Laurel Skincare: Review of the brand steeped in plant science

Laurel Skin has been one of those brands that I've used for over 5 years now, and still love it as much as, or dare I say, even more, than when I first discovered it. I started using one of the products (Recovery Balm) on some ezcema patches that my daughter and I were experiencing, and it cleared it right up! Since that day I have been hooked. And the reason why I'm not just a loyal fan but I started carrying it in my brand/product assortment. These are some of my and my customer favorites:

The Laurel Skin Philosophy

Laurel Skin’s philosophy is rooted in reverence for the earth and the healing power of botanicals. Their products are crafted with love, intention, and a deep understanding of plant medicine. As someone who has experienced the magic firsthand, I can attest to the transformative effects of Laurel Skin.

1. Recovery Balm: Nature’s Healing Embrace

Laurel Skin Recovery Balm | Art of Pure

Laurel Recovery Balm is a remedy for virtually any skin ailment. From extreme cases of eczema, dermatitis, and cystic acne to sensitive, allergy-prone skin, this multi-functional balm works wonders. It’s remarkable blend of whole plant organics is chock full of nutrients that remedy any ailment and benefit your complexion and body by supporting the skin's own healing process. This is why I have a jar of this wonder balm on every room of my house:

  • Versatility: Whether it’s dryness, irritation, or a minor cut, the Recovery Balm steps in. It reduces redness, swelling, and irritation while supporting the skin’s natural healing process. Soothes irritation due to eczema, cystic acne dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea and sensitivity reactions
  • Whole Plant Magic: Crafted from whole plant extracts, this balm is a therapeutic dose of nature’s goodness. It’s suitable for both face and body, making it a true multitasker.
  • Powerful Botanicals: Supports skin healing with Calendula and Pomegranate and eases swelling and redness with the natural anti-inflammatory properties of Helichrysum, Lavender and Lemon balm. Tamanu oil provides antibacterial benefits and strengthens skin's natural defenses against irritation while a blend of raw plant oils and butters deeply moisturize.

Massage a small dab of the Laurel Recovery balm onto any area plagued by dryness or irritation. For facial skin care, apply after cleansing and use in combination with a Laurel elixir and Laurel Anti-Inflammatory Serum.


2. Hydrating Elixir I: Phytonutrient Replenish

Laurel Hydrating Elixir I | Art of Pure

The Hydrating Elixir I is like a dew-kissed morning for your skin. It’s blend of hydrosols and plant extracts replenishes lost moisture, nourishes your facial tissue and provides antioxidant protection to help your skin appear more radiant today and youthful tomorrow. Here’s why I absolutely love it:

  • Nutrient-Rich: This serum-mist combo is a hydrating powerhouse. It’s loaded with polysaccharides, B vitamins, enzymes, and bioflavonoids. Think of it as a drink of water for your skin. Contains 26 active natural ingredients clinically proven to benefit skin. Roots, barks, mushrooms and resin are added in increased quantity in order to make this formula more deeply hydrating, restorative, and diverse with beneficial plant compounds
  • Glowy, Dewy Skin: The whole plant extracts work their magic, leaving my complexion radiant. White Rose hydrosol and essential oil supply vitamin C to promote firmer skin and fight the effects of damaging free radicals. Calendula hydrosol and whole plant extract helps lock moisture into your skin while soothing irritation.

Ideal for dry, sensitive and normal skin. After cleansing, shake the bottle well and then spray directly onto your skin. Follow with Laurel balms and serums formulated for your skin type and concerns.


3. Unburden Serum: Deep Tranquility

Laurel Unburden Serum (Anti-Inflammatory)| Art of Pure

The Unburden Serum lives up to its name – it lifts the burden of inflammation, the root cause of secondary skin symptoms. With 25 beneficial whole plant organic ingredients, the highly concentrated serum promotes repair at the cellular level to reduce the risk of irritation while providing instant relief from symptoms. It’s a game-changer, and here’s why:

  • Lymph Affinity: This serum supports lymph functioning, encouraging ease, flow, and release of stagnation. It’s a slow and steady transformation.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Oils: Evening Primrose, Jojoba, and Tamanu soothe and repair. German Blue Chamomile and Helichrysum calm both mind and skin.

  • Appearance of skin: Reduces the prominence of hyper-pigmentation and firms and tones your skin. Lemon balm protects your skin with a powerful dose of age-fighting antioxidants

  • Microdosed Essential Oils: Laurel Skin’s approach to essential oils is healing, not just aromatic. Even reactive skin types benefit from this gentle touch.


        4. Honey Berry Enzyme Mask

        Laurel Honey Berry Mask | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Honey Berry Enzyme Mask is a delightful concoction that feels like a luxurious treat for your skin. In as little as 10 minutes, this sensational, glow-getting facial mask delivers a multitude of benefits to leave you with visibly plumper, brighter and radiant skin. The multi-tasking miracle simultaneously nourishes, hydrates, exfoliates and firms, making luxury natural skin care oh-so simple. Here’s why I adore it:

        • Superfood Ingredients: Formulated with just 5 superfood ingredients, this honey-based mask wears multiple hats. It acts as an enzymatic exfoliator, a hydrator, and visibly plumps and firms the skin.

        • Moisturizing Magic: As someone with normal/dry skin, honey-based masks have always been amazing for my skin. The Honey Berry Mask lives up to its promise – it moisturizes deeply, leaving my skin soft and supple.

        • Luxurious Craftsmanship: This product feels like it was meticulously crafted. The smell is divine, and if a little accidentally gets in your mouth, it even tastes great! It’s a true testament to Laurel’s commitment to quality.

        5. Day Balm: Brilliant Cellular Defense

        Laurel Day Balm | Art of Pure

        The Day Balm is a waterless, lightweight moisturizer containing 28 active ingredients, that effortlessly melts into your skin leaving a light layer of protection that keeps skin soft and seals in hydration and moisture throughout the day. Here’s why it’s a must-have:

        • Antioxidant Shield: This balm provides a layer of antioxidant and lipid protection, keeping the skin soft and sealing in hydration throughout the day. It’s like wrapping your skin in a protective cocoon.

        • Whole Plant Goodness: Laurel carefully selects raw, whole, organic plants to shield the skin from daily environmental stressors. Calendula, chamomile, and lemon balm infusions strengthen the skin, while layers of fruit oils (sea buckthorn, red raspberry, rosehip, and cranberry) add carotenoid and flavonoid protection.

        • Neroli Bliss: The scent of fresh citrus blossom from neroli uplifts the senses and balances the skin. It’s like a burst of sunshine in a jar.


        6. Antioxidant Serum: Vibrancy Revival

        Laurel Skin Antioxidant Serum | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Antioxidant Serum is a concentrated elixir that breathes life into tired skin. This antioxidant-packed facial serum defends your skin from oxidation with 31 beneficial whole plant organic ingredients. With every use, the incredible, silky formula promotes more radiant, youthful skin. Here’s why my skin absolutely loves it:

        • Powerhouse Ingredients: With 31 of the freshest, most potent botanicals, this serum delivers visible results. Vitamins E, C, ferulic acid, beta carotene, and polyphenols work together to combat damage from UVA and UVB rays.

        • Radiance Restored: Firmer, more supple skin, a brighter complexion, and reduced redness – this serum does it all. It’s like a daily dose of vitality for your face.

        • Elemental Defense: Laurel’s commitment to purity shines through. The serum is free from harmful ingredients, bio-identical substances, GMOs, and conventionally grown plants. It’s a clean beauty lover’s dream.


        7. Effortless Cleanser: Radiant Glow

        Laurel Effortless Cleanser | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Effortless Cleanser: Radiant Glow is a gentle facial cleanser that defies expectations. It’s a non-foaming, non-stripping gentle facial cleanser that effectively removes daily pollutants, excess oil, and full makeup and sunscreen while fully hydrating and supporting a healthy skin barrier. Here’s why it’s a staple in my skincare routine:

        • Whole Plant Magic: This non-foaming, non-stripping cleanser is a blend of whole plant extracts, teas, hydrosols, oils, and honey. It effectively removes daily pollutants, excess oil, makeup, and sunscreen while leaving the skin soft and nourished.

        • Calendula and Rose Geranium: These California-grown botanicals tone and refine the skin. The addition of rose, rosehip, and myrrh resin repairs and rejuvenates.

        • White Rose: The rare white rose in this formula adds impactful environmental sustainability. It’s gentle, hydrating, soothing, and protective.

        Moisten face and hands with water; this facial cleanser may need to be shaken occasionally. Pump a dime size amount (3-6 pumps) into finger tips. Massage well onto skin, especially around congested areas or eyes with heavy make-up. Remove with warm towel. Using a warm towel to remove will easily remove make-up or sunscreen; cleanse twice for heavy make-up.


        8. Hydrating Elixir II: Support + Recover

        Laurel Hydrating Elixir II | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Hydrating Elixir II: Support + Recover is a soothing mist/serum combination. The heavenly Elixir helps restore balance to your skin with each spritz and delivers immediate hydration and soothing relief to reactive, irritated, inflamed skin. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:

        • Chamomile: The star of this elixir, German chamomile, soothes and cools reactive, inflamed skin. Its blue-tinged hue comes from azulene, a calming phytochemical.

        • Herbalist-Made Extracts: Laurel blends cooling artisan-distilled hydrosols with herbalist-made and housemade whole plant extracts. The result? Immediate hydration, relief, and balanced microflora.

        • Nutrient-Rich: B vitamins, enzymes, salicylic acid (from Meadowsweet), and humectant complexes mimic hyaluronic acid. It’s a drink of water for your skin.

        8. Sun Serum: Phyto Defense + Repair

        Laurel Sun Serum | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Sun Serum: Phyto Defense + Repair targets hyperpigmentation and sun damage. With It’s a concentrated blend of 27 whole plant organics, the silky formula stimulates cellular repair to address the telltale signs of sun damage. It's the closest thing you can get to turning back the clock. Here’s why it’s a must-have:

        • Unparalleled Freshness: Instead of water, alcohol, or fillers, Laurel uses certified organic or biodynamic plant hydrosols. Distilled rainwater through freshly harvested plant material ensures freshness and efficacy.

        • Bio-Identical Free: Laurel is free from bio-identical ingredients, GMOs, and conventionally grown plants. It’s a clean beauty dream.

        • Visible Results: Use the Sun Serum once, and you’ll notice a difference. It’s plant-powered, effective, and gentle on the skin.


        9. Night Balm: Infinite Cellular Repair

        Laurel Night Balm | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Night Balm is a waterless, rich, and concentrated moisturizer that sinks deeply into the skin, repairing free radical damage and restoring vibrancy. While you rest peacefully, the 27 beneficial active whole plant organic ingredients in this luxurious balm go to work regenerating and repairing your skin cells. You wake up to radiant, softer skin and will gradually see fine lines, age spots and dry spots diminished. Here’s why it’s a staple in my nighttime ritual:

        • Whole Plant Magic: Crafted from potent, raw, unrefined botanicals, this balm regenerates the skin, supporting all aspects of radiant skin health. Its carotenoid-rich profile brightens and evens skin tone, while polyphenols strengthen connective tissue for firm and supple skin.

        • Rosehips and Roses: The heart of the Night Balm lies in rosehips and roses. Rosehips, rich in vitamins C, E, and A, reduce scarring and hyperpigmentation. Roses restore the lipid barrier and firm connective tissue, leaving your skin rejuvenated.

        • Pomegranate Power: Pomegranate oil instantly plumps and moisturizes, enveloping each cell in soothing support.

        10. Oil Cleanser: Deep Clarity

        Laurel Oil Cleanser | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Oil Cleanser is the first step in an authentic slow beauty facial ritual. It roots out pore congestion, pulls debris to the surface, and eliminates puffiness, stagnation, and inflammation. Here’s why it’s an essential part of my routine:

        • Rich and Nourishing: This oil-based cleanser is thick, luxurious, and nourishing. Perfect for clearing pores and removing makeup.

        • Lymphatic drainage: Aids in lymphatic flow and stimulates circulation by reducing stagnation and inflammation.

        • Pure ingredients: Oils like Sesame, Safflower and Sunflower offers an immediate reduction in pore visibility and brightens and evens skin tone with a whole plant Turmeric extract.


        11. Support Cleanser: Cool Relief

        Laurel Skin Support Cleanser | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Support Cleanser is a quintessential product that combines effectiveness with a delightful herbal scent. It is a cooling multi-tasker that gently removes daily pollutants, excess oil, makeup and sunscreen, and effectively detoxifies congested or breakout prone skin. This Cleanser is feather light with an instant cooling effect on inflamed, acneic skin. Here’s why it’s a must-have:

        • Gentle and Effective: Dissolves makeup, oil, and grime while keeping your moisture barrier intact. It’s like a spa treatment for your skin. The gel-like cleanser is non-foaming and non-stripping.
        • Farm-to-Table Beauty: Sourced from artisan U.S. farms, Laurel’s ingredients are 100% organic and fresh.
        • Balance Skin: Non-photosensitizing Grapefruit and Blood Orange oils are ideal for balancing the skin’s natural oil production, and make for a refreshing cleanse.

        12. Eye Serum: Vital Nectar

        Laurel Eye Serum | Art of Pure

        Laurel’s Eye Serum is a believer-maker, even for skeptics like me. The fast-absorbing eye serum contains 22 active ingredients and vibrant raw, whole plants that are blended together to reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, inflammation, and dark circles around your eyes. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:

        • Oil-Based Brilliance: Rich, thick, and nourishing, this serum hydrates and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

        • Rose Essential Oil: The secret to brighter eyes. It’s like a shot of espresso for your under-eye area.

        • Licorice Root: Bye-bye dark circles! Licorice root’s anti-inflammatory properties work wonders.

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