A golden shape-shifter. A nimble traveller. An aromatic companion, with rich blood orange and spicy, earthy notes. From solid to liquid, clear to opaque, cleansing, moisturizing, uplifting and relaxing; an ultra-versatile cleansing & makeup-removing balm that rinses clean, or can be left on skin to soothe and moisturize.
A balm inspired by the simple pleasures that anchor your day. A quiet moment in the early morning, golden light beginning to pour in through the window. Speckles of sparkling dust caught in the sunshine, drifting silently as you sip your coffee and nibble breakfast. The room is quiet, still, before the world wakes up.
This highly nutritious, water-less balm has the unique concept of being both cleanser and moisturizer, making life simple and beautiful (oh, you didn't know all you needed was this balm? Yep!). This delicious, transforming balm melts away daily grime and dirt by disappearing into a cleansing oil on contact with skin, then rinsing away with a milky texture once water is massaged onto skin, replenishing your skin with healthy, antioxidant-rich plant-derived oils and butters, such as linoleic acid-rich pumpkin seed, regenerative sea buckthorn and deeply nourishing organic Shea and mango seed butters. Next, the balm can be used as a moisturizer, alone or with a Stark oil. Create a thick mask for an overnight hydration treatment, apply to dry body parts, use as a lip balm or simply gaze at the balm lovingly... AURORA does it all! Blood orange, turmeric, pettitgrain and wild katrafay are the star essential oils, regenerating cells and deeply cleansing skin from impurities.
Who is it for?:
* Those with very sensitive skin may find this balm a little irritating (although most do not). If you have known sensitivities to citrus oils or coconut oil, this product may not be suitable for you.
There are many ways to use AURORA
1. Use a pea sized amount, and warm between fingers. Massage into dry skin or wet skin and let the nutritious oils and butters be soaked up before gently wiping away with a warm, wet cloth. You will notice a milky emulsion occurs and can be rinsed away clean. You may splash with water if you like, for an extra-clean feel.
2. Again, using a pea-sized amount in the palm of your hand, slowly add a few drops of warm water and emulsify, creating a cleansing OR hydrating lotion!
3. Next, it can be used as a beauty balm moisturizer for face, body, lips and hair! A perfect skin prep under your daily SPF!
This product is preservative-free, so please wash and dry hands before scooping product out and please do not get any water in the jar. Do NOT store jar in the shower or bath. Water and oil are not friends! :) Use a clean teaspoon to scrape a small amount of product out, to prolong the life of your balm even longer. With proper handing, this product can stay fresh for up to 18 months. Use on dry elbows, parched lips or fly-away hair or as a great after-shave balm!
2 oz./ 60 ml or 4 oz./ 120 ml. All our products contain zero synthetic ingredients! Contains NO water...a little goes a LONG way! Vegan, Gluten-free, certified cruelty-free. Packaged in a beautiful glass jar, with our iconic design! Please re-use.
Cocos nucifera oil*, Glycine soja (non-GMO) butter, Butyrospermum parkii butter*, Theobroma cacao (organic cocoa) butter, Mangifera indica seed butter, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate (coconut-derived and ECOCERT approved for organic products)**, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Supercritical CO2) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Tocopherol (non-GMO vit. E), Soy lecithin*, pure essential oils*.
* organic ingredients. ** These are essentially fruit salts and fatty alcohol derived from coconut...sketchy name, but 100% safe and non-irritating.
Blood orange essential oil is not only cleansing and has astringent properties, but is an antioxidant powerhouse, as are turmeric and katrafay. Wonderful for occasionally problematic skin, also gentle enough for dry, sensitive skin. Has a wonderful, fresh aroma that is uplifting and invigorating, with a slightly earthy undertone. This balm smells absolutely mouth-watering. Un-processed Shea butter and raw organic cocoa butter heal, soften and protect skin with a light, natural SPF. Both have a rich history of use in Africa, which is now backed by scientific studies, they are highly healing butters that can undo some of the damage done by the sun. Virgin organic coconut oil, long used in the Ayurveda tradition, has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal .
A fresh-scented defensive shield from the urban elements. Replenishes nutrients lost in skin due to city-living, while strengthening the skin's natural defences. Contains Stark's unique EVERGREEN Complex, an infusion of 7 adaptogenic, collagen-boosting herbs.
Together you ran laughing and hollering from the street corner and leaped over a great puddle and into the park's front gates. Like wild children you ran the gravel paths, winding through the great coniferous trees. The rain comes down so hard it's impossible to pretend that you might make it home dry, and so you playfully kick water from a puddle and watch the stream of water disappear into the falling droplets. Blocks away, traffic rages on. But in this park, you are protected.
Protect your skin from city damage, with these fragrant, nourishing and purifying plant oils and featuring Stark's adaptive, collagen-boosting EVERGREEN complex, which helps fortify skin's natural barrier function and resilience, helps your skin "re-learn" how to function optimally, while gently correcting damage already done.
What it does: Purifies, tonifies, boosts lost essential nutrients skin and defends from harsh city elements (pollution, stress, indoor air, smoke, weather, etc), with a curated blend of oils featuring a now-iconic, unisexy, deep-in-the-conifers scent. It's a "reset" button for those who are concerned about the effects of pollution on the skin. (And honestly? We all should be nowadays.)
What it is: A medium-light oil that absorbs quickly into skin, creating a protective shield from the outside environment, while delivering essential, bio-compatible phyto-nutrients back to the skin, such as squalane.
Who it's for:
After cleansing skin, apply ~2-5 drops to the back of your hand, and use fingertips to lightly dab and press oil into skin. Be a little patient with the dropper bottle, and don't shake or tap it out! (It takes 3 seconds for the oil to travel out of the bottle and onto your palm.) Remember to inhale to reap the aromatherapeutic benefits! Can be worn alone, or under makeup or moisturizer. Can be used morning and night.
Available in 15 ml, 30 ml and 50 ml. All our products contain zero synthetic ingredients! Contains NO water... a little goes a LONG way! When used 1-2 daily, a 30 ml bottle will last on average 12-16 weeks. Packaged in a beautiful glass jar with our iconic design! Please re-use. Vegan, Gluten-free. Certified cruelty-free.
Rice Bran Oil, Stark's EVERGREEN Fusion, Apricot Kernel Oil, Hazelnut oil, Hempseed oil, Broccoli seed oil, Olive Squalane, Vitamin E, Cypress Oil, and pure essential oils.
An ultra-nourishing oil with exquisite, precious ingredients to revive skin. This luxurious blend works overtime to generate a youthful glow... while you catch up on beauty sleep!
Although this is your first time in a citrus grove at dusk, you can't help but feel this distinctly familiar feeling. It must be the scent; a fresh, uplifting floral with both a familiar citrus heart and an earthy warmth that you sense equally by your nose and somewhere deep in your body. "I must have been a Queen who bathed in neroli blossoms in a former life," you muse to yourself as you weave randomly between the stout, knotted trees. Suddenly, you slip on a ripe orange that fell beneath a tree, and although you are pulled down to the ground and feel the wet grass in your hair and the warm earth beneath your body, you are not at all hurt and laugh so hard that tears roll down your face. You have been reminded to slow down, to enjoy the stillness of the evening, to celebrate youthful joy as it comes and to take a deep breath. You look up at the branches overhead, heavy with fragrant fruit, and just beyond, watch the night sky appear, star by star.
A night-time treatment worth falling for, carefully formulated using the most nourishing oils, complete with generous doses of unique lipid superheroes such as tamanu, pomegranate, evening primrose oil, black cumin seed, black currant, seabuckthorn and more. This regenerating oil was created to help soothe, soften and replenish skin using some of the most exquisite oils available for skin that looks restored and younger (but still just as wise).
What it does: Just 5 drops is enough to restore tired skin to a dewy, youthful glow. Each precious oil was selected to regenerate collagen and elasticity in the skin, rebalance pH and barrier function, soften, soothe and heal skin as well as reduce pigmentation marks and scars. Rich in GLAs, palmitoleic acid, anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants, (all of which skin needs desparetely by the age of 30) this is the night time elixir your skin has been crying out for. This is an incredibly luxe oil, if we do say so.
What it is: A medium-rich night-time oil serum that melts and absorbs into skin quickly. Neroli oil, besides being one of the most exquisite (if not THE most exquisite) essential oils available, is also an excellent healing potion for both mind and body. It is calming and relieves anxiety while helping skin to stimulate cell-regeneration which promotes a more youthful appearance. Patchouli helps ground the ethereal scent, and is also helps skin age gracefully.
Who is it for?:
Reverse bottle and hold still for 3 seconds...no tapping or shaking (or, gasp! smacking) of the bottle. Use 5 drops (or more as needed), and press onto your chin, cheeks and forehead, then smooth onto skin in an upward motion (work against gravity...not WITH it.) Please note that some sedimentation can occur.
15 ml/ 30 ml/ 50 ml All our products contain zero synthetic ingredients! Contains NO water...a little goes a LONG way! Vegan, certified cruelty-free. Packaged in a beautiful glass jar, with our iconic design! Please re-use.
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, Ribes Nigrum (black currant) seed oil, Nigella Sativa (black cumin) seed oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) fruit oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (tamanu) seed oil, Avena sativa (oat) oil, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Neroli essential oil, proprietary blend of essential oils, tocopherol.
A cleanser as filled with paradox, as it is with great ingredients: it is ultra-gentle, yet detoxifying and deep-cleansing, with both exfoliation and brightening properties. It is a rich, creamy black gel, yet contains no oils and rinses clean. The scent is somehow both uplifting and refreshing and yet also warming and soothing. Confusing? Perhaps. You'll have to try it to understand ECLIPSE's magic!
Dust stuck to my sweaty face and neck as we hauled our heavy packs into the second tuktuk of the journey. The sun was beginning to set by now, and I couldn't wait to feel a relief from the searing, stifling heat. The faintest breeze came came off the Indian Ocean, and I closed my eyes and clutched onto both my child and the tiny vehicle's "safety" bar as we hauled ourselves through the traffic of downtown Colombo. I couldn't wait to get in the shower, scrub the stickiness and heat off my body and curl up with my book in our hotel. I also couldn't wait to create the cleanser that would make my skin feel instantly detoxified, refreshed and clean but not at all tight and dry. This cleanser is the traveller's saviour.
A gentle, oil-free gel cleanser that is pH-balanced for optimal skin health, and provides a mild, foamy experience. This formula is both nourishing and deeply cleansing, at the same time! It is also mildly exfoliating, thanks to white willow bark, and brightening due to licorice root. A lovely paradox, this pitch-black gel...as it reveals the opposite yet complementary functions of a great cleanse.
Activated coconut charcoal detoxifies and cleanses pores at a very deep level, while white willow bark exfoliates and calms inflamed skin. Licorice root brightens and evens the complexion and cucumber soothes and cools. Colloidal oats nourish the skin with moisture, and birch tree-derived xylitol boosts collagen production. A lovely, refreshing morning cleanse, but just as effective as an end-of-day-please-just-wash-it-all-away kind of cleanser. Lovely cardamom is both cooling and warm (magic!), and balances all doshas.
Who is it for?:
Squirt a dime-sized amount in palm, and massage over damp or dry skin. Let sit for 15-30 seconds, then rinse off with warm water. Pat dry, and follow with a moisturiser (your favourite Stark oil, of course). Toner is not necessary as this is pH balanced, but facial mists are always welcome. :)4 oz./ 120 ml
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, sodium cocoyl isethionate, vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, cetyl alcohol, caprylyl/capryl glucoside, potassium sorbate, colloidal oatmeal, xylitol, activated coconut charcoal, citric acid, xanthan gum, aqueous extracts of cucumber, licorice and white willow bark, grapefruit (citrus grandis) seed extract.
A synergistic mist that purifies and protects the skin from the environment with super-antioxidant ferulic acid and green tea extract, while soothing skin with a double dose of cucumber, purifying with white willow bark and undoing environmental stress with nutritious watermelon extract.
Petrichor is the distinct scent that emanates from the earth after a heavy and much-needed rainfall. It is actually a modern word that means "blood of the stone"... and how does one make a rock bleed? Simply by letting a few tears flow, a long-held outpouring when pregnant clouds finally can no longer bear the weight any longer. Few things offer that sense of renewal and possibility like the scent and the feel of the air after much-needed rain. Dust is rinsed away from sidewalks and buildings, gardens perk up and trees let go of a long-held exhale. It's not just refreshing, it's a promise of renewal.
Calms inflamed skin, protects skin with antioxidants and treats blemishes and promotes healthy looking skin! This POWERFUL mist is not a toner, but a skin tonic, and does not dry out skin (in fact, it's a light humectant and will increase skin's hydration. Rejoice!). This super-juice gently cleanses and exfoliates skin with the salicylic acid found in white willow bark, while aloe and cucumber soothe and cool skin. Ferulic acid, an incredibly potent antioxidant found in nearly every plant seed, boosts the effects of the other antioxidants, like the green tea extract, and the vitamins in the watermelon extract in this formula...and may even work better in the presence of UV! (Be sure to wear SPF anyhow.) Witch Hazel, native to eastern Canada, tones skin, reduces inflammation and irritation and makes pimples vanish. Watermelon extract provides a nutritious burst of vitamins to the skin (with purported UV-repairing properties!). Use after cleansing skin, before moisturizing. Can be washed off or left on. Has a refreshing herbal, slightly citrus scent. Ideal for those living in heavily polluted cities, or for acne-prone skin that over-produces sebum.
Who is it for?:
Spritz on clean, damp skin. One of two sprays is enough! You can let skin absorb in the goodies, or gently blot off with a tissue (or whatever you like.) Apply your favourite facial oil afterwards (which is probably our CY or NL) while skin is still damp for best results.
Aloe Vera Juice, Witch Hazel distillate, Rose Geranium distillate, Cucumber distillate, Stark's EVERGREEN complex, Potassium Sorbate, Ferulic Acid, Watermelon Fruit Extract, Green Tea Extract, Cucumber Extract, White Willow Bark Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, essential oils of vetiver and violet leaf.
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