Because each of our formulas is designed to function in a specific way – separately and in combination with others, we have chosen the essence of certain aromatic plants to further their action. Blending them together actually intensifies their effectiveness. Our formulas are BIOAVAILABLE – meaning, your body knows exactly what to do with them to bring radical change to the skin. We believe that artisan skincare truly is an art form that creates a special synergy between formulas and the skin.
CHAPARRAL / larrea tridentata
BRIGHTENS + STRENGTHENS + SOFTENS
Chaparral has naturally occurring antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-protozoan properties. It contains high levels of Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (NDGA), a very powerful antioxidant. These potent properties eliminate acid-forming microbes that cling to the surface tissues, thus preserving the skin’s natural barrier. It guards against rough patches, lesions, red areas, age spots and inflammatory breakouts.
WILD DESERT SAGE / artemisia tridentata
POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT + RICH IN VITAMIN C
The foliage of sagebrush is rich in Artimitin, a powerful disinfectant and antiseptic rich in Vitamin C. So rich in Vitamin C in fact, that except for rose hips, there is no greater source found anywhere in North America’s deserts. Sage’s antiseptic and disinfectant properties combine with the antioxidant power of Vitamin C to create a germ-free environment to reduce harmful ions and prevent free radical formation.
UTAH JUNIPER BERRIES / juniperus utahensis
REDUCES PUFFINESS + PURIFIES + SMOOTHES
The berries of the Utah Juniper are best known for their antiseptic (elimination of micro-organisms), aromatic, diaphoretic, diuretic (increases cellular fluid exchange) and rubefacient (increased blood circulation) qualities. The combination of these amazing qualities removes unwanted waste and fluids from the underlying tissues when applied topically, reducing puffiness and smoothing lines and wrinkles.