So, we were on the phone with your skin the other day, and it told us what it yearns for... hydration, protection, and a little help on slowing down that aging process we're all experiencing. We decided that actions speak louder than words, and have responded with a serum... our Concord Grape AntiOxidant Serum, to be precise. Concord Grapes are full of polyphenols and help to prevent damage to skin cells induced by pollution and other environmental toxins. We decided to amp this serum up with our infamous Hyaluronic Acid, a humectant that can hold more than 1,000 times its weight in water... but, oh no, we were not going to stop there. We also added Resveratrol, an antibacterial, antiviral antioxidant that protects cell degradation, and L-Carnosine (a cell rejuvenating, cell life extending active that protects skin cells from oxidation induced stress). Enjoy! We know your skin will.
Method of Application
Apply one to two times a day during the water soluble phase of your routine (after you cleanse, tone and exfoliate...
before you apply any creams, lotions, and oils).
This serum is excellent to use before a Vitamin C serum as it helps the cells to accept and absorb the Vitamin C.
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 always 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 our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
Please keep your products out of high humidity, heat, and direct
light, and keep them 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 the Salicylic Acid Serums as those 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 Requiring 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 of the 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, setting the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shaking the bottle will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils that have 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 always be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can take out 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 Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
Grapeseed Extract rich in polyphenols, research shows that grape seed extract may help to prevent or control damage to body cells that is caused by prescription drugs, pollution, tobacco, and other toxins, a new study suggests grapeseed extract may help skin wounds heal faster and with less scarring, believed to help maintain the skin's elasticity
Hyaluronic Acid hydrates skin, can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water
Resveratrol resveratrol functions (in plants) as a phytoalexin, a substance produced by plants that can inhibit the growth of infecting fungi or other pathogens. As a 'nutraceutical,' Resveratrol presents itself with antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective activities which fight the degradation of cell functioning to fight the free-radicals
L-Carnosine extends the life of skin cells, protects cells from oxidation induced stress damage, rejuvenates aging cells, maintains cellular homeostasis
Leucidal SF (lactobacillus fermentation) all natural broad spectrum paraben-free preservative (does not release formaldehyde)
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