What makes the Balance serum so awesome …
Whether your skin has alway been oily, or its recently become an overactive oil pumping machine, Batty’s Balance Serum is formulated with ingredients that get things under control! And if you’re struggling with oily skin or acne, getting oil production under control is super important! Why? Besides oily skin being annoying (hello shiny oily mess by mid-day!), oily skin makes the perfect breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria! Bacteria that is completely natural and normal to the make up of our skin, but once an oily environment is introduced, that bacteria starts multiplying exponentially (which causes irritation, inflammation, and acne!). So let’s get that under control shall we?
Balance Serum has ingredients that are similar to your skin’s sebum (your skin’s natural oil barrier), which is a good thing. Why? Because our skin often starts over producing oil in response to its protective barrier being depleted or damaged. By adding Balance Serum to your skin, over time, your skin notices that a healthy, and complete barrier has been created and this slows down the production of oil!
If that wasn’t awesome enough, excess oil (sebum) actually dissolves into the Balance Serum (thanks to jojoba oil!). What that means is not only does this serum work towards solving oily skin in the long term, it also helps break down excess oil in the short term!
And Balance Serum doesn’t stop there! It also contains vitamin C! Why does that matter? Well, vitamin C does a lot of amazing things for the skin, but the benefit that those of us with oily skin and/or acne are most interested in, is its natural ability to reduce redness and discoloration (including uneven color left over from acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage).
Looking for help with clogged congested pores? Balance Serum tackles that too! How? By helping your skin to naturally dissolve any hardened clogs of debris & dead skin cells that are sitting in your pores causing congestion!
Balance Serum also tones, regenerates, protects against free radicals (hello anti-oxidants!), prevents the growth of/destroys bacteria (super important when clearing up acne!), and contains a whole host of helpful skin loving proteins, minerals, and vitamins including vitamin A & E, zinc, essential fatty acids omega 3 & omega 6, gamma linoleic acid (GLA), and vitamin C.
In a nutshell:
- balances oily skin (goodbye excess oil!)
- reduces redness and hyperpigmentation (caused by acne scars or sun damage)
- frees up clogged pores by dissolving trapped debris
I don’t believe in adding more products into your skin care routine then needed, so you might be wondering why I’ve added serums to my line!
First off, I use them all the time! Why? Because serums are liquid tonics that are packed with vitamins, anti-oxidants and natural ingredients that contain active properties that target specific concerns. So if there’s something specific you want to work on, serums are an easy way to add some extra oomph to your routine!
Secondly, serums are formulated to penetrate deep into your skin so they can heal and target specific concerns. They are able to penetrate deeper than moisturizers and can help restore skin to a balanced state (and isn’t that the point?). Plus, they are non-comedogenic, so no need to worry about clogged pores or a greasy residue.
But I already use a moisturizer! Why add a serum?
Although serums can be hydrating (my Hydration Serum is designed to do just that!), their main purpose is to add nutrients deep into your skin that a moisturizer isn’t able to reach. However, keep your moisturizer in your routine! Applying your moisturizer after you apply a serum will lock the serum into your skin allowing the serum to do its best work without evaporating into the air.
How you can balance oily skin even faster....
: Make sure dehydration isn’t an underlying cause of your oily skin. Check out the hydration mist for more info on dehydration. If dehydration is a major cause, add one of my hydrating facial products into your daily routine - Listed in order from most hydrating to least (yet-still-pretty-awesome) hydrating: Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel, Hydration Mist (when sealed with a moisturizer over top), and Hydration Serum.
: Follow my quick tips for balancing hormonal acne - fluctuating hormones can dictate how oily our skin is.
: Check out this flowchart to make sure the other products in your routine (including your makeup) are not causing your skin to produce excess oil.
: Boost your routine’s oil-zapping & cystic acne fighting power with Green Tea & Pineapple Liquid Cleanser, Acne B.O.P Mist, Tea Tree Facial Scrub, Oil Absorbing Setting Powder, Facial Primer & Daily Detox Moisturizer, and Patchouli Facial Moisturizer.
Wondering what a daily routine would look like with these products? Wonder no more! Here’s how it would break down: AM (in order of use): Green Tea & Pineapple Liquid Cleanser, Acne B.O.P Mist, Facial Primer & Daily Detox Moisturizer, (if you wear makeup, apply mineral foundation now), and lastly, Oil Absorbing Setting Powder. PM (in order of use): Tea Tree Facial Scrub, (if you’re using a hydration product, apply it now. For example, Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel), Balance Serum, and lastly, Patchouli Facial Moisturizer. You may want to apply the Patchouli Facial Moisturizer over the Balance Serum a few nights a week instead of every night depending on your personal preference. A weekly Dry Clay Mask and Cystic Acne Mask will also help to balance oil.
How to use serums
: Apply your serum after applying your mist (if you’re using one), and before your moisturizer. While moisturizers help lock serums into your skin, serums help lock mists into your skin! You don’t have to wait for the mist to fully absorb before applying your serum. But you should wait a few minutes between applying your serum and moisturizer.
: Apply any time after you wash your face
: Since serums are hydrating, they can be a great alternative to a thick moisturizer during the hottest most humid days of summer! Skip the moisturizer during the day and opt to use it at night instead.
: During the winter, our skin needs extra help staying hydrated and protected from the elements. So, layer up your protection by using a mist, serum and moisturizer before heading out into the cold (or spending a lot of time in the dry indoor air!).
Size: 1oz / 30g
Packaged in a glass bottle with a pump or dropper lid
- Organic Jojoba Seed Oil
- Organic Grape Seed Oil
- Organic Borage Seed Oil
- Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Organic Chamomile Oil
- Organic Lavender Oil
- Echinacea Extract
- Licorice Extract
- Calendula Extract
- Green Tea Extract
- Vitamin C
- Radish root ferment filtrate (natural preservative)
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Following one of Batty's videos, I am using this at night with the After Acne Serum, Patchouli Moisturizer, this, then the hydra healing gel and my skin is looking great! Thanks Batty!
I have been using this serum for about 2 years now and will never be without it. It absorbs quickly into my skin I apply it every night the soft lavender scent is great for evening applications. Not sure if my skin is less oily however, it is definitely more balanced. I love this serum!
I was a little skeptical when I first used this product, due to it being oily, but i've been using it for a week now and I can't believe how amazing my skin looks. I went from going a few hours before my face was super oily, to being able to go all day at work without my face looking oily at all.