It is earthy, nutty, incredibly smooth and velvety, deeply nourishing without feeling heavy or greasy at all. It absorbs quickly and deeply and keeps my skin soft and supple. I totally agree with what you said about it being grounding yet spiritually uplifting, that's exactly how I feel—grounded yet so expansive. I don't have enough words to describe how it makes me feel.
Creamy, velveteen, light-feel Magical Babassu Facial Oil is all about hydrating, softening, and smoothing the skin without the heavy or oily feel of some richer, thicker face oils meant for drier or more mature skin types. We recommend this oil as your first choice among our products for stubbornly dry or rough facial skin for all ages.
The scent of this facial oil comes foremost from the undeodorized, virgin babassu oil, which is a little nutty and earthy. Then, softer, sweet florals have been added in a small amount: forest-honey-like, delicate mimosa, and aquatic, fresh pink lotus (I take a whiff of my properly diluted pink lotus and want to swoon).
Tobacco absolute derived from the leaves and processed to be nicotine free is a highly praised ingredient in perfumery, as it lends a rich, complex, leathery, moist-sweet natural fragrance element that has, in my experience, grounding aromatherapy benefits; it makes one's spirit feel full and complete. Haitian vetiver is a root whose scent I would describe as “dry bark and roots” (in a good way). Calming to the spirit, the vetiver anchors the elusive, more fleeting scents of pink lotus and mimosa.
The key ingredient here is hand-extracted, cold-press, unrefined babassu oil from Brazil, with its light and powdery feel, "dry butter" consistency, meltability on contact with the skin, and powerful redness- and dryness-reducing properties. This unique oil-butter heals and soothes, relieves itching or other discomfort, and also has gentle antibacterial properties, rendering it noncomedogenic (appropriate for acne-prone or pore-clogging-prone skin types).
Babassu oil is also often described as slightly cooling, and this quality makes this ingredient perfect for a range of inflammatory skin conditions, from eczema to rosacea and psoriasis. It minimizes pores and decreases puffiness.
Brazil nut oil, with its exceptionally high linoleic acid content, is highly beneficial for the care of wrinkled, mature, neglected, and dry to very dry skin. It is also rich in vitamins E, A, B, and C as well as many minerals, especially selenium. It nourishes on a deeper level and improves firmness, and helps the skin to recover its healthy coloring over time.
Sacha inchi from Chile is highly praised for its skin compatibility and high content of Omega 3s. It is a thinner oil that is very hydrating and wrinkle reducing. Sacha inchi provides a high moisture factor, complementing the emollient and skin-tissue-healing components of Magical Babassu.
Pracaxi pod oil is a sacred healing oil known in the Amazon rainforest as “jungle suture” because it regenerates and repairs skin tissue powerfully and quickly. It improves the appearance of scars and is anti-acne.
Our Fair Trade shea butter from West Africa (totally unrefined and hand-extracted) penetrates dry skin well and, again, feels more powdery than oily. Shea butter softens the skin, improves its elasticity, repairs, and protects from environmental factors (including even some natural built-in SPF). While using shea butter alone is not feasible because it stays quite hard at room temperature, as a component of a facial oil, it lends the oil body, incredible nonoily creaminess, and its skin-healing benefits.
The consistency of Magical Babassu will range from almost liquid to semi-solid depending on your ambient temperature. Make sure to store it inside a cabinet to protect the precious unrefined oils from light.
How does this face oil compare to the other facial oils we offer?
Magical Babassu Facial Oil is the most emollient of our facial oils. It is most appropriate for dry to very dry skin, winter skin, and eczema, alone or mixed with Ferns and Moss Serum (for maximum healing and repair) or Ruby Facial Oil (for added phytonutrients and firming benefits).
Magical Babassu is two steps more emollient than Green Leaves & Co. or Tangerine Skies Facial Oil. If you are deciding between Magical Babassu and Ferns and Moss Serum, choose Magical Babassu if dryness and sensitive skin are your top concerns, but choose Ferns and Moss Serum if you are foremost seeking healing and repair. For dry and damaged or dry and mature skin, we highly recommend having both Magical Babassu and Ferns and Moss Oils on hand and using them a drop, a few drops, or a whole layer at a time, alternating or mixing them with each other, and using to enrich your moisturizers and masks.
Certified cruelty free, vegan, cold process, handcrafted, fair trade.
For all skin types, especially dry to very dry, reddened or inflamed, allergy-prone, sensitive, normal, and combination. Most acne-prone skin types should find this oil noncomedogenic.
Organic cold-press unrefined Attalea speciosa (babassu) seed oil (Brazil), organic cold-press unrefined Bertholletia excels (Brazil) nut oil, wildcrafted cold-press unrefined Butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut kernel butter†, organic cold-press unrefined Plukenetia volubilis (sacha inchi) seed oil (Chile), organic cold-press unrefined Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) pod oil (Brazil), natural non-GMO tocopherol (vit. E from sunflowers), wildcrafted hexane-free Nelumbo nucifera (pink lotus) flower absolute (India), wildcrafted Acacia decurrens var. dealbata (mimosa) flower absolute (France), Vetiveria zizanioides (vetiver) root absolute (Haiti)*†, ethically farmed Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco) leaf absolute (nicotine free, hexane free).
*Certified organic. †Certified Fair Trade.
Massage a small amount of the Magical Babassu Facial Oil onto freshly cleaned, still moist face, ideally over a facial oil primer such as our Carrot-a-Day Face and Eye Serum (an aloe-based primer will merge with the oil and facilitate its absorption). Use day and night or just at night, more if you feel drier and less if your skin is moderately dry (oily zones can be omitted entirely). Also safe to use around the eyes and on the lips, eyebrows, neck, and décolleté. Feel free to add a very small amount along with warm water to your dry face cleanser, scrub, or mask. An easy-to-use glass dropper will be included with your order to make for simpler application of this product when liquid.
Freshness guaranteed for 6 months. Full size 1.2 fl. oz. (35 ml). Sample 0.25 fl. oz. (7.4 ml).
Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time. But most products have a sample size option for purchase, so we encourage you to buy a sample first to ensure that the product suits your skin's needs and that you enjoy the texture, fragrance, and healing properties.