Almonds – Biodynamic and California farmed, these raw nuts are house milled into a fine flour to gently exfoliate without drying or being too harsh on delicate skin. They soften skin, hydrate and moisturize.
Rose – Our vibrant heirloom Rose petals are grown exclusively for us by a California farm. Their vibrancy and antioxidant content are palpable. Rose is a powerful hydrating humectant which visibly plumps and regenerates the skin. Helpful constituents like B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids, anthocyanin, and gallic acid are all found in Rose petals.
Nettle – A superfood like no other, Nettle leaf is rich in hundreds of nutrients like vitamins A,B,C,D,E,K; minerals such as iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium; and polyphenols. It provides every possible building block needed to nourish cells with for healthy skin functioning. Nettle is a tonic herb, which means it has the ability to powerfully shift health by nutrient delivery.
Chamomile – Our artisan farmed, hand picked Chamomile flowers are soothing, softening, and calming to the skin. Chamomile is cooling and astringent, leaving behind a clear even-toned complexion.
Marshmallow – Marshmallow is a root to love! Its mucilaginous hydrating properties mimic our own skin’s hyaluronic acid. It deeply hydrates, soothes, and visibly plumps the skin. It contains standout constituents like betaine, B vitamins, quercetin, ferulic acid, and polysaccharides. This plant has an affinity for water friendly tissue like fascia, and can help with stagnation in those connective tissues.
Full Ingredient List: Almonds˚, Oats˚, Chamomile Flowers˚, Nettle Leaves˚, Rose Petals˚, Red Clover˚, Marshmallow Root˚; Essential Oils of Rose˚, Rose Geranium˚
˚organically grown ingredient
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and by the recommended use-by date, which is found on the bottom of the jar. Keep jar dry and free from moisture.
Quick Exfoliant: Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of Almond Rose Exfoliant in with your cleanser for an exfoliating cleanse. To use as a quick exfoliant alone moisten face and hands. Place 1/2 teaspoon in the palm and trickle in a few more drops of water. Massage and exfoliate over the skin and rinse. Use 1-3x per week.
Exfoliating Hydration Mask: Put 1 teaspoon or less Almond Rose Exfoliant into a small dish. Using approximately twice as much water as Mask, trickle in a bit of water with your fingers until it is a runny paste. Allow the Mask to steep and thicken for a few minutes. The nutrients will activate and the Mask will thicken into a rich oatmeal consistency. Pat and massage onto skin to exfoliate. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, keeping the mask hydrated with water throughout. The longer the mask is left on the more frequently it will need to be rehydrated to stay active. Rehydrate it with a wet mask brush, wet fingertips, a mister bottle of water, or steam from bath or shower. For removal, rinse off the mask with water and follow with Elixir and Serum.
Nutrients for Hydration
Hyaluronic Acid, B Vitamins and Polysaccharides: These are common, synthetic, chemical compounds found in conventional skin care used to hydrate the skin. When formulating whole plant skin care, we are lucky that Nature has provided us with all of these things already, so that we don’t have to rely on synthetic ingredients. Those same hydrating compounds are found concentrated in many grains, roots, and petals. In the case of our Almond Rose Exfoliant; Oats, Marshmallow Root and Rose Petals are providing those compounds for their ability to thoroughly hydrate the skin.
Regionally Sourced and Why
Our Almond Rose Exfoliant is one of our most regionally sourced products, at over 90% sourced within Northern California. When we speak about our sourcing, the romantic aspect of that is often zeroed in on and we are sometimes referred to as a “California” line. In reality, we should be considered a highly sustainable, regenerative and conscious line, that continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in terms of industry sourcing responsibility.
Sourcing regionally is not just a romantic story, but for any “green” brand should be an actual responsibility to source as close to the manufacturing location as possible. Regional sourcing reduces the resource footprint on the Earth and supports at a community level as opposed to a commercial distribution level, which is often ethically questionable. Despite us speaking on this topic since the earliest days of Laurel Skin, ethical sourcing continues to be looked over by the beauty industry – no doubt because of the amount of work and cost put on brands to source ingredients in a way that does not encourage continued cycles of poverty and enslavement. You can help by asking brands where they get their ingredients and about how their farmers are compensated.