Herbal Infusions in Golden Jojoba Oil:
The herbs listed below have been heavily
researched and are well known for supporting beautiful skin. Each herb
is individually infused in Organic Golden Jojoba oil. The herbs blend
their magical healing properties with the soothing oil. This process
enhances the medicinal properties of both the Jojoba and the botanicals.
The end result is an herbal infused oil that is a readily absorbed,
nourishing nectar for your skin.
Golden Jojoba Oil, Simmondsia chinensis,
is liquid plant wax with a soft, silky feel. It has long lasting
conditioning effects on the skin, and contains all forms of the natural
antioxidant Vitamin E. In fact, the highest amount of tocopherols and
phenolic compounds can be found in this golden lipid rich oil. Like
Seabuckthorn oil, Jojoba oil promotes healthy skin because it is so
close to the body's own natural sebum oils. Our lovely herbs are each
infused in Jojoba for at least a month to synergize their unique healing
frequencies with this completely nourishing oil. Jojoba is so easily
absorbed by the skin and makes a perfect vehicle for the deep
nourishment of the herbs to be delivered to the cells in the skin.
Green Tea, Equisetum arvense,
is deeply rejuvenating, filled with skin protecting antioxidants and
polyphenols. Green Tea is a natural anti-aging botanical that has been
proven to restore a youthful glow and improve skin tone.
Elderflowers, Sambucus nigra,
elderberries are known as a potent healer and immune support. The
lovely flowers of this same tree are also quite beneficial for the skin.
A gentle astringent, elderberry flowers tonify and firm the skin while
Rosehips, Rosa canina,
the berries of wild roses, are naturally rich in vitamins such as C, B,
and K, and they are filled with antioxidants to protect the skin.
Rosehips are anti-inflammatory and soothing and tonifying to the skin.
Horsetail, Equisetum arvense,
has one of the highest amounts of naturally occurring silica of any
herb. Silica is essential for healthy skin and tissues, and is a key
component in collagen production. Horsetail not only supports skin
rejuvenation, it also strengthens hair and nails with its important
Comfrey, Symphytum officinale,
nourishing and comfy, is known for its high allantoin content which
gives it a slippery feel, and helps stimulate the growth of healthy
Rosebuds, Rosa damascena,
filled with beautiful fragrance and an equally gorgeous warm pink hue,
Rosebuds offer a wide array of nutrients for the skin. The
bioflavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins in Rosebuds feed and soothe the
skin. These beauties are also refreshing and calming.
Nettles, Urtica dioica,
are a lovely, yet potent, botanical that provides the skin with deep
cleaning, oxygenation and stimulation. Nettles helps to fortify the skin
cells and renew growth.
Marshmallow, Althea officinalis,
has a lovely slippery texture and is a non-oily emollient for the skin.
Its mucilanagenic compounds are filled with proteins and vitamins that
hydrate and support resiliency of the tissues.
Seabuckthorn, Hippophae rhamnoides,
is beneficial for all skin types. Sea buckthorn gets to the root cause
of imbalances in the skin by going deep within the lipid layers and
healing it from the inside out. Seabuckthorn is an incredibly rich and
vital oil, perfectly balanced in omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 oils. Our sea
buckthorn berry oil is a special extract that has captured over 190
bioactive substances from the edible berry. The oil is also potent in
carotenoids like beta carotene and phytosterols that are
anti-inflammatory reduce redness and heal mucous membranes. We have been
using sea buckthorn in many of our formulas since 1994 and have found
that it regenerates cells, protects against cell water loss and is rich
in vitamins C, E, A and B. Sea buckthorn oil is also rich in lipids,
beneficial fatty acids and rare palmitoleic acids. All of these
extraordinary plant properties regenerate and revitalize connective
Orange Wax, Citrus sinensis,
is a semi-solid wax extracted from the pressed peels of oranges. This
special wax contains beneficial phytosterols and anti-microbial
properties. It is a natural emulsifier that enhances the stability of
the Crème and brings the varied ingredients together. Orange wax also
lends its sweet citrus scent in a beautiful swirl with the roses in the
Rose Wax, Rosa damascena,
is the solid, aromatic and colorful substance created during Rose
distillation. Our rose wax is protective and soothing on the skin.
Lavender, Lavendula vera officinalis,
is a liquid love liniment. One of the most vital essential oils to use
in skin care, it is therapeutic and restorative, effectively treating
burns and acting as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. Lavender's
anti-inflammatory actions promote healing and prevent scarring while
stimulating the cells to regenerate more quickly. It balances oil
production, evens skin tone and is beneficial for all skin types.
Lavender optimizes any blend by synthesizing the formula and activating
the other oils.
Rose Otto, Rosa damascena,
is Pink-quartz-champagne poetry. It takes sixty roses to make one drop
of Rose Otto essential oil! Soothing to the heart and smoothing to
wrinkles, it is a key ally in skin rejuvenation, inviting balance and
healing to all skin conditions. The most medicinal Rose, Rose Otto adds
resiliency and elasticity to the skin. It is a vulnerary, meaning that
it speeds up the healing of tissues with its potent antiseptic
properties. A wonderful overall tonic, Rose Otto promotes rejuvenation
of connective tissues. It is also a cooling, regulating and cleaning
tonic astringent. Rose Otto's delicious floral fragrance harmonizes the
mind, soothes the heart and smoothes wrinkles. Its sweet, soothing,
floral fragrance is so uplifting that it may lift depression, stress and
anxiety. It is a clear-yellow color and can solidify in colder
temperatures due to the content of floral waxes in the oil. Rose Otto
essential oil has been celebrated since ancient times for use in
spiritual love, sacred unions as a source of joy, beauty and happiness.
Neroli, Citrus aurantium,
Kurt Schnaubelt, in his book Medical Aromatherapy, states that Neroli
“contains the dimeric form of ocimene, a youth hormone”. Perhaps this
youth hormone is what gives Neroli its wonderful ability to smooth out
stretch marks and scars while stimulating healthy skin cell
rejuvenation. Also known as orange flower, Neroli is a beloved fragrance
that simultaneously uplifting and soothing.
Immortelle, Helichrysum italicum,
Everlasting felicity revivifies every filamentof your being. Also known
as Everlasting and Helichrysum, Immortelle is truly a superior gem for
skin care. The unique properties that promote healing and cell
rejuvenation while reducing inflammation are also wonderful for reducing
scars. Immortelle is soothing to the skin, clearing keloids and
revivifying the skin at a deep cellular level.
Palmarosa, Cymbopogon martini,
is distilled from a fragrant fruity grass. It is rejuvenating to the
skin and promotes healthy skin cells. Palmarosa balances sebum
production in all skin types, oily skin is less oily and dry skin is
Carrot Seed, Daucus carota,
aka Queen Anne's lace, lights skin and face, it stimulates healing and
skin cell regeneration. Carrot brings balance to both oily and dry
skin. Its mildly sweet and woodsy aroma is inspiring.
Lemon, Citrus limonum,
with its refreshing and clarifying scent, detoxifies and protects the
skin. Filled with antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, Lemon is a
potent all around healer. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells.
Schizandra, Schisandra spenanthera,
is our super critical distillate of the Schizandra berry, one of the
most medicinal and tonifying berries. This oil has a wide range of
bioactive lignans and lipophilic components. It supports relaxation and
detoxification. It is also an adaptogen, improving our response to
stress. This wonderful tonic stabilizes cell membranes, inhibits
oxidative cell damage and reduces inflammation.
Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens,
has a beautiful, familiar floral fragrance that improves the mood as it
restores a healthy glow to the skin. Geranium is tonifying and
balancing to the skin while aiding the skin to heal and minimize scar
tissue. Geranium eases tension and lifts the spirit.
Super-critical Antioxidants of Rosemary and Sage:
Like our Seabuckthorn, Living Libations' extractions of Rosemary and
Sage are a CO2 (supercritical) extraction. This type of extraction
yields a very potent and pure nectar that contains hundreds of plant
bio-actives. The complete symphonies of Rosemary and Sage allow us to
experience all the gifts that these beautiful plants offer to our skin.
Rosemary Supercritical Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis,
is an herbaceous revive-alive-verve-tonic with a refreshing,
penetrating aroma that is particularly suited to skin care. We use a
special super-critical extraction that boosts rosemary in to super
antioxidant classification. This type of extraction yields a potent and
pure nectar of Rosemary that contains hundreds of plant bio-actives.
Researchers at the University of Catania in Italy have shown that
Rosemary antioxidants preserve a protective protein in the skin called
HSP70. The role of this protein is to reduce the damage effects to the
skin of stress, free radicals and other toxins. It is known to help
strengthen the skin’s capillaries. It also strengthens Living
Libations’ RoseGlow Crème. This complete symphony of Rosemary allows us
to experience all the gifts that this beautiful plant has to offer our
Sage Supercritical Extract, Salvia officinalis,
is a clarifying, cleansing botanical. We use a special supercritical
extract of sage in our RoseGlow Crème that brings out the highest
potential of this wise plant. The distillation sends CO2 flowing through
the herb at high pressure and low temperature, super critical
extraction allows Sage to fully shine with hundreds of plant bio actives
and antioxidants. This full fragrant symphony of sage yields powerful
medicinal benefits for the skin. Its super potent antioxidant activity
protects against the damage of free radicals. Sage is clearing to the
mind and skin.