The first thing you notice about this green-tinted oil is its scent. OMG! It smells like fresh green leaves but combined with the most sophisticated violet/lavender and the earthy aroma of petrichor, the smell of earth right after a rain shower, after a long dry period! ...It helps me center myself and lift my mood, especially when I'm feeling tired or sulky…. When used as a facial oil all over the face, I notice that it regulates/balances the oil production (my skin is less oily now), while giving my face a hydrated yet velvety-matte look and feel… a keeper for me for its acne-purging, hydrating yet mattifying, and aromatherapy purposes.
- Shradda of SkinSleuth
We have been getting requests for new organic, super-gentle, healing, regulating acne potions, and here are the violet-leaf-scented fruits of our labor: a lovely, green-tinted facial oil that is completely noncomedogenic, fully absorbent, refreshing, creamy-velvety, and antimicrobial in a virgin coconut–virgin jojoba oil base.
The scent is green, leafy, and grassy in a wonderfully refreshing way, from that exquisite violet leaf absolute plus French Provencal lavender (high altitude, no less).
This potent formula heals and prevents acne with thyme, regenerates skin cells and reverses wrinkles with rosemary verbenone, regulates oil secretion with clementine leaf and coconut oil, and reverses signs of aging with the lavender and violet. Violet leaf is a fascinating plant that acts both as an anti-acne and an anti-aging ingredient.
While this oil is not at all drying (or irritating) in the way many anti-acne products are, the coconut oil in it makes it very gently astringent. If you have oily skin areas, they will stay more matte and over time become more balanced in terms of oil production. If your skin is on the dry side but still acne-prone, you can use this oil just on the problem spots, or try using the oil as the first layer and following with a noncomedogenic moisturizer as the second layer.
How does this face oil compare to the other facial oils we offer?
Green Leaves & Co. Facial Oil is ideal for acne-prone, oily, and combination skin types. It is a bit more emollient than Ruby Facial Oil, but not as rich as Ferns and Moss or Magical Babassu Facial Oil.
Green Leaves & Co. is antibacterial and gently astringent (but not drying) and will help balance oily or combination skin types over time. Tangerine Skies is similar in weight to Green Leaves but it is more about firming and rejuvenating, and less about antibacterial action. Some customers with acne tendencies use Green Leaves & Co. only on breakouts, as needed, and then use Ruby Facial Oil all over their face. If acne and acne scarring is your concern, Ferns and Moss Serum is an option that is richer and more healing than Green Leaves & Co. Oil, but still noncomedogenic.
Cruelty free, vegan, cold-process, handcrafted, 100% natural, preservative-free.
For acne, acne-prone, oily, combination, post-acne, sensitive, damaged, and reddened skin types.
Virgin cold-press unrefined Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*†, virgin cold-press unrefined golden Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone (rosemary) oil*, Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool (thyme) oil*, hexane-free Viola odorata (violet) leaf absolute*, wildcrafted Lavandula angustifolia (high-altitude French lavender, from Haute Provence) oil, Citrus clementine leaf oil* (from Corsica), Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) oil* (India,), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.
*Certified organic. †Certified Fair Trade
Apply day and night or only at night all over the face or just on the oily or acne areas, or just as an acne spot treatment. The oil may be solid, semi-solid, or liquid depending on your home's temperature. If it becomes liquid, stir it periodically to remix. Keep away from sunlight (such as in your bathroom cabinet) and excessive heat (above 80 degrees F) for maximum shelf life. Does not need refrigeration. An easy-to-use glass dropper will be included with your order to make for simpler application of this product when liquid.
Filled to the brim. Freshness guaranteed for 6 months. Full size 1.2 fl. oz. (35 ml). Sample 0.25 fl. oz. (7.4 ml).
Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time. But most products have a sample size option for purchase, so we encourage you to buy a sample first to ensure that the product suits your skin's needs and that you enjoy the texture, fragrance, and healing properties.