Creamy, velveteen, light-feel Magical Babassu Face Oil is all about hydrating, softening, and smoothing the skin without a heavy or oily feel. This medium-weight oil is very lightly scented with fresh white and pink lotus (I take a whiff of my properly diluted pink lotus and want to swoon), along with hints of forest-honey-like, delicate mimosa and nutty virgin babassu oil. Other subtle undertones come from tobacco absolute, derived from the leaves and processed to be nicotine free, which lends a complex, leathery, moist-sweet natural fragrance and has grounding aromatherapy benefits—it makes one's spirit feel full and complete—as well as Haitian vetiver, which anchors the scents of the more floral 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.
The formula also includes a tiny amount of Fair Trade shea butter from West Africa. Totally unrefined and hand-extracted, it feels more powdery than oily, and penetrates dry skin well to soften it, improve its elasticity, repair damage, and protect from environmental factors like sun damage.
The consistency of Magical Babassu will range from almost liquid to semi-solid depending on your ambient temperature.
If you are wondering which face oil is the right choice for you:
Magical Babassu Face Oil is relatively the most emollient of our facial oils. It is a creamy, medium-weight oil for normal to dry skin, and is ideal for sensitive and winter skin. We also offer three other face oils to suit a wide range of skincare needs: Ruby Face Oil, Ferns and Moss Face Serum, and Black Locust Firming Concentrate.
Ruby Face Oil is one of our bestsellers, a light antioxidant-rich oil that absorbs fast, is noncomedogenic, and feels very light even on a hot and humid day. It is one of our top choices for sun damage repair and for scar healing.
Ferns and Moss Face Serum is a highly concentrated product whose rejuvenative properties will be best perceived and appreciated by mature, dry, and damaged skin types. It is quite a rich, thick, satisfying oil.
Black Locust Firming Concentrate is another rich yet noncomedogenic oil. Black Locust was created specifically for skin with signs of aging; it is firming, rejuvenative, and wrinkle-reducing.
Ferns and Moss Serum and Black Locust Firming Concentrate are thicker oils that contain anti-acne ingredients. Ruby is the lightest and fastest absorbing of our oils, and Magical Babassu is the most creamy and most soothing.
For dry and damaged or dry and mature skin, you may want to test all our oils. Ruby is most popular in the summer months and Magical Babassu, Ferns and Moss, and Black Locust are most popular in the colder months. Magical Babassu is much loved for its creamy feel, light smooth scent, and versatility. Many customers alternate two of our oils to provide the skin with a wide range of nutrients.
This is such a workhorse product . . . The scent is extremely alluring, I would be very hard-pressed to think that anyone wouldn't like the way this smells. I find it to be kind of like a cashmere blanket; it puts a very comfortable layer of moisture on the skin.
- Mercedes, @lamouretlamusique
For all skin types, especially normal, combination, and moderately dry. Most acne-prone skin types should find this oil noncomedogenic.
Cold-press unrefined Attalea speciosa (babassu) seed oil†, cold-press unrefined Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil) nut oil†, cold-press unrefined Butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut kernel butter†, cold-press unrefined organic Plukenetia volubilis (sacha inchi) seed oil, cold-press unrefined Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) pod oil†, cold-press unrefined Sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil*, cold-press unrefined Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) seed oil (organic whenever available), tocopherol (vit. E, from non-GMO sunflowers), Acacia decurrens var. dealbata (mimosa) flower absolute†, Vetiveria zizanioides (vetiver) root absolute*, Nelumbo nucifera (lotus) flower absolute†, ethically farmed Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco) leaf absolute (nicotine free).
*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.
All absolutes are hexane free whenever available.
Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch. Gluten free.
Shake periodically to remix. Massage a few drops or more into freshly cleansed, moist skin day and night. Use alone or over a facial oil primer—an aloe-based primer will merge with the oil and facilitate its absorption. Use more if you feel drier and less if your skin is moderately dry (oily zones can be omitted entirely). This serum can be used on the face, neck, décolleté, and under eyes. Store away from direct light exposure to protect the unrefined oils from light.
Full size 15 ml (0.5 fl oz); travel/sample size 5 ml (0.17 fl oz).
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.