NEW:
A KAIROS MOMENT
CAPSULE COLLECTION

MOMENTUOS. LUCID. FUN.

Things of quality, beauty and function. Imbued with celestial energy, ancestral knowledge, and respect for Nature. Made with minimum intervention processes that draw from the whole, in ways that are natural, sustainable and ethical. 
Sunshine sings + Moonlight dances! 
Christo + Johanna

WHAT IS

A KAIROS MOMENT

Kairos Time - as opposed to Chronos time, is non-linear. Kairos time does not get measured, nor runs to schedules. It's the cyclic time of the soul, the divine sparks of new directions, aha-moments of insights, transformative decisions, inspired creations, and floating idleness.

Kairos moments arise in stillness and appear in the eye of storms. When our chronos-bound ego falters, when we surrender our self to Nature, it finds the openings and pours light into the cracks. Kairos moments are transcendental, magical. An Ode to Now.

ENTER OUR KAIROS MOMENTS

NEW: SMOOTH OPERATOR / UNFOLDING FACE BALSAM / Zero Essential Oils.

Ritualistic moments of softening edges.

Time slows right down with this sultry unguent that smoothes and softens everything: folds, lines, edges, cracks, tension, mood, temper...

I created this composition as an Ode to artisan coffee and it's incredible contributions to healthy, smooth, strong, unfolded skin. It is also an homage to our friend Paul Geshos of Mecca Coffee and his beautiful work with small ethical coffee farmers and collectives around the world. The knowledge and dedication of everyone to the whole process, the quality and ritual is mind blowing.

Both the 'silver skin' coffee husk and dried 'Cascara' coffee cherry are byproducts of Paul's artisanal coffee creation, and I’m so grateful to be allowed to phoenix them as SMOOTH OPERATOR.

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NEW: SUMMER WINE / EVEN TONE ANTI-OXIDANT SHIELD / Zero Essential Oils.

United moments of happiness.

Hours spend gardening under the sun, afternoons on the beach, late nights sipping natural wine under the stars – this antioxidant cocktail infuses my skin with everything it needs to protect and recover. A second skin and invisible armor to help weather all sorts of conditions we face in the course of our day. This serum can sit sweetly under a sunscreen, and is wonderful as an after sun damage control.

In 2020, Christo made natural wine with Brendon Carto, from Carto Wines, crafted wild beer with our friend Tim using our Kangaroo Valley spring water, and macerated moonshine bottles of Gentian/Mulberry bitters. Me, I sun-infused all their fragrant, nutrient-charged leftover dried, expressed and fermented plant matter into biodynamic Olive oil, until the extracts sang of smiling, warm, boozy Summer days spend with friends who've all had to change their lives last year.

SUMMER WINE is a collection of the good 2020 moments we seized, the beautiful things we did, the fun we had in the strangest year when everything turned upside down and threw everyone brutally of our straight and narrows. Time stood still, and moments of rare idleness opened a world of beauty.

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NEW: ELASTIC LOVE / FIRMING FACE + NECK OIL / Zero Essential Oils.

Magic moments of holding together.

Juicy tension and lingering affirmation come knocking with this sparkly serum that rapidly tightens, really powers up the tensile strength, and infuses my maturing, 49 year old skin with elastic love and buoyant resilience – especially the skin on my neck and under my chin that's never caught my eyes before.

This composition is reminder to myself of the tender strength and infinite elasticity of love between people near and far. A reminder, too, of love’s resilience and beauty in the face of separation, loss and time. And it is also an invitation to travel with me through time and space: from our garden in Kangaroo Valley where the Kangaroo Paw Flower, Artichoke, Red Clover and Quince grows, to the European Summer gardens of my childhood picking Black currants and Blackberries, and on to places I long to go like Afrika, South America, China...

ELASTIC LOVE symbolises the invisible ties that forever connect the hearts and souls of lovers, family and friends, the magic glue that holds us together, forever.

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MAY INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT

POMEGRANATE FLOWERS

I've extracted these vibrant red blossom into a beautifully fragrant extract, which will make a special guest appearance in our new batch PRECIOUS FACE ELIXIR this month. Pomegranate extract helps to increase skin density, strengthen collagen integrity, reduces wrinkle depths and smoothes lines.

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NATURE INSPIRED ALCHEMY

SUN-INFUSED WHOLE PLANT EXTRACTS

Sun-infusion is an ancient method method by which we gently extract the medicinal properties from our flowers, berries, fruit, leaves, bark, resin, seeds, even wood, and minerals, into biodynamic Olive oil with nothing but the warm radiance of the Sun. This slow, natural process can take anywhere from 4 months to 1 year for a uniquely exquisite vintage, during which time we rotate and move the jars by hand - just like a winemaker does his champagne bottles

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SACRED TRINITY OF GOLD, FRANKINCENSE + MYRRH

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh play a major part in our compositions. Each powerful on their own, when combined, these ancient offerings of the three wise kings enhance each other’s physical and psychoactive effects. They synergise to align our physical and spiritual well being, activate ‘qi’ movement – our life force, and ultimately help us age gracefully.

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NATURALLY ACTIVE MANIFESTO

We have no 'key ingredients'. Every component is integral to the composition. Each plant compound has a specific purpose, which is intrinsically linked to all other ingredients. We believe synergistic combinations of whole plant extracts to be much more powerful than single compounds. We use certified use organic, certified Demeter biodynamic and wild crafted ingredients with focus on minimum intervention culturing, harvesting, and processing techniques. What little essential oils we use  are chosen for their psycho-active properties, and added in homeopathic quantities for ethereal body activation. 

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KANGAROO VALLEY LOVE

EARTH TO SKIN

We divide our life between our Sydney studio, and our 100 acre property in the pristine Kangaroo Valley, where we grow ingredients for our skincare. The factory is the fertile Earth, activated with our hands, biodynamic potions, natural spring water and the life-giving forces of Sun, Moon and Stars.

It’s all done slowly and lovingly by hand, in small batches, careful to preserve the whole spectrum of our ingredients, mindful of our carbon foot print, respectful of Mother Nature.

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