New product: March 2017.
To celebrate the launch of this extraordinary oil, we sourced a handful of raw healing rubies. You may purchase a bottle of Ruby and a high grade ruby gem to keep forever on your vanity, carry in your pocket, or have it incorporated into a piece of jewelry.
Ruby Facial Oil is fruitiness and antioxidant punch in an extremely lightweight, powerfully hydrating oil base, appropriate for all skin types, from acne-prone and oily to dry, sensitive, and sun-damaged skin.
While this is an incredible multitasking oil when used alone, particularly for daytime use in the warmer seasons, our main goal was to offer a face oil that would work perfectly with Farizad's Veil SPF 30+ Powder. This zinc-oxide-based sunscreen creates a lotion when mixed with a facial oil, and the lotion is lighter and most appealing to use during hot summer months if the oil of choice is just like Ruby: lightweight, hydrating, low on emollients, and a liquid consistency. You can use a generous amount of Ruby and your skin will never feel oily, just more hydrated.
We focused on antioxidant-rich oils, many of which carry their own sun-protective qualities (buriti, pequi), others are wrinkle-reducing and sun-damage-correcting (raspberry, buriti, rosehip, primrose), and there is a large group of noncomedogenic oils particularly recommended for skin types prone to congestion (milk thistle, guava, rosehip, cranberry). Glow is enhanced with pequi and guava oils, skin firmness improved with buriti, pequi, and rosehip oils, skin elasticity enhanced with raspberry, rosehip, and cranberry oils and sunflower-derived vitamin E. Turmeric CO2 extract and whole-plant celery CO2 reduce inflammation.
We began testing this oil early in the summer of 2016, and as usual it took a while to get the multifaceted results that we were after. We tested several suppliers of guava, raspberry, and cranberry oils before we found the freshness, scents, and truly unrefined status that we were seeking. We tested this oil combined with Farizad's Veil Powder in the summer heat of Arizona and Washington and found it offers lasting hydration, fast absorption, and very little weight.
This oil has a very light scent of guava fruit, pequi fruit (which itself reminds us of pineapples and passionfruit), and rosehips with a minimal addition of the bliss-inducing, extremely relaxing mimosa flower. There are no essential oils added making this oil highly suitable for sensitive skin types (the mimosa flower scent component comes from an artisanally prepared absolute, not an essential oils, and is used in an extremely minimal amount: 0.02%). The color is orange, but it is nonstaining.
How does this face oil compare to the other facial oils we offer?
This facial oil is all about hydrating and has a very light, liquid texture. It is a great oil for daytime, especially in spring and summer when many facial oils feel too heavy or oily. If you need more emolliency or more healing components, mix or alternate with Ferns and Moss Serum (for dry, damaged, and mature skin), Green Leaves & Co. Facial Oil (for acne, oily, or combination skin), or Tangerine Skies Facial Oil (for normal to combination skin; firming and a step more emollient than Ruby).
Magical Babassu Facial Oil is the richest among our oils and 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 Oil (where emollients from Magical Babassu will join the antioxidant Ruby for an all-purpose facial oil any time of the year for dry skin).
For sun damage repair, choose Ruby and Ferns and Moss Serum (mixed, layered, or alternating).
Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, fair trade.
For all skin types including acne-prone and sensitive.
Organic Psidium guajava (guava) seed oil (India), organic Silybum marianum (milk thistle) seed oil, Vacinnium macrocarpon (cranberry) oil*, organic whole-fruit Rosa canina (rosehip) oil, Plukenetia volubilis (sacha inchi) seed oil*, Rubus ideaus (raspberry) seed oil*, organic pequi fruit oil, wildcrafted Moringa oleifera seed oil, blue tamanu oil* (India), organic buriti fruit oil, turmeric supercritical CO2 Select extract* (India), vitamin E (from certified non-GMO sunflowers), organic primrose seed CO2 Total extract, organic celery CO2 Total, wildcrafted mimosa flower absolute (artisanally extracted in Grasse, France).
Massage a few drops at a time onto freshly cleaned, still moist face. Rubbing in with fingertips, creating outward, upward circles, will stimulate circulation and enhance absorption. Or, pour a single use amount into a ceramic bowl, add a serving of Farizad's Veil SPF 30+ Powder, and stir to blend into a seamless lotion. Ruby can also be mixed with Nap in the Meadow Face Serum into a complete lightweight moisturizer (mix one use amount at a time).
Filled to the brim. Freshness guaranteed for 6 months. Full sizes 1 fl. oz. (30 ml) or 0.5 fl. oz. (15 ml). Sample 0.25 fl. oz. (7.4 ml).
The raw ruby gems are sourced from India, outstanding healing-gem quality, approximate size 9/16 inch x 9/16 inch x 6/16 inch each. The one you receive if you order your oil with the gem will be very similar to the one featured in the photo, a deep pink-purple color. The gems were purified in sea salt, charged in the sun, and are traveling in a quality brown velvet pouch. The ruby gem enhances personal power, charisma, and confidence; it aids in creative output and enhances leadership qualities. It corresponds to the heart chakra. Cleanse your ruby gem periodically by placing it in high quality unprocessed sea salt periodically and leave it for a few hours. Then leave outside on a beautiful sunny day for a minimum of two hours.
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.