My entire life I’ve always been asked about my complexion. I’m blessed with good skin and have made it a point to take care of myself especially as I get older. As most know, I only endorse and recommend products I actually use or people I know and work with. I thought I’d share one of my new favorite discoveries with you here on my little blog.

This is not a paid endorsement. This is a simple heartfelt endorsement for a fellow independent entrepreneur. We all do better when we help each other and work together. Whenever possible, I buy local and support independent entrepreneurs. I’m lucky that the greater Los Angeles area has a lot of wonderful choices when it comes to buying organic and local.

A few weeks ago I discovered this company because their friend Paul posted a video about it on his Facebook page that I happened to see (2 years after the fact – there are no accidents!). This is a line of all natural skincare products that I am very excited about already. I always tip-toe when buying new skincare products because, as with most natural redheads, my skin is very sensitive and prone to breakouts if I use a lot of chemicals. I’m always looking for healthy natural products.

So, let’s talk about 10 DEGREES COOLER BY APOTHECARY 90291 founded by Andreea Farcas and Cameron Murphy. Their website is:  www.10degreescooler.com and you can read all about them, their great company and products as well as find links to their social media pages which I highly encourage you to follow because they often have special discounts and donate a portion of their proceeds to a variety of good charities and worthwhile causes.

I ordered the “01 LUMINOUS FACE OIL” and “03 MIDNIGHT IN CORSICA FACE OIL” to try first (see photo above). Both are highly pleasing to all the senses. The Luminous face oil is a cheerful yellow like sunshine in a bottle and the Midnight in Corsica is a beautiful mysterious blue. They feel deliciously rich yet light and are quickly absorbed. They smell intensely alive and intoxicating. 

I absolutely love both of these heavenly oils. Both possess a great vitality and smell very earthy, invigorating and alive. They have a high vibratory frequency and are fabulous aromatherapy in addition to revitalizing therapy for the skin. Just look at all the wonderful plants that are used to create them (see below and their website for more info).

For those people who use a lot of mass-produced skin products (from soaps to cleansers to moisturizers) full of artificial chemical scents, any all-natural product that utilizes the pure vibrantly alive scents from nature can be potentially shocking, overwhelming and maybe even a little off putting at first. It is all about adjusting and tuning your senses back to their true natural optimal functioning. Your skin’s health, your sense of smell and taste all naturally adapt when you eliminate toxic chemicals from your life and get back to the healthy basics generously provided by nature. I haven’t used soap on my face for decades and since I already use all natural products, I have enjoyed and appreciated the unique scent of both of these oils from the very start.

Below is a little more about these 2 specific products from their website. I hope you’ll visit their site to learn more about these amazing people who have created this ethical company and all of their wonderful products.

Luminous Face Oil

Luminous face oil is a proprietary blend of the finest and rarest certified organic carrier and essential oils, each one chosen for its unique, skin-healing properties. Use it in the morning as a chemical-free replacement for your usual moisturizer, and allow its luxurious, plant-based oils to protect and hold moisture in your skin throughout the day. Apply again in the evening to send your skin into a full night repair mode — fully moisturizing and feeding your skin valuable vitamins, powerful antioxidants, and linoleic acid (a fatty acid that is essential in stimulating healthy cell production and turnover) while you sleep.

Luminous Face Oil 100% Certified Organic Ingredients: Argania spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Rosa canina (Rosehip) Oil, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Oil, Olea europaea (Olive) Oil, Adansonia digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Punica granatum linn (Pomegranate) Oil, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) Oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract.

Midnight in Corsica

While the gorgeous blue of our Midnight In Corsica Face Oil comes from the anti-inflammatory compound, chamazulene, pressed from the soothingly-aromatic German chamomile flower, the unique healing quality of this cocktail of 10 exotic oils comes especially from Corsican immortelle. An effective emollient, immortelle oil is also anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and astringent making it an amazing healer and cleaner, as well as a great moisturizer. A powerful tool to combat acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rashes as well as pigmentation issues, the skin care benefits of this oil are seemingly limitless. 

Due to its high concentration of antioxidants and fatty acids like Omega 3-6 and 9,  this luxurious face oil has been especially formulated to combat dry and aging skin. It’s also an excellent moisturizer for fall and winter months when your skin is drier due to harsh elements and prolonged exposure to indoor heating. 

Midnight In Corsica Face Oil shields against environmental pollutants and helps create a barrier of lipids and powerful antioxidants that will reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This barrier locks in moisture resulting in softer, more radiant skin. 

The blend of ingredients in this Face Oil is designed to protect against free radicals (a significant cause of premature aging signs) while helping plump and restore skin’s natural softness and elasticity. While its soothing color and aroma are known by aromatherapists to have a calming effect on the nervous system, this combination of oils will work together to rehydrate, smooth, and balance the skin for a more even-toned complexion.

Midnight in Corsica’s 100% Certified Organic ingredients are: Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil, Camellia oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Plukenetia volubilis linneo (Sacha Inchi) Oil, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Borago officinalis (Borago) Seed Oil, Lavandula angustifolia (French Lavender) Flower Oil, Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Helichrysum italicum (Corsican Immortelle) Flower Oil, Matricaria chamomilla (German Chamomile) Flower Oil.

I’m looking forward to exploring all of their products as I continue to use these 2 newfound favorites.

Nature provides all we need. Nature is all about balance and cycles. When we are in tune with ourselves and nature, that healthy innate symbiotic relationship benefits everyone and everything. Remember, the part is in the whole and the whole is in the part.

Lisa Rhyne




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