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Zilch Acne Formula

This perfect blend of 17 potent herbs work harmoniously to clear acne from the inside out.
Our formulas are 100% natural with no nasties: no preservatives, additives or synthetic binders.

Tao Ren

Common Name: Peach Kernel
Botanical Name: Prunus Persica

In Chinese Medicine, blood stasis is believed to be at the root of deep, and sore acne. By promoting blood circulation and reducing blood stagnation, peach kernel can help reduce the severity of large acne bumps.

Hong Hua

Common Name: Safflower
Botanical Name: Carthamus Tinctorius

Prized for its circulation-boosting properties, safflower can alleviate deep, hard and sore acne by resolving blood stasis. By moving stagnant blood, the herb helps to improve healing and reduce acne pain.

Dan Shen

Common Name: Red Sage Root
Botanical Name: Salvia Miltiorrhiz

Cooling in nature, Red sage root helps to relieve the swelling and inflammation associated with acne by improving circulation and dispelling blood stagnation. This healing herb is ideal for those with persistent pimples.

Bai Zhi

Common Name: Fragrant Angelica Root
Botanical Name: Angelica Dahurica

Traditionally, fragrant angelica root is used in TCM to encourage lymphatic drainage through the face by opening the nasal passages and relieving sinus blockages. In this acne formula however, it is used to help to alleviate the inflammation associated with large and painful acne.

Zao Jiao Ci

Common Name: Chinese Honey Locust
Botanical Name: Gleditsia Sinensis

Chinese honey locust benefits acne-prone skin by promoting healthy blood circulation, helping to reduce swelling by breaking up blood stagnation. This action can encourage acne to come to a head, helping resolve blemishes sooner.

Zi Hua Di Ding

Common Name: Viola
Botanical Name: Viola Yedoensis

In Chinese Medicine, heat, toxin build-up and sluggish blood circulation are considered key causes of acne. The viola plant addresses two of these issues, thanks to its heat-clearing, toxin-eliminating properties. Alongside the other herbs, it promotes lasting improvements in problem skin.

Pu Gong Yin

Common Name: Dandelion
Botanical Name: Taraxacum Mongolicum

When toxin build-up and heat combine, inflammation occurs. With cooling, detoxifying properties, the dandelion plant helps to combat this. By clearing heat and toxins, this healing herb helps calm pimples and inflammation.

Huang Bai

Common Name: Amur Cork Tree
Botanical Name: Phellodendron Amurense

Derived from the Amur cork tree, this herb is traditionally used in TCM to clear the heat and dry dampness. In Zilch Acne Formula, it helps to eliminate toxins and clear heat to promote a clearer complexion.

Mu Dan Pi

Common Name: Tree Peony Root Bark
Botanical Name: Paeonia Suffruticosa

Tree peony root bark has multiple benefits for acne-prone skin. With its cooling properties, this herb helps to dispel the blood stagnation and heat behind inflammation and breakouts and is particularly good at targeting deep, stubborn bumps.

Long Dan Cao

Common Name: Chinese Gentian Root
Botanical Name: Gentiana Scabra

Chinese gentian root is a cooling and inflammation- calming ingredient. It helps to eliminate the heat-toxin that leads to pus formation. Promoting calmer and clearer skin, it is a beneficial herb for acne management.

Huang Qin

Common Name: Baikal Skullcap Root
Botanical Name: Scutellaria Baicalensis

Drying dampness, clearing heat and helping to eliminate toxins, Baikal skullcap root addresses many of the elements that contribute to acne in TCM. With natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, it’s combined with circulation-boosting herbs in Zilch Acne Formula to promote a blemish-free skin.

Bai Hua She She Cao

Common Name: Hedyotis
Botanical Name: Hedyotis Diffusa

In TCM, it is known that while heat and toxicity lead to breakouts, dampness and heat create the perfect breeding ground for inflamed pustules. Reducing toxins and clearing heat, Hedyotis herbs can be beneficial for the management of pimples.

Zhi Zi

Common Name: Cape Jasmine Fruit
Botanical Name: Gardenia Florida

The cape jasmine fruit is used in Chinese Medicine to clear heat, and when applied externally, it can help to reduce swelling and blood stagnation from traumatic injury.  In Zilch Acne Formula, it plays the role in reducing toxicity and help prevent and calm breakouts.

Jin Yin Hua

Common Name: Japanese Honeysuckle
Botanical Name: Ionicera Japonica

In Chinese Medicine, damp-heat is believed to contribute to skin eruptions (acne). By helping to clear heat and expel trapped toxins in the outer skin layers, Japanese honeysuckle can help reduce breakouts.

Sheng Jiang

Common Name: Ginger Root
Botanical Name: Zingiber Officinale

In Chinese Medicine, balance is essential. Because of its thermogenic properties, Ginger root is often used in TCM to balance, warm and soften harsh ingredients.  To address the heat and inflammation in acne-prone skin, many ingredients in Zilch Acne Formula are  cooling in nature and Ginger’s warming properties counteract the cold nature of these herbs to create a harmonious skin supplement.

Gan Cao

Common Name: Licorice Root
Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza Uralensis

Licorice root is nature’s super balancer and is often used in TCM formulas to soften and balance. Licorice root creates harmony between the formula’s opposing elements and is an essential addition for ingredients to work synergistically with one another.

Dang Gui

Common Name: Chinese Angelica Root
Botanical Name: Angelica Sinensis

Chinese angelica root is traditionally used in TCM for its countless benefits. It nourishes the blood and is traditionally used to promote healing and tissue repair. 

Zero Nasties

Our formulations proudly contain only herbal ingredients and potato starch, allowing us to achieve true purity in our products. Our highly specialised and unique extraction process allows us to leave out all nasties, chemicals, fillers and preservatives.