Prickly Pear Seed Oil – Our 100% virgin, cold-pressed, organic prickly pear seed oil is from a women-owned and operated collective in Morocco. The prickly pear is known as "the miracle plant" because of its many medicinal uses throughout the centuries. Rich in protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins E and K this precious, organic oil transforms the skin by refining and tightening pores, reducing redness and inflammation, brightening under the eyes, lightening dark spots, brightening skin tone and restoring skin’s elasticity. Deeply moisturizing because of its high linoleic acid content, prickly pear seed oil is rapidly absorbed into the skin and deeply penetrates the layers to nourish and soften.
Jojoba – Jojoba has always been one of the staples of our beauty regimen because of its long history and versatility. Native Americans in the American Southwest have been using jojoba for hundreds of years to treat skin conditions, sores, wounds, sun and windburn, and as a hair and scalp treatment. One of two oils that are the most structurally similar to the skin’s natural oil – the other being whale oil – the use of the more humane and renewable jojoba became more prevalent after the government banned the use of sperm whale oil in 1974. This fantastically effective oil can be used for hair, face, and body and is naturally antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, non-toxic, and non-comedogenic
Argan – Our 100% pure, cold-pressed, organic Argan oil is from a women-owned and operated collective in Morocco. Best known for keeping hair silky, shiny, and manageable, Argan oil is actually a multi-purpose wonder that is just as amazing for face and body. Rich in omega 6, 9, polyphenol, and vitamin E, Argan oil absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft and moisturized with a healthy glow. An oil highly concentrated in natural antioxidants and fatty acids, Argan can be used daily in hair to nourish, condition and prevent split ends, and allover face and body to improve skin’s elasticity, balance sebum production, treat stretch marks and scars, and soothe sun and razor burns.
Squalane – Plant derived organic, cold-pressed squalane, is a mild oil suitable for all skin types that is molecularly similar to oil naturally produced by the body but that begins to decline in our 20s. Readily absorbed into the skin, plant squalane replaces some of this lost natural oil and aids the skin’s moisture barrier, locking in hydration to slow the signs of aging and plumps and firms the skin.
White Camellia Seed Oil – Organic Japanese white camellia seed oil was a favorite beauty secret of the Geisha because it was purported to keep skin firm and young looking. The intensely softening and luxuriously silky oil has been prized through the centuries because it is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, contains naturally occurring squalene, and is readily absorbed into the skin to guard against wrinkles and loose, crepey skin.
Borage Seed Oil – From a wildflower that has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal benefits, borage seed oil is super moisturizing and is a potent natural healer for skin suffering season change, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne prone skin. The richest source of gamma linolenic acid, a fatty acid essential to great skin, and an anti-inflammatory, borage seed oil corrects, hydrates, and plumps the skin, giving it a smooth and radiant appearance.
French Plum Oil – An incredible hydrator, organic French plum kernel oil is anti-inflammatory and high in vitamin A and E, antioxidants, and linoleic acid. This slightly nutty oil promotes suppleness, improves skin’s elasticity, and strengthens the skin's protective barrier.
Red Raspberry Oil – Organic red raspberry seed oil is anti-inflammatory and rich in Vitamin E. A cell regenerating oil, red raspberry enhances skin’s elasticity, softens the appearance of fine lines, protects against moisture loss, and is perfect for dehydrated, sensitive, or mature skin.
Cranberry Seed Oil – A good choice for irritated and sensitive skin, cranberry seed oil is rich in antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and various forms of vitamin E that calm and soothe the skin. A useful, natural tool for fighting UV damage, environmental stressors, and the signs of aging.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil – A superior ingredient for face, body, and hair, meadowfoam seed oil is from a flowering plant native to Northern California, Oregon, and western Canada. This softening oil is very similar to the skin’s natural sebum and is a fantastic tool to balance the complexion and stabilize sebum production. For hair, meadowfoam seed oil is an amazing antidote to brittle, frizzy, and dull locks and add moisture and shine.
Immortelle – Also known as everlasting, Immortelle has a long history of medicinal and topical use. Once dried as an offering to the Greek gods, Immortelle has earned a reputation as healing and calming to sensitive or damaged skin. A precious restorative for skin damaged by free radicals, immortelle can also help stimulate cellular regeneration, clarify the complexion and reduce redness, lighten age spots and discoloration, and prevent dryness.
Zdravetz – Zdravetz, rooted from the word for “health” in Bulgarian, is an aromatic, flowering plant that has been part of the folk traditions of the country for centuries. A strong and stimulating aphrodisiac, Bulgarian folklore holds that a bridegroom should sleep in a field of Zdravetz the night before his wedding. For the skin, this antiseptic essential oil is known to be capillary strengthening, to help lighten areas of hyperpigmentation, and to be effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, especially of the delicate eye area.
Frankincense – Our spicy aromatic frankincense is distilled by hand in copper from the papery bark of the Boswellia Sacra trees in the Sultanate of Oman. A staple in ayurvedic medicine for centuries, frankincense essential oil is a natural astringent that can help to balance the complexion, reduce excess oil, and fight the signs of aging.
Rose Otto – The fresh, wild rose has been used for thousands of years to heal and scent the skin. The ancient Egyptians were known to boil whole roses to create balms that would protect their skin from the harsh and dry desert conditions. Aristocratic Roman women created rose petal poultices, believing the rose to be a powerful tool to combat aging. The Persians invented steam distillation to extract the precious oil for skin and medieval women treated their scars and scented their bodies with the luxurious rose water and oil. Our pure and precious organic Bulgarian rose otto oil is antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and cell rejuvenating and is a fantastic healing oil for the skin. A wondrous and refreshing scent, rose is intoxicating and aromatherapeutic and has been shown to act as an antidepressant and to relieve nervous tension.
The rainbow kaleidoscope bottles are each unique and hand blown by a revolutionary glassblowing studio in Oaxaca, Mexico, one of the most economically disadvantaged communities in the country. The studio has spent the last fifteen years perfecting not only their craft of glassblowing, but the sustainable and ecological way that they run their facility. Through much experimentation they've learned to create beauty from waste – they produce their own fuel and power their furnaces, glory holes, and annealing ovens using processed, used vegetable oil from local restaurants (preventing the material from being dumped into the city sewers and contaminating rivers), methane gas produced on-site from a combination of cow and pig manure, and blood from a local butcher. Other equipment is solar powered and the glass pieces are made from 95% recycled bottles brought to the studio by waste pickers, restaurants, and locals because there are no municipal recycling programs in the area. Just 5% of the material is new, raw material to add back transparency and brilliance to the glass.