SUN! WONDERFUL SUN! And with it all the damage it does to our delicate facial skin.  Have no fear, our facial serums are perfect for AFTER SUN care.  Each of our serums, besides working with different skin types, have wonderful healing  plant oils that restore and repair damaged tissue.  Each of them is formulated with so many wonderful ingredients and each essential oil has so many properties that it would take a very long time to include them all.  However, here are some of the highlights that particularly pertain to after sun care.  Oh, and if you want to see some slides of how the sun damages our skin, check out the link at the end of this post.

Our Hydrating Facial Serum, is the richest, and is perfect for all skin types but especially for dry or delicate skin.  It contains some of the most costly and soothing oils known. Blue chamomile, or (Matricaria recutitia) is a lovely blue oil high in chamazulenes that soothes inflammations and burns.  Sandalwood, with it’s luscious soft, woody scent is also one of the most soothing and cooling essential oils used in Ayurvedic medicine for all kinds of heat natured disease. And pomegranate seed oil (Punica granatum) is amazing!  It contains high levels of anti-oxidants that fight free radicals and skin aging, and is also a potent source of punicic and ellagic acids. Put together these qualities protect and moisturize dry, cracked, mature, and irritated skin and return elasticity to the skin.

Both our Regenerative Facial Serum and the Balancing Facial Serum contain Carrot seed oil,(Daucus carota) is fantastic for skin care. Revitalizing and toning it is considered one of the best oils for maturing skin. Carrot Seed Oil also assists in removing toxins and water build up in the skin giving it a fresher more firm appearance. Both the Regenerative and Balancing serums also contain organic lemon oil which calms the sebaceous glands, promotes circulation, acts as a mild exfoliant and refreshes skin. Prolonged use of lemon oil can also help to get rid of capillaries and soften scars.

In addition our Regenerative Serum contains Borage Seed oil, argan oil, clary sage EO, geranium EO, and sweet orange and lemon oils.  Borage seed oil (Borago officinalis) is very high in  Gamma linolenic acid and is converted  into prostaglandin.  Prostaglandin helps heal inflammation of the skin and aids in healing symptoms of dry and cracked skin, eczema and psoriasis.  Argan oil (Argania spinosa) often called ‘liquid gold’, contains extremely high levels of Vitamin E and 80% fatty acids making it perfect for healing many skin ailments as well as protecting against premature aging caused by oxidation. The active substances called triterpenoids in Argan oil offer incredible skin protection benefits including tissue healing (scars), anti-inflammatory, sun-protective and disinfectant properties.  Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is used to regenerate skin, smoothe wrinkles and overall skin rejuvenation.  Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) stimulates the lymphatic system. On the other hand, it balances the production of sebum in the skin, while keeping it supple and helping with the healing of wounds.

Our wonderful Balancing Serum besides the Carrot seed oil and Lemon, contains Lemongrass and Lavender and Evening Primrose oil.  Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) is anti-inflammatory and has sedative properties,  mmm think relaxing after a hard day, relaxing in the sun.  Lavender (Lavendula officianalis) is one of the most famous and effective essential oils for the skin and has been used since antiquity.  Among its many properties, it’s known to be analgesic, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide,  deodorant, diuretic, fungicide. It is the first essential oil one should reach for in the case of minor burns and sunburn. Our Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis) is wildcrafted and due to its high content of gamma linolenic acid (10% GLA), an essential fatty acid that is vital to cell and body functions and not produced by the body itself it is extremely healing.

Note of caution: Products containing citrus oils, such as lemon and orange should be used only for AFTER SUN care as they can cause the skin to be even more sensitive to the suns rays and oil in general can intensify the suns effects.  Come on, we want to protect our faces not fry them.

Slides of how the sun damages our skin:

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