Get To Know Spot Serum

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Pimples are messengers. They can be caused by a number of factors (stress, hormones,oil build-up, etc.), but primarily, they communicate: “I’m uncomfortable.” Spot Serum clears zits while comforting and healing upset skin.

Hear me out: pimples can be cute. 

On someone who you think is really hot, they can even be sexy. But whether or not you like the way they look aesthetically, pimples can hurt. They can feel tender, inflamed, sensitive, oozy—because pimples are inflammations. They are also messengers. And, as messengers, they are trying to tell you something about how things are going in your body or on your face. (Mostly something like: “Help!”) So, we should help them!


What Spot Serum Does & How It Does It

Spot Serum is a powerhouse of essential oils that discourage bacterial growth and reduce inflammation. If you apply the serum when you’re just starting to feel the tenderness of a pimple forming it may never surface at all. The essential oils go to work to make the bacteria vanish, thus zapping the pimple at its source. But unlike other treatments that do the same (e.g., the straight-up rubbing alcohol that I used to apply on my nascent zits), Spot Serum’s pimple-inhibiting essential oils are suspended in organic jojoba seed oil—the oil found in nature that most mimics skin’s own sebum.

This is going to sound counter-intuitive, but oil is not the enemy here. Sometimes pimples happen when your skin is caught in a cycle of over-cleansing. Skin gets stripped, it produces more oil to compensate, and then that oil builds up, clogging pores and creating pimples. What we’re seeking in the facial cleansing routine is balance (so existential, I know).

Jojoba oil makes your skin comfortable, while essential oils of eucalyptus, cajeput, thyme, peppermint, and clove go to work on the blemish. And because Spot Serum is gentle and will not hurt skin, you can apply it several times in one day.


Spot Serum for Stress & Aromatherapy

In the event that your pimple emerged due to stress, well hey, guess what?! Spot Serum will help in two ways: 1) it will start shrinking the pimple right away; 2) it will send calming aromas to your nervous system via your nose. Breathe in the scent and notice how you feel.

Eucalyptus is known for clearing the mind and sweeping away negative emotions. Essential oil of peppermint helps relieve stress and unblock tension. Clove bud oil is renowned for unbundling anxious thoughts. The essential oils in Spot Serum combine to create a scent that is warming, lively, and feels like a release—a crisp herbal aroma transported by a silky oil.


How to Apply & Multi Use

Apply Spot Serum at the very end of your facial care routine—after cleansing and moisturizing. It can be reapplied as needed throughout the day. It is equally good at preventing blemishes as it is at healing existing ones.

You can find your ideal skin routine by type here. (Hint: Our facial care with green packaging is formulated for oily, blemish-prone and combo skin types; pink packaging is formulated for dry, mature and reactive skin.) Once your skin is feeling more balanced—i.e., after you’ve found a routine that really works with your skin and reduces instances of inflammation (pimples!)—you won’t even need spot serum anymore! That is the goal.

In our opinion, every face can benefit from some combination of cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, and moisturizing, but you need to “listen to your skin,” which has needs that might change seasonally and hormonally. Avoid routines that over dry skin before moisturizing it, that excessively exfoliate it to keep irritation and possible breakouts down.

Spot Serum is aromatherapeautically calming, so you can apply it to pressure points and inhale its beautiful soothing scent to relieve tension and quiet the mind. Try it on wrists, neck, behind the ears, or on the chest. We also love to use Spot Serum on other skin irritations like bug bites. It helps soothe itchiness and calm the inflammation.

 

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Written By Vera Kachouh

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