Because your whole body gets a lot of wear and tear, especially elbows, knees and neck.
• Delivers the essential fatty-rich oils your body needs to retain moisture and combat aging.
• Calms and balances with the scents of luxurious rose and neroli essential oils.
• A makeover for your skin and your senses—rough patches disappear, cracked skin heals and essential oils delight.
Needless to say extracting oils from an apricot kernel or watermelon seed is no easy feat. But we insist on using them in our Body Oil, Rose + Neroli because they return elasticity and pliability to the skin by either staying on the skin’s surface or being absorbed into the lower layers of the epidermis to act as a lubricant.
Apricot Kernel Oil This oil is rich in oleic and linoleic acids, plus fatty acids that contain vitamins A and E, and other essential nutrients for the skin. Linoleic acids provide moisturizing properties that plump cells and protect against moisture loss.
Squalene Squalene (from olives) closely resembles sebum which is the protective oil secreted by the skin. This very emollient, healing oil penetrates into layers of the stratum corneum to reduce flaking and soothe and soften cracked skin. It also provides essential nutrients that encourage cell turnover and moisture retention.
Watermelon seed oil Thanks to its light texture and moisturizing capabilities, watermelon seed oil is highly desirable in body oil formulations. It’s highly nourishing and absorptive and even helps the body to eliminate toxins through the skin, all without leaving a greasy feel. Rich in EFAs that restore skin’s elasticity, it’s excellent for mature skin.
All Ingredients Armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, persea americana (avocado) oil*, prunus citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, vegetable squalene (from olive oil), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin*, rosa damascena (rose) essential oil, citrus aurantium (neroli) essential oil, rosa centifolia (rose) essential oil, helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), pelagonium graveolens (rose geranium) essential oil, curcuma longa rhizome (curcuma) essential oil
% of organic ingredients: 88%
No Harmful Ingredients No harmful chemicals, no waxes that can clog pores, no water that can evaporate and dry out your skin, and no nut oils that can go rancid with UV exposure.
Shake well before use and keep in a cool place. Massage onto the body while skin is still moist. If irritation develops discontinue use and consult a physician.
Many people are reluctant to use oils because they think oil clogs pores, but in fact oil is the best way to deep cleanse: Oil cleans pores because oil dissolves oil. Our skin thrives on oil. In fact, waxes—not oils, are a major cause of skin congestion.
Applying oils to the skin without the interference of a wax barricade gives your skin the essential fatty acids it needs to stay healthy. These fatty acids, called lipids, are part of the environmental protection barrier that prevents outside elements, among them the sun, wind and pollution, from assaulting the skin and compromising its integrity. Oils also work wonders for restoring elasticity and keeping your skin hydrated. Oils actually penetrate into clogged pores and break up congested matter—because oils dissolve oils.
At Marie Veronique, we prefer oils to lotions because the small lipid particles penetrate past the epidermal barrier to deliver nutrients to deeper layers of the skin. This means that a very high concentration of therapeutic ingredients can reach the dermal layer where skin renewal takes place.