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Sweetbriar Hydrating Nectar

Heart of Gold

Sweetbriar Hydrating Nectar

The Intention

Multitasking calming and hydrating gelcream​

A dewy, glowy rose and aloe moisture milk. Blackcurrant, juneberry, and wild rose calm redness, support fragile capillaries and lympatic flow, and target inflammation. Meadowfoam oil offers deep, protective nourishment. Lush, sustained hydration courtesy of aloe vera and birch sugar. Energizing d-ribose increases cell metabolism and stimulates collagen synthesis. Sweetbriar is a fantastic hydrating and cooling multitasker. Use 2-3 pumps as a featherweight daytime moisturizer, 7 pumps as a hydrating and calming mask, a tiny drop as an undereye serum, layer 1 pump under creams or balms as a hydrating serum, or mix 2 pumps with 1-3 drops of oilserum for a bespoke emulsion.

1.7fl oz/50ml

The Ingredients

rose hydrolat, distilled water, organic aloe vera juice, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate & lactobacillus & coconut extract, meadowfoam seed oil, xylitol, organic sunflower lecithin, extracts of rosa canina (wild rose), ligustrum vulgare (wild privet), ribes nigrum (black currant) & sorbus domestica (juneberry), d-ribose, bergamot (bergapten-free) essential oil, apothecary rose absolute, xanthan gum, gum arabic, potassium sorbate 

The Ritual

As a solo moisturizer: mix 2-3 pumps of hydrating nectar with 7 pumps of hydrolat or a few drops of water. Apply to clean skin after serum (if you're using it), and prior to SPF (if you're using it).

As a bespoke emulsion: mix 2 pumps of Sweetbriar Hydrating Nectar with 2-3 drops of your chosen Oilserum and massage onto clean skin. Follow with SPF in the morning (if you're using it).

As a hydrating serum: mix 1 pump of hydrating nectar with 7 pumps of hydrolat or a few drops of water. Apply to clean skin prior to oilserum, cream or balm.

As a hydrating & calming mask: apply 7-10 pumps to clean skin. Leave on for 10 minutes, or up to 8 hours, then rinse off with cool water or remove with a cool washcloth. Follow with your regular routine. Sweetbriar as a mask is so good as a post-sun cooling treatment, or to keep skin hydrated during air travel.

As an undereye serum: tap a tiny drop onto the undereye area after cleansing and toning. 

The Heart of Gold Story 

Heart of Gold is the life path of herbalist / esthetician / massage therapist / intuitive Ally Draizin. She believes there are no miracle products, but there are magical products. Every Heart of Gold product is made by hand in Heart of Gold’s Portland, Oregon studio: infused with vibrational medicine, intuition, loving intention, and nutrient-rich whole plants sourced with integrity - many from small, local farmers. Extracts are vibrantly and lovingly brought into being in-house, and many hydrosols used in Heart of Gold’s creations come to life in Ally’s copper still. Ally also uses the discernment of 22 years as an esthetician to manifest products that feel good, smell good, and work beautifully.

Ally believes that self-care is an act of love…a benediction. And that to make real, lasting change in our skin, we need to look closely at our lives as a whole. The real transformation comes from learning to listen to our bodies and being tuned in to and receptive of our body’s needs. Her work comes from the heart…an expression of unconditional love. And if she could recommend one product? She wouldn’t. She would recommend a good night’s sleep, a 10 minute meditation, and a big glass of water.

Her goal with Heart of Gold is to bring more love, compassion, and gentleness into your life. Her goal isn’t to heal your skin, your skin has an infinite capacity to heal itself. Her goal is to connect your skin with its own infinite healing ability.

Ally’s Golden Rules (we love these so much!):

Your relationship with the world is a reflection of your relationship with yourself. Allow room in your life for self care. Love yourself, seek new ways to be kind to yourself.

The health of your skin is a reflection of the health of your whole being. Your skin can be a barometer of physical & emotional well-being. Learn to listen to your body, and allow that awareness to be your guiding compass.

Zen philosophy encourages us to be fully present in every moment. Enjoy the time you are given. Incorporate the things that nourish your soul & bring joy into everyday life.

Nothing is chemical-free. Even an empty bottle contains chemicals (air is a chemical). Aim for authenticity, in your actions, in what you consume, in your life. Stay centered in your intuition, be realistic, and always consider the source.

Ask not what plants can do for you, but what you can do for the planet. Be a caretaker of our fragile ecosystem. This should be an integral part of the green beauty movement. Don't seek to acquire, to consume. Seek to connect, to soften. Allow your own beauty, and the beauty of the world around you, to sustain your heart.