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Temperate Forest Restoring Complex


Drenches parched skin with hydration while supporting a balanced flora. Probiotic derivatives (postbiotics) and prebiotics clarify congestion by rejuvenating the microbiome. Snow mushroom paired with sea kelp lends a strong, flexible film creating a second-skin hydration barrier. Resulting in skin that feels fresh and bouncy.

Combined with full spectrum plant extracts of licorice, peony, milk thistle, oats, green tea, and echinacea to soothe, diminish scarring, brighten, and protect against oxidative damage.

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

Includes our Botanical Enrichment Method with advanced, potent extractions and encapsulation for optimal bioavailability & efficacy.

Scent: Bright and refreshing. Hydrosols of Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, and lavender are the most noted. No added essential oils.

Skin Types: Breakout-prone, dehydrated skin that has excess to adequate oil production. Suitable for most people, including those mildly sensitive.

Texture: Silky, cooling gel with rich hydration and a touch of moisture.

Post-biotics, the byproducts of probiotic fermentation aid in promoting skin clarity. Compounds, such as short-chain fatty acids and peptides, can support a balanced skin microbiome, contributing to a healthier complexion and reduced blemishes.  Additionally, they encourage hydration, improve elasticity, and reduce reactivity.

Snow Mushroom (Tremella fuciformis): Offers a unique polysaccharide composition. Its branched β-glucans create a 3D network capable of holding nearly 500 times its weight in water. This exceptional water-binding ability ensures profound hydration to plump skin cells. Furthermore, it contains antioxidants that help combat free radicals, promoting skin health and radiance.
+Our version is a 
COSMOS-approved biological active offering a range of molecular weights. 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.

Fermented Sea kelp is a powerhouse in skincare. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it helps hydrate and strengthen the skin's defenses.

Licorice is a skin-brightening champion, thanks to its active component, glabridin. This natural compound inhibits pigmentation, reducing dark spots and promoting a more even skin tone. Licorice is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, making it a gentle yet effective skincare ally.

Peony soothes the skin and promotes elasticity. Paeoniflorin, a bioactive compound, has anti-inflammatory effects, making it beneficial for reducing redness and irritation.

Milk thistle is a cellular waste removal powerhouse, and its active component, silymarin, supports the skin's natural clarification process. Rich in antioxidants, it provides a shield against environmental stressors, promoting a refreshed and revitalized complexion.

Green Tea: Green tea is packed with antioxidants, particularly catechins like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). These compounds fight signs of damage, protecting the skin from environmental stressors.

Echinacea: Echinacea invigorates the skin with its regenerative properties. Active compounds, including polysaccharides, flavonoids, and alkamides, possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Helping to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and protect against environmental stressors. Echinacea may also support collagen production, contributing to skin elasticity.

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) Root: Loved by herbalists, this natural hydrator drenches your skin with moisture, leaving it soft and supple, while also soothing irritation.  Abundant polysaccharides form a protective layer on the skin, sealing in hydration. Phenolic compounds like quercetin offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Oats: Oats offer tender care for dry and sensitive skin. Beta-glucans in oats provide hydration and soothe irritation.

Squalane acts as a protective barrier and is noted to soften the appearance of fine lines. It absorbs quickly to provide a velvety finish. Our luxe version is extracted from sustainable amaranthus grain, which is one of the highest and most abundant sources of plant-based squalane.

Hydrosols of Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Lavender, St. John's Wort, and Blue Cornflower, collectively calm the senses and the skin. Providing a vessel for the clarifying and soothing properties of the formula as a whole.

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. It can be used day and night.

For excess oil production, this can be used alone as your main moisture layer.

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73% regionally sourced

hydrosol blend of: [pinus ponderosa (ponderosa pine)^, pseudotsuga menziesii (douglas fir)^, hypericum perforatum (st. john’s wort)*^, lavandula angustifolia (lavender)*^ & centaurea cyanus (blue cornflower)*^], squalane, aqua (water), lactobacillus/nereocystis luetkeana (sea kelp) ferment filtrate, lactobacillus ferment lysate (post-biotic), glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*^, echinacea purpurea root extract*^, avena sativa (oat) extract*^ & camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*^, paeonia lactiflora pall. (peony) root extract*, silybum marianum (milk thistle) fruit extract*, phospholipids (sunflower lecithin)*, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract*^, tremella fuciformis sporocarp (snow mushroom) extract, palm-free vegetable glycerin*, [caprylyl glycol & glyceryl laurate & glyceryl undecylenate], pentylene glycol 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.

Products ordered from our site often have a freshness guarantee of 12+ months, refer to the best-by 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.

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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