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We formulate each bottle by hand — blending eight powerfully protective and healing botanical ingredients into one beautifully golden oil:
Bergamot Citrus aurantium bergamia (organic) (bergapten-free) From the rutaceae family, Bergamot yields a fragrant essential oil obtained by cold pressing of the fresh pericarp of the fruit. Used in Earl Grey tea, its aroma can help calm and alleviate anxiety. Packed with antioxidant polyphenols, bergamot is a natural cleanser that helps balance combination and oily skin. Bergapten-free bergamot is non-photosensitizing. This plant is cultivated in Italy.
Calendula Calendula officinalis (organic) This oil is obtained by maceration of calendula, or marygold, flowers into freshly harvested organic sunflower oil. Calendula strengthens the natural protection of the skin and has a distinct regenerative, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and anti-rosacea effect. This plant is cultivated in France.
Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis (organic) A wealth of gamma-linolenic acids give evening primrose powerful regenerating and anti-aging properties. It is an anti-inflammatory with unique hormone stimulating and cellular restructuring properties. This oil is particularly well-suited for both dry and hormonal skin. It is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds. This plant is cultivated in China.
Grape Seed Vitis vinifera (organic) Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and phytoceramides, grape seed is a beautifully fine oil that nourishes and restructures cells, defending the skin against free radicals and environmental factors as it balances oil production, moisturizes and minimizes pores. It is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds. This plant is cultivated in Spain.
Raspberry Seed Rubus idaeus (organic) Rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids and phytosterols, raspberry seed is a light and nourishing oil that tones and soothes sensitive and dehydrated skin. It is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds. This plant is cultivated in France.
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis verbenoniferum (organic) From the lamiaceae family, rosemary produces a primal essential oil due to its regulating properties for the hepatobiliary system. One of the "oils of protection," rosemary verbenone is a gentle plant that is well-known for its regenerating and stimulating properties on the skin, hair, joints, nervous and respiratory systems. Used in teas to help increase focus and circulation, its herbaceous scent clarifies and energizes the mind. It is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops. This wild-harvested plant comes from France and South Africa.
Sunflower Seed Helianthus annuus (organic) A smooth oil with remarkable penetration properties, sunflower seed is rich in vitamin e, vitamin k, phytosterols and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Softening and smoothing, it neutralize frees radicals and may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars. It is obtained by cold pressing from the seeds. This plant is cultivated in France, Europe, Russia and Moldavia.
Vitamin E D-alpha tocopherol (naturally-derived) After calendula flowers are added to sunflower oil, 0.2% naturally-derived vitamin e stabilizes this solar macerated formula. A fat soluble vitamin that is derived from vegetable oils, this natural form of vitamin e may help reduce acute and chronic skin damage caused by ultraviolet irradiation.
Good to know
Our 100% organic oils are gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) tested in France for purity and authenticity. Each batch undergoes organoleptic, physicochemical and microbiological analysis and is traceable from individual distillation in Provence, to formulation in Georgia, to arrival at your door.
Organic farming certification follows European Union Ecocert Greenlife and Ecocert Cosmos Regulations 834/2007, 889/2008 and 1235/2008. These certifications are reciprocal with USDA Organic Certification through the American National Organic Program.
We love animals and do not test on them. Little Otter Golden Light Face Oil is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
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I absolutely love Little Otter's Golden Light Face Oil. I have tried many face oils in the past and this one might just be my favorite. It is moisturizing without feeling greasy and it keeps my skin looking pretty and dewy all day long. Here lately I have even started skipping foundation altogether. It feels great to walk out the door bare faced and confident.This face oil also smells incredible. This is a wonderful addition to my skincare routine and it is definitely a keeper!
I am completely blown away by Little Otter Skincare! This is one of the most amazing companies I've ever interacted with and their product is phenomenal. Chad made sure to help me out when there was an error with the shipping on my order (not their fault). The facial oil is out of this world! It smells incredible, doesn't cause breakouts or feel heavy at all! This all natural, organic, and local product is exactly what I have been searching for!
I looove the way this oil feels. So smooth and silky! I apply it only a couple of nights a week after I wash my face. It keeps my skin moisturized for daaays, AND it’s not heavy or greasy like some of the other oils I’ve tried. Bonus - I love knowing that what I’m putting onto my skin is 100% natural :)