Rustic Maka Ready to Glow is an exceptionally dry oil that leaves face and body skin luminous and supple while it promotes collagen production with a cocktail of powerful natural ingredients.
Why It is Special
Rustic Maka Ready to Glow:
- Promotes collagen production on face and body skin
- Ideal for Lymphatic Face Massage
- Contains Organic Ingredients which are free of Phthalates & Synthetics
- It is a waterless product, so the treating ingredients are pure and not diluted. Formulations not diluted with water have the ability to be far more effective.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this formulation:
Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract
Kakadu plums are the highest natural source of vitamin C to support collagen synthesis and provide antioxidant support. It reduces acne, fades scars, and reduces fine lines.
Kakadu plums are also high in gallic acid and ellagic acid to fight free radicals, hydrate the skin and prevent the skin from damage.
Spirulina Platensis Extract
Spirulina is a plant-based protein full of amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. Spirulina contains anti-aging tyrosine, vitamin E or tocopherol, and selenium.
Spirulina applied topically removes darkness around the eyes and works as a natural toner. It can also be applied topically to the skin within a product or in a facial mask for skin nourishment and softness.
Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil
Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil smooths rough skin patches and repairs the skin barrier.
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil is a very stable oil that lubricates skin without leaving a residue.
Prunus Armeniac (Apricot) Kernel Oil
An emollient that softens and smooths. Apricot Kernel oil is a light oil.
Apricot Kernel oil contains antioxidant vitamin E and nourishing fatty acids (mostly oleic acid 54-74%, linoleic acid 12-35%. It has nourishing and moisturizing properties and is quite easily absorbed into the skin.
Oenothera Biennis (Primrose) Oil
Evening Primrose Oil restores a glow to the skin. It is excellent as a topical ingredient to provide moisture without clogging the skin and is helpful for eczema and acne. It supports elastin, moisture, and skin firmness. 
Full of Omega-6 fatty acids, Evening Primrose Oil keeps skin healthy.
Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil
A hydrating anti-inflammatory, rich in omegas and Vitamin E. It heals skin, while the Vitamin A refines the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while improving elasticity.
Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flowers
Calendula Extract comes from the Calendula flower, better known as marigold.
Calendula promotes the regeneration of new tissue and soothes damaged skin.
Studies have shown that calendula can increase collagen production and stimulates epithelial cell growth to promote cell turnover .
Better known as Vitamin E.
Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flowers
Chamomile is an antioxidant with potent skin-soothing action.  It contains Terpenoids, bisabolol and chamazulene.
Chamomile Extract is excellent in a formulation with powerful actives because it contains flavones. These flavones inhibit the production of inflammation, even in deeper skin layers. 
Meanwhile, The apigenin in Chamomile protects the skin barrier.  This gentle and hypoallergenic extract soothes skin, heals burns, and is great for helping skin recover and benefit from chemical peels. Chamomile Extract also kills acne-causing bacteria while soothing the skin. 
Plantago Major (Plantain) Leaf
A starchy cousin of the tropical banana. They are often called cooking bananas.
In addition to the comfrey-plantain collagen-producing and healing action described above, Plantains contain magnesium for muscle cramp relief.
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flowers
Lavender Oil softens and conditions skin.
Lavender’s anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties keep skin healthy. It has soothing properties to calm any skin imbalances such as inflammation or dry skin flaking.
The linalyl acetate in lavender enhances cell growth in the skin.
Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf
Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract is lemon balm leaf.
It contains caffeine & ferulic acid. It counteracts sun damage when applied topically within a skin formulation.
Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf
Sage is an herb with medicinal and beauty value. It reduces blemishes and swelling.
Sage also moisturizes and conditions the skin, soothing dryness and irritation.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed Oil is hydrating, nourishing, and an excellent supporting oil base. It retains moisture in the skin and is also rich in vitamin E.
Sunflower Oil softens skin irritated by drying topicals. It works well with Retinol because it hydrates and calms red, irritated skin.
Linoleic acid Gives sunflower seed oil anti-inflammatory properties. It is a natural treatment for atopic dermatitis. 
Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract
Bamboo Stem Extract has flavones, a source of natural antioxidants. Since the skin on both face and body is a major target of oxidative stress, the antioxidant protection provided by bamboo extract is excellent within this formulation. 
Bamboo extract contains glycosides, phenolic acids, and amino acids. These hold skin nourishing and soothing properties.
Bamboo extract is also hydrating.
One pump is enough for face and throat. Nicely emollient on my chapped lips. There is a very light, pleasant scent of fresh plums, perhaps a hint of apricot.
It absorbs and leaves a finish more like a cream than an oil, I am not greasy at all. Sunscreen and makeup can be applied immediately without piling or running. Mixing a few drops of Ready to Glow with my foundation gives a soft, luminous look.
While intended for face AND body, there is such good ingredients, we use it primarily on face, throat and décolletage. It also works well on hands and dry cuticles. It absorbs exceptionally well. It is drier than hemi-squalene oil, so if you chose to use it on body and legs, you would not have to wait to dry down before getting dressed.
My skin looks supple after use, not “wet”.
TIP: Try it with your Gua Sha tools, it gives the perfect slip!
Where to Find It
Find Ready to Glow at Rustic Maka
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