Hot climates create plants with the best defenses for harsh terrain. Whether it be an arid desert or humid tropical savannah, the blistering heat of these landscapes stimulates plants to create an array of attributes for living in such extreme conditions. These regions foster fortitude, and throughout millennia the plants native to these places have evolved not only to protect themselves from their environment, but thrive within it. In order to survive they must develop compounds and mechanisms that address protection, repair, moisture and nutrient retention.
Lucky for us humans, as a result of this evolution, many desert plants have an incredible ability to moisturize, smooth, nourish and replenish the skin. We at evanhealy have had tremendous success in working with these hot-climate botanicals, and found them all to be highly moisturizing, hydrating, protective, cooling, rejuvenating, and nourishing. Plants like jojoba, aloe vera, prickly pear, shea butter, coconut, argan, blue tansy, and yucca. There are countless plant-treasures to be found in these ecosystems.
Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir is a love song to the desert. A quiet chorus of three desert gems - Prickly Pear, Jojoba, and Blue Tansy.
Found in deserts all over the world the opuntia species has been a global dietary staple for millennia. Both the cactus pads and the cactus fruit are edible. The precious oil comes from the small dark seeds within the fruit, and is extracted through cold pressing.
Prickly pear seed oil contains twice the vitamin E of argan and a hefty dose of antioxidants. It is rich in linoleic acid, a nourishing, softening and quick-absorbing essential fatty acid. Studies have indicated that blemish-prone skin is often deficient in linoleic acid, which helps to explain why both blemish-prone and mature skin experience such tremendous results from this beautifully restorative oil. It feels lightweight but delivers deep moisture into the cells, while promoting elasticity, pacifying heat and fending off free radicals.
Our luscious Prickly Pear Seed Oil comes to us from a self-governed Women’s Cooperative in southern Morocco.
Also native to North Africa, Blue Tansy is an absolute skin savior. Distillation transforms the golden flower of blue tansy into a deep and mystical azure. The resulting essential oil contains a significant dose of chamazulene - an incredibly heat pacifying compound that contributes to blue tansy’s profoundly calming, cooling, and soothing abilities.
Jojoba oil is created from the seeds of a humble desert bush and is technically not an oil but a liquid wax ester. Our certified organic Jojoba comes from a small, family-run farm in Arizona, its native territory, and is ideal for nourishing and balancing all skin conditions. Used for thousands of years by the indigenous people of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico to nourish and protect parched skin, its fatty-acid profile resembles human sebum more closely than any other plant oil. Jojoba harmonizes all skin.
Blend a few luminous drops with your HydroSoul of choice and gently massage into the landscape of your skin. Face, neck and décolletage. Add a few more mists of HydroSoul and press into skin.
This otherworldly elixir illuminates, softens, cools and restores, creating truly succulent & supple skin.