Holocene Intense Lipid Repair Balm
“This has the most delicious enticing woodsy, spicy, earthy aroma that just instantly calms me as much as it works to calm my skin.”
Holocene from Arcana is a rich, multi-tasking treatment balm that addresses the negative impact of the environment on skin, including UV damage, wind, cold, bacteria, and pollution. This nutrient-dense, hydrating formula includes sustainably-harvested murumuru butter to help with barrier defense and elasticity, ucuuba butter to address inflammation, animo acids for tissue repair and pollution defense. Holocene is safe for blemish-prone skin and also excellent for scar and wound healing.
HOW TO USE ITApply to clean or damped skin, focusing on areas that are damaged and dry.
Calendula, Carrot Seed, Date Seed, Elderberry, Murumuru, Pomegranate, Sea Buckthorn, UcuubaFull Ingredient List
Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Virola Surinamensis (Ucuuba) Seed Butter, Garcinia Indicia (Kokum) Nut Butter, Caryodendron Orinocense (Cacay) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sterols, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Bisabolol, Palmitoyl Isoleucine (Amino Acid), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Extract*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Boswellia Sacra (Frankincense) Oil, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
ABOUT THIS BRAND
Arcana is an exploration into the mysteries of plants. The word was popularized by alchemists during the sixteenth century as they sought to unveil the greatest secrets of plants, minerals, and animals - the ‘arcana of nature’. At that time, the western world was transitioning from the middle ages to the Renaissance, and the desire for knowledge both spiritual and physical was exploding. Alchemists understood that all plants and minerals contained their own spirit or ‘essence’ which could be extracted and utilized for healing. This knowledge was recorded through art and symbolism in order to bypass language and act directly on the subconscious.
Arcana chooses the highest quality ingredients with a focus on plants that are either wild harvested or grown through biodynamic farming. Ingredient choices are mostly informed by the biodiversity of the places that have shaped Arcana — Scotland and southern Appalachia. Arcana’s luxury artisan green beauty formulation approach is consciously rich with dualities; common weeds sit alongside the most expensive actives, primitive folk remedies mingle with exotic oils. This is their complex universe, rooted in deep intention and knowledge.
Spicy, calming magic
As much as I appreciate this product for its barrier protection/moisturization properties and its ingredients that I have seen palpably address inflammation, perhaps the greatest benefit of it for me is its aromatherapeutic aspect. This has the most delicious enticing woodsy, spicy, earthy aroma that just instantly calms me as much as it works to calm my skin. Vaguely like cinnamon, vaguely like raw wood, it is the perfect thing I've needed to cope with Christmas and beyond bustle and just life in general as of late. But it is also doing great at keeping my skin feeling good in indoor heating and colder temperatures outside. This has been a great find from Beauty Heroes.
Thank you so much for this review of our Hero product, Holocene. This balm is something special, and we are glad that it is bringing you peace during this season. Thank you for sharing your experience.