Organic and/or Wild Crafted Ingredients:
Pure spring water gathered from the sacred Libations Land hydrates and inspires the skin.
Rosewater, rosa damascena, is a lovely toner and moisturizer for all skin types, nourishing and hydrating the skin. This lovely tonic of resilient Rose petals is a fountain of dew that awakens and renews the breath of the skin. Rosewater soothes and promotes skin healing while also acting as a gentle astringent that cools and regulates all skin types.
Shea Butter, Butyrospermum parkii, made from the Shea nut tree in Africa, has been used for centuries to protect and nourish the skin. Shea butter stimulates the skin while providing deep moisturizing benefits. It smells delicious, and it is often used as a substitute for cocoa butter. Shea butter is also anti-inflammatory, and will restore a smooth healthy glow to the skin.
Aloe Vera, Aloe barbadensis, is a rejuvenating succulent plant that grows in warmer climates. It has a sturdy leaf with a clear, gelatinous pulp on the inside. This clear pulp in the leaf is a soothing balm for the skin. Aloe is healing and rehydrating to skin, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also stimulates new, healthy cell growth and helps repair damaged skin tissue.
Bladderwrack Seaweed Extract, Fucus vesiculosus, is a gorgeous seaweed that is naturally mucilangenic, and both stimulating and tonifying to the skin. People who live in regions that ingest and moisturize with lots of seaweed have the most beautiful skin and hair! Bladderwrack feeds the skin with essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, silica and antioxidants, as well. Bladderwrack seaweed promotes luminosity in the skin, and is nourishing to all skin types.
Herbal Infusions in Golden Jojoba Oil:
The herbs listed below have been heavily researched and are well known for supporting beautiful skin. Each herb is individually infused in Organic Golden Jojoba oil. The herbs blend their magical healing properties with the soothing oil. This process enhances the medicinal properties of both the Jojoba and the botanicals. The end result is an herbal infused oil that is a readily absorbed, nourishing nectar for your skin.
Golden Jojoba Oil, Simmondsia chinensis, is liquid plant wax with a soft, silky feel. It has long lasting conditioning effects on the skin, and contains all forms of the natural antioxidant Vitamin E. In fact, the highest amount of tocopherols and phenolic compounds can be found in this golden lipid rich oil. Like Seabuckthorn oil, Jojoba oil promotes healthy skin because it is so close to the body's own natural sebum oils. Our lovely herbs are each infused in Jojoba for at least a month to synergize their unique healing frequencies with this completely nourishing oil. Jojoba is so easily absorbed by the skin and makes a perfect vehicle for the deep nourishment of the herbs to be delivered to the cells in the skin.
Green Tea, Equisetum arvense, is deeply rejuvenating, filled with skin protecting antioxidants and polyphenols. Green Tea is a natural anti-aging botanical that has been proven to restore a youthful glow and improve skin tone.
Elderflowers, Sambucus nigra, elderberries are known as a potent healer and immune support. The lovely flowers of this same tree are also quite beneficial for the skin. A gentle astringent, elderberry flowers tonify and firm the skin while renewing elasticity.
Rosehips, Rosa canina, the berries of wild roses, are naturally rich in vitamins such as C, B, and K, and they are filled with antioxidants to protect the skin. Rosehips are anti-inflammatory and soothing and tonifying to the skin.
Horsetail, Equisetum arvense, has one of the highest amounts of naturally occurring silica of any herb. Silica is essential for healthy skin and tissues, and is a key component in collagen production. Horsetail not only supports skin rejuvenation, it also strengthens hair and nails with its important nutrients.
Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, nourishing and comfy, is known for its high allantoin content which gives it a slippery feel, and helps stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.
Rosebuds, Rosa damascena, filled with beautiful fragrance and an equally gorgeous warm pink hue, Rosebuds offer a wide array of nutrients for the skin. The bioflavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins in Rosebuds feed and soothe the skin. These beauties are also refreshing and calming.
Nettles, Urtica dioica, are a lovely, yet potent, botanical that provides the skin with deep cleaning, oxygenation and stimulation. Nettles helps to fortify the skin cells and renew growth.
Marshmallow, Althea officinalis, has a lovely slippery texture and is a non-oily emollient for the skin. Its mucilanagenic compounds are filled with proteins and vitamins that hydrate and support resiliency of the tissues.
Seabuckthorn, Hippophae rhamnoides, is beneficial for all skin types. Sea buckthorn gets to the root cause of imbalances in the skin by going deep within the lipid layers and healing it from the inside out. Seabuckthorn is an incredibly rich and vital oil, perfectly balanced in omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 oils. Our sea buckthorn berry oil is a special extract that has captured over 190 bioactive substances from the edible berry. The oil is also potent in carotenoids like beta carotene and phytosterols that are anti-inflammatory reduce redness and heal mucous membranes. We have been using sea buckthorn in many of our formulas since 1994 and have found that it regenerates cells, protects against cell water loss and is rich in vitamins C, E, A and B. Sea buckthorn oil is also rich in lipids, beneficial fatty acids and rare palmitoleic acids. All of these extraordinary plant properties regenerate and revitalize connective tissue.
Orange Wax, Citrus sinensis, is a semi-solid wax extracted from the pressed peels of oranges. This special wax contains beneficial phytosterols and anti-microbial properties. It is a natural emulsifier that enhances the stability of the Crème and brings the varied ingredients together. Orange wax also lends its sweet citrus scent in a beautiful swirl with the roses in the RoseGlow Crème.
Rose Wax, Rosa damascena, is the solid, aromatic and colorful substance created during Rose distillation. Our rose wax is protective and soothing on the skin.
Lavender, Lavendula vera officinalis, is a liquid love liniment. One of the most vital essential oils to use in skin care, it is therapeutic and restorative, effectively treating burns and acting as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. Lavender's anti-inflammatory actions promote healing and prevent scarring while stimulating the cells to regenerate more quickly. It balances oil production, evens skin tone and is beneficial for all skin types. Lavender optimizes any blend by synthesizing the formula and activating the other oils.
Rose Otto, Rosa damascena, is Pink-quartz-champagne poetry. It takes sixty roses to make one drop of Rose Otto essential oil! Soothing to the heart and smoothing to wrinkles, it is a key ally in skin rejuvenation, inviting balance and healing to all skin conditions. The most medicinal Rose, Rose Otto adds resiliency and elasticity to the skin. It is a vulnerary, meaning that it speeds up the healing of tissues with its potent antiseptic properties. A wonderful overall tonic, Rose Otto promotes rejuvenation of connective tissues. It is also a cooling, regulating and cleaning tonic astringent. Rose Otto's delicious floral fragrance harmonizes the mind, soothes the heart and smoothes wrinkles. Its sweet, soothing, floral fragrance is so uplifting that it may lift depression, stress and anxiety. It is a clear-yellow color and can solidify in colder temperatures due to the content of floral waxes in the oil. Rose Otto essential oil has been celebrated since ancient times for use in spiritual love, sacred unions as a source of joy, beauty and happiness.
Neroli, Citrus aurantium, Kurt Schnaubelt, in his book Medical Aromatherapy, states that Neroli “contains the dimeric form of ocimene, a youth hormone”. Perhaps this youth hormone is what gives Neroli its wonderful ability to smooth out stretch marks and scars while stimulating healthy skin cell rejuvenation. Also known as orange flower, Neroli is a beloved fragrance that simultaneously uplifting and soothing.
Immortelle, Helichrysum italicum, Everlasting felicity revivifies every filamentof your being. Also known as Everlasting and Helichrysum, Immortelle is truly a superior gem for skin care. The unique properties that promote healing and cell rejuvenation while reducing inflammation are also wonderful for reducing scars. Immortelle is soothing to the skin, clearing keloids and revivifying the skin at a deep cellular level.
Palmarosa, Cymbopogon martini, is distilled from a fragrant fruity grass. It is rejuvenating to the skin and promotes healthy skin cells. Palmarosa balances sebum production in all skin types, oily skin is less oily and dry skin is less dry.
Carrot Seed, Daucus carota, aka Queen Anne's lace, lights skin and face, it stimulates healing and skin cell regeneration. Carrot brings balance to both oily and dry skin. Its mildly sweet and woodsy aroma is inspiring.
Lemon, Citrus limonum, with its refreshing and clarifying scent, detoxifies and protects the skin. Filled with antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, Lemon is a potent all around healer. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells.
Schizandra, Schisandra spenanthera, is our super critical distillate of the Schizandra berry, one of the most medicinal and tonifying berries. This oil has a wide range of bioactive lignans and lipophilic components. It supports relaxation and detoxification. It is also an adaptogen, improving our response to stress. This wonderful tonic stabilizes cell membranes, inhibits oxidative cell damage and reduces inflammation.
Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, has a beautiful, familiar floral fragrance that improves the mood as it restores a healthy glow to the skin. Geranium is tonifying and balancing to the skin while aiding the skin to heal and minimize scar tissue. Geranium eases tension and lifts the spirit.
Super-critical Antioxidants of Rosemary and Sage: Like our Seabuckthorn, Living Libations' extractions of Rosemary and Sage are a CO2 (supercritical) extraction. This type of extraction yields a very potent and pure nectar that contains hundreds of plant bio-actives. The complete symphonies of Rosemary and Sage allow us to experience all the gifts that these beautiful plants offer to our skin.
Rosemary Supercritical Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis, is an herbaceous revive-alive-verve-tonic with a refreshing, penetrating aroma that is particularly suited to skin care. We use a special super-critical extraction that boosts rosemary in to super antioxidant classification. This type of extraction yields a potent and pure nectar of Rosemary that contains hundreds of plant bio-actives. Researchers at the University of Catania in Italy have shown that Rosemary antioxidants preserve a protective protein in the skin called HSP70. The role of this protein is to reduce the damage effects to the skin of stress, free radicals and other toxins. It is known to help strengthen the skin’s capillaries. It also strengthens Living Libations’ RoseGlow Crème. This complete symphony of Rosemary allows us to experience all the gifts that this beautiful plant has to offer our skin.
Sage Supercritical Extract, Salvia officinalis, is a clarifying, cleansing botanical. We use a special supercritical extract of sage in our RoseGlow Crème that brings out the highest potential of this wise plant. The distillation sends CO2 flowing through the herb at high pressure and low temperature, super critical extraction allows Sage to fully shine with hundreds of plant bio actives and antioxidants. This full fragrant symphony of sage yields powerful medicinal benefits for the skin. Its super potent antioxidant activity protects against the damage of free radicals. Sage is clearing to the mind and skin.