Zephorium Soul Tonic Carnelian Crystal Face Serum – 30ml (£36.00)
Time for something a little bit different! We’re all familiar with face oils and serums, I am a big fan and regular user of them as oils are able to penetrate deeper into the skin than any moisturising cream. So allow me to introduce you to a brand called Zephrorium.
Zephroium have created a range of natural skincare products and I’ve been trying out their 85% organic Carnelian Crystal with Carrot Oil and Sweet Orange Oil face serum. Presented in a bright orange coloured frosted glass bottle with a pipet lid, this face oil has an unusual and intriguing list of ingredients.
The base and biggest ingredient in the bottle is organic apricot kernel oil, followed by carrot oil infused with sunflower oil. Then we find sweet orange oil, natural source vitamin E, frankincense oil and finally palmarosa oil. That’s it. No fillers, artificial colourings, perfumes or preservatives. Produced in Suffolk and using British suppliers.
So what makes this oil different from most other face oils on the market? On closer examination of the ingredients list, you will find references to Potentised Carnelian Crystal D200 in Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, Potentised Carnelian Crystal D 400 in Boswelia Carterii and Potentised Carnelian Crystal D1000 in Cymbopogon Martini. I had the pleasure of chatting with the company founder Sarah Cox, whilst at a recent trade event and asked her, “what does this all mean?”.
“The Homeopathic potency is in the aromatherapy in three different potencies as the different potencies offer a slightly different vibration. I find it beneficial to have a blend of vibrations. The homepathically potentised crystal is in the bottle in vibrational form only so no physical crystal remains. The energy of Carnelian crystal is all about grounding and restoring vitality and crystal healers will tell you that it is a wonderful crystal for helping to overcome lack of trust. I think it works beautifully with the carrot oil which is such a vibrant oil packed with vitamins. Many companies use a synthetic version of Vitamin A, I like to use the real thing!”
I used this face oil mainly at night before bed. Applying a few drops onto the fingers then massage on to the face. You can use it just on its own, or for especially dry skin, follow with your moisturiser of choice. If you’re in a real hurry, you can even apply a few drops directly on to your moisturiser, combine and apply to the face. The oil leaves your face feeling hydrated, comforted and soothed.
There are two big effects you notice when using this oil. Firstly, is the aroma. It is packed with the zesty uplifting aroma of freshly squeezed oranges, making it an absolute pleasure to use. Secondly is the colour. The base ingredients being apricot and orange oil have that naturally bright orange hue, which with regular use, did seem to give my face an almost sun kissed complexion. Whilst using this face oil I had more than one person ask me “Have you been away?”.
The use of carrot oil provides the skin with natural source vitamin A, combined with natural source vitamin E found in the form of Alpha Tocopherol. This face oil is not only a delight to use but also treats the skin to a vitamin packed boost every time you use it.
Ingredients: Prunus Armeniaca* (Apricot Kernel*). Daucis Carota infused in Helianthus Annus (Sunflower oil). Potentised Carnelian Crystal D200 in Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange Oil). Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E Oil). Potentised Carnelian Crystal D 400 in Boswelia Carterii (Frankincense Oil). Potentised Carnelian Crystal D1000 in Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa Oil) *Organic