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Temperate Forest Restoring Complex




A temperate forest immerses the skin with moisture as you walk through trails of western red cedars and mushrooms tucked under old growth. Along the waterways, wild roses peak through the shrubbery, and giant sea kelp sway in the ocean waves.

A complex serum in a rich, concentrated, milky gel that drenches parched skin with hydration while supporting a balanced flora. Leaving you with fresh, bouncy skin.

Highlighted with snow mushroom paired with sea kelp lends a stronger, more flexible film than hyaluronic acid, creating a second-skin hydration barrier. Combined with whole plant extracts of licorice, peony, milk thistle, oats, green tea, and echinacea to soothe, diminish scarring, brighten, and protect against oxidative damage. Where probiotic derivatives (postbiotics) and prebiotics can clarify congestion by rejuvenating the microbiome.

Suitable for sensitive skin as it is essential oil free.  You will notice a delicate scent that is natural with earthy, sweet notes from wild rose and red cedar hydrosols.

One of the key hydration elements used is a COSMOS-approved biological active extracted from Snow Mushroom. In clinical testing using Hyaluronic Acid as the control, it tested better for both initial hydration and improving the skin's natural ability to hold hydration longer.

Its unique texture dries down to leave the skin velvet soft, with a more matte finish. For those that produce excess oil, this could be used as a moisturizer on its own. Helping to balance without stripping the skin. For combination and dry skin, this is a luxe hydrating layer under your favorite oil or balm.

The biome-strengthening aspect comes from prebiotics (which many of our products have due to the type of plants we use) along with a new probiotic derivative (postbiotics). Feeding your existing biome with prebiotics where postbiotics give an opportunity to diversify the flora. In early research, this approach has been shown to help increase hydration significantly, improve overall tone, and calm inflamed skin.

We find this blend helpful for those simply wanting to maintain a fresh, balanced complexion. While its benefits extend into reconditioning congested or distressed skin. Pairing well with many of our lipid barrier strengthening oils and balms designed for sensitivity.

Suitable for all skin types. After cleansing and mists, apply 1-2 pumps to damp skin. Layer under your favorite moisturizer, oil, and/or balm to seal in all the hydration. Can be used day and night.

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66% regionally sourced

[hydrosols of rosa sp. (wild-rose)^ & thuja plicata (western red cedar)^], lactobacillus/nereocystis luetkeana (sea kelp) ferment filtrate, lactobacillus ferment lysate, [herbal extract blend: water & tremella fuciformis sporocarp (snow mushroom) & glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root*^ & avena sativa (oat)*^ & camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf*^ & paeonia lactiflora pall. (peony) root* & silybum marianum (milk thistle) fruit* & althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root*^, echinacea purpurea root/flower/leaf*^ & vegetable glycerin*], raphanus sativus (radish) seed extract^, phospholipids (sunflower lecithin)*, [gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate (ecocert preservative)]

*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 which often shows 12+ months.

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.

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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.


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.

Temperate Forest Restoring Complex