Here it is, Ava's new creation, Ferns & Moss Face Serum* from Earthwise Beauty! This was launched a little over a month ago, after the Magical Babassu oil. Ava had been working on this oil for over a year, and the dedication & energy within it shows. Ferns & Moss is filled with unique ingredients, which is one of my favorite things about Ava's creations. Ferns and Moss actually happen to be two of my favorite parts of nature. To say that I was ecstatic when I found those ingredients were in there would be an understatement.
(The Ferns & Moss oil is more orange in color than pictured here.)
The scent of this is quite different than anything I have ever smelled; It is a little bit sweet, earthy, and nut like. So, let's get to talkin' about the ingredients already! There's Andiroba oil and Copaiba balsam which are both from the Amazon rain forest. The Andiroba oil is detoxifying, antibacterial +more. The copaiba balsam helps to heal scarring, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and can help to get rid of the appearance of acne, or spots. This face serum also contains two of my favorite oils which are moringa and seabuckthorn berry oil; Both containing vital minerals, and properties for youthful, regenerating skin. Then there's tamanu oil which is antibacterial, contains antioxidants, and has wound healing properties. Calendula! O! Calendula! Another of my all time favorite skin healing ingredients. Calendula is amazing for dry chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis, and can be soothing to other skin ailments. There's also Mongongo oil which is an African plant that is hydrating and regenerating. (+more ingredients, but these are the main ones I wanted to highlight)
Ingredients: Organic unrefined cold-press Carapa guianensis (andiroba) oil, organic unrefined cold-press Moringa oleifera oil, organic unrefined cold-press Schinziophyton rautanenii (manquetti mongongo) oil, organic unrefined unfiltered cold-press Calophyllum inophyllum* (tamanu) oil, wildcrafted Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn berry) CO2 Total extract, Calendula officinalis CO2 Total extract*, wildcrafted Copaifera officinalis (copaiba balsam) essential oil, Ferula galbaniflua (galbanum) essential oil*, unrefined cold-press Simmondsia chinensis (golden jojoba) oil*, wildcrafted Evernia prunastri (oakmoss) absolute. *Certified organic.
I am not sure where to start with what I have to say about this skincare product. I dedicated myself to a full month of using this face oil. At first, I wasn't putting this on my face when it was still moist, lesson learned. Ava suggested I use about 5 drops for my dry skin, but I feel like I only need 3. (really depends on the day)
I have seen serious improvement in my skins texture over the last month. Ferns & Moss has been great for my dry skin over time. It is definitely a different oil texture than the Magical babassu which is ultra hydrating and leaves you with a satin finish. The Ferns & Moss oil has helped my skin retain moisture, while also keeping it firm. I notice my skin isn't craving more moisture throughout the day which really surprised me. It is somewhat of a thicker oil than I have ever used, and I really enjoy its texture. I have also noticed a huge improvement in my under eye, as they are less dark, and have become less puffy. Of course diet and hydration play a role in all of this, but I haven't changed anything in my regiment, except for adding this oil in. I was a little leery after trying the Magical Babassu oil, we all know how much my skin loves that oil. I was afraid I couldn't like another oil as much as the Babassu, but I can truly say I don't think I could live without this oil. I have seen an enhancement in my skins hydration, texture, discoloration, and acne healing. I love this oil in particular for overall skin improvement and regeneration. I can't wait to use this for a longer period of time, and give more of an update. For now, it's amazing formulation has definitely wowed me!
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Until next weeks continuation of my Earthwise Spotlight! What's next?! The organic Blackstrap Molasses Face Mask!
**This oil was sent to me by Earthwise Beauty! As always, I am 100% honest with my reviews and would never steer someone in the wrong way. What may work for my skin may not work for yours, but this is my piece of what I thought of this skincare product.**
Andie is a green beauty blogger who also has a Youtube channel, Andie The Green Queen. She focuses on vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free products, cosmetics, lifestyle and more.