SERENITY EVENING BALSAM / Circadian Cell Recharge
- SKIN TYPE
- FRAGRANCE PROFILE
- ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (INCI) + PROVENANCE
- OUR PROCESS
- SUN-INFUSED WHOLE PLANT EXTRACTS
A featherlight light, yet beautifully complex balsam of almost gel-like texture.
Absorbs ultra quickly, balances sebum, strengthens the skin's regenerative functions, and cocoons our senses with the cleansing aroma of luxurious Vanilla and mystic Sage.
Composed with sun-infused extracts of Primitivo grape skins from our March grape harvest and wine making session with The Farmed Table's Brendan Cato, Vanilla bean from the Daintree forest, and white Summer Sage from our garden, along with a few more of my favourite things.
WHY I CHOSE THESE INGREDIENTS
The below list is for education purpose only, and describes the properties of the individual ingredients we are using, not the final composition.
All our whole plant extracts are sun-infused by us on our Kangaroo Valley farm or Sydney studio in certified Demeter biodynamic Olive oil.
Hope you'll love
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL*
Helps retain moisture and smoothes lines.
Helps unclog pores and purge acne causing bacteria.
High in amino acid Tryptophan, which relaxes the brain and promotes sleep by aiding in the production of serotonin.
Stimulates new cell growth.
Guards against free radical damage.
Maintains moisture balance and elasticity.
GRAPE SKIN, SEED + STEM EXTRACT*
High levels of proanthocyanidins and resveratrol help reverse or reduce elemental damage.Improves skin texture, firmness, and density.
Strengthens the skins natural antioxidant defence.
YARROW FLOWER EXTRACT*
Maintains the skins PH.
Firms, tightens, and shrinks pores.
Reduces inflammation and helps wound healing.
LINDEN FLOWER EXTRACT*
Clears acne and breakouts.
Helps repair broken capillaries
Softens skin texture and tone.
LEMON BALM EXTRACT^
Protects against environmental stressors.
Calms both skin and nervous system
Acts as a natural insect repellent.
Promotes the skin's natural production of hyaluronic acid.
Locks in Moisture.
Soothing cracked, element beaten skin.
ACAI SEED OIL*
Maintains glowing skin.
Ultra emollient and beneficial for dry cracked skin.
ACAI FRUIT EXTRACT*
Helps revive tired and dull skin.
Powerful skin healing properties.
LEMON VERBENA EXTRACT^
Alleviates inflammatory conditions such as acne, boils and cysts.
Soothes anxiety and promotes restful sleep.
SANCHA INCHI) OIL*
Helps to strengthen and restore natural skin barriers.
Evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of lines.
Helps minimise oiliness.
BLACK SESAME SEED OIL
Neutralises free radicals
Replenishes Vitamin E
WHITE SAGE EXTRACT*^
Soothes inflammation and fights acne.
Aids in cell generation.
Regulates sebum production.
Neutralises free radicals.
Stimulates cell regeneration
Protects from environmental stressors.
Helps increase oxygen flow.
Strong anti-oxidative properties.
MYRRH EXTRACT + ESSENTIAL OIL*
Facilitates speedy wound healing.
FRANKINCENSE FREREANA EXTRACT + ESSENTIAL OILS*
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.
CLARY SAGE ESSENCE*
Strengthens natural skin function.
Promotes relaxation, clarity, and calmness.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC **CERTIFIED DEMETER BIODYNAMIC ^WILDCRAFTED “NON-NANO.
For women and men of all skin types. Especially benefits oily, acne-prone, element-damaged, sensitive skin with frequent break outs and uneven skin tone. All ages.
Gently massage a very small amount all over your damp, clean face every night, using your ring fingers. Your ring fingers have the lightest touch of all your digits and won’t pull your skin. The composition absorbs quickly and will form an ever so light moisture retaining layer on your skin. We recommend using our oil for a few weeks exclusively to harness it’s potency and gently transition your skin into it’s new, natural and healthy state.
Vibrating with sweet raisin, vanilla and the indescribable aroma of mystical sage which seems to hum a deep base and soaring high notes all at ones. Familiar and mysterious at once, grounding yet lifting, sweet yet savoury. It has a transcendental element to it, which is perfect for a night composition. The perfume of natural alchemy.
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL* Cold pressed. Australia
OLIVE OIL**/ Olea Europaea. Cold pressed. Extra Virgin. Unrefined. Victoria, Australia.
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) EXTRACT* Hand-picked and hand pressed Primitivo grape skin seed and stem extract in biodynamic Olive oil. Orange, Australia.
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (YARROW) EXTRACT* Flower extract in biodynamic Olive oil. Tasmania, Australia
TILIA CORDATA (LINDEN) EXTRACT* Flower extract in biodynamic Olive oil. Tasmania, Australia
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) EXTRACT^ Flower extract in biodynamic Olive oil. Kangaroo Valley, Australia
BEESWAX (CERA)^ Unrefined, from wild honey bees. Blue Mountains, Australia
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) SEED OIL* Cold pressed. Brazil
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) EXTRACT* Fruit extract in biodynamic Olive oil. Brazil
VERBENA OFFICINALIS (VERBENA) EXTRACT* Leaf extract in biodynamic Olive oil. Kangaroo Valley, Australia
SESAME SEED OIL* Cold pressed. Certified organic. India
PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS (SANCHA INCHI) OIL* Cold pressed. Brazil
SALVIA APIANA (WHITE SAGE) EXTRACT^ Leaf extract in biodynamic Olive oil. Kangaroo Valley, Australia + California, USA.
VANILLA EXTRACT* / Vanilla planifolia. Sun-infused pod extract in Olive Oil**. Daintree, Australia.
SAFFRON* / Crocus Sativus. Sun-infused stigma extract in Olive Oil**. Australia.
HARMONISING CHARGE 'SACRED TRINITY BLEND'
FRANKINCENSE FREREANA*/ Boswellia Frereana. Sun-infused resin extract in Olive oil**/steam distilled essential oil. Somalia.
FRANKINCENSE SACRA^ / 'White 'Royal Horaji' Boswellia Sacra.Sun-infused resin extract in Olive oil** + steam distilled essential oil. Oman.
FRANKINCENSE CARTERII^ / Boswellia Carterii. Steam distilled essential oil. Somalia.
MYRRH*/ Commiphora Myrrha. Sun-infused resin extract in Olive oil**/steam distilled essential oil. Somalia
OMUMBIRI’ NAMIBIAN MYRRH^ /Commiphora Wildii. Sun-infused resin + steam distilled essential oil. Namibia.
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) ESSENCE* Steam distilled essential oil. California, USA.
24 KARAT GOLD'/ Aurum. Non-Nano. Germany.
ESSENTIAL OILS NATURALLY CONTAIN LIMONENE, LINALOOL, BETA-MYRCENE
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC **CERTIFIED DEMETER BIODYNAMIC ^WILDCRAFTED “NON-NANO.
ALL EXTRACTS ARE SUN-INFUSED BY US IN CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC OLIVE OIL.
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.
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 black 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.