THE ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST COMMON BANISH QUESTIONS
Taking care of your skin can feel complicated, but it doesn't need to be. With so many different skin concerns that you may have and with all the different products available in the market, sometimes you just want to opt for natural solutions that are simple.
Here is Kyle, one of our skin experts at BANISH, answering your commonly asked questions about Banish's skincare products, how they work and which ones are best for you.
What is the Banisher?
The Banisher is a microneedling stamp tool that's safe to be used at home when used as instructed.
The Banisher 2.0 is in a stamp form, which helps to avoid the possibility of tram track scarring from rolling devices. It is easier to control, and gives overall even pressure when you press it down onto the skin instead of the rolling motion.
Skin Benefits Of the Banisher 2.0
It has 77 titanium bristles coated in 24k gold. Based on research, gold is a great stimulant to accelerate the healing process in the skin and gold is antibacterial to help your Banisher stay clean for longer. It works by stimulating collagen production which has several skin benefits!
The Banisher 2.0 can be used for
- Acne Scars
- Fine Lines
- Hyperpigmentation & Dark Spots
- Stretch Marks
Do not use it for
- Active Acne
- Keloid Scars
How Often Can I Use The Banisher?
The Banisher 2.0 is recommended for use up to once a week or once every other week.
How Do I Clean The Banisher?
It is important to clean the Banisher to make sure it is free from dirt and bacteria which may cause a skin infection.
We recommend using 70% isopropyl or rubbing alcohol to sanitize your Banisher. If that type of alcohol is not available, you can use denture tablets as an alternative and follow the instructions on the tablet box.
Avoid using other cleaning solutions other than the recommended. If the bristles need extra cleaning, you can use a new soft bristle toothbrush soaked in alcohol or soap to gently brush the banisher to remove debris.
To clean the banisher:
- Place the Banisher in the cleaning container cap and pour some rubbing alcohol over it.
- Leave it to soak in alcohol for at least 5 minutes.
- Take the Banisher out and let it air dry for a minute.
When Do I Replace The Banisher?
The Banisher should be replaced since the bristles can become dull after several uses and there may be a risk of infection as dead skin cells from previous uses can get stuck in the bristles and trap bacteria within them. This is something that will happen with all microneedling tools.
The Banisher 2.0 is recommended to be replaced after 2-3 months of use. ( 8-10 uses )
How Long Are The Bristles?
All Banishers have bristles measuring 0.5mm in length. It is the standard size for home use microneedling and the minimum length needed to stimulate collagen for healing acne scars. Longer bristles should be handled by professionals.
What Does The Banisher Feel Like?
Our customers' feedback is that there is very minimal or no pain at all. Many describe it as feeling like "velcro" on the skin. They also said it hurts much less than waxing or tweezing your brows.
What's The Banish Oil ( Vitamin C Serum)?
Banish Oil is a Vitamin C serum formulated to be used together with the Banisher but also works well on its own. It contains 4% of L-Ascorbic Vitamin C with a 3 to 4 ph level.
The Banish Oil is a Vitamin C serum made fresh to order each day. It has no silicones, dyes, fragrance, or parabens.
It can help:
- Lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots
- Reduce wrinkles and age spots
- Promote collagen growth
- Firm and brighten skin
- Hydrate and Reduce dry skin
What's In A Banish Kit?
The Banish Kit is originally created by Daisy, who battled with acne since the 3rd grade. After trying product after product and going on numerous visits to the dermatologist, Daisy developed the Banish Kit with her chemist friend. The Banisher was formulated after consultation with a plastic surgeon on the best non-invasive methods to help reduce the look of her acne scars and it's what worked for Daisy plus thousands of other customers since.
Banish Kit 2.0, the newest version with a Banisher 2.0 home microneedle tool and your choice of the Banish Oil Serum ( for normal - dry skin ) Or Vitamin C Creme ( for Oily to Combo skin)
How Does The Banish Kit Work?
The Banish Kit creates controlled micro-wounds to trigger the skin’s natural repair system that will heal and rebuild new collagen and elastin fibers which are the foundations of the skin.
This new layer of skin forming will push out and shed the damaged skin and cause fine lines, and acne scars to gradually fill and smoothen out. The Banish Oil or Vitamin C Creme is applied to help reduce acne scars too and it also prevents and reduces hyperpigmentation.
What's In The Scarring and Active Acne Kit?
This kit has a Banisher 2.0, Banish Serum, and Pumpkin Enzyme Masque. This is highly recommended when dealing with breakouts and scarring at the same time.
Banisher 2.0 can easily be used to target acne scars while avoiding active acne, and the Pumpkin Enzyme Masque is great to keep those breakouts away and can be used over active acne.
Banish Products By Skin Concern
All Clear Mint Cleanser, Pumpkin Enzyme Masque and Fighter Gel are best if you have acne.
The Defender SPF 50 is great for acne prone skin too.
Banisher 2.0 and Banish Serum work together to fade scars. You can also use the Vitamin C Creme instead of the Banish Serum too.
The Banish Kit, Pumpkin Enzyme Masque, Vitamin C Creme, Banish Serum, and The Defender SPF 50 are great for hyperpigmention.
If you're dealing with fine lines, its important to keep skin hydrated and focus on products that increase collagen.
Use the No Regrets Set which has the Banisher 2.0, Vitamin C Creme, and Banish Serum. The Defender sunscreen is recommended too.
Blackheads and Large Pores
Exfoliate skin and cleanse regularly to reduce the look of large pores and blackehads.
Use the All Clear Mint Cleanser, and Pumpkin Enzyme Masque,
What Products Are Best For Different Skin Types?
Fighter Gel, Vitamin C Creme, Vitamin C Beauty Elixir, The Defender SPF 50, Pumpkin Enzyme Masque
Banish Serum, Pumpkin Enzyme Masque, Vitamin C Beauty Elixir, Vitamin C Creme
The Defender, Vitamin C Creme, Banish Serum, All Clear Mint Cleanser
When Do Banish Products Expire?
Majority of Banish Skincare products are recommended to be used within 6-12 months from the ship date. The expiration can be found at the back of your product. Storing your skincare in a cool dark place will help maintain the potency of the ingredients. The tools do not expire, but the Banisher 2.0 is recommended to be replaced after 8-10 uses.
When Can I Wear Makeup After The Banisher?
Allow at least 8 hours after using the Banisher 2.0 to wear makeup - but up to 24 hours after is recommended to give you plenty of time for the skin to heal up.
Can I Use Banish While On Accutane?
You can use the products while on Accutane except for the Banisher. Wait about 6 months after you've finished your course of Accutane before using the Banisher - some dermatologists will say it's fine to use the Banisher the day after you're finished with your final dose of Accutane or Isotretinoin.
Other Banish Products are fine to use on Accutane, especially the Vitamin C Creme, Banish Serum, or The Defender sunscreen. but we recommend not to use the Pumpkin Enzyme Masque during accutane since it may be too strong.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
We've had customers see initial results from the first use to more permanent results in three months, but on average, you should start noticing results within 4 to 8 weeks.
We suggest documenting your progress by taking photos and putting them side by side to help you compare the difference.
CAN I USE BANISH PRODUCTS ON OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY?
Yes, you can use the Banish products on other body parts such as your arms, legs, back, chest, etc. Avoid using Banish products on or near the eyelids.
IS BANISH CRUELTY-FREE AND VEGAN?
A big YES to that!
Is Banish Recommended For Pregnant or Breastfeeding Customers?
Although our products are made from natural ingredients and are generally safe while pregnant or breastfeeding, we still recommend and advise pregnant and breastfeeding customers to check with their doctor if our products are safe to use during those stages as each person may have a unique case.
What's in The Banish Starter Kit?
The Banish Starter Kit is a best-selling kit containing products that focus on increasing skin cell turnover and collagen formation with many antioxidant and anti inflammatory ingredients. It is armed with 6 holy-grail skin cares products to prevent and combat skin concerns the natural way.
This kit does come with significant discount compared to buying individually and is a final sale item.
What It comes With
- Banish Serum (Vitamin C Serum - previously named Banish Oil) - the signature product that Daisy made in her kitchen. Made with the most potent form of Vitamin C – L-ascorbic acid that results in improved texture and radiant skin.
- Banisher 2.0 – the newest microneedling tool to effectively battle acne scars. Has gold-plated titanium bristles that give an additional collagen boost.
- Pumpkin Enzyme Masque – made from a real pumpkin. Packed with AHAs and BHAs that are natural exfoliators. Exfoliates your skin and keeps your pores from getting clogged. This also helps to avoid the formation of new breakouts and dry those active pimples fast. It even sloughs off dead skin cells to revitalize and improve the texture of your skin, revealing younger and healthier skin.
- Fighter Gel - A water-based gel that contains inflammation-fighting ingredients like dimethyl sulfone and Gotu kola or centalla asiatica. It's great for oily skin, eczema, and calming acne breakouts.
- Vitamin C Creme – a skin repairing creme concentrated with 20% Vitamin C. This light hydrating creme is not greasy and ideal for those with oily skin.
Can I Buy Banish In Stores?
No, Banish isn't sold in stores because it would compromise the quality of our products.
Selling in stores means we have to meet requirements like creating a minimum amount to ship to them, and that means changing the formula or adding more preservatives so the products can handle extreme temperatures and stay fresh on the shelves longer.
Is Banish Eco Friendly?
Yes, Banish products don't use ingredients derived from animals, and majority of our packaging is recyclable. Our bottles for the products are made with recyclable glass, and the shipping materials are made with recyclable as well as recycled materials.
With all that said, you know your skin best. Paying attention to how your skin is looking and feeling, as well as how it would react to different skincare products, is the best starting point to finding a routine that will leave your skin clearer and healthy.
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