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Herbal Balancing Serum with Immortelle + Green Tea

Rated 4.9 out of 5
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$ 38.00

This vibrant green, antioxidant-rich herbal serum is infused with blemish busting and oil balancing botanicals.  Green tea, safflower oil and grapeseed oil sink in easily and help balance the skin.  Tamanu oil and thyme fight bad bacteria that cause acne.  Blue chamomile and immortelle essential oil reduce inflammation and heal damaged skin.  Pomegranate oil and evening primrose provide anti-aging and skin enhancing nutrients for softer, more youthful skin.  This herbal infusion of over 12 active botanicals will deliver antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients for a more balanced, clear complexion.

what MOISTURIZER // why BALANCE + CLARIFY // when MORNING + NIGHT // skin COMBINATION/OILY/ACNE

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Massage a few drops of this vibrant green balancing herbal infusion into the skin after cleansing and toning.

If you prefer, you can also blend the serum with one of our toners in your palm to create an emulsion, and then massage the emulsion into the skin. This serum works as both a serum and moisturizer so there is no need to follow with a moisturizer.
Blue Chamomile essential oil // Also known as German chamomile, this blue essential oil is one of the most powerful healing oils for the skin. Close in kin to blue tansy, aka Moroccan chamomile, this oil is high in flavonoids, terpenoids, oxides, and azulenes (chamazulene is what gives the essential oil its beautiful blue color). It has antioxidant, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and powerful skin healing effects. A great addition to skincare products for problematic skin.

Immortelle essential oil // Helichrysum, also known as immortelle or everlasting, is a small yellow flower with amazing healing and regenerative properties. It gets its name from the fact that the blooms never wilt! The essential oil is a powerful healer and has cell regenerative properties. Used in synergy with blue chamomile, it creates a powerhouse skin healing combo, great for diminishing redness and speeding the healing of blemishes. This is a wonderful anti-aging and healing ingredient.

Tamanu oil // Pressed from the nut of the Ati tree and a gorgeous green color, this exotic oil has cicatrisant, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This oil is especially useful for healing acne and skin irritations.

Pomegranate oil // Useful for cell regeneration, anti-aging, and deep nourishment. Pomegranate oil is high in flavonoids, antioxidants, and unique components such as ellagic acid which helps prevent UV damage and puninic acid (omega-5) which helps reduce skin inflammation and prevents moisture loss. Pomegranate oil has the ability to deeply penetrate the skin to nourish, fight free radicals that cause aging and may also help improve the skin's texture.

Grapeseed oil // This oil is cold pressed from the seed of grapes and is rich in beta-carotene, vitamins D, C, E, and essential fatty acids like linoleic acid. It is a lightweight oil that can help retain moisture, promote skin repair and elasticity, and is easily absorbed.

Safflower Oil Infusion // Not all safflower oil is created equal. We use a high quality oil that is extremely high in linolenic (Omega-3) and linoleic acid (Omega-6), both beneficial fatty acids. Research has shown that linoleic acid is effective in cell regulation, skin-barrier repair, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Linolenic acid may help speed up wound healing and reduce inflammation. Safflower oil is a light feeling oil that is great for both dry skin and breakout prone skin. We infuse this amazing oil with blemish-busting thyme and sebum-balancing green tea.

Ingredients: Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil* infused with Camellia sinensis (green tea)* and Thymus vulgaris (thyme)*, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba)*, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil*, Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) oil*, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil*, Punica granatum (pomegranate) oil, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, tocopherols (non-GMO vitamin E)*, Matricaria recutita (blue chamomile) essential oil, Helichrysum italicum (immortelle) essential oil, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) essential oil*, balancing essential oil blend* *certified organic
1 fl oz/29.57ml

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Review posted 16 days ago
Rated 5 out of 5

AMAZING!!

I was skeptical to switch from a cream moisturizer to a serum because I have oily blemish skin, but this serum is amazing! I'm less oily, and have less blemishes! I love that it comes in a recyclable glass bottle too! I wear it morning and night and underneath my makeup too. After I used up my sample I bought a full sized bottle, I definitely recommend this.

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Great!

I really like this serum! It absorbs so much better than any other facial oil I've tried for oily skin and doesn't leave my face extra oily or shiny, which is awesome because my face didn't need any help in that area! It seems to really be helping my acne clear up and also lessen the hyperpigmentation and scars left from older breakouts. I use it in the morning and evening. I will definitely buy it again!

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Great serum

I like this serum and it works, but it's a bit heavy for my delicate oily skin. If you have really oily skin, only use 1-2 drops. You won't need much in order to get results.

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My Go-to Moisturizer

I have oily skin and have been trying various oils out in hopes of finding a primary moisturizer that at least does not leave my skin worse. This serum has been the answer for me! It looks like Apoterra has done their research, because safflower oil is one of the few non-comedogenic oils. I have not noticed my breakouts getting worse and my skin has been healing faster; I have few new acne scars! It does not smell the best or absorb super quickly, but my skin has only gotten better since trying out this serum; I have already purchased a second bottle!

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Review posted 3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5

Great product!

I'm noticing my sun spots receding!

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