It was a lovely endorsement to see the Gnarly Joe® Morning Recovery Anti-Ageing Moisturiser recently in 'Vegan Beauty Box' (skin care recommendations made in the Vegan Society Magazine).
Gnarly Joe® Morning Recovery Anti-Ageing Moisturiser contains 8 nutrient-rich plant oils and botanicals, which will wake both you and your skin up in the morning, and provide deep-pore hydration throughout the day.
The ethos behind why this product has been designed, is that every day, our skin is bombarded by dirt, pollution, bacteria and the drying effects of modern air conditioning. Morning Recovery combats these conditions, and will keep your skin moisturised and healthy.
The signature ingredients are Argan Oil (produced from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree), and Jojoba Oil (derived from a native shrub of Southern California and Arizona). Both are renowned for their abilities to boost, refresh and rejuvenate depleted and tired skin (due to their high level of Vitamins A & E, antioxidants and Omega-6).
Those ingredients are augmented by Hemp Oil (a natural, high content of essential fatty acids and rich in Omega-3), which increases moisture retention in your skin, leaving it soft and supple. Avocado Oil (which has high quantities of Vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E), has exemplary skin-regeneration properties. Plus, Pumpkin Seed Oil (which is rich in Vitamin E, Zinc, Omega-3 & 6), improves skin tone and helps keep skin free of blemishes and acne.
Moving down the ingredient list; Apricot Kernel Oil is extracted from the soft fleshy centre of the Apricot stone and is an excellent natural moisturiser. It contains high levels of Oleic acid, which means that it shares a great affinity with the skin and is easily absorbed. It also contains Vitamins A and E which are excellent for nourishing dry and mature skin, and is a natural aid to restoring skin elasticity as we grow older.
Safflower is a herbaceous, thistle-like plant originating from Mexico, with bright yellow flowering heads. The oil is obtained from the plant by pressing, and it's a potent skin-hydrator which assists your skin's ability to retain water and moisture, thus helping the anti-ageing process. Safflower helps to give the skin a healthy glow, as well as promoting skin-suppleness and elasticity, thereby reducing the visible appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles.
Grapeseed Oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-oxidant properties. It’s rich in Omega chain fatty acids, which not only makes it a great treatment for acne (by attacking harmful bacteria), but it's a natural way to improve your skin's elasticity and softness.
Camellia Oil is a rich source of Omega-6 Linoleic fatty acids, and has numerous anti-ageing polyphenol antioxidants.
The 100% vegan-friendly ingredients are: Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil, Grapeseed (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Camellia (Camellia Kissi) Seed Oil, Rosehip (Rosa Canina) Fruit Oil, Vitamin E (Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus) Seed Oil, Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) Oil, Pine Needle (Pinus Sylvestris) Oil.
Thanks very much to The Vegan Society for the shout-out. You can try yours >here<