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.
Massage a few drops or more into freshly cleansed, moist skin day and night. Rub in with fingertips, creating outward, upward circles, to stimulate circulation and enhance absorption. Ruby Facial Oil can also be mixed with Earthwise Beauty’s Farizad's Veil Sun Reflector to create a hydrating sunscreen lotion, or with Nap in the Meadow Face Serum for a complete lightweight moisturizer. (Mix only a single-use amount at a time).
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 color is orange, but it is nonstaining.
The Scent and Energetic Impact
The scent of Black Locust is a mixture of the unusual, assertive herbal notes of babchi, the exotic floral opulence of Indian golden champaca, and the edible-green yet fruity-floral scent of rhododendron flower. Lupine seeds provide a grounding backnote of sweet beans and satisfying buttery nuts.
Ava worked to achieve an energetic message with Black Locust that would support the state of mind and emotions of the man or woman who is beginning to see signs of aging in themselves. For example, a person in their forties, fifties, or maybe sixties who is at a juncture where they know that they know things and have accumulated wisdom and life experience, yet are also experiencing accompanying thoughts about looking older, about their skin beginning to show wrinkles, and about the way Western society as a whole embraces youth more seamlessly. They may be coming to terms with a new awareness of their maturity inside and outside, and of their mortality.
The black locust tree is Ava's choice of symbol for this stage in life. Black locust trees look dark and wrinkled most of the year, yet they have an arresting woman's energy as well. In the spring, black locust trees become covered in large, fragrant blooms, usually white or off-white: The female remembers and enjoys her beauty and lightness.
If you are wondering which face oil is the right choice for you:
Ruby Face Oil is one of our beststellers, a light, antioxidant-rich oil that absorbs 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 scar healing. We also offer three other face oils to suit a wide range of skincare needs: Magical Babassu Face Oil, Ferns and Moss Face Serum, and Black Locust Firming Concentrate.
Magical Babassu Face Oil is relatively the most emollient of our facial oils. It is a creamy, medium-weight oil for normal to dry skin, and is ideal for sensitive and winter skin.
Ferns and Moss Face Serum is a highly concentrated product whose rejuvenative properties will be best perceived and appreciated by mature, dry, and damaged skin types.
Black Locust Firming Concentrate is another rich yet noncomedogenic oil. Black Locust was created specifically for skin with signs of aging; it is firming, rejuvenative, and wrinkle-reducing.
Ferns and Moss Serum and Black Locust Firming Concentrate are thicker oils that contain anti-acne ingredients. Ruby is the lightest and fastest absorbing of our oils, and Magical Babassu is the most creamy and most soothing.
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, Ferns and Moss, and Black Locust are most popular in the colder months. Many customers alternate two of our oils to provide the skin with a wide range of nutrients.
For all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive.
Organic cold-press unrefined Psidium guajava (guava) seed oil (India), cold-press unrefined Silybum marianum (milk thistle) seed oil*, cold-press unrefined Vacinnium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil*, cold-press unrefined whole-fruit Rosa canina (rosehip) oil*, cold-press unrefined Plukenetia volubilis (sacha inchi) seed oil* or †, cold-press unrefined Rubus ideaus (raspberry) seed oil (organic whenever available), cold-press unrefined Caryocar braziliensis (pequi) fruit oil†, cold-press unrefined Moringa oleifera seed oil†, cold-press unrefined Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) nut kernel oil (India)*, Curcuma longa (turmeric) root Supercritical CO2 Select extract*, cold-press unrefined Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil†, tocopherol (vit. E from non-GMO sunflowers), organic Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) seed CO2 Total extract, organic Apium graveolens (celery) CO2 Total extract, Acacia dealbata (mimosa) flower absolute† (artisanally extracted in Grasse, France).
*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.
All absolutes are hexane free whenever available.
Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch. Gluten free.
Full size: 15 ml
Travel size: 5 ml
Handcrafted in Washington
Freshness guaranteed for 6 months