This formulation reflects the poetic journey of an island-dweller finding love in the deep forests of a Northern land, longing for the nourishing sea-vegetables of the Pacific while discovering the untold healing properties of ancient fungi plucked from fallen hemlock.
Every ingredient serves a purpose in this formula, and that purpose is directed at filling your cup with soothing, moisture-rich botanicals from the land and sea, for long-lasting hydration. We use sustainably-cultivated reishi derived from mycelium that is regularly tested for purity and heavy metal tracing. The red algae is sustainably wild-harvested from the pristine coasts of Orcas Island and dried in the sun for extra vitamin D infusion. We even added pure Douglas fir hydrosol not only because it smells wonderful but as a respectful nod to the symbiotic nature of Reishi’s growth on hemlock trees, reflecting the cyclical mycelial patterns of death and rebirth.
How does it smell? A faint bouquet of rose, citrus, and fresh conifer that is derived from pure hydrosols. Ethereal and dissipates quickly.
Use two pumps of serum on to clean, damp skin. Since hyaluronic acid attracts and holds moisture, you want to prep the skin with the moisture it is to retain (pair with our Elderflower hydrating toner!). The serum will feel slightly tacky for a moment but will quickly dissolve into the dermal layer. Follow with a facial oil or a moisturizer after. This will lock in the hydration and slow down the transdermal evaporation of water from your skin. We recommend our Queen of the Winter oil or the Naked Moisturizer.
Aqua, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Rose geranium distillate*, Botanical extracts (made in-house): Gigartina spp (Red algae)^, Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi)*^; Vegetable-derived glycerine*, Lactobacillus ferment, Douglas fir distillate*, Sodium hyaluronate (vegan, 2% concentration), methylcellulose.
^ Sustainably wildcrafted
Vegan, Unisex, Cruelty-free, handcrafted, small-batch
Packaged in 1.7 fl oz reusable and recyclable ultra-violet glass miron pump bottle
++Please test all natural products on a small patch of skin before liberally applying to your face.
++If you are pregnant or nursing consult with your doctor before using herbs. For informational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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