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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 healingprocess in the skin and gold has anti microbial properties 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:

  1.   Place the Banisher in the cleaning container cap and pour some rubbing alcohol over it.
  2.   Leave it to soak in alcohol for at least 5 minutes.
  3.   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 to prevent an increased risk of infection.  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  uses )

How Long Are The Bristles?

Banisher 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 Serum? ( Previously Named Banish Oil )  

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 Serum is a Vitamin C serum made fresh to order each day. It has no silicones, dyes, artificial 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, contains a Banisher 2.0 home microneedle tool and your choice of the Banish 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 smooth out. The Banish Serum 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 

Retinol+Ceramide Serum

Acne Scarring

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. 

Fine Lines

If you’re dealing with fine lines, its important to keep skin hydrated and focus on products that increase collagen.  

Use the Banish Kit which has the Banisher 2.0, Vitamin C Creme or Banish Serum.  The Defender sunscreen is recommended too. 

Retinol+Ceramide Serum is also great for fine lines.

Blackheads and Large Pores

Exfoliate skin with the Pumpkin Enzyme Masque and cleanse regularly to reduce the look of large pores and blackheads. 

Use the All Clear Mint Cleanser, and Pumpkin Enzyme Masque.

What Products Are Best For Different Skin Types?

Oily Skin

Fighter Gel,  Vitamin C Creme,  The Defender SPF 50, Pumpkin Enzyme Masque, Retinol+ceramide serum

Dry Skin

Banish Serum, Pumpkin Enzyme Masque, Vitamin C Creme, Retinol+Ceramide Serum

Sensitive Skin

The Defender, Vitamin C Creme, Banish Serum, All Clear Mint Cleanser, Retinol+Ceramide Serum

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 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 most of the topical skincare products while on Accutane except for the Banisher.

Wait until 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 but best to consult with your doctor first if you can start sooner. 

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.


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. 


Yes! All Banish Products are Cruelty-Free! All Banish products are vegan except for the retinol+ceramide serum. 

Is Banish Recommended For Pregnant or Breastfeeding Customers?

All the products are generally safe while pregnant or breastfeed except for the retinol+ceramide serum. 

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?

Banish is only online at and we have one official retailer, Naimie’s located in Burbank.  They’re a pro makeup store but anyone can shop there!

Is Banish Eco Friendly?

Yes, Banish the majority of our packaging is recyclable or made of recycled materials. We also create our products in small batches to reduce waste.  We also use glass packaging for all our jars and bottles which costs more to create and ship. 

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.  Certain skincare products can take over a month of use to really see if it works for you too, so be consistent and don’t give up too soon! 

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