FIRST LIGHT BRIGHTENING OIL SERUM
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, this formula collectively supports collagen production, fine lines, scarring, and discoloration.
With emollient squalane – extracted from sustainable amaranthus grain - to hydrate the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines; ceramides and pomegranate sterols to help improve the lipid barrier matrix for enhanced protection from water loss and in turn encourage long term vitality; date extract to improve skin elasticity and hydration, increase brightness, decrease redness and hyperpigmentation; cranberry seed oil to provide abundant polyphenols such as tocopherols and tocotrienols (vitamin E), which improve firmness and elasticity; rice bran oil to repair lipid barrier damage and protect the skin from free radicals with its abundance of ceramides, peptides, CoQ10, vitamins A and B, and ferulic acid; tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (10%) – a stable form of vitamin C that is suitable for sensitive skin – coupled with whole plant-based vitamin E and ferulic acid in the overall formula to measurably increase its bioavailability, as well as clarifying and protective benefits; fresh and locally-grown calendula flowers to protect from free radicals, reduce inflammation, and increase circulation; supercritical extract of seaberry fruit to firm the skin and enhance a healthy glow with its richness in carotenoids (a precursor to vitamin A); carrot root extract to provide flavonoids to improve overall skin rejuvenation and skin brightening; and daikon radish to increase absorption for a lightweight feel.
Available in 5ml or 30ml
53% regionally sourced
squalane (from Co2 extracted amaranthus grain), vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil^, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil^ & calendula officinalis flower*^, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil*, raphanus sativus (daikon radish) seed extract^, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin c ester), ceramide-e & punica granatum (pomegranate) sterols & avena sativa (oat) kernel oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride (and) phoenix dactylifera (date) seed extract, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil (not the essential oil) & root Co2 extract*, hippophae rhamnoides (seaberry) fruit oil* and rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract*
*organic | ^regionally sourced | #fair trade/co-op
Carbon footprint consideration: regionally sourced percentage refers to ingredients grown within the west coast of the USA and southwest Canada…where the sourcing is concentrated in Oregon, including Live Botanical’s micro-garden.
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.
Founded by deeply-studied and wealth-of-knowledge herbalist Carolyn McRory in 2016, Live Botanical started its journey as a dream that formed over 20 years ago. The heart of Live Botanical is the intense desire to connect more with Mother Nature and share her beauty and wisdom with others; and Carolyn believes the path to a more sustainable society is to encourage ideas of conservation through compassion: we must see ourselves in nature and nature within ourselves to change mindsets. Through herbal-based skincare, Carolyn is able to tell a story to help forge a relationship with the many wonders of the natural world. With vivid botanical imagery and products designed for personal care, she hopes we are reminded every day of the beauty in the world and, more importantly, the beauty that lives within each of us.
Live Botanical’s philosophy is based upon four guiding principles: to live beautiful, to live fresh, to live responsible, and to live simple.
To Live Beautiful - Formulas are rooted in creating balance and harmony, and to enhance what makes each of us unique because they believe that loving who we are at this moment and following our intuition is where beauty begins.
To Live Fresh – Whole plant infusions, botanical extracts, unrefined oils, waxes, and butters are at the core of every product. Infusions and extracts are created in-house in their Portland, Oregon studio. And they start with locally- and regionally-sourced fresh herbs from small farms or their own micro-garden that they dry in house (instead of purchasing pre-dried herbs) as much as possible to ensure the potency and quality meets their high standards. They also source with an idea of using abundant herbs to limit their impact on the earth.
To Live Responsible - Both environmental and social responsibility are value statements they hold dear in every decision made. Sourcing follows strict guidelines, and ingredients not obtained regionally are fair-trade certified (when applicable). They work with farmers and producers who follow organic guidelines or ethical wildharvesting using rules outlined by United Plant Savers. Oils, butters, and waxes must be GMO free and unrefined or minimally refined depending on formulation requirements. Preservatives and lab-based ingredients are researched extensively for environmental impact and personal safety. They also actively give back to organizations who honor environmental stewardship and who work to uplift marginalized communities relating to equality and justice.
To Live Simple - They embrace the art of slow living by taking time to connect more with plants and customers to impart feelings of love, patience, and acceptance. Products are crafted to bridge current knowledge and traditional wisdom into every formula. They consider themselves anti-capitalists. This means they remain purposefully small with extremely low overhead to ensure products are affordable and markups are as low as possible. Their goals are based in the love of nature and helping others connect to the outside world.