URB Apothecary — Cactus Face Polish
Nopal cactus pad powder, herbal powders, and sodium bicarbonate deliver a face appropriate polish that gently exfoliates without harsh edges. This polish removes dead skin cells and increases blood flow, encouraging the growth of new cells. Jojoba and camellia seed oil, paired with jasmine sambac floral wax seal in moisture and help maintain a healthy glow.
To use, scoop out about a quarter-sized amount with a spoon (this helps reduce bacteria being introduced to the polish) and rub over a wet face in small circular motions. Leave on for about 5 minutes as a mask. Rinse and pat dry.
A bit about the ingredients...
CACTUS POWDER - The pulp of the Nopal Cactus pads has been used by many cultures as a dressing for burns, cuts, and wounds to promote healing. Raw Nopal Cactus is very rich in vitamins A, C, and K and also magnesium, potassium, and manganese.
LEMON PEEL POWDER - Lemon peels have anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties which work well in treating acne and oily skin. They also have skin lightening agent which help to remove dark spots, scars, and blemishes. Lemon peel contains citric and plant acids that work to cleanse, lighten and brighten the skin; remove dead skin, and stimulate new skin growth.
ROSEHIP POWDER – Rosehips are packed with Vitamins A, C, D, E, flavonoids, lycopene, and iron. When in powder form they provide gentle exfoliating scrub.
HORSETAIL POWDER- Horsetail is an astringent herb, helping tighten the skin and pores. Studies have shown that its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant agents and silica may give it the ability to heal wounds, rashes, burns, skin lesions and acne. Silica is known to help form collagen which is important for the development and the maintenance of healthy connective tissues throughout the body. Therefore, Horsetail extract is widely used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and other cosmetic products. Horsetail tea, its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity may delay the aging process by strengthening the connective tissues and may help relieve the inflamed and irritated skin.
SODIUM BICARBONATE - Naturally found in mineral springs, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) helps soften skin and provides a microdermabrasion type scrub.
JASMINE FLORAL WAX – This floral wax has a sweet floral aroma with many healing properties such as being anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and sedative. It also encourages cell growth and increases skin elasticity.
JOJOBA OIL- Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax that absorbs quickly but also helps tame inflammation, kill bacteria, reduce acne breakouts, heal wounds, and improve the appearance of scarring, especially acne scars.
CAMELLIA SEED OIL - A very light oil that penetrates the skin quickly, it cools the skin and restores the natural pH balance. Hypoallergenic and non-comodogenic (doesn't contribute to acne and is suitable for all skin types, including acne prone) it penetrates quickly, forms a protective barrier to seal in moisture, soothes skin irritations, provides a barrier against sun damage and promotes wound healing.
INGREDIENTS // Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Simmondsia chinensis* (jojoba) oil, Camellia oleifera* (camellia seed) oil, Opuntia streptacantha† (nopals cactus) powder, equisetum arvense* (horsetail) powder, rosa canina* (rosehip) powder, citrus limon* (lemon) peel powder, Jasminum sambac (jasmine) floral wax, and good energy. *organic ingredient
2 oz glass jar
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications, please consult with a qualified health professional before beginning any new herbal products.
Product by, URB Apothecary, Photography by Hannah Thornhill