Health & Wellness

Meltdown: Ingredient Deep Dive

Meltdown exists so you don’t have to have one. Not even gonna lie despite how much we loved Meltdown before we launched, we did not expect the outpouring of enthusiasm and positive reviews Meltdown got from you all.

We’re still blown away and so FREAKING HAPPY that you’re experiencing the zit zapping results that we did. You’ve shared your reviews with us here, through DM’s, on your stories, via email and more. You’ve told us that Meltdown has helped you take down your acne overnight before big events, while travelling or just a regular day testing it out. (One of you EVEN told us it took away your husbands back - ne.) And of course, that you had the confidence to go foundation free!!!! Yaaas.

For the skincare nerds out there, or just those of us that are curious how the heck Meltdown works, we’re going to do a little Q&A AND an ingredient deepdive.

First things first, what is Meltdown?

  1. It’s a blemish treatment that reduces inflammation and scarring.
  2. It’s an oil that you can apply as needed, usually before bed. The great thing about it, is it goes on clear and is absorbed into the skin, so you can even wear it under make up and let it work it’s magic throughout the day.

What does it do?

Simply put, it fights acne by reducing inflammation and repairs damaged skin. It soaks into your pores, both hydrating and purifying your skin.

What is the active ingredient?

The main active ingredient is Black Cumin Seed Oil. Here’s 5 quick facts about this legendary ingredient.

  1. Black cumin seed oil has been used to treat acne for over 2,000 years. Queen Cleopatra reportedly used it on her hair and skin everyday!  
  2. Thymoquinone is the active ingredient in BCS, which makes it anti-inflammatory
  3. BCS is also high in zinc, which fights infection
  4. BCS contains over 100 vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin
  5. It’s high in linoleic oil which helps with acne because it literally unclogs pores

Extra info:

Most topical acne treatments like tea tree oil are only effective against type 1 p. acnes.

Black Cumin Seed Oil is one of the rarest substances that is active against both type 1 and type 2 p. acnes. Amazing, right?!

Let’s dive into the other ingredients.

Blue Tansy

This is a special one. You’ve probably seen it popping up in beauty products all over, the last 2 years or so. This stuff comes from a medicinal flower.

Like Black Cumin Seed Oil, it is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It has a side effect of skin-calming and reaction soothing. Tansy’s are similar to chamomile and share the flower’s calming qualities. Into the Gloss even suggests adding a little blue tansy in your shampoo to calm an itchy scalp!! To quote ITG further blue tansy “sounds perfect for an overnight metamorphosis.” We wholeheartedly agree.

Rosehip Oil

Do we even need to talk about this one? Rosehip oil is a freaking classic in the natural skin game. So versatile and so ESSENTIAL, rosehip oil repairs damaged skin, moisturizes and heals blemishes.

Rosehip oil is also anti-aging due to the antioxidants and the oil’s ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin. It contains Vitamin C which stimulates collagen production and also reduces fine lines. ENOUGH SAID, get in my skincare products!!!


Tamanu Seed Oil

A beautiful healing oil known to help with acne, acne scars, minor burns and even rashes.

Rosemary Leaf Extract

Another powerful anti-oxidant. It helps to protect against free radical damage and environmental stress on the skin. Also anti-microbial and tones the skin.

Lavendar Extract

Excellent for calming the senses and works wonders on inflamed or irritated skin. It’s also a sebum balancing ingredient that tackles acne without drying out the skin. It reduces angry breakouts and prevents post blemish scarring and uneven pigmentation. It’s also a gentle cleansing agent that refreshes the skin, whether you suffer from dehydration OR excess shine.

Comfrey Extract

A skin friendly herb that protects the skin from damage and helps generate new cells.

Chamomile Flower Oil

Blue tansy’s cousin joins the party and helps soothe skin while moisturizing and reducing fine lines.

Helichrysum Oil

Phew, we’re almost done here. Helichrysum oil is a natural acne remedy, again it works without drying the skin or causing redness.

Olive Leaf Extract

Last but not least, this one if full of powerful antioxidants and vitamins. Olive leaf extract protects the skin and also adds moisture and firmness to the skin!

How do I use Meltdown?

  1. Cleanse your face thoroughly
  2. Let out one drop on your finger and apply to blemishes
  3. Let it sink in and moisturize over or around it
  4. Wake up with significantly less redness and acne!
  5. For best results, use every night until pimples are gone

Is Meltdown good for sensitive skin?

Meltdown is great for sensitive skin, especially because of the rosehip oil and chamomile flower. So many soothing ingredients and an amazing alternative to concoctions made of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.

Harsh chemicals can dry out your skin and make acne way worse.

Alright, that's edition 1 of Meltdown Q&A. Keep sending in your questions, comments and suggestions for next time. Much love from the Blume team!!!