The elixir oils are chosen to to protect skin from the effects of photo-ageing and help ameliorate damage from the resulting inflammation and surface imperfections. Especially for hyperpigmentation, scarring and antioxidant protection.
Each Face Elixir contains a particular set of complimentary properties. There are ten ‘carrier’ oils in each, seven essential oils, absolutes or resins and three botanical extracts. Common to all three are the supercharged: Rosehip seed, Pomegranate, Camellia kissi, Apricot kernel, Sweet almond, Jojoba and Vitamin E, for their outstanding overall performance in skincare. The essential oils and resins common to all three are: Frankincense oleoresin, Geranium bourbon, and Palmarosa. They are all well-tolerated by most skin types and have properties that help repair oxidative stress, tissue degeneration and improve skin elasticity.
These oils have very well-balanced fatty acids, especially the ratio between Oleic and Linoleic acids. Prickly pear and Marula have a multitude of benefits, including vitamin K to help lighten dark areas. Açai berry also protects from free-radical damage, with more anthocyanin than red wine grapes. Castor contains Ricinoleic acid to inhibit bacterial growth on skin and reduce inflammation. Copaiba balsam can protect from skin abnormalities caused by sunlight. UVA damage ,in particular, can be limited by including high altitude Lavender.
Bottle size: 30ml.
(Details of each of the carrier oils in Carrier Oils - Benefits for Skin).
Directions: Apply 3-5 drops to fingertips and smooth into skin The elixir is absorbed quickly, but leave it for 2 minutes before applying moisturiser. This can be applied once or twice a week, to give skin a moisturising treat, or daily if skin is very dry.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Rice bran: Vitamins B and E with high squalene content. the a-phytosterol is unique to rice bran, which also has over 40% Oleic acid and Ferulic acid, which enhances the performance of vitamin C’s antioxidants, reduces melasma and improves UV damage. The only downside of the oil is a tendency to be oily, so this is countered by the other oils.
Jojoba: A wax, rather than an oil, with a profile similar to human sebum, so it is easily absorbed and can dissolve sebum blocking pores. It is a good antioxidant with a good variety of minerals, including copper, silicon and zinc.
Camellia kissi - for sensitive skin, non-greasy, v god plant collagen, helps prevent keloids and scars contains bit a,b,c,e and polyphenols - natural antioxidants.
Apricot kernel - Sensitive skin, ellagic acid - Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory - acne - antibacterial. V high b-sitosterol - 80% of the sitosterol content (one of 9 sterols in the oil). promote restoration of the stratum corneum lipid layer, prevent transepidermal water los(s TEWL), nor- malize sebaceous glands, reduce the negative effects of UV radiation on the skin, and prevent photoaging of the skin.
Rosehip - Not greasy, vitamin A, C and E - antioxidant, helps cell regeneration and pigmentation. Also helpful for eczema and psoriasis and very dry skin.
Sw Almond - Vitamins A,B and E and a high percentage of Oleic acid.. For sensitive skin, Helps inflammation, sunburn.
Blueberry -contains 42% gamma-linoleic acid - important in repairing sun-damage.
Wheatgerm: An excellent array of vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, D, E and F. Very moisturising and emollient. It also contains high levels of linoleic acid and leitchin which makes it ideal for dry and mature skin.
Strawberry: This is a very powerful antioxidant, for a carrier oil, with plenty of natural vitamin E mainly due to the unusual ellagic acid content. It can protect stores of collagen.
Pomegranate: Rich in bioflavonoids and lipids which help to prevent moisture-loss and retain elasticity. It provides a precious omega-5 fatty acid, punicic acid, a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is of current interest, having demonstrated effectiveness against UVA and UVB induced damage
Virgin Olive oil: A very well balanced fatty acid content - 50% is made up of squalene, is high in tocopherols and, so it penetrates skin easily and helps vitamin D synthesis.The oleuropein has been shown to repair damaged cells. The polyphenols are high (these vary depending on region). These attributes are not the same in pomace or refined oils. This oil can irritate acne in some people.
Pumpkin seed: This is very rich in vitamins A and E and zinc. It is a very rich and emollient oil, but it is only needed is small quantities to be effective.
Rosemary: This can boost the effects of vitamin C. A good anti-inflammatory and very active anti-oxidant. It can reduce excess sebum production and improve skin tone.
Cornflower: anti-bacterial and a fungicide. Helpful for eczema, acne and dry, flaky skin. It improves hydration and suppleness. It has been used on skin (and for eye infections) since the 12th century. Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy
Prunus armeniaca kernel oil (Apricot); Prunus amugdalus oil (Sweet almond); Argania spinsosa oil (Argan); Camellia sasanqua seed oil (Camellia Kissi); Rosa Moschata seed (Rosehip) oil; Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil; Olea europaea (Olive); Punica granatum seed oil (Pomegranate); Borago officinalis seed oil (Borage); Fragaria Ananassa seed oil (Strawberry)
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
Rose, Sandalwood and Frankincense