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Solar Return Revitalizing Essence

Live Botanical

Solar Return Revitalizing Essence

$62.00

Firming, brightening, and restorative herbal dew drops for sun-loved complexions, Solar Return is a silky. lightweight serum that the skin drinks up quickly: imparting hydration and softness all day through. Limiting oxidative damage and imparting the building blocks for gentle renewal, this radiant blend unites artisan hydro-distillations of calendula, chamomile, and lemon balm to provide a cooling blanket of soothing phytonutrients to balance the complexion. Elevated by renewing moth bean, an extract that is often associated with being a retinol alternative (though it doesn't contain any vitamin A) because of its affinity for gentle cellular turnover and improved elasticity, as well as niacinamide and a peptide complex of pea and quinoa proteins to greatly improve discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Pomegranate peptides deliver moisture to plump fine lines and lift, ultra-hydrators like beta-glucans and snow mushroom soften the skin, limit redness, and reduce cell breakdown associated with UV damage, and glycosphingolipids - a plant-based carbohydrate that's a precursor to ceramide function within the skin to stabilize cell membranes - help to maintain moisture, improve cellular renewal through enhanced bioavailability, and add life to photo-aged skin. Essential oil free with a scent of fresh, sun-kissed herbs, Solar Return transports you to a fully bloomed, joyful garden as it enlivens and refreshes on the deepest levels.

50ml

76% regionally sourced

calendula officinalis hydrosol*^, anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) hydrosol*^, melissa officinalis (lemon balm) hydrosol*^, water, punica granatum extract (pomegranate peptide), citrus aurantium dulcis extract (orange flower peptide), niacinamide, pisum sativum (pea) extract, chenopodium (quinoa) seed extract, vigna aconitifolia (moth bean) seed extract, yeast extract (beta-glucan), lactobacillus ferment, glycerin, glycosphingolipids, tremella fuciformis sporocarp (silver ear/snow mushroom) extract and sodium citrate

*organic   |   ^regionally sourced  

To foster higher standards of stewardship among the land & people, Live Botanical practices bioregional sourcing. Most ingredients are grown throughout the Pacific West, including their own micro-garden in Oregon.

On lightly dampened skin, carefully pump a few drops of Solar Return Revitalizing Essence into your palm. Apply by pressing in a rolling motion into the skin. Covering your face, neck, and chest.

Follow up with your favorite facial oil or balm.  This was designed specifically with the First Light Brightening Oil Serum in mind.  For dryer skin, try the Renewing Concentrate.

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.

The Intention

Firming, brightening, and restorative herbal dew drops for sun-loved complexions, Solar Return is a silky. lightweight serum that the skin drinks up quickly: imparting hydration and softness all day through. Limiting oxidative damage and imparting the building blocks for gentle renewal, this radiant blend unites artisan hydro-distillations of calendula, chamomile, and lemon balm to provide a cooling blanket of soothing phytonutrients to balance the complexion. Elevated by renewing moth bean, an extract that is often associated with being a retinol alternative (though it doesn't contain any vitamin A) because of its affinity for gentle cellular turnover and improved elasticity, as well as niacinamide and a peptide complex of pea and quinoa proteins to greatly improve discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Pomegranate peptides deliver moisture to plump fine lines and lift, ultra-hydrators like beta-glucans and snow mushroom soften the skin, limit redness, and reduce cell breakdown associated with UV damage, and glycosphingolipids - a plant-based carbohydrate that's a precursor to ceramide function within the skin to stabilize cell membranes - help to maintain moisture, improve cellular renewal through enhanced bioavailability, and add life to photo-aged skin. Essential oil free with a scent of fresh, sun-kissed herbs, Solar Return transports you to a fully bloomed, joyful garden as it enlivens and refreshes on the deepest levels.

50ml

The Ingredients

76% regionally sourced

calendula officinalis hydrosol*^, anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) hydrosol*^, melissa officinalis (lemon balm) hydrosol*^, water, punica granatum extract (pomegranate peptide), citrus aurantium dulcis extract (orange flower peptide), niacinamide, pisum sativum (pea) extract, chenopodium (quinoa) seed extract, vigna aconitifolia (moth bean) seed extract, yeast extract (beta-glucan), lactobacillus ferment, glycerin, glycosphingolipids, tremella fuciformis sporocarp (silver ear/snow mushroom) extract and sodium citrate

*organic   |   ^regionally sourced  

To foster higher standards of stewardship among the land & people, Live Botanical practices bioregional sourcing. Most ingredients are grown throughout the Pacific West, including their own micro-garden in Oregon.

The Ritual

On lightly dampened skin, carefully pump a few drops of Solar Return Revitalizing Essence into your palm. Apply by pressing in a rolling motion into the skin. Covering your face, neck, and chest.

Follow up with your favorite facial oil or balm.  This was designed specifically with the First Light Brightening Oil Serum in mind.  For dryer skin, try the Renewing Concentrate.

The Live Botanical Story

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.

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