Face Elixir - Rose, Sandalwood and Frankincense
A rich, emollient mix for prematurely aged, dry and crepey skin. The antioxidants can help delay the development of lines and improve skin flexibility and texture.
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.
This providing high levels of vitamins: A, C and E and well-balanced fatty acids. Borage seed contains ferulic acid, which has been demonstrated to boost the effects of vitamins C and E. Camellia kissi is a particular star - it contains excellent antioxidants and a reasonable amount of squalane, it is light and absorbs easily and can even improve blotchy skin. Andiroba oil works very well at improving skin texture. Rose absolute has been used for centuries to hydrate skin and inhibit further water loss. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory constituents and can improve the condition of elastin. Helichrysum (Immortelle) has exemplary antimicrobial properties and can reduce inflammation from oxidative stress. Sandalwood is both rare and precious. This luxurious oil can soften skin texture and reduce melasma. It also has anti-oxidant properties and protects as it works.
This can be used twice a week as a skin treat, or daily on dry skin in need of more hydration.
Apply 3-5 drops to fingertips and smooth into skin after cleansing with a hydrosol. Avoid the eye area. The elixir absorbs quickly, but leave it for 2-5 minutes before applying moisturiser.
Apricot oil: Contains vitamins A, C and E, with high levels of b-sitosterol, a phytosterol which delivers anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects with the highest plant concentration of nitriloside (aka Amygdalin - non-purified vitamin B17).
Sweet Almond: Very gentle and soothing, especially beneficial for mature, depleted skin. With vitamins A.B and E and over 80% oleic acid.
Argan oil: Non-oily, but provides excellent moisturising and hydration and penetrates well. This can help the skin cell membrane repair and provide anti-inflammatory benefits.
Camellia Kissi oil: Very easily absorbed; a good source of plant collagen. This helps prevent keloids and is a natural anti-oxidant. Containing vitamins A,B,C and E and over 80% Omega-9 content.
Rosehip oil: One of the best oils to promote production of elastin and collagen, delaying age-related degradation. With vitamins A, C, E and K, and a high concentration of retinoic acid, it can smooth uneven skin, improve elasticity and fade pigmentation.
Jojoba oil: Gentle, as it has as similar construction to human sebum. It penetrates very well and can take other oils with it deeper into skin layers. Helpful for dermatitis, stretch marks, acne and psoriasis.
Virgin Olive oil: A heavier oil, but only needed in small quantities; this soothes inflammation and contains generous amounts of Vitamin E and K.
Pomegranate seed oil: High in vitamin A, and bioflavonoids. Very moisturising, it helps Argan oil rebalance the skin’s healthy pH and Rosehip oil in fading sun-spots and providing protection from UV damage. Unique in containing Punicic acid (Omega-5), a very soothing anti-inflammatory property that can help rejuvenate mature skin.
Borage seed oil: This can reduce epidermal hyper-proliferation and increase ceramide synthesis, an excellent oil for depleted skin. A natural source of Ferulic acid, which helps boost vitamin C. For reddened skin and soothes itching.
Strawberry seed oil: Rich in Omega 6 & 9 and vitamin E and an effective antioxidant.
Carrot seed oil: Generous levels of lycopene and beta-carotene to sooth damage from free radicals, whilst reducing puffiness in skin. This can help dry skin caused by eczema and psoriasis.
Rose absolute - an unsurpassed oil, used for centuries to sooth and smooth skin. An antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory oil with moisturising properties that can also inhibit water-loss.
Frankincense oleoresin: The Boswellic acid in the oleoresin is beneficial for UV-damaged skin, inflammation and dry skin conditions. It can also help deep lines and skin elasticity.
Sandalwood essential oil: This luxurious oil can soften the texture and smooth uneven colour in skin. Providing good anti-oxidant properties, it protects as it works.
Helichrysum essential oil: Particularly useful in reducing inflammation, with exceptional antimicrobial properties. This is often used to protect skin from oxidative stress and damage.
Geranium Bourbon (Pelargonium graveolens) is the best grade Geranium and an excellent ‘all round’ oil. It helps to reduce puffiness and will help acne too. It has a subtle stimulating effect, helping superficial blood-flow and can fade uneven skin colour, fading dark areas of melanin.
Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
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 Daucus carota seed oil (Carrot); Rosa damascena (Rose ab); Boswellia carterii oleoresin (Frankincense); Santalum album l oil (Sandalwood); Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium Bourbon); Helichrysum italicum flower oil (Immortelle); Limonene, Benzyl alcohol; Benzyl benzoate; Benzyl cinnamate; Geraniol; Citronellol, Methyleugenol; Eugenol; Farensol; Citral.
The other Elixirs:
Lavender, Chamomile and Copaiba Balsam
Protection against the effect of sun exposure, free-radical damage and can help reverse existing damage.These oils help ameliorate the resulting inflammation and surface imperfections from oxidative stress.
Jasmine, Turmeric and Honeysuckle High in antioxidants for skin protection and repair.