Balance Serum: Clarifying Relief
Balance Serum: Clarifying Relief is a moisturizer, treatment serum, and elemental defense oil, all in one. The lightest facial oil in the Laurel line, its rapid absorption is perfectly suited for skin that is oily or breakout prone. It restores balance to excess oil production, decongests pore build up, and dissolves impurities. As the name implies, it brings harmony and equilibrium to skin’s microbiome while calming and soothing irritation and active breakouts.
Formula Update: Our Balance Serum didn’t change much from its previous version. In fact, the ingredients are the same! However, we learned through our research that there were a few things we could adjust in terms of percentages and ratios to strengthen this formula. We increased the oils most responsible for barrier repair and functioning, as well as increased oils that were high in tannins and balanced omegas, making this product well-suited to all forms of dermatitis. This Serum is still the lightest in our line up, and perhaps even lighter than it was before. The essential oils have been reduced a bit, making this Serum smell slightly less medicinal than it did before. The essential oils that are present were chosen specifically for their balancing effect on oil production, the microbiome, and depleted nervous systems. The skin’s response to stress, and acne as a result of stress, is proven and becoming more recognized in the world of dermatology, so breathe deeply and be held by these plants.
Jojoba & Sesame – Both of these raw, unrefined oils are pressed fresh for Laurel. These carefully chosen lightweight oils restore balance and regulate the skin’s own oil production. Both of these oils also contain a wax very similar to our own barrier’s ceramides, which makes them barrier strengthening and restorative. Jojoba alone has shown the ability to repair a damaged skin barrier in research studies.
Helichrysum – Freshly cultivated, harvested and distilled in the Pacific Northwest, this tiny yellow flower is a true skin healer and a potent anti-inflammatory. It is balancing to our microbiome and restorative and strengthening to the skin.
Cranberry Seed Oil – This lightweight, but incredibly nutrient-dense oil is a perfect fit for oily skin that still needs a high dose of antioxidant content. Cranberry Seed Oil is high in tannins for a seed oil, which makes it ideal for conditions like perioral dermatitis. Cranberry Seed’s unique nutrient profile include Omega’s 3, 6 and 9, resveratrol, phospholipids and phytosterols, which makes this a standout oil for vibrant-aging, as well as inflammatory or acneic conditions.
Lavender – Our custom distilled California grown Biodynamic® Lavender essential oil is anti-inflammatory, calming, and cooling to the skin. It soothes the nervous system, which is often under duress alongside skin conditions like acne and inflammation. Lavender promotes healthy cell functioning and has a balancing action on both sebum production and the skin’s microbiome.
Passionflower – This soothing, beautiful flower and vine is farmed locally just for Laurel. It gently promotes detoxification and clear skin, and its astringent action is healing to skin irritations and redness.
Full Ingredient List: Jojoba Oil˚, Sesame Seed Oil˚, Macadamia Nut Oil˚, Almond Oil˚, Cranberry Seed Oil˚, Red Raspberry Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚, Rosehip Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Sea Buckthorn Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Rosemary Extract˚; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of Passionflower˚, Licorice˚, Calendula˚, Chamomile˚, Echinacea˚, Yarrow˚, Baical Skullcap˚, Gotu Kola˚, Comfrey˚, Astragalus˚, Nettle˚, Lavender˚, Orange Peel˚; Essential Oils of Lavender˚, Helichrysum˚, Clary Sage˚, Rose Geranium˚ ˚signifies certified organic ingredient
Put 3-5 drops onto fingertips and press into clean face and neck. Apply Elixir first for hydration, followed by Serum and then Balm. This product works as a treatment serum, a moisturizer, and it strengthens your skin’s response to the sun and environmental elements.
Use within 6 months of opening and within 18 months of the manufacture date, which is found on the bottom of the bottle.