The ancient and mysterious Fig Tree has long been revered for its beauty, and heady fruit. The trees themselves hold a special place in history, as well. In many religions, Figs represent peace, fertility and prosperity. It's fitting that such a beloved tree has inspired our gentle oil cleanser; Fig and Lavender.
The leaves and fruit have been used for centuries for various skin ailments.
Our organic Fig oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the fig fruit. Its oil is a gorgeous golden color, with a hint of orange. Its intoxicating aroma fills the air with a sweet, creamy and powdery scent.
Its oil is rich with skin-nourishing vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants that help maintain the skin's natural elasticity. Abundant in Copper, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, and Riboflavin. These components are well known for providing much needed relief and nutrition for stressed, irritated, and dry skin. No wonder we love it so much! It contains 40% of Omega-3, 30% of Omega-6 and 17% of Omega-9. This is the ultimate skin food!
Ficin, a natural enzyme found in figs helps in breaking down the keratin protein in the upper layer of the skin, which bonds dead skin cells together. This results in smoother, softer skin and also helps diminish scars and pigmentation. This gentle exfoliator brightens the skin and cleanses pores, while delivering hydration to even the driest skin types.
Skin Benefits: high in antioxidants that help minimize the signs of aging; hydrates and moisturizes skin to maintain a healthy natural skin barrier, helps repair damaged skin, effectively regenerates skin cells, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, and has incredible emollient properties which softens and soothes the skin. Along with being an antioxidant, fig has been shown to enhance skin’s hydration by preventing water loss from skin’s uppermost layers.
Featured in our Fig and Lavender Cleanser