Liquid gold skin replenishing serum

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Liquid gold skin replenishing serum

Currently available as a Ready-made product. Find it HERE.

This formula has been designed to celebrate L22, a new botanically-sourced compound developed to simulate a healthy, youthful skin lipid profile. It is a beautifully balanced combination of wax esters, sterol esters, triglycerides, squalene and sterols, designed to deliver a lipid profile closely matched to that of healthy 22 year old skin. Essentially a time machine in a bottle! Read more about it HERE.

We have also included bakuchiol, a natural vitamin A alternative without any of the associated negative side effects, particularly for sensitive skin. It is a 100% natural, potent antioxidant which has been clinically demonstrated to reduce hyperpigmentation and address multiple signs of ageing as efficiently as retinol. It is said to increase skin cell turnover, helping to remove dead skin cells and replace them with new, fresh cells, giving skin an overall smoother and more even skin tone.

For our base we have used coco caprylate, a natural emollient and silicone alternative with excellent spreadability and a fast absorbing, light, silky skin feel. 

For our carrier oils we have chosen camellia oil which been recognised for centuries in Eastern Asia for its highly restorative and rejuvenating effect on skin. It contains vitamins, A, B, and E and various minerals plus has outstanding moisture-retaining ability and is rapidly absorbed, leaving skin smooth and supple.

Evening primrose oil for its ability to help fortify and protect the skin’s barrier against free radicals, which lead to signs of premature ageing, and to help improve the feel of skin softness and elasticity. 

Also sea buckthorn fruit oil for its nourishing, revitalising, and restorative functions. Sea buckthorn berries appear to be an unsurpassed natural source of vitamin A and several other carotenes, vitamin E and several other tocopherols. They are also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2, K and P as well as in numerous flavonoids. The berries have a remarkably high content of essential fatty acids and phytosterols. Sea buckthorn fruit oil is highly coloured so we have used it at a low percentage to give our serum a gorgeous golden glow.

For our essential oils we've chosen geranium and helichrysum. Geranium for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is said to actively boosts skin's health and natural glow. Helichrysum for its
anti-inflammatory properties thanks to a substance called arzanol, which is said to help in wound healing. It also has antioxidant properties that can help to prevent scarring by regenerating new cells and preventing the accumulation of free radicals, helping to promote healthy skin cell regeneration and an overall glowing, youthful complexion.

Essential oils are optional and can be left out for an unfragranced finished product if you prefer.


Ingredients
Makes 20g - use our Batch Size Calculator and the percentages provided to easily adjust the volume of your batch.

6.7g | 33.5% fractionated coconut oil, certified organic
4g | 20% coco caprylate
4g | 20% camellia oil, certified organic
2g | 10% L22
2g | 10% evening primrose oil, certified organic
0.60g | 3% sea buckthorn fruit oil, certified organic
0.40g | 2% vitamin E
0.20g | 1% bakuchiol
0.06g | 0.30% geranium essential oil, Egyptian
0.04g | 0.20% helichrysum italicum essential oil, certified organic

Method
  • Weight all ingredients into a beaker or dish.
  • Stir to combine - make sure everything is mixed in very well, particularly the bakuchiol as any droplets not completely dispersed can burn skin if it comes in direct contact.
  • Pour into a 20ml dropper bottle.
To use
  • Apply 3 - 4 drops to skin and massage in with fingertips, avoiding eye area.
  • Can be used day and/or night.
Substitutions
  • Coco caprylate can be entirely or partially replaced with a carrier oil, such as more fractionated coconut oil or more camellia oil, though it can make the final product heavier and slower to absorb.
  • L22 can be used up to 20% so you can replace 10% for another of the carrier oils with more L22 if you wish. It can also be replaced entirely with squalane - olive though you won't be getting the full benefits of this magical little product.
  • Evening primrose oil can be replaced with another carrier oil, this may change the feel, texture, colour and or scent of the final product depending on the carrier oil chosen.
  • Sea buckthorn fruit oil can be replaced with sea buckthorn seed oil but won't have quite the same depth of colour.
  • Essential oils can be replaced with other essential oils of your choice. Keep the entire amount of essential oil/s, whether you're using one or a blend of five, at 0.5% and check the dermal limits of any essential oils you may wish to use incase they are lower than the generally recommended 0.5%.


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