Hydrating Elixir II
Support and Recover
Oily / Reactive / Acneic / Inflamed
99% Whole Plant Organic
25 Beneficial Active Ingredients
Delivering immediate hydration and soothing relief to reactive, irritated, inflamed skin. It contains a blend of cooling single-farmed artisan hydrosols and a blend of whole plant extracts made in-house as well as by local herbalists.
This vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich mist calms and relieves the skin while balancing the skin’s microflora for a clear complexion. The plants in this blend boast many anti-inflammatory and soothing constituents like curcumin and azulene, along with B vitamins, enzymes, salicylic acid*, polyphenols, and hydrating humectant complexes that mimic hyaluronic acid.
This product is good for all skin types, but is especially suited for acne, inflammation of any kind, hyperpigmentation, and skin that is in need of extra soothing support in order to function in a healthy way.
*Not to be confused with the negative side effects of isolated lab-made salicylic – this is within the context of the delicate healing Meadowsweet plant.
How to Use
After cleansing, mist generously over skin to hydrate, breath deeply and feel yourself transported to a fresh calming forest. Follow with your chosen serum.
Shake product well with each use.
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and within 12 months of the manufacture date, which is noted on the bottom of the bottle.
My Daily Ritual
I adore the Elixirs. After cleansing in the morning I mist liberally over my face taking a moment to breath deeply, enjoy the delicate scent of a summer meadow, and set my intentions for a positive day ahead. Of course my day doesn't always turn out like that!
In the evening I cleanse and again mist generously. The Elixir's are so deeply hydrating and packed full of so many nourishing plants that I don't use a serum or balm, this is enough for me.
Note From Laurel
Science: It is a common misconception that oily skin doesn’t need hydration. Hydration (water) and moisture (oil) are two different things. Most oily skin types are commonly dehydrated as well. Most toners are stripping, drying, and designed to breakdown oils and our natural lipid barrier. This leads to TEWL, trans-epidermal water loss, which leads to dehydrated skin. This Elixir, on the other hand, is centered around hydration and soothing inflammation. By offering the skin hydration and anti-inflammatory plants, balance is restored.
Whether that inflammation is showing up as cystic acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, or simply too much sun – inflammation is always the root cause to address and the surface level symptoms simply correct themselves when inflammation is reduced.
For the ultimate cooling experience keep an extra bottle of this Elixir in the fridge for whenever your skin needs extra soothing love…and on sun burns it can be a life saver.
Chamomile – This German Chamomile Hydrosol, grown and distilled in the Pacific Northwest, is the ultimate cooler, soother, and reliever for reactive, red, inflamed or acneic skin. It is a true skin game-changer, and is as powerful and strong as it is calming.
Lavender – Our Biodynamic® Lavender Hydrosol from California is a rare treasure. It is anti-inflammatory, calming, and cooling to the skin, and has a balancing action to oil production, pH, and our microbiome.
Turmeric – Our whole plant organic Turmeric extract is deeply anti-inflammatory to reactive skin and acneic skin. It is brightening, and contains an abundance of flavonoids and polyphenols for antioxidant activity.
Meadowsweet – Deep pore clarifying Meadowsweet is a soothing and balancing plant. It is cleansing and purifying, while at the same time calms and reduces irritation in the skin. Meadowsweet is also a source of salicylic acid while simultaneously offering anti-inflammatory and mucilagenous compounds, making the sometimes negative effects of salicylic nonexistent.
Lemon Balm – This unique hydrosol and essential oil is rare and delicate. Its high antioxidant content is specific to cellular renewal and repair. It also has a lymph affinity, and can have a balancing effect on our surface immunity.
Helichrysum – Pacific Northwest grown and artisan distilled, our Helichrysum Hydrosol is no doubt a powerful medicine. Cooling and soothing Helichrysum is deeply regenerative to the skin by restoring health and vitality on a cellular level.
Full Ingredient List: German Chamomile Hydrosol°, Neroli Hydrosol°, Calendula Hydrosol°, Lemon Balm Hydrosol°, Lavender Hydrosol°, Helichrysum Hydrosol°; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of German Chamomile°, Calendula°, Milky Oats°, Licorice Root°, Passionflower Vine°, Echinacea Root°, Meadowsweet°, Cleaver°, Self Heal Flower°, Turmeric Root°, Plantain Leaf°, Borage Seed°; Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Biodynamic® Grape Alcohol°, Vegetable Glycerine°; Essential Oils of Roman Chamomile°, Orange Blossom Enfleurage°, German Chamomile°, Lavender°, Lemon Balm°, Helichrysum°; Scarlet Pimpernel Flower Essence° °signifies certified organic ingredient.