Heavy Oil

Balancing Serums

$48.00

A conscious apothecary.

More than just skin care, Heavy Oil is a statement. It’s a conscious approach to a changing culture. An investigation of the world around us through a difficult luxury, through a meditative act. These oils and the daily regimens through which they are applied are meant to evoke a moment of quiet stillness, aloneness yet oneness, deep appreciation.

Made with 100% organic and ethically wildcrafted ingredients sourced with utmost scrutiny from around the world. Drawing on ancient teachings from time immemorial, these formulas are created and blended by herbalist Carly Shumaker in Mount Washington, Los Angeles.

Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive, irritated, and unbalanced skin.

APPLY morning and/or evening to gently cleansed, still damp skin, after toning with a floral water. Using upward circular motions, massage over face, neck, and décolletage.

PACKAGED in a clear glass vial with cork closure. Wax sealed.

 

Brightening Serum
A serum formulated to help every face reach its quiet harmony, this blend helps the skin naturally regulate itself, optimizing moisture levels and individual brilliance.

With a base of argan and sweet almond oils, this serum is gentle enough for all skin types to use, yet powerful enough that it effectively restores the skin’s natural balance. Argan contains potent and naturally active ingredients: tocopherols, or vitamin E, help protect cells against free radicals, sterols foster microcirculation, and palmitic and stearic acids assist with anti-oxidation. Sweet almond oil’s high concentration of vitamin E and oleic acid, or omega-9, softens and soothes the skin and alleviates inflammation. Pomegranate seed CO2 is a benefactor of sensitive skin types with its anti-inflammatory qualities and potent antioxidants. It contains essential fatty acids omega-5, omega-6, and omega-9, which nourish the epidermis, foster cell turnover, and stimulate the skin’s self-repair mechanisms. Sea buckthorn’s remarkable concentration of fatty acids and vitamins neutralizes the action of free radicals and helps skin fight external aggressions, including pollution and the hassles of modern life. Lavender calms, geranium balances the complexion, and sweet orange brightens dull skin. This serum leaves every face soothed, hydrated, and radiant.

100% ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage Seed) CO2, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Seed) CO2, Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed) CO2, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) CO2, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Essential Oils of Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium), Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange), and Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense)

 

Purifying Serum

A serum formulated to purify the skin while grounding and cleansing the mind and spirit.

This blend brings together organic jojoba oil from a family farm in the Sonoran Desert and organic, unrefined baobab seed oil from Senegal, where women vastly dominate the farming and production of this Social Responsibility Certified oil. Jojoba and baobab work in tandem to create a base that restores and softens the epidermis and normalizes the skin’s sebum production.  Complimented with precious oils like prickly pear, borage, pomegranate, and rosehip seed oils, the Purifying Face Serum is a truly potent blend that works to meet your skin exactly where it is to improve its elasticity and radiance and even skin tone.  Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, E, and K, and carotenoids, this blend soothes irritation, increases cell turnover, protects and reinforces the epidermis, neutralizes the action of free radicals, and penetrates the skin to deeply nourish and hydrate.  Frankincense and lavender relieve inflammation and redness, cypress leaf and black pepper tighten skin and prevent acne with their astringent and antimicrobial properties, and clary sage works to balance oily skin.  The aromatherapeutic nature of this blend is to clear cluttered mind, ground airy spirit, and soothe fiery soul.  Breathe deeply while applying.

100% ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab Seed) Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage Seed) Oil, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear Seed) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Seed) CO2, Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed) CO2, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) CO2, Essential Oils of Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense), Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress Leaf), Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), and Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage)


Balancing Serum

A serum formulated to help soothe, purify, and balance blemish prone skin.

With a base of jojoba and marula oils, this serum is the best friend of oily and combination skin. With a composition similar to the skin’s natural sebum, jojoba oil sets out to normalize its production. Jojoba’s concentration of fatty acids, including gadoleic acid, erucic acid, nervonic acid, and oleic acid, help protect and reinforce the top layer of the epidermis and reduce inflammation. Marula oil, which is high in vitamin C, oleic acid, and palmitic acid, stimulates cell turnover and maintains the skin’s hydration and elasticity. Black cumin CO2, also known as nigella seed oil, contains more than one hundred different constituents and works wonders on blemishes and small inflammations, one drop purifying the skin and improving its appearance. So precious and beloved, a vial of nigella oil was found in Tutankhamen’s tomb. Camellia seed oil accelerates the healing process and soothes damaged skin. A blend of blue chamomile, clary sage, Llvender, and myrtle essential oils relieve and soothe irritated skin, serve as antibacterial agents fighting acne, and balance oily complexions. This blend is gentle yet potent, nourishing the skin instead of stripping it, so your skin can rest and the blemishes disappear.

100% ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed) Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) CO2, Essential Oils of Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage), Matricaria Recutica (Blue Chamomile), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), and Myrtus Communis (Myrtle)

 

ALWAYS perform a patch test by applying a small amount to the inside of the forearm and covering with a bandage for 24 hours. If no irritation occurs, incorporate into skin regimen.

 

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