Gotu Kola – Gotu Kola is a plant that supports connective tissue and collagen by protecting it and encouraging new growth. Our Gotu Kola is the most vibrant that we’ve found in the world, grown exclusively for us by a nearby farm. It is a plant that we truly cannot do without in any healthy aging formula.
Calendula – Grown on a biodynamic farm just miles from our apothecary-lab, Calendula is another plant that is a necessity for healthy skin. It is deeply restorative and healing, with an abundance of carotenoids and resins that our skin can put to use with ease. It is excellent for most forms of skin damage, from hyperpigmentation to barrier repair.
Frankincense – Our certified organic Frankincense is distilled by a Somalian-American family who travels to Somalia each year for harvesting. This beautiful resin has been used for centuries to brighten, firm, and strengthen the skin; it being especially helpful for chronic long-term free radical damage.
Pomegranate – This thick and rich seed oil is protective and nourishing. One of our most hydrating oils that prevents transepidermal water loss, visibly moisturizes, and plumps up the skin immediately. Its vast, unique essential fatty acid profile and antioxidants envelope and strengthen our lipid barrier and cellular lipid bilayers.
White Rose – Our rare organically cultivated White Rose is gentle and soothing to the skin. It is regenerative to numerous skin functions, including barrier repair, hydration, and it strengthens and plumps connective tissue.
Jasmine – Our unique Jasmine is hydro-distilled specifically for us. This is the only hydro-distillation done with the Jasmine flower in the world that we are aware of, which prevents the use of hexane and offers a true representation of this delicate flower. Beautifully aromatic Jasmine blooms restore both the skin and spirit.
**This serum also contains plants that have been studied for their ability to support our skin against UV damage, such as Red Raspberry Seed, Cranberry Seed, and Jojoba.**
Full Ingredient List: Jojoba Oil˚, Rosehip Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Red Raspberry Seed Oil˚, Borage Seed Oil˚, Evening Primrose Oil˚, Almond Oil˚, Cranberry Seed Oil˚, Sesame Seed Oil˚, Pomegranate Seed Oil˚, Sea Buckthorn Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚, Rosemary Extract˚; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of Gotu Kola˚, Calendula˚, Comfrey˚, Nettle˚, Chamomile˚, Licorice˚, Red Clover˚, Lemon Balm˚, Astragalus˚, Yarrow˚, Elderflower˚, Horsetail˚; Essential Oils of Neroli˚, Sandalwood˚, Rose˚, Jasmine˚, Carrot Seed˚, Myrrh˚, Frankincense˚
˚organically grown ingredient
After applying Elixir first for hydration, then apply 3-5 drops of Serum into fingertips and press into wet face and neck. Follow with Balm, if desired. This product works as a treatment serum, a moisturizer, and it strengthens your skin’s response to the sun and environmental elements.
Use within 6 months of opening and by the recommended use-by date, which is found on the bottom of the bottle. Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place.
Exploring Lipids + Oils
Facial oil efficacy directly relates to the oil quality and source. Antioxidants are not stable, and they vary incredibly from source to source. Things like the weather, farming techniques during growing season, processing and handling during pressing, as well as handling post-pressing all play an important role in the phytochemistry of each unique botanical. No oil has a chemical profile that can be relied upon to be consistent across all sources. We choose all sources for our ingredients based on their level of vibrancy and antioxidant activity; making our facial oil ingredients second to none. Most of our oils are pressed fresh to order for us, which is unheard of in the cosmetic industry. The fact that all of our oils are unrefined means they possess a variety of antioxidants and nutrients that are not found in commercial cosmetic oils. We constantly hear that there are no facial oils available in the industry that come close to the efficacy and vibrancy of ours.
What about comedogenic oils? And what about PUFAs?! Because our oils are completely unmatched, these more common beauty industry concerns do not apply to our products. In order for any oil to be noncomedogenic, it needs to contain enzymes and a wide array of phytonutrients – most of which are denatured and removed during the oil refinement process. We have not found any of our raw, unrefined oils to be comedogenic, even our Shea Butter and Beeswax. As for PUFAs, while refined and processed PUFAs are unstable and vulnerable to rancidity, our unrefined and unprocessed oils that contain PUFAs are not. Our oils remain stable and helpful skin allies for years. This is because their co-factor nutrients that keep them stable have not been removed during the refinement process. This is just a small window into these topics; please visit our instagram and our journal for more information.
This product was the first I ever created and continues to be the one that I cannot live without. I use it all year long as my primary moisturizer. Sometimes I add our other serums into my daily ritual, but I always gravitate back to this one. One of my favorite things about it is when I use it I always notice there are no overpowering essential oils. When I breathe it in deeply, I smell all the fresh carrier oils and whole plant extracts and I know the journey they took to get to the bottle. I think of the Evening Primrose Oil that was freshly pressed for us in California, the artisan pressing of Rosehip that includes the plant’s whole fruit, and all of the vibrantly colorful biodynamic extracts that we make in-house from farms that we have cultivated relationships with over the years. This product to me is the ultimate luxury because I am always thinking of the path each plant took to get all the way to my skin. This product to me represents freshness, vibrancy, and optimal health.