In traditional herbalism, oil infusions are made by macerating or infusing herbs into a carrier oil like grapeseed or sunflower. Plants contain both oil soluble and water-soluble components.
The Antioxidant is formulated with an infused oil blend of grapeseed, safflower, castor, and virgin hemp seed oils and the additional botanicals of rosemary and artichoke. This carefully crafted formula balances moisture, inhibits acne-causing bacteria, and won't clog pores.
The oils in the Antioxidant, especially castor, penetrate deep into pores to remove hardened dirt and bacteria without stripping skin of essential lipids (oils), resulting in a clean, healthy glow.
Rosemary is considered one of the most abundant sources of carnosic acid—an oil-soluble antioxidant that can help protect skin cells from environmental damage such as sun exposure and free radicals. It is also naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, so it kills unwanted bacteria, while soothing irritated skin.
Artichokes are high in antioxidants and rich in vitamin C. Recent studies suggest that a phytochemical present in artichoke called cynaropicrin can reduce signs of skin damage from sun exposure. Our artichoke leaf is sourced from a small organic grower in Michigan.
High Elevation Lavender Essential Oil: We only use pure unadulterated essential oils that can be traced back to source. One of our favorites is the high elevation lavender (lavendula angustifolia). Growing lavender at a higher elevation helps the plant material to develop a higher concentration of the ester linalyl acetate. This constituent promotes rapid skin healing and helps reduce skin inflammation. All of our formulas contain less than 1% of essential oils.
Hemp Seed Oil: Essential Fatty Acids / Omega 6 + 3
Grapeseed Oil: Vitamins C, D, E / High Linoleic Acid / Antioxidants
Castor Oil: Ricinoleic Acid / Omega 6 / Vitamin E
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifer (Grapeseed) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp Seed) Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf, Rosmarinus Off. (Rosemary) Leaf, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender).
Directions: Massage oil into skin in a circular motion for up to 1 minute. Gently remove excess oil with a warm, damp cloth.
The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), which is used in conjunction with The Antioxidant, is known to benefit many different skin types, including oily-prone and sensitive skin.