Discover la lune de velours ~ our new oil milk cleanser

argentum apothecary oil milk cleanser la lune de velours violet glass closed with black and white illustration

In a velvet dream, the crescent moon returns to you ~ a reminder
to nourish your soul, a time for magic and love.

la lune de velours ~ or as it is in English ~ ‘the velvet moon’, is exactly as the name describes: velvety. This oil milk cleanser with its addictive velvet texture and silk sea sponge goes a step further than traditional cleansing. It’s a luxurious and nourishing treatment that leaves your skin feeling supple, silky-soft and cushioned. Ideal for those moments when you feel like you need more than just a one-step cleanse, this indulgent formula soothes the skin and soul.

Using ingredients derived from natural origins are fundamental to ARgENTUM’s beliefs and values. In keeping with this commitment, drawing inspiration from the natural rhythmic cycles of the moon ~ in this case, the waning moon ~ a time when cleansing and releasing can be utilised to great effect, embodies the essence of la lune de velours. A time of recuperation, restoration and ‘coming back to life’ by removing what no longer serves you.

“We’ve been working for three years on finding the right formula, texture and quality that provides the ultimate luxury cleanse. Every detail of la lune de velours has been meticulously selected, right down to the ethically harvested fina silk sea sponge, sourced from the Mediterranean Sea, and hand-picked using traditional methods.”

Joy Isaacs ~ Founder

a magical & pure cleanse

la lune de velours is infused with ARgENTUM’s patented fusion of Silver Hydrosol & DNA HP, and enhanced with non-comedogenic organic oils ~ Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa from Morocco) to moisturise, and Vitamin E to nourish and protect skin, for a magical cleansing experience.

Silver Hydrosol regulates skin flora with its powerful, soothing and purifying properties, that provides exquisite protection for your skin. DNA HP, a natural marine sourced ingredient, is a polymer extracted from wild salmon milt ~ this cosmetic-grade DNA is the finest available.

Sweet Almond Oil is a powerful antioxidant for the skin, helping to fight oxidative stress, a major cause of the deterioration of collagen, while also helping to keep skin cells healthy and youthful, for a smooth, soft and line-free complexion. With skin-protective, emulsifying and moisturising properties, Argan Oil has a positive effect on skin impurities and allergies, along with cell-stimulating and antioxidative effects. Vitamin E has been specifically added to benefit the moisturising and anti-age capabilities of la lune de velours, while enhancing the repair and healing of the skin.

fina silk sea sponge

Much like the DNA HP we use in our patented formula which is a by-product (extracted from Alaskan Wild Salmon milt in sustainably managed ecosystems), our fina silk sea sponge is a biodegradable, renewable natural resource, which is ethically harvested and handpicked using traditional methods, extracted from the seabed in their natural habitat.

To the Ancient Greeks, the sea sponge was known as a 'Zoofitan'. A unique category, meaning half plant ~ half animal. To this day, zoologists classify sea sponges in an animal sub-kingdom, due to their hermaphroditic ability to reproduce. Sea sponges are undoubtedly one of the most, if not the most, natural and caring ways to cleanse, massage, and gently exfoliate your skin. When wet, they can be compared to the feel of silk yet, they can clean like no other washcloth can. The fina silk sea sponge is hypoallergenic and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. This sponge naturally inhibits the growth of bacteria and does not retain odors, making it easy to store and reuse with each clean.

~ let your intuition guide you ~