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AKAMAI BLACK BALM

$32.00
AKAMAI BLACK BALM

AKAMAI BLACK BALM

$32.00

Our whole body moisturizer works deeply to repair, nourish and protect skin. A multitasker, apply it anywhere there is dry or damaged skin - lips, hands, legs, face. With over 100 active nutrients, our formula feeds skin delivering smooth, soft, healthy skin.

  • Revitalizes dry skin & supports collagen with unrefined avocado oil, black cumin seed and shea butter, rich in oleic acid and Vitamin E.
  • Repairs and heals skin due to the strong anti-inflammatory & antibacterial ingredients.Useful in clearing and controlling skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and speeding the healing of minor wounds and burns.
  • Protects skin from moisture loss and UV damage. Beeswax helps lock in moisture while avocado oil and shea butter provide some natural protection from the sun’s rays.
  • Reduces redness by controlling inflammation and calming skin. The dark green color naturally neutralizes the appearance of red tones.
  • Solid and “black” (dark green) due to natural phytonutrients but melts instantly into the skin. Slight "molasses like" scent from Fulvic Acid. Works well for all skin types.

2 oz, 93.5% Certified Organic Ingredients

Made USA | TSA Compliant

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Experts agree, “Eat the rainbow” for maximum health benefits – that goes for skin care too. Natural color comes from phytonutrients with very specific benefits.

 

The Ancient soil of fulvic acid, chlorophyll from unrefined avocado oil and chamazulene from blue tansy naturally color our “Black” Balm. What’s more, these natural pigments pack a punch to repair, reform and recondition skin.

Our balm delivers a therapeutic dose of fulvic acid (our Fulvic Mineral Complex); 3.5%,  the same amount used in research for eczema. In a clinical trial involving 36 participants with chronic eczema, Fulvic Acid worked much better than both placebo and traditional pharmaceutical medications. According to these findings, it was able to reduce overall severity, inflammation and burning sensations. (see Resources for article)

 

The powerful components of our Black Balm:

Avocado oil (persea gratissima) is rich in Vitamins A, B, C E and K, potassium and monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid. Naturally UV protective while enhancing DNA repair due to the high level of carotenoids. Able to increase water-soluble collagen content in the middle layer of skin (dermis). In addition, the phytosterol content (a bioactive) supports the collagen and skin structure with helping to prevent age spots and cell wall weakening, calming inflammation and regenerating tissues and protecting the barriers functions of the skin.

Black Cumin Seed oil (nigella sativa), or Nigella seed oil, or Black Seed Oil is an ancient treatment for psoriasis, eczema, sore joints and dry skin. The seeds are packed with over 100 identified nutrients, including EFA, ALA, Zinc, Calcium, Folacin, Iron, Copper, and carotenes. It contains many bioactive components including thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone, dithymoquinone, thymol, carvacrol, nigellimine, nigellicine, nigellidine and alphahederin which have been studied extensively with many pharmaological effects, including antimicrobial, nativiral, antifungal, antiparasitic, acne, vitiligo, skin cancer and percutaneous absorption.

Blue Tansy is a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, soothes red and inflamed skin making it beneficial for psoriasis and allergic rashes. Research indicates that blue tansy is useful for helping to keep skin looking healthy, due to chamazulene, the same chemical that gives the oil its characteristic deep indigo color.

Frankincense is a well studied, ancient remedy for all things due to its aromatherapeutic benefits and active component boswellic acid. A potent anti-inflammatory and repairer of skin for all skin types. According to a review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, frankincense oil reduces redness and skin irritation, while also producing a more even skin tone. Studies suggest that it’s the pentacyclic triterpene (steroid-like, bioactive component of boswellic acid) structure of frankincense oil that contributes to its soothing effect on irritated skin.


Shea Butter
comes from the nut of the African Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Shea butter contains vitamins A, D, and E, which helps protect and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while keeping the skin looking firm and tight. Rich in phenolic compound cinnamic acid and high vitamin E, it is UV protective. Our Black Balm contains a refined butter so it is less likely to irritate anyone with nut allergies.

Organic Beeswax heals and protects skin and while locking in moisture and beneficial oils. Reduces “itchiness” caused by dry skin.

Fulvic Acid contains 74 plus active compounds; vitamins, minerals, organic acids, amino acids and beneficial actives. Read more about our Fulvic Mineral Complex.

FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS: Avocado oil*, Shea Butter* Beeswax*, Black Cumin Seed Oil* , Fulvic Acid, Frankincense Essential OIl, Sorbitan Olivate, Blue Tansy Essential Oil. *Certified Organic Ingredients – 93.5% Certified Organic Ingredients
Powered by Nature.

 

Why Balm (doesn’t Skin Fuel moisturize?). Why Black.

It just so happens that the best, most healing ingredients are deeply colored. Our Skin Fuel is great as an all-purpose everyday light moisturizer to maintain healthy skin. It sinks in quickly and even though it is an oil, is non-greasy. Black Balm, goes deeper into the skin, it’s richer, more nutrient dense with powerful natural actives that “treat” and heal skin. In fact, these 2 products, Skin Fuel and Black Balm work beautifully together!


Tips

  • The natural pigments in fulvic acid and blue tansy may temporarily discolor rough, extra-dry skin (like calluses or dry cracked hands) until the skin is healed. Your skin is sending the message it need first aid and our Black Balm can help. If this occurs, try exfoliating thoroughly before applying.
  • For protection in the Winter sun, apply directly to the face, with special attention on the nose, cheeks and lips.
  • Mix a dab of Black Balm with a squirt of Skin Fuel to spread the balm over larger surfaces. This works very well for the face.
  • Combine a tiny dab of Mineral Toothpaste and Black Balm in hand and use as a hair pomade. (seems weird, but it works.)


How to use:


Use full strength directly on any areas of the skin that need extra conditioning - hands, arms, legs, face. Apply to damp skin for extra hydration. To smooth over larger areas, add some Skin Fuel.


Note:
the natural pigments in blue tansy and fulvic acid could accumulate in skin that is overly dry, rough, or damaged (eg. callouses). It is not permanent and will fade over time or can be removed through exfoliation or soap.


Did you know?

  • Black seeds were found in Tutankhamun's tomb which signifies their antiquity and importance. Used internally and externally.
  • Drummers in Africa use shea butter traditionally for their hands and drumheads to condition their “skin(s)” and protect from cracks.
  • Mix a dab of Black Balm with a squirt of Skin Fuel to spread the balm over larger surfaces. This works very well for the face.
  • Frankincense resin can be burned, chewed, ingested and applied to skin.

 

Additional Resources


Study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of carbohydrate-derived fulvic acid in topical treatment of eczema



Polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols derived from avocado suppress inflammatory response and provide non-sunscreen protection against UV-induced damage in skin cells

 

Dermatalogical Effects of Nigella Sativa


The Cosmeceutical and External Applications of Nigella sativa


Frankincense - Tradition applications to new Phytotherapy


Potential of herbs in skin protection from ultraviolet radiation


Articles

The Skin Healing Properties of Black Seed Oil


 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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K
K.W.
So nourishing!

The consistency of this product is really nice, so smooth and feels very nourishing.

R
R.
This stuff is amazing!

My sister and I used this on our hands at night and woke up amazed - we were laughing that we sounded like an infomercial raving about how soft and young our hands looked! We are both in our 50s, and my hands have looked older than the rest of me forever due to sun, sailing, ceramics - been very hard on them. This balm is just short of a miracle. I saw a difference immediately. I am now using it on my face and neck and so far so good. I have reactive skin so never sure how it's going to go. I am super happy with this product and am so relieved to have found something that really work and is also free of nasties. Thanks Akamai!!!!

K
K.L.
Perfect Extra-Hydrating Boost

This is my new favorite product. I LOVE it, especially right now (winter) when my skin is SOOOOOO dry. I combine a little of the Black Balm with the Skin Fuel, and it's a perfect boost for my face and body when it needs a little extra love.

E
E.W.
Replaced 3 Products!

This glides on nicely post-shower, serves as a big gun face moisturizer and my new fave hand lotion. I love how my travel kit just got smaller with a product I trust!

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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K
K.W.
So nourishing!

The consistency of this product is really nice, so smooth and feels very nourishing.

R
R.
This stuff is amazing!

My sister and I used this on our hands at night and woke up amazed - we were laughing that we sounded like an infomercial raving about how soft and young our hands looked! We are both in our 50s, and my hands have looked older than the rest of me forever due to sun, sailing, ceramics - been very hard on them. This balm is just short of a miracle. I saw a difference immediately. I am now using it on my face and neck and so far so good. I have reactive skin so never sure how it's going to go. I am super happy with this product and am so relieved to have found something that really work and is also free of nasties. Thanks Akamai!!!!

K
K.L.
Perfect Extra-Hydrating Boost

This is my new favorite product. I LOVE it, especially right now (winter) when my skin is SOOOOOO dry. I combine a little of the Black Balm with the Skin Fuel, and it's a perfect boost for my face and body when it needs a little extra love.

E
E.W.
Replaced 3 Products!

This glides on nicely post-shower, serves as a big gun face moisturizer and my new fave hand lotion. I love how my travel kit just got smaller with a product I trust!