Aquifer - Face and Hair Oil for Dry skin
A crafted balance of richly nourishing plant oils, including luxurious organic Prickly Pear Seed oil and olive-derived Squalane, AQUIFER soothes and quenches dry skin and hair, facilitating a return to natural balance over time.
AQUIFER's healing power also shines for other skin types in the harsher winter months, supporting weather-confused skin in adapting to seasonal changes.
High levels of natural forms of vitamin E, sterols, and polyphenols encourage collagen production and skin regeneration.
Our Base Oils are our signature multi-functional oils. They are Microbiome-friendly with no essential oils, fragrances, or fillers. Made with high-quality ingredients that are organic, wildcrafted or natural; cruelty-free and sustainable.
All of our Base Oils are essential-oil free and fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and suitable for sensitive skin. They are exceptionally gentle formulas that soothe skin both young and mature.
Choose Aquifer for skin that:
- Appears dull and/or rough, with some flaking in areas
- Lacks elasticity, with accentuated fine lines and wrinkles
And/or hair and scalp that is:
- Quite dry, requiring minimal washes during the week
- Frizzy and/or straw-like in texture
- Flaking, perhaps itchy, with dandruff
Use as a face, neck and body moisturizer, makeup remover, oil cleanser, facial massage oil, and all-over hair oil.
Extra-Virgin Avocado Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Camellia Oil, Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Squalane (Olive-Derived), Vitamin E
A 75ml timeless bottle that blends gracefully into any space. Label-free with a simple, removable paper tag on cotton string.
No fix-it messaging, no branding, no plastic.
Made from hand blown borosilicate glass, these apothecary bottles with ground glass stoppers come wax sealed, are easily reusable or can be returned (for re-use) when you join our refill program.
Love the bottles but don't want to keep multiple empties around?
When you subscribe (below), we send you a new, full bottle with a return label for your used bottle. Just pop your empty bottle in the box and mail it back to us for free. We make them sparkly again to cycle back into our line.
Aquifer is made with:
Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Prickly Pear Seed oil contains the most vitamin E content of any topical oil (150% more than Argan Oil) and the highest percentage of essential fatty acids (EFA’s). It is known for its healing, anti-inflammatory, acne reductive, skin-lightening and moisture retentive properties. The oil sinks rapidly into the skin and brings other important nutrients along with it - like the potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, present in the oil - many of which have powerful antioxidant capabilities.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil penetrates damaged cells and softens them, allowing for better reception of hydration, and thus regeneration.
A brilliant moisturizer with strong antibacterial properties, Camellia Oil reduces inflammation and redness, and smooths skin tone.
The slow pour.
The old-school pour. It's such a simple thing, yet it's hard find a skincare option out there that doesn't have a complicated plastic pump or bulb dropper or a spray. Are all the little parts really necessary?
It takes a little practice to get the tilt, but more so it just takes presence.
Sometimes rather than innovate we just need to strip away the over-complications.
An enduring alternative.
If you typically use a dropper, our hand-carved crystalline facial massage wand functions as one, making it effortless to lift and dispense a precise number of droplets into your hand. It also doubles as a facial massage tool.
Ethically sourced and artisanally carved, this design serves multiple purposes and can endure use upon use over time. Our crystalline wands have never seen the inside of a factory and are carefully cut to minimize wastage.
The unbranded bottle
We don’t brand our bottles. We love our logo, but you probably don’t care to see our name every time you lift the bottle. There is enough constant, subliminal exposure to branding, marketing, and messaging throughout any given day.
The Timeless Bottle
We encourage reuse and that’s the second reason why we keep our bottle unbranded. You’ll like it better unstamped. We dream that one day your bottle will be considered “vintage” or “antique” and be truly functional in a number of uses around the home.
The Borosilicate Bottle
We chose all glass to eliminate plastic completely, but we choose borosilicate for the following reasons: 1) completely safe and nontoxic, and does not leach 2) Unlike standard type III glass, it’s resistant to thermal shock. So when you decide reuse the bottle, feel free to boil it. 3) Because of the thickness we are able to achieve with this type of glass, it’s 30% lighter than the ubiquitous boston round in a comparable size.
The Wax Sealed Bottle
We ship our bottles sealed with natural wax. We've been tweaking our method for years. Our solution is unconventional. It’s not machinated, and therefore it comes with imperfections. No bottle is a perfectly cloned iteration of the last one. To us that's all the messaging needed.
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