When I break out, it’s mostly along the underside of the jaw (especially the left side, my problem child), on my chin, around my nose and every blue moon, one or two small ones on my temple or cheek or forehead. Generally, they occur around my menstrual period, or if I drink pepsi, or I forget to wash my face and neck before going to bed.
You’d hope that once you were well into your adulthood that you wouldn’t have to deal with this issue, but eh, that’s not the case, at least not for me. I don’t do anything for it really, other than making sure that I cleanse my skin and do my beauty routine – I might touch it with a little tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil. This Acne Treatment Solution by Pura d’or kind of stood out to me though with it’s all natural organic ingredients (essential oils, which I love) and decided to give it a go.
Product description via Amazon:
“Take control of your face and allow the real you to shine through. Our organic acne treatment is a non greasy formula that will apply evenly and generously to help treat problem areas. Our mild & natural medication will not leave your facial skin irritated and bothered, but instead revitalized and moisturized. These clinically proven methods will show more evident results sooner when compared with other brands. Argan oil, the active ingredient, helps to control the natural oil produced in skin called Sebum. When the body has too much sebum, it causes acne. Regular use of Argan oil acne treatment helps maintain the balance of sebum production and lessens breakouts and blemishes. Argan oil has antibacterial attributes and protects skin from infections and inflammation. It helps the regeneration of skin cells with its rich Vitamin E properties. This essential benefit allows acne scarring to clear. Product of U.S.A.”
Ingredients: “Organic argan oil, tea tree oil, lavender oil, cedarwood oil, tamanu oil, myrrh oil, geranium oil, calendula, juniper berry, lemon oil, bergamot oil & rosemary oil”
With argan oil being the first and main ingredient, it acts as the carrier oil for all of the essential oils that make up the rest of the ingredient list. Therefore, it smells and looks very much like an aromatherapy oil – which is what it is really. Argan oil and essential oils each have their own purported benefits for skin, hair, health and well-being, but I won’t go into each of those within the ingredient list in this review.
The tea tree oil and the lavender oil are the forefront notes and they’re pretty heavy. It’s oily in the sense that it is made up of these oils, but it has the consistency of water – so caution had to be used when dropping the liquid onto the finger or it would end up everywhere.
I applied a drop to each of my blemishes after washing my face in the morning and at night. With blemishes I had had that were already in the process of healing, but still were dark in color, it didn’t do anything to lighten those areas any quicker. They are still in fact those dark marks even after a couple of weeks. However, it helped with reducing the inflammation around a newer one on my neck. It didn’t help speed up the healing process, but it did make it heal without leaving a dark mark. I have also not observed any improvement on acne scars.
After using this it’s my belief that if used immediately and consistently on new blemishes, it’ll help them heal better without leaving those dark marks or a scar, but doesn’t necessarily help them heal faster.
Read up on other Pura d’or products that I have reviewed.
*Disclaimer: These products were given to me at a discount in exchange for honest and unbiased reviews. These evaluations and reviews are an accounting of my true opinions and experiences, and are written in the same manner as if I had bought them at full-price, been given as gifts, or received as samples.
You can purchase these on Amazon:
- Argan Oil Premium Organic Shampoo (blue label – Hair loss prevention therapy), 16 fl oz bottle for $29.99 + free Prime shipping.
- Professional Strength 20% Vitamin C Serum, 4 fl oz bottle for $29.99 + free Prime shipping.
- Acne Treatment Solution, 2 fl oz bottle for $29.99 + free Prime shipping.
Price and availability current as of the time of writing this post.