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on 11/16/2015 12:57:00 PM
More reviews by gypsyqueen1988
Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I really wanted to love tamanu oil as much as I love rosehip seed oil but that just wasn't the case :/. Tamanu oil didn't get along with the skin on my face, which is acne-prone, sensitive and oily. After 2 days of pairing up a few drops of tamanu oil with my rosehip seed oil, I noticed I was breaking out in white heads and my skin was much more oily than usual. I knew it wasn't the rosehip seed oil, which leaves my face feeling supple and practically flawless.If your skin is really sensitive, I would be careful using this oil. While it is very soothing going on, it still managed to clog my pores. Instead, I've been using this oil as an overnight eye serum and for stretchmarks. It works quite well for those purposes but I'll never again put it anywhere on my face except for around my eyes. Some people complain about the smell but I don't mind it. It smells kind of like celery. Oh well. Nothing a little lavender oil can't solve :)
on 11/14/2015 12:49:00 PM
More reviews by hjjung
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
This didn't wow me in any way. By far my favorite facial oil is rose hip oil---it brightens, heals scars, calms skin, rejuvenates, and all other wonderful things (see a detailed review on my page). Tamanu oil didn't do very much for my skin, at least nothing more than what rose hip oil already does. My gripe with tamanu oil is *IT BURNS MY EYES* and *SMELLS UNPLEASANT--LIKE CURRY*. I mean, I love eating curry and while the smell of curry would excite me when I'm hungry, I don't want my face, towel, or pajamas to smell like it. Also, I like to mix my moisturizer with a few drops of whatever oil I'm using and apply all over my face, including my lips and eyes, and I can't do this with tamanu oil since it burns my eyes so much. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can use code YEW608 to get $10 off your order on iherb.com, which is where I purchased mine from (and also where I get my trusty rose hip oil from!)
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/25/2015 5:05:00 PM
More reviews by katluvr56
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I love this oil. I just ordered my second bottle. I am menopausal with very finicky skin. I either get irritated and burned or I get blemishes or worse yet I get ingrown hairs. I was at my wits end trying to get rid of a red fumanchu around the mouth when I read about this oil. I immediately ordered it. Luckily it came quickly. I mixed it with Camellia Oil which is my favorite carrier oil. Immediately it started to heal, although my upper lip has taken longer. Then I started to research more essential oils. I already used tea tree oil but found using it straight was rough on my skin. I also had two ingrown hairs which I used TTO and Camellia Oil, both are gone now. I read to exfoliate for the ingrown hairs and although I do exfoliate I am not good about remembering to do it. I am now since I hate those bumps. I now have a bottle with Tamanu/Camellia/jojoba and a drop of geranium for my legs. TTO/Camellia for blemishes, Camellia/Tamanu with two drops of geranium, two droppers of RHO one dropper TTO for my face and neck. I still use retin-a lightly and a firming cream on my neck only. I still try to use Isomers or Korres though on my neck. I am using BE mineral powder/It CC powder as my makeup with Tarte Amazonian Clay setting powder. Forgot to mention that my left eye is puffy and Tamanu really helps with that. The geranium takes away some of the Tamanu smell. After reading other reviews it has dawned on me that at night when I thought the furnace had a burning type smell that was probably the Tamanu. I only smell it late at night after I was my face, lol.
on 8/19/2015 9:33:00 PM
More reviews by sicksick
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Other, Other
CURSE THIS DEVIL JUICE! Seriously, this stuff sucks. I hate it so much that I almost think that all the good reviews are fake and that it is a conspiracy by tamanu oil companies lol. So.... I don't break out anymore (thank you spirolactone!!). Although, I do have some red spots that I would like to treat. So I decided to try this. My skin looked really nice after application. Didn't mind the smell. Two days later--- I break out. I decide to give the tamanu oil another chance, but only put it on my forehead (a place i never ever break out). Next morning-- three huge zits where I applied it. It really couldn't be anything else. Hate this stuff. I will never put an oil on my skin again.
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 8/7/2015 8:21:00 PM
More reviews by thebigtrout
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
I cannot believe no one else thinks this reaks!!! If you like walking around town smelling like a skunk, then this is the product for you! I even tried more than one brand because everyone was saying what a miracle it was. First of all, not only did it not help with breakouts, I think it may have CAUSED them. So frustrating. In the end, the smell was the straw that broke the camel's back. Everyone was asking what the putrid smell was. It was me and I smelled like a skunk for weeks until I couldn't take it anymore. I hate this product!
on 7/19/2015 3:00:00 PM
More reviews by alina08
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I use this product from Shea Terra Organics and I cannot even begin to express how fast my skin is healing. I had a case of a few breakouts that came out of nowhere that were just not healing properly. I applied the tamanu oil directly to the breakouts twice a day for a few days and already after day one I could see a big difference. This reduced the size and redness of the pimples significantly. I only buy tamanu oil from Shea Terra Organics because I know that I am getting unadulterated stuff. The product itself reeks of burnt wood, so if you are using tamanu oil that smells pleasant, it has probably been mixed with other ingredients. This product is very reasonably priced and works wonders, so I will definitely continue to purchase this.
on 7/19/2015 2:47:00 PM
More reviews by aisabelle
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I absolutely love Tamanu Oil! it is incredibly moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and soothing. For anyone that has acne prone skin- do not fear! This will actually work to heal breakouts and prevent new ones from resurfacing, while still providing your skin with what it needs.
on 5/2/2015 3:05:00 AM
More reviews by cmatt044
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I've been using the New Roots - Tamanu Oil for a few months now. I have suffered with acne/combination skin my whole life. I tried accutane when I was 16 and it worked wonders. I took birth contro at the age of 18 and stopped taking it at the age of 26. When I stopped, my skin got really horrible again. I'm currently 6.5 months pregnant and there are a lot of products out there that you can't use as they are apart of the aspirin family, depending on the %. I find that Tamanu oil is natural and works well without making your skin peel like other harsh acne treatments. Tamanu oil does not make your skin oily. It actually can make it a bit more dry however it works wonders on scarring and marks. I find that it heals any existing acne. I mix it with a carrier oil, either vitamin E or Jojoba oil. I only use a few drops for my entire face. I put it on at night as it does not work well under makeup, at least for myself. On a good day (with minimal breakouts) I find my skin is glowing and I have been asked several times what kind of skin care products I use. I have also done a mixture with a bit of tea tree oil, tamanu oil and jojoba oil with a bit of lavender essential oil. It really takes down any red and angry looking break outs and heals them up faster with minimal scarring. Something that I only put on at night as well.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 3/28/2015 2:22:00 PM
More reviews by Arikiki
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I've been using tamanu oil for about 3 weeks. I have intense post-acne scars on my cheeks, which are dark red/brown, and my skin is pretty light, so the contrast make them very noticeable. Luckily for me, tamanu oil is the first product that made a difference in them, they are turning into a lighter shade and with my foundation on top , they almost disappear. One day I woke up and my boyfriend said that my skin was really changing and beautiful. I have oily skin , but I would recommend this oil to any type of skin. I apply it every night almost everywhere on my face, since it is also good to clear acne, and it won't clog your pores. I read somewhere that it is preferable to apply it after shower/bath when your pores are still open and your skin still a little bit wet. Also , I quit using harsh "unnatural" products and I use now mineral foundation . I changed my cleanser from neostrata oil-free with glycolic acid for lush fresh pharmacy. Hope this helps ( and sorry for my english , I am french).
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 3/7/2015 12:51:00 PM
More reviews by ElleDuncan
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
UPDATE: had to give it up: eyes started to really hate it somehow and I ended up with WHITE HEADS and active little pimples in places I never break out: cheeks, forehead.Not impressed. Took a week but skin calmed right after I abandoned this oilBought at a rip off price and since found I can get better price. Four lippies so far because I can't say its not good but I will update in a while.Supposed to be THE BEST for ACNE and post acne SCARS.That is the reason I am using it.I am fairly new to the skin oils thing and have tried some pricey oils (Clarins, bugged my eyes; Nuxe, shady ingredients, NOT natural though I did love the scent and feel and did use it all despite it bugging my eyes a bit; also tried some local all natural face oils from granola hippy people that live around here).I believe that proper use of face oil is a good plan and most of the planet does.It's not expensive compared to the price we pay for face care that is pumped out of say L'oreal's numerous factories....not sure yet as it's only been three weeks, but of all the oils for face out there that I'd call treatment (not base) oils, this seems to be the best for me.It is supposed to be good for scars, discoloration, UV damage, acne etcI have had acne and still fight with white heads and finicky skin and scars and discolored skin from treatment.I now use the tamanu on my damp skin (after my neostrata glycolic toner) at night and first I do a spritz of witch hazel because I've let the toner totally soak in and dry.then I apply about three or four heavy drops and really work it in for a minute.For my experiment, I am not diluting it in carrier oil, just using it straight.I LEAVE IT for 20 minutes then apply my night cream glycolic from neostrata.I do believe it is helping my skin be less dehydrated from the glycolic and I do feel it is fine for my eyes not being bothered. I don't know yet about the skin improving dramatically.I have seen a few white heads come very big to surface and then suddenly vanish. THat NEVER happened with other treatments for me.And I do see that I do not have more or less pimples than usual, just one or two very small, very easy to cope with , not like when I had acne with ten or more big and red.The SMELL is def a turn off. Even my man said you smell like celery. It's true it does smell like vegetables! LOL Someone reviewed that here and I thought, celery? Really? And she is spot on. So I don't love it during the day, it really sticks around....I have mixed it one part to three parts grapeseed oil as a facial blend and that is very nice for day time. But the smell....still there.I will report back on this curious development:Whiteheads coming up from deep, stubborn very old acne beneath the surface at the sides of my mouth hormone area where things never totally cleared up, I WILL NOT PICK. I will let this run its course. I am hoping the tamanu just slowly takes care of these guys.I'll update in a few weeks, for those with acne/whiteheads so we can see if this is the acne miracle it's supposed to be.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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