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Blume into Healthy Skin

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With so many trendy skin care brands emerging seemingly every day, it's hard to distinguish which brand is worth trying. There is one brand that is definately worth supporting—Blume!

Their mission is not just to help you achieve healthy skin, they support period care, too!

Blume was founded in Vancouver, Canada by sisters Taran and Bunny.

Blume was created to make self care easier and healthier, while destigmatizing normal things like acne, puberty, periods and sex ed.

Instead of searching far and wide for products to help with hormonal breakouts, Blume is a one-stop-shop for everything you'd need from pads and tampons, skin care, and accessories.

As TFSE is a champion of healthy, natural skin care products, Blume is a brand that we love (and because we're also from Vancouver), they were gracious enough to send us their Meltdown Acne Oil and Hug Me Probiotic Deodorant to try.

But before we get into our little review, we wanted to let our readers know about the Blume Box. This handy subscription box arrives in your mailbox every three months is tailored to your specific needs for that time of the month. It's customizable from picking different skin care products to your preference of organic pads or tampons.

Their Product Line

Here's our take on the products you need to try from Blume!

Skin Care

Meltdown Acne Oil, $34

Key Ingredients: Black Cumin Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Chamomile Oil

Daydreamer Face Wash + Cleanser, $18

Key Ingredients: Rapeseed Oil, Lavender Oil, Grapefruit Extract

Hug Me Natural Probiotic Deodorant, $16

Key Ingredients: Probiotics, Baking Soda, Coconut Oil

Period Care

Organic Tampons, $12

Quanity: 16 (Regular or Super)

Organic Pads, $11

Quanity: 10

Cloud 9 Period Cramp Oil, $21

Key Ingredients: Clary Sage Oil, Peppermint Leaf, Geranium Oil

Review

Why we're focused on healthy skin, not perfect skin

Meltdown Acne Oil

Blume's Meltdown Acne Oil has become a staple product in my skin care routine. Before trying the acne spot treatment ourselves, we reached out and asked our friends and family if they've used it and their thoughts on it. What stood out the most from this inquiry was that this oil works wonders for all skin types! No matter where you are on the acne/breakout range, the Meltdown Acne Oil helps soothe inflammation and redness to an impressive degree.

The powerful blend of chamomile, lavender rosehip and tea tree (to name some key ingredients) is the source of what makes this spot treatment so great. Chamomile and lavender are known for their calming and balancing effects, rosehip is effective for hydration and reducing hyperpigmentation (AKA THOSE PESKY ACNE SCARS) and tea tree is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory superstar! Despite so many powerful herbs and florals in this formula, the scent was subtle.

Personally, we found this oil to be great for targeting hormonal period acne that appear during our menstrual cycle. Two days after seeing the first few breakouts, we applied this oil daily and the results were immediate and noticeable. The bumps had flattened, redness went down significantly and no dryness!

We definitely recommend trying this oil for anyone struggling with breakout or acne prone skin, or if you wish to target skin concerns like inflammation and hyperpigmenation!

Ingredients: Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil, Matricaria Chamomilla (Chamomile) L Flower Oil, Rosmarinus (Rosemary) Officinalis Leaf Extract.

How to use: Start with a single drop of this essential oil-based serum and apply the oil to any bumps or impending breakouts. Apply your regular moisturizer over top.

Hug Me Probiotic Deodorant

The Hug Me Probiotic Deodorant is a great aluminum-free alternative for odor protection. Compared to traditional deodorants, Blume's natural deodorant features minimal ingredients that won't irritate your underarms—and the best part is that all the ingredients are recognizable! Plus, its fragrance free formula is suitable for everybody!

What makes the Hug Probiotic Me deodorant unique is that it relies on probiotics (obviously) to keep your sweat (and B.O.) under control. So, how does probiotics help with eliminating stink? Just like eating yoghurt or drinking kombucha, probiotics can help shift bacterial flora in the armpit area.

This is TMI, but one of our editor's sweat glands gets blocked easily. So, knowing Blume's deodorant doesn't contain any irritants, her armpits are happier than ever!

No aluminum, fragrances, or preservatives, we're ready for the summer heat!

In terms of application, after using Hug Me deodorant for several days, the product was gliding smoothly. I only needed to apply the deodorant once in the morning to go about a regular day. If I were exercising, doing outdoor activities, or running errands in the sun, I would probably apply some more later in the day.

If you're looking for a natural deodorant, definitely try Blume's Hug Me Probiotic Deodorant!

Ingredients: Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Wild Crafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Bacillus Coagulans (Probiotics).

How to use: Apply a generous amount in the underarm area. Reapply throughout the day if needed.

Where To Find Blume?

You can easily purchase Blume products from their website or Amazon. Now, Blume can also be found in many beauty retailers like Sephora (online only) and in-stores at Ulta.