The all natural and vegan Greenyard face oils offer holistic care for skin and spirit. Inspired by ancient formulations, they combine old secrets and modern cosmetology know-how.
Blends of natural oils and essential oils that come from fruits, seeds, flowers, herbs, trees, spices treat the skin and calm the mind. The nutritive components in combination with the well-being feeling make skin look healthy and bright.
Oil blend: Sweet Almond – Chamomile – Avocado – Olive oils || Cypress – Thyme – Orange essential oils
Effect on spirit: Calming – Tonic – Reviving
Oil blend: Sweet Almond – Grape Seed – Argan – Olive oils || Cinnamon – Lavender – Orange essential oils
Effect on spirit: Stimulant – Calming – Reviving
Oil blend: Sweet Almond – Carrot – Calendula – Olive oils || Cinnamon – Geranium – Eucalyptus essential oils
Effect on spirit: Stimulant – Uplifting – Reviving
Oil blend: Sweet Almond – Apricot – Rose – Olive oils || Cypress - Lavender – Thyme essential oils
Effect on spirit: Calming – Uplifting – Tonic
Activity on skin and spirit - History & Ancient Myths
Apricot Kernel Oil: Natural Moisturizing Factor. It mimics the lipid content of skin ingredients.
Argan Oil: A great natural moisturizer. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. Also gives skin a youthful glow and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Its anti-oxidant effect makes argan oil the ideal anti-aging product. It restores elasticity and leaves skin feeling plumper and softer. Argan oil also contains ingredients which soothe skin and anti-oxidants which help to heal damaged skin cells and reduce inflammation.
Avocado Oil: It penetrates through the skin and also in hard conditions (dry skin). It has the power of normalizing hydro-lipidic cutaneous film.
Calendula Oil: Anti-inflammatory, wound healing, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, moisturizing, decongestant agent. Calendula was used in ancient Greece as therapeutic plant and as ingredient in food, cosmetics even fabrics. It was considered as a plant with magic power as it allowed people to see the fairies and women to choose the right man.
Carrot Oil: Anti-oxidant, anti-aging and conditioning properties. It contains pro-vitamin A.
Chamomile Oil: It has soothing and anti-phlogistic activity. Also it has anti-inflammatory effect. The name of chamomile means the apple which is down to earth (chamo – down / mile – apple). It was used by the ancient civilizations for pharmaceutical reasons.
Cinnamon Essential Oil: On skin has a mildly astringent effect, tightening loose tissues. Excellent for exhausted states and feelings of weakness and depression. A very old spice, once regarded as a precious substance particularly for use as a temple incense. Indeed, the mythical Phoenix collected cinnamon as well as myrrh and spikenard for use in the magic fire in which it was reborn. The ancient Greeks came to value it for its stomachic and antiseptic properties.
Cypress Essential Oil: Aids moisture of the skin as it exerts a balancing action over fluids. It controls excessive loss of water and can therefore be helpful to mature skin. Sweaty and oily skin may also benefit and wounds seem to heal well due to its cicatrisan properties. Talkative, irritable people benefit most by its calming action. Seems to have a soothing effect to anger – apparently cleanses the spirit and removes psychic blocks. The cypress gave its name to the island it used to be worshiped. It was said that Apollo transformed a young Greek named Cyparissos into the Cypress tree. The myth goes like that: The teenage boy Cyparissos was favored by Apollo who gave him a holy dear. One summer day Cyparissos was out hunting in the forest that the holy dear used to cross. And as the dear was asleep under the shadow of the bushes and the branches, Cyparissos without knowing that it was his beloved animal and thinking that it was a prey lifted his spear and killed it. As he was walking towards the wounded animal he realized his mistake and broke into tears. Desperate as he was, he asked the gods to die not being able to bare the grief of the loss of his dearest friend and asked his tears to flow eternally. Apollo felt sorry for the young man and decided to relieve him from his misery. So he transformed him to Cypress and his tears would flow eternally on that tree.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Apparently useful for skin eruptions and good for burns, preventing bacterial growth and subsequent pus formation, aiding construction of new tissue. Cuts, wounds, and inflammatory conditions also seem to respond well. Clears congested skin. It has a cooling effect upon emotions. Also clears the head, aids concentration and strengthens the nervous system. The “eu” and “kapypto” is of greek origin meaning “well” and “cover”, referring to covered stamens.
Geranium Essential Oil: Useful for all types of skin conditions since it balances sebum, the fatty secretion in sebaceous glands which keeps the skin supple. Also good for sluggish, congested and oily skins – a good overall skin cleanser. A tonic to nervous system, quells anxiety and depression and lifts the spirits. Puts the mind back into balance and though its action on the adrenal cortex reduces stress. Enlives pale skins, since geranium improves the flow of blood. Once regarded as a great healing plant and often used as a remedy for wounds, tumours, cholera and fractures.
Grape Seed Oil: It is used for damaged and stressed tissues as it possesses regenerative and restructuring qualities which allow a better control of skin moisturization. It can help skin retain the normal structure of epithelium cells and nerve cells via supporting the cell membranes. Used as an all-over skin moisturizer, grape seed oil is known to reduce the look of stretch marks.
Lavender Essential Oil: It is valuable for most skin conditions since it promotes growth of new cells and exerts a balancing action of sebum. It has a pronounce healing effect on burns and sunburn and is helpful in cases of acne, eczema and psoriasis. Lavender essential oil fronm Kozani is a 100% natural essential oil that comes from the flowers of lavender, which are cultivated with a natural way in selected mountainous regions of Western Macedonia. It comes from the distillation of the flowers of the spices Lavandula angustifolia var. Hemus and has a sweet and cool scent of middle note. It has a positive effect on psychological disorders. It cleanses and smoothes the spirit relieving anger and exhaustion, resulting in a calmer approach to life. Revered for its antiseptic quality by the Romans who used to bathe and clean their wounds. Indeed the latin “lavare” means “to wash”.
Olive Oil: It was used in ancient times to soothe and protect the skin from inflammation. Also due to its anti-microbial properties it helped to sterilize and heal wounds and abrasions. Olive Oil is rich in anti-oxidants and mainly Vitamin A and Vitamin E, therefore it protects the skin by the damaging effects of free radicals, it nourishes it and helps reinforce skin suppleness and toning. It also contains gallic acid, tannins, iridoids, flavonols and sugars that have intensive cell stimulating, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent and moisturizing action. Olive Oil promotes healthy skin. Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from cold pressing of the olives, contains no more than 0.8% acidity and has superior quality.
Orange Essential Oil: A rather good skin tonic. It speeds out toxins in a congested skin though at the same time appears to deal effectively with dry skin, wrinkles and dermatitis. Spreads a little sunshine on gloomy thoughts and depression. Dispels tension and stress, encouraging a positive outlook. Reviving when feeling bored and lacking energy. Long held to be a symbol of innocence and fertility – opposing qualities, one would have thought. However, the Trojan wars began innocently enough. It was a “golden apple”, said actually to be an orange that Paris awarded Venus in a beauty contest. Venus in turn gave Paris the lovely Helen but forgot to mention that the lady was already married. The rest is history.
Rose Oil: The Rose Oil from Kozani is an exceptional product coming from the petals of Rosa Damascene Miller and is rich on vitamins C, A, E. Because of its antioxidant substances it offers great antiwrinke action, while it helps to the tightening and toning of the skin. It is also very efficient for burnings. It can be used as a nourishing hair mask as it has a toning action for the structure and the composition of the hair. Also it can be used as a face mask and is ideal for every skin type even the most sensitive ones. Ancient Greeks covered their bodies with rose oil after bathing, as they thought that beautification and hygiene should go together for the necessary harmony.
Sweet Almond Oil: Rich in concentration of oleic and linoleic essential fatty it has restructuring and soothing properties. It serves as a great emollient, by lending a soft glowing beautiful touch to the skin. It balances the moisture on the skin. In case of loss of moisture, it helps to restore it. It makes a great lubricant, thus aids in combating itching and inflammation. It is an excellent natural moisturizer that is suitable for all skin types. In Greek mythology almond tree was the symbol of spring, patience and hope.
Thyme Essential Oil: It is often helpful with wounds and sores as well as dermatitis, boils and carbuncles.It is also tonic for the scalp and may be effective with dandruff and hair loss. It strengthens the nerves and activates the brain cells thereby aiding memory and concentration. It revives low spirits, feelings of exhaustion and combats depression. Said also to release mental blockage and trauma. Thyme has a long history in the ancient pharmacopoeia. An ingredient of perfume too, since the name is derived from the Greek “thymos” meaning “to perfume”. It was also used as incense, burnt at the altars of Greek deities and myth goes that it was born from the copious tears of Helen of Troy.
Vitamin E: Antioxidant agent with radical scavenging activity. It protects against free radicals and reduces UV damage as it prevents free radical formation caused by UV radiation. It also protects from environmental stress. It protects body cells and tissues from damage caused by free radicals which are generated by natural body processes and environmental stress.It is an effective anti-aging and moisturizing agent. It improves elasticity and smoothness of skin. It helps in wound healing. It improves skin’s surface relief and feel. It has anti-inflammatory effect.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond ) Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cypressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris Oil, Citrus Sinensis Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, d-Limonene*, Linalool*
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond ) Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Citrus Sinensis Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Benzoate*, Cinnamal*, Eugenol*, Linalool*, d-Limonene*, Geraniol*.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond ) Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arachis Hypogaes (Peanut) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot), Root Extract, Isopropyl Myristate, Beta-Carotene, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*,Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Benzoate*, Eugenol*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, d-Limonene*.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond ) Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil**, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cypressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Thymus Vulgaris Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, d-Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*
* Occurring naturally in essential oils