Loaded with fatty acids and antibacterial properties, Swell Skin is nothing short of a miracle. A two part “system” aiding in multiple skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and even sun damage, Swell’s magic ingredient is Seabuckthorn oil. With a history that dates back to the 8th century, the berries of the Seabuckthorn plant were even consumed by Genghis Kahn and his army, to increase stamina and healing.
Swell’s simple, clutterless system includes a 3.5 oz. treatment bar and 1/2 oz. bottle of Seabuckthorn Face Oil. Especially rich in OMEGA-3 and OMEGA-6 fatty acids, the oil acts as a barrier against moisture loss and bacteria. In addition, it also helps to promote fullness in skin (hence the name “SWELL”), which results in a more youthful appearance.
After only one week (used twice daily, morning and night), I noticed less blotchiness in my skin, a HUGE concern of mine. After removing my makeup with a cleansing wipe, I lathered up the treatment bar and applied the milky suds to my face, focusing on problem areas (forehead, nose, and chin). Because the bar is targeted toward healing and treating (versus makeup removal), it’s best to start off with a pre-cleanse. I typically use lukewarm water while cleansing, but because I wanted maximum benefit from the Face Oil, I turned the temperature up just a touch, allowing my pores to fully open. After the cleanse, I patted my face with a towel, leaving it slightly damp. I then placed 2-3 drops of the oil on to my fingertips and pressed it into my skin, again, focusing on problem areas. The next day I woke up to noticeably hydrated skin that showed no signs of redness. The breakout I had on my chin had calmed down and overall clarity was improved. Because I applied the oil to warm, damp skin, the product penetrated my pores with ease, giving me a healthy, nourished glow.
Both products have an herbal, slightly medicinal scent to them, but nothing too overpowering. I actually liked the fact that it’s not heavily perfumed, since I have a highly reactive skin type. Swell would work wonders for those with rosacea, due to it’s remarkable ability to reduce redness. I also recommend the Face Oil for post waxing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels, to promote healing.
Cost: Treatment Bar-$32 Seabuckthorn Face Oil- $22 (sold separately OR together for $49… why not save 5 bucks?!)
Where to Buy: Online at www.swellskin.net
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