I’m really excited to review Living Libations Blemish Bundle. As you already know, Living Libations is one of my favourite non-toxic, natural skincare lines. I’m always raving about their products because they’re great, and I find them especially good for balancing problemed-skin (and of course maintaining healthy skin as well).
I used to be scared of using skincare products with oil in them. Years ago I would never fathom putting oil straight on my acne prone face (I always thought oil would clog my pores, give me breakouts, and make my oily skin oiler).
But the reverse is true.
Through using Living Libations skincare products, I’ve come to see that oil is actually one of the best cleansers. It removes EVERYTHING, without stripping your skin of it’s own natural oils, and therefore helps to balance oily and combination skin, and keeps breakouts at bay.
I have found using oil as a cleanser to be especially nourishing for your skin. It keeps it soft and supple, heals breakouts and pimples faster, and can prevent scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles as well.
I know for myself, once I started using oil on my skin (both as a cleanser, and at night as a moisturizer), I’ve never looked back. I especially have a fondness for Living Libations Best Skin Ever, it’s one of the best oil blends on the market.
REVIEW | Living Libations – Blemish Bundle
The Blemish Bundle includes:
Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever (oil blend – can be used as a facial cleanser, makeup remover, face oil, and body oil)
Zippy DewDab (essential oil blend for spot treating pimples and breakouts)
Organic Hemp Cloth (washcloth for oil cleansing with Best Skin Ever)
What’s great about the Blemish Bundle is it’s an all-in-one bundle. It has everything you need for oil cleansing, moisturizing, and healing your breakouts and blemishes.
If you’re looking for a simplified (and effective) skincare routine to nourish and help heal your skin, the Blemish Bundle is all you need.
I would also say that if you’ve never done oil cleansing before, and you want to try it out, I strongly recommend the Blemish Bundle (there’s nothing worse than trying out oil cleansing for the first time and using the wrong oil that gives you blemishes and breakouts. Trust me, it happened to me, and I don’t want that to happen to you!).
Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever
Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever is an oil blend you can use in a variety of ways. It’s been formulated as a cleansing oil for the face (and especially good for acne prone skin), but it can also be used as a makeup remover, face oil, body oil, bath oil, massage oil, etc.
Living Libations has a whole range of Best Skin Evers including the Seabuckthorn, and also Vanilla, Rose, Neroli, Chocolate, Sandalwood, Frankincense.
I was previously using the Vanilla Best Skin Ever, which I was in love with (between Living Libations Gardenia Perfume and Vanilla Best Skin Ever, these two products compete over my all time favourites).
When I ran out of the Vanilla Best Skin Ever, I wanted to try the Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever because it’s always been their bestseller, and most popular of the Best Skin Ever range. I also received quite a few email requests to review it, so naturally I wanted to try it!
I’ve been using it daily for a over a month now, and I can see why the Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever is their most popular product, and why they included it in their Blemish Bundle.
Compared to the Vanilla Best Skin Ever, the scent of the Seabuckthorn is a lot more subtle, which is a more suitable choice for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
I personally never had any issues using the Vanilla Best Skin Ever on my face (and I love the scent), but because the scent is strong, I could see it potentially being an issue for some people, especially if used on the face. So, the Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever is a much safer option.
The Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever is a very light weight oil. I like that the carrier/base oils are jojoba oil, seabuckthorn, and tamanu oil – all of which are non-comedogenic, and the safest oils for acne prone skin.
In the past, there’s been a lot of oils that gave me breakouts and bumpy skin – and the Best Skin Ever is one of the few oil blends that always soothes my skin, and I can reliably use (and there’s nothing better than finding skincare products you can 100% trust and know works well with your skin).
I use the Best Skin Ever for cleansing my face (and at night I double cleanse with it). It’s such a lightweight oil, sometimes I use it as a face moisturizer as well (usually at night).
It’s been over a year that I’ve been using Living Libations Best Skin Ever range, and I’ve notice a huge difference in my skin. Cleansing with the Best Skin Ever has made my skin a lot clearer, brighter, smoother, and supple.
Because it nourishes while it cleanses, you might even be able to skip wearing a lotion or moisturizer when you use it (which can help prevent breakouts too).
I was really excited to try Zippity DewDab essential oil spot treatment.
What intrigued me most, the blend doesn’t contain the usual essential oils known for pimple treatments, like tea tree oil or lavender oil.
Instead it’s specially formulated with essential oils known for reducing scarring, inflammation, and irritation (carrot seed, blue tansy, immortelle, rosemary).
I will warn you, the scent is strong (it is an essential oil blend, and you’re only suppose to use a tiny drop). Don’t be swayed by the scent, because as strong as the scent is, the actual blend itself is extremely gentle (which is what your pimples need).
Zippy DewDab is formulated to be used as a spot treatment to speed up healing of blemishes and breakouts. What I like most about this product it works wonders on fading dark spots or marks from previous breakouts.
If you were to get the Blemish Bundle, I strongly recommend using Zippity DewDab to treat active pimples and breakouts, as well as using small dabs on previous pimples that haven’t completely faded.
I use Zippity DewDab once a day, at night, after washing my face Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever. If you use a serum, lotion, moisturizer, or oil after washing your face, I recommend dabbing a tiny drop of Zippity DewDab on blemishes as the final step of your skin care routine (small dab on top of your moisturizer or oil, and just on blemishes).
Organic Hemp Cloth
For Oil Cleansing, you’ll need a wash cloth. And it’s perfect that Living Libations includes one in the Blemish Bundle.
Since I started cleansing my face with the oil cleansing method, I’ve experimented with A LOT of different washcloths and flannels. Every cloth is different when it comes to absorbency of water, retention of heat, texture, and size.
If you’ve been washing your face with oil for a while now, you’ll know what I’m talking about when it comes to finding the perfect washcloths for your face. This is especially true for those of you with sensitive skin that needs washcloths that are soft in texture.
If you’re new to the oil cleansing method (washing your face with oil and washcloth), I strongly recommend trying all sorts of washcloths and flannels out. There’s so many different washcloths made with different fibres, blends, and weaves; each giving you different results.
Personally I believe finding the right washcloth that suites your skin is just as important as finding the right skincare products. If you’re using the wrong type of washcloth, you could end up irritating your skin and missing out on the benefits from oil cleansing.
As for the organic hemp washcloth that comes with the Blemish Bundle, it’s a terry cloth, so it’s soft (which is what you want!).
I’ve been using this washcloth for a few weeks now and it’s a good quality washcloth that holds up well with multiple washes.
What I like most about this washcloth is the size and that it holds heat well. This is a good washcloth to do a little steam treatment when cleansing your face with oil (after applying oil to your face, lay the warm washcloth over your face for 15-30 seconds, then remove the washcloth, rinse it out, and use it to wipe the remaining oil off your face). This technique will give you a deeper cleanse, and allow the oil to penetrate your skin more effectively.
In all, I really love Living Libations Blemish Bundle. It’s a perfect blemish kit. What sets this apart from most products formulated for acne prone skin is how gentle and nourishing it is. I stand behind products like this because it’s supporting your skin’s health, not going against it.
Now that I’ve tried two of the Best Skin Evers (vanilla and seabuckthorn), I’m excited to try the rest! Every time I finish a bottle, I will try another type (next one I want to try is the rose or neroli). It seems to me that if one of them works well with your skin, most probably the rest will as well.
If you wanting to try the oil cleansing method, here’s a video demo showing how to wash your face with oil, plus some oil cleansing tips specifically for acne prone and sensitive skin.