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Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Balancing Act | Intensif Serum No. 2

Balancing Act | Intensif Serum No. 2

This concentrated Omega-3 and Omega-6 skin serum will balance combination and oily-prone skin, soothe inflammation, and reduce pore congestion. This lightweight blend of raw oils infuses oily and acne-prone skin [more] [more] with the exact nutrients they lack - skin-soothing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids - for a matte, clear complexion. . Gently astringent Guava seed soothes and gently tightens the skin, while Peruvian Sacha Inchi strengthens and rebuilds the skin's natural protective barrier and Borage flower helps to regulate hormonal imbalances and calm the appearance of inflammation. [less]
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Wabi-Sabi Botanicals Balancing Act | Intensif Serum No. 2
Ingredients explained

Also-called: Guava Oil;Psidium Guajava Seed Oil | What-it-does: emollient

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Also-called: Sacha Inchi Seed Oil;Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil | What-it-does: antioxidant, emollient, moisturizer/humectant

An emollient plant oil coming from the Sacha Inchi plant from the Colombian Amazon.

Similar to other plant oils, it's loaded with nourishing and moisturizing fatty acids: it's especially rich in α-Linolenic acid (42-49%) and linoleic acid (32-38%) and contains less oleic acid (9-14%). It also contains a decent amount of antioxidant vitamin E (200 mg/kg).

Also-called: Borage Seed Oil, Starflower Seed Oil;Borago Officinalis Seed Oil | What-it-does: soothing, emollient

We feel that this one is a bit under the radar probably because the Borage plant is not very well known. Maybe because its name isn't as cool as some others, it's hard to compete with kukui or baobab, not to mention murumuru. But let us tell you when it comes to skin care, borage seed oil is one of the best oils that can happen to your skin. Especially, if it's dry, sensitive, easily irritated, often itchy or eczema prone. 

So what is so special about it? It is the richest known plant source of the super important essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is soothing and nourishing, and can repair even severely dry and irritated skin, but it's pretty rare and borage contains by far the most of it (17-28%). Next to GLA, it also contains more common fatty acids, like linoleic (36%), oleic (18%) or palmitic acid (10%). 

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If your skin is dry and sensitive, this one is totally for you. 

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An emollient plant oil that contains nourishing fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E. It's especially rich in α-Linolenic acid (42-49%). [more]
what‑it‑does soothing | emollient
The richest known plant source of super important essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is soothing and nourishing, and can repair even severely dry and irritated skin. [more]