Hey there, natural beauty.
I created The Buff after a chronic acne outbreak in 2015 that lasted months. Harsh prescription creams and cleansers, antibiotics, and more than a dozen expensive visits to the dermatologist did nothing to help.
As a wellness and beauty writer and editor I was able to consult experts and deeply research fresh ways to restore my complexion. During this process I learned about the nasties many skincare and makeup companies pack into their products, and decided to Marie Kando the hell out of my beauty routine by moving to all clean products.
I learned about jojoba oil; an antibacterial, nourishing oil that mimics the skin's own sebum and is noncomedogenic—so it doesn't block your pores. I also discovered tamanu oil, a substance that's been used for generations by Polynesian women to treat acne and scars.
After several weeks of my all-natural new routine—including oiling every day—the acne and residual scarring cleared up and I finally got seemingly lit-within skin that glowed with health.
I was hooked, and soon after completed a Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation and created my own oil for breakout-prone skin.
We've since expanded into body oils and personalized face oils targeted to your individual skin needs, whether it's acne, dryness, redness, or fine lines. We use oils such as jojoba, tamanu, rosehip, argan, raspberry seed, and maracuja (derived from passionfruit), handpicking the most relevant to your needs in order to blend a product that's both effective and personal.
I hope you love using The Buff oils as much as I do.