What is it? Highly concentrated botanicals including a full spectrum of rose using a whole flower infusion from the Live Botanical garden, sustainably wild-harvested rose-hip seed oil, and organic steam-distilled rose otto. All to rejuvenate dull skin, diminish scarring and enhance moisture function.
Notes from the Curator: The rich color shows the abundance of antioxidants, providing an immediate glow and limiting damage from UV, stress, and environmental factors.
Let’s Get Nerdy:
A slow infusion of garden-grown rose, chamomile, and lavender flowers in organic, unrefined, cold-pressed raspberry and jojoba oils to create a decadent and nutritive base. The dual solvent and infusion process used provides optimal extraction of herbal compounds. Delivering powerful whole-plant nutrients to nourish and protect the skin.
The golden color from unrefined and supercritical extracted oils of rose-hip and seaberry fruit indicates the abundance of carotenoids, an important phytonutrient that provides an immediate glow and limits damage from UV, stress, and environmental factors. Coupled with CoQ10, the antioxidant effects are concentrated for effectiveness.
A major component of skin renewal is the ability to create collagen so a standardized extract of lupine was added to support this critical function. The Lupeol used in the formulation has been shown with in-vitro and clinical studies to firm and improve overall facial contour and firmness.
Ceramides, pomegranate sterols (cholesterol), oat Co2 extract, essential & non-essential fatty acids 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 clinical studies to improve skin elasticity, increase brightness, greater hydration, and a decrease in redness and hyperpigmentation.
Raw, organic beeswax and cupuaçu butter can improve elasticity and help hold moisture close to the skin. Creating a rich, yet breathable barrier preventing evaporation and enabling continued absorption of beneficial plant compounds.
- 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
For dry skin, use nightly year-round and during the day in dryer seasons.
The final step in your skincare ritual. Press a pea-size amount or smaller on dampened skin.
Pat gently around the delicate eye area.
Enhance the experience with your favorite facial techniques, like Gua Sha or jade roller.
It also makes a lovely, decadent overnight moisture mask for normal to combination skin.
Notes: Separation can happen during heating & cooling cycles while in transit. If this occurs and you prefer not to have the moisture beads: warm the balm (with the cap on) in hot water. Once the balm melts, stir, place in fridge, and let sit until firm.
rosa rubiginosa (rose-hip) seed oil/co2*#, theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) butter#, [rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil^ & simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*^,& rosa sp. (rose) flower*^ & matricaria recutita (chamomile) flower*^ & lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower*^], raw beeswax*^, [ceramide-ng & punica granatum (pomegranate) sterols & avena sativa (oat) kernel co2 extract*], [caprylic/capric triglyceride & phoenix dactylifera (date) seed extract], [helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil & lupinas albas (lupine) seed extract], ubiquinone (coq10), hippophae rhamnoides (seaberry) co2 extract*, eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile) essential oil* and rosa damascena (rose otto) oil*
*organic | ^regionally sourced | #fair-trade/co-op