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SMOOTH OPERATOR / Unfolding Face Balsam
Unfolding Face Balsam zero essential oils.
Size: 15 ml
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Ritualistic moments of softening edges.
Time slows right down with this sultry unguent that smoothes and softens everything: folds, lines, edges, cracks, tension, mood, temper…
I created this composition as an Ode to artisan coffee and it’s incredible contributions to healthy, smooth, strong, unfolded skin. It is also an homage to our friend Paul Geshos of Mecca Coffee and his beautiful work with small ethical coffee farmers and collectives around the world. The knowledge and dedication of everyone to the whole process, the quality and ritual is mind blowing.
Both the ‘silver skin’ coffee husk and dried ‘Cascara’ coffee cherry are byproducts of Paul’s artisanal coffee creation, and I’m so grateful to be allowed to phoenix them as SMOOTH OPERATOR.
Sun-infused extracts of ‘Cascara’ coffee cherry and ‘Silver skin’ coffee husk pair with unrefined green coffee seed oil and roast coffee bean oil to deliver the whole spectrum of this magical fruit most of us consume daily – a simply habitual moment for some, a deeply ritualistic moment for others. For Christo and I, having coffee together every morning is a moment when time stands still, surfaces become smooth, edges soften, and infinite possibilities unfold.
Unrefined Maracuja seed oil, Cranberry seed oil, Chia seed oil, Passionflower extract, Marshmallow extract, Vanilla extract, Bacuri Butter and Beeswax help hydrate, plump, maintain hyaluronic acids, stabilize collagen and amplify all of Coffee’s skin smoothing properties.
ZERO ESSENTIAL OILS
To let the aromas and fragrances of my extracts and oils unfold naturally, I have chosen to add zero essential oils to any of our KAIROS MOMENT compositions. This means their energetic ethereal body charge is much more subtle and comes from the naturally occurring, non-isolated essential oils within the plant matter like seeds, fruit, flowers, leaves, bark, etc. I am extracting into biodynamic Olive oil. The aroma of these very complex compositions is oscillating, specific, momentous – Kairological.
A KAIROS MOMENT CAPSULE COLLECTION
MOMENTOUS. LUCID. FUN.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” ~William Blake Kairos Time – as opposed to Chronos time, is non-linear. Kairos time does not get measured, does not run to schedules. It is the cyclic time of the soul, divine sparks of new directions, aha-moments of deep insights, transformative decisions, inspired creations, and, most importantly, of floating idleness. Kairos moments arise in stillness and appear in the eye of storms. When our Chronos-time bound ego falters, when we surrender our self to Nature, it finds our wounded openings and pours light into all our cracks. Kairos moments are transcendental, magical,
I created our vivid new compositions during our very own Kairos moment in 2020, when time stood still for all of us. And in that elastic pause between inhale and exhale we got to play, explore and make some skincare magic.
An Ode to Now.
Johanna + Christo xx
Use in the morning to wake up and smooth the shadows of the night right off your face.
Great to use daily or alternate with any other composition from the KAIROS collection. Or mix and match if you’re game – this is your moment!
Massage a few drops into still damp, clean skin every morning, using your ring fingers starting from the eyes. Your ring fingers have the lightest touch of all your digits and won’t pull your skin.
Layer under PRECIOUS FACE ELIXIR and/or ELEMENTAL DAY SILK if desired. We recommend using our compositions for a few weeks exclusively to harness it’s potency and gently transition your skin into it’s new, natural and healthy state.
Size: 15 ml
COFFEA ARABICA (GREEN COFFEE) SEED OIL* Brazil. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
COFFEA ARABICA (ROASTED COFFEE) BEAN OIL* Brazil. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
SILVER SKIN’ COFFEA ARABICA (ROASTED COFFEE HUSK) EXTRACT^. ‘Mamut, Huila’, Colombia/ ‘Finca Santa Elisa’, Guatemala. Wildcrafted. Hand-picked, dry-roasted husk from whole coffee beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
‘CASCARA CHERRY’ COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE FRUIT) EXTRACT^ Gakenke District, Rwanda. Wildcrafted. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole cherries, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT*. Daintree Rainforest, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
IN OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL**. Victoria, Australia. Certified Demeter biodynamic, Small batch cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin.
SALVIA HISPANICA (CHIA) SEED OIL* Amazon. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
PASSIFLORA EDULIS (MARACUJA) SEED OIL* Ecuador/Peru. Certified organic/Wildcrafted. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL* USA. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA (PASSIONFLOWER) FLOWER EXTRACT^ Kangaroo Valley, Australia. Wildcrafted. Hand-picked, sun-cured flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT* Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, sun-cured roots, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
PLATONIA INSIGNIS (BACURI) SEED BUTTER^ Amazon, Brazil. Wildcrafted. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.
YELLOW BEESWAX (CERA)* Blue Mountains, Australia. Wildcrafted from warre-style hives. Unrefined.
HARMONISING CHARGE ‘SACRED TRINITY BLEND’
BOSWELLIA FREREANA (FRANKINCENSE ‘MAYDI’, KING OF FRANKINCENSE) RESIN EXTRACT, Somalia. Certified organic. / BOSWELLIA SACRA (ROYAL HORAJI WHITE ‘SACRED’ FRANKINCENSE) RESIN EXTRACT^. Oman. Certified organic. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) RESIN EXTRACT* Somalia. Certified organic. Yemen. Wildcrafted. / COMMIPHORA WILDII (‘OMUMBIRI’ NAMIBIAN MYRRH) RESIN EXTRACT Namibia. Wildcrafted. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
24 KARAT GOLD”, Germany. Non-Nano. Cert cosmetic/food grade. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.
ALL EXTRACTS ARE SUN-INFUSED BY US IN CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC OLIVE OIL.
*Organic **Demeter biodynamic ^wildcrafted/non-gmo/chemical free “non-nano.
WARNING – The safety of this product has not been determined.
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