Put 3-5 drops onto fingertips and press into clean face and neck. Apply Elixir first for hydration, followed by Serum and then Balm. This product works as a treatment serum, a moisturizer, and it strengthen’s your skin’s response to the sun’s rays.
Use within 18 months of the date made, found on the bottom of the bottle.
Scarlet Pimpernel – This tiny coral flower represents joy and strength. It thrives and relishes in the sunshine as a common weed, and has been used historically to reverse sun damage for centuries. By stimulating circulation and brining new life to cells, it is specific in its ability to repair rough sun damaged skin.
Carrot Seed – This oil contains carotenoids and specific nutrients that have proven to help prevent sun damage from occurring as well as repair UV damage related symptoms such as discoloration and loss of elasticity.
Licorice – This root is a powerful anti-inflammatory which will improve all skin functions; it also has been closely studied for its ability to balance melanin production making it a brightening ally for hyperpigmention and scarring.
Sea Buckthorn – This concentrated superfood extract is made of the whole fruit and the seed, which makes it incredibly high in the entire range of essential fatty acids, vitamin C and carotenes. It works to strengthen connective tissue and prevents its breakdown.
Marshmallow – This gentle soothing root is a skin softener that is specific for sun damage as well as irritation of any kind. Our Marshmallow Root extract is made in house, and is grown for us in a sustainable way which protects the life of the plant making for stronger medicine from one year to the next.
Full Ingredient List: Jojoba Oil˚, Rosehip Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Red Raspberry Seed Oil˚, Almond Oil˚, Sesame Oil˚, Sea Buckthorn Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Cranberry Seed Oil˚, Pumpkin Seed Oil˚, Red Grape Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚, Rosemary Extract˚; in-house biodynamic proprietary blend of Scarlet Pimpernel˚, Calendula˚, Gotu Kola˚, Licorice˚, Bilberry Fruit˚, Comfrey˚, Chamomile˚, Red Clover˚, Marshmallow˚, Rosehip Fruit˚, Nettle˚, Horsetail˚; essential oil blend of Sandalwood˚, Carrot Seed˚, Helichrysum˚, Cistus˚ ˚signifies certified organic ingredient
Science: While physical sunscreens like Zinc have an important place and are necessary in some situations, there is much evidence to support that plants can indeed strengthen our skin’s response to UV rays. Studies show that nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, ferulic acid, beta carotene, and many different polyphenols can lessen damage brought on by both UVA and UVB rays. There is also evidence to support that localized Vitamin D production helps to prevent the damage associated with UVA rays, and physical sunscreens inhibit the ability for Vitamin D production. All of this current research points to a level of uncertainty around how often and how heavily we should be reliant on physical sunscreens.
Ritual: All the research aside, what do I do personally? I am personally not in the sun very much each day. If I get 20 minutes of full sun exposure in an average day that would be on the high side. Because of that I do not wear physical sunscreens myself on a daily basis. When I do get more sun than usual – either on vacation or on an outdoor adventure without a hat, that is when I pull out the physical sunscreen. I do this because that is when my skin is vulnerable being in an atypical situation. I like to test the limits for my own skin, because I whole heartedly believe we shouldn’t live in fear of the sun, or even sun burn for that matter – which is just a simple way that our body communicates to us that it has had enough. All we need to do is listen.