Local Botanist Christina Bunting on Duration’s New Skincare Range
For Valentine’s Day Duration launches a New All Natural Skincare Range
Embracing Wild Nature with a Trio of Balms AVAILABLE NOW
Duration have teamed up with Ethica Skincare to launch a line of body balms for beer lovers inspired by the re-enchantment of the Norfolk woodlands.
A trio of of beard, hand and lip balms to soothe and protect made with all-natural and majority organic ingredients beautifully presented in Shaun Lynches nostalgic illustrations.
Here, we talk to Christina Bunting Ethica Skincare founder and West Acre resident about her love of Norfolk and what beer lovers can expect from these beauty balms made especially for Duration.
Christina, tell us about your business Ethica Skincare
Ethica is the culmination of my love of natural cosmetics, a bit of alchemy, spell making from my childhood, and every beautiful garden I have sat in.
It’s sculpted into the natural environment to be a reenchanting outdoors getaway. There is peace, nature in abundance, and at times wild and happy partying. A place of contrast and fluidity to be creative and revel in the wilds of west Norfolk.
We know it well. It is the location where we filmed our launch video that see’s our founders enjoying an informal drink and cook out with friends ahead of a look around the brewhouse
Tell us what ingredients have gone in to each balm?
Tame The Wild Beard Balm (60g tin)
Oils & Butters:
Kukui oil is great for any severe dry skin condition, while Rosehip is great for acne and Borage oils is a favourite in skin rejuvenation and scar treatment. It can be absorbed quickly with minimal grease making it ideal for use on the face – often found in anti-wrinkle eye contour serums. Calendula oil has many properties including being antibiotic and anti-inflammatory, it stimulates the immune system, assisting the body in fighting infections and promoting skin tissue repair. Pumpkin seed butter in Europe is highly valued for its skin healing properties specifically sores and is high in protein, zinc, and polyunsaturated fats.
Vetivert as an essential oil has an earthy, woody scent derived from roots in the earth. With a rich, sweetly satisfying note that is both warm and masculine. Cold-pressed lemon has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, great for cleaning purposes. Can help relieve nausea, improve digestion and nourish the skin. Cedarwood from the Pinaceae family is fresh and woody with a slightly sweet scent known to have energising qualities to increase concentration, but also relieve stress and tension cloaking the body in a shroud of calmness. It is classed as a base note and blends well with camphoraceous, citrus, earthy, floral, herby, minty, spicy, and woodsy oils.
Oils & Butters:
Oat oil is high in glycolipids, and vitamin E. A rich fatty acid profile good for moisturizing full of Omegas and unsaturated fatty acids, oleic and linoleic. A natural anti-itch ingredient that soothes and softens the skin. Olive oil creates a protective layer over the surface of the skin, protecting it from the elements. We worked on a slow absorption into the skin to produce a barrier on the skin without clogging pores. Hemp seed butter is also one of the driest natural oils available, being absorbed quickly into the skin to provide high fluidity and excellent lubricity without being greasy. With four essential fatty acids beneficial to the skin LA, GLA, LNA, and SDA, one of the highest essential fatty acid contents at 76%
Sweet birch oil is a member of the Betulaceae family with a sweet, woody, minty scent that blends well with camphoraceous, citrus, earthy, floral, herby, minty, spicy, and woodsy oils. Helps to reduce pain in the joints and muscles, as well as pain associated with headaches and toothaches. It is also antispasmodic and relieves cramping throughout the body. Lavender oil is a member of the Lamiaceae family both sweet and fresh. Lavender blends well with citrus, floral, spicy and woodsy oils. Lavender has remarkable effects on the body packed full of antiseptic, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, making it one of the most versatile essential oils. Its scent is known to calm, relieve stress, and encourage sleep.
Vanessa Atalanta Lip Balm (30g tin)
Pick up all 3 balms in a simply presented Trio Balm Box for £36 (kiosk only) or purchase them individually online along with your beers.