Adult acne is no fun, leaving you with pimples and dry, rough skin.
Uses oils to penetrate into clogged pores, breaking up congested matter at the source.
Rough skin becomes smoother, large pores shrink and skin looks more refined and healthier. Oily skin regains its balance and blemish-prone skin clears up.
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Our acne treatment products are designed to treat the root cause of acne, excess sebum, in addition to residual effects like bacterial overgrowth and excess surface oil.
Oils deliver an amazing range of benefits to all parts of the skin and body, right down to the cell membranes. Contrary to popular belief, the best way to combat excess greasiness and acne is by using the right combination of oils. We’ve got them in our Treatment Oil.
KEY INGREDIENTSSalicylic Acid
This beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) dissolves skin protein from the outside in, so it loosens dead cell build-up trapped in pores. It also exfoliates excess dead surface cells, thereby increasing the body’s resistance to irritation and infection.
High in GLA’s (gamma-linolenic acid), borage oil is instrumental in controlling one of the primary contributors to acne, namely, inflammation. Because it also regulates water loss, borage oil is an excellent oil for treating adult acne.
Tea tree oil
Tests show that tea tree oil is as effective as benzoyl peroxide in combating P. acnes, the major acne-causing microbe. Better yet, it has none of the downside risks associated with benzoyl peroxide, like sun sensitization and increased skin sensitivity.
ALL INGREDIENTSSimmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil*, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin seed) oil*, borago officinalis (borage) oil*, emu oil, salix nigra (black willow bark) extract*, tocopherol (vitamin e), euterpe oleracea (acai) oil, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil*, rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil*, calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil*, squalene (from olive oil), citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin*, usnea lichen tincture, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil*, daucus carota (carrot) seed essential oil, curcuma longa (curcuma) essential, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil*, cymbopogon martini (palmarosa) essential*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) essential oil*, chamomilla recutita (moroccan chamomile) essential oil
% organic ingredients: 91%
NO HARMFUL INGREDIENTSNo toxic preservatives, harmful ingredients (such as triclosan), sudsing agents, drying anti-microbials (such as alcohol), fragrances, or detergents.
No benzoyl peroxide, which kills new skin cell formation and contributes to accelerated aging of skin.
"I highly recommend these products, they are made from high quality ingredients and aren't cheap but they do what Marie says they'll do. My skin is fair and sensitive plus I live in the Mojave Desert so if MVO wasn't as advertised I would have known quickly. So very happy I followed the link that day in the Chronicle. If you decide to use MVO do your self a favor and take pictures of your face before you start using them, then again in three months..." -- Jackie Pelfrey
"Love this stuff [MVO Treatment Oil]" -- Felicia Reilly via Facebook
"I LOVE this line -- my skin has never been better!!" -- Kathryn Lancaster via Facebook
"I've been using the Acne relief kit and it is absolutely amazing. I've tried everything on my face from over the counter stuff to things my doctor has prescribed (antibiotics-oral & topical, Accutane, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retin-a, Proactive, birth control pills, and others I can't even remember the names of). They all caused me discomfort and never helped my acne. This is the first product I've used that has cleared my acne 99%! I wish I had a before and after picture for you. I had white heads, black heads, and cystic acne before. It took less than a month and my face is the clearest it's ever been. Thank you sooooooo much!!!" -- Jaime Kelly via Facebook
"We love @MVOrganics and are so happy to introduce them to @TheMiniPost" -- @SolageCalistoga
"Love your products! Just went through my first batch of oil and cleanser and now ordering my second round. Thanks!" -- Melissa Coberly
"There are very few brands i truly trust and MVO is one of them! Thank you for your great, clean products." -- Ellen Martino
"I just started using your stuff and it has already changed my face's life." -- @NikoleBeckwith
"I absolutely love what your products are doing to my skin. I tried the travel size and now it's time to upgrade to full-size!" -- Nicole Gulotta
"It took about two months to see the full results, and now my face looks great! I no longer break out, not even around my period. My skin feels softer and the look of my fine lines have diminished (a definite plus!) I recently visited family that I haven’t seen in months and they commented on how good my face looks." -- Cindy F.
"I am totally totally AMAZED. I stuck with the regimen as you encouraged me to do, and it has paid off in aces. My skin has almost completely cleared up over the last 6 weeks with the most dramatic improvement over the last couple of weeks. Gone are the small bumps under the surface. Gone is the surface roughness. Gone is breakthrough oiliness. It feels so much happier and balanced. I love everything… you have a devoted fan." -- Sachi
"I love your products and have been using your serums, oils and sunscreen for a couple of years now." -- Sophie on Facebook
"I love your product, feels great on my skin, thank you :)" -- Wendy C. on Facebook
"The absolute best you can find!" -- Judy K. on Facebook
Most people get a bit nervous when they hear the words oil and skin in the same sentence. Especially acne sufferers. But there’s no reason to get nervous. Our skin thrives on oil, and in fact it is waxes and not oils that are the major cause of skin congestion.
The biggest single contributor to teenage and adult acne is excess sebum production triggered by increased hormone levels, in particular testosterone. The sebum/testosterone connection explains why most teenage boys have acne to some degree. While sebum is meant to lubricate the skin, it frequently happens that there is just too much of it, and it gets trapped deep within hair follicles where it forms comedoes. As congestion builds, bacteria collects and causes infection. Then inflammation sets in and the result, as the infection works its way to the surface, is a pimple.
To add insult to injury, adult acne can be accompanied by patches of dry rough skin and enlarged pores. These changes occur as the skin produces lesser amounts of the oils (other than sebum) it needs to lubricate and protect itself. Diminished lubricant function also means an increase in clogged pores, and as cell walls weaken, pores become even larger.
The solution is more oil, not less. We understand that this is contrary to everything you have ever learned about combating acne. Nevertheless, there are good arguments for why oils are a great way to clear acne—without harming your skin.
1) Treatment Oil contains oils rich in essential fatty acids to replenish top layers of the skin, creating an intact lipid barrier that can simultaneously retain moisture, repel bacterial invasion and discourage microbial colonization.
2) The oils penetrate into clogged pores, breaking up congested matter (because oils dissolve oils). This gets to the source of where acne starts and prevents it from developing in the first place.
3) Oils are good carriers of nutritive and bacteria fighting ingredients because they are able to penetrate past the surface epidermal layers.
4) Some essential oils like Tea Tree oil are as good at fighting P. acnes as benzoyl peroxide, with no downside risks.
5) Some oils regulate sebum production and actually “degrease” the skin.
Our Philosophy"Intelligent Ingredients" is more than just a tagline. It’s the overriding principle that guides every formulation at Marie Veronique Organics. That’s because science tells us that what goes on your skin ultimately penetrates your skin and goes into your body. The right ingredients can do a world of good and the wrong ones quite the opposite. Before an ingredient gets added to a product we make sure it does the right thing, efficiently and without causing harm to you or the planet.
Using our deep scientific understanding of the aging process, we turn to nature for potent ingredients that will counter—and even reverse—the effects of aging skin. Our ingredients are selected to penetrate deep within the skin, working exactly where the aging action happens, rather than simply staying on the surface. And above all else, we stand by our philosophy that toxic ingredients, harmful chemicals, artificial agents and preservatives are not the solution for making your skin look and feel younger.
It’s probably no surprise that our entire company is dedicated to sustainability. Wherever possible we use natural, organic and fair trade ingredients, packaged in 100% recyclable materials. And we source them as close to our Mill Valley headquarters as possible to keep our footprint super small.
Shake all products well before use and keep out of direct sunlight. Use both morning and night for best results.
1 Cleanse (Included in Acne Relief Kit)
Massage 1-2 pumps of Treatment Cleanser onto dry or moist skin. Rinse well with warm water. Cleanser can also be applied with a soft facial towel or brush to better remove stubborn makeup or dirt. Gently pat face dry.
Optional step – not included in kit. See all hydrate products.
While skin is still moist, rub a few drops of Treatment Oil between palms and massage onto face. This will help work the product into the skin, stimulating blood ﬂow and reducing pore congestion.
4 Protect Day + Repair Night (Included in Acne Relief Kit)
DAY: Apply Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20 daily. For best results, spread the coverage in outward and downward strokes.
NIGHT: Follow Treatment Oil with a thin and even layer of Treatment Serum.