We all have those days – or years – where our skin decides to become a testing ground for our hormone levels. That stops here with Beauty Oil #4; the facial oil specifically designed to balance hormonal skin and reduce the appearance of acne, whether you’re a teenager or an adult with skin that doesn’t know what age it is.
Those with hormonal and acne-prone skin. As for helping those donut cravings? Good luck.
Be genki Radiant is a handcrafted face range to cover all bases. Each product is bursting with organic plant oils, antioxidants and active botanical extracts, designed to target specific skin concerns and give your skin the TLC it deserves. So no matter what the day – or life - throws at you, your skin will be left looking and feeling radiant.
IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THAT COUNTS
Enjoy clear skin with a clear conscience; all Be genki Radiant products are made from the finest ingredients, ticking all the right boxes: certified organic or wildcrafted, fairly traded, raw, vegan, and free from toxins.
chia seed oil: High in essential fatty acids, this light, silky oil is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive and acne-prone skin. It’s rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, each working to provide your skin protection against free radicals – those nasty buggers that can cause cell damage. Because of its silky and hydrating properties, it’s widely used to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores. The chia seed is also a great addition to a smoothie, so you’ll likely find it hanging out with the acai berry at your local café.
jojoba oil: Is a golden liquid wax, made from the jojoba bean - which are two fun words to say together. More importantly, it can mimic our skin’s natural oils, therefore penetrate deep into our skin layers – where our cells rejuvenate - taking along other nutrients, too: essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D and E, and high levels of antioxidants. Particularly, they boast regenerative, hydrating and protective properties, helping with uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and dry, sensitive and oil skin types.
avocado oil: Yes, it’s great on your sourdough with a bit of fresh lemon and chili, but it also gives your skin a whole bunch to smile about. Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, avocado oil is great for creating soft and smooth skin. It’s fast absorbing and naturally triggers collagen production in your skin, too. Best part is that it’s suitable for all skin types: from fine lines and wise wrinkles, to dry and irritated, to eczema and psoriasis, and to oily and acne prone skin.
seabuckthorn oil: This oil is high in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, making it great for treating inflammation, redness and other skin sensitive issues. It also offers photo-protective properties, which means it provides natural sun-protection. Other photo-protective properties include ensuring that every angle is your good angle, and you won’t need any filter. Beneficial for all skin types.
black seed oil: Full of powerful antioxidants, vitamin A, amino acids, phytonutrients and fatty acids, black seed oil is particularly helpful at restoring the natural health and vitality of your skin. Its anti-inflammatory, skin regeneration and hydrating properties make it suitable for all skin types, especially in cases of eczema, psoriasis and acne.
elderberry extract: Rich in antioxidants, the elderberry fruit provides protection from free radicals that contribute to things like cell damage, premature ageing and wrinkle formation. What’s more is that it’s rich in bioflavonoids, which help to tighten skin and provide even more anti-wrinkle benefits. Overall, you get a much fresher glow and improved skin tone with the elderberry around.
tamanu oil: This oil is rich in essential fatty acids with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-acne and anti-fungal properties; so much anti you’ll feel like you’re listening to Rihanna’s eighth studio album. Tamanu is renowned for its ability to accelerate wound healing and the growth of healthy skin, particularly with acne and acne-scars. It is easily absorbed in to the skin, leaving a soft, smooth, non-greasy feel, and will have you looking as fresh as the prince of Bel-Air.
copaiba resin: A South American native, Capaiba is useful in treating sensitive skin, particularly acne-prone, due to its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. This also makes it helpful in reducing redness, lightening the appearance of blemishes and healing wounds. And if you’re feeling particularly open, take inspiration from the Yaviza people of Panama who mix the resin with honey and give it to newborns to impart knowledge and ward off hexes.
sunflower seed oil: This easily absorbed oil is an excellent skin conditioner that works to prevent the skin from drying out. It’s high in vitamins A, C and E, as well as possessing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, making it ideal for oily skin types and acne prone skin. It’s however suitable for all skin types, and especially beneficial in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and dry, damaged skin.
vitamin E: An effective antioxidant to provide protection from environmental damage, as well as free radicals that contribute to cell damage, premature ageing and wrinkle formation. You’ll look great and feel better when they ask you for ID when shopping for your next bottle of champagne. Vitamin E also repairs scarring and improves dry, dull skin. It won’t help improve your mother in law’s roast though, that will always be dry.
supercritical CO2 chamomile extract: If you’re lucky, you might stumble across a field of these and get a good selfie. But we know you’ll be luckier if you use it on your skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for calming and soothing all skin conditions, particularly sensitive and irritated skin. It works to reduce redness, minimise the appearance of broken capillaries and prevent premature ageing.
supercritical CO2 calendula extract: If you spot a flower looking back at you, it’s probably the calendula. Its oil is widely used for treating various skin conditions, treating scarring, wounds, eczema, redness, acne and other inflammatory, irritated skin conditions, as well as a protection from premature ageing.
supercritical CO2 liquorice root extract: Besides being a delicious treat, especially when wrapped in chocolate, liquorice root is known for it’s skin whitening and brightening abilities, particularly for minimieing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. It also contains an active compound called glabridin, which studies have shown help to prevent UV-B induced pigmentation, as well as having anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Liquorice also contains an excellent amount of antioxidant properties, fighting free radicals and the skin damage they cause.
andiroba oil: Coming from the Brazilian Andiroba Tree, this seed is known for absorbing into your skin fast. It packs a punch, too, containing a whole lot of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory properties, all working to help improve eczema, psoriasis conditions, balance hormonal skin break-outs, calm acne, replenish dry skin and work to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s pronounced A-SY-EE. You may know it as the word before ‘bowl’ on every second breakfast menu. We know it as the little berry from Brazil packed with Vitamin A, B, C and E that kicked the blueberry off the podium for having the highest antioxidant count of all the berries. That means it’s the best berry to put on your skin for hydration, and for protection against free radicals – the bad guys that cause cell damage, premature ageing and loss of elasticity in your skin.
caprylic / capric triglyceride: This is a ‘fractioned’ relationship between coconut oil and vegetable glycerin, where we combine the two and remove any unstable fatty acids. The result is a much less greasy texture on your skin. We use this to promote the penetration of the active botanical extracts into your skin. We imagine it would also be delicious to cook with.
supercritical CO2 rosemary leaf extract: This tasteful seasoning fights the signs of ageing before they hit you. Anti-inflammatory (unlike the potatoes), and anti-microbial compounds, help to keep your skin firm and elastic, like the waistband in your trackies after dinner.
NOT SURE WHAT SUPERCRITICAL CO2 EXTRACTS ARE?
This is the scientific term that we use to describe extremely pure plant extracts, produced using a highly efficient process.
It starts with pumping pressurised carbon dioxide into a chamber filled with the plant matter. Then the carbon dioxide is subjected to pressure, a lot of pressure.
Not like, ‘I have a report due in 1 hour that I haven’t started’ pressure. But ‘a male African elephant riding on a blue whale, carrying a small child in an egg and spoon race’ kind of pressure.
When under this kind of pressure, carbon dioxide it becomes supercritical, obtaining liquid properties whilst remaining in a gaseous state. Because of this, the CO2 functions as a solvent, puling the oils, pigment and resin from the plant matter. Traditional extraction processes use heated water, steam or solvents like hexane, heptane or ethanol, which can cause damage to the plant matter and/or the environment.