This vitamin c-rich balm provides a potent treatment to plump fine lines, repair hyperpigmentation and revive the skin barrier — all while inciting the ultimate glow. Its thick, creamy blend of highly concentrated organic plant butters & oils revitalize sensitive, dry skin; using phytoceramides to help strengthen the skin and improve buoyancy. Alongside those oils are a team of skin-repairing antioxidants, a phytonutrient infusion, and active botanicals working hard to even out tone and texture. In the summer, we love this balm to repair from sun exposure, whereas in winter it provides a great protective barrier against harsh cold, wind and dryness. Many Apoterra fans also love this balm as an eye cream or lip treatment.
HOW TO USE
Use as a face balm/moisturiser Massage a small amount of this nutrient-dense balm into the skin after cleansing and misting. For a lighter experience, mix with a few sprays of a facial mist before generously applying the balm. It will emulsify into a cream to sink in deeper and faster. Use this balm in place of a moisturizer.
Apply morning and/or night. Adding it to your routine in the morning will provide a protective barrier for your day (hello elements!), whereas you might choose to apply it before bed to focus on repair & rejuvenation while you sleep.
We love multi-tasking skincare products because they keep our skincare routine simple and help reduce our environmental footprint. Here are different ways you can use the balm.
Use as a hydrating mask Blend this balm with honey and our Rose Essential Hydration Mist to create a thick, creamy mask. Apply to clean skin, let sit for 15 minutes, and wipe clean.
Use as a balm facial cleanser Massage the balm onto dry skin as you would an oil cleanser. Add water and continue massaging. Remove with a damp face cloth.
Use as a a reparative spot treatment Apply from head to toe on scrapes, rashes and stubborn dry spots.
Note: Sea buckthorn oil is a magical oil, but it’s deep orange hue can stain fabrics (not skin!). We recommend letting this balm sink in for at least 15 minutes before going to bed.
KEY INGREDIENTS & WHY THEY WORK
Prickly Pear Seed Oil // Also known as barberry fig oil, this luxurious and nutrient-dense super oil is a powerhouse skincare ingredient. It has a higher Vitamin E content than any other oil on the market, making it a potent source of natural antioxidants. There is also Vitamin K, known to brighten the skin, belatains (a super-antioxidant), and essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid (omega-6). Prickly pear oil easily absorbs into the skin, protects against free radicals, refines uneven texture, helps prevent premature aging, provides nutrients, and brightens a complexion. Our prickly pear seed oil is virgin and certified organic.
Cupuaçu Butter // A rare butter derived from the seeds of the cupuacu tree fruit. It has the amazing ability to attract 240% more water than other butters, so it is intensely hydrating and moisturizing. It absorbs easily into skin to make it more supple and elastic and is also deeply reparative, especially after sun exposure. Our cupuaçu butter is cold-pressed, unrefined, certified Fair Trade and is from Peru. Our supplier is commited to responsible wild-harvest and fair-trade operations that promote Amazonian conservation, biodiversity and sustainable employment.
Rosehip Oil// TThere isn’t much that this rich oil can’t do. It’s extremely high in essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9, which provide regenerative properties for compromised skin. Our rosehip oil is cold pressed, unrefined and certified organic.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil// Sea buckthorn is one of the most nutrient-rich oils available. It helps repair, reduce the appearance of fine lines, improves skin hydration, and is even beneficial for breakout-prone skin. Some research has shown that sea buckthorn can help reduce sebum production, reduce the occurrence of breakouts, and speed up healing. Our sea buckthorn oil is produced from the berry (not just the seed) through a clean supercritical CO2 extraction process that preserves more nutrients than any other process. Our high quality oil has a deep amber color because of its rich content of the antioxidant beta-carotene. It is also loaded with skin-loving, free radical fighting compounds such as vitamins A, C, E, fatty acids like Omega 3, 6, 9, phytosterols, and flavonoids. It also has the highest percentage available of the very rare Omega 7. Our oil is certified organic, Fair Trade and sourced from the Himalayas. The sea berries are sustainably hand harvested and the producer is commited to protect valuable local natural resources and support local communities and families.
CoQ10// A naturally occurring antioxidant present in human cells. When applied topically it works as a barrier to keep free radicals at bay and enhances the skin's ability to regenerate itself.
Vitamin C// We use a vegan, oil soluble and stable version of Vitamin C (versus ascorbic acid) called ascorbyl palmitate. This form is readily absorbed into the skin to immediately deliver the multiple benefits of this vitamin deep within the skin. What you get are potent antioxidant activity that can also help improve elasticity by promoting collagen production. Other Vitamin C benefits for skin are helping to fade discoloration and reduce inflammation for a clearer, brighter complexion with less breakouts.
Immortelle essential oil// Helichrysum, also known as immortelle or everlasting, is a small yellow flower with amazing healing and regenerative properties. It gets its name from the fact that the blooms never wilt! The essential oil extracted from the bloom and is a powerful healer. Used in synergy with blue chamomile, it creates a powerhouse skin healing combo, great for diminishing redness and speeding the healing of blemishes. Our immortelle essential oil is certified organic.
Turmeric Extract// The vibrant orange root of turmeric is naturally high in curcumin, a potent antioxidant. The root is also well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Sensitive skin types can particularly benefit from Turmeric as it can help alleviate redness, irritation and breakouts. Our turmeric extract is created from organically grown turmeric in India.
Pomegranate oil//Useful for cell regeneration and improving the skin's ability to retain moisture. Pomegranate oil is high in flavonoids, antioxidants (including ellagic acid) which help prevent UV damage. It also contains the rare fatty acid omega-5 (punicic acid) which is known to soothe the skin and prevent moisture loss. Our pomegranate oil is cold pressed and unrefined.
Full Ingredient List: Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba)oil* infused with Matricaria recutita (chamomile)* and Calendula officinalis*, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) butter, Rosa canina (rosehip) oil*, Punica granatum (pomegranate) oil*, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*, Cera flava (beeswax), Super Critical CO2 extraction of Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) fruit oil*, Opuntia ficus indica (prickly pear) seed oil*, Ascorbyl palmitate FCC (vitamin C), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, tocopherols (non-GMO vitamin E), Calendula officinalis CO2 extract, Jasminum grandiflorum (jasmine) absolute*, essential oils of Curcuma longa (turmeric)*, Helichrysum italicum (immortelle), Matricaria recutita (chamomile), Cistus ladaniferus (rock rose)*, Cymbopogon martinii var. motia (palmarosa)*, Thymus vulgaris ct linalool (thyme)*, Pelargonium graveolens var roseum (geranium)*, and Pogostemon cablin (patchouli)* *certified organic
Full: 1.5 oz / 42.53g (45ml jar)
A full size jar of this balm will last 2-4 months, depending on frequency of use. Some people report the balm lasting 6 months when only using the balm a few times a week.
86% certified organic ingredients
Vegan? – no, because this balm contains certified organic beeswax
Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free Certified
Use by date: For best results, use within 1 year of the date of production (see batch #) or within 6 months of opening product, whichever comes first. Note that if your product is older than the above, it may still be good but we cannot vow for its effectiveness.
Contraindication: Made with sea buckthorn oil, which naturally contains iodine. For this reason, this product is not recommended for people with thyroid disease.