Breaking out as adult really, really sucks. (And to think we thought having acne in high school was rough!) If you've tried every conventional spot treatment and cream, from Clearasil to Clean & Clear, only to wake up with a blemish still in full force and raw, red skin surrounding it, you're in luck. The magical, non-toxic world of Burt's Bees is here to save the day.
INGREDIENTS TO AVOID
Parabens (poly-, butyl-, etc.) are commonly found in acne treatments and have been linked to everything from endocrine and reproductive system disruption to allergies and immunotoxicity. Methylisothiazolinone (can't even pronounce that one!) has been linked to allergies, as well as neurotoxicity. And even an ingredient as commonplace as benzoyl peroxide can be a major irritant. Do your homework and read your labels! (Here's how.) Or, buy your beauty products from a brand you know steers clear of toxic ingredients.
We love Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick. It's an all-natural, gentle blend of blemish-fighting oils, including tea tree. Five-star reviews and an easy roll-on application.
Tea Tree Oil is made from the leaves of the Tea Tree Plant, native to Australia. It has been shown to be just as effective as Benzoyl Peroxide (the common active agent in conventional treatments) in acne treatment, but is generally gentler on the skin. Tea Tree Oil acts as an anti-microbial agent, killing bacteria and fungi, and has also been found effective for other topical anti-fungal uses.
At the first sign of a blemish, just roll a bit on and get some beauty rest. Your blemish may not be gone by morning - it's not a miracle serum - but you'll at least be on a much shorter road to recovery.
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