Science | Antioxidant Defense Serum

  • Mongongo Oil: This highly protective and nurturing oil is high in vitamin E, linoleic acid, and eleostearic acid. In addition to being exceptionally anti-inflammatory and providing excellent skin moisturization, mongongo oil protects against free radicals from UV and pollutants, thereby helping to reduce redness and promote cellular repair. Most amazing of all, this oil exhibits a unique scientific property: when exposed to the sun, the eleosteric acid in mongongo oil (which makes up about 23% of its total composition) physically draws together to form a protective barrier on the skin.
  • Neroli Orange Blossom Oil: This rare and extremely prized essential oil, derived from orange blossom, boasts a range of impressive benefits. Not only does it help tone, tighten, and brighten dull, tired-looking skin, it also helps balance oily complexions and keep breakouts at bay with its antimicrobial properties. Neroli orange blossom oil's luxurious natural aroma exhibits strong anti-depressant and anti-anxiety activity, leading to a feeling of uplifting calm. Finally, this rich, luxurious oil helps to tone and tighten skin, minimizing the appearance of pores and the signs of aging. Uplift your mood and brighten your skin with this sweet, radiant oil.
  • Kalahari Melon Seed Oil: Known also as wild watermelon oil and Tsamma melon oil, this remarkable oil is painstakingly extracted from the seeds of the wild watermelon. The moisturizing properties of this oil, which is native to Southern African, are so effective that it was traditionally used to protect the skin from the extreme heat of the Kalahari Desert. Kalahari melon seed oil has also been used to treat the appearance of blemished skin. It is rich in omega 6 fatty acids (mainly linoleic, meaning that it is highly moisturizing without being greasy. Kalahari melon seed oil is a great harmonizer; it helps absorb excess sebum on the skin and balance oily/combination skin types. As an additional benefit, Kalahari melon seed oil is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E, gallic acid, vanillic acid, and cafiic acid. It also contains several phytosterols, which help to maintain skin barrier function by reinforcing the skin's natural sterol components.