Inspired by flora of the forest-tundra of the sub-Arctic boreal forest and the arctic shrub-tundra in Northern Canada, the Nordic countries and Siberia
Formulated to provide nutrients, moisturize and protect skin
- Instructions for use
- TUNDRA-Inspired Botanicals and Key Ingredients
Apply TUNDRA Oil on clean, damp skin anytime, or as a moisturizing supplement in a multi-step regimen with DU NORD SKIN CARE after application of PRAIRIE Serum, BOREAL or ALPINE Emulsions and/or TAIGA Cream.
Shake well. Dispense into clean hands. Massage gently into face.
Please note: Assignments of properties associated with the following ingredients are based on a review of the literature. DU NORD SKIN CARE does not make claims about the efficacy of any its products.
TUNDRA Oil is designed to protect, repair and fortify the skin barrier and keep the skin hydrated by preventing water loss across the epidermis. It nourishes skin with provitamins and vitamins, fatty acids, phenolic compounds and phytosterols. The blend is especially rich in the essential fatty acids linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid and gamma-linolenic acid; carotenoids and tocopherols. TUNDRA Oil also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and antimicrobial properties. Because each oil and extract in the blend has a unique phytochemical profile, they may in concert may help to quell the negative effects of internal and external stressors and promote healthy, vibrant skin.
Black Currant Seed Oil (CO2 Extract)
Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; anti-inflammatory. Source of essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (omega 6) and rare source of stearidonic acid (omega 3).
Blueberry Seed Oil (Cold pressed)
Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; anti-oxidant; anti-inflammatory. Rich in essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid . Source of Vitamin E (tocopherols), carotenoids, phytosterols and anthocyanins.
Cranberry Seed Oil
Photoprotective;. skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; nourishing antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; antibacterial. Source of essential fatty acids (1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega 6), and is especially rich in vitamin E, phenolic compounds, anthocyanins and proanthocyanadins. Shown in one study to have significant wound healing effects attributed to a combined action of antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
Evening Primrose Seed Oil (CO2 Extract)
Skin reparative/regenerative; moisturizing; anti-inflammatory. Source of gamma-linolenic acid and phytosterols. Evening primrose seed oil sterols shown to inhibit release of pro-inflammatory mediators.
Juniper Fruit Essential Oil
Antiseptic. Source of alpha-pinene, which has antibacterial and antifungal activity. Contributes to aroma.
Lingonberry Seed Oil CO2 Extract
Skin reparative; moisturizing; nourishing; anti-oxidant; anti-inflammatory. Exceptionally high in alpha-linolenic (omega-3), linoleic (omega-6) fatty acids. A source of gamma-tocotrienol (Vitamin E family) with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. This extract is also reported to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Raspberry Seed Oil (Cold pressed and CO2 Extract)
Photoprotective; antioxidant. nourishing; reparative; emollient, Absorbs radiation in the UVB region. Scatters radiation in the UVA region, possibly helping to prevent UVA-induced oxidative damage. High levels of proVitamin A carotenoids and essential fatty acids. Source of ellagitannins (metabolized to ellagic acid). The cold-pressed oil is a source of the vitamin E in the form of alpha-tocopherol (most potent tocopherol antioxidant). The CO2 oil extract has a naturally high concentration of gamma-tocopherol, a potent anti-inflammatory and its anti-oxidant activity is particularly strong against the kinds reactive nitrogen species found in air pollution. May help especially to prevent photoaging. May reduce hyperpigmentation.
Roseroot Root Extract
Protective. Antioxidant. Considered an adaptogen. In vitro and in vivo studies show the Rhodiola rosea root extract stimulates beta-endorphin production; action attributed to unique phytochemicals of this species. Used traditionally in Russia and Scandinavia as an anti-stress and anti-fatigue agent, to improve physical stamina and to alleviate symptoms of mental unwellness. Skin cells have neurotransmitter receptors and synthesize neurotransmitters, including beta-endorphin. Thus topical application of Roseroot extract may stimulate beta-endorphin production in skin and help reduce sensations of stress and fatigue, promote a sense of wellbeing, and as a result improve skin appearance.
Seabuckthorn Fruit CO2 total extract
Skin reparative/regenerative; nourishing; protective; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory. Source of vitamins, polyphenols, minerals, the rare essential fatty acid (omega-7) palmitoleic acid, a major skin constituent, alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid. Rich in tocopherols and tocotrienols (Vitamin E). Traditionally used to treat wounds, burns, acne and other skin conditions. Generally considered a powerful skin-healing ingredient.
Tamarack Larch Essential Oil
Antibacterial. Source of alpha-pinene, which has antibacterial and antifungal activity. Contributes to aroma.
Violet Leaf Essential Oil
Soothing; healing; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory. Considered soothing and useful for sensitive, dry or inflamed skin. Contributes to aroma.
Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry/ Canneberge) Seed Oil1; Rubus idaeus (Raspberry/Framboise) Seed Oil1; Vaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry/Bleuet) Seed Oil; Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry/ Ronce petit-mûrier) Seed Oil; Avena sativa (Oat/Avoine) Kernel Oil1; Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose/Onagre) Seed CO2 Extract1; Sambucus nigra (Elderberry/Sureau noir ) Fruit Extract1; Helianthus annuus (Sunflower/Tournesol) Seed Oil2 ; Vaccinium vitis-idaea (Lingonberry/Airelle rouge) Seed CO2 Extract3,4; Ribes nigrum (Black Currant/Cassis) Seed CO2 Extract4; Rubus idaeus (Raspberry/Framboise) Seed CO2 Extract4; Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn/Argousier) Fruit CO2 Extract1; Tocopherol (mixed)5; Arctostaphylos uva ursi (Bearberry/Raisin d’ours) Leaf Extract; Rhodiola rosea (Roseroot/Orpin rosat) Root Extract; Viola odorata (Violet/Violette) Leaf Essential Oil6; Larix Laricina (Tamarack Larch/ Mélèse laricin) Essential Oil1; Juniperus communis L (Juniper/Genévrier) Fruit Essential Oil1; Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary/Romarin) Leaf CO2 Extract1; Romarinus officinalis (Rosemary/Romarin) Leaf Extract7; (Citronellol; Limonene; Linalool)8
1USDA/ECOCERT-certified organic ingredient or ECOCERT-approved natural ingredient / Ingrédient certifié biologique par USDA/ECOCERT ou ingrédient naturel approuvé par ECOCERT
2Includes USDA-certified organic and conventional sunflower seed oil / Inclus huile de tournesol biologique certifiée et conventionnelle
3Wild harvested / Récolté à l’état sauvage
4ECOCERT compliant / Conforme au ECOCERT
5Non-GMO / Sans OGM
6Organically grown, extracted without hexane / Cultivé biologiquement, extrait sans hexane
7Preservative or additive component included in some extracts; ECOCERT compliant / Agent de conservation ou additif composant inclus dans quelques extraits; conforme au ECOCERT
8Naturally-occurring components of essential oils / Composants naturels de l'huiles essentielles