April 05, 2022
The true beauty of skincare lies in quality ingredients that target damage and build a lasting glow. We use cold-pressed seed oils and bright steam distilled essential oils to bring you the best botanical ingredients nature has to offer, in their most potent form. Each ingredient in our line is chosen for the benefits it brings to the skin, but we do have a few favorites. Read on for two plants that power our products, and how they do the heavy lifting for your skin.
Roses seem to have evolved with our species forever. Rosa damascena, the Latin name for the roses we love to work with, are as beautiful as they are fragrant. We use dried and powdered roses that we grow by hand, as well as rosewater, and rose essential oil. The scent of roses may be ephemeral, but their benefits for the skin are potent. Just like rose petals are cool when held against the skin, rose essential oil brings powerful cooling properties that calm redness and even skin tone. The precious essential oil, distilled from hundreds of thousands of petals, brightens dull and tired skin, and gently smooths even the most fragile skin types and sensitive areas of the face. Roses are astringent because they are rich in tannins which softly refine texture and minimize pores. Gallic acid, another well documented antioxidant they bring, dispels free radical activity to combat signs of aging, while linoleic acid (omega-6), and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) feed skin essential nutrients to keep its barrier intact. Suffice to say they are the belles of the beauty ball.
A natural glow that lasts is built on good ingredients — like nutrient-rich pure botanicals that gently nurture skin over time. When blemishes strike, it's tempting to go nuclear with harsh additives that do as much harm as they do good, leaving redness and irritation in their wake. Treating your skin how you want to be treated (i.e. gently!) is the way to reveal skin that looks and feels truly cared for.
Sea buckthorn is also called the Siberian pineapple and has been used in traditional medicinal practices for 1300 years. These humble shrubs grow in rocky terrain and are wonderful caretakers of soil erosion. In the warmer months the tiny prickly branches wear bright yellow and orange berries. The fruit is harvested right after the first frost and the berries are pressed immediately for the oil from the seeds. Sea buckthorn has an enormous concentration of vitamins and fatty acids. Particularly high in both vitamin e, a (carotenoids), and c. It is also antioxidant-rich and carries the rare omega-7 fatty acid (also called Palmitoleic Acid). Its high nutrient density works topically as a soother for all manner of irritations and free radical damage. Just a few drops yields beneficial effects for damage from wind, sun, and cold. Daily use calms even the most sensitive and overexposed skin, softly strengthening skin's natural barrier to dispel signs of aging, and damage from the elements over time.