SMOOTH OPERATOR / Unfolding Face Balsam
[Free of Essential Oils]
Ritualistic moments of softening edges.
Time slows right down with this sultry unguent that smoothes and softens everything: folds, lines, edges, cracks, tension, mood, temper...
I created this composition as an Ode to artisan coffee and it's incredible contributions to healthy, smooth, strong, unfolded skin. It is also an homage to our friend Paul Geshos of Mecca Coffee and his beautiful work with small ethical coffee farmers and collectives around the world. The knowledge and dedication of everyone to the whole process, the quality and ritual is mind blowing.
Both the 'silver skin' coffee husk and dried 'Cascara' coffee cherry are byproducts of Paul's artisanal coffee creation, and I’m so grateful to be allowed to phoenix them as SMOOTH OPERATOR.
Sun-infused extracts of 'Cascara' coffee cherry and 'Silver skin' coffee husk pair with unrefined green coffee seed oil and roast coffee bean oil to deliver the whole spectrum of this magical fruit most of us consume daily – a simply habitual moment for some, a deeply ritualistic moment for others. For Christo and I, having coffee together every morning is a moment when time stands still, surfaces become smooth, edges soften, and infinite possibilities unfold.
Unrefined Maracuja seed oil, Cranberry seed oil, Chia seed oil, Passionflower extract, Marshmallow extract, Vanilla extract, Bacuri Butter and Beeswax help hydrate, plump, maintain hyaluronic acids, stabilise collagen and amplify all of Coffee's skin smoothing properties.
ZERO ESSENTIAL OILS
To let the aromas and fragrances of my extracts and oils unfold naturally, I have chosen to add zero essential oils to any of our KAIROS MOMENT compositions. This means their energetic ethereal body charge is much more subtle and comes from the naturally occurring, non-isolated essential oils within the plant matter like seeds, fruit, flowers, leaves, bark, etc I am extracting into biodynamic Olive oil. The aroma of these very complex compositions is oscillating, specific, momentous – Kairological.
For women and men of all skin types. Especially benefits mature, wrinkled, lined, sensitive + dry skin.
Great to use daily or alternate with any other composition from the KAIROS collection. Or mix and match if you're game - this is your moment!
Massage a few drops into still damp, clean skin every morning, using your ring fingers starting from the eyes. Your ring fingers have the lightest touch of all your digits and won’t pull your skin.
Layer under PRECIOUS FACE ELIXIR and/or ELEMENTAL DAY SILK if desired. We recommend using our compositions for a few weeks exclusively to harness it’s potency and gently transition your skin into it’s new, natural and healthy state.
GREEN COFFEE SEED OIL*
Helps with building collagen.
Maintains the skins moisture balance.
Minimises puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.
ROASTED COFFEE BEAN OIL*
Promotes collagen synthesis.
Enhances the skin's hygroscopic properties.
Stimulate cell detoxification and turnover.
'SILVER SKIN' COFFEE HUSK EXTRACT^
Increases skin hydration and firmness.
Diminishes redness and inflammation.
Helps protect against free radical damage.
'CASCARA' COFFEE CHERRY EXTRACT^
Helps reduce fine lines, and sun damage.
Helps prevent cellular damage to the skin.
Helps eliminate skin blemishes + acne.
CHIA SEED OIL*
Richest botanical source of Omega-3 fatty acid.
Helps plump and maintain moisture levels.
Reduces lines + dryness.
MARACUJA SEED OIL*
Ultra hydrating and quickly absorbing.
Minimises the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
Helps increase skin elasticity.
CRANBERRY SEED OIL*
The only oil with a perfect ratio of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.
Stabilises the skin's lipid barrier protection.
Provides intense hydration and moisture retention.
Helps soften lines and cracks.
Helps repair and maintain barrier function.
Neutralises free radicals.
Superior skin softening properties.
Helps maintain the skin hyaluronic acid levels.
Soothes inflamed and sensitive skin.
Neutralises free radicals.
Stimulates cell regeneration
Protects from environmental stressors
Stimulates new cell growth.
Guards against free radical damage.
Maintains moisture balance and elasticity.
Strenghtens skin tissue.
Promotes the skin's natural production of hyaluronic acid.
Locks in Moisture.
Soothes cracked, element beaten skin.
SAFFRON STIGMA EXTRACT*
Helps increase oxygen flow.
Strong anti-oxidative properties.
MYRRH RESIN EXTRACT^
Facilitates speedy wound healing.
FRANKINCENSE SACRA RESIN EXTRACT*
Comforts the soul, lifts anxiety.
Astringents tone and firm.
Stimulates cell repair and balances pigmentation.
24 KARAT GOLD"
Receives sun energy and grounds intentions
Boosts collagen integrity.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC **CERTIFIED DEMETER BIODYNAMIC ^WILDCRAFTED “NON-NANO.
A KAIROS MOMENT CAPSULE COLLECTION
MOMENTOUS. LUCID. FUN.
“To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an hour." ~William Blake Kairos Time - as opposed to Chronos time, is non-linear. Kairos time does not get measured, does not run to schedules. It is the cyclic time of the soul, divine sparks of new directions, aha-moments of deep insights, transformative decisions, inspired creations, and, most importantly, of floating idleness. Kairos moments arise in stillness and appear in the eye of storms. When our chronos-time bound ego falters, when we surrender our self to Nature, it finds our wounded openings and pours light into all our cracks. Kairos moments are transcendental, magical,
I created our vivid new compositions during our very own Kairos moment in 2020, when time stood still for all of us. And in that elastic pause between inhale and exhale we got to play, explore and make some skincare magic.
An Ode to Now.
Johanna + Christo xx