Original Herbal Facial Oil
This lightweight blend of gentle, skin-loving oils is the perfect addition to a luxurious skin-care regimen. It is full of essential fatty acids and antioxidants to promote skin health and elasticity. Each bottle is full of cold pressed, organic plant oils infused with rose, helichrysum, calendula, plantain, and chamomile. This collection of organic and garden-grown flowers and herbs nourishes, tones, and calms the skin - keeping it healthy and encouraging cell renewal. To that base I add plant-based ceramides, and extracts of algae and elderberry. Keep reading for a detailed ingredient breakdown below. A few drops will seal in hydration, nourish and soften the skin, and leave you with a gorgeous, healthy glow.
**Argan oil is high in both oleic and linoleic fatty acids. These can improve the skin’s permeability and reduce inflammation and increase skin moisture levels, respectively. It is also full of antioxidants, and vitamins A and E.
**High linoleic safflower oil is naturally calming and balances the skin's sebum production. **Hemp seed oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory regenerative aid. It can help to calm inflammation and irritation while both soothing and moisturizing. Additionally, it can minimize the appearance of fine lines and work to prevent new ones from forming.
**Rosehip seed oil is loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. It also contains phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Its high levels of vitamins A and C can encourage skin renewal and overall radiance.
** Evening Primrose Oil is said to clarify the complexion, improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scars, and boost the skin's overall radiance and appearance.
**Jojoba oil contains high levels of iodine, which can fight harmful bacteria growth that leads to breakouts. It is high in antioxidants, which can slow the signs of aging. Because jojoba oil mimics our skin’s own sebum so closely, it is able to deeply moisturize and balance the skin’s own oil production. ** Baobab oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the ancient baobab tree. It is extremely high in antioxidants, vitamins A, E, and F, and plant sterols that support skin elasticity and can minimize the early signs of aging.
**Seabuckthorn oil is full of antioxidants including carotenoids and lycopene, vitamins ACE as well as Omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9. This unique nutrient profile makes it an excellent moisturizer and protectant. **Sugar cane and olive-derived squalane oil is a highly effective emollient that also carries other ingredients deeper into the skin and prevents the loss of hydration that leads to fine lines and loss of suppleness. Especially great for sensitive skin! **Algae extract can easily and deeply penetrate the skin for instant soothing and moisturizing. It is especially good at smoothing and tightening the appearance of skin.
**Nothing enhances the functionality of the skin's moisture barrier like ceramides. Ours are plant-derived and are excellent at moisturizing and improving the skin’s ability to maintain and effective lipid barrier against dehydration, bacteria, and environmental stressors. They are formulated in a biomimetic matrix of plant sterols and fatty acids for optimal performance. **Elderberry extract is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Bioflavonoids provide gentle skin-tightening and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This blend is formulated without essential oils for the most sensitive of skins. Should you like to add an essential oil or essential oil blend, you can choose that option in the drop down and include up to three choices in the note to seller at check out. Most of my essential oils are organically cultivated or sustainably and ethically wildcrafted. Here are the essential oils you have to choose from: rosemary lavender eucalyptus pine cedar wood peppermint ho wood marjoram vetiver fennel seed ylang ylang sweet orange oregano lemongrass basil petitgrain clary sage patchouli bergamot rose geranium black pepper palmarosa benzoin sage myrrh frankincense amyris balsam fir balsam of Peru nagarmotha palo santo star anise cistus cardamom niaouli Please remember to keep all of our preservative-free products free of water and to use with clean hands to prolong their shelf-life.
*Your item will be made to order - it may differ slightly from the listing photo! ***Please see photos for complete ingredients. Thank you!***
PRECAUTIONS For external use only. Please consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. The information provided is intended for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or to act as medical advice. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your health.
ADDENDUM I work hard to formulate and craft the finest products I can for you. This means ethically sourcing my ingredients, reducing my carbon footprint, and making sure my packaging is as recyclable as possible. I grow as many of the herbs that I craft with as I can, with the constant goal of 100% garden-grown. I source locally what I cannot yet produce myself. I am working to phase essential oils out of my products in favor of whole-plant infusions wherever possible. My preservative blend for my aqueous products is both good for your skin and good for the planet. No parabens, petrochemicals, or formaldehyde-releasers here! Please remember that all of my products are crafted by hand in small batches in my workroom. I follow standard sanitation procedures, but this is an environment that does contain gluten, nuts, a variety of plant/nut oils, and an abundance of both fresh and dried plant matter. Always patch test a new product, even if you are familiar with every ingredient. Allergies can appear overnight. Some photography by Celeste Boykins Instagram: @icbophotography