Lately I’ve noticed that the local Singaporean beauty scene has been slowly growing and even thriving with many emerging indie skincare and beauty brands. One such brand is Frank Skincare. Frank Skincare is a local Singaporean beauty brand with products that are made with ingredients that are 100% natural, 100% non-GMO (Genetic Modified Organism) , 100% Organic (no harmful pesticides or chemical throughout farming process), 100% paraben-free (harmful chemical commonly found in many cosmetic products) and 100% against animal testing.
In my policy of being transparent and honest with my readers, I would like to disclose that the product which I’m going to review today is gifted by my friend who is one of the distributors of their products. She gave this product to me when I was complaining to her with my acne problem and asked me to take it for a spin. Even though this product is gifted, my opinions on this product are honest and I’m not paid any money for this review.
How does the Frank Skincare Smooth-Me-Out Acne Spot Treatment Oil fare?
Currently in the skincare market, whenever somebody talk about tea tree oil, there’s always the inadvertent comparison with The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil. However, I must honestly tell you that comparing this product to The Body Shop’s product is doing a major disservice to this product. Let’s just compare the ingredients of The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil to Frank Skincare Smooth-Me-Out Acne Spot Treatment Oil, shall we?
Ingredients of The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
Water, Alcohol Denat., PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limonene, t-Butyl Alcohol, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Citral, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopherol
Ingredients of Frank Skincare Smooth-Me-Out Acne Spot Treatment Oil
Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) Oil, Simmondaia Chinensis (Jojoba)Seed Oil, Boswellia neglecta (Frankincense) Oil, Santalum spicatum (Sandalwood) Oil
100% Organic Ingredients
You could probably tell straight away that the Frank Skincare Smooth-Me-Out Acne Spot Treatment Oil doesn’t contain any water (that means that it’s a pure oil => more potent) or other unnecessary filler ingredients. Also, if you didn’t know, Boswellia neglecta (Frankincense) Oil is an expensive oil on its own. Its cost increases even more if you obtain the organic version of this oil. So even though The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil is way cheaper, but then it’s practically like comparing a beach villa to a shanty town shack.
Before I begin with my review of this product, I need to tell you about my skin condition. I do not have a very bad acne problem. However, whenever that time of the month comes around, I would get one or two big pimples that leaves behind post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Even though I usually take very good care of my skin, I just can’t seem to shake off the hormonal acne. I’ve tried this product for a few months and I think that it is a good alternative to other chemical acne fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. I usually only place one drop of this product on the pimple directly after all my skincare steps are done. While it doesn’t help to prevent pimples (though it never claimed to do so), I find that this product helps to accelerate the healing process and calms down the red angry pimple in around 2 days. My pimples are able to heal without bad pigmentation problem. This product is also way less drying than my salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide acne treatments due to the inclusion of oils such as jojoba seed oil.
The only con that I could find with this product is its price per volume ratio. It costs S$38 for 5ml. For me, since I only use one drop per spot (and the fact that I do not have many spots), this product does last quite a long time. However for those struggling with quite a bad acne problem, it might be a bit expensive since you’ll need more product to cover the whole area. Nonetheless I think that the quality of this oil more than compensates for its price.
Where can you find it?
You can purchase this product from All Good Things Market online.
It retails at S$38 (5 ml sized).
Thank you for reading!