First Light Brightening Oil Serum
What is it? A robust and luxurious oil serum highlighted with a cornucopia of vibrant berries, calendula, carrot, and dates. Elevated by a vitamin C ester and a vegan ceramide complex using pomegranate sterols. Collectively the formula supports collagen production and common skin concerns around fine lines, scarring, and discoloration.
Notes from the Curator: Essential oil-free, suitable for sensitive, acne-prone and mature skin types.
Let’s Get Nerdy: Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (10%) is a stable vitamin C derivative suitable for sensitive skin. Coupled with whole plant-based vitamin E and ferulic acid in the overall formula, the bioavailability is measurably increased to improve clarifying and protective benefits.
Ceramides plus pomegranate sterols (cholesterol) create a unique complex along with essential & non-essential fatty acids that mirror our natural skin to help improve the lipid barrier matrix for enhanced protection from water loss and in turn encourage long-term vitality.
Date extract has shown great promise in various studies to improve skin elasticity, increase brightness, greater hydration, and decrease in redness and hyperpigmentation.
Organic, fresh, and locally grown calendula flower protects skin from free radicals, reducing redness for more acne-prone skin. It increases circulation to help with puffiness and dark circles as an eye serum and reduces scarring as a spot treatment.
Supercritical extract of organic seaberry fruit has astringent properties to firm the skin. Extremely rich in carotenoids, a vitamin A precursor to enhance a healthy glow.
Carrot root extract and carrot oil (carrier oil not the essential oil) impart an additional surge of flavonoids to improve overall skin rejuvenation and skin brightening.
Cranberry seed oil is one of the most abundant sources of polyphenols such as tocopherols and tocotrienols (Vitamin E) which improve firmness and elasticity. It has the perfect ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids meaning it’s better at absorption to deliver all its skin-loving properties.
Raspberry seed is rich in carotenoids and vitamin E. The antioxidant profile is especially effective at supporting concerns around UV damage and calming reactive, sun-parched and inflamed conditions.
Rice bran oil is a natural source of ceramides, peptides, ferulic acid, CoQ10, vitamins A and B, in addition to a range of antioxidants such as tocopherol, tocotrienol, and oryzanol. Together they repair lipid barrier damage and protect the skin from free radicals.
Squalane acts as a protective barrier to soften the appearance of fine lines. It absorbs quickly to provide a velvety finish. Our luxe version is extracted from sustainable amaranthus grain, which is one of the highest and most abundant sources of plant-based squalane.
Daikon radish extract improves absorption for a lightweight feel, making this a wonderful and protective oil for daytime use and under makeup.
- About the Brand
Live Botanical was founded by Carolyn McRory to share her deep herbal knowledge and the beauty and connection that nature offers, with others.Carolyn is a trained herbalist, having studied with Mara Levin and Sue Sierralupe. Her academic background in Information Systems/Computer Science & Environmental Literature adds an interesting facet to the wonderful skincare stories she tells.
- How to Use
Add a thin layer all over with attention to fine lines and dark marks. Gently massage and press to assist absorption. For best results apply day and night after cleansing, toning, water-based serums and moisturizer. For dry skin, follow up with a facial balm.
It can be used to boost your existing moisturizer, as an eye serum or spot treatment for discoloration.
Allow 9-16 weeks with continued use to see effects, according to clinical testing.
cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*^, herbal infusions of arnica chamissonis (arnica) flower*^, solidago canadensis (goldenrod)*^, raw oregon beeswax*^, essential oils of boswellia sp. (frankincense)*#, salvia sclarea (clary sage)*^, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium)*^, commiphora myrrha (myrrh) co2*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender)*^, helichrysum italicum (immortelle)*, rosa sp. (rose) absolute and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*
*organic | ^regionally sourced | #fair trade/co-op
Notes: Arnica based products should not be applied to broken skin.