Manuka Orchid Facial
with pineapple enzyme
made with certified organic argan oil
Bees hold a special place in my heart, as beekeeping is a beloved Vermont family tradition. My grandfather, aunts and cousins have all kept bees, and although I have never kept bees myself, I feel lucky to be surrounded by such nurturing, patient and natureful souls. Easily the most hardworking creatures on earth, bees are truely wonderous and their results are nothing short of miraculous. As healthy as bee products are for our bodies internally, they are equally beneficial externally. We have carefully selected 4 actively beneficial bee products to create the ultimate facial for healthy, radiant skin. All the bee ingredients we use are pesticide-free, chemical-free, and anti-biotic-free. The source of our bee ingredients treats the bees as humanely as possible and keep interference in the bees life to a minimum. Read more on the blog!
Goal: Anti-aging / adult acne treatment / detoxification / nourish
Use: as needed
Skintype: All - especially dry skin prone to dermatitis & eczema, but also skin prone to acne or aging skin. gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Why we love it: smells like a sweet strawberry field full of honeycomb. Skin feels silky smooth after.
Benefits: The Manuka Orchid Facial is an intoxicating concentrated bee facial is an ultra exfoliating, healing, and regenerative, luxury facial. The amazingly strong anti-bacterial properties of bee products will treat acne as well as reduce allergenic skin issues like dermatitis. Bee products are notorious for improving collagen production while promoting skin cell regeneration to reveal youthful, radiant skin. Active and natural fruit enzymes gently exfoliate and resurface your skin to banish pollutants and reveal fresh, radiant skin. Certified organic argan oil, botanical oils and extracts nourish, tone and tighten while gentle kaolin clays remove impurities and increase circulation. The sweet aroma of honey and rich, romantic florals will take you away and kiss your skin with bliss. Seriously, the manuka orchid facial is worth pairing with a fine glass of rose as you wait. This is one of our best acne products and is fantastic for adult acne.
Directions for use:
To cleanse: apply a small dollop of the facial to skin and gently blend with fingertips, rinse with cool water.
To Mask: apply the manuka orchid facial liberally to face and relax as the mask works her magic - it will not dry. Leave on at least 15 minutes and then rinse with cool water - this mask can be left on for several hours but tends to get itchy after an hour.
As we use natural ingredients, color variation is normal from batch to batch. Some natural separation is normal, give it a mix if necessary and store in a cool, dark place.
Ingredients: *Argania Spinosa(argan oil), organic bee propolis, Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, wildcrafted Jasmine Sambac essential absolute oil, wildcrafted plumeria alba(frangipani essential oil), *Citrus aurantium amara(neroli essential oil), Orchidaceae(Orchid extract in fractioned coconut oil), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(ground hibiscus petals), ananus communis(pineapple extract), white kaolin clay, rose clay. * = certified organic
Details and Benefits of Ingredients:
- Argania Spinosa(argan oil) - Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Unrefined, Morocaan. 0 Comedogenic rating
Referred to as liquid gold, it has been prized for it's ability to treat skin and body conditions since before 12 BC. Argan oil is produced from the kernals of the Argan tree which grows in a tiny area of Morocco. High in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and retinol. Combats free radicals which prevents damage of skin cells, is anti-inflammatory, treats acne, wrinkles, dry skin. Sun Protectant, restores elasticity, non-irritating, deeply penetrates skin and is absorbed easily.
- Bee Propolis - raw organic propolis straight from the hive and infused into our argan oil!
Propolis is a resin-like substance made from collected tree resins that are then processed by bees and secreted, much like nectar and honey, and is often referred to as "bee glue." For 5000 years people have used Propolis as natural medicinal and antiseptic aid for healing wounds and acne. This bee adhesive is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory and has huge antioxidant properties which prevent free-radicals that cause aging. Bee propolis is used as a preservative, a deodorant and as a skin-purifying agent. Like other bee products, it encourages tissue repair and regeneration.
- Certified Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey - UMF Rated 15+
Harvested from the remote and pristine hills, forest, and coastal areas of New Zealand by bees that exclusively pollenate the Manuka(Tea Tree) Bush. This Manuka honey has been independently tested and rated to be at least 15+ UMF rating. Manuka is high in the antibacterial methylglyoxal (MG). MG is found in most types of honey in small quantities. However, manuka honey contains up to 100 times more MG than normal honey. Because of it's powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it makes for the ultimate treatment to heal and soothe blemishes. It also helps balance the skin’s pH and contains amino acids which slough away dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear. Manuka honey promotes collagen production, keeping skin looking youthful and firm. And the topper is that Manuka honey draws moisture into the skin. This hydration enhances skin’s elasticity and cell regeneration, as well as promote healing.
- Bee Pollen - the fields, farms, and foothills of Southern California
Bee pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom which are collected by the honey bees and mixed with the bees' digestive enzymes. Bee Pollen is a complete nutrition, a super nutritious, perfect food, these tiny pollens contain almost all the nutrients required by the human body and are enormously rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, beneficial fatty acids, carotenoids, and bioflavonoids which are anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It's also the only plant source of vitamin b12. There are also more than 100 active enzymes present in fresh and unheated pollens. Applied to the skin, pollen is beneficial for healing acne and absorbs damaging free-radicals which cause premature aging while stimulating growth of new tissues. Bee pollen helps to balance the immune system which can reduce inflammation and skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema.
- Royal Jelly - the fields, farms, and foothills of Southern California
Royal Jelly is produced by nurse worker bees for the sole purpose of feeding queen bees and raising new queen bees whom live 4-5 years. Like honey, pollen and wax, Royal Jelly has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, and wound healing properties. Studies have shown that age-defying royal jelly boost collagen production and and skin renewal making for fewer lines, wrinkles and sagginess... it's been used for exactly this purpose since ancient times. This powerful immune-booster reduces inflammation and soothes conditions like dermatitis, dampering dry, itchy, sore, inflamed skin. It is also thought to protect against UVB rays by increasing collagen production - although we don't recommend using this as a sunscreen. Lastly, royal jelly speeds up wound healing, meaning those pesky blemishes will be gone in no time thanks to the anti-bacterial properties.
- Jasminum sambac(Jasmine Sambac essential absolute oil) - Wildcrafted, India, hexane free extracted
Breathing in the scent of jasmine has the power to release feel-good brain chemicals that boost energy as well as reduce anxiety. In addition to Jasmine's sweet smell, it contains potent antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties so it's fantastic at fighting pesky blemishes and aiding skins immunity. It's also high in anti-oxidants that protect skin from free-radical damage which cause premature aging and fades scars and stretch marks. Jasmine increases skin’s elasticity and help balance moisture in the skin to naturally reduce dryness without clogging pores.
- Plumeria alba(frangipani essential oil) - Wildcrafted, France, hexane free extracted
Excellent moisturizer to and calm irritated, dry, and dull skin. Reduces acne outbreaks and redness while calming rashes and eczema. Soothes sensitive skin with it's amazing anti-inflammatory powers.
- Citrus aurantium amara(neroli essential oil) - Organic
Great for mature and sensitive skin, tones complexion, diminishes wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. Regenerative, calming, improves circulation, beneficial for mature skin, wrinkles, oily skin and sensitive skin.
- Orchidaceae(Orchid extract) -
Orchids reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, act as an anti-oxidant that preserves and promotes moisture, soothes and conditions skin. Helps maintain a bright and radiant complexion, orchid extract works to achieve smooth and flawless skin tone.
- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(hibiscus) -
Hibiscus is also known as the "botox plant". One of the most powerful anti-aging plant actives; it’s no wonder Hibiscus is called the ‘Botox plant’. Hibiscus has a magical reputation for increasing skin elasticity. Hibiscus actively combats the aging process by firming and lifting your skin. It is rich in anti-oxidants, evens skin tone, purifies your complexion, excellent moisture booster.
- Ananus communis(pineapple extract) -
Pineapple extract contains bromelaine which is a mixture of protein digesting enzymes which removes dead skin cells and reduces swelling and inflammation. It also softens skin and clears the complexion due to the vitamin c content. Natural fruit enzymes containing alpha hydroxy acids are more gentle on skin then chemical AHAs.
- White kaolin clay -
The gentlest of facial clays, white kaolin is suitable for sensitive skin and gently stimulates circulation wich improves healing. This clay exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and doesnt overdry but is effective against acne. It has disinfectant properties which help heal existing blemishes and prevent new ones and removes impurities from the pores.
- Rose clay -
Rose Clay is a delicate kaolin clay that is perfect for normal to dry and sensitive skin. Excellent for a mild detox, exfoliation and improving skin circulation! It is perfect for treating blothciness, softening the skin and brightening the complexion. It has anti-aging and anti-redness properties and, it is perfect for people with dry skin who need nourishment with minerals and but also to eliminate toxins.