Nine Herbs Charm Clarifying Face Serum
What is it? Nine Herbs Charm is a universally appealing face oil that is made with a blend of linoleic acid rich plant oils like Grape seed, Watermelon seed, Black Cumin seed oils and more.
Notes from the Curator: It contains a blend of biodynamically-grown herbs that encourage lymphatic drainage with an essential oil blend that includes Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Clary Sage, and Nettle that ease redness, hormonal reactions, and inflammation. While it is designed to support skin prone to blemishes and redness, I find that it suits a range of skin states and conditions, including more balanced skin types looking for a glow-inducing oil.
Let’s Get Nerdy: Nine Herbs Charm contains Meadowsweet that is rich in salicin, a natural and whole form of salicylic acid, which accelerates cell turnover and prevents the accumulation of dead skin. It also contains Stinging Nettle, one of the highest plant sources of protein, vitamins, chlorophyll, and minerals that helps soothe skin reactions. Plantain reduces redness and inflammation and Mugwort, called ‘the oldest of plants’ in medieval medical texts, is soothing, toning, and anti-inflammatory.
- 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
After cleansing and misting, gently massage 4-5 drops into face. Can be used am and pm.
Tip: Add a few drops of Nine Herbs Charm to your Kilda mask (after it is mixed with water) to help calm breakouts and soothe redness.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil^, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil^, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil^, Artemisia Vulgaris (Mugwort) Extract^, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract^, Filipendula Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Leaf/Flower/Stem Extract^, Galium Aparine (Cleavers) Extract^, Plantago Major (Plantain) Leaf Extract^, Verbena Offinalis (Vervain) Leaf Extract^, Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage) oil^, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy) flower oil^, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Urtica Dioica Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Oil^, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil^, Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel) oil^, Chamomilla recutita flower oil^, Linalol†, Geraniol†, Limonene†, Citral†.
^Organic and/or wildcrafted
†natural component of essential oils