GREENHOUSE GLOW ANTIOXIDANT MASK
A nutrient-dense smoothie for your skin with a collection of colorful plants that scavenge free radicals to maintain healthy skin function. This rich balm is activated by water to extract powerful phyto-compounds to increase hydration and promote circulation, encourage collagen production, and improve the lipid barrier to better protect against daily stressors…over time helping to improve the skin's ability to maintain moisture and improve elasticity for a vibrant complexion.
With cupuaçu butter to provide profound deep moisture (due to its ability to hold 400% of its weight in water); nutrient-dense, cold-pressed seed oils of cranberry, raspberry, and pumpkin to create a range of skin-loving vitamins of A and E, carotenoids, and high linoleic fatty acids to help reduce inflammation and encourage rejuvenation; herbal allies of plantain, bee balm, and self-heal to stimulate skin cell generation to firm the skin and lessen scars and dark marks, as well as strengthen the skin’s response to environmental factors with an abundance of UV and pollution protectant antioxidants; carefully processed for maximum potency pumpkin seed power to infuse skin with antioxidants, amino acids, omega fatty acids, and minerals like zinc to quell inflammation and vitamin K to brighten discoloration; and oatmeal and snow mushroom to deliver powerful polysaccharides that help impart humectants to hydrate the deeper layers of the skin.
71% regionally sourced
theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) butter#, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil^ & rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil^ & cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*^& plantago major (plantain) leaf*^ & monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot) flower & leaf*^ & prunella vulgaris (self-heal) flower & leaf*^, avena sativa (oat) kernel flour*^, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed powder*^, smectite clay^, blue-green algae*^, sunflower lecithin*, tremella fuciformis (snow mushroom) whole fruiting body*, and essential oils of citrus aurantium bergamia (sun safe fcf bergamot)*, anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile)*^ and geranium macrorrhizum (zdravetz)*
*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.
Note: Sensitive to heat. If melted, place in the fridge to firm up. It can also be left in the fridge for a cooling masking experience to further calm the skin.
In a bowl or your palm mix ½ -1 tsp balm and a sprinkling of cool water. Blend to create a cream-like consistency. Using your facial brush or fingers, apply a thick layer over the skin, including the neck. Let sit for 30 minutes. To remove, use a wet soft cloth and gently remove. Mild circulation redness is normal and will subside. Use 2 times a week or as needed.
Bonus Use: Use as a mild cleansing balm to nourish and cleanse the skin with fine particles of oatmeal & pumpkin seed.
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.