Rose, Sandalwood and Frankincense Elixir
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 seven ‘carrier’ oils in this one with four essential oils. Rosehip seed, Pomegranate, Apricot kernel, Sweet almond, Jojoba, Borage seed and Hemp seed. These suit the properties of Frankincense oleoresin, sandalwood, geranium bourbon, and palmarosa. They are well-tolerated by most skin types and they combine to help repair oxidative stress and tissue degeneration.
Elixirs: Jasmine: Lavender or Rose. Each contain six fruit oils and a blend of essential oils, resins and absolutes, to soften and strengthen skin.
The fruit oils: Apricot kernel, Rosehip seed, Pomegranate, Jojoba, Borage and Hemp seed.
The well-balanced fatty acids give skin a lovely smooth feel, without being too oily. It is light and absorbs easily and can improve uneven texture and blotchy or dry patches. Rose absolute has been used for centuries to hydrate skin and contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory constituents and our sustainable farmed sandalwood is both precious and useful; it can improve areas of melasma, although this takes time, but it also has and anti-oxidant qualities. Oils don’t offer the same effects on specific skin issues as serums, but they can protect the skin very well and can help restore a damaged skin barrier. Emollients are necessary to hold onto the moisture in skin and protect the actives delivered by the serums and elixirs do this very well.
This can be used once a day on areas of very dry skin and an all over, once a week. If using a serum, let the it soak into skin for about five minutes before adding the elixir and then the moisturiser.
Directions: Apply 3-5 drops to fingertips and smooth into clean skin. Avoid the eye lids and the area directly around eyes.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.
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.
Hemp Seed oil:(Different plant from THC)
A light oil that is well absorbed and can improve barrier function and acne, due to the good supply of linoleic acid and it doesn't clog pores. Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E, good protein and chlorophyll. The phytosterols can behave like cortisol in that they reduce itching, gamma-linole also helps this and barrier-repair. It has good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
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.
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.
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.
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); Rosa Moschata seed (Rosehip) oil; Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil; Borago officinalis seed oil (Borage); Cannabis sativa seed oil (Hemp seed); Punica granatum seed oil (Pomegranate); 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 Elixir:
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.