Acne B.O.P. Serum
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When blackheads, excess oil, and enlarged congested pores have overstayed their welcome, add my Acne B.O.P. serum to your routine to give them the boot! This serum is designed as a concentrated treatment for a very specific problem (problems that just happen to be the biggest culprits of acne breakouts and lowered self-esteem). In fact, this serum tackles “the big 3” problems so well, it’s named after them!
- Blackheads: This serum helps detox & purify those bad boys!
- Oil: This serum balances excessive oil production. When this is balanced and skin is exfoliated regularly, acne is stopped before it can start.
- Pores: As in enlarged, congested pores. This serum helps wash out and clear up congestion so pores can heal and relax.
The ingredients in this serum help balance oil production, clear out congested enlarged pores, and help purify blackheads. If you’re serious about clearing up acne, build a routine that's based on your skin's specific needs, then use this serum to boost your skin clearing efforts.
In a nutshell:
- Tackle the major signs of congestion
- Relieves overworked pores of blackheads and excess oil
- Helps prevent acne breakouts
- Balances oil production
- Absorbs quickly into the skin
- 100% natural
I already use a moisturizer! Why add a serum?
I don’t believe in adding more products to your skin care routine then needed, so you might be wondering why I’ve added serums to my line!
First off, I use them all the time! Why? Because serums are liquid tonics that are packed with vitamins, anti-oxidants and natural ingredients that contain active properties that target specific concerns. So if there’s something specific you want to work on, serums are an easy way to add some extra oomph to your routine!
Secondly, serums are formulated to penetrate deep into your skin so they can heal and target specific concerns. They are able to penetrate deeper than moisturizers and can help restore skin to a balanced state (and isn’t that the point?). Plus, they are non-comedogenic, so no need to worry about clogged pores or a greasy residue.
Although serums can be moisturizing, their main purpose is to add nutrients deep into your skin that a moisturizer isn’t able to reach and keep the hydration levels in your skin stable. Having said that, keep your moisturizer in your routine! Applying your moisturizer after you apply a serum will lock the serum into your skin allowing the serum to do its best work without evaporating into the air.
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- Apply your BOP serum after applying your mist (if you’re using one), and before your moisturizer. While moisturizers help lock serums into your skin, serums help lock mists into your skin! You don’t have to wait for the mist to fully absorb before applying your serum. But you should wait a few minutes between applying your serum and moisturizer.
- Apply any time after you wash your face (hands, or other affected area).
- During the winter, our skin needs extra help staying hydrated and protected from the elements. So, layer up your protection by using a mist, serum and moisturizer before heading out into the cold (or spending a lot of time in the dry indoor air!).
- Antibacterial properties make it beneficial in acne-fighting skin care products.
- Helps rid the skin of bacteria
- Therapeutic grade, 100% vegan
- Free of any synthetic compounds.
Willow Bark Extract
- Natural source of salicylic acid
- Known for it’s antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties
- Beneficial for acne-prone skin
- Contains flavonoids and other antioxidants
Tea Tree Oil
- Known for the disinfecting properties in natural skin care products
- Stops acne-causing bacteria in its tracks
- Contains anti-inflammatory properties helping to sooth breakouts and other skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis
- Speeds up the healing process for small wounds and breakouts
- Delivers heaps of Vitamin E
- Fatty acids deliver moisture and conditioning
- Vitamins A & C protect from free radicals and signs of ageing
- The perfect thickness for skin application and is commonly used as the base for green beauty products
- Polyphenols make this an excellent choice for treating acne
- Contains healthy amounts of vitamin C, D & E
- Brightens and smooths out your complexion
- Known for its pore support and ability to help regulate sebum production
- Particularly good for those with naturally oily skin and prone to congestion
- Can be used as a natural antiseptic
- Protects from tetanus germs and fungal infections, making it a preferred ingredient from those who suffer from skin ailments like eczema
- Known for its regenerative properties
- Slows down the signs of ageing
- Provides needed moisture to mature skin
- Improves texture and minimize the appearance of fine lines
- Super hydrator known for its abilities to balance and regenerate skin
- Contains shaman-like healing properties
- Aids in the calming and healing of acne and irritated/sensitive skin
Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Melaleuca Alternafolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment & Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract
* Organic Ingredients
- Lactobacillus Ferment & Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract: Salicylate-free / Contains coconut extract, which is not the same as coconut oil
- Size: 1oz / 30g
- Packaged in a glass bottle with a dropper lid.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
In the directions it says to apply after using a mist, but I'm currently using the hydra healing skin rescue gel. Is it ok to put the serum on top of a gel?
Absolutely! The idea is to apply our serums after any hydrator you’re using (whether that’s a mist or a gel). :)
What are the main differences between the Acne BOP and Balance serums?
The makeup of the oils (the actual components of each oil) is a significant difference as is the active properties of the essentials oils.
But without getting super meta, Balance serum is better at addressing hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and post-acne discoloration.
BOP serum is better at breaking down debris founded in clogged pores.
While they are both acne-prone skin safe, BOP is a better choice for those with oily skin, and Balance Serum is better for those with combo skin (i.e. only oily in their t-zone).
What would you say is the biggest difference between the Acne BOP serum and the refresh & reinforce drops?
So there's a HUGE difference between the BOP serum and the RR drops. The serum is a specific blend plant-oils that are good for balancing oil (through providing the skin with what it's trying to replace by pumping out more oil), decongesting (breaks down clogs), and giving a major dose of nourishment to the skin (vitamins, antioxidants). It's a product that is rich and provides essential building blocks (lipids) to the skin.
RR drops, on the other hand, don't provide building blocks or nourishment - instead, they help control oil by mopping it up. RR drops have to be used CAREFULLY as too much could dry out the skin and encourage congestion! It's for those who need some help keeping oil-munching bacteria from getting out of control.