Incredibly soothing pressed serum for sensitive, irritated skin / 1 fl oz
de Mamiel Skin Recovery Concentrate is described as a “pressed serum,” which is the first indicator that this beautiful product is unlike anything else.
Annee de Mamiel first started making the Skin Recovery Concentrate more than 10 years ago in her clinic, first in the form of a beautiful blue oil that she described as “eczema oil” — a salve she frequently blended for those suffering with skin irritation, dryness, and eczema. Over time, due to its soothing properties and beautiful blue color, so many people asked for bottles to take home that she made it into a more user-friendly, innovative balm-to-oil formula for dry, irritated, and inflamed skin.
Skin Recovery Concentrate has a beautiful blue color, reminiscent of an old favorite many of you may immediately think of, but in a form that melts into a lighter, more serum-like texture. At its heart is a collection of five azulene-rich essential oils — blue cypress, yarrow, blue tansy, German chamomile, and Cape chamomile — combined with white clay. Each one of these oils offers a cooling, anti-inflammatory action, but with additional individual benefits; it’s the combination that makes this balm so effective, with significant soothing and healing properties amplified by the other oils, butters, and extracts (including arnica and malachite) in the mix.
That blend of blue oils also provides a great example of the lengths to which Annee goes to guarantee consistency in her ingredients. Cape chamomile is a particularly powerful soother with great potential for sensitized skin, but it’s rarely used in skincare due to its cost and associated sourcing difficulties (it’s grown only in South Africa). Annee felt it vital for this product due to its effect on stress and anxiety, so she spent about two years establishing her own field for this crop with a farmer in South Africa.
Designed to address a broad spectrum of irritated skin conditions, Skin Recovery Concentrate can be used in a variety of ways. You can blend a dab between your fingers so that it turns into an oil, applying that all over as a moisturizer if you have dry skin (perfect for parched skin due to central heating or a/c; also great as an in-flight treatment). Alternatively, you can blend it with your favorite oil or apply it to specific areas of dryness and sensitivity; it’s an Ayla team favorite for maskne-related irritation and feels gorgeously cooling upon application.
As skincare guru Caroline Hirons has said, “it’s properly amazing.” If you'd like to try a sample first, you can request one in our Custom Sample Service.
Learn more about Annee de Mamiel and her unusual background as a skincare therapist, healer, and product creator in our Brand Spotlight interview; every de Mamiel product at Ayla passes through Annee's hands, and you can tell.
How to Use
- Blue Tansy relieves allergies with its anti-histamine action. It is soothing for the skin, especially for those with irritations and redness. It boasts powerful calming properties for the mind
- Cape Chamomile moisturizes skin, rebalances sebum production, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is especially soothing for those with eczema and psoriasis. This particular crop was seeded by de Mamiel with an artisan distiller in South Africa to ensure the quality of the oil.
Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuaçu) butter*, Rosa canina (rosehip) flower oil, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) seed oil , Mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, Camellia japonica (tsubaki) seed oil*, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil*, Orbignya oleifera (babassu) oil*, Caryodendron orinocense (kahai) nut oil, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) kernel oil*, Helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil*, Arnica montana (arnica) flower extract*, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Malachite, Kaolin (white clay), Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, Eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile) flower oil*, Callitris intratropica (blue cypress) wood oil**, Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) leaf oil*, Nigella sativa (blackseed cumin) seed oil*, Agonis fragrans (fragonia) branch/leaf oil, Matricaria recutita (german chamomile) flower oil*, Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract*, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*, Symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract*, Astragalus membranaceus (astragalus) root extract*, Sambucus nigra (elder) flower extract*, Centella asiatica (gotu kola) root extract*, Scutellaria baicalensis (baikal skullcap) extract*, Urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*, Trifolium pratense (red clover) extract*, Equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract*, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*, Scutellaria baicalensis (Baikal skullcap) extract*, Santalum album (sandalwood) wood oil, Tanacetum annuum (blue tansy) flower oil*, Achillea millefolium (yarrow) flower oil* Citronellol°, Geraniol°, Limonene°, Linalool° Water/ aqua/ eau Trientalis europaea (chickweed wintergreen), Dactylorhiza purpurella (northern marsh orchid), Parnassia palustris (grass- ofparnassus), Trifolium arvense (hare’s foot clover), Armeria maritima (thrift).
°Natural essential oil constituents
Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuaçu) butter*, Rosa canina (roseh...