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Solar Return Revitalizing Essence


Hydrating botanical dew drops to firm, brighten, and revitalize maturing, sun-damaged skin. A silky, lightweight serum provides a sun-safe approach to retinol, using the plant-based alternative Moth Bean which is elevated by a collection of plant-derived firming peptides, brightening niacinamide, hydrating snow mushroom, and soothing ceramide precursors to restore life back to the skin.

Scent: The aroma brings you to a vibrant summer garden of sun-kissed herbs. Contains distilled plant waters from hydrosols of chamomile & lemon balm. No added essential oils.

Skin Types: Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and those who may be pregnant.

The blend is further amplified by an in-house liposomal encapsulation technique that enhances ingredient effectiveness by surrounding them with phospholipids, which are natural components of cell membranes. Overall improving the delivery, absorption, stability, and compatibility of active compounds all while reducing sensitivity and increasing hydration.

At the heart is a hydro-distillation of fresh Calendula, Chamomile, and Lemon balm to recover from oxidative damage while acting as the vessel for potent botanical extracts and peptides. While also providing a cooling blanket of soothing phytonutrients to support a healthy acid mantle & microbiome.

The core renewal element comes from Moth Bean, an extract that is often associated with being a retinol alternative though it doesn’t contain any Vitamin A. With gentler outcomes, it doesn’t cause sun sensitivity, dryness, or other common retinol side effects.  Supporting vitality through improving elasticity and mindfully encouraging new cells to emerge. Where the powerful antioxidants act as a preventive measure against sun damage.

Niacinamide works by boosting the production of ceramides and fatty acids, enhancing moisture retention, regulating melanin synthesis, and supporting collagen production, resulting in a more even-toned and hydrated complexion.  In addition to the encapsulation, it is co-formulated with a Peptide Complex of Pea and Quinoa proteins, which in clinical testing showed surface-level discoloration started to improve within 14 days.

Additional peptides from Pomegranate and Orange Flower work to replenish hydration, boost skin elasticity to offer visible firmness, and combat free radicals.

Beta-glucan & Snow Mushroom are deeply hydrating, soothing, and strengthening the skin's natural barrier. It modulates inflammation, reducing cellular breakdown caused by environmental and internal stressors which improves moisture retention, adds resilience, and creates a calm complexion.

Glycosphingolipids, a plant-based carbohydrate that is a precursor to ceramide function within the skin to stabilize cell membranes. This maintains moisture and provides protection from harsh conditions, adding life to photo-aged skin.

Morning & night, on lightly dampened skin, apply 1-2 pumps of the Solar Return Revitalizing Essence into your palm. Apply by pressing into the skin, covering your face, neck, and chest.  Allowing as much of the gel to settle into the skin before applying your moisturizer and/or facial oil of choice. 

To create a complete moisturizer, we love this paired with the First Light Brightening Oil Serum for day use.  For dry skin or at night, try the Renewing Concentrate.

To amplify the renewal properties, pair with the Illuminating Exfoliating Serum in the evenings 3x a week.

76% regionally sourced

hydrosols of: [calendula officinalis*^, anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile)*^, chamomilla recutita*^ (german chamomile), melissa officinalis (lemon balm)*^], vigna aconitifolia (moth bean) seed extract, punica granatum (pomegranate peptide) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange flower peptide) extract, niacinamide, pisum sativum (pea peptide) extract, chenopodium (quinoa peptide) seed extract, glycosphingolipids, beta-glucan, lactobacillus ferment, water, lecithin, tremella fuciformis sporocarp (silver ear/snow mushroom) extract, glycerin, pentylene glycol (plant derived) and tocopherol

*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 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.

Solar Return Revitalizing Essence