The formula for Indagare's Signature Night Recovery Oil took us ten months and hundreds of iterations to perfect. It is why we've named it our Signature product. The time, commitment and passion that went into developing a face oil that was divinely effective for just about any skin type, but particularly those needing an extra dose of skin nutrition, were all-consuming.
This is a luxurious face oil comprised of some of the most powerful botanical oils available, meticulously formulated and delicately hand blended in small batches. Each of the handpicked ingredients offers amazing skin benefits.
Certified Organic, first cold-pressed Argan and Prickly Pear Seed oils are sourced ethically from a co-op of women artisans in rural Morocco. To these, we add Rosehip oil as it is a natural source of the powerful antioxidant lycopene and boasts high levels of Trans-Retinoic Acid which converts to Vitamin A.
Tamanu oil is an important addition to the formula due to its regenerating powers and ability to promote new, healthy cell growth. Healing Tamanu has been used by indigenous people of the South Pacific for centuries for its rejuvenating qualities and is an omega 9 fatty acid.
Hazelnut oil is an excellent toner for the skin, a gentle oil that is unlikely to irritate, and bursting with nutrients, flavonoids, and antioxidants yet able to reach deep within the layers of skin to help strengthen.
Evening Primrose is known for its ability to heal and reduce inflammation due to its high GLA content and was a natural choice for this divine elixir.
Sea Buckthorn oil brings the rare omega-7 to the mix and is acknowledged for its regenerative properties and offers wonderful skin strengthening benefits when applied topically.
Pomegranate oil contains a high concentration of ellagic acid which helps in preventing wrinkles and UV damage and helps inhibit matrix metalloproteinase (MMP), an enzyme that signals collagen breakdown. The University of Michigan did a study that found that pomegranate seed oil with its omega-5 (believed to be one of the most potent antioxidants known to man) content helps speed up skin rejuvenation. We use the concentrated co2 variant of Pomegranate in our night oil.
Bulgarian Rose is one of the most expensive essential oils in the world, and for a good reason. Prized for its many skin benefits, we use it in this formula for its powerful moisturising properties, and its unique ability to open up your skin, so it absorbs more of the stunning nutrients packed into Signature Night Recovery Oil's little black bottle.
It is said that if Rose essential oil is the Queen of oils, then Jasmine is the King and you'll love the exquisite undertone of Jasmine to this luxurious oil's scent. Beyond the intoxicating scent, Jasmine helps rejuvenate skin and even the appearance of skin tone.
Immortelle has been used by Mediterranean cultures for healing for centuries, and it’s one of the few essential oils that contain 'diketones,' known to help reduce discolouration and the appearance of age spots.
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh were the fabled gifts to baby Jesus, and while we don't offer gold in this face oil, we do include the last two. Frankincense has been used for healthy skin for centuries and we use it in this formula for its astringent properties. Myrrh is a potent antioxidant and wonderful for mature skin as it helps soothe and heal.
Carrot Seed essential oil is rich in carotenoids that help decrease damage from ultraviolet exposure. It is wonderful for helping to rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin, is very moisturising, and is great for sensitive skin types.
Lavender is commonly used to help soothe and heal, while Cypress helps to increase blood flow to strengthen capillaries and also has wonderful anti-bacterial benefits.
Although this formula is not necessarily designed for congested skin, the founder of Indagare struggled with acne for two decades, so always considers the comedogenic rating as part of the holistic approach to formulation. As such, the oils in our Signature Night Recovery Oil are either a 0 or very low on this scale. Almost all of the ingredients are Certified Organic.
What does it smell like?:
With essential oils including Jasmine, Rose, Immortelle, Frankincense and Lavender playing a lead role in this divine face oil’s star cast, there is little wonder our customers tell us that our Signature Night Recovery Oil is a beautiful ritual that they look forward to at night, with a subtle yet heavenly scent that is an indulgence in itself.
Full ingredient list:
Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil*, Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Rosa Eglanteria (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Seed Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed CO2 Extract*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit CO2 Extract*, Jasmine Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Oil, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil* Rosa Damascena Flower (Bulgarian Rose) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolen (Geranium) Oil* Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil* Boswellia Rivae (Frankincense) Oil*, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary) Extract*. In addition to the 18 botanical and essential oils we add Tocopherol (Vitamin E). (*DENOTES CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT)