Frankincense has been used as a ceremonial staple in Ayurvedic skin care for thousands of years. In fact, Cleopatra is said to have incorporated this ‘Liquid Gold’ in her famous skin care regimen. The essential oil of Frankincense has an exotic, woody, spicy scent, which is extracted from the resins of the Boswellia tree (Boswellia sarca) native to the regions of Africa, Middle East and India. It is best used in the form of blemish treatments to improve skin tone and elasticity.

Being a natural astringent, Frankincense is great for oily and acne-prone skin and balances sebum production for clear and radiant skin. Frankincense contains a unique skin active called ‘Boswellic acid’ which soothes inflammation and is a potent bactericide, especially the form of bacteri associated with acne.

Frankincense provides powerful anti-aging benefits. Just a few drops of this oil in our spot treatments delivers a high dose of skin boosting actives that tightens and brightens the skin. Being rich in antioxidants, Frankincense stimulates cellular regeneration and protects mature skin cells from free radical damage. This allows for faster healing of acne scars and treats post acne hyperpigmentation (dark spots) associated with blemishes.