Already a huge fan of body oils, my latest one – Kypris Body Elixir: Inflorescence – has me swooning. It’s organic luxury that is so good for the skin I feel positively virtuous every time I use it.
KYPRIS is an organic line of holistic skin care with wild-crafted, sustainable grown ingredients. You may have heard of them before since they were Green Spa Network’s 2014 Green Product Company of the Year. Entrepreneur and feminist champion Chase Polan created this line which debuted in 2012. Kypris has six serums and elixirs the moisturize, protect, and repair the skin.
Body Elixir: Inflorescence ($95) is skin care for the body. It’s the first product on the market with actives typically found in face products. Kypris says this body oil is “equal parts ecstatic beauty experience, targeted, multi-active skin care, lymphatic movement, aromatherapy and AM/PM self-care ritual tool”. The oils and essential oils are organic, wild crafted, co-op sourced, local, and sustainable procured.
I am absolutely in love with the Arts and Crafts era, so I adore the packaging. The body oil comes in a beautiful felt bag that houses the 3.4 fl oz glass bottle with a lace motif design that was inspired by Arts and Crafts. The body oil isn’t greasy, and it leaves skin unbelievably soft, plumped, and luminous. It has a definite herbal scent when first applied, but the scent is gone within five minutes so it doesn’t conflict with your favorite fragrance.
The fabulous ingredients treat your body with the same loving care that great skin products treat your face. Chase Polan developed this oil because she knows that women typically take good care of skin from the neck up…but the decollete and beyond are often completely forgotten. Just take a look at these amazing ingredients that not only hydrate and enhance elasticity, but also give an antioxidant boost to SPF:
Morinda Oil – From the kernels of The Miracle Tree which thrives in extreme weather conditions and yields parts so nutrient-dense they are prized in malnutrition relief and wellness circles alike. KYPRIS’ moringa kernel oil is from a co-operative effort that uses the leaves for hunger relief and the kernels for the oil. A wealth of vitamins, nutrients, and fatty acids from the kernels of this miraculous tree that flourishes even in drought soothes and nourishes stubborn, dry skin. The kernels can be used to regrow the trees but so can clippings of the leaves. The kernels can clarify water but not purify water to an extent that it is potable, so they are best used for their nourishing oil which is not traditionally consumed. The Moringa Kernel oil in this product benefits Trees for Life. (Nicaragua)
Prickly Pear – Wild crafted from the Arizona high desert and the result of a 3+ year collaboration with a wild crafting group, our organic, wild crafted Prickly Pear seed oil is a unique wealth of amino acids and vitamin E that soothes stressed and tired skin.
Tamanu – Organically grown and pressed by a co-operative in Tahiti, Tamanu oil inspires cellular renewal, is used in France to help heal burned skin, and is fantastic for enhancing the elasticity of pregnant bellies.
Sunflower – Local, organic blooms yield a golden seed oil wealthy in sun-protective beta carotene and an auspicious fatty acid composition for a delicate emollience.
Neroli and Sweet Orange –Clinically tested with zero evidence of irritation or photo-toxicity in the sun, our sun-safe blend of neroli and sweet orange essential oils are aroma-therapeutically beneficial for both the nervous system and the skin. Uplifting, energizing, soothing, toning to both the nervous system and the skin.
Iris Leaf Stem Cells and Vitamin C Ester – Created using the best of green technologies to inspire and protect collagen and to plump skin to a vibrant luminosity.
Body Elixir: Inflorescence retails for $95 is available through estheticians, skin care spas and centers, physicians’ offices, apothecaries, and online at www.kyprisbeauty.com. Do your body a huge favor and pick up a bottle of this fabulous body oil. – Lisa
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