Dealing with acne and clogged pores is tricky. There are loads of chemical-laden skincare products on the market that promise less breakouts and improved texture in a few weeks time, but artificial ingredients and harsh exfoliators are the last thing that your sensitive, broken-out skin wants.
And let’s face it—your skin deserves better than that! Pore Hero is our natural take on a gentle daily cleanser. It’s safe for all skin types (yes, even acne-prone complexions!) and is infused with green tea extract, activated charcoal, tamanu and coconut oils.
Say no more to dry spots, acne, dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles—Pore Hero is here to save the day! Don’t be fooled into thinking that harsh ingredients are the only cure for your distressed skin.
Natural ingredients are powerful and effective, even on tough-to-treat, acne-prone skin. Read on to discover the benefits of tamanu oil, coconut oil, activated charcoal, and green tea extract.
Tamanu Oil Benefits
Tamanu oil—you guessed it—from the tamanu nut, is sourced from the Ati tree native to the South Pacific and is unique for its healing properties. So yes, this oil will take you and your skin straight into the tropics. Tamanu oil is capable of promoting the generation of new tissue and the growth of skin cells (i.e. it strengthens and regenerates the skin as it hydrates).
For this reason, tamanu oil can address many skin concerns such as acne, scars, rosacea, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, dermatitis, and sunburn—you name it! Among the many benefits of tamanu oil, it is a natural antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and even has natural deodorizing properties.
Since it is natural and mild, tamanu oil is safe for use several times per day. Are you soaking in tamanu oil yet?
Coconut oil is a magical ingredient that can fight acne from the inside the body and on the surface of the skin. When consumed, coconut oil’s fatty acids, like lauric acid and caprylic acid, are metabolized into antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal agents within the body. Meaning these fats fight off bacteria and viruses that can lead to blemishes, inflammation and candida overgrowth which can lead to acne.
Rub coconut oil onto the surface of the skin and these same antibacterial and anti-fungal properties apply! So, like tamanu oil, coconut oil does a lot more than just hydrate the skin—it can actually help fight off acne, too! Worried about applying oil to your acne-prone skin? Sure, it sounds counter-intuitive, but coconut oil can be the cure to a new and improved complexion!
Acne-prone skin needs hydration, too, and coconut oil not only serves as a source of moisture, but fights off acne-causing bacteria as it works.
Activated Charcoal Benefits
Oil, dirt, and pollution can all take a serious toll on our skin—think: dullness, dryness, breakouts, and uneven texture. Activated charcoal is nature’s potent detoxifier that traps and removes chemicals and toxins from the body and skin. Think of activated charcoal as a sponge: It’s surface is extremely porous and picks up bits of toxins as it moves across the skin’s surface. Like our skin, activated charcoal has millions of tiny pores that bind to toxins trapped on our skin. Once these toxins bind to the surface of activated charcoal, they can be rinsed away and removed from our complexions. Crazy, right? And don’t get this charcoal fooled with the charcoal you use in your summer BBQ’s. Activated charcoal is sourced from coconut shells and can actually be ingested—in fact, it’s potent enough to help treat alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses. Activated charcoal may look dirty, but it’s one ingredient you’ll want to look out for if you’re desiring a deeper-clean and a healthier complexion.
It’s no secret that drinking a cup of green tea daily can have long-term health benefits (and tastes delicious, too!), but green tea can do so much more than provide you with an early-morning boost of caffeine. Green tea contains a high concentration of antioxidants known as catechins, which increase antioxidant capacity and help fight the effects of oxidative stress. Green tea extract is, as you may have guessed, a concentrated form of green tea that is equally as potent and beneficial to your health. When applied to the skin, green tea extract has many benefits. It’s been shown to treat a range of skin problems like rosacea, dermatitis, loss of elasticity, inflammation, and premature aging. What’s more? Green tea extract has been shown to be a natural hydrator, too! No matter what your skin concerns may be, green tea extract is a safe and gentle ingredient that is beneficial for all skin types.
For all the benefits of tamanu oil, coconut oil, activated charcoal, and green tea extract in a single product, we’ve found your match—Pore Hero is here to give you a better skin-day.