Crema de Aphrodite


Rejuvenating facial cream

This luxurious facial tonic —named for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty & passion— is crafted to keep skin vibrant & youthful.

A blend of skin loving herbs grown in our mountainside gardens rejuvenates and heals. Green tea helps to improve the health of aging skin and prevents wrinkles by improving elasticity and protecting the skin from solar UVB damage. Its nutrient and antioxidant rich leaves are soothing and moisturizing.

Comfrey is regenerative and nourishing, promoting elasticity and helping to prevent wrinkles. Calendula is well loved in folk medicine for its ability to restore the skin, including preventing wrinkles and a promoting collagen production for a healthy glow. Elderflower is gently astringent, soothing, and toning.

Lavender oil soothes and protects skin, helping to reduce redness, inflammation, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. It’s natural anti-bacterial properties help to cleanse skin and reduce acne.

A blend of nourishing oils & butters moisturizes and rejuvenates skin. Cacao butter is an excellent emollient that softens and soothes. Sunflower oil is easily absorbed into the skin, helping to hydrate skin & improving its ability to retain moisture. It is rich in vitamin E, which helps to protect the skin from premature aging due to sun damage.

Lard from pastured hogs is rich in vitamin D, which helps to promote clear complexion by reducing acne, dark spots, and fine lines and promoting collagen production. It’s also a great source of vitamin A, which when applied topically helps to reduce redness, age spots, fine lines, & wrinkles due to its anti-inflammatory and collagen boosting effects.

Lard also provides omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial to the appearance and function of your skin. They are particularly important for protecting your skin from sun damage. Lard is rich in vitamin E, as well, which is also helpful for protecting the skin from harmful UV light that can cause dark spots and wrinkles.

Coconut oil hydrates skin, reduces inflammation, and boosts collagen. Castor oil is rich in fatty acids and is beneficial to the overall health of skin. It’s antioxidant rich and moisturizing properties help to prevent premature aging of the skin that can lead to wrinkles.

Beeswax creates a protective barrier on the skin, helping to lock in moisture. It is a humectant, which means that it attracts water molecules to help skin stay hydrated. Beeswax is also rich in vitamin A.

To use: gently massage a small amount of cream into your face in the evening. For the best results, apply regularly.

Ingredients: sunflower oil (Helianthus annuus), lard, coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), cacao butter (Theobroma cacao), castor oil (Ricinus communis), beeswax, green tea (Camellia sinensis),* comfrey (Symphytum officinale),* calendula (Calendula officinalis),* elderflower (Sambucus nigra),* honey,* vitamin E oil, & the essential oil of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

* Indicates ingredients that are grown or produced at Sierra y Cielo

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