GOOD FACE DAY SERUM WITH GREEN TEA, RASPBERRY SEED & JUNIPER

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

12.6539.00

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Description

A glorious morning-time counterpart to the Overnight Face Food with Mandarin, Carrot Seed & Neroli, I made this with similar principles in mind (plus some carefully-chosen ingredients to help protect my skin from the elements): any face oil of mine must be the antithesis of pore-clogging; in fact I want it to actively clear and help keep pores clean. It needs to be lightweight enough to blend in without feeling even slightly greasy; just a few drops needed to add nourishment and glow. It needs to smell subtle, yet divine (naturally so), and be packed full of the kind of nutrients that make me feel good about my face as well as good about what I’m doing for my face.

img_20170224_164721Although I don’t/can’t officially recommend it is used instead of sunscreen, raspberry seed oil is known to offer a small amount of natural protection against UVA & UVB rays and is the main ingredient in this serum, while the jojoba, hemp & hazelnut oils offer some (very slight) natural UVB protection. My personal experience is that this serum is effective (in fact, I got sunburned in the south of India on the one day I forgot to put this on in the morning), but scientific experiments haven’t rallied themselves around this topic fully, so claims about raspberry seed oil remain largely anecdotal.

On the label you are reminded that you’re already beautiful. Even so, this little potion does a stellar job of boosting the likelihood you’ll have a ‘good face day’ by virtue of its gentle, plant-power ingredients (see below for a run down of what each ingredient does for your skin).

Uses & Directions:
Dispense 2 drops (a little goes a long way!) into your hand and smooth over your face in gentle upward/outward movements. Allow a few moments to sink in before applying make up. Tip: I like to quickly rub any remnants of oil left on my hands afterwards in my hair if it’s a bit flyaway.

Clipboard03Key ingredients/benefits:
RED RASPBERRY SEED OIL: This oil has the highest content of alpha linolenic acid of any fruit seed oils, making it very effective against inflammation. Meanwhile, its ellegic acid content can reduce the destruction of collagen and it’s very high in vitamin E, giving good antioxidant properties. A youth booster! (Also, see info about UV protection, above!)

CAMELLIA (TEA SEED) OIL: The seed from which grows the wonder that is green tea leaves, camellia is softening and hydrating, antioxidant rich while being light enough to blend in. Tea is one of my all time favourite ingredients, hence featuring in every product. See here for a rundown of benefits.

HAZELNUT SEED OIL: Good for both dry and oily skin, hazelnut manages to balance both and restore equilibrium, hydrating skin while absorbing any excess oil. Without feeling greasy, its natural fats plump up cells and leaving them soft.

JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL: A distinctive and unique oil, woody and fresh with a hint of fruit, the key ingredient in gin also comes with a whole host of health boosters your skin will happily lap up. A natural antiseptic, juniper berry essential oil has a purifying scent with astringent, toning qualities, promoting circulation and detoxification (which makes sense, because the branches of the juniper tree were once used to ward of evil spirits).

img_20170224_165742-2ORGANIC ARGAN OIL: One of my favourite things about this oil, is that, like the others carefully chosen for this blend, it doesn’t cause blockages, spots or oil build up. Full of antioxidants, vitamin E and essential fatty acids, many claim it boosts elasticity of the skin (keeping things looking fresh and vibrant) and it’s another balancing oil that helps keep your complexion on an even keel.

GRAPESEED OIL: Wonderful for acne sufferers, gentle and hydrating, the seeds from delicious grapes (celebrated in many an Old Masters painting) are vital nuggets of skin-loving nutrients and join the ‘light and easily absorbed’ club, of which this oil is the ticket seller.

HEMP: Ah, hemp; omegas galore. Brilliant for most skin conditions, hemp seed oil manages to hydrate, soften and also neutralise inflammation and redness associated with breakouts, eczema and dry/itchy skin. Yet another oil that helps balance sebum production and (like school-day rubbers made from hemp) adds a little correction here and there. (Sorry, these jokes are bad. I get excited.)

FRANKINCENSE: Steam distilled from the resin of the Boswelia genus of trees, frankincense has a rather regal scent which is also calming and uplifting – it’s even thought to lift and tighten skin naturally.

NEROLI: This beautiful scent comes from the steam distillation of orange blossom, a huge amount of which goes into every drop. Neroli is a subtle, divine oil, on the cusp between floral and citrus, and exhibits antimicrobial and antioxidant activities, also balancing skin tone and elasticity.

MDEADOWFOAM: Meadowfoam oil is cold pressed from the tiny seeds of Limnanthes alba, and offers skin softening and antioxidant properties.

HELICHRYSUM: Only a few of the 500 species of helichrysum produce essential oil, and steam distillation is achieved within 24 hours of harvesting the youngest flowers. A radiant, gold flower with a broad spectrum of uses, helichyrsum is an uplifting, stress-relieving essential oil, with anti-acne, anti-inflammation, anti-irritation properties and is used in ayurveda for rejuvenating, anti-ageing actions, among others.

ROSEMARY: Rosemary has antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities, helps tone the skin, prevent dryness and adds glow. It has a clearing, enlivening scent.

SPIKE LAVENDER: a classic, calming fragrance with antibacterial, soothing qualities for skin. Spike lavender is relaxing without causing drowsiness.

JOJOBA: Jojoba has a natural composition which mimics our own sebum, which makes it perfect for sinking in, softening and nourishing. Lightly moisturising and suitable for all skin types.

Ingredients:
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) seed oil, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Camellia sinensis (Camellia) seed oil (Tea Seed), Argania spinosa (Organic Argan) kernel oil, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Corylus avellana (Hazelnut) seed oil, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) seed oil, Lavandula latifolia (Spike Lavender) flower oil, Juniperus communis (Juniper berry) fruit oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) flower oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helichrysum angustifolium flower oil. Naturally occurring in essential oils: Linalool, Limonene, Farnesol.

All prices are in GBP.

5 reviews for GOOD FACE DAY SERUM WITH GREEN TEA, RASPBERRY SEED & JUNIPER

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I would not be without this now. For years I have been wearing serums and day cream under full foundation before facing the world. Now I just use one pump of this and a bit of tinted moisturiser to even skin tone, and I’m ready to roll. I started with this day oil and then quickly saw an improvement in the balance of my skin and so ordered the night oil as well, which I also love and won’t be without.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely gorgeous. I suffer with acne and have real combination skin. I haven’t broke out at all with this. Coupled with the overnight face food and the cleansing balm my skin feels super soft!

    Amazing product! Thank you!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    This stuff has been an actual game-changer for my skin. I have naturally oily/combo skin and have battled it for so many years. Over the past year or two, I’ve been trying to work with it and moisturise it before, then a couple of months ago, I started using Leafology’s products on my face and … Well, let me tell you about just two things that have happened in that time …

    1. I’ve been complimented on my skin. On more than one occasion. This has never happened to me before. I’ve always considered myself to have BAD skin. One of those times was by a makeup artist and beauty expert who was shocked to learn my skin’s naturally oily.

    2. I can get to the end of the day without blotting or powdering my skin and it’s still matte. I used to be shiny by 11am. By the end of the day, my foundation had gone completely, having slid off my oily skin. Now, it still looks great when I take it off. I’m in shock!

    Before trying this serum, I had been using an oil serum at night for a while, but I was skeptical about putting oil on my face in the day considering my oily t-zone. I needn’t have been! This in conjunction with the cleansing balm and overnight oil have completely changed my skin (and just in time for me to get married later this month – phew!). I’m so pleased – thank you, Ella Rose! <3

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This does what it says on the tin – using the Good Day Face serum (alongside the Overnight Face Food) has made such a big diference to my skin. I have very sensitive, dry, somewhat acne prone skin, and this has calmed it down so much! My rosacea also doesn’t flare up as much, and people have commented on how good my skin looks – it’s truly a skin saviour, and I wouldn’t be without it or the Overnight Face Food 🙂

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Even after using this product for over a year now I still can’t get over how fabulously deeply moisturising this daytime serum is, yet holds my makeup in place straight after application! Smells amazing, feels so so nourishing and gives a healthy dewy look to my skin – with zero oily/greasiness. I have a 50ml for home and a 10ml for travel as I literally can’t go a day without this stuff! Buy it. You won’t regret it!

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