Night Clarifying Facial Oil
What it is: Not all acne is created equal. This facial oil is formulated for those with dry or combination skin that need to address an acne imbalance, and is also our pick for anyone with adult hormonal acne. Tamanu and tea tree oils fight blemish-causing bacteria, while sugar extract provides a gentle exfoliation to clear pores and minimize future breakouts. But that's not all – this oil also packs a power punch against premature aging with a trifecta of antioxidant protection, vitamins, and fatty acids to brighten and rejuvenate the skin. The perfect facial oil for year-round clear, radiant skin.
Why We Love: Amazing results have been shared by customers especially when the oil is used with Neroli Clarifying Mist. Lots of us with breakout-prone skin swear by this product. Do you feel like it's counterintuitive to use oil on acne-prone skin? We feel you, but this facial oil does wonders without drying out skin, so our faces don't produce excess oil even more, preventing a vicious cycle.
Skin Type: Normal, Oily, Combination, Dry, Sensitive
How To Use:
Massage a few drops of this nutrient-packed clarifying oil into the skin after cleansing and toning. If you prefer a lighter application, mix it in your palms with one of our toners to create an emulsion. This serum works as both a serum and moisturizer, so there is no need to follow with a moisturizer.
Note: Sea buckthorn oil is a magical oil, but its deep orange hue can stain fabrics (not skin!). We recommend letting this serum sink in for at least 15 minutes before going to bed or face planting on a pillow.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil // Sea buckthorn is one of the most nutrient-rich oils available. It helps repair, reduce the appearance of fine lines, improves skin hydration, and is even beneficial for breakout-prone skin. Some research has shown that sea buckthorn can help reduce sebum production, reduce the occurrence of breakouts, and speed up healing. Our sea buckthorn oil is produced from the berry (not just the seed) through a clean supercritical CO2 extraction process that preserves more nutrients than any other process. Our high quality oil has a deep red amber color because of its rich content of the antioxidant beta-carotene. It is also loaded with skin-loving, free-radical-fighting compounds such as vitamins A, C, E, fatty acids like Omega 3, 6, 9, phytosterols, flavonoids, and the highest percentage available of the very rare Omega 7. Our oil is certified organic, Fair Trade and sourced from the Himalayas. The sea berries are sustainably hand-harvested and the producer is committed to protect valuable local natural resources and support local communities and families.
Tamanu oil // Pressed from the nut of the Ati tree, this dark green oil has skin-healing, antibacterial and regenerative properties. It is rich in antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it one of the best oils for acne-prone skin. Our tamanu oil is virgin, cold-pressed and certified organic.
CoQ10 // A naturally occurring substance present in human cells. When applied topically it works as a barrier to keep free radicals at bay and enhances the skin's ability to regenerate itself.
Sugar Extract // Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, a superior exfoliant that helps slough away dead skin cells to help reveal a brighter, more youthful complexion.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil // Also known as barberry fig oil, this luxurious and nutrient-dense super oil is a powerhouse skincare ingredient. It has a higher Vitamin E content than any other oil on the market, making it a potent source of natural antioxidants. There is also Vitamin K, known to brighten the skin, belatains (a super-antioxidant), and essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid (omega-6). Prickly pear oil easily absorbs into the skin, protects against free radicals, refines uneven texture, helps prevent premature aging, provides nutrients, and brightens a complexion. Our prickly pear seed oil is virgin and certified organic.
Blue Chamomile essential oil // Also known as German chamomile, this blue essential oil is one of the most powerful healing oils for the skin. Close in kin to popular blue tansy, this oil is rich in chamazulene which is what gives the essential oil its beautiful blue color. It has cooling, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties to help control bad bacteria. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties and powerful skin healing effects that work wonders on problematic skin. Our chamomile essential oil is steam distilled from organically grown flowers.
Immortelle essential oil // Helichrysum, also known as immortelle or everlasting, is a small yellow flower with amazing healing and regenerative properties. It gets its name from the fact that the blooms never wilt! The essential oil extracted from the bloom and is a powerful healer. Used in synergy with blue chamomile, it creates a powerhouse skin healing combo, great for diminishing redness and speeding the healing of blemishes. Our immortelle essential oil is certified organic.
Pomegranate oil // Useful for cell regeneration and improving the skin's ability to retain moisture, which is essential for healthy skin. Pomegranate oil is high in flavonoids, antioxidants (including ellagic acid) which help prevent UV damage. It also contains the rare fatty acid omega-5 (punicic acid) which is known to soothe the skin and prevent moisture loss. Our pomegranate oil is cold pressed and unrefined.
Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba)oil* infused with Matricaria recutita (chamomile)* and Calendula officinalis*, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil*, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil* infused with Camellia sinensis (green tea)* and Thymus vulgaris (thyme)*, Punica granatum (pomegranate) oil*, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) oil, Super Critical CO2 extraction of Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) fruit oil*, Opuntia ficus indica (prickly pear) seed oil*, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Sucrose extract*, tocopherols (non-GMO vitamin E), Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, essential oils of Matricaria recutita (chamomile), Helichrysum italicum (immortelle), Boswellia carteri (frankincense)*, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree)*, Cistus ladaniferus (rock rose)*, Thymus vulgaris ct linalool (thyme)*, Cananga odorata (ylang ylang)*, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender)* *certified organic
Perpetually stuck in the cycle of hormonal acne flare-ups, red acne marks, and flaky dry skin, Dominique (Founder of Apoterra) found an answer in her natural and holistic skincare line. She is a mother of 2, a certified aromatherapist (NAHA and AIA approved), herbalist (trained by Ursula Basch, BChE), daughter of a family physician and grand-daughter to a western natural remedies knowledge keeper. Apoterra believes nature is powerful and wise, and science is a tool to better understand nature, not a tool to dictate nature. So on brand; the company plants a tree with every purchase from Apoterra.
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