Why I Love Laurel Skin
The products I use in my treatment room (and on myself) are in alignment with my "deep green" values, and I am so grateful for everything Laurel Skin does to ensure we receive the highest quality whole-plant ingredients to support healthy skin, naturally, while also creating an incredible sensory experience.
Laurel is a ritualistic range of flower and herb-based skincare formulated with impeccably sourced, highly vibrant, whole plants picked at their peak for unmatched transparency, purity, and results. They use only whole plants, as opposed to isolating plant compounds or synthesizing them. Every single whole plant used is certified organic or certified biodynamic, with no exceptions. The plants are processed as little as possible to maintain the freshness, purity, and vitality of each plant. Each ingredient is completely raw and unrefined with no chemical solvents used during the production and manufacturing process. Their standards are above and beyond any organic certification I have come across.
Laurel partners with artisan farms near their open lab to source all the flowers and herbs that can grow in their California climate. They begin work with their partnering farms in the winter during seeding, and continue through the harvesting season, when each plant is picked at their peak vitality. The exclusive partnerships the skincare line has with local artisan farmers ensure the highest quality and most stringent transparency. Their mutual commitment to only 100% organic, raw, unrefined plant materials guarantees unparalled freshness and efficacy. We believe beauty should be a loving self-care practice that begins and ends with mindfulness.
They reject any of the harmful ingredients often found in skincare (i.e. –carcinogens, hormone disruptors, synthetic fragrances, lab-derived and bio-identical ingredients such as water, alcohol, aloe, or any fillers in any product). This makes each formula more active, by eliminating the use of inactive or highly processed ingredients.
It is a common misconception that synthetic, lab-created ingredients are necessary to achieve positive results in skincare. It's not only untrue, but we believe it is dangerous. Those inferior ingredients are cheaper than real plants and contain only a fraction (if that!) of the nutrient content and vibrancy. By contrast, our 100% organic, raw, unrefined whole plant ingredients contain hundreds of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes which go directly into feeding your skin so that it can be restored to full health. In short, there is simply no man-made ingredient that can compare to the delicate, intricate and powerful science of nature.