Rich in antioxidants, these intensive oil treatments aid the skin's ability to protect against UV rays and fight free radical damage as Step 4 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen. Antioxidants are known as free radical scavenging substances, helping to protect the skin from oxidation, and therefore improving its resistance to environmental damage. Easily transported into the epidermis, these nutritious cellular regenerators can often have a greater effect than a moisturizer alone.
Our Palmarosa Oil is ideal for normal to dry skin. This oil is highly concentrated, and makes an excellent treatment applied immediately after spraying the skin with a Crystal Radiance of choice.
Apply 4-6 drops Antioxidant Facial Oil immediately after spraying with Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir. Massage into the skin evenly with fingertips.
If the oil becomes solid, run the bottle under hot water to liquefy.
Customers tell us a 0.5 oz bottle lasts 4-6 months, depending on usage.
The Precious & Nourishing Antioxidant Facial Oils: Palmarosa and Geranium, were developed to address environmental harm associated with depleted, unhealthy skin and aging.
Antioxidants have long been reputed to fight free radical damage, with regards to targeting cell oxidation. It was therefore my inclination to create a formula that focused on protection through delivering nutrients further into the dermis of the skin to address free radical elimination.
With this in mind the quest was to find nutrients in the botanical world that have antioxidant protection and anti-oxidizing effects often caused by the atmosphere, including but not limited to UVA and UVB rays.
Protection then is described as something that assists the skin’s ability to receive and utilize nutrients that further its longevity and survival level, as opposed to conventional protection, meaning to a cover the skin with a mineral or chemical block. Such products blanket the skin with a barrier to keep the sunrays from penetrating and are commonly known as a Sun Protection Factor.
Instead, the Precious & Nourishing Antioxidant Oils deliver a synergy of botanical nutrients that enhances our immunity and skin strength to combat degradation at the cellular wall. Otherwise, we are only preventing burning and not considering what lies beneath.
Evidence has shown that these chemicals can be dehydrating to the skin’s early and rapid aging process, hence contributing to the breakdown of the skin’s longevity, strength and endurance. All of which are renewed with specifically formulated nutrient-rich synergies, with the addition of bioavailable antioxidants.
It is important to note that although we do not incorporate SPFs, evidence has shown that with the use of our Precious & Nourishing Oils, the sun is less able to burn the skin and cause redness. This is due in part to their natural antioxidant filtering effect.
For prolonged outdoor exposure use our Defense & Repair Elixir, Defense & Repair Oil and Defense & Repair Crème from the Ombra Del Sole Series of Benedetta preparations.
Plant Oils: Apricot Prunus armeniaca, Kukui Aleurites moluccanis, Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica, Olive Squalane Olea europaea, Avocado Persea americana, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Borage Borago officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-source] • Co2 Extracts: Rosehips Rosa canina, Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides, Carrot Daucus carota, Calendula Calendula officinalis, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils
Now with Antioxidant Sea Buckthorn!
The Anti-Inflammatory Facial Oil, Step 4 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen, is a soothing, regenerative oil synergy. The nutritive qualities of the plant oils help to stimulate and build immunity, while still considering hypersensitive skin. The botanicals used are high in Chamazeulene, known to reduce redness as well as aid in rejuvenation.
**Sensitive skin may be caused by many medical conditions and should always be diagnosed by a professional Health Care Practitioner. See also Disclaimer in footer.
Apply 4-6 drops Facial Oil immediately after spraying with Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir. Massage into the skin evenly with fingertips.
Customers tell us a 0.5 oz bottle lasts 4-6 months, depending on usage.
By Julia Faller, Founder/formulator
Massage-In Crème Cleanser • Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir • Precious & Nourishing Facial Oil
The Anti-Inflammatory Series was originally created for hyper-sensitive, auto-immune or atopic skin inflammations such as eczema, seborrhea dermatitis, psoriasis, and other reactionary skin conditions.
Over many years of creating active botanical preparations, we have encountered many that rash up at the mere smell of an essential oil. My daughter Taylor was the impetus of the Anti-Inflammatory Series, after a severe bout with impetigo caused by an infected mosquito bite at 12. Her legs would rash up if she sat on a friend’s lawn, using lip balm with essentials oils or makeup would instantly cause a reaction.
I myself have suffered with such auto-immune skin responses. My personal journey is one that does not prescribe to conventional wisdom when it comes to my health. Our skin is a visible indicator of other systemic issues, so once those are addressed, and a solution adhered to, the skin will heal. Diet, stress, and overall mindful lifestyle is key.
The standard recommendation of dermatologists is steroids and the elimination of perfumed products. Why not guide them holistically and prescribe an anti-inflammatory diet along with nutritional supplementation and lifestyle awareness, among other things?
Crisis Skin Only
It is because of the aforementioned, as well as each individual’s medical disposition, that we have changed our message of use. Because these types of auto-immune response skin conditions are becoming such an epidemic, we feel it is beyond our scope of care with simply a topical product. In other words, these conditions require systemic and holistic attention along with a lifestyle change.
In addition, almost everyone thinks they are sensitive. I disagree, the original line is conducive and corrective for the majority of people and can give greater attention to the skin’s purity, hydration, and overall health than the anti-inflammatory is able to.
Here are the categories and some of the key dispositions for using the Anti-Inflammatory Series and why everyone should have it on hand:
• Sunburn • Windburn • Laser or other facial rejuvenation with redness and inflammation • Inflamed Rosacea • Micro-needling • Inflamed acne • Hot inflamed skin • Hives • After microdermabrasion or caustic peels • Alternate with Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser [if Rosemary & Geranium is too strong for daily use]
Plant Oils: Coconut Cocos Nucifera, Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis, Avocado Persea americana, Red Palm Elaeis guineensis, Borage Borago officinalis • Co2 Extracts: Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides, Amaranth Amaranthus caudatus, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis, Schizandra Schisandra sphenanthera • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils
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I’ve been a loyal customer for many years! My face used to get so dry in the winter that it would flake - I’ve never had that happen since using Benedetta. My skin is always glowing and moisturized. I use the whole 5 steps every day. I make sure that I never run out!!
Discovered Benedetta during a trip to San Francisco. How I wish I had found it sooner! I purchased the cleanser and elixer along with a sample of the facial oil. It was clear to me within a couple of days that this is a fantastic product. My skin felt great, less red. The sample ran out a short time after my arrival home in Hawaii. It wasn’t long before a larger bottle arrived in my mailbox along with the moisturizer. Bendetta’s the best I’ve found for my near 50 year old skin. Won’t use anything else now!
I absolutely love this facial oil and have used it for several years. My singular qualm and why I didn't give it a 5 star is that I wish there was a larger size available. Otherwise, it's incredible for someone who naturally has oily skin.
I have been using Benedetta for close to 10 years now and I’m 48 without a single wrinkle. This oil keeps my skin hydrated without being oily and seems to keep my skin nicely balanced. The scent is absolutely lovely. I use it with the lavender hydrosol.
Smells amazing, I wanna say lavender but I'm not sure of the blend. I wake up looking really refreshed from it. It comes in a oil dropper like an essential oil, so I think it will last a while.