Sanctuary Barrier Balm
What is it? Sanctuary Barrier Balm is an essential oil free balm in a rich yet breathable formula. A moisture-locking blend filled with nutrient-dense raw butters and oils plus plant-based waxes, sterols, and phospholipids. Working in harmony to provide sanctuary for dry, sensitive conditions.
Notes from the Curator: Made with nutrient-dense Amazonian butters, ceramide-rich plant-based waxes, sterol and phospholipds, this sinks in to provide a dewy finish.
Let’s get Nerdy:
Amazonian butters of murumuru, tucuma, ucuuba and bacuri are abundant in naturally occurring inflammation modulation compounds that soothe irritated skin. Helping to maintain elasticity, a key component to healthy skin. Nutrients from the butters feed the skin to better protect against hypersensitivity while the emollients soften rough, dry patches. If the skin is damaged, the properties help wounds such as sun or wind-burn.
Buriti, graviola/soursop, and carrot seed oils (not essential oils) provide a complex array of antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols to protect against cellular degradation from UV and other environmental stressors.
The ceramide-rich rice bran wax and protective pomegranate sterols create the seal providing the final occlusive element – preventing water loss and supporting the other ingredients to improve all-over moisture.
What sets this balm apart from others is the inclusion of unrefined oil-based phospholipids. On a cellular level, the molecules attract and hold onto water while also organizing themselves into a structure similar to natural skin. So when layered on damp skin, it creates an effective skin-identical layer.
It also helps improve the absorption of active ingredients and the delivery of sustained moisture throughout the day. Acting as a mild emulsifier to better incorporate water-based hydrating serums without causing harm to the lipid barrier.
This balm contains no added essential oils and the scent is natural and earthy. Please be aware butters have a low melting point and can melt in transit. This does not impact the product’s efficacy in any way.
- About the Brand
Live Botanical was founded by Carolyn McRory to share her deep herbal knowledge and the beauty and connection that nature offers, with others.Carolyn is a trained herbalist, having studied with Mara Levin and Sue Sierralupe. Her academic background in Information Systems/Computer Science & Environmental Literature adds an interesting facet to the wonderful skincare stories she tells.
- How to Use
Apply as the final layer in your skincare routine. For best results, ensure the skin is damp/hydrated to improve moisture function. It can also be used as a restorative night mask by applying a thicker layer, allowing a slow absorption while you sleep.
During warmer months or when not as dry, mix in your palm with a hydrating serum to create a day cream for a lighter application.
41% regionally sourced
astrocaryum murumuru butter#, astrocaryum tucuma butter#, virola sebifera (ucuuba) butter#, daucus carota stavia (carrot) seed lipid oil (not essential oil)*^, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) wax*^, mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil#, annona Muricata (soursop - graviola) oil#, corylus avellana (hazelnut) oil*^, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax^, punica granatum (pomegranate) sterols, platonia insignis (bacuri) butter# and helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil* & lecithin* & cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil* & corthellus shiitake (mushroom) extract*
*organic | ^regionally sourced | #fair-trade/co-op
This balm contains no added essential oils and the scent is natural and earthy.