Black Locust Firming Concentrate
What is it? Black Locust Firming Concentrate is a beautiful oil serum designed to improve a wide range of mature skin concerns, including roughness, loss of firmness and elasticity, all without causing clogged pores or sensitization.
Notes from the Curator: Ava, the creator, wanted to create a thicker, nourishing oil for dry, mature skins, which didn’t feel heavy or oily. She created Black Lotus in a base of Açai and Kalahari Melon oil with the scientifically studied extracts of ethically sourced bakuchiol extract from the Ayurveda babchi herb, and two types of extracts from the wildflower white lupine.
Let’s get Nerdy: Ava uses Bakuchiol extract at 1% as that has been shown to effectively address various concerns with aging skin. To Ava, the Black Locust tree serves as a symbol for for that stage of life when people might be conscious of their aging skin but can also delight in the inner wisdom and life experience that aging can bring. She says, "Black locust trees look dark and wrinkled most of the year yet they have an arresting woman’s energy as well. In the spring, black locust trees become covered in large, fragrant blooms".
- About the Brand
Earthwise Beauty was created by Ava Zhan Ava grew in Poland and moved to the U.S. and worked as an editor for a major U.S. publisher. She felt compelled to make and share her love of natural ingredients and skincare crafted from medicinal plants, that felt more satisfying to her than the skincare she found in stores. And so Earthwise was born. Using Ava's products feels like walking deep into lush living forests.
- How to Use
Add a few drops of the concentrate to your face moisturizer or aloe-based serum once or twice a day. Dry skin types may massage a few drops directly into freshly cleansed, moist skin day or night. Shake the closed bottle gently once in a while to remix. Skin Types
Mature, wrinkled, sagging, with low elasticity, sensitive, and dry to very dry; also for eczema and psoriasis.
Euterpe oleracea (açai) fruit oil†, Citrullus lanatus (Kalahari melon) seed oil†, Lupinus albus (white lupine) seed oil and extract, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil unsaponifiables, Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) fruit CO2 extract* or †, bakuchiol from Psoralea corylifolia seeds† (1% concentration), Calendula officinalis flower CO2 extract*, Sambucus nigra (black elderberry) fruit extract, Rhododendron anthopogon essential oil†, Warburgia ugandensis (greenheart wood) essential oil†, Michelia champaca flower CO2 extract or absolute†, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.
*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted. Read more about how our bakuchiol is sourced.
All absolutes are hexane free whenever available.
Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch. Contains gluten.