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Camellia Oleifera is a beauty

Camellia Oleifera is a beauty
Time to introduce another one of the plant oils that go into our Nourishing Face Oil - Organic Camellia Seed Oil or "Camellia Oleifera". ⠀

Camellia Seed oil is extracted from the seeds found on the flowers of Camellia Oleifera (tea plant.) It has a high amount of oleic acid and vitamin A, two powerful substances. ⠀

The oleic acid is an excellent carrier of cell rebuilding nutrients and bioactive compounds that help to repair damage caused by dryness and sun exposure. Meanwhile, Vitamin A in Camellia Seed oil is a form of retinol that stimulates the production of new skin cells! ⠀

Isn't nature amazing?!⠀

Clean first, last and always.

Clean first, last and always.
Maybe you’ve started to “clean up" your lifestyle and clean beauty is becoming increasingly important to you. Or maybe you’re just trying to figure it all out. Either way, we get you. Clean is everywhere these days, but what does it really mean and why is it important? 💁⠀

The skin is an organ that absorbs everything put on it, so it’s important for us to feature organic, plant-based ingredients in our formulations. 🌿 The same way we eat organic fruits and veggies to deliver powerful nutrients for our bodies, we apply organic plant oils to deliver powerful nutrients to our skin. ⠀

So, it’s really important to us that our Nourishing Face Oil is certified organic by the good people of Oregon Tilth. It's good to know that we can deliver a safe, high-quality product that delivers real benefits to our customers. 💚

The Wonder of Citrullus Lanatus (Kalahari Melon)

The Wonder of Citrullus Lanatus (Kalahari Melon)

Meet the Kalahari Melon or "Citrullus Lanatus". ⠀

Kalahari Melons are indigenous melons that grow across the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. They're not like the sweet red fruit of the melons we're used to here in the States. The flesh of the Kalahari Melon is light yellow with a bitter taste. The melons are a vital source of water for the people living in the deserts of Africa. But for us, the seeds are where the real magic lies.

Traditionally, the seeds are a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. And the oil made from the seeds is a light oil that has been used as a moisturizer and to promote clear skin.

We use Organic Kalahari Melon Oil in our Nourishing Facial Oil because it is high in linoleic acid, making it easy to absorb and is known to dissolve sebum and lock in moisture. The oil also contains vitamins A and E which are both powerful antioxidants that fight off free radicals caused by UV exposure. 

No wonder, it's been called the new "wonder ingredient." We'd have to agree.