BLEMISH TREATMENT: Deep Relief
Laurel’s Blemish Treatment is designed to address cystic acne and active breakouts in several ways. First, and most importantly, it immediately removes the burden of inflammation, redness and swelling in order for the skin to function in a healthy way. Potent plants chosen for this treatment are capable of creating a healthy flora and microbial balance, which means it allows for microbiome diversity without allowing for a single strain to dominate and cause harm through infection and irritation. Botanical allies are also chosen that help to jump start the healing process and prevent scarring. Last, but not least, the deeply soothing aromatics of this blend have a direct effect on our pituitary gland to reduce stress. Stress is a primary cause for acne and breakouts, and addressing that as well helps bring Laurel’s Blemish Treatment full circle for assisting in the healing process.
Containing 7 beneficial active ingredients and 100% whole plant organic, this treatment is a beautiful choice for breakouts.
Black Cumin Seed Oil – This uniquely nutritious oil is very effective against acne bacterial strains, while also being highly anti-inflammatory. Its anti-inflammatory benefits are specific to acne and even allergies (which often also play a role in acne formation).
Tamanu Oil – There is no replacement for the deep cool green tamanu oil, which is a sacred ancient plant medicine of the tropics. It is anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antibacterial, stimulates skin immunity, and has a unique phytonutrient profile specific to skin healing and scar prevention and repair.
Thyme – Earthy Thyme essential oil has been proven to be more effective at treating acne than benzoyl peroxide without harming healthy skin flora. It restores balance to our delicate microbiome.
German Blue Chamomile – Azulene-rich German chamomile is a cooling and potent anti-inflammatory plant. It calms and soothes the skin and offers instant relief.
Helichrysum – This little yellow flower is as gentle as it is potent. It reduces redness and swelling. It strengthens tissues, supports cellular healing activity, and prevents and reduces the appearance of scars.
Black Cumin Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚; Essential Oils of Lavender˚, Thyme˚, German Blue Chamomile˚, Helichrysum˚, Rosemary Extract˚
˚signifies certified organic ingredient
First, cleanse, tone, and moisturize skin normally. Then, apply 1 drop to fingertip and use that solitary drop amongst all skin blemishes, irritations, and breakouts. While this product is safe to use during the daytime, we recommend using this product at night for best results.
Use within 6 months of opening and within 18 months of the manufacture date, found on the bottom of the bottle.
*This product does contain a very high percentage of essential oils. Keep in mind our 1 drop recommendation, because it is truly all that is needed to be effective. Depending on one’s own comfort level with essential oil usage, it’s good to keep in mind that high levels of most essential oils are often not recommended during pregnancy.
“I believe love is the most powerful healing tool available.” -Laurel Shaffer, Laurel Skin founder + skin-specific herbalist
Founded by skin-specific herbalist + plant communicator + engine of love Laurel Shaffer and located in a beautiful renovated barn in Petaluma, California, Laurel Skin is the culmination of Laurel’s winding journey filled with education, research, and extensive study that led to her path as a sommelier, and eventually skin-specific herbalist. Those formal training paths, as well as her experience in farm, spa, and mindful wellness, have made it possible for her to live the life of a slow beauty advocate and creator of farm-based and hyper-localized spa rituals and formulas. She walks a balance beam with one side in wonderment and appreciation of phytochemistry and the other a world of intuitive trust and respect for whole plant wisdom and ancient traditions. That balance allows her to create formulas of long-standing efficacy.
The Laurel Skin line is a ritualistic range of flower and herb-based skincare, formulated with impeccably sourced, highly vibrant whole plants picked at their peak for unmatched transparency, purity, and results. Firmly rooted in the principles and practices of slow beauty, Laurel’s first and most critical relationship is with the land. Her exclusive partnerships with local artisan farmers ensure the highest quality and most stringent transparency. Their mutual commitment to only 100% organic, raw, unrefined plant materials guarantees unparalleled freshness and efficacy. Laurel Skin believes beauty should be a loving self-care practice that begins and ends with mindfulness.
Leading the way with unparalleled sourcing, a commitment to farmers, and a mission built on transparency, the Laurel Skin line captures California’s hearty terrain and natural abundance in each and every bottle, and relies on their own manufacturing and production capabilities to ensure the freshest, most efficacious products are produced.
Every single whole plant they work with is certified organic or certified Biodynamic®, and they make no exceptions. Laurel Skin partners with artisan farms within 100 miles of their Lab to source all of the flowers and herbs that can grow in their California climate. They begin working with their partnering farms in the Winter during seeding and continue through to harvesting season when each plant is picked at their peak of vitality. Once the plants are harvested, they make their way to the Laurel Skin Lab where they are turned into plant medicine for the skin. Of course, each plant is processed as little as possible to maintain the freshness, purity, and vitality of each plant. Laurel extracts are made in-house, without the use of chemicals, to preserve the integrity and efficacy of the whole plant. All oils used in Laurel Skin creations are certified organic or Biodynamic®, raw, cold pressed, unrefined, and pressed fresh for Laurel by the farms that grow them or by artisan pressers. Their oils are richly hued and have an unmistakably fresh smell: indicators that they are pure and unrefined. Laurel uses only certified organic and Biodynamic® essential oils; many of which are distilled in incredibly small batches just for the Laurel line. Every hydrosol they use is certified organic or Biodynamic® and made exclusively for Laurel Skin by their artisan partnering farmers along the west coast.
Laurel Skin is committed to your health, well-being and, as a result, your beauty. Their commitment begins with the quality of the soil that nourishes and optimizes the ingredients they select. This is the foundation of slow beauty. The Laurel team then follows each ingredient from seed to harvest. Through the season it takes to grow their plants, to the months their handmade blends sit steeping, to the hours they spend bottling each batch, the Laurel Skin team practices slow beauty with patience and intention. Their greatest reward is knowing you feel this when you use their products.