Clear-Up Face Oil: A Solution for Acne and Breakout-prone skin

When we opened our doors in 2019, Heartwood's Clear-Up Face Oil quickly established itself as a staple on the shelves of those battling acne-prone skin, and has remained there ever since. 

This high-performance anti-acne oil, known for its dual functionality as both a spot treatment and an all-over face oil, has consistently delivered results, building a reputation for reliability and effectiveness. 

Targeted at breakouts, blackheads, large pores, and acne-prone skin, Clear-Up is Heartwood’s answer to managing acne and maintaining healthy skin.

What Causes Acne and Acne-Prone Skin?

Acne develops when hormonal activity or environmental factors trigger the sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum. With increased sebum production, skin cells are more likely to mature in a way that clogs the follicular pore, causing whiteheads, blackheads, congestion and inflammation.

Why Does Clear-Up Help Acne-Sufferers?

Heartwood's Clear-Up Face Oil is meticulously formulated with natural ingredients that cater to the unique challenges of acne-prone skin. The formula is designed to treat, prevent, calm and hydrate skin experiencing break-outs with nourishing, powerful and effective ingredients in the most potent dosage without causing irritation.

How Does Clear-Up Face Oil Differ from Other Acne-Products?

Clear-Up Face Oil is a standout for its all-natural formulation that prioritises skin rejuvenation and health. Synthetic acne treatments can be harsh on the skin, with the aim to dry out the oils on the face as a solution. This may produce short term results, however overlooks long-term skin health.

Heartwood's Director of Spa and Wellness, Nikki O’Dywer says, “Unlike synthetic treatments that can dry out the skin with harsh anti-bacterial agents, Clear-Up uses natural ingredients in optimal dosages to effectively nurture the skin-barrier and balance oil production.” 

Clear-Up formulation incorporates ingredients that are both effective and gentle on the skin, ensuring both immediate and long-term benefits. 

“Ingredients like Indian sandalwood, renowned for its calming properties, and jojoba oil, which mimics the skin's natural sebum, not only combat acne but also promote long-term skin health" Says Nikki.

This thoughtful composition not only treats and prevents acne but also supports the overall health of the skin barrier, distinguishing it from more aggressive treatments that can damage the skin's natural defences.

This approach ensures that Clear-Up provides a nurturing, balanced treatment for acne-prone skin, making it a superior choice for those who value both efficacy and skin health.

What are the Active Ingredients?


The blend is anchored by Indian sandalwood, which is scientifically proven to calm the skin, prevent and alleviate breakouts with its antibacterial, antimicrobial, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. 

As a powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent, sandalwood can be instrumental in soothing skin irritation and mitigating inflammation, making it exceedingly effective for acne care. 

“Its antioxidative capacity is superior to that of Vitamin E, providing effective protection against environmental damage and the premature signs of ageing,” says Nikki.


Ginger extract is incorporated in Clear-Up for its bioactive compounds with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Ginger extract helps to soothe inflamed skin and may also reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scars, which are common concerns for those dealing with acne.


Lemon peel oil serves as an effective astringent that reduces pore visibility and aids in resolving pimples by cutting through surplus sebum. Clove oil, with its antibacterial properties, mitigates the severity of acne outbreaks by targeting the bacteria that contribute to acne development.


Organic jojoba oil is a critical inclusion for its composition closely resembling that of human sebum, which allows it to deeply hydrate and fortify the skin without clogging pores. It is also a source of antioxidant Vitamin E, fortifying the skin against oxidative stress.

These ingredients combine in Clear-Up Face Oil to form an ideal solution for those with acne-prone skin. The formulation not only addresses current acne but also preempts future breakouts by fostering a balanced, nourished, and well-defended skin environment. Its gentle yet potent nature assures that it can be integrated into daily skincare regimens to maintain a clear, smooth, and healthy complexion.

Dermatologically Approved and Clinically Tested – Kind to All Skin:

Heartwood's Clear-Up Face Oil has been carefully formulated for acne-prone skin, providing a delicate yet effective treatment that is backed by thorough dermatological testing.

In the clinical evaluation conducted over two months with 55 participants, Clear-Up Face Oil was found to be kind to and safe for sensitive skin.

How to Get the Most Out of Clear-Up:

The dual functionality of Clear-Up Face Oil makes it versatile for use both as an all-over face oil and as a targeted spot treatment. 

For congested skin all over -

Apply 4-6 drops morning and night, after cleansing and toning. Gently massage  into the skin, and apply additional drops as needed during the day if your skin feels dry or you are experiencing flare-ups. 

As a spot treatment -

Apply to congested areas after cleansing and toning. Continue to apply throughout the day to combat break-outs. 

This product is dermatologically approved for safety on sensitive skin, so you can use it confidently on any area of your face, other than around the eyes.

The Final Takeaway

With its robust formula and proven track record, our Clear-up Face Oil is an indispensable tool for managing acne and maintaining healthy skin. Its careful formulation, which is free from harmful additives and supported by rigorous testing, assures users of its safety and efficacy. For anyone looking to tackle acne head-on with a reliable and nurturing product, Clear-up Face Oil remains a trusted choice.