Acai benefits for skin are strongly associated with anti-aging - more than any other fruit! That’s because this berry is loaded antioxidants, a warrior in the anti-aging crusade. Abundant in vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as minerals, acai berry extract helps revive skin, heal damaged skin cells, and restore moisture. This very light oil, derived in this case from whole açai berries, has superior acne-reducing and skin-soothing benefits.
Black Locust Firming Concentrate
Nourishing serum for mature and dry skin.
Black Locust Firming Concentrate is a rich, nourishing product for mature and dry skin. the formula is modern, sophisticated, and noncomedogenic—not oily or heavy. Earthwise Beauty created a flexible facial care concentrate that improves a wide range of mature skin concerns; including wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of elasticity, and roughness, all without causing clogged pores or sensitization.
Black Locust Firming Concentrate is a product of contrasts. It contains extremely nutritious seed and fruit extracts and anti-acne plant-derived ingredients in very specific ratios, for an overall effect of noncomedogenic nurturing. This oil-based concentrate can be used by itself day or night, or it can be dosed with a few drops mixed into a favorite moisturizer or face oil.
For scent, there is an added touch of exotic, feminine florals to the usual earthy-mossy palette of scents, with Indian golden Champaca flower (perfumers' gold), Nepalese rhododendron, and the unusual herbal scent of the herb Babchi.
With Black Locust, you are venturing deeper into the territory of botanical ingredients that are being newly proven in scientific studies. Many of the ingredients are organic herbs that Earthwise Beauty grows themselves, are grown for them by organic farms, and have for a long time focused on plants that have been used in skincare preparations since antiquity (such as calendula, chamomile, and frankincense). In Black Locust, you will find scientifically studied bakuchiol extract from the Ayurveda Babchi herb, and two types of extracts from the wildflower white lupine.
The result is a thicker oil serum that delivers a wide spectrum of vitamins, essential fatty acids, and other phytonutrients for firmer, more elastic, and thicker skin.
The ingredients that make a difference
Kalahari melon oil is rich in linoleic acid, the fatty acid known for its skincare benefits thanks to its unmatched anti-inflammatory abilities. It’s non-comedogenic, naturally cleanses, nourishes, and hydrates skin.
Bakuchiol has been found to improve skin brightness, improve uneven skin tone, increase plumpness, minimize enlarged pores, boost firmness, smooth out texture and lessen fine lines. In short, it offers all the same plus points as retinol – but with less risk of irritation. Bakuchiol 1% concentration has been shown to improve aging skin in several categories (wrinkles, roughness, dryness, uneven skin tone, lower elasticity, etc.), and to cause a significant (57%) improvement in acne in seven weeks.
Euterpe oleracea (açai) fruit oil†, Citrullus lanatus (Kalahari melon) seed oil†, Lupinus albus (white lupine) seed oil and extract, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil unsaponifiables, Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) fruit CO2 extract* or †, bakuchiol from Psoralea corylifolia seeds, Calendula officinalis flower CO2 extract*, Sambucus nigra (black elderberry) fruit extract, Rhododendron anthopogon essential oil†, Warburgia ugandensis (greenheart wood) essential oil†, Michelia champaca flower CO2 extract or absolute†, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract. *Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted. All absolutes are hexane free whenever available. Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch.
How to use it
Morning & Night
Add a few drops of the concentrate to your face moisturizer or aloe-based serum once or twice a day. Dry skin types may massage a few drops directly into freshly cleansed, moist skin day or night. Shake the closed bottle gently once in a while to remix.
Black Locust is most popular in the colder months. Many customers alternate two of our oils to provide the skin with a wide range of nutrients.
"I gave this to my mom and she absolutely loved it for its firming abilities."