Fight premature aging with Black Balm's fulvic acid, the best source of antioxidants

What makes our Black Balm so special? Could it be our special blend of natural, nutrient dense, unrefined, cold pressed botanical oils (unrefined so they contain all of their naturally occurring nutrients, also known as “the healing fraction”) of organic avocado, tamanu and black cumin seed oil, that penetrate deeply into the layers of your skin to nourish and repair? Yes! PLUS, our star ingredient (aka secret sauce), that you won’t see in many other skin care formulations (except our own Skin Fuel of course): Fulvic Acid

Why is fulvic acid such a powerful ingredient? One word: ANTIOXIDANTS. Fulvic acid, aka Fulvic Mineral Complex, contains more than 1000X the antioxidant power than fruits or vegetables on a gram per gram basis.  To put it in perspective, the antioxidants in 1 mg of fulvic acid is equivalent to an 18,800 mg serving of blueberries or 17,300 mg serving of pomegranate! 

In addition to antioxidants, fulvic acid in skincare has been shown to increase collagen production, improve wound healing and reduce inflammation.

Why are antioxidants so important for skin health? Antioxidants help defend against and reverse oxidative damage caused by an excess of free radicals produced by air pollution, the sun, artificial blue light, radiation/EMFs, toxins from cleaning products, smoking, and alcohol (just to name a few!). If you don’t have enough antioxidants, the oxidants (free radicals) can damage your cells, on the inside and outside (skin), which can lead to all sorts of complications, from chronic health issues to damaged skin.

Antioxidants in skincare have been known to help:

  • Boost the skin's resilience to environmental exposure
  • Calm inflammation and reduce redness
  • Maintain bright, youthful skin

    To the best of our knowledge, Black Balm is higher in antioxidants than any other skin care formulation available. We don’t use a little fulvic acid in our Black Balm, we use a lot. In fact, when you open the jar and smell the rich, dark, balm, you will notice the earthy smell  - that’s from the fulvic acid, along with the other richly colored plant oils that are also high in polyphenols  (antioxidants). Skin Fuel contains fulvic acid, just a little less than Black Balm.

    Boost your skincare with the antioxidants in Black Balm and Skin Fuel.


    References and Resources:

    1. The role of polyphenolic antioxidants in health and aging
    2. Antioxidants in health and aging
    3. The Free Radical Theory of Aging
    4. How to Use Antioxidants for Skin Health
    5. Nature’s Skin Remedy: A Closer Look at the Skin-Clearing Benefits of Fulvic Acid 
    6. Fulvic Acid – A Natural and Multifaceted Approach to the Management of Inflammatory Dermatosis : Abstract: Fulvic acid has been studied for its various clinical benefits, which makes it a useful option in the management of inflammatory conditions of the skin.
    7. Randomized, parallel-group, double-blind, controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of carbohydrate-derived fulvic acid in topical treatment of skin condition
    8. Therapeutic Potential of Fulvic Acid

    Special note:

    The study conducted on our FMC found the antioxidant capacity to be 1400 mM TEAC/kg. The TEAC assay is often used to measure the antioxidant capacity of foods, beverages and nutritional supplements. The Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) was determined for Fulvic Mineral Complex by Medallion Laboratories which used Trolox as a standard utilizing the diphenylpicrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay.