This sweet-smelling nectar comes straight from my boudoir as an evolution of some personal, concentrated hocus-pocus. The result of a heady mix of hope and determination, I was searching for ways in which to nourish my skin, improve my complexion and make it truly glow, all while I slept overnight (call me a diva, I don’t mind).
There was one important caveat: it needed to defend against acne and soothe away those hateful blemishes that had dared to grace my face (the truth is, I’d had a bad reaction to something which had led to months of not-quite-up-to-par skin [understatement] and I was not amused). Basically, I wanted something to nourish and moisturise, but not cause any greasiness or spot-related catastrophes.
There is something slightly jazz-hands-inducing about going to bed knowing you will wake up looking more dewy and divine. Everyone’s skin is different, of course, but, for me, this stuff works (and complements the Good Face Day Serum with Rasperry Seed, Green Tea & Juniper pefectly).
The lightweight, high-quality oils in this are exactly the sort of thing you want to be putting on sensitive or combination skin; chosen with paranoia-level care, they all rate extremely low on the comedogenic scale (meaning they are unlikely to cause breakouts because they will not clog your pores), imparting wondrous nutrients without the side portion of facial-freakout.
Uses & Directions:
Dispense 2 drops (a little goes a long way!) into your hand and smooth over your face in gentle upward/outward movements. Tip: I like to quickly rub any oil left on my hands afterwards around my cuticles, because I’m rock and roll like that.
JOJOBA: Technically a wax, its structure is so similar to our natural sebum that it’ll sink in very nicely. Softening, regenerative and plentiful in vitamin and minerals.
COLD PRESSED CAMELLIA (TEA) SEED OIL: Traditionally favoured by Japanese geisha (who know a thing or two about beauty), this light oil is healing, softening, nourishing, packed full of micro-nutrients… See here for more on this!
ORGANIC COLD PRESSED ROSEHIP OIL: Wonderful for reversing hyperpigmentation, the signs of aging, sun damage, stretch marks and scars. Its high anti-oxidant content improves texture and revitalizes the skin.
CARROT SEED OIL: Improves tone and helps to balance both oily and dry complexions. Healing, hydrating and detoxifying.
ORGANIC ARGAN OIL: One of my favourite things about this oil, is that, like the others carefully chosen for this blend, it doesn’t cause blockages, spots or oil build up. Full of antioxidants, vitamin E and essential fatty acids, many claim it boosts elasticity of the skin (keeping things looking fresh and vibrant) and it’s another balancing oil that helps keep your complexion on an even keel.
HEMP SEED OIL: Reduces redness and inflammation associated with acne breakouts and is effective for use with a range of skin conditions. Full of vitamin E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Anti-inflammatory.
JUNIPER BERRY: Antiseptic, stimulating and antibacterial. A naturally purifying acne-fighter, juniper has a long history of general and medicinal know-how. In medieval times, it was seen as an excellent defence against evil spirits, and The Old Testament includes several references to the ‘Broom Tree’ being used to cleanse, purify and eliminate that which is false and negative. (If nothing else, it balances sebum levels.)
NEROLI, BERGAMOT, MANDARIN & PEPPERMINT: All contributing skin-improving benefits of their own, these essential oils together add some sweet zing to the mix, making it feel both luxurious and lightly cooling.
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Camellia Olifera (Camellia Tea) seed oil, Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) seed oil, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Argania spinosa (Argan) kernel oil, Rosa canina (Organic Rosehip) fruit oil, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) oil, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin Orange) peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) fruit oil, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) flower oil, Juniperus communis (Juniperberry) fruit oil, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) seed oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citral*, Linalool*, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Farnesol*. *Naturally occurring constituents of essential oils.
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