– 100% 全植物有機
– 27 種有益活性成分
據報導，這款精華素的修復能力包括從曬傷中快速恢復，以及多年慢性曬傷後緩慢而穩定地變亮。 微小的、喜愛陽光的猩紅色小茴香花在歷史上一直被用於陽光曬後的皮膚，以及癒合的樹脂金盞花。 甘草根和越橘都被廣泛研究用於提亮長期陽光引起的色素沉著過度。 甘草根可減少炎症並直接減少黑色素生成，而越橘類黃酮可防止氧化並起到強化和保護作用。 來自沙棘、玫瑰果和紅葡萄的營養豐富的水果和種子油提供必需脂肪酸、類胡蘿蔔素和白藜蘆醇的基本防禦。 舒緩植物洋甘菊和棉花糖軟化並緩解即時刺激和發紅，而積雪草和胡蘿蔔籽則隨著時間的推移鞏固結締組織。 我們的紅樹莓油和荷荷巴油等都是未經提煉的原料油，可提供額外的抗氧化防禦，防止紫外線引起的氧化。
這種小小的珊瑚花代表著歡樂和力量。 無論走到哪裡，勞雷爾的精神植物都會生長。 它作為一種常見的雜草在陽光下茁壯成長，並且在歷史上幾個世紀以來一直被用來逆轉陽光的傷害。 通過刺激循環並為細胞帶來新的生命，修復粗糙的曬傷皮膚。 同時，小茴香增強了我們在陽光下健康成長的能力。
這種濃縮的超級食物提取物由整個水果和種子製成，因此富含必需脂肪酸、維生素 C、類黃酮和類胡蘿蔔素。 它的全植物協同作用可共同增強結締組織並防止其分解。
這種溫和的根是那些多年來沐浴在陽光下的人的理想皮膚柔軟劑。 距我們的 藥劑師實驗室僅數英里，棉花糖是一種舒緩的抗炎藥，可解決任何類型的發紅和刺激。
我們的有機、未精製的紅樹莓籽油是為我們定制壓榨的，含有的營養物質使其特別適合曬前和曬後護理。 它是一種美麗、柔軟、富含抗氧化劑的油，提供多種必需脂肪酸。 它含有類胡蘿蔔素和類黃酮，例如蘆丁。 整個油本身及其個別成分都因其防止紫外線引起的皮膚損傷的能力而被仔細研究。
當我們尋找白藜蘆醇時，並非任何葡萄籽油都可以。 它必須是未經加工的、未精製的，並由紅葡萄製成，以幫助保護和修復我們的皮膚免受紫外線傷害。 這在護膚界極為罕見。 它呈深藍綠色，聞起來像葡萄。 在檢查我們的成分時，紅葡萄在名單上的排名很靠後，這完全是因為它的效力。 如果您使用的產品以葡萄為主要成分，並且產品聞起來不像葡萄，那麼這可能是一個明顯的跡象，表明它已經過提煉，並且不再存在促進紫外線防禦和修復的必要抗氧化劑。
– Sun Damaged
– 100% Whole Plant Organic
– 27 Beneficial Active Ingredients
repair, strengthen, restore, brighten
Sun Serum: Phyto Defense + Repair is a concentrated moisturizer, treatment serum, and elemental defense oil that addresses the symptoms that come with overexposure to the sun. By combining the most current botanical research on phytonutrients with centuries-old plant traditions, this repairing serum delivers a firmer more supple appearance, a brighter more even tone, and a visible reduction in irritation and discoloration.
Our Sun Serum is ideally applied both before and after time spent in the sun, as it features whole plant extracts that address both prevention and repair through the use of antioxidant-dense and anti-inflammatory botanicals. Whole plants rich in carotenoids, resveratrol, flavonoids, polyphenols, and essential fatty acids are blended mindfully to help prevent UV damage. This Serum’s reported repairing abilities include quick recovery from sunburn to a slow and steady brightening of years of chronic sun damage. Tiny, sun-loving Scarlet Pimpernel flower has been used historically for sun-kissed skin, along with healing, resinous Calendula. Licorice Root and Bilberry have both been researched extensively for brightening-up long term sun-induced hyperpigmentation. While Licorice Root reduces inflammation and directly acts to reduce melanin production, Bilberry flavonoids prevent oxidation and work to strengthen and protect. Nutrient dense fruit and seed oils from Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip, and Red Grape provide elemental defense with EFAs, carotenoids, and resveratrol. Soothing plants Chamomile and Marshmallow Root soften and provide relief to immediate irritation and redness, while Gotu Kola and Carrot Seed firm connective tissue over time. Oils like our Red Raspberry and Jojoba are all raw and unrefined, offering additional antioxidant defense against UV induced oxidation.
Scarlet Pimpernel – This tiny coral flower represents joy and strength. Laurel’s spirit plant grows wherever she goes. It thrives and relishes in the sunshine as a common weed, and has been used historically to reverse sun damage for centuries. By stimulating circulation and bringing new life to cells, rough sun damaged skin is repaired. Simultaneously, Scarlet strengthens our ability to flourish healthily in the full glory of the sun.
Carrot Seed – This antioxidant-rich, aromatic oil helps to firm and soften the skin, repairing chronic UV damage related symptoms such as uneven skin tone and loss of elasticity. Ours is seeded, harvested, and distilled just for us by a farm in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Licorice – This organically cultivated root is a powerful anti-inflammatory, containing phytoconstituents that provide immediate relief, improving all skin functions. Licorice has been studied extensively for its ability to balance and slow melanin production, making it a brightening ally for hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Sea Buckthorn – This concentrated superfood extract is made of the whole fruit and seed, which makes it a wealth of its entire range of essential fatty acids, vitamin C, flavonoids and carotenoids. Its whole plant synergy works together to strengthen connective tissue and prevent its breakdown.
Marshmallow – This gentle root is an ideal skin softener for those who have spent years basking in the sun’s glow. Grown just miles from our Petaluma apothecary-lab, Marshmallow is a soothing anti-inflammatory to address redness and irritation of any kind.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil – Our organic, unrefined Red Raspberry Seed oil is custom-pressed for us and contains nutrients making it specific for both pre- and post-sun care. It’s a beautiful, soft, antioxidant-rich oil that offers a wide variety of essential fatty acids. It contains both carotenoids and flavonoids, such as Rutin. Both the whole oil itself and its individual constituents have been closely studied for their ability to prevent UV induced skin damage.
Red Grape Seed Oil – When we are seeking Resveratrol, not just any grape seed oil will do. It has to be raw, unrefined, and made with red grapes in order to help protect and repair our skin from UV damage. This is incredibly rare in the world of skin care. It is deep greenish blue in color, and it smells just like grapes. When examining our ingredients, Red Grape falls pretty far down on the list, and that is strictly due to its potency. If you are using products with Grape as a primary ingredient, and the product doesn’t smell like grapes, then that can be an obvious cue that it has been refined and the necessary antioxidants that promote UV defense and repair are no longer present.
**This serum also contains plants that have been studied for their ability to support our skin against UV damage, such as Red Raspberry Seed, Cranberry Seed, and Jojoba.**
Full Ingredient List: Jojoba Oil˚, Rosehip Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Red Raspberry Seed Oil˚, Almond Oil˚, Sesame Seed Oil˚, Sea Buckthorn Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Cranberry Seed Oil˚, Pumpkin Seed Oil˚, Red Grape Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚, Rosemary Extract˚; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of Scarlet Pimpernel˚, Calendula˚, Gotu Kola˚, Licorice˚, Bilberry Fruit˚, Comfrey˚, Chamomile˚, Red Clover˚, Marshmallow˚, Rosehip Fruit˚, Nettle˚, Horsetail˚; Essential Oils of Sandalwood˚, Carrot Seed˚, Helichrysum˚, Cistus˚
˚organically grown ingredient
After applying Elixir first for hydration, then apply 3-5 drops of Serum into fingertips and press into wet face and neck. Follow with Balm, if desired. 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. Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place.
Plants + Sun Care
While physical sunscreens like Zinc have an important place and are necessary in many situations, there is much evidence to support that plants can indeed strengthen our skin’s response to UV rays. Studies show that nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid, Beta Carotene, Rutin, Quercetin, Resveratrol, and many different polyphenols can lessen damage brought on by both UVA and UVB rays. All of these nutrients are most definitely found in the potent plants that we work with. On the other side of this conversation, plants are not drugs and are not designed to behave in the same way. Plants can offer varying degrees of protection from UV induced oxidation and inflammation, but they don’t act as a foolproof physical sunscreen. If you are relying on whole plants for UV protection, you would need to reapply more frequently than you would a zinc sunscreen, because plants absorb into the skin more readily. Read our journal about using plants as sunscreen.
All the research aside, what do I do personally? I love the sun and I am a huge believer that the sun is essential to our physical, mental and emotional health. I believe the sun on our skin makes us stronger, and it is not natural to block that healing connection – nor would I want to do anything to inhibit my body’s production of Vitamin D. I have chosen not to wear sunscreen for many years. I don’t get too much sun on any given day, walking from my car to our Petaluma Barn. When I do get more sun than usual – either on vacation or on an outdoor adventure – I always wear a hat and apply a combination of our products such as Sun Serum, Hydrating Elixir and Day Balm.
If I felt it were absolutely necessary for me to wear a sunscreen, then I would use one containing Zinc as the only listed active drug. I never wear chemical sunscreens, which can be toxic to our body systems, as well as our oceans and coral reefs. I push the limits for my own skin on this delicate topic, because I wholeheartedly believe we shouldn’t live in fear of the sun or even the rare occasional sunburn for that matter. This does not mean that I don’t think zinc-based sunscreen is helpful and necessary in many situations – possibly even daily for many individuals; especially those who may be in poor health or have autoimmune disease.