This is a beautifully soft anti-aging facial balm. It contains a fabulous combination of exotic plant oils and butters which melt instantly with touch and leave skin with a matte, soft finish. It is full of special essential oils, each with their own healing properties designed to relax the mind and calm the skin before bedtime. This balm smells absolutely glorious, a bit like chocolate, a bit like vanilla and mint, but with spicy notes as well.
NOW with optional added pure non-nano Zinc Oxide for 20 SPF protection! I don’t have the equipment to text this out but all the recipes I’ve researched have indicated that a 20% zinc formulation will equal 20% SPF. This is a 20% formulation. As with all natural mineral-based sunscreens, apply every hour if you are in the sun and after getting wet. Even with the added zinc, this balm melts into skin immediately and does not leave a white residue.
A bit about some of the most special ingredients: this balm gets its gorgeous light blue color from the essential oil Blue Tansy, which is a precious oil, also known as moroccan blue chamomile. In aromatherapy Blue Tansy is used to uplift and relax mood, and in skincare it's properties are similar; used to calm irritated skin.
Ravensara smells a bit like licorice, a bit like peppermint. It is native to Madagascar and is used in aromatherapy to benefit the respiratory system.
Helichrysum, (or Immortelle, as it is also called), is the ingredient for which this balm is named. It grows throughout Mediterranean lands and is proported to have superlative anti-aging and skin-healing properties.
Yangu Seed Oil is made in Kenya, from the seeds of the Cape Chestnut Tree, and has long been used by the Maasai people as a lightweight but potent, anti-aging oil packed with anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids which inherently offer UV light protection.
Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil originates in Japan and China. It is highly therapeutic, with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It is very light, quickly absorbs into skin and is highly moisturizing.
Marula Oil is from the nuts of the marula trees, which grow wild in South Africa. Long used by South Africans for its medicinal properties, Marula oil contains large amounts antioxidants, Vitamin C and E as well as and essential fatty acids Omega 6 and 9. It is also an extremely light-weight, non-greasy oil, and is able to deeply penetrate the layers of the skin and lock in moisture and improve skin elasiticity. It is especially good for nourishing sun damaged and dry skin.
Baobab Oil is made from the fruit of the Baobab tree, which grows in many parts of Africa; the particular brand I use is from Senegal. This oil is silky smooth and has a huge amount of nutrients, including Vitamin C, which boosts collagen production to restore and tighten mature skin. Baobab oil is also very light, making it ideal to apply to senstive facial skin. It is very good for nourishing dry and damaged skin.
1 oz. glass jar featuring an original painting
Full List of Ingredients:
Camellia Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Seed Butter, Organic Virgin Marula Oil, Squalane (Olive-Derived), Organic Baobab Oil, Yangu Oil, Jojoba Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Vanilla Extract, Schisandra Fruit Extract, Essential Oil Blend: Blue Tansy, Ravensara, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Helichrysum (Immortelle).
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