Copaiba balsam and lavender have both demonstrated protection from certain skin abnormalities caused by UVA light. Chamomile is often used to lighten dark patches and even skin colour and texture.
The elixir oils are chosen as they work particularly well together to:
Protect skin from the effects of photo-ageing
Help ameliorate damage resulting from inflammation
Smooth surface imperfections.
There are seven carrier oils and seven essential oils and absolutes. Common to both elixirs are: Rosehip seed, Pomegranate and sweet almond, for their overall performance. The essential oils common to both are: Frankincense oleoresin, Geranium bourbon, and Palmarosa. They are all well-tolerated by most skin and can help improve elasticity.
The oils have well-balanced fatty acids, especially the ratio between oleic, linoleic and ellagic acids.
Bottle size: 30ml.
Directions: Apply 3-5 drops to fingertips and smooth into skin and leave it for 2 minutes before applying moisturiser. This can be applied daily if skin is very dry.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
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Apricot kernel - One for sensitive skin, with high b-sitosterol (80% of the sitosterol content) and ellagic acid. These help restore the lipid layer of the stratum corneum, prevent transepidermal water-loss(TEWL) and normalise sebaceous glands.
Pomegranate: Rich in bioflavonoids and lipids which also help TEWL and retain elasticity. It provides a precious omega-5 fatty acid, punicic acid, which has good anti-inflammatory properties. It is of current interest, having demonstrated effectiveness against UVA and UVB induced damage.
Raspberry seed -: High levels of linoleic, alpha linolenic, oleic acids and a natural source of vitamin E tocopherol. These give this good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, effective in skin repair.
Sweet Almond - Good for sensitive skin. With a high percentage of oleic acid so it can also help reduce inflammation.
Rosehip - Helpful for particularly dry skin, without feeling greasy. It also offers antioxidant protection and is often used to reduce unwanted skin pigmentation.
Ingredients List: Prunus armeniaca kernel oil (Apricot); Prunus amugdalus oil (Sweet almond); Argania spinsosa oil (Argan); Rosa Moschata seed (Rosehip) oil; Punica granatum seed oil (Pomegranate); Borago officinalis seed oil (Borage); Rubus Idaeus seed (Raspberry); Daucus carota seed oil (Carrot); Rosa damascena (Rose ab); Boswellia carterii oleoresin (Frankincense); Santalum album l oil (Sandalwood); Helichrysum italicum flower oil (Immortelle); Limonene, Benzyl alcohol; Benzyl benzoate; Benzyl cinnamate; Geraniol; Citronellol, Methyleugenol; Eugenol; Farensol.
Jasmine Elixir with Turmeric and Honeysuckle