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I think we all wish we could find those one or two products that work wonders to heal blemishes after one use, or the magical elixir to restore baby pure skin. After trying hundreds of lotions and potions and still no overnight miracles, I’d just about convinced myself that it’s too much to expect from any one product…until I experienced the results of Siam SEAS.

In this post, you will discover:

  • The two products that turned around my inflamed skin
  • Your skin’s worst enemy and what you can do about it
  • How Western formulas differ from Eastern traditions
  • The golden keys to healing acne and preventing disease
  • What NOT to do to your skin—even when you’ve had it with breakouts and acne

In spite of knowing better, there are times that I grow impatient with my perfectly imperfect skin and want to purge every last bump, capillary, blemish, blackhead, wrinkle—you name it. Those are the worst times to do anything because that’s when I get aggressive on my face. And honey, there’s no room to rage on my face anymore.

Several months ago, I was in hyper-perfectionist mode, scrutinizing the little bumps under my skin as though with a magnifying glass. After extracting some, I was left with awful red scars that could hardly be covered with foundation. {Groan}

So I reached into the far recesses of my cabinet and dug up two products that I had not used in a long time: a Vitamin C gel by Devita and a serum by Luzern Labs with 18% AHA. I had endured enough with my skin. I applied these two products and felt the extreme tingle (read: burn), and let it sit on my skin anyway.

Then I did it again the next day. And the next.

Fast forward two days later, my face was a red, inflamed mess with bright red, dry patches and flakes in some areas, bumps appearing under the surface in others. Awful!

It was humiliating. I felt shame and didn’t want to show my face anywhere. I’m a beauty blogger, for goodness sake! A few days earlier someone had been saying how great my skin looked, and she was ready to follow any of my skincare tips like the gospel. But in those traumatized skin days, I assure you, people would have laughed had they discovered my creative occupation as they made a mad dash for the Cetaphil.

But what I learned in the process of burning off my skin and developing spots—like everywhere—will be wisdom gleaned for life.

I learned how unforgiving I can be to my skin and the importance of loving it anyway, through the good and bad.

I learned that Vitamin C + AHA’s don’t mix and need to be used gently and skip days in between.

It was a shock that even products called “soothing” and “healing” stung my skin. Much as I adore Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel and Batty’s Bath Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel when my skin is not freaking out, these stung like hell when it was raw and sensitive.

I learned that most oils and balms merely sat on top of my skin, but left a trail of bumps longer than the Pacific Crest.

Products that helped + products that rescued

Some products helped ease the irritation but not completely, like: Blissoma Lavish, CV Skinlabs Mist, and Jordan Samuel Hydrate. I’d also been using Laurel’s anti-inflammatory serum and the blemish treatment oil to calm and soothe.

But the real heroes—and the ones that reversed the damage—were from new brand, Siam SEAS. As soon as I used a prototype for the current Twilight BeCalm Serum, $80, together with SEAS Elements Beauty Balm, $95 (full ingredients below), my skin relaxed and felt soothed. This was such a marked contrast from the response to other serums and ointments that I wouldn’t have believed the instant relief had I not experienced it myself.

The steps are simple: on damp skin, massage a small amount of the balm into skin, then apply the serum over it. Within seconds, I could see the redness diminish and the stinging gone. By the next morning, my skin showed significant improvement—more than I could have hoped for.

These products worked so incredibly fast and thoroughly that I wanted to share some of the founder’s story with you as well as an incredible offer after the interview. Supadra Geronimo healed her own acneic skin with the traditional plants from her native country in Thailand and was happy to share what worked for her. For more about Supadra, I posted about her on Instagram a while ago too.

Siam Seas: a range designed to treat the most challenging skin

If you’re as excited to try this line as I am to share it, click here to head over to Siam SEAS now. I can’t wait for you to try her line! To read more about the exotic ingredients used in Siam SEAS, head over to this post.

Ingredients in Beauty Balm: Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter**, Madhuca Longifolia (Mowrah) Butter**, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp Seed) Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil*, Tiliacora Triandra (Ya Nang) Herb**, Thumbergia Laurifolia (Laurel Clock Vine) Herb**, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola)**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Pentaclethra Macroloba (Pracaxi) Seed Oil**, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Seed) Oil*, Hydnocarpus Wightianus (Chaulmoogra) Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil*, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbyl (Vitamin C Ester), Artocarpus lacucha (Lakoocha) Extract**, Rosa Canina (Rose hip) Oil* Jasminum officinale (Jasmine Absolute) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Oil**, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil*, Boswellia sacra (Frankincense) Oil**, Lavandula (Lavender) Oil**, Ravensara aromatica*, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) Oil*, Zingiber cassumunar (Plai) Herb**, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil*, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy)**, Rosa Damascena (Rose Bulgarian Absolute) Oil**

Ingredients in Twilight BeCalm Serum: Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin Seed) oil*, Pulverized Aloe Vera Gel*, Andrographis Paniculata Herb**, Caesalpinia Sappan L Herb**, Clinacanthus Nutans Herb**, Curcuma Aromatic Herb**, Attalea Speciosa (Babassu)Oil**, Pentaclethra Macroloba (Pracaxi) Seed Oil**, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil*, Aleurites Moluccanus (Kukui Nut) Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn Pulp) CO2 Extract*, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter**, Non-GMO Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A Ester), Hydnocarpus Wightianus (Chaulmoogra) Oil, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil*, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Extra Oil*, Lavandula (Lavender) Oil**, Daucus Carota (Carrot Seed) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil*, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil*, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil*, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Rose Damask Absolute) Oil**, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum.

* Certified Organic ingredients
** Organically Grown / Wildcrafted ingredients

***Products were sent to me for consideration. All opinions and decision to review my own.

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