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The Protocols

a Holistic Approach topical Skin Care

Live Botanical collections and products are designed to be layered and work together harmoniously to help balance a variety of skin types. 


Finding the right combination of skin care products first starts with understanding the current state of your skin. This can change from week to week and more prominently during season changes. Topical support for skin care is only one pillar to improve skin conditions. Finding the right products will help bring together all the elements like nutrition and lifestyle to develop a holistic approach to healthy skin.

Skin Assessment

Each product takes into account the 3 key tissue states of the skin: 
  • TEMPERATURE
  • MOISTURE
  • TONE

TEMPERATURE is often the easiest to determine because it is visible to the naked eye and generally does not change too much over time. Though people can become more warm with diet and allergies or more cool as we age. 

  • Warm skin generally has red or pink undertones and easily inflamed. They tend to  be more sensitive and have conditions like rosacea.
  • Cool skin has neutral or lackluster undertones. They often benefit from increased circulation.  In many cases they have thinner skin and are sensitive to wind and cold.
  • Balanced skin can have either aspects of warm and cool skin. When issues do arise it is more likely related to weather and external factors.

MOISTURE fluctuates most frequently as it is based on diet with water and good fat intake plus external factor like climate.

  • Balanced skin tends to be adequately hydrated and typically does not have tightness. This is most effected by humidity both in climate and personal water intake.
  • Dehydrated skin has feelings of frequent tightness and is more sensitive to changes to weather and humidity fluctuations.

TONE is how our skin is able to protect and manage oil production. This is one area most people relate to as being dry or oily. You can be dehydrated but still have excess oil production. Changes in tone are often slower. It happens naturally as we age or more quickly using harsh treatments that overtime impacts the skin’s ability to repair. Managing tone in relation to temperature is the most critical in skincare.

  • Constricted skin tends to have smaller pores OR is unable to maintain oil or water on the skin effectively. It can also be difficult to absorb oils due to the tightness of the skin. This can manifest into rough, thick skin that can be congested or dry patches. Look for nourishing products that are going to soften the tissue plus build and repair the skin.
  • Neutral skin tends to have small to average sized pores and does not have too much congestion. They may get occasional oiliness or dryness. Look for routines balanced in nourishing and astringent properties.
  • Relaxed skin tends to have average or larger pores. They will likely have an increased oil production that can cause congestion. Look for routines that focus more on astringency. This is a more gentle approach compared to stripping oil from the skin.

The Collections

AER Collection


Leans to warmer, neutral, dehydrated and relaxed skin types.

Fleur de Terre Collection


Leans to warmer, dehydrated and constricted skin types.

Luna Collection


Leans to neutral, cooler, dehydrated and constricted skin types.

Common Protocols

After reviewing the suggestions, take in account your own experiences and knowledge as your intuition can also guide you.
  • Baseline Protocol
  • Products
  • Optional Products

Temperature - Any

Moisture - Balanced or Dehydrated 

Tone - Relaxed or Neutral


The simplest regimen is best for: 

  • Ultra sensitive skin that is recovering from major imbalances or is perpetually stressed due to underlying medical issues. 
  • Short term “detox”. This acts as an elimination diet for the skin to help determine what products or ingredients may be causing sensitization. Use this protocol for 1-2 months and slowly begin to introduce products back in to see how your skin reacts. Keep what works and remove what no longer serves your skin.

A  mild scrub that can be used as a gentle mask to nourish and brighten sensitive skin.

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  • Clearing for Warm Skin
  • Products
  • Optional Product(s)

Temperature - Warm or Balanced 

 Moisture - Balanced or Dehydrated 

 Tone - Relaxed


Best For: 

  • Those who lean to warmer skin and have more active acne and breakouts including cysts.
  • Teen skincare as it helps manage oil production while being very protective of the acid mantel. Harsh commercial skincare marketed to young or very oil skin can have long term damage and cause pre-mature aging.

If extra hydration is needed you can add:

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  • Clearing for Cool Skin
  • Products
  • Optional Products

Temperature - Cool or Balanced

Moisture - Balanced or Dehydrated

Tone - Relaxed


Best For:

  • Those who lean to cooler skin and have more active acne and breakouts including cysts.
  • Teen skincare as it helps manage oil production while being very protective of the acid mantel. Harsh commercial skincare marketed to young or very oil skin can have long term damage and cause pre-mature aging.

If extra hydration is needed you can add the Aer Hyalurnic Acid Serum

If dealing with frequent breakouts you can add the Aer Clearing Mask

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  • Balancing 
  • Products
  • Optional Product(s)

Temperature - Any 

Moisture - Balanced or Dehydrated 

Tone - Neutral or slightly Constricted


Best For: 

  • Those who have adequate oil production but may have occasional dryness or be dehydrated.
  • Those who need acne support but have combination skin.

If extra hydration is needed you can add:

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  • Calming for Cool Skin
  • Products
  • Optional Add-ons

Temperature - Cool or Neutral

Moisture - Dehydrated

Tone - Constricted and Neutral


Best For:Dehydrated skin types for those who need support withinflamed conditions or have hormonal breakouts that tendto run a little cool.

A mild exfoliation treatment to be used 3-5 times a week at night.

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  • Cool Calming Protocol 

    For skin that is: Normal to dry skin that has inflammation caused from hormonal or other internal factors.

    Temperature - Cool or Neutral 

     Moisture - Dehydrated 

    Tone - Constricted and Neutral

  • Warm Calming Protocol 

    For skin t hat is: Normal to dry skin that has inflammation caused from hormonal or other internal factors.

    Temperature - Warm 

    Moisture - Dehydrated 

    Tone - Constricted and Neutral

  • Moisture Restorative Protocol 

    For skin that is: Dry or mature skin that has lipid barrier damage that results in increased sensitivity and inability to retain hydration and oil.

    Temperature - Any

    Moisture - Dehydrated 

    Tone - Constricted and Neutral

  • Revitalization Protocol

    For Skin that is: Dry or mature skin needing more support for aging and enhanced nourishment to regain a natural glow.

    Temperature Any

    Moisture - Dehydrated 

    Tone - Constricted