Ruby Face Oil
Ruby Face Oil is fruitiness and an antioxidant punch in an extremely lightweight, powerfully hydrating oil base, appropriate for all skin types, from acne-prone and oily to dry, sensitive, and sun-damaged skin.
While this is an incredible multitasking oil when used alone, particularly for daytime use in the warmer seasons, our main goal was to offer a face oil that would work perfectly with Farizad’s Veil Sun Reflector. This zinc-oxide-based sun shield creates a lotion when mixed with a facial oil, and the lotion is lighter and most appealing to use during hot summer months if the oil of choice is just like Ruby: lightweight, hydrating, and low on emollients, with a liquid consistency. You can use a generous amount of Ruby and your skin will never feel oily, just more hydrated.
We began testing this oil early in the summer of 2016, and as usual it took a while to get the multifaceted results that we were after. We tested several suppliers of guava, raspberry, and cranberry oils before we found the freshness, scents, and truly unrefined status that we were seeking. We tested this oil combined with Farizad’s Veil powder in the summer heat of Arizona and Washington and found it offered lasting hydration, fast absorption, and very little weight.
For this light facial oil, we focused on antioxidant-rich oils, many of which carry their own sun-protective qualities (for example, the buriti and pequi oils). Others are wrinkle-reducing and sun-damage-correcting (raspberry, buriti, rosehip, primrose), and there is a large group of noncomedogenic oils particularly recommended for skin types prone to congestion (milk thistle, guava, rosehip, cranberry). Glow is enhanced with pequi and guava oils, skin firmness improved with buriti, pequi, and rosehip oils, skin elasticity enhanced with raspberry, rosehip, and cranberry oils and sunflower-derived vitamin E. Turmeric CO2 extract and whole-plant celery CO2 reduce inflammation.
This oil has a very light scent of guava fruit, pequi fruit (which itself reminds us of pineapples and passionfruit), and rosehips with a minimal addition of the bliss-inducing, extremely relaxing mimosa flower. There are no essential oils added, making this oil highly suitable for sensitive skin types (the mimosa flower scent component comes from an artisanally prepared absolute, not an essential oil, and is used in an extremely minimal amount: 0.02%). The colour is orange, but it is nonstaining.
How does this face oil compare to the other facial oils we offer?
Ruby Face Oil is one of our bestsellers, a light yet powerful and nonirritating oil that absorbs very fast, is noncomedogenic, and feels very light even on a hot and humid day. It is one of our top choices for sun damage repair and for treatment of scars.
Magical Babassu Face Oil is the most emollient of our facial oils. It is most appropriate for dry to very dry skin, sensitive skin, winter skin, and eczema, alone or mixed with Ferns and Moss SerumF(for maximum healing and repair) or Ruby Face Oil (for added phytonutrients and firming benefits).
Magical Babassu is more geared toward softening the skin and soothing irritations in sensitive skin. Ferns and Moss Serum is thicker, but is a dry oil, while Magical Babassu is emollient. Ferns and Moss includes anti-acne ingredients.
If you are deciding between Magical Babassu and Ferns and Moss Serum, choose Magical Babassu if dryness and sensitive skin are your top concerns, but choose Ferns and Moss Serum if you are foremost seeking healing and repair and your skin is congestion prone.
Black Locust Firming Concentrate is another rich oil we offer that feels quite active and is also noncomedogenic. Black Locust is focused on firming, pore minimising, and maintaining hydration throughout the day or night, while Magical Babassu is more geared toward softening the skin and soothing irritations in sensitive skin.
For dry and damaged or dry and mature skin, you may want to test all our oils. Ruby is most popular in the summer months and Magical Babassu and Ferns and Moss are most popular in the colder months.
Ruby Oil + Barite Rose
On an energetic level, our Ruby face oil resonates with the heart (fourth) chakra, and for this reason we infuse this oil with rubies. The heart chakra is about love (among other things) and about feelings of utter safety when we are loved unconditionally, when we are fully accepted as we are. One other crystal that has these healing properties is the rose-shaped barite (these shapes are created entirely by nature; each rose is carefully retrieved from the earth and cleaned so as not to damage the petals). We are offering a few of these perfect nature creations for sale alongside a bottle of Ruby oil. Display the barite on your vanity or bedside table. Place it for a few hours under the sun or overnight under the full moon to charge it periodically, but protect the barite from rain, snow, or water because it may melt (a few gems do melt in water). You can also place your barite in a bowl filled with unpurified salt for a few hours or longer to cleanse it and charge it.