Awaken Clearing Oil

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Regular price $26.00

Formally known as Aer Clearing Oil
Please note the following changes:  Removed Apricot Kernel Oil & increased the mineral-rich locally sourced Pumpkin Seed Oil for enhanced clearing.

Intention

A mild, single herb infusion of our fresh calendula flowers in nutrient-rich oils to help soothe and clear skin irritations caused by minor breakouts.  This gentle oil contains no added essential oils and the scent is natural, earthy and slightly medicinal.

Botanical Profile

Starting with fresh organic Calendula flowers that we process in-house.  Working with local farms who grow medicinal varieties with high resin content for the most potent infusions.  This incredible flower has been used in traditional cultures for centuries to heal the skin.  It's powerful astringent, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce breakouts over time.  Working to repair from the inside out to better soften scarring and smooth out the skin.

Grown and cold-pressed in Oregon, the organic Pumpkin Seed oil is one of the key oils to help clear the skin.  By using an unrefined oil, the balance of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids stay intact ensuring the most potent moisturizer without the buildup. The acids are also anti-inflammatory to support the skin's ability to heal breakouts. Zinc and Selenium support collagen levels, fight acne and provide environmental protection.  Vitamin A and E helps rejuvenate skin by repairing and toning while reducing scarring and improving texture.

Virgin, organic and fair-trade Black Caraway Seed oil has been used in cultures throughout Africa, Middle East, West Asia, and Southern Europe and grows abundantly.  With its long and important history in traditional medicine, numerous studies have shown its effect on both wound healing and acne. This powerful oil creates a synergistic blend when combined with calendula and pumpkin seed oil to help modulate inflammation and deeply nourish to strengthen which helps lessen breakouts and improves overall texture.

  • For wound healing, thymoquinone is reported to prevent oxidative injury, act as antioxidants, and prevent membrane lipid peroxidation in tissues. (Study: Yaman I., Durmus A. S., Ceribasi S., Yaman M. Effects of Nigella sativa and silver sulfadiazine on burn wound healing in rats. Veterinarni Medicina. 2010;55(12):619–624.)
  • For acne using 20% of black caraway seed oil extract in lotion, formulation has better efficacy and is less harmful than benzoyl peroxide lotion 5%, which is the basic treatment for mild acne vulgaris. (Study: Hadi N. A., Ashor A. W. Nigella sativa oil lotion 20% vs. benzoyl peroxide lotion 5% in the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2010;9(4):371–376.)

Sunflower Seed Oil protects the skin.  One of the most effective oils at preventing transdermal water loss (TWL) without clogging pores due to the high in linoleic acid profile of this particular varietal.  We source an organic version that is grown and cold-pressed here in the USA.

Ritual

After cleansing and applying a hydrating serum, elixir or hydrosol; warm a few drops of oil in the palm of your hand massage onto face.

Complete the Routine

When blended with the Hyaluronic Acid Serum or Illuminating Exfoliating Serum as part of a microemulsion or underneath the facial oil, it acts as a light moisturizer for oily to normal skin.

Ingredients

89% regionally sourced

cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*^ (and) calendula officinalis flower *^, nigella sativa (black caraway) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*^ and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract*

*organic   |   ^regionally sourced

This gentle oil contains no added essential oils and the scent is natural, earthy and slightly medicinal.

 Carbon footprint consideration: regionally sourced percentage refers to ingredients grown within the west coast of USA and southwest Canada. Where the sourcing is concentrated in Oregon, including our own micro-garden.

6-month freshness guarantee, refer to best buy date on the packaging

If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with your doctor before using herbs. Always do a patch test on your skin before applying it to a large surface. For informational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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