SUN BODY OIL: Phyto Defense + Repair
Sun Body Oil is a body serum and moisturizer packed with nutrients and antioxidants to be used before and after sun exposure. Every single ingredient chosen for this blend has been clinically studied or used historically for its ability to assist in preventing UV-induced oxidative damage, or for its ability to repair damage after too much sun exposure.
This lightweight oil is a wealth of carotenoids, resveratrol, polyphenols, and essential fatty acids working in harmony and intelligently with your skin to strengthen its own ability to respond in a healthy way to the sun’s rays. It contains a blend of aromatic tropical and floral essential oils in combination with fruity raw lipid-rich oils that coalesce to create a scent that nods to summer’s abundance.
Laurel Skin’s Sun Body Oil also includes a house made gem essence of aquamarine, turquoise and citrine to inspire joy, movement, and freedom of expression.
Containing 18 beneficial active ingredients and 100% whole plant organic, this body oil is a beautiful choice for all skin.
Avocado Oil – This rich deeply absorbent forest green oil has spf properties ranging from 4-15. It is abundant with nutrients and vitamins, and specific to reducing dark spots and discoloration, softening skin, and healing sun damage and scars.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil – This oil is widely regarded to provide significant protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Like all of Laurel Skin’s ingredients, quality is of the utmost importance for efficacy. Their RRS Oil is always certified organic, farmed in the United States, and cold pressed using patented technology to best preserve the phytonutrients within it that makes it so effective as a UV protector. It is high in essential fatty acids and is a powerful anti-inflammatory as well.
Coconut Oil – Unrefined raw coconut oil has been historically used as protection from the sun, with spf properties ranging from 2-8. This oil is softening, cleansing, and prevents free radical damage.
Rosehip Oil – Laurel Skin’s rare rosehip oil actually includes both fruit and seed extractions in order to be high in both C and E vitamins – both key to preventing and repairing sun damage. This vibrant oil reduces scarring and helps maintain healthy collagen and connective tissues.
Carrot Seed Oil – This is another oil that has UV protection properties due to a high presence of carotenes and other antioxidants. It enhances the skin’s own immune response to the sun, as well as repairs sun damage.
Avocado Oil˚, Jojoba Oil˚, Red Raspberry Seed Oil˚, Rosehip Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Almond Oil˚, Olive Oil˚, Coconut Oil˚, Red Grape Seed Oil˚, Rosemary Extract˚, Sea Buckthorn Fruit and Seed Oil˚; Essential Oil Blend of Sandalwood˚, Frankincense˚, Carrot Seed˚, Roman Chamomile˚, Ylang Ylang˚, Neroli˚, Myrrh˚, Helichrysum˚; Flower and Gem Essences of Aquamarine, Turquoise, Citrine, Amber, Sunstone˚
˚signifies certified organic ingredient
For best results, apply Sun Body Oil to the body before and after time spent in the sun. When in full sun exposure for longer periods of time, reapply this product approximately 1x per hour. Each person’s skin is different, and timing may differ for individuals. It’s important to keep in mind that organic oils absorb quickly into the skin and can wear off faster than physical blocks containing zinc. If this product is used in addition to a physical zinc sunscreen, then the oil should always be applied to the skin first, followed by the sunscreen.
Begin use within 18 months of manufacture date on the bottom of the bottle. Use within 6 months of opening.
“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.