Night Regenerative Balm with Prickly Pear + Vitamin C
Apoterra's wake-up-with-a-glow face balm is antioxidant-rich and contains over 21 active botanicals to nourish, hydrate and replenish the skin. The soft texture melts into an oil on contact with the skin or will emulsify into a cream when applied after a few generous mists of one of a toners.
WHY WE LOVE THIS
When skin needs some deep moisture and nourishment, cupuacu butter, prickly pear,
pomegranate, and rosehip oils work in sync to provide it. Vitamin C and CoQ10 help
repair and protect your skin by improving elasticity and reducing inflammation. You’ll
wake up with a rejuvenated and glowing complexion.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil // Also known as barberry fig oil, this luxurious and nutrient-dense super oil is a powerhouse. It has a higher Vitamin E content than any other oil on the market, making it a potent antioxidant. There is also Vitamin K, known to brighten the skin, belatains (a super-antioxidant), and essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid (omega-6). Prickly pear oil is easily absorbs into the skin, protects against free radicals, refines uneven texture, helps prevent premature aging, provides nutrients, and brightens a complexion. Cupuacu Butter // A rare butter derived from the seeds of the cupuacu tree fruit. It has the amazing ability to attract 240% more water than other butters, so it is intensely hydrating and moisturizing. It absorbs easily into skin to make it more supple and elastic. Rosehip Oil // There isn’t much that this rich oil can’t do. It’s extremely high in essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9, which provide regenerative properties for compromised skin.
Sea Buckthorn Oil // This cold pressed oil has a deep amber color because of its rich
content of the antioxidant beta-carotene. It is also loaded with skin-loving, free radical fighting compounds such as vitamins A, C, E, fatty acids like Omega 3, 6, 9, the very rare
Omega 7, phytosterols, and flavonoids. Some research has shown that sea buckthorn can help reduce sebum production, reduce the occurrence of breakouts, and speed up healing. CoQ10 // A naturally occurring substance present in human cells. When applied topically it works as a barrier to keep free radicals at bay and enhances the skin's ability to regenerate itself. Vitamin C // We use a vegan, oil soluble and stable version of Vitamin C (versus ascorbic acid) called ascorbyl palmitate. This form is readily absorbed into the skin to immediately deliver the multiple benefits of this vitamin deep within the skin. What you get are potent antioxidant activity that can also help improve elasticity by promoting collagen production. Other Vitamin C benefits for skin are helping to fade discoloration and reduce inflammation for a clearer, brighter complexion with less breakouts. Immortelle essential oil // Helichrysum, also known as immortelle or everlasting, is a small yellow flower with amazing healing and regenerative properties. It gets its name from the fact that the blooms never wilt! The essential oil extracted from it is a powerful healer and has cell regenerative properties. Used in synergy with blue chamomile, it creates a powerhouse skin healing combo, great for diminishing redness and speeding the healing of blemishes. This is a wonderful anti-aging and healing ingredient. Turmeric Extract // The vibrant orange root of turmeric is naturally high in curcumin, a potent antioxidant. The root is also well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Sensitive skin types can particularly benefit from Turmeric as it can help alleviate redness, irritation and breakouts. Pomegranate oil // Useful for cell regeneration, anti-aging, and deep moisture. Pomegranate oil is high in flavonoids, antioxidants, and ellagic acid, which helps prevent UV damage. There’s also punicic acid (omega-5) which can calm and soothe inflammation and prevent moisture loss.
HOW TO USE
Apply this precious antioxidant-rich moisturizer at night, indulge in aromatic notes of rock rose and jasmine, and wake up with glowing, brighter skin. It’s like wrapping your skin in a cozy blanket. Massage a small amount of this nutrient-dense balm into the skin after cleansing and toning. For a lighter experience, mist on the Neroli Clarifying Toner before generously applying the balm. It will emulsify into a cream to sink in deeper and faster. Use this balm in place of a moisturizer. Note: Sea buckthorn oil is a magical oil, but it’s deep orange hue can stain fabrics (not skin!). We recommend letting this balm sink in for at least 15 minutes before going to
bed or face planting on a pillow.
Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu)
seed butter, Rosa canina (rosehip) oil*, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*,
Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil* infused with Matricaria recutita (chamomile)*,
Calendula officinalis*, and Symphytum officinale (comfrey)*. Punica granatum
(pomegranate) oil*, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*, Hippophae rhamnoides (sea
buckthorn) oil*, Opuntia ficus indica (prickly pear) seed oil*, Cera flava (beeswax)*,
Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, tocopherols (non GMO vitamin E), Ascorbyl palmitate FCC (vitamin C), Calendula officinalis CO2 extract, Jasminum grandiflorum (jasmine) extract, Curcuma longa (turmeric) extract*, Helichrysum italicum (immortelle) essential oil*, regenerative essential oil blend* *certified organic
When I wake up the next morning my skin looks brighter, softer and more plump plus it smells wonderful. Will definitely repurchase!
In the winter my skin tends to dry out which gives me weird texture and overall dull pale appearance. This overnight balm holds true to its claim... I wake up every morning with glowing, hydrated skin. I'm obsessed with this. It melts like butter in your hands... it's the perfect balm I've been looking to add to my collection.