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Herbivore Botanics: The True Blue Set

Herbivore Botanics: The True Blue Set

Breakouts suck. That's a fact.

And for those of us who do what we can to use clean, organic skincare, it can be extra frustrating. We're already taking the necessary steps to keep our skin happy and clear, and it breaks out anyway! Unfortunately for us, breakout causes can range anywhere from an ingredient that didn't agree with us to dietary issues, stress, and pollution. This month, one of our editors was dealing with some stress-related breakouts and needed something to calm her skin. Enter Herbivore's True Blue Set. This set includes sample sizes of their Blue Tansy Mask and Lapis Oil, two balancing products that are made to help clear your complexion and keep it perfect. Keep reading below for how she used the product and whether it worked or not.

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Personally, I have dry skin, so a lot of breakout or acne treatments don't work for me- their formulated to dry out skin. After doing some research, I noticed that people with all skin types loved these products, and decided to go ahead and purchase them. 

I purchased my set at Sephora (shout out to the Rouge sale for giving me 20% off!) and got mine for $24. For the amount of product you get of each, this is a great value, even without the percentage off. 

When I got home, I immediately applied the Lapis oil to my face and noticed the fresh and earthy smell. I love the smell, but many reviewers have said that it's something they have to really push through. 

My breakout was focused as a lot of small red bumps on my nose and forehead, with one large spot on the side of my nose. Before I went to bed, I applied my usual moisturizer and then applied the Lapis oil over the top. When I woke up in the morning, I didn't see much of a difference in my breakout. It didn't get worse, but it also didn't get better. I decided to try the Blue Tansy Mask, which contains natural BHA and AHA, and applied that all over my face and left on for 20 minutes. After removing the mask, I was surprised to see that my nose was significantly less red, and some of my small bumps had disappeared. My large blemish looked less angry as well. I then applied the Lapis Oil as a follow up and continued to apply the Lapis oil day and night for the next three days. 

The result? After using this kit for 5 days, my breakout has completely cleared up, and after 3 days it had looked so much better. The Blue Tansy Mask had really helped to speed up the recovery of my breakout and calm my extra angry spots. This kit is the real deal, and I'd recommend it to everyone for every skin type!

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