Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum
A simple yet effective hydrating layer of just four ingredients. Mild enough for the most sensitive, reactive skin. As our lightest hydrating option, it was initially designed for oily to combination skin types though mildly dry skin types can reap the benefits when used as part of a micro-emulsion with a richer facial oil or balm.
We custom blend a mix of different hyaluronic acid molecular weights to optimize the skin's ability to hold water for a fresh complexion. The formula is enhanced with cold-processed aloe vera and fresh distilled green tea hydrosol to clear and soothe inflammation and congestion.
The cushioning effect optically smooths the skin and makes a nice addition to prime your skin before applying makeup.
Note: We are now distilling our own green tea hydrosol in-house! You may notice a very slight change in scent from batch to batch relating to the green tea we use. It is still very mild and occasionally may pick up herbal and other aromatic notes. Our goal is always to provide the most vibrant, fresh, and nutrient-rich extracts available to us. We hope you enjoy this new experience.
After cleansing apply 1-2 pumps to damp or wet skin. While damp, apply a small amount of facial oil to replenish the lipid barrier and seal in the hydration.
If you have dry skin, add a pump of hyaluronic acid to a couple of drops of face oil to your palm and create a micro-emulsion. Massage together onto the skin. Follow up with another layer of just facial oil to lock in the hydration.
If you have more oily skin and prefer a more matte effect, use a sandwich method: apply your first layer of the serum, followed by your facial oil, and end with a second layer of the serum. This will help the absorption of your facial oil and can be helpful for daily use underneath makeup.
Recommended oils to be blended to create a customized moisturizer.
- For Oily Sensitive Skin: Awaken Clearing Oil
- For Dry Sensitive Skin: Vibrant Garden Universal Oil
- For Combination Skin: Hormonal Harmony Calming Oil
- Support with hyperpigmentation - suitable for Oily and Combination Skin: First Light Brightening Serum Oil
The sodium hyaluronate percentage is around 1% since higher dilutions tend to dry out the skin. The molecular weight does not go below 80,000 daltons due to research that extremely low weights can cause increased inflammation. Our propriety blend ensures gentle and effective hydration.
Sodium Hyaluronate is a lab-created Hyaluronic Acid (HA) derived from plant-based material using fermentation, a sustainable and vegan-friendly alternative. Hyaluronic Acid does not exist naturally in plants, only animals and humans. Some plants can help our natural HA production and many amazing humectant qualities mildly mimic HA in a range of plants; like marshmallow, violet leaf, and many more.
Our Sodium Hyaluronate is Ecocert certified, created using non-GMO plant materials (often starchy vegetables, beans, and grains), manufactured in the USA, and has environmental stewardship practices to ensure watershed safeguards.
96% regionally sourced
aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) juice*^, camellia sinensis (green tea) hydrosol*^, lactobacillus ferment and sodium hyaluronate (vegan)
*organic | ^regionally sourced
|To foster higher standards of stewardship among the land & people we practice bioregional sourcing. Most ingredients are grown throughout the Pacific West and including our own micro-garden in Oregon.|
6-month freshness guarantee, refer to best buy date on the packaging
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with your doctor before using herbs. Always do a patch test on your skin before applying it to a large surface. 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.
INTENTION WITH EVERY STEP
At Live Botanical we are devoted to using the most vibrant, regionally grown and ethically sourced ingredients to encourage a deep connection to the natural world that can be felt with every use.
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Using plant-based skincare is a journey in building relationships and reconnecting with all things. It is about falling in love with how the plants, people and land are cared for each step of the way.
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum