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Step 2 - Add enriching oils

Instructions:

Now that you've selected your base, you're in Step 2. Take a close look at the ingredients below. These enriching ingredients have been grouped to complement each other to focus on particular concerns.
Sit back, take your time and select the pack that you're most interested in adding to your cream/ lotion.
 


Heal Sun damage & Sun spots

ingredients for customizing skin cream
Sun damage leads to spots, discoloration and premature wrinkles. Some ingredients like Seabuckthorn berry, Aloe, Calendula and Tamanu are known for regenerating skin that years of sun have been unkind to.
  • Sea Buckthorn berry: contains fatty acids, beta carotene and Palmitoleic acids to soothe and regenerate damaged skin tissue
  • Aloe: keeps skin clean, cool and moisturized preventing skin dehydration that could lead to cracking or peeling. Aloe is particularly healing for sun damaged skin and gently calms skin that has been burned or been over exposed to sun
  • Calendula: is a gentle, anti-inflammatory emollient that heals epidermal wounds, sun damage and burns. Due to a constituent compound called triterpenoid Calendula oil brings relief to inflamed or irritated skin while boosting moisture and healing the epidermis
  • Tamanu: A powerful skin regenerator, this oil heals with essential fatty acids (linoleic, oleic, palmetic, stearic) and uniquely healing calophyllolide (a powerful anti-inflammatory compound) and even contains an-antibiotic (lactone) to combat pain of sun damage


Banish wrinkles - Fine lines & wrinkles

ingredients for customizing skin cream
Three major types of skin ingredients help reduce wrinkles: Vitamins C and E promote skin's collagen and increase skin's elascticity. Then anti-oxidants help prevent more wrinkles from free-radical damage. Finally vitamin A helps fade those dark spots.
So get your anti-wrinkle vitamins and anti-oxidants with rich Pumpkin, Pomegranate, Camellia seed and Argan oils.
  • Pumpkin seed: rich in vitamin E and vitamin C this oil battles free-radical damage and helps rebuild collagen to restore skin elasticity. Intensely moisturizing while encouraging cell turnover, this oil is an all-round skin food to restore glowing skin
  • Pomegranate seed: is packed with anti-oxidants that combat free-radical damage and help develop smoother firmer skin. It’s also a potent source of punic and ellagic oils (found in berries) that heal and protect cracked or dry skin. Having slightly lightening properties, this oil has the added bonus of evening skin tone by fading sun spots
  • Camellia seed: is rich in mono-saturated essential fatty acids and Squalene. This is a highly emollient and antioxidant compound that makes it highly moisturizing, yet deeply penetrating without greasiness. Squalene further prevents sun damage and aids in cellular regeneration. Camellia Seed oil has a rich texture due to a high amount of oleic acid and is also filled with vitamins, A, B, and E and minerals that energize and revive dull skin
  • Argan: considered liquid gold when it comes to skincare, Argan oil is high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It is deeply conditioning and minimizes the look of pores while restoring skin luminosity resulting in glowing, healthy skin


Fade dark spots and under-eye circles

ingredients for customizing skin cream
Heightened melanin reaction in skin leads to dark spots. Botanicals rich in vitamins A and C help fade spots and scars. Big on that list are Rosehip and Sea buckthorn berry followed closely by Pumpkin seed and Ricebran.
  • Rosehip seed: contains vitamin A (a precursor to retinol) and vitamin C that fade scars and spots by exfoliating skin surface and regenerating new healthy skin. It also contains essential fatty acids that soothe and moisturize skin, resulting in healthy supple skin tone
  • Rice Bran: is a microcirculary stimulant with Squalene that promotes skin regeneration and restores a youthful glow. High in Omega 3 and Omega 6, this light oil has an anti-melanin quality that brightens spots, evens skin tone and protects skin from sun damage. In addition, Rice Bran oil has antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene that combat free radical damage and vitamins B and E to restore skin elasticity and suppleness
  • Pomegranate seed: is packed with anti-oxidants that combat free-radical damage and help develop smoother firmer skin. It’s also a potent source of punic and ellagic oils (found in berries) that heal and protect cracked or dry skin. Having slightly lightening properties, this oil has the added bonus of evening skin tone by fading sun spots
  • Sea Buckthorn berry: contains fatty acids, beta carotene and Palmitoleic acids to soothe and regenerate damaged skin tissue


Alleviate and prevent blemishes

ingredients for customizing skin cream
A moisturizer for blemished skin needs to perform three functions - calm inflammation, promote exfomiation and promote skin repair. Botanicals like Calendula, Rosehip, Pukpkin seed and Kuikui nut are best equipped to aide blemished skin.
  • Rosehip seed: High in fatty acid content, vitamin A (a precursor to Retinol) and vitamin C that exfoliate skin surface and heal blemished, damaged skin. It fades spots and scars and is a very light oil that penetrates quickly
  • Pumpkin seed and willow bark extract: support skin turnover, exfoliating to allow sebum to flow naturally, keeping pores unclogged. Vitamin C and Zinc help battle free-radical damage and regenerate skin. Additionally Pumpkin seed is also anti-inflammatory for skin that is irritated
  • Cranberry seed: easily penetrates the skin and is highly moisturizing due to tocotrienols , tocopherols (vitamin E) and other antioxidants. It contains the highest amount of tocotrienols of all vegetable oil. Having Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, it is calming and moisturizing. High levels of vitamin A promote cell turnover and regeneration
  • Kukui nut: is another oil high in linoleic acid, calming and soothing for acne prone skin. With high quantities of vitamin A and omega fatty acids, this is a light, fast absorbing and nourishing oil that protects and heals damaged skin while resurfacing skin to unclog pores


Need to change the base?

Back in step 1, you set a base for yourself. Having second thoughts about the base?
No problem! You can easily go back, take another look and choose a different base if it suits you.