Roots + Roses - Returning Fall 2024


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  • Dry / Dehydrated
  • 100% Whole Plant Organic
  • 4 Beneficial Active Ingredients
  • 20ml

Hydration Compound is a powerful boost of whole plant extracts, formulated to target dehydration, dryness, fine lines and a lack of firmness. These potent drops contain concentrated, multi-layered infusions of Heirloom Rose Petals and Chia Seed Milk, along with Roots of Marshmallow and Astragalus. This whole plant supplement is rich in anthocyanins, flavonoids, polysaccharides, B vitamins such as niacin, betaine and plant humectants that mimic hyaluronic acid.


  • provides deep, long-lasting hydration
  • plumps and firms fine lines
  • builds and strengthens the skin


Colorful Heirloom Roses provide antioxidant repair and protection, along with potent water and oil soluble nutrients for the skin. The delicate elasticity of Rose petals are what strengthen and firm our own connective tissue, as well as our lipid barrier, to prevent transepidermal water loss. Marshmallow Root is the shining star of the Hydration Compound, a super-hydrator that plumps up our skin the same way our own hyaluronic acid does. It has the ability to more deeply hydrate fascia with its unique combination of mineral and polysaccharide content. Astragalus, another notable Root, is present to soothe, unburden the skin, and repair chronic long-term free-radical damage. Last but not least, Chia Seed Milk provides an additional layer of dewy hydration as well as a rare plant source of Omega 3 fatty acids, protecting our lipid barrier from oxidation.

A first-of-its-kind category, Laurel Skin Compounds are herbalist-created skin supplements; carefully formulated to replace lab-made synthetic options with a whole-plant alternative.  Used by the drop to complement our Hydrating Elixirs, each concentrated plant medicine blend targets specific skin concerns and supports symptoms of imbalance as they arise, allowing for even more customization in your Laurel Skin Ritual.

Heirloom Roses – Roses have potent humectant and barrier supportive properties, making their delicate petals strong hydrators that prevent transepidermal water loss. Our Compound uses Roses in 4 ways; a fresh crimson heirloom petal infusion, two technical variations of multi-month cycle macerations, and our oil-rich California Single Farm Hydrosol. Each infusion captures its own unique variation of nutrients from Rose including B vitamins, vitamin E, catechin, vitamin C, flavonoids, anthocyanin, palmitic acid, and gallic acid. While their antioxidant potency prompts regeneration, Roses are simultaneously gentle and soothing to the skin. They have the ability to strengthen, firm and build connective tissue and elasticity.

Marshmallow Root – This mucilaginous and polysaccharide-rich root should be considered a superhydrator. This fluffy root is Nature’s alternative to man-made hyaluronic acid, containing both galaturonic and glucuronic acids, plumping up each cell with a boost of hydration. Marshmallow is supportive to both our lipid barrier and microbiome, by offering a wealth of B vitamins, lecithin and phytosterols – all of this in turn further supports long lasting hydration. This Root, loved by herbalists everywhere, is a soothing, softening anti-inflammatory. A few of its other notable phytonutrients are betaine, quercetin, ferulic acid and selenium. Its unique mineral profile alongside its polysaccharides are what make marshmallow more deeply hydrating, with the ability to break up stagnation and introduce fluidity.

Astragalus – Astragalus has been closely studied for its ability to strengthen and repair telomeres, which are responsible for cellular aging. Telomere repair is essentially DNA repair, and allows our cells to make more ‘precise copies’ of themselves. Astragalus is also a deeply nourishing, calming, anti-inflammatory which stimulates surface immunity and has an affinity for skin prone to reactions or allergies. We use 3 different techniques to infuse this Root, including a 24-hour root decoction for each microbatch, to ensure we capture all the polysaccharides, minerals, niacin and saponins this plant has to offer.

Chia Seed Milk – While this Compound is mostly hydrophilic (water-loving), there are a few powerhouse lipids that sneak their way in! Chia contains essential fatty acid Omega 3, which helps prevent free-radical damage of our lipid barrier and inhibits sun damage caused by inflammation and oxidation. Our housemade Chia infusion is more of a ‘milk’, which contains soothing, anti-inflammatory water bound nutrients like zinc and magnesium providing nourishment for both the skin and microbiome.

Full Ingredient List: Heirloom Rose Triple Infusion°, Marshmallow Root Triple Infusion°, Astragalus Triple Infusion°, Chia Seed Double Infusion°, California Single Farm Rose Hydrosol°, Grape Alcohol°, Flax Seed Glycerine°
˚organically grown ingredient

TO USE: Shake well before each use; for best results, empty dropper fully prior to shaking. After a generous mist of Elixir, apply 2-3 drops of Compound to damp skin. Follow with Serum and/or Balm.

Laurel Skin Compounds are to be used following A Hydrating Elixir application.

NOTE: Hydration Compound is not recommended for reactive or very sensitive skin. We do not recommend our potent herbal Compounds for those who are brand new to Laurel Skin, but rather for those who are already using a Laurel Skin ritual with ease. Our Compounds are for those who celebrate the power of plants and prefer them over all other synthetic interventions.

Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and by the use-by date found on the bottom of the bottle.

This is our first in a series of Compounds, and I couldn’t be more proud of this formula. While the entire Laurel Skin line is comprised of herbal skin care, our Compounds will be amplifying our one-of-a-kind approach to whole-plant, herbalism-driven skin care.

The infusions for the Roots + Roses Compound begin months in advance. Each plant goes through two or three different types of infusions or macerations to ensure that we are capturing as many beneficial phytonutrients as possible. This Compound contains 12 different whole plant medicine variations, despite it only containing 4 plants! After years of trial and error on this creation, we have applied the wide breadth of our team’s herbalism expertise to utilize a variety of techniques and styles to create this first-of-its kind product. There is nothing quite like it in the industry at this time – a concentrated plant medicine extract for the skin that is 100% whole plant organic, created and made by herbalists, genuinely from seed to bottle.

I hope you are able to fall in love with this unprecedented creation, in all its uniqueness, as the expression of each of these plants unfold in your presence. xo Laurel

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