Garden of Wisdom's Clear, Brighten and Prevent Serum was developed to help with acne, brightening, and anti-aging at the same time! We have blended standardized Green Tea Extract, Niacinamide, White Licorice Extract, and a few other goodies for a really powerful antioxidant and anti-acne combination. This is also a great tool in your arsenal for anti-aging.
Method of Application
Apply a few drops of this serum on your clean fingertips, and smooth it across your clean skin. Use during the water-soluble phase of your skin routine (after you cleanse, tone, and exfoliate . . . before you apply any oils or creams).
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished 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 dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents from each herb—root, trunk, leaves, and flowers.
Extracts 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.
Green Tea Extract (standardized) free radical scavenger, stimulates circulation, healing, decreases swelling, high in antioxidants, flavonoids and minerals, high in polyphenols, anti-inflammatory, stimulating
Niacinamide skin lightening, anti-aging agents, stimulates circulation, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-acne
White Licorice Extract soothing, brightening, lightening, antioxidant, anti-acne
Glutathione healing, encourages healthy cell development, calming to skin, brightening, antioxidant
What is Glutathione? is the major antioxidant produced by the body. Antioxidants such as vitamins C or E cannot be made by your body and in fact could not work properly if glutathione were not present. Our immune systems depend on a steady supply of glutathione. Without it, our immune defenses become weakened. It is important in detoxifying many substances including heavy metals, breakdown products of cigarettes and automobile exhaust, many cancer-causing agents, and a multitude of pollutants and toxins we encounter on a daily basis. The major source of energy produced in our cells is derived from tiny structures called mitochondria. These mitochondria would literally burn up without the presence of glutathione.
N-Acetyl-Glucosamine glucose based monosaccharide, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-acne, naturally increases natural production of hyaluronic acid, promising evidence showing this helps to fight hyperpigmentation
Turmeric Extract high in antioxidants which helps to slow down cell damage, mild skin exfoliant, anti-inflammatory, works to improve wrinkles, naturally helps to reduce pigmentation, anti-acne
Leucidal SF/Coconut Amticide Preservative Blend natural preservative
Essence of Cabernet (it helps a bit to mask the glutathione smell)
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