Overcome congested and acne-prone skin

Acne-prone skin can be debilitating for sufferers. Apart from the discomfort, these skin conditions also impact our mood, energy levels and confidence. This blog shows you how our natural products can support you in keeping skin acne and congestion-free. Learn which daily and once-weekly routines can help. Our professionally formulated products and treatments actively work on problem skin to help repair, nourish and rejuvenate.

Firstly, let's understand the cause of acne. There is no one single cause. Acne can be caused by hormonal imbalance, blocked pores, poor skincare routines or overactive sebaceous activity. It can also be brought on by medication and poor diet choices. (Sometimes, those poor diet choices are worth a pimple or two, right?)

But then, there are more severe cases developed by internal issues; for example, cystic acne can be brought on by a condition related to polycystic ovaries, and it seems like doctors aren't entirely sure about what causes acne rosacea. Still, some research suggests genes, bacteria, mites and blood vessel trouble. As you can imagine, some conditions will require a dermatologist referral. But no matter the cause, our Certified Organic range can be part of the solution.

Overall, it's essential to maintain good hygiene and maintain a daily skin ritual with highly results-driven skincare. A quick tip: keep your hands off your face.

Taking care of your skin at home

The best way to know what products will work best for your unique complexion is by seeing one of our organicspa skincare specialists. They are the experts. They can help treat your condition with a series of professional treatments and home care routines.

Want answers right now? Here's how to take care of congested and acne-prone skin at home. We've created a brief overview of skincare rituals for those who are prone to spots and breakouts. 


How daily cleansing helps congested skin

Our lactic gel cleanser delivers impressive results when used daily on congested and acne-prone skin. The application leaves the skin clean without feeling stripped. A gentle cleanse is delivered thanks to the Lactic Acid that works as a multi-tasker. It increases water retention and ceramides in the skin's protective barrier, brightens the complexion and reduces the signs of pigmentation. And there's more; it also works to prevent congestion by stimulating the exfoliation of skin cells by breaking down the bond between these cells. This promotes cellular renewal by increasing cell turnover rates in the epidermis by sloughing off dull and rough skin to reveal brighter, healthier skin. This formula is also generous in AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids). AHAs are a famous group of stable acids that impressively help hydrate the skin by stimulating the production of Hyaluronic Acid. We use a unique complex of fruit acids that combine fruit sugars and plant extracts.

For those who enjoy a fresh clarifying result, our foam cleanser offers more of a squeaky clean finish. The Certified Organic Lemon Myrtle Leaf Oil acts as an antifungal and antibacterial, while Certified Organic Witch Hazel delivers an astringent and anti-inflammatory effect to the skin. All perfect for those painful breakouts. 

After cleansing, it's essential to follow with our toning mist for extra hydration. Toning the skin delivers cooling and calming benefits through the use of Certified Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Rose Water and Cucumber Peel Extract.  

Don't be afraid to moisturise! 

We know they say we shouldn't fight fire with fire, but you can fight oil with oil! Drying out the skin actually causes more congestion, and that's why it's important to have regular routines with balancing products that help restore your skin's moisture balance. Daily routines are essential to treat acne and congested skin. 

Once you have cleansed and toned the skin, you should apply organicspa blemish control directly to the acne spots or congested area. Ideally, you can do this multiple times a day with clean hands. Scientific research has suggested that acne rosacea is linked to mites in the skin. The Tea Tree Oil component of blemish control has an antibacterial effect on the mites, and the Willow Bark Extract is a natural form of Salicylic Acid and encourages cell turnover.

Follow by applying a daily hydration product. Picking the right moisturiser for your skin type is a crucial step towards healthier skin and even more critical for those with oily, combination and acne-prone skin. We have two moisturisers that use a blend of Certified Organic ingredients to balance moisture and return nutrients to congested and acne-prone skin.

organicspa moisture control is a light hydrating lotion that helps restore the skin’s natural moisture balance without clogging the pores. Combining the soothing and toning properties of Honeysuckle Extract and Certified Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, the skin will feel replenished, refreshed and balanced. Thanks to the locally sourced Certified Organic Avocado Oil, this product absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves no residue. Perfect for oily and combination skin.


If you have combination or sensitive skin, organicspa day moisture will help combat those early signs of ageing and leave your skin feeling smooth and supple. It contains a nourishing blend of natural Vitamin E and antioxidants that help protect sensitive and delicate skin against the loss of moisture and free radical damage during the day. In addition, Liquorice Extract helps calm redness, and Certified Organic Jojoba Oil helps firm and rejuvenate. 

For an extra boost, you could introduce orgranicspa vitamin c serum to your evening routine. This should go under your moisturiser. Our formula includes Certified Organic Gotu Kola Extract to help cell renewal and repair any scarring from acne, and Black Cohosh Root Extract to help balance hormonal breakouts. Our oil-free vitamin c serum is designed to be proactive and active and is based on the tested and proven properties of potent Vitamin C.


once-weekly rituals 

Now you know how to take care of your skin every day, let’s look into some once-weekly rituals. 

It’s essential we exfoliate oily, combination and acne-prone skin with as little stimulation as possible since a harsh stimulating motion can spread bacteria and increase redness - be gentle. That’s why our enzyme microexfoliant from our organicsceuticals range uses Certified Organic Oryza Sativa Powder, a finely ground powder with Rice and Tapioca that acts as a mild exfoliant. Containing antioxidant-rich and moisturising proteins, this powder helps increase the skin’s hydration and diminish signs of ageing.

The organicsceuticals enzyme microexfoliant formula also includes Papaya Fruit Extract, rich in Papain, a stabilised powder that is both keratolytic and anti-inflammatory. In addition, Salicylic Acid, a BHA naturally sourced from Wintergreen Oil, works by increasing the amount of water in your skin. It also dissolves the substance that causes skin cells to stick together, making it easier to gently shed dead skin cells, unclog pores and visibly minimise pores.

Once a week, after you exfoliate, continue on with your self-care routine with a mask. Since acne-prone skin struggles to regulate oil balance, you want a mask that will help detoxify and prevent clogged pores. organicspa clay mask is an intensive treatment that uses Kaolin Clay to draw excess oils and impurities from the skin’s surface, helping prevent clogged pores that cause blackheads and spots. In addition, AHAs, a fruit acid complex, aids the mask in refining and revitalising your complexion.

Complete this self-care routine at home by following with our toning mist and then your daily hydration product.


Discover how skincare professionals can help

Have you ever considered a peel but then brushed the idea away due to the redness you thought it would induce? Unlike other AHA treatments that irritate and redden the skin, our AHA rejuvenate peel contains soothing Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Olive Leaf Extract to help your skin feel cool, calm and refreshed. A series of AHA rejuvenate peels, a gel-based treatment, provide intensive support for the skin’s regenerative processes. This advanced rejuvenation formula contains a blend of natural Alpha Hydroxy Acid and enzymes from fruit and other botanical sources to help smooth and resurface the top skin layers.  

The multi-detox clay treatment is designed to purify. It provides a detoxifying experience by calming and rebalancing unhealthy skin. The high potency multi-detox clay mask is activated through the soft churn of the pestle in the mortar, containing Kaolin, Green Tea Extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Bentonite. It aims to draw impurities from the skin’s surface, remove dead skin cells, and promote cell detoxification. Moisture will be restored to help smooth away fine lines and leave your skin visibly brighter and firmer.

Learn more about how skincare professionals can help you with our signature treatments

Finding ways to naturally combat congested and acne-prone skin doesn’t have to be complicated. We can start by drinking plenty of water, stop touching our faces throughout the day and use 100% natural products rich in Certified Organic ingredients and actives. 



    Julie Briggs.
    Beauty Expert and Account Manager