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Natural Acne Treatments with Tea Tree

Banish breakouts naturally with active herbs and acids

Written by: 100% PURE ®
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Acne: skin’s arch enemy. When faced with a breakout, we’ll go to great lengths to stop pimples in their tracks. After desperate measures and multiple acne treatments, we realize too late that we may have done more damage than damage control.

Common acne products are laden with harsh alcohols and chemicals, which can actually worsen your acne instead of offering long term solutions. It’s time to scout the enemy territory and fight back with natural acne treatments! We’re unveiling the benefits of plant-based ingredients, and how our newest collection will have you saying adios to those pesky pimples!


Why We Use Plant-Based Ingredients (and Avoid Common Ones)

We have a long history of plant-based natural acne treatments – and for good reason! The natural healing and antibacterial properties of plant-derived ingredients are second to none.

Rather than stripping your skin of essential moisture or aggravating acne, plant-based treatments can naturally calm acne inflammation and keep your skin’s pH in balance. Natural acne treatments can also be more approachable for dry or sensitive skin types than those made with harsh alcohols and acids.

With that in mind, it’s no wonder why we would steer clear of using common ingredients found in most mainstream acne products. These culprits include chemicals, acids, alcohols, and other stripping ingredients. These skin-irritating ingredients are not only stressing out your skin care, they are also wreaking havoc on your skin.

We want to avoid acne treatment products with excess alcohol, and especially acne treatment products that contain pore-clogging silicone. Alternative acne therapies with ingredients such as tea tree oil have been more popular for their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. They’re also more desirable than conventional treatments, due to fewer known side effects.

If you’re already deep into enemy territory, don’t stress! We’ve got your back with a new collection of super concentrated natural acne treatments.


Our Newest Natural Acne Treatment Collection

Researching and utilizing the best ingredients for acne is what we do best! While we (begrudgingly) accept that certain factors out of our control can trigger acne – hormones, medications, environmental elements – we know that we can control which products we use. They must harmonize with our unique skin type, and should focus on specific areas of concern instead of acting as a ‘blanket’ treatment that might be too harsh for our skin.

Tea tree oil is a true acne-fighter, and a natural alternative to common chemicals that will have pimples packing up for good. Known for its superstar antibacterial and anti-inflammatory powers, this essential oil is the holy grail for natural acne treatments. That’s precisely why it’s a star ingredient in our newest acne treatment collection!

Without further ado, say hello to our newest acne treatment team!


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Key Ingredients:

  • Tea Tree Leaf Oil (calming, unclogs pores, detoxifies)

  • Neem Seed Oil (calms acne and eczema)

  • Oregano Leaf Oil (neutralizes acne-causing bacteria)

  • Thymol (powerful antimicrobial lessens potential for acne)

  • Coco Betaine (biodegradable surfactant derived from coconut oil)


Key Benefits:
This ultra refreshing cleanser is your daily go-to for removing surface impurities from the skin. It uses calming botanicals to soothe active blemishes that might feel painful or inflamed, and gentle surfactants to cleanse the skin without over-stripping natural lipids.

This daily cleanser is packed with acne-fighting herbs. Many studies name oregano, thyme, and Thymol as the 3 most powerful antimicrobial herbs for acne. Thymol – a natural component of thyme – has natural preservative, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Rosemary is a superior herbal compound for balancing sebum production, making it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin.


What to Expect:
Expect an instant cooling sensation on skin, reduced oil, and squeaky clean skin that still feels hydrated.


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Key Ingredients:

  • Tea Tree Leaf Oil (calming, unclogs pores, detoxifies)

  • Neem Seed Oil (calms acne and eczema)

  • Azelaic acid (sourced from grains; gently exfoliating, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory)

  • Salicylic acid (sourced from Willow Bark; unclogs pores, gently exfoliates)

  • French Green Clay (removes excess oil, gently exfoliates, brightens)


Key Benefits:
Our Tea Tree Deep Detox Mask is a concentrated, clarifying mask made with natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients. This mask is a skin-win for soothing inflammation and detoxifying pores, using active herbs and gentle acids.

The dark green paste can be easily applied and rinsed, lifting away deep-set impurities that lead to stubborn blackheads and whiteheads. We love this mask for detoxing the skin after drinking or eating poorly, or during our period to calm hormonal breakouts. French green clay assists in reducing excess oil, to erase shine and clear clogged pores.


What to Expect:
Expect an instant cooling sensation, and for skin to appear calmer with reduced redness swelling. The complexion should feel deeply cleansed, smooth, and refreshed without an uncomfortably tight feeling.


turmeric

Key Ingredients:

  • Tea Tree Leaf Oil (calms inflammation, unclogs pores, detoxifies)

  • Neem Seed Oil (calms acne and eczema)

  • Green Tea Oil (soothes redness, manages oil, brightens)

  • Turmeric Root Oil (calms inflammation, brightens, reduces acne scarring)

  • Azelaic Acid (sourced from grains; gently exfoliating, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory)


Key Benefits:
Our Tea Tree Balancing Moisturizer is a game-changing moisturizer for acne-prone skin! It features anti-inflammatory neem oil and acne-fighting tea tree oil, plus refreshing eucalyptus and peppermint oils. This moisturizer effectively hydrates and balances skin with omega fatty acids, while turmeric lessens the appearance of acne scars.

This formula also boasts a soothing, cooling sensation to soothe inflamed, red, and swollen active pimples. The thin, ultra-lightweight feel of this lotion will make it seem you have nothing on when you’re packing a bunch of mighty acne warriors!


What to Expect:
Expect an instant cooling sensation, ultra lightweight hydration, and fast-absorbing moisture. Skin will feel calm, soft, and refreshed with each use.


peppermint

Key Ingredients:

  • Tea Tree (calms inflammation, unclogs pores, detoxifies)

  • Witch Hazel (calms inflammation and redness, soothes irritation)

  • Neem (calms acne and eczema)

  • Eucalyptus (calms and treats acne, soothes skin irritations, refreshes skin)

  • Peppermint (soothes skin irritations, reduces excess oil, cooling sensation)


Key Benefits:
This ultra concentrated, super lightweight spot treatment is perfect for treating active or stubborn blemishes. A highly active formula featuring witch hazel and tea tree makes quick work of fast-growing pimples. Peppermint and eucalyptus oils help to reduce acne-causing bacteria and prevent future breakouts, while neem oil reduces the risk of acne scars.


What to Expect:
Expect a water-weight texture and a potent concentration of acne-fighting power. Reduces the longevity of blemishes, lessens the likelihood of acne scars, and reduces swelling from acne.


We know acne can be frustrating to manage. Thankfully natural acne treatments are just a few clicks away, and can help keep acne at bay. With the proper skin care regimen, you can greatly reduce the occurrence of pesky lumps and bumps, or even prevent new ones from invading your skin.

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We carefully hand-select products based on strict purity standards, and only recommend products we feel meet this criteria. 100% PURE™ may earn a small commission for products purchased through affiliate links.

The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.

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