BALANCE | No. 16 Dark Spot Serum
WHY YOUR SKIN NEEDS IT
This replenishing serum that is packed with vitamins that nourishes the skin. Concentrated with Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3, Balance No. 16 Dark Spot Serum is an essential nutrient that the body needs for cell health.
Formulated with water-soluble Niacinamide, this serum has the unique ability to regulate the amount of oil production. As a result, reducing the effects of acne.
- Balances oil production
- Reduces water loss in skin
- Reduces acne and excess oil
- Skin brightening benefits that promotes evening skin tone
1 oz | 30 ml glass bottle
Use within 6 months
ABOUT YOUR SKIN
Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types. Specifically made for oily skin type, acne-prone skin concerns
What is a skin type?
Describes how your skin is functioning. There are four common skin types: Oily, Combination, Normal, or Dry. Due to a host of influences, you skin type can change, so keeping up with your skin type with regular re-testing is important.
Discovering your skin type:
The bare-face method involves washing your face mild, gentle cleanser then pat dry. Refrain from applying any other products. After 30 minutes, observe your skin.
If shiny throughout - oily skin
If tight and flaky - dry skin
If a mix of oily and dryness, especially in your t-zone - combination skin
If hydrated and comfortable - normal skin
The blotting sheet method involves pressing a clean blotting sheet to the skin. Be sure to cleanse first with a mild, gentle cleanser, pat dry and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Hold the sheet up to the light to observe the oil markings.
If an abundance of oil - oily skin
If little to no oil -dry skin
If small amounts of oil from your t-zone - combination skin
If minimal oil - normal skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Dark Spots, Uneven Tone + Texture, Sun Spots
When the skin gets inflamed from acne, our skin releases melanin. This causes dark spots known as inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). The effect from from PIH can last longer than acne itself and is most prevalent in melanin-rich skin.
It is essential to treat acne skin with a different approach for those with darker skin tones because a simple breakout can result in scarring, dark marks, and keloids.
HEAL treats acne with the use of gentle ingredients. Gentle ingredients are a must when treating acne as harsher products can cause severe dryness and/or irritation which worsens dark spots. HEAL is designed to activate preventative measures, improve, and minimize scarring most commonly known as dark spots.
Deionized Water, Melaleuca Alternifolia*, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin & Sorbic Acid, Xanthan Gum**
After you've cleansed and dampened skin with a toner, use a pea-sized amount and lightly cover your entire face and neck. Can be applied with your fingertips or palms. Allow for the serum to dry completely, follow with a moisturizer.
Caution: For external use only. Avoid direct contact with the eye. If irritation occurs, rinse with cool water and discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.
What is HEAL Face Serum?
Face serums are designed to offer a bigger impact to your skin care routine. Serums provide a great amount of active ingredients compared to a cleanser.
What is the benefit of using a facial serum?
Serums are made to nourish, protect, and hydrate skin. They contain active ingredients that will penetrate the skin's surface to treat skin-specific issues like acne, discoloration, dullness, or fine lines. Our HEAL face serum is designed to tackle acne-prone skin concerns with the use of our key ingredient niacinamide -- a form of vitamin B3 -- an anti-inflammatory.
How should I use a serum?
The best and effective way to use our HEAL serum is to apply following cleansing and toning. Can be applied morning and night, but we highly suggest applying in the morning to help protect skin against environmental assaults and free radical production produced by light.
Deionized Water, Glycerin, Glycerin (and) Water (and) Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Lecithin (Organic Sunflower Lecithin), Xanthan Gum, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Citric Acid, Activated Charcoal, Citrus paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Essential Oil, Rosmarinus (Rosemary) officinalis Leaf Oil (cineole chemotype), Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin & Sorbic Acid
Our Clean Standards
Our Clean Standards
Our formulas are created simple, effective, and without compromise. Formulated cruelty-free and non-GMO without synthetic fragrances, silicones, colorants, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, PEGs, petrolatum, mineral oil, and nanoparticles.
All products are processed in small batches for freshness and Made in USA. Cruelty-free, never tested on animals and all of our products are sourced from carefully vetted suppliers.
Fragrance ingredients are fully disclosed to you, not hidden behind the word "fragrance", which is quite common in the beauty industry. US law does not require companies be transparent about the ingredients in fragrance/parfum. xBG believes in your right-to-know what you are slathering on your skin. You can get more details about our clean ingredients here.
Our products are made without preservatives, additives and chemical ingredients. they are handcrafted and poured in small batches to ensure the freshest quality to you. Please allow 5-7 business days* for your item to process and be shipped out.
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