WHY I'VE BEEN USING BANISH FOR YEARS
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If you've been following me for any amount of time, you've probably seen me rave about Banish on more than one occasion. If you're new here, maybe you haven't heard of Banish. Let me introduce you to your new favourite acne scarring and skincare brand.
I began using Banish in 2015 to "clean up" my skincare products, and have been using them as a part of my regular routine ever since. My long-time favourites are the Pumpkin Enzyme Masque, the Vitamin C Beauty Elixir, and the Banish Oil - not to mention, I absolutely adore their new revolutionary design microneedling tool, the Banisher 2.0. I used their older model to get rid of most of my acne scarring and pigmentation but adore the new design and have been using it on my new scars.
Sometimes you find a company whose products you love, whose values align with your own, and you just stick with them. For me, Banish is that company. I always recommend their products to anyone looking for acne and acne scarring products that really work.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BANISH
You can tell a lot about a company by their return policy. A lot of companies don't care about your experience after you've bought their product, but that's not the case with Banish. Each product is made to order and comes with a 45-day money-back guarantee. That means if you're not completely happy and the product didn't work out for you - you don't have to take the loss like you do with so many other brands. (However, I don't know of anyone personally who hasn't been totally in love with them anyway).
On top of their excellent return policy, Banish packages their products in recyclable jars and bottles, as well as recycled packaging. It can be hard in the skincare community to feel like you're doing your part by buying and wasting less, but Banish makes this super easy.
Banish is also one of the best resources for great skincare information. Just check out some of their popular blog posts:
On top of THAT, Banish also makes regular charitable contributions, and offers products that are vegan-friendly (meaning no little animals had to suffer for our beauty). Daisy and the Banish team are just an all-around stellar bunch of folx whom I am proud to work with.
Banish makes several products that are suitable for a variety of skin types. Although acne and scarring are their primary focus, their products are also great for other skin concerns, such as aging, oil control, skin tone and texture, hydration, and more.
This is designed to be used right after the Banisher, but it's such a luscious and velvety skin oil that you'll want to use it all the time - and you should! Full of skin-healing and hydrating ingredients, this oil will help improve your skin's barrier function and eliminate excess oil and post-acne marks. I like to use this at night on top of the Vitamin C Creme. It's just so smooth, I can't help it!
Soothing cucumber, allantoin, chamomile and Vitamin B5 come together in this non-drying cleanser for a perfect oily skin wash every time. I like to use this cleanser especially leading up to and during my period, because I find it helps keep all the excess oil from clogging my pores and creating more pimples.
Just try not to fall in love with this mask. It is a cult favourite, and for good reason. Pumpkin enzymes help to gently exfoliate and calm redness, while neem protects and nourishes. This mask is the perfect remedy for dull, oily, acne-prone skin. I like to use it once a week, just to keep on top of my exfoliating.
Gosh I love this spray. It contains so many gentle, skin-nourishing extracts. I use it in so many ways, and I keep it with me in my purse so I can refresh my skin mid-day. It makes a world of difference in my skin's oiliness and appearance.
If you're looking for a soothing and restorative cream for day or night, you're going to love this one! I like to use it at night, and I always wake up looking dewy and hydrated. (Psst... it's also great for fighting signs of aging on your hands!)
The new Fighter Gel is quickly becoming another favourite of mine, giving my regular benzoyl peroxide some serious competition! It is surprisingly gentle and effective, with acne-fighting powerhouse ingredients like centella and dimethyl-sulfone. I use this in the mornings because I find it does not dry my skin out for the day, but also keeps my inflammation down!
The Banisher microneedling tool is perhaps Banish's crowning achievement. A lot of companies try to do a microneedling tool, but nobody has done it like Banish has. They use gold-plated titanium bristles, with an upright orientation to prevent any tracking damage to the skin. Using this tool weekly has helped even out my skin texture immensely!
Plus, if you're wanting to try several of Banish's products (they really do work best together), they offer packages at a reduced price, like the Banish Kit (Banisher + Banish Oil), and the Banish Starter Kit (which comes with a little bit of everything!).
As you can see, Banish has a lot to offer. They also offer a convenient skin quiz which sends you personalized results and product tips based on your skin concerns and type, so you can take the guesswork right out of buying!
If you're new to the acne community, or if you're just looking to try something new for your skin, start with Banish.