- Combination / Reactive / Acneic / Inflamed
– 99% Whole Plant Organic
– 25 Beneficial Active Ingredients
hydrate, relieve, calm, strengthen
Hydrating Elixir II: Support + Recover delivers immediate hydration and soothing relief to reactive, irritated, inflamed skin. Our Hydrating Elixirs are an essential step to hydration within a Laurel Skin ritual. This product is a hydrating mist/serum combination, made of cooling artisan distilled single farm hydrosols, along with a combination of herbalist-made and housemade whole plant extracts. This vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich mist calms and relieves the skin while balancing the skin’s microflora for a clear complexion. The plants in this blend boast many hydrating, nutritive, and anti-inflammatory constituents like curcumin and azulene, along with B vitamins, enzymes, salicylic acid*, polyphenols, and humectant complexes that mimic hyaluronic acid. This Elixir is good for all skin types, but is especially well-suited to acne, inflammation of any kind, hyperpigmentation, and skin that is in need of extra soothing support in order to function in a healthy way.
Chamomile is the star of the show, with its blue-tinged hue coming from azulene, a cooling and soothing plant phytochemical. A mist of this Elixir is reminiscent of an unruly flowering herbal garden, with Neroli, Lemon Balm, and Helichrysum present to support the skin as they have for centuries. A delicate California Orange Blossom enfleurage brightens up this blend with its ethereal scent and balancing medicine. Whole plant herbal infusions such as Milky Oats and Calendula aid in thorough and deep hydration, supporting our skin’s lipid and microbial barrier. Anti-inflammatory champions, such as Licorice, Turmeric and Passionflower provide immediate relief to skin experiencing symptoms ranging from chronic acne to mild irritation.
*Not to be confused with isolated lab-made salicylic acid, which often comes with negative side effects for the skin. Salicylic Acid is naturally found in the delicate, healing Meadowsweet plant. When plants’ phytochemicals are accompanied by each other – as Nature intended – they are able to work together in a balanced way that does not come with most of the side effects associated with isolated lab-made chemicals.
Hydrating Elixir II -Support & Recover
Rose – Multitude of Roses! Rose hydrosol and rare White Rose essential oil both have hydrating and barrier strengthening properties. Housemade extracts of local heirloom roses within two different mediums, each capture an abundance of nutrients such as Vitamin C, flavonoids, anthocyanin, and gallic acid. Roses are gentle and soothing to the skin, while deeply hydrating and supportive to connective tissue.
Marshmallow – This mucilaginous and polysaccharide rich root has an incredible ability to hydrate. It is nature’s form of hyaluronic acid, plumping up each cell with hydration and wrapping them in what feels like a cooling hug. It is high in B Vitamins and betaine making it soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory, and softening to the skin.
Rose Geranium – Our biodynamic Rose Geranium Hydrosol from California is an extraordinary gem. Rose Geranium is strengthening and repairing to broken capillaries, as well as balancing to oil production, pH levels, and the skin’s microbiome.
Calendula – Find both Calendula Hydrosol and a whole plant Calendula extract in this Elixir, in order to fully capture each medicinal compound within this powerhouse plant. Calendula is a resinous, healing humectant that helps our skin retain its hydration and a supple glow. Calendula is a true tonic with an impact on a cellular level and can restore skin health like no other.
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. Astragalus is also anti-inflammatory, stimulates surface immunity, and supports connective tissue health.
Helichrysum – Grown in the Pacific Northwest and artisan distilled, our Helichrysum Hydrosol is powerful medicine. Cooling and soothing Helichrysum is deeply regenerative to the skin, and healing to scars and sun damage.
Full Ingredient List: Rose Hydrosol°, Frankincense Hydrosol°, Sandalwood Hydrosol°, Rose Geranium Hydrosol°, Lemon Balm Hydrosol°, Calendula Hydrosol°, Helichrysum Hydrosol°; Herbalist Made Whole Plant Extracts of Rose Petals°, Marshmallow Root°, Astragalus Root°, Calendula°, Gotu Kola°, Reishi Mushroom°, Schisandra Berry°, Licorice Root°, Hawthorn Berry°, Hibiscus Fruit°, Rosehip Fruit + Seed°; Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Grape Alcohol°, Vegetable Glycerine°; Essential Oils of Bergamot°, Rose°, Sandalwood°, White Rose°, Carrot Seed°, Palmarosa°, Rose Geranium°; Scarlet Pimpernel Flower Essence°
°organically or biodynamically grown ingredient