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Moon River Renewal Balm
Moon River Renewal Balm

Heart of Gold

Moon River Renewal Balm

The Intention

Glow-restoring cell renewal balm​​

A deeply firming, luminosity boosting night balm for all skin. Infused with stress-softening tulsi, hydrating shatavari root, age-supportive rose and gotu kola, and whole frankincense resin (retinol analog) to rev up cell turnover and collagen production, target inflammation, and illuminate. Ultra-nourishing cupuaçu, shea, and sal butters seal in moisture without clogging pores. Silky camellia and meadowfoam oils impart skin-protective antioxidants. Apothecary rose and elemi essential oils calm inflammation, support collagen synthesis, and brighten. Wax-free.

The Ingredients

shorea robusta (sal) butter, vitellaria paradoxa (shea) butter, theobroma grandiflorum (cupuaçu) butter, virgin camellia oleifera (camellia) oil, limnathes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, boswellia sacra & boswellia carterii (frankincense) resin, extracts of rosa damascena (rose petal), ocimum sanctum (tulsi), asparagus racemosus (shatavari) root & centella asiatica (gotu kola), canarium luzonicum (elemi) essential oil, apothecary rose (rosa gallica) absolute

italic denotes organic ingredients

Moon River does NOT contain frankincense essential oil, but it is strongly frankincense-scented, thanks to the solar infusion of fresh frankincense resins. That means it's packed with healing actives like boswellic acid, which is not present in frankincense essential oil.

The Ritual

Apply a small lentil-sized dab every morning or evening to freshly cleansed skin. For instant absorption, apply to damp skin, then follow with a hydrolat or star keeper mineral toner, and massage in thoroughly. You may apply to face, neck, chest, and undereye area. You may apply a serum or oilserum prior to Moon River Renewal Balm.

Pro Tips: Fantastic as a nourishing and decongesting cleanser. Apply a dime-sized amount to dry skin, massage in thoroughly, and remove with a warm cloth. Also wonderful for facial massage. Pair Moon River with your favorite massage tool (or your hands, which are inherently exceptional massage tools).

The Heart of Gold Story 

Heart of Gold is the life path of herbalist / esthetician / massage therapist / intuitive Ally Draizin. She believes there are no miracle products, but there are magical products. Every Heart of Gold product is made by hand in Heart of Gold’s Portland, Oregon studio: infused with vibrational medicine, intuition, loving intention, and nutrient-rich whole plants sourced with integrity - many from small, local farmers. Extracts are vibrantly and lovingly brought into being in-house, and many hydrosols used in Heart of Gold’s creations come to life in Ally’s copper still. Ally also uses the discernment of 22 years as an esthetician to manifest products that feel good, smell good, and work beautifully.

Ally believes that self-care is an act of love…a benediction. And that to make real, lasting change in our skin, we need to look closely at our lives as a whole. The real transformation comes from learning to listen to our bodies and being tuned in to and receptive of our body’s needs. Her work comes from the heart…an expression of unconditional love. And if she could recommend one product? She wouldn’t. She would recommend a good night’s sleep, a 10 minute meditation, and a big glass of water.

Her goal with Heart of Gold is to bring more love, compassion, and gentleness into your life. Her goal isn’t to heal your skin, your skin has an infinite capacity to heal itself. Her goal is to connect your skin with its own infinite healing ability.

Ally’s Golden Rules (we love these so much!):

Your relationship with the world is a reflection of your relationship with yourself. Allow room in your life for self care. Love yourself, seek new ways to be kind to yourself.

The health of your skin is a reflection of the health of your whole being. Your skin can be a barometer of physical & emotional well-being. Learn to listen to your body, and allow that awareness to be your guiding compass.

Zen philosophy encourages us to be fully present in every moment. Enjoy the time you are given. Incorporate the things that nourish your soul & bring joy into everyday life.

Nothing is chemical-free. Even an empty bottle contains chemicals (air is a chemical). Aim for authenticity, in your actions, in what you consume, in your life. Stay centered in your intuition, be realistic, and always consider the source.

Ask not what plants can do for you, but what you can do for the planet. Be a caretaker of our fragile ecosystem. This should be an integral part of the green beauty movement. Don't seek to acquire, to consume. Seek to connect, to soften. Allow your own beauty, and the beauty of the world around you, to sustain your heart.