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Brand: Gerlinde NaturalsType: Face Salve / BalmSize: 30mlSkin Type: Normal, dry, dehydrated, mature, stressed or lacklustre skinKey Ingredients: Murumuru Butter, Passionfruit Oil, Seabuckthornl, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Camellia Seed Oil, Calendula
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The ingredients in this face balm from Gerlinde Naturals are known for their benefits on dry and mature skin, including vitamins, minerals A, B, C, E and high linoleic, oleic acid content, Omega 6 plus Omega 9 which help your skin to look more refreshed and healthy.
The butters and oils contain lots of phytosterol which encourages collagen production and regenerates skin tissue. The ingredients are also wonderful for scaly skin and skin toning. This soft golden balm is bursting with powerful ingredients, provides and traps plenty of moisture, protects your skin, yet allows your skin to breathe.
Tip: Can also be used on lips, elbows, heels and anywhere on your body that needs gentle extra care
Directions: You will need very little product per application for your face and neck area. Use gentle outward and upward movements. If you are using this face balm in the mornings, leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes and blot off the residue before you apply your make-up.
A little goes a VERY long way!
Gerlinde Naturals Murumuru Butter Face Balm was awarded the JANEY LOVES 2016 Platinum Awards in Association with the UK Health Radio.
Gerlinde's story behind this face balm:
I formulated this product for all the women who can relate to the same skin problems that I have: very dry, menopausal, sensitive skin.
My own hyper sensitive skin set the highest benchmark for this product and months of trial and error took me through quite some amounts of different combinations of botanical ingredients.
The criteria: The balm had to glide on easily, mustn't be too greasy, had to give the skin a nice healthy glow, soften, moisturis throughout the day and be rich enough as a night moisturiser too, on top of this it had to encourage collagen production and smell nice. It all had to be 'just so'.
One morning in January, I took one of my new formulations, a freshly set balm out of the lab fridge and tried it straight away on my cleansed skin. Oh, I can’t tell you how over the moon I was that this lovely golden balm turned out to be my winner! The silky softness of the balm between my fingers, how it applied and absorbed, the lovely smell and how happy my skin was even in the late afternoon, where I usually could feel my skin tightening, was amazing!
One happy girl and so thrilled to have come up with a skin care product for my customers’ delicate skin to enjoy! Since my 'Eureka' moment in January this product had been trialled by a number of women (and men!) and the feedback is just great!
Murumuru Butter is pressed from the reddish-orange fruits of the astrocaryum murumuru tree. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and bactericide properties and is rich in oleic and linoleic oils. An excellent emollient it helps the skin to retain water by creating a protective film, ideal for dry skin. It will provide long-term moisture.
Passion Fruit Oil also known as maracuja is a soothing and skin softening oil with anti-inflammatory properties, containing lots of minerals and high levels of linoleic acid, ideal for dry and cracked skin
Avocado Oil is obtained from the ripe avocado fruit and is generally expressed from the seed. With a generous amount of palmitoleic acid it supports the health of your skin, is highly nutritious, protecting, regenerating with good levels of Vitamin A, D and E and is a superb emollient for dry skin, transporting active substances into the dermis.
Sea Buckthorn has been traditionally used for a wide range of skin ailments and is revered for its nourishing, regenerative, and restorative actions. The pulp of the berries is a powerhouse, containing lots of vitamins (E, C, B1, B2, K), minerals, essential fatty acids and phytosterol. It as an exceptionally nourishing oil for dry skin and has the ability to promote the regeneration of skin cells.
Jojoba Oil, traditionally held in high regard by Native Americans in the Sonora desert, is as a vital ingredient in this formulation. It will sink rapidly into your skin for extra moisture, allowing your skin to breathe, and can significantly soften your skin by reducing transepidermal water loss.
Cocoa Butter is the edible natural fat of the cocao bean (Theobroma Cacao), separated during the process of making chocolate and cocoa powder. Cocoa butter gives softness, nourishment, and protects the skin with a barrier against water loss.
Camellia Seed Oil has been recognised for centuries in Japan for its highly restorative and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It is said to be responsible for the peachy skin and long nails of Japanese women. It is also known for being one of the most rapidly absorbed oils yet has an outstanding moisture retaining ability without clogging pores. Camellia Seed is high in Vitamin A, B, C and E and Oleic Acid, giving it excellent skin conditioning properties, protecting your skin from drying out while replenishing with vital nutrients and calms easily irritated skin.
Herbalists value Calendula as a healer and it has been widely used as a remedy since ancient times. It is an infusion of marigold flowers and has been applied topically in popular medicine for slow healing wounds, bed sores, bruises, cuts, scratches, inflammations, eczema, ulcers and burns. Calendula is also recognised as an effective astringent and therefore has a tightening effect on the skin.
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