Timeless apothecary recipe: sublime, natural, rich, comforting.
Essential protector of the delicate eye area. Prevention of lines and wrinkles. Smoothing and hydrating.
Global care sublimating all four core principles of quality skin care.
This balm is the natural expression of my European apothecary heritage. Years ago I had found the recipe in an old notebook, graciously shared with her young and curious colleague by my first boss who was at the time nearing retirement, and who had acquired it from her mentor decades before. It was a simple formula which had never gone out of fashion. The original goes back a long time and it contained Spermaceti, one of the highest praised skin care ingredients of the past, which was already substituted by that time in response to the ethical awareness and anti-whaling sentiments. The formula must have had countless different variants from apothecary to apothecary, and between cultures and epochs. In my own versions, I had introduced different changes over the years: adding carefully selected organic oils naturally rich in omega fatty acids, introducing wild and organic plant extracts, organic Shea butter, infused herbal oils such as Calendula and Arnica - essentially modernizing it without ever steering away from the original principles. I believe that many of our long-time customers over the years had come to view this formula as an emblem of my work and our commitment to quality and care, and I am very proud of it.
Chia seed oil*
Sacha Inchi oil*
Rosehip seed oil
Lanolin of pharmaceutical purity blended with Jojoba*, Grapeseed and Avocado oils, pure unbleached Beeswax, Glycerin* and Aloe Vera, provide an authentic example of the concept where the base formula is the formula. The actives are beautiful embellishment adding their own unique signature and power to an already superb product.
* - organic
Rich and creamy balm with texture melting into the skin. Unscented.
Evening/Bedtime: perfect time for applying the Iconic Beauty Balm. Pat gently under the eye and on the eyelid, never too close to the eye. It can be used as a masque/treatment for very dry skin.
Morning: pat gently under the eye and on the eyelid, never too close to the eye. Blot out after few minutes in order to apply makeup. If the perfect balance with makeup can’t be achieved, reserve the evening as the special time for applying this balm. It will still work its magic.