Plant-Powered Beauty (BenBella, 2018) by Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault offers plant-based alternatives to mass-produced beauty products, with recipes that enable readers to make their own products to maintain their natural beauty and promote health and well-being. This acne gel makes one fluid ounce in only 5 minutes.
When unsightly acne appears, we recommend treating it naturally with ingredients that offer antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties, along with soothing agents to ensure the inflamed skin does not dry out and become unbalanced. Our blemish gel is packed with healing plant-based essential oils that go right to work on your problem area, while benefiting from a moisturizing and anti-inflammatory base of aloe vera and a cleansing boost of witch hazel.
Aloe has been used for over two thousand years and is often called the “miracle plant” due to its skin-healing powers. It contains a compound called saponin that boasts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and is prized for its antiseptic powers, moisturizing abilities, and skin-soothing properties.
Recent studies have recognized that aloe also works to improve collagen formation during wound healing,30 thereby making it a favored acne treatment ingredient.
Excerpted with publisher’s permission from Plant-Powered Beauty by Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault and published by BenBella, 2018.
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