A while back, I received some little samples of OSEA Malibu Blemish Balm. Luckily, this has been perfect for battling those random breakouts!
At first, I thought this was an spot treatment packed with natural ingredients. Sure, it can be that, but it is intended to be used all over!
From OSEA Malibu:
SKIN TYPES: Oily, Acneic, Combo.
This light, absorbent, non-greasy moisturizer will heal blemishes and gently hydrate without clogging pores. A natural alternative to harsh retinols and synthetic chemicals, this healing balm reduces inflammation and prevents breakouts. Our proprietary base of three seaweeds combined with a healing blend of Cypress, Juniper, and Rosemary essential oils known for their anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, will leave your skin with a soft matte finish. Can be used under makeup.
Now given my dry, dry skin, I'm usually pretty hesitant to use anything marketed for oily skin all over my face. But, I finally tried it, and I was happily surprised to find that it is not drying! Only a pea size dot is needed to cover my whole face! I've used it both with a face oil underneath and by itself, and miraculously my skin didn't feel dry at all during the day.
I would say the finish is satin to matte, and it wears just fine under makeup. I'm not certain if it can act as a primer, as I don't really have any bases that don't last on me.
Of course, you want to know how well this treated blemishes. I've had a few of those pimples that hurt as they're growing underneath the skin, and this stuff has really shortened the life of those pimples. On those pimples that have already emerged, this stuff really brought the gunk to the surface overnight. By the end of the day, that white junk came out on its own, no popping needed! Impressively fast healing, that's for sure. I also applied it as a spot treatment to a blemish I felt growing near my nose, and I must have gotten it early enough for it never to emerge!
All in all, I think OSEA Blemish Balm is a really great treatment for days my skin isn't doing so great. I imagine it could balance out oily skin types, though I can't be certain. Oh, and the full size bottle is a whole 2oz for $42.
Do you plan to try OSEA Malibu's Blemish Balm? What are your favorite blemish treatments from more natural brands? :)