Face Map x Essential Oils

Experiencing breakouts in specific areas of your face can tell you about your overall health. 

The ISO face map explains the cause of acne in certain areas of your face and how specific essential oils can assist with clearing up these issues. The essential oils we have chosen to incorporate into our products are helpful with treating acne both inside and out. 

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Frankincense (Boswellia carterii):  Frankincense essential oil, extracted in Egypt, is both a potent antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and acts as a natural skin lightener, making it ideal for both acne and the pesky scars acne leaves behind. The antimicrobial properties also allow this essential oil to relive yeast infections on the skin. The aroma of frankincense stimulates the brain’s emotional center, soothing and calming the mind, alleviating stress-induced acne. Frankincense also strengthens the immune system and helps compromised respiratory systems recover, all of which are indirectly related to the formation of acne.

Get your dose of frankincense essential oil from our GLOW Nighttime Serum.

Geranium (Pelargronim graveolens): Geranium essential oil , extracted in Egypt, have both antimicrobial and antifungal properties, preventing or slowing the growth of bacteria and fungi. This essential oil has the ability to alleviate blotchy and congested skin, which is extremely helpful for skin issues caused by hormonal imbalances. With it’s abilities to balance emotions and hormones, and stimulate the lymph system so there aren’t excess toxins being eliminated through our skin, geranium essential oil is ideal for acne, especially hormonal acne.

Get your dose of geranium essential oil from our Black Currant & Honey Whipped Cleanser and our Purifying ‘French Green’ Clay Mask.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): Lavender essential oil, extracted in France, is both a antibacterial and antifungal and has the ability to soothe inflammation. Lavender also has the ability positively effect your emotions and alleviate stress which also has an affect on the health of your skin.

Get your dose of lavender essential oil from out Black Currant & Honey Whipped Cleanser and our Gentle ‘Rose Kaolin’ Clay Mask.

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata): Mandarin essential oil, extracted in Italy, serves as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, and an antioxidant making it ideal for alleviating a number of skin conditions including acne. Mandarin essential oil also protects the liver, ensuring it completes all of it's processes and promotes bile discharge. Both of these properties aid in healthy digestion which in turn promotes healthy skin. 

Get your dose of mandarin essential oil from our GLOW Nighttime Serum.

Tee tree (Melaleuca alternifolia): Tee tree essential oil, extracted in Australia, treats a variety of ailments, acne being one of them because of its antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral properties that prevent and or slow the growth of fungi and bacteria. Tea tree oil also has the ability to clear up respiratory infections. 

Get your dose of tea tree oil from our Black Currant & Honey Whipped Cleanser.

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita): Peppermint essential oil, native to the Mediterranean region, is known for it's menthol component, which is great for alleviating inflammation and controlling excess oil, keeping pores clear. Peppermint essential oil has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. In addition to it's acne fighting properties, peppermint essential oil stimulates the liver and gallbladder, improving digestion. Peppermint essential oil also assists in cleansing the blood and removes toxins from the liver. A healthy digestive system is pertinent for clear skin. 

Get your dose of peppermint essential oil from our Detoxifying ‘Bentonite’ Clay Mask.