Purity Detoxifying Cleansing Oil
- Leaves your skin feeling refreshed and purified. Everyday, our skin is exposed to inflammatory pollutants in our air -- indoors and out. Purity gentle dissolves these pollutants, allowing them to be easily emulsified and rinsed away with water.
- Doesn't strip the skin's natural barrier. Purity is formulated with an exceptionally gentle surfactant blend, designed to deeply cleanse the skin without leaving the skin feeling tight and dry. The result: Purity deeply cleanses while leaving our most important defense against inflammation, our skin barrier, intact.
Full ingredients list
Glycerin, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Aqua, Squalane, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Palmitate, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy) Extract*.
Purity Detoxifying Cleansing Oil
What makes Clarity different?
I spent over 6 years studying acne-prone skin. More importantly, I lived it.
I knew what worked for me and what didn't. But, after researching, I was also able to understand why certain products that other people swore by didn't work.
It all boiled down to this:
Studies show your skin actually has a preference for certain oils. On top of that, research on acne-prone skin shows that this preference is especially important.
The fatty acid your skin loves the most? Linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. It's most commonly found in nuts and seeds.
Studies show that your skin has a very specific preference for it over any other fatty acid. This is because your skin makes an extremely important compound out of linoleic acid: ceramides. These ceramides are what prevent pollutants, allergens, and microbes from entering your skin and causing inflammation and free radical damage (two root causes of acne).
So, without ceramides, your skin is prone to damage. It also loses essential hydration and acne-fighting abilities.
Knowing this, it probably comes as no surprise to read this important fact: acne-prone skin is deficient in linoleic acid. So, not only does skin love linoleic acid to begin with... acne-prone skin actually desperately needs it.
All of this was great to know, but, here was the thing: I couldn't find an oil serum that was actually biocompatible with my skin. Every oil I looked at contained a blend of oils... some that were rich in linoleic acid and others that were rich in oleic acid (the two most common fatty acids in oil serums).
But, having acne prone skin, I wanted to avoid oleic acid.
Unlike linoleic acid, which repairs the skin, studies show oleic acid actually opens up our skin, priming it for inflammation. This is why oils like sweet almond oil, argan oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and olive oil all broke me out even more. So many of the oils I looked at and even tried contained these oils that were rich in oleic acid. None of them were actually designed to correct the imbalance in my acne-prone skin.
This left me with very little options to work with: hedge my bets on a suboptimal oil serum or purchase one single oil.
The former was a gamble. The latter didn't give me all the acne-fighting benefits of the herbal extracts often included in the oil serums.
So, I set out to create an oil serum that was truly compatible with acne-prone skin: rich in linoleic acid with botanicals designed to block the three major pathways to acne (learn more about these pathways in my 100% free e-book).
Thus, Clarity was born.
So far, it's changed the skin of women all around the world, including my own!
How does Clarity work?
Clarity Botanical Serum is packed with several powerful botanicals designed to combat acne:
Full-Spectrum Vitamin E Blend (non-comedogenic): The first of its kind in skincare, a full-spectrum blend of botanically-derived vitamin E homologues that synergistically neutralize free radicals, a.k.a molecules that contribute to pore clogging in acne. Vitamin E also helps reduce the redness of acne spots (inflammation!).
Organic Black Seed Oil CO2 Extract: A virtually-raw extract of black seed oil, a powerfully medicinal oil with profound antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. One study found it reduced acne as effectively as 2.5% benzoyl peroxide -- a mainstay acne treatment! It also contains high levels of linoleic acid to support skin repair, lock in hydration, and fortify the skin against pollution.
Borage Seed CO2 Extract: A full-spectrum, unrefined, cold-processed extract of borage seed, the richest source of the anti-inflammatory fatty acid GLA, is a cornerstone of the Clarity serum. GLA converts to its active form DGLA on the skin to promote a more even skin tone, reduce redness, and balance skin biology.
Organic German Blue Chamomile + Organic Blue Tansy: Blue german chamomile and blue tansy contain high levels of the phytochemical chamazulene, a blue pigmentary and aromatic compound that soothes acne-prone skin. Translate: clearer complexion and calmer acne spots.
Full ingredients list
Ingredients: Borago officinalis (Borage Seed) CO₂ Extract*, Nigella sativa (Black Cumin Seed) CO₂ Extract*, Oryza sativa (Rice) Bran Extract*, Bixa orellana (Annatto) Seed Extract, Helianthus anuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) CO₂ Extract*, Matricaria recutita L. (German Chamomile) Extract*, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy) Extract*, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Extract*, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) CO₂ Extract*
Apply twice per day (morning + night) to ensure Clarity remains active on the skin. Apply after cleansing and water-based moisturizers but before sunscreen. Avoid contact with fabrics. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and damaged skin.