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Acne and scarring.

Acne is nuanced– but it’s not a mystery.

Clear skin is on the other side of lowering inflammation holistically with nutrient-dense foods and ultra-healing skincare.

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Why tallow?

Acne is inflammation caused by imbalanced sebum levels, excess dead skin cells, and bacteria.

The reason “acne-fighting” products tend to do more harm than good is because the harsh chemicals strip moisture and push oxidation.

Tallow actually works with your skin to rebuild the moisture barrier, regulate cell turnover, prevent free-radical damage, lower inflammation, and neutralize acne-causing bacteria. 

This rich saturated fat closely resembles our skin’s natural sebum, so it effectively controls oil production and brings your skin back into balance without clogging your pores

We only use grassfed and grassfinished suet tallow because it has an even better saturated fatty acid lipid profile and contains higher concentrations of skin-loving vitamins A, D, K, E, and glutathione (an antioxidant that supports tissue building and repair). 

Feed your skin instead of fighting your acne.

Why frankincense resin?

Frankincense Sacra resin extract (oleoresin) is an incredibly anti-inflammatory and antiseptic treasure.  This means it quickly calms aggravated skin while killing off (and preventing) acne-causing bacteria. 

What’s even better is the triterpenes and boswellic acids in frankincense resin help harmonize skin cell turnover to keep pores clear and prevent the formation of scars.  It truly clears your skin on all fronts.

Why spruce resin?

Broken-out skin is wounded skin– and that’s where spruce resin comes in. This amber-colored medicinal balm has an impressive acid profile and rich lignan content that can naturally accelerate the skin healing process. 

The nourishing oils seal and protect broken skin, while resin acids destroy the cell walls of acne-causing microbes so they can't multiply on your skin. Spruce resin can also help turn over excess dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores that lead to breakouts.

Why magnesium?

A huge driver of acne breakouts is nutrient depletion caused by stress.  One of the most vital minerals in the body is magnesium because it regulates thousands of enzymatic reactions and plays a critical role in metabolic health. 

When magnesium stores are low, the whole system takes a hit: liver detoxification, insulin regulation, gut health, antioxidant production, and hormone balance.  Focusing on this master mineral will support every aspect of your health– especially your skin.

Why methylene blue?

Methylene blue helps the skin in more ways than one, thanks to its potent antioxidant powers. Not only does it prevent and reverse UV-induced oxidative stress that leads to premature aging, but it also works with red light to speed up skin cell regeneration and fend off acne-causing bacteria.

What’s really at the root of acne?

A lot of things can trigger a breakout. Everyone’s context is different.

But it all stems from inflammation.  

And nothing inflames the body more than stress, hormonal imbalance, poor gut health, nutrient deficiencies, and sluggish detoxification. 

Can nourishing tallow-based skincare help with acne?  Absolutely.

But true healing comes from within.  

Topical treatments don’t address underlying imbalances in the body.

Skin nutritionist, Katie McKersie of Holistico, has been where you are and is shining a light on how to finally clear acne (for good).

In this guest blog post, she dives deep into each aspect of skin health and highlights practical steps you can take to get to the root of your acne.

All About Acne - by Katie McKersie of Holistico

All About Acne - by Katie McKersie of Holistico

By Caitlin Warrington

How to clear your skin from within.

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The philosophy behind each skincare recipe.