CYPRESS purity + defense oil
Spruce up...with Cypress oil!
Together you ran laughing and hollering from the street corner and leapt 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, kicking pine cones playfully at one another.
The rain comes down so hard it's impossible to pretend that you might make it home dry, and so you kick water from a puddle and watch the stream of water disappear into the falling droplets.
As suddenly as it started, the sun comes roaring through the clouds. A sunshower! Being totally swept up by the moment, you twirl and hug, smelling clean, damp skin, an intoxicating, sweet musk and the pure woodsy scent of the cypress trees around you.
Blocks away, traffic rages on. But in this park, you are protected from the outside world.
Protect your skin from city damage, with these fragrant, nourishing and purifying plant oils (but perfect for the country, too!). This antioxidant-rich facial oil contains 5 powerful yet light plant oils, with a refreshing blend of essential oils that decongest skin and regulate sebum production. We also use plant resins that give this oil a deep green woodsy scent, that finishes with a light, citrus and vanilla-like scent on the skin.
This oil is quickly absorbed and lighter than other facial oils. Also, makes a fantastic after-shave oil for men. Ideal for combination, "normal" and acne-prone skin who want to balance oil production and protect against environmental damages. This facial oil can be worn alone, or under moisturizer and/or makeup.
How to Use
After cleansing skin, apply ~2 drops to the back of your hand, and use fingertips to lightly dab and press oil into skin. Remember to inhale to reap the aromatherapeutic benefits!
Can be worn alone, or under makeup or moisturizer. Can be used morning and night. Remember to replace the cap tightly after use!
Although beneficial to all skin types, those with combination or occasionally problematic skin will find this oil to have the greatest impact on their overall complexion.
*NB: Pregnant women should not use this product, as Cypress cannot be used the first 5 months and Clary Sage is not recommended during pregnancy. If you're pregnant and have been using this product, simply stop using it until after birth. Also, congrats!
- 1 oz./ 30 ml
- All our products contain zero synthetic ingredients!
- Contains NO water... a little goes a LONG way! When used 1-2 daily, this bottle will last on average 12-16 weeks.
- Vegan, Gluten-free, certified cruelty-free.
- Packaged in a beautiful glass jar with our iconic design! Please re-use.
Rice Bran Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Argan Nut Oil, Vitamin E, Cypress Oil, Bergamot Oil, and pure essential oils.
- Cypress oil helps purify pores while conditioning skin to a silky softness, and has purported cell-renewal properties. It helps regulate sebum (facial oil) production, which helps diminish break-outs. Bergamot essential oil helps soothe skin irritations. Both of these essential oils are used by aromatherapists to create a sense of calm, and Cypress is known to help people through times of transition (we're guessing it's useful for job interviews and getting stuck in traffic as well). (NB. We use bergaptene-free Bergamot, so this oil will not make skin photo-sensitive.)
- Rice Bran oil has been shown to improve microcirculation in the skin, and is rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E and oryzanol, and squalene which helps support collagen. Research also suggests that the oil can help skin reduce absorption of UV rays, lessening the aging effects of the sun. Traditionally, it has been used as a natural SPF, and is said to be one of Japan's best-kept beauty secrets (until now, that is!).
- Camellia seed oil and Argan oil are beautiful, light oils that are rich in antioxidants that rejuvenate and revitalize dull, tired skin.
- Sweet almond oil and Apricot kernel oil both benefit all skin types, are easily absorbed and are highly nourishing, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Both oils leave skin soft and well conditioned.
Beauty Huile praises the unique beauty of Stark’s Cypress Purity + Defense Oil here.
"Since I started using the Cypress oil, I've noticed age/sun spots are fading. Kudos to you Stark."
"A one-stop shop for all of your skin needs, Cypress Purity + Defense Oil purifies pores, reduces irritation, improves natural microcirculation, lessens the aging effects of the sun and improves dull, tired skin."
YYZ Magazine Mid-Week Beauty Pick, February 29th, 2012