When Imbibe Skincare took the chemical properties of desert plant-life, and incorporated their skin saving properties into vital, regenerative skincare formulation, Imbibe was ‘Desert-Born’.
“Imbibe Skincare products feature extracts of wildcrafted desert botanicals such as Larrea, Desert Sage and Juniper Berries. These plants grow in the wild where they are nurtured by sunlight and rain and are neither crossbred, chemically fertilized or even irrigated. They remain free of the harsh chemicals so prevalent in plant life today. “
Imbibe Skincare is 20 years in the making. This wildcrafted brand carefully selects only the freshest natural and organic ingredients that nature has to offer, while harvesting only what they need, nothing goes to waste. I’ve been incredibly lucky to sample some products from their line, and here are some stand-outs for sure!
Perfect 9 Balancing Oil Blend* $35
In the Perfect 9 Balancing Oil Blend, nine exquisite oils (of natural and organic origin) are blended to create an ultra-nourishing cleansing oil that washes away impurities, balances skin’s ph, and hydrates. Together, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, kukui nut oil, rose hip oil, carrot seed oil, rosewood oil, rosemary oil, rose oil, and geranium oil effortlessly glides across the skin, removing all traces of makeup. The combination of essential oils, create an uplifting and sensual aroma that smells predominately of roses. Cleansing oils are a must-have addition to your skin care routine, and the Perfect 9 is indeed one very ‘perfect’ cleanser. For additional hydration, add this oil to your favorite moisturizer for an extra boost. The Perfect 9 can be followed up with the Pearl Essence, for a very effective double cleanse.
Pearl Essence Cleansing Minerals* $28
Pearl Essence is a powdered mineral treatment that is unlike any other product I have come across. This versatile product, with its unique texture and instant benefits, have quickly won me over. The Cleansing Minerals can be used as a cleanser, mask, and scalp treatment. It contains potato, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid (vitamin c), 50+ trace mineral sea salts, organic sugar cane, organic milk, and powdered pearls, along with the essential oils ,juniper berry, pine needle, cedarwood, lime, lily of the valley, vetiver and rose geranium. Yes, I said powdered pearls. It’s actually been used for thousands of years in both skin care and medicine, and not until recently have I seen it popping up in skin care and supplements. They contain anti-oxidants, promote skin firmness and collagen production, and are said to “enhance the water holding capacity of the skin.” So, if someone asks, you may indeed say “I wash my skin with pearls.”
When combined with water, the minerals pop and bubble on contact. To cleanse the skin, quickly spread the mixture across your face, adding water as you go along. You will immediately notice just how different this cleanser is. The Pearl Essence offers a slight tingle, and coats the skin in textural dream. It’s a step above creamy, more like a slippery, soft, liquid silk. While it cleanses, it nourishes the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It’s perfect for all skin types and I highly recommend it for drier types. The essence may also be used as an overnight acne spot treatment.
For a moisturizing mask, add the essence to your favorite moisturizer. Or, as Imbibe Skincare is created to work synergistically with one another, it is recommended to use with their Uplifted Regenerating Cream. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, et voila, smooth, soft skin. I also like to mix the powdered pearls with honey for a nourishing and clarifying facial. You may as well, combine the Pearl Essence with your favorite shampoo for a deep scalp treatment.
Available at imbibeskincare.com