HYDRATING ELIXIR I: Phytonutrient Replenish
Hydrating Elixir I: Phytonutrient Replenish is a combination of deeply hydrating, nutrient and antioxidant dense whole plants that is an essential step in keeping skin looking plump, dewy and glowing. It is a hydrating mist/serum combination, made of artisan distilled single-farm hydrosols, along with a combination of house made whole plant extracts and whole plant extracts made by local herbalists. This elixir is incredibly rich in polysaccharides, B vitamins, enzymes, bioflavonoids, polyphenols, resveratrol, vitamin C, and plant humectants that mimic hyaluronic acid.
This microflora balancing elixir is grounded by marshmallow root, which has the ability to deeply hydrate fascia and move through stagnation with its minerals and mucilaginous compounds. Polysaccharides found in reishi mushroom and saponins in skin-brightening licorice root help to move through the lipid barrier. Resins and barks strengthen and promote cellular healing and repair with artisan distilled sandalwood and frankincense hydrosols. Vitamin C and all of its helpful co-factors are present in abundance in hibiscus, hawthorne, schisandra and rose petals. Rose is an excellent plant for sensitive skin, and ideal for strengthening and repairing a damaged delicate barrier. Rose can be found in this elixir in five different forms: hydrosol, two different types of fresh heirloom petal infusions, rosehip supercritical extract, and a hint of rare white rose essential oil.
Containing 26 beneficial active ingredients and 99% whole plant organic, this elixir is a beautiful choice for dry / normal / sensitive skin.
Rose – Multitude of roses! Rose hydrosol and rare white rose essential oil both have hydrating and barrier strengthening properties. Laurel Skin also added house made extracts of local heirloom roses within two different mediums, each which capture an abundance of nutrients such as vitamin C, flavonoids, anthocyanin, and gallic acid. Roses are gentle and soothing to the skin, while deeply hydrating and supportive to connective tissue.
Marshmallow – This mucilaginous and polysaccharide rich root has an incredible ability to hydrate. It is nature’s form of hyaluronic acid: plumping up each cell with hydration and wrapping them in what feels like a cooling hug. It is high in B vitamins and betaine, making it soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory, and softening to the skin.
Rose Geranium – Laurel Skin’s Biodynamic® rose geranium hydrosol from California is an extraordinary gem. Rose geranium is strengthening and repairing to broken capillaries, as well as balancing to oil production, pH levels, and our microbiomes.
Calendula – Find both calendula hydrosol and a whole plant calendula extract in this elixir, in order to fully capture each medicinal compound within this powerhouse plant. Calendula is a powerful humectant that helps our skin retain its hydration and retain a supple glow. Calendula is a true tonic for our individual cell health, and can restore skin health like no other.
Astragalus – Astragalus has been closely studied for its ability to strengthen and repair telomeres, which are responsible for cellular aging. Telomere repair is essentially DNA repair. Astragalus is also anti-inflammatory, stimulates surface immunity, and supports connective tissue health.
Helichrysum – Grown in the Pacific Northwest and artisan distilled, Laurel Skin’s helichrysum hydrosol is no doubt powerful medicine. Cooling and soothing, helichrysum is deeply regenerative to the skin by restoring health and vitality on a cellular level.
Rose Hydrosol°, Frankincense Hydrosol°, Sandalwood Hydrosol°, Rose Geranium Hydrosol°, Lemon Balm Hydrosol°, Calendula Hydrosol°, Helichrysum Hydrosol°; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of Rose Petals°, Marshmallow Root°, Astragalus Root°, Calendula°, Gotu Kola°, Reishi Mushroom°, Schisandra Berry°, Licorice Root°, Hawthorn Berry°, Hibiscus Fruit°, Rosehip Fruit + Seed°; Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Biodynamic® Grape Alcohol°, Vegetable Glycerine°; Essential Oils of Bergamot°, Rose°, Sandalwood°, White Rose°, Carrot Seed°, Palmarosa°, Rose Geranium°; Scarlet Pimpernel Flower Essence°
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Shake product well with each use and mist directly and generously onto clean skin, prior to a serum or balm.
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and within 12 months of the manufacture date, which is noted on the bottom of the bottle.
“I believe love is the most powerful healing tool available.” -Laurel Shaffer, Laurel Skin founder + skin-specific herbalist
Founded by skin-specific herbalist + plant communicator + engine of love Laurel Shaffer and located in a beautiful renovated barn in Petaluma, California, Laurel Skin is the culmination of Laurel’s winding journey filled with education, research, and extensive study that led to her path as a sommelier, and eventually skin-specific herbalist. Those formal training paths, as well as her experience in farm, spa, and mindful wellness, have made it possible for her to live the life of a slow beauty advocate and creator of farm-based and hyper-localized spa rituals and formulas. She walks a balance beam with one side in wonderment and appreciation of phytochemistry and the other a world of intuitive trust and respect for whole plant wisdom and ancient traditions. That balance allows her to create formulas of long-standing efficacy.
The Laurel Skin line is a ritualistic range of flower and herb-based skincare, formulated with impeccably sourced, highly vibrant whole plants picked at their peak for unmatched transparency, purity, and results. Firmly rooted in the principles and practices of slow beauty, Laurel’s first and most critical relationship is with the land. Her exclusive partnerships with local artisan farmers ensure the highest quality and most stringent transparency. Their mutual commitment to only 100% organic, raw, unrefined plant materials guarantees unparalleled freshness and efficacy. Laurel Skin believes beauty should be a loving self-care practice that begins and ends with mindfulness.
Leading the way with unparalleled sourcing, a commitment to farmers, and a mission built on transparency, the Laurel Skin line captures California’s hearty terrain and natural abundance in each and every bottle, and relies on their own manufacturing and production capabilities to ensure the freshest, most efficacious products are produced.
Every single whole plant they work with is certified organic or certified Biodynamic®, and they make no exceptions. Laurel Skin partners with artisan farms within 100 miles of their Lab to source all of the flowers and herbs that can grow in their California climate. They begin working with their partnering farms in the Winter during seeding and continue through to harvesting season when each plant is picked at their peak of vitality. Once the plants are harvested, they make their way to the Laurel Skin Lab where they are turned into plant medicine for the skin. Of course, each plant is processed as little as possible to maintain the freshness, purity, and vitality of each plant. Laurel extracts are made in-house, without the use of chemicals, to preserve the integrity and efficacy of the whole plant. All oils used in Laurel Skin creations are certified organic or Biodynamic®, raw, cold pressed, unrefined, and pressed fresh for Laurel by the farms that grow them or by artisan pressers. Their oils are richly hued and have an unmistakably fresh smell: indicators that they are pure and unrefined. Laurel uses only certified organic and Biodynamic® essential oils; many of which are distilled in incredibly small batches just for the Laurel line. Every hydrosol they use is certified organic or Biodynamic® and made exclusively for Laurel Skin by their artisan partnering farmers along the west coast.
Laurel Skin is committed to your health, well-being and, as a result, your beauty. Their commitment begins with the quality of the soil that nourishes and optimizes the ingredients they select. This is the foundation of slow beauty. The Laurel team then follows each ingredient from seed to harvest. Through the season it takes to grow their plants, to the months their handmade blends sit steeping, to the hours they spend bottling each batch, the Laurel Skin team practices slow beauty with patience and intention. Their greatest reward is knowing you feel this when you use their products.