Treat your acne scars with products that are not filled with toxic chemicals. These are not in any particular order as I have noticed some work better than others on different skin types. The products in this list are either USDA certified organic or certified by a different agency. When buying skincare products, I try to avoid products with synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. I find that these products work best when incorporated into a beauty routine or when they’re mixed with other ingredients. For instance, I benefit most from Rosehip oil when I mixed it with Aloe Vera and Tea Tree oil, however I still love it when I use Aloe Vera by itself.
Rosehip oil has essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and Provitamin A. The essential fatty acids in rosehip oil, Omega 6 & Omega 3, are fatty acids which our bodies can’t produce. The two fatty acids are important for growth and repair. They have anti-inflammatory effects and reduce the skin’s water loss. Vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory effects, both inside and outside; and It helps regenerate skin cells. Beta Carotene (provitamin A) is an antioxidant and contains tretinoin. Rosehip oil is better absorbed by the skin than most facial creams.
Best for these skin types: all skin types, but should not be used on broken skin
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
Rhada Beauty Rosehip Oil
Jojoba oil is rejuvenating and moisturizing. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Jojoba oil is similar to the natural skin oil (sebum) and has a comedogenic rating of 2, which means it will not clog your pores. It actually levels out the skin’s natural oil production which makes it great for oily and acne prone skin.
Best for these skin types: all skin types
Jojoba Oil by Kate Blanc
Radha Beauty Jojoba Oil
Aloe Vera is simply amazing! When it comes to Aloe Vera, you can either make your own homemade gel or buy it already made. Aloe Vera does wonders when it comes to acne and acne scars. I find Aloe Vera very soothing and moisturizing. Aloe Vera has hormones which have healing and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it great at treating acne. It also has antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Best for these skin types: all skin types.
Aloe Vera gel – Beauty By Earth
Organic Aloe Vera Gel – Sky Organics
Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory effects, both inside and outside; and helps regenerate skin cells. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, and can hydrate skin. Skin types like mine, which are very oily, probably shouldn’t use Vitamin E because its levels are higher in people with increased sebum production or people who naturally produced a lot of oil. I wouldn’t use Vitamin E on my face because it’s very oily but the rest of my skin is dry so it can definitely use some Vitamin E.
Best for these skin types: all skin types, except oily skin
Vitamin E Oil – Kate Blanc Cosmetics
Vitamin C & E Serum – Amara Organics
Vitamin C is critical in the production of collagen, and is also an antioxidant. Collagen facilitates the growth of connective tissue and gives our skin strength and elasticity. Collagen production declines as we age, so mature skin may greatly benefit from Vitamin C. Vitamin C is found to reduce the skin’s water loss, which decreases the risk of dry skin.
Best for these skin types: all skin types, especially mature skin.
Vitamin C Serum – Amara Organics
Radha Beauty Vitamin C serum
Have you tried any of these? Let me know.