As the names suggests, this product brings the skin back into harmony by establishing a healthy balance of sebum. With antibacterial and antimicrobial constituents that are as gentle as they are hardworking, BALANCE has helped transform the skin of countless LINNÉ loyalists. Whether oily or dry, if you are blemish-prone, use BALANCE daily to help manage oil production, clear pores, calm irritation and encourage cellular regeneration.
1 oz. | 30 ml.
Hazelnut Oil: soothes and heals dry, irritated skin. Gently astringent, hazelnut oil is ideal for oily or combination skin and is suitable for acne-prone skin.
Shiso Seed Oil: provides calming and antibacterial constituents as well as omega-3 fatty acid, vitamins and amino acids.
Tamanu Fruit Oil: prevents and treats acne, psoriasis and eczema with power antibacterial and regenerative properties.
Black Cumin Seed Essential Oil: fights infection and soothes irritation.
Palmarosa Essential Oil: moisturizes, stimulates cell regeneration, speeds healing, regulates sebum secretion and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
Geranium Essential Oil: Contains antiseptic, astringent, vulnerary, regenerative and detoxifying constituents. It is prized for its ability to relax the body and relieve tension. Furthermore owing to its antimicrobial properties and lovely scent, geranium oil exits the body during perspiration thus working as a natural deodorant.
Rosemary Essential Oil: improves the youthful quality of the skin, while healing blemishes and increasing hydration and radiance.
Sage Essential Oil: provides relief from dermatitis and other fungal and bacterial afflictions.
AROMA: Neroli, Sage, Rosemary, Geranium, Lavender: herbal, clean, green.
What are face oils and why use them?
The skin needs both hydration and fatty acid nourishment for optimal health and appearance. When combined together the two in essence create what we know as a lotion or cream. The difference is that to bind hydrophilic products (ie. RENEW serum) and hydrophobic products (ie REPAIR face oil) ingredients known as solubilizers and emulsifiers are required to prevent separation. These ingredients are not all bad, but we have decided to keep our hydrophilic and hydrophobic ingredients separate primarily for two reasons: to avoid the addition of unnecessary ingredients and so that your routine may be customized to your needs using the building blocks we provide: REFRESH, RENEW, REPAIR & BALANCE.
To create nutritionally dense, filler free products, we have carefully selected 100% pure all natural oils, made from minimally processed seeds, nuts, fruits and steam-distilled essential oil. Our synergistic blends contain ingredients known to protect the skin, deeply moisturize, improve the clarity of the complexion, enhance elasticity, fight free radicals and oxidative damage, even skin tone, encourage cellular turnover, repair scar tissue and decrease inflammation. They contain gentle yet active biocompatible ingredients and nothing else.
Is this product for dry or dehydrated skin?
Dry skin is a skin type that often occurs when the body does not produce enough natural oils resulting in itchiness, redness, flakiness and increased incidence of dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. Dehydrated skin is a temporary condition in which the skin lacks water. This can occur in dry and oily skin types and manifests as congestion, sensitivity, dullness, lack of elasticity and oiliness. For dry skin we recommend our oils and balms, and for dehydrated skin we recommend our mist and serum. REPAIR is loaded with nourishing fatty acids that support the skin's barrier function and prevent dehydration. Use REPAIR with one of our hydrating products for complete skin nutrition.
Will oil make me break out?
There are many oily substances available to formulators. Some of them will clog pores. The right oils, however, such as jojoba and hazelnut can help regulate sebum production. Oils also help lock in moisture leaving your skin hydrated and nourished, rather than dehydrated and greasy. Research also shows that people with acne have low levels of linoleic acid in their skin’s surface lipids. Adding omega-6 fatty acid-rich oils, such as black cumin seed, may be the best way to address this problem. The addition of anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory essential oils further aid in the treatment and prevention of pimples and blackheads. Many of our essential oils also contain regenerative properties and thus are beneficial in the healing of scar tissue associated with acne. If you would describe your skin as greasy or acne prone, BALANCE is a perfect choice for you.
Can I use BALANCE on my hair?
Not just for the skin, BALANCE is are perfect for facial and head hair - you can even try them on the hair... down there. These products are packed with nutrients known to nourish and protect both the hair and scalp. Ingredients such as jojoba and rose hip are especially good for addressing hair loss, improving dandruff, encouraging hair growth, and revitalizing dry, thinning or dull hair. Whether you apply these products just to the ends of hair to style and finish a look or use them as as a special scalp treatment they will help hair look healthy, shiny, and well-hydrated.
What is the difference between BALANCE and REPAIR?
BALANCE was formulated for oily or blemish-prone skin and REPAIR was formulated for skin that tends towards dryness, or requires care for sunburn, scars, or hyperpigmentation. REPAIR is made with rich and deeply nourishing seed and nut oils and regenerative, anti-inflammatory essential oils from the roots, rhizomes and bark of plants. The aroma is warm and woodsy. BALANCE is made with sebum-regulating seed and nut oils and antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory essential oils from the aerial parts of plants. The scent of BALANCE is herbaceous and bright. Many LINNÉ loyalists use both oils, thus allowing for a customized regimen that supports the changes in skin. Others just love to use BALANCE in the morning and REPAIR at night.
Where is BALANCE in the order of products?
We recommend preceding oils with serums and mist for complete skin nutrition. LINNÉ products are marked with Roman Numerals as a nod to our namesake, the botanist Carl Von LINNÉ who laid the foundations for the taxonomical classification system. We borrowed this system to create our easy step protocol. Oils are Step V.
Corylus avellana (HAZELNUT) oil*, Perilla ocymoides (SHISO) seed oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (JOJOBA) seed oil*, Calophyllum inophyllum (TAMANU) fruit oil*, Nigella sativa (BLACK CUMIN) seed extract*, Curcuma longa (TURMERIC) root extract*, Citrus aurantium var. amara (PETITGRAIN SUR FLEURS) leaf/twig oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (ROSEMARY) leaf extract*, Cymbopogon martinii (PALMAROSA) oil**, Pelargonium graveolens (GERANIUM) oil*, Melaleuca alternifolia (TEA TREE) leaf oil*, Lavandin hybrida (LAVENDER) oil**, Salvia officinalis (SAGE) oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone (ROSEMARY) leaf oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole (ROSEMARY) leaf oil**, citral^, citronellol^, farnesol^, geraniol^, limonene^, linalool^
*Organic **Wild-harvested ^Naturally Occurring in Essential Oils
100% Certified Organic or Wild-harvested
Massage 1-2 pumps of BALANCE onto face and neck to moisturize, increase radiance and nourish the skin. Apply morning and night. For best results, apply after LINNÉ RENEW face serum (step IV). BALANCE may also be used to condition the ends of hair and facial hair. Best stored in a cool, dark place.