Seasonal Radiance Elixir
Live Botanical’s Seasonal Radiance Elixir is a blend of seasonal hydrosols elevated by a custom blended mushroom complex base to create an elixir that is rich in niacinamide to lessen the appearance of pores, smooth out skin texture, and revitalize dull skin; naturally occurring polysaccharides, like beta-glucans, to create a breathable hydrating layer that draws moisture in to soothe stressed skin; amino acids to improve cellular renewal and promote elasticity; and rounded out by antioxidant-rich herbs to limit damage from UV radiation, pollutants, and other stressors.
The current offering is a beautiful blend of chamomile and geranium hydrosols: a soothing, delicate floral mist to help cool inflammation and increase hydration.
The year-round base of the Seasonal Radiance Elixir is Live Botanical’s custom blended mushroom complex of snow mushroom, reishi, and Oregon grown shiitake: a highly nutritious trio that creates a flexible, breathable hydrating layer that moisturizes as it soothes stressed skin. The wide range of amino acids present helps to improve sun damage and cellular renewal to promote elasticity and wound healing, while mushroom derived niacinamide enhances skin health. Coupled with antioxidant heavy hitters like Japanese knotweed (loaded with resveratrol) and anti-pollution white horehouse, as well as skin soothers marshmallow, wild pansy, and meadowsweet, this blend works to soften lines, improve texture, and enhance long term vitality and restoration.
92% regionally sourced
seasonal hydrosols*^, mushroom complex: (distilled water, tremella fuciformis (snow mushroom)*, ganoderma lucidum (reishi)* and lentinus edodes (shiitake)*^), spiraea ulmaria (meadowsweet) extract*^, marrubium vulgare (white horehound) extract*^, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) extract*^, viola tricolor (wild pansy) extract*^, polygonum cuspidatum root extract*, lactobacillus ferment, sodium pca
*organic | ^regionally sourced
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.
After cleansing, shake well and mist face, taking deep breaths. Careful not to get any into your eyes. While the skin is still wet, apply serum and face oil to seal in hydration.
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.