coconut bb balm

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ingredients

raw coconut butter*, banana*, mango*, broccoli sprouts*, carob*, chaga*, dragon fruit,* maqui*, acerola*, wild blueberry*, acai*, blackberry*, arrowroot*, non-nano zinc oxide, iron oxides, non-gmo tocotrienols sourced from rice bran solubles*.

*certified organic – extra-virgin cold-pressed – pesticide-free

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Sri Lanka. Non-GMO, Vegan. Product is never refined, deodorized or bleached and hence retains most of its natural phytonutrients. *Monkeys are not used to harvest.

shelf life – 1 year

benefits

raw coconut butter – a premium quality food grade product made from organic fresh coconuts. MOST COCONUT OIL ON THE MARKET IS HEATED. If coconut oil tastes and smells like coconut it is probably heated. Heating caramelizes the sugars which makes it smell attractive but much of it’s goodness is lost.

The process for making virgin coconut oil involves pressing the fruit via one of several different methods. Cold-pressed uses no heat when pressing the fruit, which allows it to hold onto more of its nutrient density. Organic coconut oil means it’s grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or other icky toxins.

It improves barrier function.

Not only is this oil easily absorbed, but it can also improve your skin barrier so much-needed hydration doesn’t slip out while also increasing surface lipid levels. “The medium-chain fatty acids are great for creating a barrier to the skin,” says Dr. Awadalla. This is especially beneficial for anyone who suffers from atopic dermatitis, which happens when there is damage to the skin barrier.

It can reduce swelling and inflammation.

Unfortunately chronic inflammation is a harsh reality for anyone suffering from a variety of skin conditions, (including psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and eczema). Reaching for coconut oil can provide soothing relief, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties found in the nourishing oi.

It’s antibacterial.

Thanks to its composition and the presence of fatty acids (which includes lauric acid), coconut oil also contains antimicrobial properties, which means it keeps bacteria and infection away.

It’s also worth noting that coconut oil is solid at room temperature and turns to liquid at warmer temperatures.

bananas are able to effectively treat eczema and psoriasis as banana aids the regeneration of new cells and quickly heals the problem. it also speeds the healing of wounds. banana combats puffy eyes and inflammation as well as removing dark circles and protecting delicate skin. 100% banana – certified organic banana powder starts out as south american grown, fresh, whole bananas. they are peeled and immediately frozen after harvest then dried through a cold freeze-drying process. as the final step, they are ground to a fine powder and packaged.

mangos the naturally occurring antioxidants in mango have the potential to reduce signs of sun damage by reducing oxidation of skin cells. mango contains a high amount of vitamin a. it’s thought that deficiency may increase your risk of developing acne by increasing your body’s production of the protein keratin. an overproduction of keratin can lead to clogged hair follicles and sweat glands that develop into acne. 100% mango – certified organic mango powder starts out as south american grown, fresh, whole mangos. they are peeled and pitted, and the fruit flesh is immediately frozen after harvest. it is then dried through a cold freeze-drying process. as the final step, it is ground to a fine powder and packaged.

broccoli sprouts the antioxidant element in broccoli sprouts protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation. it also prevents damage to the cells when you stay under the sun a little too long. the sulforaphane present in this vegetable promotes healthy aging as it helps bring oxygen back into the skin. the phytonutrients in broccoli sprouts can restrict the development of harmful pathogens. they work with the antioxidants by damaging the microbial membranes and preventing bacterial cell synthesis from developing. these sprouts are rich in vitamin c which is involved in collagen and the skin barrier development in your dermis, the thickest layer of your skin. this can protect it from damages brought by the free radicals. it can also shield your skin from oxidative stress that decreases elasticity and moisture in the skin. 100% broccoli sprout – our organic broccoli sprout powder starts out as organic broccoli seeds. they are sprouted for 4-7 days then are immediately frozen and dried through a cold freeze-drying process. this process preserves the glucoraphanin and active myrosinase enzyme. as the final step, they are ground to a fine powder and packaged.

carob is a unique plant that has tolerance in both extremely cold temperatures as well as extreme heat due to its ability to produce polysaccharides. this helps improve the look of wrinkles and lines, accelerating stressed-skin recovery. it has been studied for not only its antioxidant and phytochemical activity, but also skin moisturizing and soothing benefits. carob has also been observed to improve the look of uneven skin pigmentation, leading to overall even skin tone. 100% carob – certified organic and truly raw from wild trees in spain. truly raw. they have taken special care not to heat it while grinding into a fine powder.

chaga is a vivacious and powerful fungus is being used to regenerate and rejuvenate skin tissues.chaga protects from the sun and slows the aging process. chaga has a unique form of betulonic acid notorious for skin regeneration. depending on the extent of damaged skin, chaga can aid in the restoration and regeneration of skin cells. 100% chaga – certified organic unique blend of cultivated and wildcrafted chaga. wild chaga is harvested for the maximum beneficial properties. this chaga is canadian grown and produced.

dragon fruit also called pitaya, is a fruit from the tropics that has been getting more and more famous in recent years. these nutrients help with everything from getting rid of acne to stopping the face from getting old too quickly. dragon fruit is high in vitamins c + e. vitamin c enhances collagen production while vitamin e is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps protect cells all over the body from damage by acting as an antioxidant. this fruit is rich in minerals, creating more firmness and fullness in skin, as well as bringing back the moisture. 100% pink dragon fruit (pitaya) – certified organic dragon fruit powder starts out as vietnam grown, fresh, whole dragon fruits. the peel is removed and the fruit flesh is immediately frozen after harvest then dried through a cold freeze-drying process. as the final step, it is ground to a fine powder and packaged.

maqui this berry is considered a superfruit for a reason. rich in calcium, iron, vitamin c, and polyphenols (micronutrients found in plants), the maqui berry has is the most nutrient-dense superberry in the world. for those who frequently experience redness and irritation, maqui is the ingredient to the rescue. inflammation is simply one of our body’s defense responses and maqui’s antioxidative, anti-inflammatory properties can both offer relief and protect skin from constantly being on the defensive. 100% maqui – certified organic maqui powder starts out as chile grown, fresh, whole maqui berries. they are harvested, frozen, and then dried via a cold freeze-drying process. as a final step, they are ground to a fine powder and packaged.

acerola this pretty little berry is packed with vitamin c and can work wonders for your skin. due to the acerola cherry’s very high vitamin c content, this little cherry definitely gives your body a big boost in the production of collagen. acerola berries are an astringent. this means that acerola treats skin blemishes, promotes skin elasticity cherries also contain a healthy amount of vitamin a, niacin, thiamin and riboflavin. these all promote beautiful and glowing skin. 100% acerola – we start with organic acerola cherries (also called barbados cherries) grown in brazil. the whole cherry is freeze-dried to lock in the maximum amount of nutrition, and is then ground into a powder. there are zero additives.

wild blueberry this berry is especially rich in a powerful type of antioxidants called anthocyanins. in addition to giving them their deep blue pigment, anthocyanins inhibit the breakdown of collagen, the protein that keeps skin plump and elastic. blueberries do have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory components, which logically could help with acne. 100% wild blueberry – our organic wild blueberry powder starts out as canadian grown, fresh, whole wild blueberries. they are harvested, frozen, and then dried via a cold freeze-drying process. as a final step, they are ground to a fine powder and packaged.

acai is an aid in preventing early signs of aging. it helps with skin regeneration and, in a report from the national institutes for health (nih), water extracts from the acai berry were evaluated in its positive effect on wound healing. besides being so rich in antioxidants, acai oil contains fatty acids that help the skin look tight. in topical formulations, nutrients like fatty acids protect the skin from environmental aggressors and reduce the appearance of aging. this superfruit is also abundant in vitamins and minerals. 100% acai (no citric acid) – our organic açaí powder starts out as brazil grown, fresh, whole acai berries. the berries are harvested, frozen, and then dried via a cold freeze-drying process within 24 hours of being harvested. since they are processed so quickly there is no need for preservatives such as citric acid. as a final step, they are ground to a fine powder and packaged.

blackberry high amounts of vitamin k are found in these potent purple berries. vitamin k is an essential nutrient that may help fade scars, stretch marks, sun spots, and other visible skin issues. blackberries are an excellent source of antioxidants like anthocyanins. these antioxidants help the skin fight the effects of free radicals, reducing damage to the skin cells. 100% blackberry – our organic blackberry powder starts out as serbian-grown, fresh, whole blackberries. they are immediately frozen after harvest then dried via a cold freeze-drying process. as the final step, they are ground to a fine powder and packaged.

 

application

I created this BB Balm as an alternative to our Coconut BB Cream and the mango bb balm. It has the same level of moisture as my coconut bb cream but instead of it being medium coverage which is the coverage of my Coconut BB Cream, it is full coverage like my mango bb balm. Apply a few drops of my Raspberry Elixir to clean skin and massage in. Let it absorb for a few minutes, then apply this BB Balm with the Smooth Things Over Brush or clean finger tips. Follow with Bio-Foundation if extra coverage and mattifying are needed.