HYDRATING ELIXIR II: Support + Recover
Hydrating Elixir II: Support + Recover delivers immediate hydration and soothing relief to reactive, irritated, and inflamed skin. It contains a blend of cooling single-farmed artisan hydrosols and a blend of whole plant extracts made in-house as well as by local herbalists. This vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich mist calms and relieves the skin while balancing the skin’s microflora for a clear complexion. The plants in this blend boast many anti-inflammatory and soothing constituents like curcumin and azulene, along with B vitamins, enzymes, salicylic acid*, polyphenols, and hydrating humectant complexes that mimic hyaluronic acid. This product is good for all skin types, but is especially suited for acne, inflammation of any kind, hyperpigmentation, and skin that is in need of extra soothing support in order to function in a healthy way.
*Not to be confused with the negative side effects of isolated lab-made salicylic – this is within the context of the delicate healing meadowsweet plant.
Containing 25 beneficial active ingredients and 99% whole plant organic, this elixir is a beautiful choice for oily / reactive / acneic / inflamed skin.
Chamomile – This German chamomile hydrosol, grown and distilled in the Pacific Northwest, is the ultimate cooler, soother, and reliever for reactive, red, inflamed or acneic skin. It is a true skin game-changer, and is as powerful and strong as it is calming.
Lavender – Laurel Skin’s Biodynamic® lavender hydrosol from California is a rare treasure. It is anti-inflammatory, calming, and cooling to the skin, and has a balancing action to oil production, pH, and our microbiome.
Turmeric – Laurel Skin’s whole plant organic turmeric extract is deeply anti-inflammatory to reactive skin and acneic skin. It is brightening and contains an abundance of flavonoids and polyphenols for antioxidant activity.
Meadowsweet – Deep pore clarifying meadowsweet is a soothing and balancing plant. It is cleansing and purifying, while at the same time calming to irritation in the skin. Meadowsweet is also a source of salicylic acid while simultaneously offering anti-inflammatory and mucilagenous compounds, making the sometimes negative effects of salicylic nonexistent.
Lemon Balm – This unique hydrosol and essential oil is rare and delicate. Its high antioxidant content is specific to cellular renewal and repair. It also has a lymph affinity and can have a balancing effect on our surface immunity.
Helichrysum – Pacific Northwest grown and artisan distilled, Laurel Skin’s helichrysum hydrosol is no doubt a powerful medicine. Cooling and soothing helichrysum is deeply regenerative to the skin by restoring health and vitality on a cellular level.
German Chamomile Hydrosol°, Neroli Hydrosol°, Calendula Hydrosol°, Lemon Balm Hydrosol°, Lavender Hydrosol°, Helichrysum Hydrosol°; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of German Chamomile°, Calendula°, Milky Oats°, Licorice Root°, Passionflower Vine°, Echinacea Root°, Meadowsweet°, Cleaver°, Self Heal Flower°, Turmeric Root°, Plantain Leaf°, Borage Seed°; Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Biodynamic® Grape Alcohol°, Vegetable Glycerine°; Essential Oils of Roman Chamomile°, Orange Blossom Enfleurage°, German Chamomile°, Lavender°, Lemon Balm°, Helichrysum°; Scarlet Pimpernel Flower Essence°
°signifies certified organic ingredient
Shake product well with each use and mist directly and generously onto clean skin, prior to a serum or balm.
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and within 12 months of the manufacture date, which is noted on the bottom of the bottle.
“I believe love is the most powerful healing tool available.” -Laurel Shaffer, Laurel Skin founder + skin-specific herbalist
Founded by skin-specific herbalist + plant communicator + engine of love Laurel Shaffer and located in a beautiful renovated barn in Petaluma, California, Laurel Skin is the culmination of Laurel’s winding journey filled with education, research, and extensive study that led to her path as a sommelier, and eventually skin-specific herbalist. Those formal training paths, as well as her experience in farm, spa, and mindful wellness, have made it possible for her to live the life of a slow beauty advocate and creator of farm-based and hyper-localized spa rituals and formulas. She walks a balance beam with one side in wonderment and appreciation of phytochemistry and the other a world of intuitive trust and respect for whole plant wisdom and ancient traditions. That balance allows her to create formulas of long-standing efficacy.
The Laurel Skin line is a ritualistic range of flower and herb-based skincare, formulated with impeccably sourced, highly vibrant whole plants picked at their peak for unmatched transparency, purity, and results. Firmly rooted in the principles and practices of slow beauty, Laurel’s first and most critical relationship is with the land. Her exclusive partnerships with local artisan farmers ensure the highest quality and most stringent transparency. Their mutual commitment to only 100% organic, raw, unrefined plant materials guarantees unparalleled freshness and efficacy. Laurel Skin believes beauty should be a loving self-care practice that begins and ends with mindfulness.
Leading the way with unparalleled sourcing, a commitment to farmers, and a mission built on transparency, the Laurel Skin line captures California’s hearty terrain and natural abundance in each and every bottle, and relies on their own manufacturing and production capabilities to ensure the freshest, most efficacious products are produced.
Every single whole plant they work with is certified organic or certified Biodynamic®, and they make no exceptions. Laurel Skin partners with artisan farms within 100 miles of their Lab to source all of the flowers and herbs that can grow in their California climate. They begin working with their partnering farms in the Winter during seeding and continue through to harvesting season when each plant is picked at their peak of vitality. Once the plants are harvested, they make their way to the Laurel Skin Lab where they are turned into plant medicine for the skin. Of course, each plant is processed as little as possible to maintain the freshness, purity, and vitality of each plant. Laurel extracts are made in-house, without the use of chemicals, to preserve the integrity and efficacy of the whole plant. All oils used in Laurel Skin creations are certified organic or Biodynamic®, raw, cold pressed, unrefined, and pressed fresh for Laurel by the farms that grow them or by artisan pressers. Their oils are richly hued and have an unmistakably fresh smell: indicators that they are pure and unrefined. Laurel uses only certified organic and Biodynamic® essential oils; many of which are distilled in incredibly small batches just for the Laurel line. Every hydrosol they use is certified organic or Biodynamic® and made exclusively for Laurel Skin by their artisan partnering farmers along the west coast.
Laurel Skin is committed to your health, well-being and, as a result, your beauty. Their commitment begins with the quality of the soil that nourishes and optimizes the ingredients they select. This is the foundation of slow beauty. The Laurel team then follows each ingredient from seed to harvest. Through the season it takes to grow their plants, to the months their handmade blends sit steeping, to the hours they spend bottling each batch, the Laurel Skin team practices slow beauty with patience and intention. Their greatest reward is knowing you feel this when you use their products.