Oily skin can be troublesome to say the least. Aside from genetics, there are many other factors that can have us reaching for blotting paper sheets for a quick fix. Hot weather and hormonal stages can exacerbate oily skin and result in irritating breakouts with open pores and blackheads, which are never a good look and can be painful and sensitive to boot. Luckily, natural skincare experts Herbal Essentials are on hand to help kick oil to the kerb with their impressive oil control range packed with a host of nutrients and ingredients to successfully soothe and treat the skin.
The Herbal Essentials oil control range contains a natural, healing herb called Neem, also known as Margosa. It is known for being a true hero ingredient of Ayurveda with each and every part of the plant used for curative purposes from the roots to the leaves. Rich in Vitamin C, Neem is also renowned for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help to treat problematic and oil prone skin.
Take your skin from greasy to glowing with Herbal Essentials effective 4-step skincare solution:
Neem and Brahmi Face Wash (AED 109)
This alcohol-free, daily use facial wash is specially formulated with Himalayan Spring Water sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas. Rich in essential minerals, the water contains calcium and magnesium, and when coupled with the natural of ingredients of Neem and Brahmi, a herb extract that protects the skin from free radicals, your face is left thoroughly cleansed and refreshed. If you suffer with oily skin, it is imperative to remove make-up before you go to sleep, or even better, when you return home so your skin can breathe.
Neem Purifying Toner (AED 105)
This pore cleansing formula has been carefully made with Aloe Vera, known for its deep moisturising properties, alongside Neem which works wonders on oily or sensitive skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Apply this toner after cleansing to purify the skin and reduce the appearance of open pores and blackheads.
Aloe Vera and Honey Hydra 5 Gel (AED 149)
Hydra 5 has a moisturising gel formula and is the perfect anecdote for oily skin. It moisturises skin without leaving any greasy residue or stickiness, and the gel is infused with Honey, well known for its clarifying and soothing properties. This versatile and mattifying gel leaves the skin gently hydrated and provides an instant soothing and cooling sensation, making it a perfect choice for your summer skincare regime.
Neem and Rosemary Anti-Blemish Cream (AED 139)
If you suffer from blemishes and acne, this is a welcome addition to complete your daily skincare routine. Like all Herbal Essentials products this cream is formulated using Ayurvedic wisdom and with a specialblend of Rosemary Leaf Oil extracts and Neem, both offer soothing, antiseptic properties to aid in the elimination of any blemishes. This cream can be applied to any affected areas and left to dry overnight, or can even be used as a base underneath make-up.
In addition to a thorough daily skincare regime, it is vital to stay as hydrated as possible by drinking plenty of water and being mindful of the type of make up you use on your face. Choose non-pore clogging products such as mousse based foundations rather than liquid ones, or products that feel particularly heavy on the skin. Following these simple steps will leave your skin beautifully luminous with not an oil blotting sheet in sight!
Award winning UAE beauty brand Herbal Essentials offers a range of skincare products that use pure Himalayan Spring Water, untouched and unprocessed by man, which takes 20 years to pass through natural layers of rock, sand and clay which have superior macro mineral benefits for your skin. Shipped to Europe directly from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, this revitalising water, enriched in calcium, magnesium and potassium lends itself to helping create natural products for the face and body – ancient beauty wisdom with pure Himalayan Spring Water blended to the highest standards in Europe.
All products in the range are all-natural, paraffin and paraben free. Herbal Essentials is a certified member of PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” Programme, meaning products are not tested on animals. Herbal Essentials products are all certified by Dermatest GmbH, a leading German dermatologist research institute who have approved the products as “dermatologist tested/approved”. The brand is also a proud member of ‘1% for the Planet’ that aims in giving back to Mother Nature.