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For acne-prone, congestion-prone, combination, oily, and hyperpigmentation-prone skin
Earthwise Beauty’s Tigress is a powerful, yet gentle ‘dry’ balm designed specifically for acne-prone skin. The soft balm melts on contact to give oily skin the moisture it needs without feeling heavy or greasy. Tigress helps minimize breakouts, balance oil production, soothe inflamed skin, reduce redness and decongest pores. With an earthy spicy aroma, it helps keep oily skin looking its best.
For best results, apply a thin layer day and night, all over the face or just on the oily or acne-prone areas. Keep away from excessive heat (above 80 degrees F) for maximum shelf life.
Your balm may melt in transit, so open the jar carefully upon arrival. If it melts partially or completely, place it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes (just until it solidifies; don't leave it there for too long because then it tends to crack), then store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Texture changes in 100% natural vegan products are natural under fluctuating temperatures, and do not in any way affect the product's performance or shelf life.
Tigress Face Balm: Cold-press unrefined Garcinia indica (kokum) kernel butter†, cold-press unrefined Virola surinamensis (ucuuba) seed butter†, cold-press unrefined whole-fruit Passiflora edulis (passionfruit) oil*, cold-press unrefined Attalea speciosa (babassu) kernel oil†, cold-press unrefined Pouteria sapota (sapote) kernel oil†, cold-press unrefined Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) nut kernel oil*, cold-press unrefined organic Rosa canina (whole-fruit rosehip) oil, cold-press unrefined Coffea (green coffee) bean oil*, tocopherol (vit. E from non-GMO sunflowers), supercritical CO2 select Curcuma longa (turmeric) rhizome extract*, Boswellia carterii (frankincense) oil†, Nardostachys jatamansi (spikenard) oil† (Nepal), Pinus edulis (pinyon pine) oil†, Helichrysum italicum (Italian everlasting) absolute, Usnea (old man's beard) lichen CO2 extract (Helianthus annuus [sunflower] seed oil, polyglyceryl-6 caprylate [emulsifier]‡, polyglyceryl-3 palmitate [emulsifier]‡ and Usnea barbata lichen extract*).
*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.
Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch. Contains gluten.
Do I need an additional face moisturizer? For best results, we suggest pairing Tigress with a water or aloe-based serum like Nap in the Meadow. This serum has both anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits to keep oily or combination skin looking its best.
What is the difference between a face oil and a face serum? Official answer from Earthwise Beauty. "The word "serum" is usually used to describe a wide range of products that have a higher ratio of active ingredients, and are usually not complete—meaning they are heavier on the water phase or the oil phase, but not both. We generally suggest using a water- or aloe-based serum, such as Nap in the Meadow, as your first hydrating step, and then following up with more emollient products as needed. If you prefer to use fewer products, though, you can also skip the serum and use a complete moisturizer as the first step of your routine."
Which face balm is right for me? Earthwise Beauty's face balms are all quite different. Tigress is a medium-weight to light "dry" balm for normal and combination to acne and oily skin types. It's also beneficial for rosacea, and contains several anti-acne yet non-drying ingredients. Yasuni Face Balm is one step lighter – it is a very lean antioxidant and enzymatic balm without any essential oils making it a great choice if you have sensitive, acne prone skin. Yasuni helps balance oil (sebum) production in oily skin and improve blackheads, while providing a high dose of antioxidants. Its enzymatic exfoliating properties help resurface the skin in a way comparable to retinol, but without causing redness, irritation, or intense peeling.