5 Natural Acne Treatments for Your Green Beauty Routine

One of our mandates, here at The Essential Life, is helping to educate & inform The Essential Life community on living better & living naturally. It is our hope that our readers will be able to live in a way that is in-line with nature & the abundance that Mother Nature provides. It is our goal to make information about natural living more accessible to our readers so that when it comes time to make purchasing decisions that impact the environment & our health, we are all armed with the information necessary to make the responsible & sustainable decision.

The choices that we make in the products we use in our beauty routine are one area of particular concern with regards to living sustainably & removing harmful chemicals from our day-to-day life. This list is just a small sampling of the harmful chemicals that make their way into popular beauty products & cosmetics. All of these ingredients are synthetic & harmful, not only to the environment, but to our health as well. 

In order to help The Essential Life community make the swap to a green beauty routine, our beauty experts have embarked on a journey of exhaustive research & a ton of trial & error to find the perfect natural & organic beauty swaps to green-up your beauty routine. We've tried every natural skincare & beauty product we could find in order to bring you our top-five picks for natural cosmetics for each step of your beauty regimen. 

We've found the best natural & organic cleansers, moisturisers, facial serums, acne treatments, face masks, foundations, lip colours, mascaras & deodorants. Stay tuned to The Essential Life as we continue counting down the best beauty swaps to green up your beauty routine.

Our Top-Five Picks for Natural Acne Treatments for Your Green Beauty Routine

Osmia Organics Spot Treatment

Why We Love It: With acne treatments, there is a tendency to overwork the skin by choosing a product that is too harsh or too drying for your skin type (remember, just because you have acne, it doesn't mean you also have oily skin). Overly powerful acne treatments can have a detrimental affect when it comes to treating acne as they can leave your skin inflamed & irritated. This only leads to further breakouts, a lot of redness & a great deal of discomfort.

One of the things that we love about Osmia Organics' Spot Treatment is that this natural & organic acne treatment is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types. This treatment's soothing blend of Essential Oils works to actively calm your skin to prevent irritations & further breakouts.

Price: $22 USD


Odacite Black Cumin Cajeput Serum Concentrate

Why We Love It: With acne, there are a number of different types of blemishes & pimples that appear on your skin, all of which need to be dealt with in different ways. The most common types of blemishes involved in acne are blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules & cysts. Nodules & cysts are generally the most severe types of acne, the most painful & the ones that occur deep beneath the skin's surface making them the hardest to treat.

Odacite's Black Cumin Cajeput Serum is specially formulated to treat & prevent these deep-down blemishes. This natural & organic acne treatment works by penetrating deep into the skin's surface where is calms & soothes blemishes before they become problematic. It also sanitises & dries out infections in your pores. The best part is, this treatment does all of this without stripping your skin!

Price: $32 USD



Josh Rosebrook Complete Moisture Cleanse

Why We Love It: This is less of an acne treatment & more of a proactive approach to preventing acne by treating it before breakouts start. This cream cleanser is perfect for balancing oily skin or dry & dehydrated skin. It's powerful calming & balancing affect also make it perfect for combination skin.

This cleanser is unique in that it works to stop acne & prevent it by providing a deep clean without stripping or drying your skin. It is specially formulated to treat acne caused by oily build-up, as well as acne the develops in dry or combination skin. We included this cleanser in our list of all-natural acne treatments, rather than our top-five picks for natural cleansers, because it is specifically formulated to treat & prevent the development of acne & breakouts.

Price: $50 USD


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KYPRIS Beauty Clearing Serum

Why We Love It: Throughout our research into the best all-natural beauty products & cosmetics, KYPRIS Beauty quickly became one of our favourite skincare brands. While the price point on some of their treatments & moisturisers was in the higher-echelons of affordable, we couldn't deny how effective their products were which makes their products worth their weight in gold. Their Clearing Serum is no exception.

KYPRIS Beauty's Clearing Serum can be used both as a spot treatment, or as an all-over elixir to balance oily or dry skin & restore your skin's natural oil barrier. It has a unique matifying property which cools your skin to calm irritation & inflammation while keeping oil-production in check.

Price: $67 USD


Indie Lee Blemish Lotion

Why We Love It: When you need a quick, overnight fix for blemishes & breakouts, Indie Lee's Blemish Lotion has got your back. When you've got a pimple or zit that you need zapped, dab this lotion on the offending pore-invading blemish before you go to bed & let it work its magic through the night, while you slumber.

It's important to note, this isn't an all-over lotion. The secret to the effectiveness of this natural acne treatment, is it's powerful blend of ingredients which work to dry our & disinfect pores to soothe, calm & heal pimples, spots & blemishes. Using this lotion all over your skin could lead to dryness & irritation.

Price: $26 USD


Stay tuned as we continue to share the best all-natural swaps to green-up your beauty routine.

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