This is an attempt to revisit and supercharge an old product with some radical feminist energy. The contents are my Sleeping Beauty Oil--one of my powerhouses with Camellia Oil (skin identical, rich in oleic acids and Omegas 3, 6 and 9), Blue Tansy Oil (anti-inflammatory, balancing, helps acne, redness and irritated skin), Retinol (anti-aging and helps acne), Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (Helps skin regeneration, elasticity and acne) and even more. But when I made Sleeping Beauty, I wasn't aware of the rape culture origins of the fairytale.
So when deciding to bring back the formulation and decided to change the name to Wise Old Crone. Because age in women needs to be further celebrated, just like the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where a broken pot's old cracks are sealed with gold to show how it is even more beautiful, because of the damage in has healed from. Because by using Wise Old Crone, you're not hiding your years, just looking the best you can at all your ages.
Contains retinol. Avoid during pregnancy.
Wrinkle appearance reduction
Gentle exfoliation (contains retinol)
Instructions: Apply on cleansed skin, after toning and serums. May be used as a final night oil.
I use this before bed. My skin feels velvety as soon as I apply, and still feels that way in the morning. I've noticed a reduction in fine lines and a bouncier texture. And the smell! It's bewitching.
Tara Wright (Blanchester, US)
Skin Type:Oily, Sensitive
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Acne, Dullness, Redness/inflammation
Feeling wiser already!
This oil is a go to for me. My skin feels so balanced, nourished, and younger after using. After using for a while the scent just makes me feel calm and appreciative.
Ax V. (Oakland, US)
Skin Type:Dry, Sensitive
Skin Concerns:Signs of aging, Redness/inflammation
Wonderful smell and effective
I use Wise Old Crone before going to bed at night. I have eczema and very sensitive skin and this oil does not burn or irritate my skin. I use it on my forehead, around my eyes and mouth to plump up those areas. Combines perfectly with the Lavender Snow Sleeping Pack. Giving it 4 stars because I think there are way too many stones inside. For an expensive product there should be more oil, and less stones. In the future, would love to be able to purchase just the oil without the roller ball or stones so I can refill the container and stones I already have, because I LOVE the oil.
Mary Ann Scraper (Augusta, US)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Dullness, Redness/inflammation
I am loving WOC- it’s a part of my evening routine and I have noticed fewer wrinkles and decreased redness. I love everything from the packaging to the lapis lazuli rollerball to the amazing product. The smell is pungent but I find it relaxing. Will definitely be ordering more!
Corinne (Singapore, SG)
Skin Concerns:Dark spots/scarring/discoloration, Signs of aging, Acne
My go-to-oil for most nights
This replaces the original Sleeping Beauty Oil that I am using on most nights. While it works as great as its predecessor and I love the lapis lazuli roller and chips, i sort of miss the old smell which was a very soothing, calming herbal aroma (although some said the smell was too strong but i had loved it much).