LUMINOUS BEAUTY BALM / Composition profile

An illuminating sun-infused composition of biodynamic, organic and wildcrafted botanicals, mindfully selected for their emollient, humectant, soothing, age-proofing, sebum-balancing, glow-inducing, wrinkle-smoothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

WHY JOHANNA CHOSE THESE INGREDIENTS

Interestingly, combinations of various antioxidants have been found to have synergistic effects, creating formulations that are more powerful and beneficial than individual compounds used alone. Which is why we us whole plant extracts, orchestrating a broad spectrum of anti-oxidants and nutrients to create deeply complex compositions with wholesome performance so that our skin may be balanced, healthy and radiant at all stages of our lives.

The below list is for education purpose only. 

OLIVE OIL
Stimulates new cell growth.
Guards against free radical damage.
Maintains moisture balance and elasticity.
The non-invasive, low temperatures of sun-infusion allow us to use extra virgin, antioxidant-rich and Vitamin E loaded Olive oil without destroying its heat sensitive vital nutrients. High levels of naturaly emollient Squalene provide a natural UV barrier and SPF booster, prevent transdermal water loss, reduce redness and calm irritation. Antioxidant Polyphenols, phytosterols and Vitamin E protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation and enhance skin cell regeneration, improving tone and elasticity. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in Olive oil combats free radical damage and prevents photo aging.

CALENDULA EXTRACT
Prevents UV induced damage.
Boosts the skin's natural biological defence.
Activates wound healing and collagen production.
The world’s oldest known medicinal plant supports the skin’s natural regenerative activities and kick-starts all other ingredients into play. It's anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds Apigenin, Quercetin, Rutin and naturally occurring Provitamin A Carotenoids has shown to absorb free radicals, protect from of UV damage, deflect environmental stressors, rebalance unstable skin barriers, moisturise element beaten skin, improve elasticity, and boost our largest organ's natural defence.

VANILLA EXTRACT
Neutralises free radicals.
Stimulates cell regeneration
Protects from environmental stressors
Helps soothe sensitive skin and neutralise free radicals that cause premature aging and stimulates formation of new tissue. 

ROSE FLOWER EXTRACT*
Restores and maintains collagen.
Harmonises inflammatory skin conditions
Plumps, tightens and moisturises.
Rose, the queen of all blooms with the highest vibration of all flowers and complex chemical composition, is a gentle yet powerful harmoniser. It's high concentrations of vitamin C restore and maintain collagen, necessary for the formation of connective tissue in the skin, and protect cells from elemental damage. Natura emollients lock in moisture, keeping even the driest skin feeling smooth, plump and dewy. Rose is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin and helps calming skin conditions such as roseacea, eczema and psoriasis. A natural astringent, it tightens pores and restores suppleness and a healthy glow to dull, tired skin. The softly divine aromatics lower the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in the body and help with good sleep. Rather than using the more commonly known distilled essence which requires 242,000 petals to make 5ml of rose essential oil(!), we create sun-infused whole plant extracts, to create our richly emollient, almost waxy oil of heavenly, out-of-this-world scent.

Rose fragrance balances the mood, radiates joy and serenity and boost vitality in our lymphatic system and blood circulation. Wearing high vibration Rose oil - infused or essential - counteracts the fatiguing effects of cell phones and computers by restoring the integrity of your electromagnetic field.

Quintessentially feminine, the rose has the remarkable ability to strengthen the heart, so we may walk through our life like the Goddesses we are, with courage, joy and harmony.

CHAMOMILE EXTRACT
Effectively softens the skin.
Soothes sensitive and allergy-prone skin.
Powerful regenerative properties.
Naturally occurring Allantoin softens the skin and facilitates rapid cell renewal. Bioflavonoids like Apigenin, Luteolin, Quercetin, Kaempferol and volatile compounds Matricin, Chamazulene and Bisabolol have been shown to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, soothing inflammation, speeding up wound healing, reverse UV induced damage, improve moisture content and help absorb other active ingredients more effectively.

BEESWAX 
Promotes the skin's natural production of hyaluronic acid.
Locks in Moisture.
Soothes cracked, element beaten skin.
Propolis-rich, organic, unbleached beeswax is purifying, anti-allergenic, antibacterial and rich in vitamin A important to aid cell regeneration. As a natural ‘humectant’ it actively attracts water molecules, helping to keep skin hydrated and dewy.

CARROT ROOT EXTRACT* 
Revitalises skin cells
Provides superior antioxidant action, especially in connection with Calendula.
Rejuvenates mature, photo damaged skin
Exceptionally rich in vitamins A and E, beta carotene and carotenoids, One of the most powerful cellular revitalising extract and natural antioxidant. Carotenes are strong free radical blockers and carotenoids have been found to enhance the body’s ability to protect the skin from UVR damage. Benefits skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, scars and acne, improves skin tone and elasticity

PUMPKIN SEED OIL* 
Anti-inflammatory + oxidative stress repair.
Richly emollient skin moisturiser.
Fights acne and balances oily skin.
Full of fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Zinc, potassium and magnesium especially provide are powerful helpers for acne and oily skin. Provides Vitamin E, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and carotenoids, all promoting healthy skin function.

BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL*
Rejuvenates mature skin.
Relieves skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Alleviates acne.
Exceptional antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties of it’s main chemical compounds crystalline Nigellone and Thymoquinone are effective with eczema, psoriasis and wound healing. High in essential fatty acid, great for mature skin.

MULLEIN FLOWER EXTRACT*
Soften AND tightens the skin

Removes pathogens from the skin.
Deeply hydrates and protects
A natural secret to silky soft skin, Mullein Flower extract is also a strong antiseptic helpful to treat burns + wounds, and helps soothe acne breakouts. A fantastic hydrator for dry, itchy skin, it also helps protect sensitive skin from wind, cold and heat.

‘GUBINGE’ KAKADU PLUM SEED OIL^
Boosts radiant complexion
Restores and protects the skin's natural barrier functions.
Boosts elasticity.
A beautiful helper for sensitive skin, Kakadu Plum seed oil is the richest natural source of Vitamin C in the world (at least for the moment;-)). It provides free radical protection and oxidative damage repair, smoothes wrinkles and lines, evens skin tone and maintains suppleness.

TUMERIC EXTRACT*
Reduces acne, fades scars.
Minimises pores.
Brightens and illuminates the skin.
Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory Curcumin, the magic compound in Turmeric heals wounds, fights acne breakouts, protects from elemental damage, and stimulates circulation to brighten the skin, improve complexion, and rejuvenates dull skin. It's a natural remedy for psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and generally sensitive, reddened and rash prone skin.

SAFFRON EXTRACT*
Helps increase oxygen flow.

Neuro-protective properties.
Strong anti-oxidative properties.
Saffron’s chemistry truly is of otherworldly complexity, and features in all our compositions as part of our luxurious Sacred Trinity Philtre. The world’s most expensive, most charismatic spice contains over 150 volatile and aroma-yielding compounds - a biochemical symphony with epic skin-supportive properties. Saffron can help increase oxygen flow important for vital skin tissue and healthy disease-resistant cells. It contains antioxidant carotenoids crocin and crocetin, which have strong antioxidative, cellular and neuro-protective properties.

MYRRH EXTRACT + ESSENTIAL OIL*
Rejuvenates skin.
Fades pigmentation.
Facilitates speedy wound healing.
An essential ingredient in our Harmonising Sacred Trinity, that charges all our compositions. We use sun-infused extract of sustainably harvested, fragrant resin tears, plus the resin’s steam distilled essence, to gain a rounded spectrum of biological benefits from this ancient of ancient natural compounds. One of the oldest skin rejuvenators and wound healers around, Myrrh helps activate the immune system, stimulate cell generation, protect skin from the elements and fade dark spots. Energetically, Myrrh aids meditation, helps purifies and lifts the spirit, calms tension, cleanses the mind and opens the passage of consciousness into a higher world.

FRANKINCENSE FREREANA EXTRACT + ESSENTIAL OILS*
Comforts the soul, lifts anxiety.
Astringents tone and firm.
Stimulates cell repair and balances pigmentation.
An essential ingredient in our Harmonising Sacred Trinity, that charges all our compositions. We use sun-infused extract of sustainably harvested, fragrant resin tears, plus the resin’s steam distilled essence, to gain a rounded spectrum of biological benefits from this ancient of ancient natural compounds. High levels of boswellic acid in Omani Frankincense Sacra resin, regarded as the world’s rarest essence, tone and firm the skin, restore elasticity and repair elemental damage. Frankincense Carteri is high in alpha pinene and other monoterpenes, making it a great immune support and boswellic acid helps stimulate cell repair, fade lines and reduce wrinkles. Frankincense Frereana is high in chemical compounds pinene, thujene and cymene, powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and analgesic properties that help soothe skin inflammation. Frankincense generally Improves blood circulation, prevents collagen degradation and reduces stretch marks. Energetically, Frankincense realigns our self, comforts the soul, enhances mental functions and lifts anxiety

24 KARAT GOLD"
Receives sun energy and grounds intentions
Improves circulation.

Boosts collagen integrity.
An essential ingredient in our Harmonising Sacred Trinity, that charges all our compositions. We make our own potentiated, sun-infused non Nano Gold concentrate, rhythmically activated to energise the metal. Helps cell proliferation and stimulates elastin production, thus slowing down collagen depletion. Energetically, Gold holds the vibration of the sun, radiates warmth, grounds our intentions, anchors our self and opens the heart chakra. Our Gold is Non-Nano, and comes from a certified cosmetic supplier in Germany.

WILD CARROT SEED ESSENTIAL OIL* 
Tightens and rejuvenates the skin

Balances sebum.
Reverses signs of photo aging.
 
Softens the skin, reduces lines and combats premature aging. Stimulates the sweat and sebaceous glands, thus balancing dry and mature skin, faciltates wound healing, offers element protection and fades sun spots.

CHAMOMILE BLUE ESSENTIAL OIL*
ReverseS UV induced damage
Soothes all skin conditions.
Facilitates wound healing.
One of the most beneficial anti-inflammatory essences. Excellent for rosacea and ultra sensitive skin.

ROSE OTTO DAMASK*
Bestows radiance and glow, lifts the heart.
Repairs broken capillaries.
Locks in moisture.
Because of it's ultra precious and expensive nature and the mind-bending amount of flowers it takes to make just a drop of essential oil, we dose this exquisite elixir in minute amounts, just like the Ancient royals did. Amazing on broken capillaries, wrinkles, eczema, herpes, mature, dry and sensitive skin. Similar to beeswax, it’s a natural humectant, drawing moisture to itself and locking it within the skin for deep, day-long hydration.Purifies skin by pulling toxins out of its outer layers. It’s unique combination of antioxidants like citronellol and geraniol, the pure rose oil helps diminish signs of aging and fights free radical damage. Enhances the skin’s natural  glow and radiance and helps with superficial broken capillaries and scars, as well as eczema and rosacea.The Bulgarian Rose Damascena is only cultivated and harvested in the Rose Valley of Kazanlak (also known as the “Bulgarian Rose Valley”).