Cooler weather brings fall fun, but it can also cause stressed skin to blossom as temperatures drop. Luckily, we have the perfect collection of products to ease blemish-ridden skin...but why do those items work so well? Read on to see what ingredients we use in our product line to battle acne in cooler weather.
Aloe Leaf Juice: This leaf juice is most often used as an anti-inflammatory and can be critical for the treatment of irritated, blemish-ridden skin. Because aloe leaf juice can be an effective humectant by increasing water retention in the skin, aloe leaf juice and can be particularly effective in cooler weather.
Sunflower Oil: This essential oil can be a very effective treatment for acne. Chock full of vitamins, healthy carotenoids and waxes, this oil helps create a protective barrier on the skin. It’s light and non-greasy application won’t clog or block pores, and fatty acids act as antioxidants to regenerate skin cells and eliminate acne-causing bacteria.
Lavender Oil: Lavender Oil can be a critical weapon in the battle against acne-ridden skin. Its application prevents the growth of the bacteria responsible for the initial infection, and even erases scarring after acne has already been and gone.
Witch Hazel: The best benefit of this particular ingredient is that it acts as a natural astringent. High concentration of tannins removes excess oil from skin and shrinks down pores, thus reducing the amount and severity of blemishes.
Coconut Oil: Although it might seem counterintuitive to put oil on what seems like an oily skin problem, dry skin can actually be a cause of acne, worsened when teenagers and adults attack their skin with harsh, drying products. Coconut oil, however, contains all the right ingredients to battle an acne invasion. Powerful antimicrobial agents replace and strengthen the protective layer of your skin, making it difficult for acne-causing bacteria to find a foothold. Coconut oil also contains Vitamin E, which helps regulate sebum glands and clear blockage, and acts as an anti-inflammatory to easily irritated skin.
Papaya Extract: This is an extract that we keep in our secret arsenal of blemish-fighting ingredients. Papaya extract serves to reduce inflammation, while using papain (a protein-dissolving enzyme) to unclog pores by dissolving dry, dead skin cells and boosting the production of new ones.
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