This stuff is like pure gold. At first I was using it as a serum or light moisturizer, which was ok. But when I started to use it as a facial toner, it was amazing. Tightens, skin feels rich. Love it.
The mysterious Ambrosia del Cerrado Liquid Moisturizer, with an irresistible guava-plus-citrus scent.
What do we mean by a liquid moisturizer? It is much more than a hydrating toner, yet it retains the ultra-light feel of one. This hydrator feels like applying yellow dewdrops that happen to be fully charged with unrefined, whole-food (not isolated or factory-produced “nature identical”) nutrients from the superfood buriti, pequi, and moringa oils.
Our idea was to offer a cross between a hydrating toner and a moisturizer, to deliver lots of moisture without a waxy or overly emollient feel. This format is very appealing for the times when the skin is dehydrated but you don't want oil or an emulsion (lotion or cream) on your face because you want a breathable, light feel. By light, we don’t mean “just a little bit effective”: this moisturizer is highly effective in what it is designed to do; you will be amazed by how much and how quickly your skin can absorb in each single application. We also find that most toners do not do much in terms of hydration beyond the first two seconds after application. This is a toner-moisturizer that actually moisturizes and nourishes.
Now, about the oils chosen for this formula:
Hand-extracted pequi fruit oil from the cerrado savanna in Brazil is a unique extract-like oil that is rich in vitamin C, betacarotene (which the body converts to vitamin A), and vitamins B1 and B2, all promoting firm, supple, even-toned skin.
Buriti oil, also from Brazil, is highly praised for anti-aging results and for improving the appearance of brown spots and scars.
Moringa pod oil further aids moisturization and delivers an incredible range of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients (too many to list all of them here, but for starters, it contains betacarotenes, several B vitamins, selenium, and zinc).
We find that skin care products are amazingly skin-compatible with minimal risk of allergic reactions if the vitamins and minerals are included in the form of pure, fresh plant oils, rather than vitamin powders that come in a plastic bag from a cosmetics ingredients supplier.
There are no fragrances added to this formula, not even essential oils, to allow the unique fruitiness of the pequi fruit to come through. Moringa oil provides a complementary green note.
We chose a Portuguese name for this product to draw attention to the Cerrado area in Brazil, as this beautiful savanna is considered the biologically richest savanna in the world by the Word Wide Fund of Nature.
Earthwise Beauty wants to shine a spotlight on areas of the world that are overlooked or insufficiently known about by the Western world, and that need our attention to protect their natural environment and biodiversity.
We also want to support the indigenous populations of these regions so that their livelihoods will be rewarded and appreciated and their culture will be respected and protected.
To that end, we choose fair trade ingredients from these regions, extracted sustainably by small cooperatives using their traditional tools of choice, and we have chosen some of our product names and designs to provoke our customers’ curiosity about these areas, their natural bounty, and their peoples.
Vegan, certified cruelty free, organic, cold process, no fillers, no water—just aloe, handcrafted, small batch, no fragrance added. A natural preservative was used at a low rate of 0.15%.
For all skin types. Acne, combination, and oily skin types can enjoy hydration without the risk of breakouts or the oily or waxy feel of moisturizers that are too rich for them. Dry and normal skin types will benefit from the nutrients and hydration when using this potion as the first step, before applying a richer cream or facial oil.
Aloe barbadensis whole-leaf cold-press juice*, sustainably wildcrafted cold-press unrefined Caryocar braziliensis (pequi) fruit oil, sustainably wildcrafted cold-press unrefined Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil, sustainably wildcrafted cold-press unrefined Moringa oleifera seed oil, polysorbate 20 (naturally derived), potassium sorbate (natural preservative), natural non-GMO tocopherol (vit. E from sunflowers), xanthan gum, ascorbic acid (vit. C), citric acid.
*Certified organic. Aloe vera certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for purity and content. All our imported hand-extracted plant oils are fair trade. Our Polysorbate 20 is carefully sourced and naturally derived (from cornstarch). According to the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) we received from the manufacturer, there are no impurities or hazardous components in this ingredient. We use Polysorbate 20 in minimal amounts (0.5-1.5%) to emulsify essential oils and carrier oils into an aloe base. Emulsifying of essential oils is important to prevent "pockets" of essential oils in a product, which could potentially be sensitizing. We are aware of recent concerns over the purity of Polysorbates available on the market and are currently testing other naturally derived alternatives.
Use as much as your skin wants to drink in (use generously), day and night on a freshly washed face and neck. Shake the bottle often to re-emulsify. Suitable for use under the eyes. For added benefits consider adding Ferns and Moss Face Serum or your favorite facial oil: simply dispense a single use amount of Ambrosia del Cerrado into a small ceramic mixing bowl and combine with a few drops of your serum or oil to create a moisturizer that is even richer and more nourishing.
Filled to the brim. Freshness guaranteed for 6 months. Full sizes 1 fl. oz. (30 ml) or 2 fl. oz. (60 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.