Holocene Intense Repair Face Balm
What is it? Its a rich, multi-tasking treatment balm for the face which addresses the negative impact of the environment on skin, including UV damage, wind, cold, bacteria, and pollution
Notes from the Curator: This nutrient-dense, hydrating formula includes sustainably-harvested Tucuma butter from the Brazilian rainforest for barrier defence and elasticity, Cacay seed oil and Bakuchiol for cell regeneration, and amino acids for pollution defence and tissue repair. Holocene protects, repairs, regenerates, and hydrates through a sumptuous blend of botanical ingredients.
Let’s Get Nerdy: Cacay seed oil, Carrot seed resin, and Bakuchiol extract offer retinol-like effects which are safer and gentler for sensitive skin. Tucuma butter helps skin retain water and contains antimicrobial properties which is more suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin than heavier butters or waxes. Pomegranate and Calendula help repair the effects of UV damage, making this balm an excellent post-sun soother. Elderberry extract is antibacterial, helping to eliminate bacteria which causes breakouts. Neroli, Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Vanilla essential oils are chosen for the skin regenerative properties in addition to offering mood-lifting aromatherapy.
- About the Brand
Arcana was created by Erin Hammond, a historian, as an exploration into the mysteries of plants. Says Erin, "Arcana is a gesture of modern ritual with a historical perspective". The choices of ingredients in Arcana's exquisite products are informed by the biodiversity of the places that have shaped Erin and her partner Glen: Scotland and Southern Appalachia.
- How to Use
Scoop out a pea-sized amount of balm and warm between fingers to liquify. Apply a thin layer to skin as the last step in your skincare ritual.
Tip: Mix Holocene with a few sprays of Sulis in the palm of your hand for an extra boost of hydration.
Astrocaryum tucuma seed butter**, Caryodendron orinocense (Cacay) seed oil**,Punica granatum (Pomegranate) seed oil*, Punica granatum sterols, Daucus carotasativa seed oil, Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) fruit extract, Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline,Bakuchiol, Bisabolol, Palmitoyl isoleucine (amino acid), Hippophae rhamnoides fruitextract*, Calendula officinalis extract*, Citrus aurantium amara (Neroli) flower oil*,Daucus carota sativa seed extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Vanilla planifolia extract,Santalum album wood oil*, Boswellia sacra (Frankincense) oil**, Limonene†, Farnesol†.
†natural component of essential oils