Facial Cleanser 2oz Container
Mainly organic ingredients: A blend of olive, almond, jojoba, avocado and castor oils, essential oils of grapefruit, orange and lavender and polyglycerol oleate.*
* Polyglycerol oleate is non organic but is a plant based, mild emulsifier.
Properties. Our wash is a blend of rich oils (olive, almond, jojoba and avocado). The balanced properties of astringent oils and emollient oils create a wash suitable for all skin types. Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E, Almond oil is lightweight, Jojoba has a similar molecular structure as the skins’ natural oils, avocado oil is rich in nourishing fatty acids and Castor oil is known for its ability to remove dirt, sebum and other impurities. Use the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) to gently remove impurities without stripping and drying your skin leaving it soft, healthy and properly moisturized.
Directions: Gently shake, apply wash and message oil into skin. Rinse and use a soft wash cloth soaked in warm water to remove residue.
Recommend Daily Regimen of Wash, Toner and Serum: Use The Wash, followed by application of The Toner, then The Serum.
Traditional Uses: The predominant fatty acid in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, making up 73% of the total oil content. Oleic acid can penetrate the second layer of the skin (dermis) resulting in a powerful moisturizer. Studies also suggest that oleic acid reduces inflammation. In addition, olive oil is also loaded with powerful antioxidants.
Traditional Uses: Almond oil is loaded with Vitamin E, as well as containing vitamin A, monosaturated fatty acids, protein, potassium, and zinc. Vitamin E nourishes your skin cells healthy, protects from UV radiation damage and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. Fatty acids assist in retaining moisture, especially important for chapped or irritated skin. Vitamin A has been known to help reduce acne. Because the oil easily penetrates skin, it is excellent for cleaning dirt and oil that accumulates in your pores.
Traditional Uses: The oil is derived from seeds of the jojoba plant which grows in North America, specifically northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. The jojoba plant actually produces wax esters identical to our very own sebum. Our skin is made up of natural wax esters (called sebum) which locks in moisture to keep skin looking healthy and hydrated. As we age, sebum production naturally declines leading to fine lines, dry skin and sagging. Jojoba oil helps replenish these esters. The oil also contains many essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants and vitamins. Naturally rich in Vitamins A, D and E, this gentle oil works to regenerate skin cells. It also contains fatty acids Omega 6 and 9, as well as Docosanol, which are antiviral and work to repair damaged skin cells. Blended with antioxidants that fight premature ageing, this oil helps to brighten dull skin by providing essential moisture, allowing the skin to regenerate and rejuvenate itself. Jojoba Oil is naturally gentle and non-irritating, making it perfect for basically every skin type; it balances oily skin, soothes sensitive skin, hydrates dry skin and helps heal acne and breakout.
Traditional Uses: The high oil content of the avocado fruit has been known since Aztec times, with the fruit sometimes referred to as “vegetable butter” or “butter pear.” Similar to olive oil, avocado oil contains oleic acid making it an excellent moisturizer. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E. Avocado oil also contains sterolins, natural steroids that do not have the negative effects often associated with pharmaceutical steroids. They may be effective in boosting collagen production and in treating age spots.
Traditional Uses: Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that has been used for thousands of years and is made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. Castor oil contains roughly 90% ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. These types of fats act as humectants, which retain moisture by preventing water loss through the outer layer of the skin. Ricinoleic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties which will assist reducing irritations and puffiness. Castor oil also has antimicrobial/antibacterial properties that may help fight bacterial overgrowth when applied to the skin.
Traditional Uses: Essential oil of grapefruit is a powerful skin cleanser and toner and balances naturally occurring oils on your skin. It also promotes a clear, healthy skin when applied topically.
Traditional Uses: Essential oil of orange is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn’t just for acne-prone skin though: It’s been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging. Using skin products with sweet essential oil overtime can smooth wrinkles and decrease the gravity of those not so fine lines.
Traditional Uses: Essential oil of lavender has been used to treat cuts and minor burns as well as many skin irritations such as acne and eczema.