodine, carotene and manganese, which promote skin cell regeneration, have also been found in the plant.
Grapeseed Oil ~
Grapeseed oil is highly moisturising and appears to assist with skin repair, as it has mildly astringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. It is rich with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants vital for healthy, glowing skin. It is a great source of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. The Linoleic acid found in grapeseed oil can be very beneficial in skin conditions like, acne, dermatitis and eczema. Linoleic acid can soothe and nourish the skin, and help it to heal. Vitamin E on the other hand, keeps the skin firm and smooth.
Tea Tree Oil ~
Tea tree oil is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. It has unique disinfecting and soothing properties and, unlike other acne treatments, tea tree oil will not strip your skin of its natural oils and cause further damage.
As well as having a wonderful calming scent, lavender is credited with being anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, balancing, energising and soothing. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties have been said to fight the bacteria that causes acne.
Some essential oils are not advised to take when pregnant. Please contact your doctor or midwife when considering which oils are suitable. As with all nut based carrier oils, always use with caution on people with nut allergies. If you have very sensitive skin we would recommend doing a patch test first. If irritation occurs discontinue use.
Store in a cool dark place, this oil should be used within 6/12 months once it has been opened.
Facial oil with tea tree & lavender
After cleansing use 4-5 drops and massage into the face and neck, use every morning and evening for best results.
Hemp seed oil, jojoba seed oil, calendula infused oil, grapeseed oil, lavender essential oil, tea tree essential oil.