Not a day goes by we don’t have one of our new customers asking about
their acne scars (discolorations). Once their acne is under control they
immediately are looking to get to perfect even toned skin…AND quick. So
they go in for an acid peel or a heavy duty facial or laser treatment
and all of a sudden their acne we had under control comes back with a
vengeance. Acids will do this. And so will stress on your skin. Your
skin has to be healthy to be clear and even toned. So we knew we needed
something specific for acne discolorations that people could use
simultaneously with our acne scrub. And we’ve been working on this for
almost 10 years.
We’ve been helping people since 1999 get their skin under control. We
get emails, we answer emails. It goes back and forth, many times. Our
ears are close to the ground. After answering tens of thousands of
emails, we pretty much know what works and what doesn’t. We don’t help
everyone. But a lot of people who had given up on clear skin now tell us
we are the only ones who help keep them clear.
The effects of acne take their toll on teens and adults. Discolorations
appear when the acne blemishes heal too slowly. Active acne causes your
body to focus it’s healing there instead of on the discolorations. These
marks are determined by your skin color. They can be dark or red in
color. If these marks do not healed properly they sometimes turn into
Ice Pick Scars. Which can be permanent. So this is not something to be
ignored. Even if your acne is under control, it is important you use our
acne treatment (scrub) daily. Daily exfoliation encourages new skin
cells, which is the secret to healthy even toned skin. We’ve found
additional nutrients will help to get your skin even in tone. That’s
where this product comes in.
First let me explain about oils. There’s a lot of misinformation out
there. A lot of people ask, why can’t I just use the pure oil? You can,
but you won’t get near the benefits of an oil in a proper cream base.
Let me explain. Our bodies are more water than anything else. (Lean
muscle tissue contains about 75% water by weight. Blood contains almost
70% water, body fat contains 10% water and bone has 22% water. Skin also
contains much water. The human body is about 60% water in adult males
and 55% in adult females.). Oil and water by nature don’t mix. When you
apply an oil directly to the skin it mostly sits on top of the skin. It
gives you the illusion of moisturizing. But mostly it just seals in the
skin to prevent moisture from escaping. Mineral oil will do the same
thing. In time it evaporates or gets wiped off on clothes or bed sheets
and leaves a thin acidic film on the skin (which can counteract our
products). True moisturizers are a perfect mixture of oils and water
using vegetable wax in a combination done at specific temperatures. True
moisturizers ABSORB into the skin where the oils can do their most good.
We pH balance all of our moisturizers and creams. Most people with long
term acne we believe are dealing with overexposure to acids and
chemicals in spot treatments.
We don’t use fillers or unpronounceable ingredients. Every ingredient is
important. Most skin care products out there will tout an important
ingredient. But the problem is the ingredient is in such small
quantities that it does nothing. Not true with our products.
Reverse Osmosis Purified Water: When looking at other skin care
products I always want to know how the water they use is purified(if at
all). Is it filtered? How small a filter? Ozonated? Often the devil is
in the details. We use only Reverse Osmosis purified water. Reverse
Osmosis purified water is the gold standard for being clean and pure. So
if we are talking microscopic differences why is it important? Reverse
Osmosis water, we’ve found, works better than any other water to
maximize the potential of the precious ingredients we use. It’s
expensive, but we believe anything else is purely just cutting corners.
oil: (Calophyllum inophyllum also known as Foraha) comes
from a tree native to a small Island in the South Pacific. Very, very
expensive. This opalescent cold pressed green, slightly waxy oil is rich
and thick, with a delicate nutty or spicy smell. It stimulates cell
regeneration. Not everyone likes the smell. So some companies use a
highly filtered, processed oil. But processing involves heat and usually
destroys the good healing benefits of this oil. We use unprocessed oil.
I would describe this cream as an earthy smell. Not entirely unpleasant
but what it does makes up for the momentary scent. Tamanu is a powerful
healing agent and will help your acne too.
Argan Oil: (Argania spinosa kernal oil) is from a fruit
from the Argania Spinosa tree that grows only in Morocco. Moroccan Argan
Oil is one of the most expensive oils in the world. It can be compared
to the price of Truffles or expensive Caviar. It takes 6 to 7 of these
trees to produce enough fruit to make just a single liter of this
wonderful oil. As rare as these trees are they only produce once every 2
years. Many Moroccan women harvest and press these seeds to produce the
oil. For many of them this is their only source of income. So us using
this ingredient helps these poor people. We chose this oil in this
product because of the incredible healing benefits. It has some truly
magical effects on scarring without causing your acne to return.
Aren’t there a lot of other Moroccan oil products on the market?
Yes! Many products today claim to use this oil. But if you read their
labels you will discover that they only use a tiny amount. They mostly
use other filler (inexpensive) oils.
Oil: (Simmondsia chinensis) is very similar to the oils in
our skin. Technically it is not an oil but a wax ester. If you apply it
to your skin it still won’t absorb, but in a cream/moisturizer it
absorbs extremely fast into the skin. We use this oil to carry the first
two oils and the burdock root extract into the skin.
Notice there are no inexpensive oils here. No sweet almond oil or grape
seed oil or any filler oils.
Emulsifying wax: This is a vegetable wax that is used to
combine the oils and water.
Broccoli Sprout Extract. Broccoli Sprouts are probably one of,
if not the most healthy foods to consume. But there has been some
interesting lab research showing Broccoli Sprout Extracts when applied
to the skin help the skin avoid cancer from excess UV exposure. This
isn’t a sunscreen, but seems to help the skin recover from too much sun
exposure. So what’s in it? Sulforaphane Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc Carotene,
Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Antioxidants, Protein. All
good stuff for the skin that your skin might be missing. We also use
this in our Regeneration Anti-aging Cream.
Stearic acid: is not an acid, but another vegetable wax. Adds
Germall Plus (a vegetable derived preservative to keep our
product fresh) only needs 2/ 10’s of one percent to keep our product
Burdock Root: In a special secret process, is brewed into the
R/O water before we begin. Burdock root is renown for its natural
anti-acne properties. We’re new to it. I was skeptical. Still am. But it
can’t hurt and evidently a lot of research does show it helps acne. We
made test batches both with and without and our test subjects told us
the one with the burdock was the one they liked better.
Rose Otto. This is one of the most powerful scents on the
market and expensive. A tiny bit goes a long way. Rose Otto costs almost
a dollar a drop. (About 30 roses are required to make 1 drop of oil and
60,000 petals to make 1 oz. of oil) It does some what cover the Tamanu
earthy smell. But not completely. If we attempted to completely cover
the scent with lavender essential oil we would have to put so much in,
it would burn your eyes when you opened the container. Personally I have
grown to like the smell. I love what it does for my skin’s clarity.
No animal ingredients or testing EVER!
We are the manufacturer and there are no middle men. In fact, we get
asked daily to wholesale our products. We don’t because we want
everything made to be shipped fresh to you. Middle men mean price mark
ups (the price doubles every time it changes hands) and time delays.
Most skin care products you buy to use today, were made in large
factories years ago and have been in storage. Everything we ship was
made in small batches just a few weeks ago. Fresh matters! Quality