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Carley's Tamanu Cream for Scars and Discolorations

  • Comes with 1/2 bar of our natural soap

    Now in a full 2 oz

  • For acne, scarring and discolorations
  • Spot use for evening out skin tone
  • Helps troubled areas heal
  • Also great for stretch marks
  • Works better in combination with our acne treatment
  • Apply a few hours before bedtime

Not a day goes by we don't have one of our new customers asking about their acne scars (discolorations). Once their acne is under control they immediately are looking to get to perfect even toned skin...AND quick. So they go in for an acid peel or a heavy duty facial or laser treatment and all of a sudden their acne we had under control comes back with a vengeance.  Acids will do this. And so will stress on your skin. Your skin has to be healthy to be clear and even toned. So we knew we needed something specific for acne discolorations that people could use simultaneously with our acne scrub. And we've been working on this for almost 10 years.

We've been helping people since 1999 get their skin under control. We get emails, we answer emails. It goes back and forth, many times. Our ears are close to the ground. After answering tens of thousands of emails, we pretty much know what works and what doesn't. We don't help everyone. But a lot of people who had given up on clear skin now tell us we are the only ones who help keep them clear.

The effects of acne take their toll on teens and adults. Discolorations appear when the acne blemishes heal too slowly. Active acne causes your body to focus it's healing there instead of on the discolorations. These marks are determined by your skin color. They can be dark or red in color. If these marks do not healed properly they sometimes turn into Ice Pick Scars. Which can be permanent. So this is not something to be ignored. Even if your acne is under control, it is important you use our acne treatment (scrub) daily. Daily exfoliation encourages new skin cells, which is the secret to healthy even toned skin. We've found additional nutrients will help to get your skin even in tone. That's where this product comes in. 

First let me explain about oils. There's a lot of misinformation out there. A lot of people ask, why can't I just use the pure oil? You can, but you won't get near the benefits of an oil in a proper cream base. Let me explain. Our bodies are more water than anything else. (Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water by weight. Blood contains almost 70% water, body fat contains 10% water and bone has 22% water. Skin also contains much water. The human body is about 60% water in adult males and 55% in adult females.). Oil and water by nature don't mix. When you apply an oil directly to the skin it mostly sits on top of the skin. It gives you the illusion of moisturizing. But mostly it  just seals in the skin to prevent moisture from escaping. Mineral oil will do the same thing. In time it evaporates or gets wiped off on clothes or bed sheets and leaves a thin acidic film on the skin (which can counteract our products). True moisturizers are a perfect mixture of oils and water using vegetable wax in a combination done at specific temperatures. True moisturizers ABSORB into the skin where the oils can do their most good. We pH balance all of our moisturizers and creams. Most people with long term acne we believe are dealing with overexposure to acids and chemicals in spot treatments.

We don't use fillers or unpronounceable ingredients. Every ingredient is important. Most skin care products out there will tout an important ingredient. But the problem is the ingredient is in such small quantities that it does nothing. Not true with our products.

Reverse Osmosis Purified Water: When looking at other skin care products I always want to know how the water they use is purified(if at all). Is it filtered? How small a filter? Ozonated? Often the devil is in the details. We use only Reverse Osmosis purified water. Reverse Osmosis purified water is the gold standard for being clean and pure. So if we are talking microscopic differences why is it important? Reverse Osmosis water, we've found, works better than any other water to maximize the potential of the precious ingredients we use. It's expensive, but we believe anything else is purely just cutting corners.

Tamanu oil: (Calophyllum inophyllum also known as Foraha) comes from a tree native to a small Island in the South Pacific. Very, very expensive. This opalescent cold pressed green, slightly waxy oil is rich and thick, with a delicate nutty or spicy smell. It stimulates cell regeneration. Not everyone likes the smell. So some companies use a highly filtered, processed oil. But processing involves heat and usually destroys the good healing benefits of this oil. We use unprocessed oil. I would describe this cream as an earthy smell. Not entirely unpleasant but what it does makes up for the momentary scent. Tamanu is a powerful healing agent and will help your acne too. 

Moroccan Argan Oil: (Argania spinosa kernal oil) is from a fruit from the Argania Spinosa tree that grows only in Morocco. Moroccan Argan Oil is one of the most expensive oils in the world. It can be compared to the price of Truffles or expensive Caviar.  It takes 6 to 7 of these trees to produce enough fruit to make just a single liter of this wonderful oil. As rare as these trees are they only produce once every 2 years. Many Moroccan women harvest and press these seeds to produce the oil. For many of them this is their only source of income. So us using this ingredient helps these poor people. We chose this oil in this product because of the incredible healing benefits. It has some truly magical effects on scarring without causing your acne to return.

Aren't there a lot of other Moroccan oil products on the market?

Yes! Many products today claim to use this oil. But if you read their labels you will discover that they only use a tiny amount. They mostly use other filler (inexpensive) oils.

Jojoba Oil: (Simmondsia chinensis) is very similar to the oils in our skin. Technically it is not an oil but a wax ester. If you apply it to your skin it still won't absorb, but in a cream/moisturizer it absorbs extremely fast into the skin. We use this oil to carry the first two oils and the burdock root extract into the skin.

Notice there are no inexpensive oils here. No sweet almond oil or grape seed oil or any filler oils.

Emulsifying wax: This is a vegetable wax that is used to combine the oils and water.

Broccoli Sprout Extract. Broccoli Sprouts are probably one of, if not the most healthy foods to consume. But there has been some interesting lab research showing Broccoli Sprout Extracts when applied to the skin help the skin avoid cancer from excess UV exposure. This isn't a sunscreen, but seems to help the skin recover from too much sun exposure. So what's in it? Sulforaphane Vitamins A, B, C, E and K Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Antioxidants, Protein. All good stuff for the skin that your skin might be missing. We also use this in our Regeneration Anti-aging Cream. 

Stearic acid: is not an acid, but another vegetable wax. Adds creaminess.

Germall Plus (a vegetable derived preservative to keep our product fresh) only needs 2/ 10's of one percent to keep our product safe.

Burdock Root: In  a special secret process, is brewed into the R/O water before we begin. Burdock root is renown for its natural anti-acne properties. We're new to it. I was skeptical. Still am. But it can't hurt and evidently a lot of research does show it helps acne. We made test batches both with and without and our test subjects told us the one with the burdock was the one they liked better.

Rose Otto. This is one of the most powerful scents on the market and expensive. A tiny bit goes a long way. Rose Otto costs almost a dollar a drop. (About 30 roses are required to make 1 drop of oil and 60,000 petals to make 1 oz. of oil) It does some what cover the Tamanu earthy smell. But not completely. If we attempted to completely cover the scent with lavender essential oil we would have to put so much in, it would burn your eyes when you opened the container. Personally I have grown to like the smell. I love what it does for my skin's clarity. 





  • pH neutral
  • No animal ingredients or testing EVER!

We are the manufacturer and there are no middle men. In fact, we get asked daily to wholesale our products. We don't because we want everything made to be shipped fresh to you. Middle men mean price mark ups (the price doubles every time it changes hands) and time delays. Most skin care products you buy to use today, were made in large factories years ago and have been in storage. Everything we ship was made in small batches just a few weeks ago. Fresh matters!  Quality ingredients matter!

Average Rating: 4.86 4.86 of 5 Stars!

Carley's Tamanu Cream for Scars and Discolorations $19.99

Current Reviews: 21 Average Rating: 4.86 4.86 of 5 Stars!

by Elizabeth from Miami Gardens
Date Added: 02/26/2018
I am a HUGE fan of Tamanu oil and it is my Holy Grail! I have used Tamanu oil diluted with Jojoba oil before, and it did WONDERS for my face and acne over all! So when I saw Carley's was selling a product with Tamanu oil in it, I freaked out and was so excited! This stuff is magic! Lol. I had a sample jar in my fridge and decided to try it one night. I was in awe at how it reduced the redness on my cheeks instantly! So I went ahead and ordered the full size! I have been using it for the past few weeks in conjunction with the Tea Tree/Anti-Aging scrub (I alternate them), and it really has cleared up my face! I'm in awe because nothing I've used in the past has worked this good! Not even using Tamanu oil straight up by itself, or diluted with Jojoba oil. So please Steve, never stop making this! I NEED this in my life FOREVER! Lol. Now you, reading this, quit procrastinating and GET THIS NOW! Lol. Oh, and it works amazing on stretch marks too! It cleared my red stretch mark in 2 days! :D

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Jenelle from Brownsdale
Date Added: 12/17/2017
Received this as a sample. I really love the smell!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Ambrosia from Zeeland
Date Added: 05/26/2017
I got this originally as a sample with my very first order. I was happy because this was a product I was interested in purchasing and being able to sample it first is awesome!! I love all the samples you get with every order!! It definitely gets me purchasing more and more!! Lol! I haven't come across a product I've disliked so far!! So, I have some sun spots from being ignorant and slathering oil on my face instead of spf in the summer. They are not bad and not very noticeable but I notice them... I have been using this ever since I got the sample and I do like it!!! I have tns of scars on my legs and since I'm Korean, I scar darker rather than lighter. So, I am using this on my scars that are years old and also my scar from having 2 cesareans. The color has faded slightly, mind you its only been a little bit since I started using it...and they feel smoother than before. I went ahead and ordered the full size because I believe that this is the product that is going to help my scars and sun spots!! Definitely worth a try!!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Ginbella from New Rochelle
Date Added: 01/20/2017
Hello again. I just wanted to let you and the folks that buys these products that it is the best hands down. I'm a beauty product snob I have been this way since my pre-teens days due to me suffering with acne at a very young age. I've must of used every product known, from high end to the most affordable. Carley's product has been the most effective for that last decade. Yes, I have strayed and go caught up in the latest hype only to come back home to "Clear & Smooth". This now brings me to the Tamanu Cream, I've used it before but did not think much of it. Then I realize I was doing it wrong. This cream is to be used sort of like a mask. So you dab it on and do not rub it in, just allow it to absorb for an hour. I decided to try it like this and when I woke up the next morning my acne scars was gone by %50 I then used it the follow night (which is last night) and this morning it is gone by an additional 30%... ...kid you not. This product is fantastic, will definitely be adding to my beauty routine when needed. Hope this helps those that may have doubts or over looked this product.GIVE IT A TRY!!!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Gina from Rock Hill
Date Added: 01/17/2017
Okay. I confess. I strayed from Carley's trying something new and different. My face paid for it. Two weeks back on Carley's and my acne is clear, but I had some redness and a new scar between my eyes. I had the Tamanu cream in my refrigerator for months. When I first got it I was not in love with the texture and it seemed way too moisturizing for my oily skin. A few nights ago I read someone else's review about how you need to put it on an hour or so before bed and let it absorb instead of just rubbing it in. I decided to give it another shot. This time I used a q-tip to "paint" it on my worst areas and kept my hands off of it for at least an hour. At first it looked and felt like I had smeared mayonnaise on my face, but then it soaked in. The next morning, my face looked amazing, no red in sight, pores small, skin plump and scar beginning to diminish . I repeated the process for two more nights and can't get over how it helped my skin heal. So glad I tried this again the right way.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Brenda from Toms River
Date Added: 12/10/2015
Well- I gave it a good try-followed all the directions even running up and down stairs to the refrigerator but I won't be reordering- to many other products out there to try rather than wasting time on something that seemed to make no difference- plus the fact that it "needs time on the skin by itself" sorry who has time for that. Moving on

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars [3 of 5 Stars]

by Ashley from Selden
Date Added: 12/03/2015
My skin was perfect as I had been using Carley's natural bar soap and tea tree cleanser. But then after a week of drinking milk, I found out that I am lactose intolerant and had a flare up of acne. The pimples were deep and even though I didn't pick or squeeze, they left deep gashes in my face which were almost impossible to cover with makeup (and I am a makeup artist for a prestigious brand). I decided to use the Tamanu cream to see if the healing process would speed up. Since the gashes were SO deep, I used the cream as a spot treatment in a thick layer and let it absorb overnight. Two days later and all the gashes are almost completely healed and hardly noticable. This cream, and the rest of Carley's products, are nothing short of magic. I even recommend them to my clients. Thank you so much for them, Carley.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Krista from Wingdale
Date Added: 04/25/2014
I have a scar on my leg and continuing acne and acne scars so I purchased this to help clear all that up. The scar on my leg is lighter than it has ever been, but I don't apply cream to it religiously. I use the tamanu cream at night on my whole face directly after washing so it's a bit diluted with the water left on my face and I don't have to use as much. My face is always glowing and even-toned the next morning and it helps my acne scars fade much faster as well as reduce redness from current acne. I also gave some to my mother to use for her rosacea and she is seeing a difference with this cream as well. It's awesome, and I like the way it smells too. Thanks Carley's!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by deanna from malvern
Date Added: 04/25/2014
About 5 months ago, I was bitten on my forearm by a big dog. I had an ugly scar from it, but just accepted it as one of life's scars & wasn't concerned. Well, I received a sample of this in an order, and I popped it in the fridge as directed & didn't think much of it. One day I decided to give it a try, and have since ordered the full sized jar. After only two weeks of use my scar is about 50% vanished! I am filling my sample jar back up & giving it to my friend who just had surgery for her to use on her scar! This stuff is amazing! My scar is smoother when I run my hand across it even! It's like it sunk in and healed my skin from the inside out! I know better than to doubt any of Carley's products! You cannot go wrong with anything, but THIS particular cream is nothing short of amazing!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Madeline from Niwot
Date Added: 11/18/2013
This scar cream is my miracle! I have struggled with acne scars and discoloration since I was ten. I have tried multiple other brands of scar creams, most of which a) didn't work and b) made my skin break out. This one did neither. With just one month of use, deep scars that I've had for 4+ years are half gone! I was beginning to fear that I'd need acne scar removal procedures to get rid of the scars, but this cream has eliminated this problem. Thanks so much to Carley's Clear and Smooth, it is such a relief to finally feel confident i my skin.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Lisa from Cedar Rapids
Date Added: 09/16/2013
I started using this cream about two months ago as an all-over moisturizer, not just a spot treatment. Around the same time, I stopped wearing makeup except for concealer in hopes that it would help reduce my breakouts. As long as I use this cream consistently, I have noticed that I am using less and less concealer, and my breakouts have been significantly reduced. I just apply a thin layer every night after using the Carley's tea tree scrub. After two months, my skin is nearly clear, and I have high hopes that a lot of the scarring is going to fade as well. I am giving this four stars instead of five for a couple of reasons. First, it's not very moisturizing. Sometimes I have some dry patches in the morning when I wash my face. Using the coconut moisturizer every morning takes care of it, and since this is technically a spot treatment, I can't complain too much. :) Second, the smell and consistency are a bit...strange. I would describe the consistency as being close to mayonnaise, and the smell is very earthy (as advertised), but it's a little strong for me. However, I have smelled straight tamanu oil before, and it's horrid, so whatever they did definitely improved upon that. Third, I can't skip a single night with this cream. If I do, I break out. I'm a big fan of rotating moisturizers depending on how my skin feels a particular day, and I can't do that with this product. Right now it's not a problem because it's still fairly humid, but we'll see how things go this winter when my skin starts to dry out. I may have to try layering another moisturizer over the top of this at night and see if I still get the breakout prevention I'm getting now. Overall, I really do like this product, and I will continue to use it as long as it keeps my skin clear. The things I don't like about it are minor compared to the improvements I've seen in my skin. Thanks for another great product!!!

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars [4 of 5 Stars]

by Julie from Kailua
Date Added: 04/25/2013
This is a MIRACLE in a jar!! I had a lot of scarring and hyper pigmentation from previous acne, after about a month of using this cream, it's almost completely faded! I LOVE this cream, it is my new favorite!!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Margie Lynch
Date Added: 10/10/2012
I love Tamanu!! I love all my Carley's products. Even if you don't have acne, you can get the benefits from these marvelous products. Tamanu has helped fade old acne scars and sun damage. It softens skin too. I'm 48 my skin is prettier and healthier since I've used Carley's products. This is from my heart. And I have used a lot of expensive skin care lines in the past. I'm convinced organic is best!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Becky Chatwin
Date Added: 08/24/2012
This cream is awesome! Please do not ever stop making it. It's basically a miracle cream. Thank you!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Vickie McDermott
Date Added: 07/17/2012
Dear clearandsmooth, It was time for me to place another order of your products, as I was looking through your items I saw this tamanu cream and read what you and other customers wrote. I found a couple of samples of the tamanu cream that you had sent to me with a previous order and used it while I was thinking about trying this and after I used the first sample, I feel in love and of course placed the order. I started seeing miraculous changes right in front of my own eyes. I continued to use the samples of the tamanu cream that I had, by the time the second one was empty the quotation marks at the inner end of my eye brows had visibly started to go away, one of them was pretty deep too. That is when I started using the tamanu cream basically all over my face figuring if it helped at my eyebrows so quickly it is sure to work in other areas of my face. I mainly use it in the morning after my shower. I put it on the spots I think needs it the most, pat it on a bit then just let it set in while I go abouts the rest of my morning routine and then I rub it in gently all over my face, put on a tiny bit of make-up and am on my way. I just love the stuff, I also use it about an hour before bedtime like your article said. I will be 54 in about a month and my skin is looking the best it's been in the past 20 or so years. This stuff is great, the commercials on tv say something like when my container of $50.00 fix-it cream is empty, all I see is the bottom, no improvement. With this Tamanu cream I really do see a difference and at just a fraction of the price. :o) I am in love. Vickie M.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Tanya Hillygus
Date Added: 06/27/2012
I received a sample of this and used it from time to time. I then had surgery 6 weeks ago and woke up with an abrasion on the side of my face where the tape was torn off (from being intubated). I was left with raw skin, and I thought for sure I would have a horrible scar from it. I decided to start applying the Tamanu Cream a few times a day, always before bed, too. I ran out and ordered more because I could slowly see it healing the raw area. Now 6 weeks later it is looking really good. I will never quit using this cream. Thank you for all of your wonderful products and samples!! Tanya

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Stefanie Osofsky
Date Added: 06/25/2012
There are not nearly enough reviews for this wonderful product! It may be a bit premature to rate this a 5, as I've only been using it for about 2 weeks now, but I am seeing undeniable results! Not only am I having less breakouts as a result of Carley's Acne Treatment, but old scars are fading before my eyes thanks to nightly use of this cream. It is definitely too soon to say if it will heal some of the more pitted marks that I have, but as far as surface hyper-pigmentation, this absolutely holds healing powers! It will absolutely be on my re-order list. My ONLY wish is that it came in the same size bottle as the day and night moisturizers! Thank you Carley's, for giving me hope that I will see clear skin again for the first time in YEARS!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Evelyn Matherly
Date Added: 06/08/2012
Amazing product! Received this product as a free sample, and for a long time I ignored it, only getting it out when one of my animals had some scrapes that I wanted to heal cleanly. Read that it would also work on stretch marks, so I thought I'd try it. It works, and it works fast! This product is so useful that I will always have it in my home from now on!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Laurie Wilson
Date Added: 05/07/2012
I must say that the light fragrance of this cream isn't my favorite, but it isn't terrible, and what it DOES far outweighs my dislike of the light fragrance. It has eliminated the pinkish-purplish color of the stretch marks from pregnancies! Even thought he stretch marks are still "there", they are blended into the natural skin color and therefore MUCH LESS noticeable. The other creams (regeneration and cupuacu) have helped to put the elasticity back into the same areas of skin, so that the stretch marks are less "wrinkly". All your products work together so wonderfully! This tamanu cream also has reduced the redness appearance of the tiny spider lines on the sides of my nostrils! They are almost completely unnoticeable now. Awesome cream!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Filomena Diaco
Date Added: 07/25/2011
I got this product as a sample with my order. It really, really works! I put it on some acne scars that wouldn't seem to go away, not even with the Murad Age Spot gel (which has hydroquinone in it; bad stuff). Tamanu cream made my skin tone even and glowing. I even put it on new acne and it reduces the swelling and minimizes appearance in 1 day. At night, I use Josie Maran 100% Argan oil and this cream right on top of my problem areas. My skin has never looked better.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

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