Illuminating Exfoliating Serum
What is it? An oil-free, multi-layered serum to hydrate, calm, lessen scarring and gently exfoliate.
Notes from the Curator: A base of soothing, emollient-rich herbs of wild pansy, marshmallow, and aloe soften and smooth the skin. Working to improve hydration and retain water.
Let’s Get Nerdy: Moth bean extract has been shown to be 50x more effective than retinyl palmitate (a very mild form of retinoids) to promote cellular renewal and lessen hyperpigmentation. It also contains a blend of both willow bark and meadowsweet. Using two different extraction methods to obtain the whole plant inflammation modulation compounds plus a version to obtain salicylic acid which penetrates into the sebaceous glands, cleaning pores to lessen congestion and clear the skin. The particular formula ensures it supports both oily and dry skin.
- 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
Apply 1-2 pumps on clean damp skin. Follow with your favorite facial oil or moisturizer. You may notice a slight film for about 30 seconds as it absorbs. You can blend your oil/moisturizer with the serum as a micro-emulsion or it can be layered while it is absorbing.
As a spot or zone treatment, apply a thick layer and let dry (5-10 minutes). Then very lightly take a damp cloth and remove any film.
It can be applied 3 times a week for sensitive skin and up to twice a day for more exfoliation. For maintenance, 3-5 times a week is advised.
aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) juice*^, camellia sinensis (green tea) hydrosol*^, spiraea ulmaria (meadowsweet) extract*^, salix nigra (willow) bark extract*, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract*, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) flower extract*, distilled water & palm free vegetable glycerin* & viola tricolor (wild pansy) flower/leaf*^ & althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root*^, vigna aconitifolia (moth bean) extract, lactobacillus ferment, lactic acid (vegan), water & acetyl tetrapeptide-40 & caprylyl glycol, crithmum maritimum (sea fennel) extract*, sodium hyaluronate (vegan), sodium PCA (plant derived), xanthan gum, lecithin, sclerotium gum and pullulan
*organic | ^regionally sourced