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Herbal Balancing Serum with Immortelle + Green Tea

Rated 4.9 out of 5
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$ 35.00

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 8 days ago
Rated 5 out of 5

Favorite Face Oil

This stuff took some time to get used to the smell. It's not bad but i certainly is different but so worth it! My skin looks and feel more even and it has helped control my hormonal acne.

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Review posted 14 days ago
Rated 5 out of 5

I like it!

I reviewed this serum a little while ago, but since using it more and regularly, I think my skin is very happy with it. I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin, and I've noticed a lot more regulation of sebum and a shorter life of breakouts overall. I do wish the smell weren't so strong, but given that this is a lovely product made with care by an indie company, I don't mind so much. Overall I'd say definitely give it a try if you're looking for calmer skin and oil regulation; but do remember to use it regularly for a while to allow your skin to adjust.

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Review posted about 2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5

My Blemish Battler

It was really hard not to write this review after only two uses, but I wanted to really test it out for a week or two to give a fair review. Especially during a particular time of the month when my hormonal acne acts up. I can confidently say that this stuff works and it is my holy grail serum for balancing my skin! Not only did I get through a period without any break outs...yes, you read that right...no hormonal breaks outs, it also smoothed out my skin and gave it a beautiful glow that I had never had before. Before that I had a reaction from something that caused clusters of small blemishes on my forehead. The first night I received this serum I used it on the areas on my forehead and I swear that the next morning nearly all of them were gone! I had originally purchased this to use only to control breakouts during my period but I honestly grab for it everyday. What an amazing product!

Also, don't let the smell turn you away...the smell means it is natural and fragrance-free which is much better for your skin!

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Review posted about 2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5

Love it!

It is amazing stuff! My forehead is looking and feeling so better. It had only been a week of use when someone told me that my skin is looking so good. She said it looks more smooth and a more even tone. The only thing that was difficult at first was the smell. But you eventually get used to it. And honestly I would value functionality over smell. Definitely would recommend this product!

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Review posted 3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5

I am now a serum-lover

I've never used face oils or serums before this product because I was always afraid of looking/feeling greasier. I would solely use moisturizer and my skin never felt truly hydrated. This serum has really changed that and it lasts a really long time--I use two drops morning and night, followed by SPF moisturizer in the morning and a lightweight moisturizer at night. It's definitely making a difference in my skin, combined with the charcoal/dead sea soap and the neroli toner as a daily ritual. Definitely recommend, especially if you're hesitant to try oils/serums!

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