Can Bergamot Oil Help Acne?

Can bergamot oil help acne? For those of us with blemish-prone skin, facial products containing oil tend to send us running in the opposite direction. My skin is already oily, and I don’t want to clog my pores with a greasy product.

Bergamot Dry Oil Combats Oily Skin

HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil is different. It is not heavy oil that sits on top of your skin. It is actually a dry oil, meaning it sinks directly into the skin to heal and balance from below the surface. This lightweight moisturizer is non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores (and we all know clogged pores can lead to more pimples!).  A powerful combination of grape seed, jojoba, calendula, and bergamot oil help acne, heal scars, and cure minor skin irritations while gently moisturizing and balancing the skin.

Lightweight Moisturizer

Not only is Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil a great anti-acne defense, it is also a lightweight moisturizer. On clean, dry skin, gently massage a small amount on your face and neck (a little goes a long way). Your skin will be soothed and hydrated – it is the perfect daily moisturizer for normal to oily skin.

I have to admit, I was a skeptic myself when I first looked into using bergamot oil, but I gave it a try and found it to be one of the best solutions for my blemish-prone skin. I even use it at night to help prevent future breakouts! This stuff is liquid anti-acne gold.

Spring Skincare Products We Love

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On Sale in Honor of Spring!

 

Spring is in the Air

Time to break out your spring skincare products! Now that the sun is out and nature is in bloom, cold winter nights wrapped up inside by the fire are replaced by outside adventures and lighthearted evenings on a patio. Life is in full bloom, and it is time to celebrate.

Spring is a Big Bouquet of Flowers

Bright colors and rich greens rejuvenate sleepy landscapes, and nature fills the air with the budding aroma of flowers, trees, and fruits. Inspired by spring’s natural bounty, HollyBeth created her signature Flourish Perfume, a delightful combination of jasmine and rose mixed with hints of lavender and bergamot. Soft scents of floral and earth perfectly combine to evoke the blooming flavors of a new beginning. It is the perfect perfume to add to your spring skincare products.

Spring is an Orchard of Fresh Fruit

Crisp citrus flavors of orange and lemon energize the spirits and uplift the soul. One of my favorite HollyBeth Organics spring skincare products is her Citrus All Over Cream. A refreshing blend of camellia, jojoba, and sweet almond oil adorned with lemon, lime, and orange essential oils create this delicious moisturizing cream that nourishes the skin and tantalizes the senses. And as an added bonus, the citrus-based cream naturally repels pesky bugs! Looking for a spring skincare shea butter? Try HollyBeth’s Lemon Lime Shea Butter Cream. This southern-inspired cream infused with invigorating lime and lemon enlivens the skin with happy hydration. And in honor of spring, HollyBeth Organics’ Lemon Lime Shea Butter is on sale! Click here to add this zesty moisturizing cream to your spring skincare routine.

Spring has arrived! Time to let your skin enjoy it, too.

The Best Organic Face Moisturizer

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The Best Organic Face Moisturizer

Looking for the best organic face moisturizer? Look no further than HollyBeth Organics’ Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer. This nourishing blend of camellia, rosehip, and sea buckthorn oils combine with antioxidant-packed Vitamin E to balance and protect your skin while antiseptic properties help reduce the signs of scars and aging. This velvety do-all is great for every skin type, even sensitive and rosacea-prone.

Fan Favorite

This silky face cream is one of HollyBeth Organics’ most popular products. Not only is our Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer a customer favorite, it is also a must have face making tool for professional makeup artist Fiona Stiles, and even in the travel bag of actress Nikki Reed! Definitely the best organic face moisturizer in our book ;).

Ready to see what all the fuss is about? Our Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer is available in a 2 oz. or sample size.

Know Your Skin Type

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Many factors play a role in the condition of your skin, including hormones, climate, and age. It is important to recognize the state of your skin in order to find the right products to restore balance.

Dry Skin

Skin feeling dehydrated, tight, and flakey? You are experiencing dry skin, which indicates a lack of moisture. Overexposure to cold or heat, excess use of cleansing products, or a natural result of aging can leave your skin dehydrated. Go for hydrating cleansers and thicker moisturizers, while avoiding heavy toners and chemical-based products that zap oil production and dry out the skin.

Check out HollyBeth Organics’ Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer, the perfect face hydrator for those in need of extra moisture.

Oily Skin

Prone to a shiny t-zone area? Your body is over-producing sebum, on oily substance made by your sebaceous glands to protect against dryness. Hormone changes or exposure to heat may be responsible for oily skin. Go for lightweight products that won’t clog pores and natural ingredients like grapeseed that help regulate oil production. Try to avoid over-cleansing, as this can dry out the skin, encouraging your sebaceous glands to secrete more oil to compensate for the loss of moisture.

Try HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil, a lightweight dry oil that quickly absorbs into the skin to restore balance and reduce oiliness – its antiseptic properties help fight acne as well!

Sensitive Skin

Notice your skin gets splotchy, irritated, or itchy when you change your beauty routine or experience a new environment? You may have sensitive skin, which can be caused by an allergy or reaction to extreme weather. Keep track of what irritates you and steer clear of products with foreign ingredients. Go for organic products with natural ingredients and keep it simple.

Use a cleanser like HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Foaming Cleanser. It is gentle on skin while combating oil and removing makeup (and like all HollyBeth Organics products, it is 100% USDA Certified Organic!).

Most of us will experience all of these skin conditions, so make sure to maintain balance with the help of the right products.

Peppermint

handsPEPPERMINT… Not just for the Holidays!

Recently, I have been bombarded with “Christmas in July” adverts and coupons and therefore my thoughts have been laced with sugar plum fairies and peppermint candy.  Historically (and well before the pineapple) peppermint has been a symbol of hospitality. Of all the essential oils, peppermint is one,that even the most neophyte of consumers, have a distinct memory or experience.  From the smell of indulgent, candy cane laden hot chocolate during winter vacations to an invigorating peppermint tea prepared with healing love to combat a stomach ache peppermint can be found peppered in our lives.  Growing up, the smell of peppermint always is interconnected to home remedies for chest congestion, skin irritations and the rare joy of being allowed to chew gum!

As a new mother many years ago, I distinctly remember relying on the soothing, menthol encumbered ambient air as we struggled with the first upper respiratory congestion that our daughter experienced.  The peaceful properties of peppermint were calming and restorative for my shot nerves.  As a preemie born at 25 ½ weeks, her delicate point were her lungs.  My husband’s face when I suggested that we have faith in the “old school” therapy of lathering her feet with peppermint cream to combat her cough was priceless – only to be outdone when her coughing subsided!

From a scientific standpoint, peppermint is a cross between spearmint and water mint. The plant can be found in Europe, Asia and North America.  While there are close to 30 species of peppermint, the majority of peppermint is harvested in North America.  The Egyptians, who were medicinally advanced, used peppermint leaves for gastritis and indigestion.  In the late 17th century and the early 18th century the Europeans used peppermint not only for stomach ailments but also menstrual infirmities.

The aroma of peppermint has been shown to raise readiness and improve memory.  Who could not benefit from this??  In addition to containing vitamin A and vitamin C, findings indicate that peppermint oil exhibits antifungal, analgesic, antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

Upon being introduced to the HollyBeth Organics line, I was delighted to find the Orange Peppermint Shea Butter.  The glimmering shea butter consistency and the unpolluted peppermint has a multiplicity of uses.  “Nono” uses it on his face and hair, while my daughter uses it on her feet after a long ballet class and I recently massaged my temples during a debilitating migraine.  As if this was not sufficient, I recently gifted a friend that is fighting breast cancer and she has shared with me that it has helped subside the hot flashes and nausea post treatment.

An ancient medicinal tool and a modern medicine cabinet must have… Peppermint!

Gabriela Gonzalez-Lamberson

photo: HollyBeth’s Mother’s hands