NEW: SMOOTH OPERATOR / Unfolding Face Balsam / Zero Essential Oils
- SKIN TYPE
- FRAGRANCE PROFILE
- ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (INCI) + PROVENANCE
- OUR PROCESS
- SUN-INFUSED WHOLE PLANT EXTRACTS
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.
Sun-infused extracts of 'Cascara' coffee cherry and 'Silver skin' coffee husk pair with unrefined green coffee seed oil and roast coffee bean oil to deliver the whole spectrum of this magical fruit most of us consume daily – a simply habitual moment for some, a deeply ritualistic moment for others. For Christo and I, having coffee together every morning is a moment when time stands still, surfaces become smooth, edges soften, and infinite possibilities unfold.
Unrefined Maracuja seed oil, Cranberry seed oil, Chia seed oil, Passionflower extract, Marshmallow extract, Vanilla extract, Bacuri Butter and Beeswax help hydrate, plump, maintain hyaluronic acids, stabilise collagen and amplify all of Coffee's skin smoothing properties.
ZERO ESSENTIAL OILS
To let the aromas and fragrances of my extracts and oils unfold naturally, I have chosen to add zero essential oils to any of our KAIROS MOMENT compositions. This means their energetic ethereal body charge is much more subtle and comes from the naturally occurring, non-isolated essential oils within the plant matter like seeds, fruit, flowers, leaves, bark, etc I am extracting into biodynamic Olive oil. The aroma of these very complex compositions is oscillating, specific, momentous – Kairological.
MOMENTOUS. LUCID. FUN.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour." ~William Blake Kairos Time - as opposed to Chronos time, is non-linear. Kairos time does not get measured, does not run to schedules. It is the cyclic time of the soul, divine sparks of new directions, aha-moments of deep insights, transformative decisions, inspired creations, and, most importantly, of floating idleness. Kairos moments arise in stillness and appear in the eye of storms. When our chronos-time bound ego falters, when we surrender our self to Nature, it finds our wounded openings and pours light into all our cracks. Kairos moments are transcendental, magical,
I created our vivid new compositions during our very own Kairos moment in 2020, when time stood still for all of us. And in that elastic pause between inhale and exhale we got to play, explore and make some skincare magic.
An Ode to Now.
Johanna + Christo xx
GREEN COFFEE SEED OIL*
Helps with building collagen.
Maintains the skins moisture balance.
Minimises puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.
ROASTED COFFEE BEAN OIL*
Promotes collagen synthesis.
Enhances the skin's hygroscopic properties.
Stimulate cell detoxification and turnover.
'SILVER SKIN' COFFEE HUSK EXTRACT^
Increases skin hydration and firmness.
Diminishes redness and inflammation.
Helps protect against free radical damage.
'CASCARA' COFFEE CHERRY EXTRACT^
Helps reduce fine lines, and sun damage.
Helps prevent cellular damage to the skin.
Helps eliminate skin blemishes + acne.
CHIA SEED OIL*
Richest botanical source of Omega-3 fatty acid.
Helps plump and maintain moisture levels.
Reduces lines + dryness.
MARACUJA SEED OIL*
Ultra hydrating and quickly absorbing.
Minimises the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
Helps increase skin elasticity.
CRANBERRY SEED OIL*
The only oil with a perfect ratio of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.
Stabilises the skin's lipid barrier protection.
Provides intense hydration and moisture retention.
Helps soften lines and cracks.
Helps repair and maintain barrier function.
Neutralises free radicals.
Superior skin softening properties.
Helps maintain the skin hyaluronic acid levels.
Soothes inflamed and sensitive skin.
Neutralises free radicals.
Stimulates cell regeneration
Protects from environmental stressors
Stimulates new cell growth.
Guards against free radical damage.
Maintains moisture balance and elasticity.
Strengthens skin tissue.
Promotes the skin's natural production of hyaluronic acid.
Locks in Moisture.
Soothes cracked, element beaten skin.
SAFFRON STIGMA EXTRACT*
Helps increase oxygen flow.
Strong anti-oxidative properties.
MYRRH RESIN EXTRACT^
Facilitates speedy wound healing.
FRANKINCENSE SACRA RESIN EXTRACT*
Comforts the soul, lifts anxiety.
Astringents tone and firm.
Stimulates cell repair and balances pigmentation.
24 KARAT GOLD"
Receives sun energy and grounds intentions
Boosts collagen integrity.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC **CERTIFIED DEMETER BIODYNAMIC ^WILDCRAFTED “NON-NANO.
For women and men of all skin types. Especially benefits mature, wrinkled, lined, sensitive + dry skin.
Use in the morning to wake up and smooth the shadows of the night right off your face.
Great to use daily or alternate with any other composition from the KAIROS collection. Or mix and match if you're game - this is your moment!
Massage a few drops into still damp, clean skin every morning, using your ring fingers starting from the eyes. Your ring fingers have the lightest touch of all your digits and won’t pull your skin.
Layer under PRECIOUS FACE ELIXIR and/or ELEMENTAL DAY SILK if desired. We recommend using our compositions for a few weeks exclusively to harness it’s potency and gently transition your skin into it’s new, natural and healthy state.
Complex, aromatic layers of Coffee: Chocolate. Mocca. Chai. Vanilla. Sweet. Spicy. Fruity. A rich, sultry, seductive perfume, smoothly transporting your senses to another realm, another headspace – for a moment, everything softens. And the radio plays muted, funky soul.
COFFEA ARABICA (GREEN COFFEE) SEED OIL* Brazil. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
COFFEA ARABICA (ROASTED COFFEE) BEAN OIL* Brazil. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
SILVER SKIN’ COFFEA ARABICA (ROASTED COFFEE HUSK) EXTRACT^. 'Mamut, Huila', Colombia/ 'Finca Santa Elisa', Guatemala. Wildcrafted. Hand-picked, dry-roasted husk from whole coffee beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
‘CASCARA CHERRY’ COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE FRUIT) EXTRACT^ Gakenke District, Rwanda. Wildcrafted. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole cherries, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT*. Daintree Rainforest, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
IN OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL**. Victoria, Australia. Certified Demeter biodynamic, Small batch cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin.
SALVIA HISPANICA (CHIA) SEED OIL* Amazon. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
PASSIFLORA EDULIS (MARACUJA) SEED OIL* Ecuador/Peru. Certified organic/Wildcrafted. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL* USA. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSIONFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT^ Kangaroo Valley, Australia. Wildcrafted. Hand-picked, sun-cured flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT* Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, sun-cured roots, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
PLATONIA INSIGNIS (BACURI) SEED BUTTER^ Amazon, Brazil. Wildcrafted. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
YELLOW BEESWAX (CERA)* Blue Mountains, Australia. Wildcrafted from Warré style hives. Unrefined.
HARMONISING CHARGE 'SACRED TRINITY BLEND'
BOSWELLIA FREREANA (FRANKINCENSE ‘MAYDI’, KING OF FRANKINCENSE) RESIN EXTRACT, Somalia. Certified organic. / BOSWELLIA SACRA (ROYAL HORAJI WHITE ‘SACRED’ FRANKINCENSE) RESIN EXTRACT^. Oman. Certified organic. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) RESIN EXTRACT* Somalia. Certified organic. Yemen. Wildcrafted. / COMMIPHORA WILDII (‘OMUMBIRI’ NAMIBIAN MYRRH) RESIN EXTRACT Namibia. Wildcrafted.Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
24 KARAT GOLD”, Germany. Non-Nano. Cert cosmetic/food grade. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
ALL EXTRACTS ARE SUN-INFUSED BY US IN CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC OLIVE OIL.
*Organic **demeter biodynamic ^wildcrafted/non-gmo/chemical free “non-nano.
WARNING - The safety of this product has not been determined.
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 finely tuned broad spectrum of anti-oxidants and nutrients to create deeply complex and synergistic compositions with wholesome performance to balance our skin's natural function, support regenerative processes and restore elasticity at all stages of our lives.
The tangible results are vital low, radiant complexion, and healthy skin strong enough to withstand our daily contact with the world and all it's joys (and excesses). All completely natural.
All our whole plant extracts are sun-infused by us on our Kangaroo Valley farm or Sydney studio in certified Demeter biodynamic Olive oil.
Thanks so much for supporting Christo's and my wholistic journey. Hope you'll love.
All our whole plant extracts are sun-infused by us on our Kangaroo Valley farm in certified Demeter biodynamic Olive oil.
THE PROCESS IS AS SIMPLE AS IT IS ANCIENT:
We gather the most pristine herbs, grown in natural soil, tended by soulful people, harvested at their aromatic peak, and air-dried or sun-cured.
We then steep these aromatic symphony in biodynamic Olive oil for 4-6 months in glass, turning the urns daily with the sun – like a vigneron would rotate his champagne bottles.
We watch the colour transfer from the plant parts into the oil, creating an entirely new nectar all together: a perfectly balanced expression of the plant's healing properties, it's provenance, and it's life.
But really, it all starts with good, healthy and natural soil, and our skincare is about respecting, honouring and protecting planet Earth just as much as the skin we're in.
Our gentle method of sun-infusion preserves the delicate properties of our botanicals, allows us to use heat-sensitive extra virgin olive oil, and, important to us, uses zero electricity.
Presented in patented UV light filtering Miron glass vessels with recycled foil-printed paper labels, or hand-applied traditional pine resin wax seal.
Stitched by Christo into recycled paper sleeves on his old sewing machine.
Our Herbin made sealing wax contains NO vinyl or plastic to make it pliable, and has been made by the same Parisian sealing wax maker since 1600 for the Kings and Queens of Europe.
Following ancient apothecary tradition, our bottles are purified with Myrrh + Frankincense smoke prior to filling to boost longevity of the composition and to bestow genius of spirit.