Garden of Wisdom's Oat Enriched Facial Serum combines the healing powers of oats and honey to hydrate, comfort, and calm the skin. Oats have been used across the ages to help soothe itchy, upset skin. Not only do they form a film to help protect skin from dehydration, but they also heal and soften skin, which aids in the lessening of fine lines and wrinkles.
Method of ApplicationThis serum is complementary to our other healing serums:
Use this serum as needed to soothe and heal the affected area. Then use as needed for maintenance. Due to this product having Fermented Oat Extract - also known as Oat Bioferment - it can continue to ferment which lends itself to a fermentation scent. This won't always be present if a batch has just been made. If this is an issue, ask us to scent it please!
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.
Seamollient binds moisture to the skin, hydrates skin, soothing, healing
Fermented Oat Extract soothing, fermentation makes it even more bio-available to the skin so it is easier to penetrate the skin
Oat Beta Glucans healing, anti-aging, anti-irritant, anti-itch, since it can work through the Cellular Lipid Matrix (the matrix of the lipids) lends itself to diminishing the appear-ance of fine line and wrinkles, excellent moisturizer with film forming moisturizing properties, stimulates collagen synthesis, meaning to create a matrix by combining actual dermis properties synergistically
Honey healing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral
Cromoist (hydrolyzed oats) softens the skin, creates a film forming barrier to the skin to retain moisture
Panthenol B-5 healing, moisturizing, antioxidant
Oat Co2 Extract healing, soothing
Cosmocil CQ (Polyaminopropyl Biguanide) preservative, non-paraben, does not release formaldehyde
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