Laurel Skin Care Essentials


Laurel is passionate about Slow Beauty principles and practices and only utilizes organic and biodynamic whole plants harvested at their peak to achieve unrivaled transparency, purity, and results. Her lab in Northern California works with local artisan farmers within 100 miles.

Her face oils are true superstars; they act like multitasking superfoods for your skin!

Antioxidant Serum

An antioxidant serum is an indispensable skin-care staple, composed of a lightweight fluid meant to be applied directly onto your face and neck first thing in the morning as part of your morning skincare regimen. As with cleansers and toners, these products typically include ingredients to provide your skin with essential vitamins and nutrients as well as help make it smoother, softer, look healthier, fight signs of aging such as wrinkles or hyperpigmentation, feel more comfortable overall and even reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

Antioxidants are essential to overall wellness but especially beneficial to skin health. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals created by environmental stressors like UV rays, air pollution, and poor eating habits to fend off damage caused by free radicals and prematurely aging molecules that form.

Vitamin C, niacinamide, ferulic acid, and alpha-arbutin are the most popular and effective antioxidants for maintaining healthy skin. Each has been demonstrated to brighten skin tone, decreasing redness and discoloration while helping improve fine lines and wrinkles.

Depending on its formulation, an antioxidant serum should be used morning or night; Reed suggests morning usage to neutralize free radicals before the sun comes up and prevent oxidative damage. However, when combined with other serums containing active ingredients, be sure that each is taken at its respective time of day to avoid interactions between them.

This antioxidant serum features an array of ingredients designed to address dark spots and uneven skin tone, including kojic acid and vitamin C for lightening dark spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; pineapple juice to hydrate and brighten; chamomile to calm and soothe, as well as niacinamide/ferulic acid for strengthening and firming properties and squalane as a hydration booster. Perfect for all skin types but especially beneficial for oily and combination complexions.

Unburden Serum

Unburden Serum is a face serum designed to soothe, smooth, and nourish with its unique blend of herbs, flowers, fruits, mushrooms, seaweeds, and lipid oils. Packed with antioxidants like flavonoids, polyphenols, and resveratrol, it prevents free radical damage while protecting against sun damage promotes healthy collagen levels, evens skin tone while treating dry and mature skin, or prepares it for sun exposure.

This powerful moisturizer, serum, and elemental defense oil successfully addresses all skin concerns related to inflammation – the source of secondary symptoms like cystic acne, rosacea, redness, broken capillaries, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation. Packed with plants known to increase lymph flow while helping us release any stagnation or stagnation within qi, lymph, and fascia tissue, this formula provides effective results in terms of anti-aging benefits as well.

Laurel offers an innovative, calming herbal blend of Chinese Skullcap, Licorice Root, Helichrysum, and German Chamomile that help to ease inflammation and reactivity, with additional support from Yarrow and Tamanu to reduce blemishes on the skin and promote healing. In addition, this formula includes Evening Primrose Oil combined with Tamanu Oil for skin pH regulation and increased hydration – essential components to its success!

This serum features 10% ethyl ascorbic acid (a derivative of Vitamin C) that is very stable and comes close in size and molecular makeup to pure vitamin C, allowing it to penetrate deep layers of the skin where pigment spots begin to form. In addition, white lotus flower, known for lightening and brightening dark spots quickly and effectively, is included, along with 1% glycolic acid, which boosts cell turnover to improve skin texture and tone.

Laurel modified their formula slightly to make it gentler on sensitive skin and address customer requests. They slightly increased the cushiony lipid oils while adding chia seeds as a delivery mechanism of anti-inflammatory herbs such as Helichrysum and Baical Skullcap, which may make absorption easier for sensitive skin types.

Balance Serum

This aromatic treatment serum helps normal to combination skins exhibiting early signs of aging to maintain equilibrium. A delicious blend of botanical oils nourishes skin tissues while stimulating cell activity to enhance the texture and tone of the complexion while protecting from free radical damage.

This powerful anti-aging serum dramatically brightens and unifies skin tone while stimulating natural collagen production and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the complexion fresher and healthier-looking. Plus, 3% Vitamin C helps fade dark spots and even out uneven pigmentation for a brighter look!

Pro-radiance serum that visually improves shininess, pore size, and uneven pigmentation. It is formulated with Black Cumin seed oil, which has a decisive anti-inflammatory action and helps reduce pores and redness associated with acne while providing essential fatty acids and antioxidants necessary to a healthy, matte complexion. Zinc PCA acts as an oil regulator and sebo-captor; soothing bladderwrack seaweed extract and caffeine extract provide soft comfort while increasing circulation to boost circulation, diminish fine lines, and renew complexions.

This serum is packed with Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) for sebum regulation and refined appearance of skin. Additionally, humectants help deliver multi-level hydration for improved complexion health.

Skinbetter Science products are dermatologist-tested, paraben- and fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and dermatologist-tested.

Apply serums after using mist and hydrator products, but before moisturizing. Serums penetrate deeper than moisturizers, helping seal in the benefits of your mist and hydrator products.

Balance Facial Serum contains ingredients that mimic our skin’s sebum production, making it highly balanced. Our bodies often overproduce oil when our protective barrier becomes compromised or depleted; this serum will help break down excess oils quickly to restore balance to the natural balance of skin cells and their natural hydration levels.

Recovery Balm

Rescue Balm is essential to any medicine cabinet, providing soothing, calming, and moisturizing relief from post-blemish blemishes. Inspired by first aid ointments, Rescue Balm’s gentle formula contains soft shea butter, replenishing peptides, moisture-rich panthenol, beta-glucan, and vitamin E – ingredients that work together to improve the texture of popped pimples while decreasing redness and scarring.

Rescue Balm is designed without irritating ingredients like fragrance and colorants, making it suitable for use on all irritated areas – not only pimples. Useful against razor burn, hair styling tool damage, or sunburn burns –it won’t clog pores either!

Customers love this Laurel product for its healing benefits. Perfect for dry, aged, compromised, and sensitive skin types and help ease many chronic conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema, its soothing qualities offer relief to many suffering from the discomfort associated with those chronic diseases.

Rescue Balm is made with an all-natural blend of oils that nourish skin, such as sunflower, borage, and linseed oils, all high in omega fatty acids that work together to minimize moisture loss while protecting from environmental stressors and irritation. Rescue Balm also contains Dicaprylyl Carbonate-a light emollient ester that absorbs quickly to leave the skin soft and silky soft; furthermore it includes Melissa leaf, which provides antiviral and antibacterial benefits, as well as Rosmarinic Acid, which can have positive effects on lymphedema patients.