FAQs

How to use TAREL Natural Acne gel?

We recommend the use of TAREL Natural Acne gel at the very start of acne formation, as early as possible. When you feel a slight tingling on the skin which indicates that acne is developing, put a generous amount of TAREL Natural Acne gel on the spot immediately. Also, put the gel on again overnight. If you can do this in time, acne will disappear (no development of acne). The next morning you should wake up with no trace of acne. This method works well with all types of acne including the hard to cure hormonal acne. The key point is putting on the gel as early on as possible. This is why TAREL encourages you to have one in your purse! At work or at school, if you feel the coming up of acne, put TAREL Natural Acne gel on the spot without the need of removing your makeup. Then when you get home, wash your face and put TAREL Natural Acne gel generously on to the clean face, then do this again before going to bed.

However, if acne already breaks out, you can also put TAREL Natural Acne gel on the acne spot. You can do this on small acne. For acne with big comedone, we recommend you seek professional to take out the comedone before putting on TAREL Natural Acne Gel. For acne with small comedone, putting on TAREL Natural Acne gel every day morning and night will cause the change in skin biochemistry, existing comedone will come out as a tiny ball (usually after 7-14 days).  If you easily develop comedone, we recommend continued use of Tarel Acne Prevention Serum after your Acne is a cure by Tarel Natural Acne gel. Or if you have dry skin, we recommend continued use of Tarel Calming Night cream.

TAREL Natural Acne gel should be use generously at night. It is best to use the gel alone without other product at the acne spot. In the morning we recommend use TAREL Natural Acne gel thinly before other products.  

In the morning you may find the yellowish residue of the gel on the acne spot. You do not need to rub off the yellow spot, just put on a thin layer of the gel on top of the existing yellow spot. You can also wash it off if the yellowish spot is too obvious.

Be very careful about using makeup if you have acne! Many foundations and cosmetic formulations may affect the ventilation of sebaceous gland through the hair follicle. If you really must use concealer or foundation, we recommend mixing half of TAREL Natural Acne gel with your favorite concealer or foundation prior to use.

Is it safe to use TAREL Natural Acne gel every day? And How often can I use the gel? 

Yes, it is very safe to use TAREL Natural Acne gel daily and you can use the gel as many times as you want each day. This is because TAREL natural acne gel contains neither steroid nor vitamin A derivatives. The gel also contains no dangerous antibiotics (those require doctor prescription such as clindamycin). Anti-acne action from TAREL Naural Acne gel is exerted from the extracts of four edible plants, mangosteen, Oolong tea, Thyme, and Oregano. Nevertheless, if you have already cleared acne out, TAREL also has more wallet-friendly products to be used daily: TAREL Acne Prevention serum and TAREL Calming Night cream.

How does TAREL Natural Acne gel cure my acne? 

TAREL Natural Acne gel use four natural plant extracts that contain various natural bioactive molecules to act on acne treatment in various mechanisms including inflammation reduction, acne bacteria eradication, promoting body own immunity and balancing the action of the sebaceous glands. TAREL Natural Acne gel uses Targeted Release Technology which is the biocompatible carriers designed to 1) protect the plant extracts from reacting with other species such as oxygen and thus preventing them from degradation, 2) send the plant extracts to the sebaceous gland and then release the extracts at the glands. Therefore, the bioactive extracts can exert their action in curing the acne at the cause. The carrier helps protecting bioactive molecules from degradation when the products are sitting on a shelf. During use, the carrier sends bioactive molecules to the sebaceous gland to perform the acne curing function.

Why Targeted Release Technology from TAREL is effective for curing acne?

There are two problems associated with the use of natural plant extracts. Both of them are the natural facts. 

  1. Natural plant extracts that we used in food and cosmetic products are mostly secondary metabolites. Secondary metabolites are compounds produced by plants but are not critically vital to the plants, i.e., lack of these compounds will not cause immediate death to them. Usually, plants produce secondary metabolites in response to their environmental threats such as to repel some animals or pathogens, to protect their photosynthetic parts from UV radiation, to attract some bucks and etc. These secondary metabolites, thus, are not made to stay forever in the plants, plants will synthesize again when in need. As a result, most of the secondary metabolites are not chemically inert, meaning that they can easily be changed into other compounds. Usually, many of them are quite reactive, as the compounds are needed to react with plants’ enemies. Therefore, after we extract these compounds from plants, many of them can degrade.   
  2. When we administer drugs or any health products to our body to correct any malfunctions, efforts must be made to send these molecules to the targeted sites.

TAREL Targeted Release Technology can solve these two problems. TAREL biocompatible carriers are designed to not only protect the plant extracts from reacting with other species such as oxygen and thus preventing them from degradation, but also send the plant extracts to the sebaceous gland and then release the extracts at the glands so that the bioactive extracts can exert their action in curing the acne.  

What special about natural plant extracts used in TAREL products? 

Plant extracts usually contain various compounds, and not all of them are bioactive and beneficial. It is impossible to know the contents of bioactive molecules in each plant extract since the extract usually comes as powdered material. TAREL not only possesses more than 15 years in natural extract industries and thus can always get to the best authentic sources of the extracts, but also collaborate with the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, in the analysis of each extract. As a result, all the extracts used by TAREL contain an extremely high content of bioactive molecules which translates into good efficacy in acne treatment.

Will my acne become resistant to TAREL Natural Acne gel? 

No, TAREL Natural Acne gel will not cause any resistive acne bacteria, so you will always experience the effectiveness of the gel. The resistive acne is usually caused by the development of acne bacteria against the antibiotic drug. One of the most well-documented antibiotics that cause resistive acne bacteria is clindamycin. Studies worldwide including in Thailand have shown that more than 90% of people who used clindamycin have developed acne resistive bacteria. Various natural bioactive molecules from four different plant extracts in TAREL Natural Acne Gel exert their action in acne treatment with different mechanisms including reduce inflammation, eradicate acne bacteria, promote the body own immunity, balance the action of sebaceous gland. This is why you will never develop acne resistant to TAREL Natural Acne Gel.

Will TAREL Natural Acne gel cause any side effect? 

TAREL Natural Acne gel will never cause any of the following symtoms: 

  • skin peeling 
  • skin dryness  
  • skin irritation

TAREL Natural Acne gel contains no benzoyl peroxide, no alpha hydroxyl acid (peeling agent), no vitamin A derivative, no restricted synthetic antibiotic, and no silicone that can leave a residue at the hair follicle.  

Why TAREL Natural Acne gel is more expensive comparing to other products in the market? 

Plant extracts usually contain various compounds, and not all of them are bioactive and beneficial. With more than 15 years of experiences in natural extract industries, TAREL has access to some of the best extracts. We also collaborate with the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, in analyzing the content of each extract, resulting in an ability to control for the best raw materials. These high quality raw materials raise the cost of TAREL Natural Acne gel over that of other products.

The use of Targeted Release Technology in TAREL Natural Acne Gel also contributes to our higher cost.

Why mangosteen, Oolong tea, Oregano and Thyme extracts? 

The combination of mangosteen, Oolong tea, Oregano and Thyme extracts at the perfect ratio was obtained after years of screening for the best combination and the best ratio of natural plant extracts to cure acne with no irritation.

Can I use TAREL natural Acne gel with other products? 

Yes, you can use TAREL Natural Acne gel with other makeup or other cosmetic products. However, do not use TAREL Natural Acne gel with other acne treatment products. It is extremely hard to find acne treatment product with no peeling agent or no vitamin A derivative or no benzoyl peroxide.  

Plant extracts in Tarel Natural Acne Gel can be destroyed by the following :

  • Free radicals generated by benzoylperoxide (the active ingredient in many other acne treatment products) can react with plant extracts in TAREL Natural Acne gel, making the gel less effective.
  • Alpha hydroxy acid such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid usually will induce skin peeling. The activation of skin peeling contradicts with the mechanism of Tarel Natural Acne Gel in trying to bring back balance to sebaceous gland activity and normal skin biochemistry.
  • Vitamin A derivative can induce skin irritation and cause some inflammation in many people. This will be against Tarel Natural Acne Gel mission to first reduce inflammation and infection, before boosting up normal immunity of the skin and bringing balance to the sebaceous gland.

In conclusion, we do not recommend the use of Tarel Natural Acne Gel with other acne treatment products. It is recommended to withdraw the use of other acne treatment products for at least 2 weeks prior to the use of Tarel Natural Acne gel for maximum efficiency right from the start.