Kavana's light and luxurious face cream is powered by Kavana's signature Phyto-5 blend of five plant oils (Calendula, Comfrey, Echinacea, Plantain and Rosehip seed oil) macerated in Sunflower seed oil along with:
- silk peptides support a healthy barrier on the skin, protecting the skin from damage and dehydration. (source 1, source)
- mango butter Rich in Vitamins A, C and E, which may help protect the skin from sun damage and blue light from screens and Vitamin C may help stimulate collagen production. When applied topically, mango butter can form a protective layer that may help moisturize the skin. (source1, source 2)
orange blossom hydrolat
A natural astringent rich in Vitamins B & C that may help refine pores, brighten, soothe and hydrate the skin giving it a radiant glow.
sugar cane derived squalane Produced via the fermentation of renewable sugar cane, stable plant based squalane is a multi-purpose, light, breathable, soft and non-comedogenic oil, similar to human squalene (with an 'e') found in the human body, largely circulating (~13%) in the skin, in sebum, the skin's natural oil (source1, source 2). It is known for it's anti-oxidant, detoxifying, hydrating and emollient properties (source), and may be used on acne and eczema prone skin, as well as sensitive skin.
allantoin and panthenol (Vitamin B5)
essential oils, a signature blend of certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, including cardamom, fir balsam, patchouli and clary sage.
SKINCARE TIP: Add a few drops of your favourite Kavana Face Nectar (Rose, Cocoa or Niaouli) to your cream before applying it for an extra silky, soft application. Simply warm these up together by emulsifying in the palns of hands, pat onto the skin of face, neck and decolletage day and night, (pre-ski and apres ski!) to protect and hydrate your skin from the elements.
Available in 50mL jar. Convenient 30mL travel size, is exclusively available in our Skincare Essentials Travel Set.
SKIN TYPE: Ideal for dry, sensitive, normal, combination skin.
GLUTEN-FREE | NON-TOXIC| CRUELTY-FREE | VEGAN | NON-NANO | GMO FREE
Handmade in Toronto, Canada with non-toxic, premium ingredients. Help minimize plastic pollution by choosing Kavana's elegant, easily cleaned and reusable/ recyclable frosted glass and aluminum options.
Volume: Small travel size: 30gr/ 1oz. Regular Large size: 50gr/ 1.7oz
This cream is packaged in airtight, leak-proof, refillable, clear, frosted glass jars that preserve the freshness of our creams. A recyclable, brushed aluminum, matte silver cap and a recylcable BPA-free, plastic liner, to help preserve product freshness.
How to Use
Warm a dime-sized amount in the palms of your hands and gently press this silky cream into clean skin with a dynamic upwards motion, including the neck, decolletage and chest, morning and night. Pair with a drop of your favourite Kavana Phyto-5 Face Nectar, to seal moisture in the skin. This non-toxic product can be used daily assist skin that feels soft and supple to the touch, ready to face the elements.
USE IT WITH: Kavana Rose Glow Mist, Kavana Phyto 5 Restorative Rose Nectar, Kavana Phyto-5 Nourishing Niaouli Nectar, Kavana Phyto-5 Cacao-Immortelle Nectar, or Kavana Phyto 5 Hemp and Jojoba Beard oil and Kavana Phyto 5 Luminous Eye Cream.
Aging gracefully with radiant skin has never been easier! This product contains silk peptides, so is not considered vegan.
Orange blossom hydrolat: Orange Blossom hydrolat is known to exhibit anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti oxidant activity (source 1, source 2, source 3), and may provide skin with a fresh feel, balance the pH with it's natural acidity, may soothe redness and irritation from sun exposure or sensitivity, may help brighten and unify uneven skin tone, soften and refresh a dull complexion, giving a radiant glow. It may also help in restoring vitality and suppleness to the skin and it's soft scent is a sensorial delight.(source 1, source 2, source 3)
Squalane (Sugar cane derived): A super-lightweight, non-greasy, quick absorbing, saturated oil, formed when squalene* undergoes a hydrogenation process, which turns it into a stable, fully saturated oil with a long shelf life called squalane. (source) The squalane used herein, is derived and created from sugar cane squalene.
Squalane has been shown to have excellent irritation preventing properties. (source) Clinically proven to be non-irritating, this non-comodogenic oil, it is particularly excellent for people with sensitive skin conditions, including acne, as it may be helpful in regulating excess oil production and may also be soothing for cracked, chapped, eczema prone skin. (source)
A naturally antibacterial oil, squalane helps fight bacteria on the skin and protect from oxidative damage, caused by free radical that can accelerate age spots and premature aging. (source)
*squalene is found in olives, sugarcane, wheat germ, rice bran, palm trees and shark liver. The squalane used in Kavana products, is 100% derived from sugar cane squalene.
Silk peptides: Hydrolized silk peptides contain large amounts of hydroxyl amino-acids which are known for their important role in regulating moisture content of the skin and water binding process. Serine in silk, helps form a protective barrier on the skin and lends it's characteristic silk-like texture to this facial cream. (source)
Silk-containing products are known for their ability to support a healthy barrier on the skin, protecting the skin from damage and dehydration. However, this benefit should be attributed to the silk proteins, sericin and fibroin rather than the amino acids. (source 1, source)
Allantoin: Allantoin is widely considered to be a versatile, safe, and effective skin care ingredient with many different benefits that may include smoothing, softening, and healing of skin, promoting the shedding of outer layers of the epidermis, cellular replication and healthy tissue growth. (source) Most famously derived from comfrey's root mucilage, this emollient , which is also endogenous to the human body, can also be chemically synthesized. (source)
Panthenol/ Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Panthenol/ Vitamin B5: This ingredient is a natural form of Vitamin B5 (aka pantothenic acid) and can be found in plants and honey. It acts as a humectant and emollient, that helps attract and hold moisture, and is known to exhibit anti-microbial properties, help counteract bacteria and attract and hold moisture in skin, which may help skin appear softer and smoother. (source)
Unrefined Mango seed butter (Mangifera Indica): Known to exhibit anti-inflammatory, regenerative, protective, softening, soothing and moisturizing properties, this non-greasy feeling, antioxidant rich, lightweight butter contains essential fatty acids and vitamins A,C, and E, which can make it a wonderful choice for dry and mature skin. (source) Used topically, mango butter’s long lasting emollience may nourish skin, boost elasticity and suppleness. (source) It may be instrumental in helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots, and help tighten skin for a firmer appearance. (source)
Its high vitamin content protects skin against harsh environmental stressors and damages caused by overexposure to harmful UV radiation which may make it excellent for cold, weather conditions.(source) The myriad benefits of this rich and nourishing, lightweight butter may be beneficial to those with eczema and psoriasis.
*except rosehip seed oil from Chile.
Aqua, Orange Blossom Flower Water, Squalane (Sugar Cane Derived), Rice Bran oil, Calendula Officinalis, Symphytum Officinale, Plantago Major, Rosa Canina, Echinacea Purpurea, Mangifera Indica Butter, Emulsimulse (Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate), Cetyl Alcohol, Vit E (Tocopherols) Vegetable Glycerin, Hydrolized Silk, Allantoin, Panthenol (Vit. B6), GEOGARD ECT (Natural Preservative: Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin & Sorbic Acid), Essential Oils of: Elleterria Procumbens, Fir Balsam, Pogostemom Cablin, Salvia Sclarea.
WHAT IT'S FORMULATED WITHOUT: The "Mean 15", mineral oil, petroleum and petroleum by products, lanolin, talc, palm oil, synthetic colourants, synthetic fragrance, parabens, pthalates, propylene glycol, triclosan, 100% aluminum-free, Sulfates SLS and SLES, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban.
WHAT IT'S NOT IN: Another plastic bottle! Only the cap on this bottle is made from plastic, the rest is made from glass. Please consider reusing this bottle before cleaning and/ chucking it into the recycling bin.