Garden of Wisdom's Basil Leaf Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a stimulating, hydrating blend of Sweet Basil Leaf Hydrosol, Sweet Basil Leaf Tea, and Sweet Basil Leaf Essential Oil and, of course, Hyaluronic Acid. This serum is mildly astringent and smells just like the herb. Basil helps with blemish control, as it is a natural antiseptic. As an astringent, basil refines the pores and helps to control sebum. Basil will energize your skin and help to start your day off right. Great for any skin type, especially oily, aging, or acne prone skin.
Hyaluronic acid's lightweight texture and fast absorption make it highly desirable in skincare formulations, especially for individuals with oily or combination skin who prefer products that don't feel heavy or greasy. Its ability to penetrate the skin quickly allows for immediate hydration, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.
Method of Application
Add 2-3 drops of your hyaluronic serum into the clean palm of your hand. You can then add 2-3 drops of your serum (your choice of any antiaging, antioxidant, healing, soothing serum) into the palm of your hand with the hyaluronic acid. Spritz your face and neck, emulsify the serums with your fingertips, and pat into your moistened face and Décolleté.
Another option would be to apply a few drops of this serum to your clean fingertips, and smooth it across clean skin. Use during the water-soluble phase of your skin routine (after you cleanse, tone, and exfoliate, but before applying any oils or creams). Spritzing with spring water, hydrosol, or one of our fruit hydrating mists first will allow this serum to glide across your skin evenly and without the familiar tugging of the skin. The bonus is that your products will go much further when skin is moist.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and IngredientsFinished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Sample Sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months), and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough(except for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible:
Exfoliating Acid - products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark:
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid. There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt:
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare" butters. You can remove
what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They
have a shelf life of 3-5 years.
They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
Basil Leaf Hydrosol
Hyaluronic Acid 1% (bio-engineered source) hydrates skin, can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water
Optiphen (Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol) broad spectrum, paraben free preservative (does not release formaldehyde)
Sweet Basil Essential Oil
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