Facial Serum | Flower + Fruit
Why consider a change: cleaning up your skin care routine can be a big step forward in eliminating the chemicals, toxins, and plastics from your bathroom. This option is highly effective and locally handmade as well.
This product is available for refill in store, so you can bring your own container to save money with a refill, or fill your Willow's Bark dropper. Refill price by weight: $0.95/mL or $28.50 for a 1oz bottle refill.
The Product: The Willow's Bark Flower & Fruit Serum balances skin tone, fights free-radical damage, and promotes the regeneration of healthy skin cells with a nutritive blend of non-comedogenic oils from powerful fruits and flowers, and the extracts of wild, skin healing herbs. Use in combination with a Facial Tonic (our botanical hydrosols/toners) to properly hydrate the skin with both a water-based and oil-based element.
Facial Serum can also be applied to skin before a bath, as the hot steam will open pores, allowing the nutritive oils to penetrate further.
Made up of complex fatty acids, vitamin A (retinol), and Vitamin C, this antioxidant rich oil will keep the skin moisturized on the surface without feeling greasy, while also penetrating deep to repair damaged skin and promote the production of new collagen.
RASPBERRY SEED OIL
contains high amounts of alpha linoleic acid— making it a great emollient and anti-inflammatory agent— as well as ellagic acid, phytosterols, and vitamin e, combating oxidative damage, reducing transepidermal water loss, and aiding in the production of healthy skin cells. Raspberry oil also absorbs UVB and UVC light, making it a broad spectrum sun protectant.
WHITE WILLOW BARK
contains salicin, the precursor to salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a BHA that acts as a natural exfoliant, assisting the skin in shedding dead cells and clearing pores; it can also stimulate new cell formation, reduce redness, pain, and inflammation.
CARROT OIL + CARROT SEED OIL
Carrot Oil (derived from wild carrots) is an incredible source of vitamin a (retinol), as well as beta carotene, and vitamin e.
Carrot Seed Oil contains high amounts of polyphenols. It is antioxidant rich, anti-microbial, antifungal, and protects the skin against oxidative damage, including the damage caused by UV rays.
•rosehip oil •safflower oil •evening primrose oil •raspberry seed oil •jojoba oil •camellia oil •helichrysum oil ∆wild carrot oil •sunflower oil •carrot seed oil •frankincense oil •lavender oil •chamomile oil •calendula ∆plantain ∆willow bark •chamomile •lavender vitamin e oil
The Company: The Willow's Bark is a small, woman-owned company; they forage for many of their ingredients and everything is handmade in Peterborough, Ontario.