Now with Amalaki Oil!
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 Geranium Oil was developed for oily or congested skin. Why use a facial oil on oily skin? Most often oil-free or oil-reducing products confuse the sebaceous glands into producing more oil, creating a never-ending cycle. The combination of plant oils and essential oils in our blends is highly antiseptic and can help to balance oil production.
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 .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: Hazelnut Corylus americana, Macadamia Macadamia integrifolia, Amalaki Phyllanthus emblica, 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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Finally, I found a line that truly has an ingredient deck of integrity. A combination of functional ingredients with a purpose to truly nurturing my skin. I started with the one Month Starter Kit for moist to drier skin. Immediately upon usage I feel a nice slip as I massage the cleanser unto my face. After 3 weeks I can see my pore size decrease a great deal. My hyperpimentaion started to fade. I decided that day if I was going to feed my body good food my skin deserved the same treatment. Thank you Julia and team Benedetta for bringing us a skincare line who is truly telling us the "consumer "the TRUTH about ingredients.
I have been using this product for many years. I am in my 70's and simply love the way is feels when applied. I live on the east coast and needless to say that fall and winter it is my go to product. The oil is nourishing, smooth without being cloying. Plus, the scent is so calming. It is definitely worth the price because just a few drops is all you need. Jackie T.
Love these products.. discovered how fabulous they were when I sampled the cleanser after visiting Petaluma town back in 2005. As a esthetician I thought this the perfect line to use in my studio Up in northern CA.
This oil is wonderful! I use it every morning.
I first discovered the Palmarosa oil in my starter kit. I have tried other facial oils in the past & I have found this product to be the best for my mature skin. It has improved the appearance of my skin.