Wave goodbye, without going dry.
We all get blemishes. And while there’s solidarity in knowing that the odd breakout is no big deal, we generally like to cover them up ahead of parties, big events or anything where there's potential for a lot of pictures. So while we totally support baring it all, we’ve developed our spot gel to go well with or without makeup.
Goes great with makeup.
A light liquid texture, it doesn’t dry in clumps or crusts (we know...gross). Instead, it forms an invisible veil - think a spray-on clear bandage - over your blemish. This helps it heal without drying it out. It also gives you a smooth, colorless canvas perfect for applying makeup. And, it forms a barrier between your spot and your brushes - so you aren’t transferring acne-causing bacteria around your face. Plus, with it’s liquid formula you can massage it into larger breakout-prone areas to keep them spotless (literally).
Willow Bark for the win.
Salicylic Acid is known to reduce breakouts, but super-high concentrations can dry out your skin. As a kind-to-skin alternative, we opted to formulate our acne gel with a low dose of 0.5% salicylic acid and supplement it's acne fighting ability with salicilin from willow bark. Willow bark is a naturally-derived percusor to salicylic acid. It’s a natural beta-hydroxy acid (BHA to you guys in the know) that can absorb deeper into the skin - thanks to being non water soluble - to get to work on the blemish.
This acid helps break up the debris that’s your clogging pores, works as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce redness, exfoliates pore-clogging skin cells and reduces excess oil.
Plus thanks to our unique formula, our acne gel does all of this without leaving you with a dry, crusty crater where a blemish once was. We’ve even added maritime pine and thyme extract to soothe the skin, promote healing and lessen the potential for acne scarring.
Mending your microbiome.
And this brings us back to bacteria. Not all bacteria is bad, but when the bad stuff overpowers the good bacteria on our skin - that’s when breakouts start. We’ve included prebiotic extract from Chlorella to feed the good bacteria, leading to a balanced skin environment and a breakout-free future.
Clean to planet credentials.
With every pack we make, our impact on the planet is on the top of our minds. We've taken another small step towards our commitment to go Zero Waste by 2021 with our acne treatment packaging.
Our Non-Drying Acne Treatment comes in a tube made from 50% recycled plastic with a cap that’s 100% recycled plastic. They’re both single-type materials, so they’re designed to be easily recycled again.
Why not 100% recycled tube, you ask? Recycled plastic is weaker than virgin plastic, so we need to maintain some virgin plastic so the packaging doesn’t break - giving you a product that works in a tube that works, too. That said, we’re working on exciting new packaging solutions to come - stay tuned.