Cleansing can be hard for those with acne prone, sensitive, and oily skins. Those of us with acne have been marketed scrubs to exfoliate away our blemishes, as well as harsh face washes packed with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide to dry out our over-productive oil glands. Each of these conventional methods often leave us with a red, chapped, and irritated complexion that’s far from blemish-free.
This is where our tomato bar comes in to play. Here at SkinOwl, we decided to come up with a different approach to cleansing oily and acneic skins.
We traded in physical exfoliants, such as scrubs, for fresh tomato juice, whose fruit acids gently exfoliate revealing brighter, more even-toned skin. Packed with Vitamins A, C, and K, tomato juice encourages firm and healthy skin cell production, collagen synthesis, and skin healing. The lycopene found in tomato juice even helps shield the skin from UV rays.
We also formulated our tomato bar with bentonite clay to draw out impurities and excess oil from within the skin, as well as to help to purify pores.
We included tea tree oil and lavender oil as gentle, yet very effective substitutes for salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. These powerful oils help kill acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin while at the same time reducing the redness and inflammation associated with blemishes. May Chang oil acts as an astringent, contracting the pores and protecting the skin once cleansed.
Lastly, we’ve got our nourishing olive oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter. These oils and butters help to soften, nourish, and deeply moisturize the skin. Plus, our pledge to not use any comedogenic coconut oils or contentious palm oils, leaves us feeling proud to have provided a cleanser that’s not only good for your skin, but also for the environment.
One of our favorite characteristics of our tomato bar is that it’s also perfect for sensitive skins! Thanks to the gentle formula, fresh natural ingredients, and healing and calming properties, those with sensitive skin will love using this bar.
How to Use Tomato Bar to Its Fullest Potential
Now that you know why our tomato bar is amazing for your oily, acneic, and sensitive skin, here’s how to use it!
- Face Cleanser: This may seem obvious, as it was our original intent for this product to be used as a face wash, but this little guy does some pretty amazing things for your skin. Use it on your face to gently exfoliate, brighten, and fight acne! If you’re a makeup wearer, I’d recommend removing makeup first before using our tomato bar as your cleanser.
- Body Wash: Just because you use it on your face doesn’t mean you can’t use it for the rest of your body! If you’ve got body acne or skin sensitivity on areas other than your face, use our tomato bar as your treatment. Or, if you’re looking for a simple, yet powerful, all-natural formula to cleanse your body with, our tomato bar is your answer!
- DIY Cleanse and Exfoliate: Stick your tomato and charcoal bars together so that you can cleanse and exfoliate at the same time! Learn how to here!
To use our Tomato Bar, soak bar under warm water and apply lather onto entire face. Rinse and pat face dry. Can be used morning and night as a daily face cleanser.