I have acne prone skin and left over acne scarring. I needed something that would moisturize my skin and help minimize my scars without irritating my already crazy skin. Wanting to go for the natural route I went on my search for the right oil. I first tried tamanu oil for about a week. It was moisturizing and my skin did feel good... at first.... but slowly I started to have small bumps. Mostly around my nose and chin which then turn into whiteheads. Really disappointed, I really wanted it to w... Read More
I broke out everywhere in tiny little closed comedones. It was terrible and took a while to clear up. I even tried it again to make sure it wasn't something else and the same thing happened. Obviously for some people this stuff works but I would definitely recommend a patch test for a few days to see before putting it on your entire face. Also, I bought high quality tamanu oil and still had an issue. Be careful! ... Read More
works if used consistently
smells a bit odd I have been trying to fade/get rid of the numerous red marks left from moderate acne on my cheeks, and after reading about the supposedly miraculous healing properties of tamanu oil on the internet, I decided to try it for myself.
I purchased pure, organic, cold-pressed, unrefined oil - if it didn't work, I wanted to be sure it wasn't because I used an inferior quality. The oil was expensive - about $7 for a... Read More
Gentle I started using Tamanu oil about a week ago, so this isn't really an overall review due to the fact that I need to give it some more time.
I have moderate acne, and I've had it since I was thirteen. I've been to dermatologists, used prescription and over the counter products with not much luck in improving the problem. I never felt as though it was severe enough to take the Accutane (spelling?) route, which seemed/seems like a rather painful one.
My skin... Read More
Calms acne NONE I'm not so sure why everyone else's experience with tamanu oil was less than positive, but it works great for me. I would DEFINITELY under every circumstance recommend buying it from mountain rose herbs. The oil is green, and smells like trees. It's pure, cold pressed and unrefined oil from certified organic Tamanu Nuts. I'm sure the quality has something to do with the difference in results. Anyway, I've used this oil every night for about 4 or 5 mo... Read More
Just looking at the color of this oil suggests to me that it is very poor quality. Raw, unrefined Tamanu Oil in its pure form is not this light color. It probably isn't even pure Tamanu Oil but some diluted down version and the low price strongly suggests this. The best Tamanu Oil comes from Vanuatu and then only from the Tamanu Trees that grow naturally by the seashore. While I am a strong advocate of Tamanu Oil, I couln't recommend this stuff as pictured and it is no wonder the buyer never got... Read More
Natural, of course
Smells good Expensive
Drying, oddly enough
Did not help heal acne or red marks I've been using this for a month so maybe thats not long enough to write a completely fair review. I had my hopes up on this one. So first few weeks my skin just got rough and dry. My red marks seemed more noticeable. So then i started using more. Dryness got better but started breaking out a bit and again, red marks seemed worse. Bleh. This morning after i took a shower, which always... Read More
It seems that it can help fight bacteria, whenever my acne get itchy I will put tamanu oil on then the itchiness will disappear.
very moisturizing. Maybe can make some small pimples dry up faster. I don't think its an effective acne fighter. really, I think it will work better for wrinkles or dehydrated skin but not acne prone skin. It's oil and the oil can not be absorbed by skin completely. I have a lot of acne on my face, I don't think Tamanu oil helps at all. I checked it out on Google ... Read More
Evens skin tone
Does not clog pores
Only need a small amount Does nothing for red marks
Doesn't help breakouts
Smells a bit strong-spicy! I have been using this religiously for three To four weeks every morning and night, particularly on red marks and scarring and I would have to say that it has not really helped much. My skin tone is great and I did not breakout from this. It is a great moisturizer. I used it on a fresh burn and it did help heel it sup... Read More
Smells good, moisturizes as well as petroleum. I just started using this a couple days ago on my face for acne and on my arms for pityriasis alba. I will see what happens, so far it doesn't do much...kind of has the same affects as putting Vaseline on my skin. ... Read More