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Earthwise Beauty Ambrosia do Cerrado Liquid Moisturizer- (NO ESSENTIAL OILS)

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The Story

The mysterious Ambrosia do Cerrado Liquid Moisturizer, with an irresistible guava-plus-citrus scent, feels like applying brightening yellow dewdrops that are fully charged with unrefined, whole-food (not isolated or factory-produced “nature identical”) nutrients from the superfood buriti, pequi, and moringa oils.

The idea was to create a formula that would be truly nourishing, yet ultra-light and breathable at the same time, to deliver a bright, radiant glow and lots of moisture without a waxy, heavy, or overly emollient feel. This format is very appealing for the times when the skin is dehydrated but you don't want oil or an emulsion (lotion or cream) on your face because you prefer a lighter feel. By light, we don’t mean “just a little bit effective”: this moisturizer is highly effective in what it is designed to do; you will be amazed by how much and how quickly your skin can absorb in each single application.

We chose a Portuguese name for this product to draw attention to the Cerrado area in Brazil, as this beautiful savanna is considered the biologically richest savanna in the world by the Word Wide Fund for Nature. Earthwise Beauty wants to shine a spotlight on areas of the world that are overlooked or insufficiently known about by the Western world, and that need our attention to protect their natural environment and biodiversity.

We also want to support the indigenous populations of these regions so that their livelihoods will be rewarded and appreciated and their culture will be respected and protected. To that end, we choose fair trade ingredients from these regions, extracted sustainably by small cooperatives using their traditional tools of choice, and we have chosen some of our product names and designs to provoke our customers’ curiosity about these areas, their natural bounty, and their peoples.

Benefits

Despite its deceptively light feel, this moisturizer is deeply hydrating and nourishing, and also has an overall brightening effect. The carefully-sourced oils chosen for this formula include:

Hand-extracted pequi fruit oil: This unique, extract-like oil from the Cerrado savanna in Brazil is rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A), and vitamins B1 and B2, all of which promote firm, supple, even-toned skin. The high vitamin C content makes pequi fruit oil a top choice for lightening skin discolorations as well as encouraging a brighter, more vibrant, youthful-looking complexion.

Buriti oil: Also from Brazil, this oil is highly praised for its anti-aging results. Like pequi fruit, buriti oil is an excellent source of beta-carotene, a natural antioxidant, as well as vitamins E and A. This makes it a natural emollient, and an extremely effective choice for improving the appearance of brown spots, scars, and sun damage. Together, these two oils can significantly improve the appearance of dull, pasty, or dry skin, and contribute to an overall radiant, healthy glow. 

Moringa pod oil: Another nutrient-rich powerhouse, moringa is an especially hydrating oil that also delivers an incredible range of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients (too many to list all of them here, but for starters, it contains beta-carotenes, several B vitamins, selenium, and zinc).

We find that skin care products are amazingly skin-compatible with minimal risk of allergic reactions if the vitamins and minerals are included in the form of pure, fresh plant oils, rather than vitamin powders that come in a plastic bag from a cosmetics ingredients supplier.

This liquid emulsion-type moisturizer contains no emulsifiers, and there are no fragrances added, not even essential oils, to allow the unique fruitiness of the pequi fruit to come through. Moringa oil provides a complementary green note.


​A unique unique hybrid of toner and moisturizer, or as I like to call it, My Cheerful Sunshine. For summer, I loved Ambrosia under my makeup . . . it’s uber light and absorbs instantaneously. The beauty of this consistency is that it can be paired or mixed with anything at all. I’ve tried this with Nap in the Meadow and for me they are the power couple. The scent is something to revel in; bright, cheerful, citrusy notes. I believe this is an outstanding product for those with sensitivity to essential oils, because there are none.

– Binita, hiddenharmonyworld.com

 

Skin Types

For all skin types. Contains no emulsifiers or essential oils, making it suitable for the most sensitive skin. Acne-prone, combination, sensitive, and oily skin types can enjoy hydration without the risk of breakouts or the oily or waxy feel of moisturizers that are too rich for them. Dry and normal skin types will benefit from the nutrients and hydration when using this potion as the first step, before applying a richer cream or facial oil

Ingredients

Cold-press whole-leaf Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, cold-press unrefined Caryocar braziliensis (pequi) fruit oil†, cold-press unrefined Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil†, cold-press unrefined Moringa oleifera seed oil† or *, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, tocopherol (vit. E from non-GMO sunflowers), potassium sorbate (natural food-grade preservative), xanthan gum, ascorbic acid (vit. C), citric acid.

*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.

Aloe certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for purity and content. 

Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch, no fragrance added. Gluten free.

Directions

Shake well and apply generously onto freshly washed face or over your aloe-based serum of choice. Most skin types will benefit from following immediately with an emollient moisturizer, facial oil, or balm. Ideally REFRIGERATE to protect freshness and enhance the cooling, refreshing, and depuffing properties.

Full sizes 50 ml (1.7 fl oz) and 30 ml (1 fl oz); travel/sample size 5 ml (0.17 fl oz).

Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time. But most products have a sample size option for purchase, so we encourage you to buy a sample first to ensure that the product suits your skin's needs and that you enjoy the texture, fragrance, and healing properties.