Laurel - Plant Medicine For The Skin

Laurel skincare is a truly unique and exquisite skincare collection, combining science with nature’s inherent intelligence. The luxurious preparations offer the ultimate in slow beauty rituals for unmatched purity to heal, soothe, rejuvenate the skin, supporting you on a journey to mindful wellness.

Laurel Shaffer a skin specific herbalist, works in close partnership with local organic and biodynamic farms, using over 150 slow farmed whole plants that have been lovingly planted and harvested by hand. 

 

Flowers and Herbs
Arriving fresh in their raw form to Laurel’s apothecary, she and her small team of herbalists preserve the complex, plentiful life sustaining phytonutrients, to produce plant medicine for the skin.

By processing the plants as little as possible the freshness, purity and vitality are preserved. Most bulk and commercial plant extracts are far removed from their source, they are highly refined, often years old and have a very low nutrient density. All Laurel Skin extracts are made in-house, without the use of synthetic chemical solvents, preserving the integrity and efficacy of the whole plant's profile.


Oils
All of the oils used are organic or biodynamic, raw, cold pressed, unrefined and pressed fresh by the farmers who grow or by small artisan seed pressers. This is unheard of with in the skin care industry and is what the number one reason why Laurel Skin products are so effective.

The oils are richly hued and have an unmistakeable vegetal smell, indicators that they are pure, unrefined and of the highest quality. Commercial oils that have been chemically or physically refined lack these features and a sa result have drastically reduced antioxidant, nutrient and enzyme content and will often contain petrochemical residue from the processing.


Essential Oils
All essential oils are not created equal! Terms such as 'high quality' and 'therapeutic grade' are not regulated.

Laurel Skins essential oils are distilled by artisan master distillers, many of who farm the plants themselves. The distillations are often exclusive for Laurel Skin and they are of a rare and exceptional quality.

Laurel sources from only organically or biodynamicaly grown. A massive amount of land must be farmed to make something as concentrated as an essential oil, Laurel feels it is her sincerest duty to ensure that safe and sustainable farming methods are employed at all times.


Hydrosols
These are Laurel Skins hydrating products. I'm often asked, 'but what is a hydrosol?' Put simply they are raw, living, bioactive distilled plant waters. But the truth is far more involved!

Laurel skin hydrosols are made by distilling rain or spring water through freshly harvested organic or biodynamic plant materials. Every hydrosol is distilled exclusively for Laurel Skin by their artisan partnering farmers in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii (for the tropical plants).

It is a slow labour of love which begins with an early morning hand harvest and a slow distillation that can take all day. In turn the steam captures many of the medicinal constituents that make the formulas so effective.

Laurel Skin hydrosols are hydrating humectants that are cooling, soothing and healing to the skin. Laurel has chosen to omit traditional ingredients like water, aloe, synthesised glycerine and alcohol, which offer no medicinal value, but are typically present in order to dilute and reduce costs. 

There simply is no synthetic, man-made ingredient that can compare to the delicate, intricate and powerful science of plant medicine.

"Like the food we eat, the most beneficial skincare is made with raw, organic, farm-sourced, handcrafted ingredients".

Laurel

100% Whole Plant Organic

Never diluted with water

Never contains bulking agents

Made without emulsifiers and unnecessary preservatives

Just nutrient-dense whole plant ingredients

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Seed To Bottle

"Sourcing determines how effective a formula will be and the carbon footprint we have on our planet.

Sourcing defines who we are as a company, and in many ways defines who I am as a human being – I can’t imagine anything more important to both the heart and science of our formulas than sourcing."

- Laurel Shaffer

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Hi, I'm Nikki Haldane

For over 15 years I've been sharing my passion and knowledge of skin, nutrition and wellbeing to support women on their own health journeys.

I know from experience how difficult it can be navigating the minefield surrounding natural skincare and the confusing and sometimes overwhelming information relating to diet.

My Intention is for women to find calm and balance in an often hectic world, to encourage self-care with nutrient dense foods and daily skin rituals, for both physical and mental wellbeing.