Apply a very small amount (about 1/4 of a pea size) to face, neck, and chest after applying Elixir and Serum.
Use within 6 months of opening and within 18 months of the manufacture date found on the bottom of the jar.
Keep contents of jar dry and free of moisture, water, and contaminants. Store product away from light and heat in order to best preserve antioxidant contents. If Balm melts in transit and texture changes, this does not affect the product performance, only texture. If you wish to restore the Balm’s texture post melting please reach out to us for instructions.
Wild Roses – Our Roses were hand harvested in the green Berkshire hills of Massachusetts and then double infused to create this Balm. Rose Petals are hydrating, moisturizing, soothing, high in anthocyanin, rich in vitamins B, C and E. They support a healthy skin barrier and firm connective tissue.
Cranberry – Cape grown MA Cranberries are delicately dried and cold pressed to create one of my favorite seed oils. Cranberry Seed Oil is high in resveratrol and polyphenols, and essential fatty acids 3, 6 and 9. It is a cooling anti-inflammatory, rich in tannins + strengthening minerals.
Tulsi, Balsam + Pine – Custom regional distillations and harvests exclusively for Laurel Skin, these plants help promote circulation and lymph movement below the surface of the skin. They soothe both muscles and the nervous system by way of the pituitary gland.
Nettle – Laurel’s favorite green superfood, Nettle, was grown by a Berkshires herbal CSA. This vibrant leaf contains all vitamins, minerals, nutrients and building blocks for radiant optimal skin health.
Japanese Knotweed – Knotweed Root is known as one of the highest sources of resveratrol in the world. It grows abundantly in the Berkshire region and has gone through an intensive maceration process at the Laurel Skin apothecary lab. This root is brightening and protective against free radical damage.
Full Ingredient List: Cranberry Fruit + Seed Oil˚, Shea Butter˚, Jojoba Oil˚, Pumpkin Seed Oil˚, Red Grape Seed Oil˚, Beeswax˚, Pomegranate Seed Oil˚; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of Rosemary˚, Wild Rose˚, Tulsi˚, Japanese Knotwood˚, White Pine˚, Nettle Leaf˚, Lemon Balm˚, Calendula˚, Goldenrod˚, Yarrow˚, Red Clover Blossoms˚, Comfrey Leaf˚, Bacopa Monnieri˚, Skullcap Flower + Leaf˚, Horsetail˚; Essential Oils of White Rose˚, Balsam Fir˚, Lavender˚, Cedar˚, Vanilla˚ ˚signifies certified organic ingredient
Number of Berkshires regionally grown ingredients: 18
Number of small farms + artisans supported: 9
Science: Our lymph system is an intricate network of tissues, vessels, and fluid that has many tasks. One task that is closely associated with skin health is it rids the body of metabolic waste, commonly referred to as ‘toxins.’ The lymph system can easily get stagnant when health or diet is poor, and as we age, the lymph system can become more burdened. When lymph is not flowing smoothly and ridding the body of waste effortlessly, this shows up as dull, lifeless skin that functions poorly and can contribute to secondary symptoms such as acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.
It is true that your skin can only absorb so much oil. If a product is seeming to not absorb into your skin – whether it be a facial oil or a facial balm – consider first that you might simply be using too much. A facial cream is always approximately 70% water; this is just how all emulsifiers work. In a cosmetic emulsion, the water has to be dominant at well over 60%, typically closer to 70-80%. When you are switching to a Balm or Oil from a Cream, it is important to consider this information and use only 1/4 of what you would normally expect to use with a cream. Balms and Serums are dramatically concentrated in comparison to normal commercial skin care. If you are looking to reduce that shiny glow, then simply use less product.
Ritual: My Tulsi Rose Balm ritual has become incredibly sacred for me. I have been testing this product for over a year now, but using it every night over the last 2 months – the last 2 months of quarantine. I am not someone who sticks with a nighttime product usage under normal circumstances, nor do I keep skin care products on my nightstand for that type of use. This one has been different. Because this product is so specific to lymph, circulation, neck and chest, I have been really enjoying that final step before I drift off to sleep. The scents in this Balm not only sooth my muscles and steady my breathing, but they also transport me straight to nature which I’ve been missing so greatly. If you get this Balm, I hope you will try out an extended bedtime massage with it. I apply just a bit to my face, and extend down my neck, chest and tops of shoulders. Really take your time with it, and apply any excess to your hands and cuticles.