TROPIC TAMANU HEALING BALM, A MOISTURISING ACNE TREATMENT?
Tropic’s Tamanu Healing Balm is described as ‘Green Gold’, but does it live up to the hype?
Tropic products are vegan and cruelty-free, with the Tamanu Healing Balm being 100% naturally derived and made in Surrey. I have fallen in love with a fair few Tropic items in the past, whilst a higher price tag the quality on the whole is on point. The balm was created initially to be used on scars but has an endless list of uses. Utilising tamanu oil, monoi and shea butter along with blackberry extract and raspberry seed oil this lightweight balm is designed to give an antioxidant boost, a trusty sidekick protector.
Uses for this balm includes on stretch marks, sore skin from psoriasis or eczema, relieve irritation from bug bites, moisturise and smooth sunburn, balance our skin redness or even used on chapped lips. The use of this balm that I was most interested in was for reducing acne scarring and apply before bed to minimise blemish redness and inflammation.
Since the beginning of my twenties, I have struggled with acne. My scarring isn’t too bad, but I find my skin has become oily and dehydrated. Most acne medication dries out the surface of my skin, and sometimes the flaky dry skin looks worse than the blemishes!
Before bed, I have been using a little of the balm. The product does have a smell, neither pleasant nor unpleasant but not something I would wear throughout the day because of this. After one night use of I could see a difference in my skin. A few weeks on from using it and yes, I still get spots, but the skin is far less inflamed, and the dry patches of skin have cleared up. My blemishes seem to clear, and the balm is moisturising the skin without causing more flare-ups or making my skin oily.
My sister also struggles with her skin and tried Tropic’s Tamanu Healing Balm for one night. She was so blown away with the instant results that shes taken some of mine away in a little pot to continue using it. As she is someone who struggles with very sensitive skin, it is rare to find a product that is powerful enough to work on blemishes without causing the skin to react.
If you are wanting to try this yourself and aren’t wanting to commit to the hefty £32 price tag from the 60ml pot, then it might be worth trying the 20ml travel sized mini that costs £16 to see if it works as well for you as it has for me.
The balm is designed for irritated, inflamed or dry skin, stretch marks, scars and insect bites to help accelerate skin recovery so is a handy all in one skin saviour to have around. There are so many uses for this balm, to boost the repair of damaged skin through powerful natural ingredients.