why is oil good for my skin?

Not all oil is created equal, so we handpick the best carrier oils for your products. Filled with Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins, these oils deliver the necessary nutrients to feed your skin and keep it nourished and happy. When the skin receives clean, healthy oils it does not have to work as hard to produce it's own oil. Providing the skin with non-comedogenic oils can even help slow down over active sebaceous glands, which contributes to oily, break-out prone skin and therefor regulate oil production and reduce breakouts. 

are essential oils safe for the face?

Essential Oils are extremely concentrated plant extracts that have powerful, medicine-like properties when topically introduced to the body. Many of them are rich sources of potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and antimicrobial ingredients that protect against visible skin problems. However, there are a number of irritating and photosensitive essential oils that should not be applied to the face. Abura is extremely selective and cautious when adding essential oils to products as an active ingredient.

How is Serum different from a moisturizer or lotion?

Serums and moisturizers (or creams/lotions) often provide two separate functions although there can be cross over between the two. The point of a moisturizer is usually simply to do just that, moisturize the skin. A serum is designed to deliver specific nutrients or provide different functions to enhance the skin (anti-aging, anti-acne, exfoliation, hydration, etc.) However, there are some moisturizers that will provide the benefits of a serum and serums that aim to moisturize the skin. Typically serums are designed to work best in conjunction with your moisturizer. Both moisturizers and serums can be oil based or oil free.



Why do we use jojoba Beeds in our Exfoliants?

Jojoba beads are used in our products because they gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin without causing micro-tears. Jojoba beads are derived from jojoba shrub which grows in the southern part of the U.S. and northern Mexico. Native Americans originally used jojoba beads to treat damaged skin and sunburns. Ever since then, jojoba beads have been used in beauty products throughout the world as a natural exfoliant treating everything from acne to moisturizing dry skin.

Will clay products dry out my skin?

At Abura we use different types of clay to benefit varying skin types. For example Kaolin and Bentonite Clay effectively helps to clean out pores and remove dirt, however Kaolin Clay will NOT absorb oil from the skin, making it ideal for drier skin types. The ingredients these clays are paired with such as aloe, hyaluronic acid and non-comedogenic oils help to nourish and hydrate your skin.

How do I know what products are good for my skin?

Feel free to use the contact page to ask us any questions you may have about choosing the right products for your skincare regimen. Look at the ingredient glossary to do a little sleuthing yourself. We believe that everyone’s skin is different and therefore deserves a thoughtful approach to using skincare. Your skincare ritual is personal therefore it should be treated as such.

Which products are not pregnancy safe?

If a product contains blue tansy oil it’s not safe to use during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding. Blue tansy is poisonous to all those who digest it but harmless when it comes to applying it on skin.