New + improved formula, now with the plant based retinol alternative, Bakuchiol!
The powerful extract Bakuchiol is found in the seeds and leaves of the babchi plant, which has been used in Chinese and Indian restorative medicine for years.
In clinical studies, significant improvement in lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, firmness and overall reduction in photo-damage have been found, without undesirable retinol side effects such as dryness and irritation. Similar to retinol, bakuchiol works to turn over skin cells, making room for newer, fresher, better-appearing cells to come to the top. It also pushes collagen (a skin-strengthening protein) to the surface for more elastic, youthful-looking skin.
Researchers also found that bakuchiol was actually better than retinol at slowing down the activity of two matrix metalloprotease enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, MMP-1 and MMP-12. While it's considered an active ingredient, bakuchiol doesn't present the sun exposure risk that retinol does. Rather than leaving skin more sensitive to the sun, it works as an antioxidant, helping to protect the skin from UV exposure.
We included the most effective, skin loving botanicals to create this super synergistic serum that feels and SMELLS amazing! Sea Buckthorn is extremely high in vitamins C + E, and fatty acids including palmitoleic, a powerful antioxidant that supports and renews healthy cell membranes. Blue Tansy is packed with Azulene which lends it's beautiful blue color and super anti-inflammatory, calming and balancing properties to all skin types. Infused with nourishing Camellia oil, regenerating Chia seed oil, and Moringa, aka, "Tree of Life", this serum contains botanicals with the most vitamin + minerals, and antioxidants we could get into one bottle! Sea + Blue will take your skin to another level, all while the light Pikake + Tansy scent soothe your Mind, helping to reestablish the Balance in both body and spirit.
Use a few drops on clean fingers to clean skin, massage in upward strokes to increase circulation and absorption. Close your eyes and inhale deeply, allowing the Blue Azulene to wash over you, easing any stress throughout the mind and body while being thankful for the skin you live in.
Ingredients: Seed oils: *Camellia oleifera (green tea), *Salvia hispanica (chia), *Moringa oleifera, *Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn), *Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam), Psoralea corylifolia (Bakuchiol), Essential oils: **Tanacetum annuum (blue tansy), Jasminum sambac (pikake), Cinnamomum camphora (ho wood), *Boswellia carterii (frankincense)
*Organic ingredient **Ecocert verified
~Note the color of this product may range from various blues and greens, depending on its mood...just like the sea.