Unlisted Brand • Tamanu Oil • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
ive been using tamanu oil for about a year now. i have very clog prone acne-prone skin and this hasnt cause me any problems. when i first started using it, it made my skin peel which was... alarming, but i continued to use it and my skin has had a nice glow ever since. the only time i cant use tamanu oil is if i have done a tca peel, it gets trapped underneath the dried out skin and gives me painful whiteheads.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I have been using tamanu oil for about 6 months and i do notice a difference in my skin. I would say that overall, it has made my skin better. But i also mix this with an msm lotion i got at whole foods, so i think the combination of these two products has helped with the acne scars. that and i got a derma roller but ive only used it 2x in the last 3 months. The oil can tend to dry out my skin if i use it in the morning and evening. So, just focus on applying it to the areas that i'm trying to heal (i.e. where i have acne marks/scars). Also, before i wash my face i take almond or grapeseed oil to remove the dirt/makeup..i think that keeps it from drying out too much.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Wonderful stuff. I purchased the Aura Cacia brand. I have been using it only a short time and it makes my face so smooth. Smells a little odd but I can get past that. I was using jojoba oil to moisturize my face but have been using tamanu in place of the jojoba. The tamanu is thicker and less slick feeling than the jojoba and it seems to really make my skin glow more. I think I will probably be using tamanu oil for life now.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
I don't have acne but I have been using Tamanu oil for about 1 week now and I must say I love it. The texture is medium, it does sink in but it also stays on top enough to provide moisture. I never liked using just an oil as a moisturizer , but this one I love. the texture and the natural fragrance doesn't bother me. I am intrigued by some of its properties but I will have to report back because of some of the reviews stating how it dried thier skin, it is possible because this oil gets a lot of reviews about how it is great for acne, so it is very possible it can be drying. As for some of the bigger claims like skin thickening we shall see, I would say that is a tall order for an oil to be able to thicken skin, but I will say that it does have skin healing properties. Worth a try !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've never had a acne problem until I was an adult... I had it so bad that it made me depressed and desperate to get rid of it. One of my girlfriends told me about this upon seeing it on Dr. Oz. I thought to myself hey it wouldn't hurt to try this. I'm so glad I did... I use tamanu oil religiously. I use it in the morning before I put on my makeup and again in the evening after my shower, before bed. FYI once you start using this oil, your skin will look like it's getting worse, before it starts getting better... So, don't give up!! Within a couple of weeks of using this, I saw that my acne was going away and noticed that my skin looked healthier with a natural glow to it. It has helped with reducing the appearance of my acne scars by helping it fade, diminish and become less noticeable. I've used the tamanu oil by New Chapter and Natural Styles. I would say that purchasing the 1 oz lasts about 6 months. You only need to use a couple of dabs of this oil in your T zones and you just rub the product in in a circular motion. There are so many benefits to this product too.. It can be remedies for joint pains, arthritis, bruises, oozing wounds, chapped lips, help prevent wrinkles, acne, stretch marks, and preventing diaper rash.
This is yet the best beauty secret I've discovered! I highly recommend this product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been religiously using this every night before I sleep, all over my face, for 5 weeks. It's quite the miracle worker for someone like me, who's been suffering from acne and post-acne scars for the past 8 years. In just these 5 weeks of nightly use, it has considerably lightened the acne scars on my face. My face actually GLOWS in pictures, I'm not even kidding about that. Must be all the massaging I do to really work this product into my face before I sleep. If you're suffering from acne, get a bottle of this, and work it into your face daily for 1 to 2 months before you start seeing distinct results.
EDIT: This oil also has astringent properties which is probably why it works great on oily, acne-prone skin. In the past year, my skin has been slowly changing from oily to dry, and now it's properly dry. I notice that my skin is rather flaky after having massaged Tamanu Oil on my face and having let it sit overnight. So dry-skinned folks, you might only want to use this as a spot treatment.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I went to my local health food/beauty store to buy an all-natural argan oil for my face, they didn't have any. I did notice a bottle of Tamanu oil, since I have never heard of it I did a quick search. It boasts skin care benefits to many skin aliments from acne to wrinkles to sun burns the list is quite extensive. The product had all of the requirements to be top quality so I thought I would try it. Primarily I wanted this for anti-aging although I still do have the occasional cystic breakout now and then. I am one week into this applying day and night and my skin is glowing no flakes from winter dryness and I've noticed a reduction in the redness around my nose. This is non-greasy quick absorbing and works well under makeup. I am currently nursing two pimples and it has helped speed up the process immensely! Anti-aging??? Well I hope so but I know that doesn't come over night :) the only down side to this product is the smell. It is very woodsy with a slight green tea smell, it's not obnoxious but if you are sensitive it might be a turn off. If you want an all-natural, all around good moisturizer this could be a great option.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've had pretty bad skin - acne, mainly - for the past 10 years. Tamanu Oil came as a lifesaver. Though it didn't get rid of my horrendous breakouts, the number of them that I got reduced significantly. However, after using it for the 3rd month, my face started getting very dry and flaky. I even tried mixing it with my Cetaphil moisturizing lotion, but I was still flaky. It worked relatively well on breakouts, but made my once oily skin extremely dry.
Now I use Tamanu Oil in conjunction with Silkia Camellia Oil, which the latter has completely eliminated my breakouts and restores moisture in my face. I get the occasional (around that time of the month) zit now, which is/are very small. Both of these oils have done wonder for my skin and now I use them with the hope that my pitted acne scars diminish, which they seem to be doing after 3-4 months of continuous use. Overall, I'm very happy with Tamanu Oil (along with the Silkia Camellia Oil) and I feel more confident now than I have in many years.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This oil is great. It does what very expensive serums or creams should do get rid of wrinkles,scars,acne you name it skin issues. I got it from Whole Foods. Its not too expensive compare to other stuff. Best if used with wet or damp skin best to spritz a toner first or water then warm oil in hands and pat then rub then pat oil on skin. Not fan of smell but not too bad.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
Really, I envy you girls who can use natural products. Bought the hype and tried this oil, can only stand one week, from the 1st usage my skin is clogged with big big comedones, all over my pores, from my nose, my forehead, cheek, you name it. Been trying to use it straight, mixed with creams, under serum, all with the same results : heavy heavy comedones and I'm not seeing improvement on my already existing acne. So this is yet another natural product that will be buried under the shelves, along with my tea tree oil, EVOO, burts bees, african black soap, aztec mask...the list goes on. I guess I just have to get back to my chemical ridden products :(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am 36 and I had the double-whammy of wrinkles and acne sprinkled with seasonal skin (dry in the winter and oily in the summer) and my spots always scar. I had started using Fresh's Seaberry Moisturing Oil and, although moisturizing, caused a horrible breakout on my cheeks of bumps that could not be extracted. So I had spots, scabbies, and flaking. I was desperate and went to MakeupAlley for help. I am trying to cut out all processed skincare products and knew that I needed an oil to help with my dryness and wrinkles. I stumbled upon the Tamanu Oil reviews and they sounded too good to be true but I was in pursuit of a miracle!
The oil: The oil is green and does have a root-like smell, but not overpowering. Slightly thicker than EVOO. I purchased the Aura Cacia Nourishing Tamanu Oil, 1 fl oz. for $14.99 at Whole Foods, but it can be found cheaper online.
Routine: My routine is to wash with Dove soap, pat dry, then gently rub in 1 pump (about 4 drops) of Tamanu Oil. When I wake up, I use a warm washcloth and wipe my face and then apply makeup. My skin is still moist, but not oily, and looks plump and clearer.
Summary: No new breakouts in 7 days (a new record) and my spots are healing quickly and scars are fading. This is truly something you have try! This stuff is amazing!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Wow is all i can say! I have lots of different oils i use,seabuckthorn,rosehip,avacado but they all seem to cause cloggs or pimples after a while so i only use them around my eyes.I baught my tamanu oil at the health food store.In the 9 days of useing this my face is completly clear.It has gotten rid of a few pimples is fading some old scars and taken away a lot of any redness on my cheeks.I use it morning and night and like others will never be without it.I am 48 years old and nothing has ever worked this quick and given such great skin,even my retin a and azelac creme which ive been using for 3 years has never cleared me like this oil has.A must try!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this and Passion fruit oil to try from Garden of Wisdom. At around $8 for a 1oz ounce bottle this is the pricier of the oils I've ordered but not what I would consider expensive. Since I usually only use this a couple of drops at a time this size could last me well over 6 months. This doesn't absorb as quickly as Passion Fruit oil but it has a drier less soft feel on the skin when it does. It gives the skin a nice glow and doesn't make my combo skin oily but I like it best for it's great healing properties. It worked overnight to help calm down and heal a monthly break out. This works well with other oils and I've used this mixed with mango butter, tea tree & lavender EO's and some candelilla wax as a kind of first aid balm . I keep it in an old mint tin in my purse for emergencies and it works great on itchy bug bites, scrapes etc.. Other posters are bothered by the smell of this oil. It's a distinctive green scent but it doesn't bother me and doesn't seem to linger after you put it on. The only thing in comparison I can offer up is that this is nothing anywhere near as potent as Neem oil and is a great alternative for those of you like me who want something healing but just can't take the smell.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I use pure tamanu oil from volcanicearth.com and it reduces my acne considerably! Be sure to only use a few drops and apply it to your wet face - it can clog if you use to much or on dry skin! If you don't want to use it "straight", I'm sure you can mix it in either your regular facial cream or a homemade one.
Tamanu oil one of those "miracle" products straight from nature, and can be used on a variety of skin conditions. At first I thought it smelled weird, sort of like parsnip or some other root vegetable, but I quickly got used to it and now I hardly notice the smell when I put it on. Only drawback is the price, but it lasts very long and gives great results, so I think it's worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I suffered from Perioral Dermatitis for over two years, trying everything under the sun to help. After many cycles of antibiotics and the side-effects of that, I went completely natural in my beauty routine. For about a year I kept the POD mostly at bay using tea tree oil, but it was always still visible, and flared up often. Truly at my wit's end, I decided to try tamanu oil. Not expecting much, I started applying it just under my nose and on my chin where the POD affected me. Within days, it was vastly improved. Within a month, my POD was cured. Not just temporarily better, but actually CURED!!! A year later, I still have not seen a sign of the POD. Tamanu oil is a miracle oil, and I would recommend it for any number of skin conditions. Try it, you might be amazed!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've been stressed for the last couple of months and my skin has been scary. Lots of clogged pored that would improve after a facial+extraction, but then go right back to pre-facial status. Most recently, I got a facial right before an international trip and by the time I got back my face was even worse than before, with a combo of tiny little bumps on my forehead and lower cheeks, plus larger red bumps on my jawline and under my chin. It was the worst I've my face in my whole life, honestly. And of course this is the kind of thing that cannot be disguised by makeup, due to the texture.
Enter the tamanu oil (from aura cacia) that I had in my cabinet that I has forgotten about. I remembered it was supposed to help acne, so I thought why not. After washing my face at night, I used about 2 pumps, warmed it up in my palm, and massaged it into my face and neck until mostly absorbed. On bigger blemishes, I used a dot of Mario Badescu drying lotion. In the mornings I applied it very sparingly only on affected areas, under my moisturizer.
One week later my skin is 95% clear- no joke. I am blown away. Nearly all of the tiny bumps are gone- only a near-invisible smattering remain on my forehead, only two or three of the larger blemishes remain but have flattened out and are nearly gone. The improvement is nothing short of miraculous. I. Addition to this, I have seen a major improvement in the older acne scars I had.
All in all, if you are facing a skin crisis of this nature, try this method before reaching for meds, becoming overly dependent on facials, or slathering on traditional drugstore remedies.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This oil is excellent for acne. I get very few breakouts these days as I'm using Differin, but occasionally I'll have one or two little ones. When that happens, I use tamanu oil as a night moisturiser. It dries acne up very quickly. It really is better than any spot treatment I've ever used, including manuka oil or gel.
I don't know if it would be as successful on large inflamed pimples, and to be honest I'm glad that I'm not able to test that these days! I only stumbled on tamanu oil after my skin was largely on the way to clearness. If I was still getting major breakouts though I imagine this oil would be my best friend.
A word on the smell: it is not great, but not nearly as bad as some reviewers are suggesting! It's sort of earthy/herby. It doesn't really bother me at all when I have it on my face. But try to avoid your lips when you put it on - I sometimes get some in my mouth and the taste is not pleasant at all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I purchased tamanu oil from mountain rose herbs to help my eczema on my hands and feet. It is not working as fast as some reviewers say but after a week I think the eczema is better. It did get rid of the itch almost instantly and dried it up in a day or 2.
I decided to try it on my face even though I'm a dedicated Arcona user and very happy with all the products I use. One time I used it 2 nights in a row and my skin got a bit dry so I only use it every other night now. This is working out good. My skin has not had any breakouts either. It seems to give my skins nice glow. I've only used it 3-4 times so far, so I will update later. I also made myself a great over all body butter with it. Here is the recipe
Tamanu body butter
2-4 Tablespoons melted Shea butter
1 tablespoon aloe Vera juice
3 Tablespoons Tamanu oil
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Word of caution, I haven't figured how to use this oil to its max potential.
Like what other reviewers have said, this oil can help you clear up your skin real fast BUT you also need to be careful if you have super sensitive / clog prone skin. The oil doesn't make your skin out by itself, my skin broke out because all the blackheads etc floated to the top but didn't come out come out (ie. still embedded in the skin but was exposed to air).
I would suggest a facial after the first two times of using this oil and have a professional extract the dirty substances that this oil has push to the surface.
Tamanu oil is said to have amazing properties (like a natural Polysporin): very healing for damaged skin, good for wounds and irritations, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and even anti-fungal. But I haven't witnessed those properties yet (although, it could be because of the season change, hayfever, and insomnia...)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
I heard a lot of good things about this oil and went out in excitement to purchase it. I used it today for the first time and im thinking of selling it on eBay not because it doesn't work, I wouldn't know if it worked because I only had it on for about 15 minutes. The reason I don't like it is because it has the worst smell ever I am not one of those people who can take a smell in the name of skincare. This oil literally, im being serious, made me vomit. I just cant take the smell but to be honest i really did want to keep it on and I tried various methods like spraying the room with tons of perfume, rubbing vicks on my nose, eating! smelling lemon but I just couldn't do it and ended up washing my face and in the process vomiting :-( I cant recommend people to not buy it because it may be a very good oil but if your like me and cant take smell very good then I would not be purchasing this item and besides this is not the only oil in the world there's plenty more good oils that could be more beneficial to the skin. As for the price I paid $22 for a very very small amount of oil. So not a very happy shopper :-(