BLUE ALGAE + HYALURONIC | Hydrating Oil-Free Facial Serum
Hydration is THE biggest secret to healthy skin. You can load on beneficial oils, exfoliate regularly, and eat clean; but still struggle with dehydrated skin. Drinking lots of water and using water-based hydrators (not just plain water) in tandem with the aforementioned oils, exfoliation, and clean eating is the key to balanced skin.
This serum is, simply put, like little sponges that soak up water and plump up as well as hydrate your skin to the deepest level. A blend of three different sizes of vegan Hyaluronic Acid soaks into skin and then actually helps your skin absorb hydration and actives from your other skincare deeper and more effectively.
Made for Acne-Prone skin of all ages and “skin types”; to work well with other products, be safe for use around the eyes as well as on delicate skin, and to be truly clean without any artificial preservatives.
Apply 1-3 drops to clean, ideally damp skin, after toning + hydrosol, and before any oil-based serums or balms.
I recommend applying, absorbing for 1 minute, and then misting with any Hydrosol. The serum will “suck” the hydrosol up and into your skin, encouraging deeper absorption and more benefits from your plant hydrosols.
This is also great under Emulsions or Creams that contain water-based actives, as it helps your skin absorb them more effectively.
Apply 1 drop to pads of ring fingers and gently tap around eyes.
1/2 oz = 15 ml
1ml = 30 drops
15ml = 450 drops
450 drops / 5 drops per application = 90
Very minimal, slightly herbal, reminiscent of fresh cut grass or Aloe Vera.
Thin + Silky Gel
WHY IT IS UNIQUE
The true difference, and what you are paying for, is the actives and the quality of said actives. Lots of companies use natural ingredients, but they don't use Food-Grade or Organic oils. They also do not use 100% actives. Most products contain 75-95% water and only a small portion of beneficial ingredients. This serum is all active and every single drop benefits your skin. These products aren't like any other and they work along with your skin like no other. They are also versatile enough to be mixed in with other serums and oils that you enjoy.
There are a bazillion Hyaluronic Acid Serums on the market, and not one of them is made without artificial preservatives, but still safely preserved. Using a unique combination of Organic Lemon Juice and the most widely used natural preservative on the market, I have created a truly effective hydrating serum, without any artificial chemicals.
More than that, this serum is vegan, cruelty-free, and made using Certified Organic Ingredients. Even the color of this serum comes from Antioxidant-rich flowers and Blue Algae. Both of which are made, from scratch, in house. Not extracts bought from a supplier, but raw plant material extracted by hand.
The pristine ingredients give you peace of mind, but the efficacy leaves you satisfied with your choice to go with the most natural choice. This serum WORKS and leaves your skin hydrated instantly, as well as improves moisture levels when used daily.
Did I mention that it is made without alcohol or harsh ingredients, and even without essential oils, so it won’t irritate even the most sensitive of skin. Though, I ALWAYS recommend patch testing any new skin care, it’s just good sense.
INGREDIENT + SHOWCASE
KLAMATH BLUE ALGAE | Blue-Green Algae from Oregon has a ton of benefits for all skin types. It helps to increase hydration as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also gives your skin amino acids and protein that help to build healthy cells. Because I use actual Algae, not an extract, you get all the amazing benefits of Algae in a way that your body is able to easily recognize. It even helps to improve elasticity and firmness of your skin over time.
BUTTERFLY PEA | (Clitoria Ternatea) Butterfly Pea is an ingredient that I stumbled upon while doing some research on herbs for hormone imbalance. The more I read, the more I fell in love. These flowers are rich in antioxidants, so much so that they are being researched for anti-aging and possibly slowing the process of cell decay. When steeped as tea, they create an epic blue elixir that changes to pink when lemon juice or acid is added. Said to boost brain activity, reduce anxiety, increase collagen production, and enhance memory in Ayurvedic and Chinese traditions. Even said to help reduce graying of hair and encourage healthy scalp. Packed with flavenoids, quercetin and peptides that encourage healthy skin.
ORGANIC LICORICE ROOT | Licorice root can be found in a host of ancient traditional medicines, the most recent was found in China in 1969. Some of the herbs mentioned in this text are so ancient, they have not yet been deciphered. Licorice Root is said to aid with digestive issues as well as ulcers and contains the antioxidants glabridin and licochalcone. These antioxidants are of particular benefit to sun-damaged and discolored skin. Licorice Root can help to even the appearance of skin as well as protect it from further damage. Licochalcone A, another compound found in Licorice Root is intensly antioxidant and defends skin against free radicals. Licorice root also boasts anti-bacterial and oil-regulation properties, making it ideal for just about everyone.
ORGANIC ALOE VERA JUICE | Aloe Vera is almost as ubiquitous as water in natural skincare, but the quality and type of Aloe Vera is very important. Unlike many companies who use Aloe Powder and re-hydrate it with water, we use Fresh-Pressed Organic Aloe Vera Juice. We don’t use harsh preservatives, but Organic Lemon Juice + Probiotics + Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. Aloe vera contains polysaccharides that help skin retain moisture and stay plump and hydrated. The bio-active compounds in our Aloe are preserved, thanks to the cold-storage, and encourage healthy cell turnover +- hydration.
BENEFITS FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN
Acne-prone skin is skin in need of tender care and hydration. Of all the skin concerns, acne benefits the most from the addition of hydration. Because I have acne-prone + sensitive skin, this is formulated to be very gentle as well as non-comedogenic. This can be used daily, as many times a day as you would like. My only advice is to always apply to wet skin and seal in with an oil-based serum. If you live somewhere dry (Arizona, Texas, dry heat areas) you may even want to mist your skin with hydrosol after applying the Hyaluronic and before the oil.
BENEFITS FOR DRY SKIN
Skin needs a balance of oil and water. Neither part is more important than the other, you need both. Dry skin is especially in need of both. This would be considered the water step, but Hyaluronic Acid draws moisture from the environment into your skin. So, if you have dry skin, you want to make sure you also integrate a hydrosol or Aloe Vera mist into your routine as well. Since this serum acts like little sponges, misting your skin before and after helps the “sponges” soak up the hydrosol and give your cells the most moisture. Because this is so pure, you can easily incorporate this into your routine, adding a few drops to any product with water…even masks! You do not NEED to get a face mist, you can also use water, but make sure it is Mineral or Distilled, not tap.
BENEFITS FOR OILY SKIN
Oily skin is dehydrated skin. This serum will address one part of the imbalance, helping your skin start to balance. Adding water to your cells also encourages healthy circulation and makes it easier for your body to balance. Oily skin also needs oil, so definitely check out any of my oil based serums or facial oils for use after this. Sach Inchi is epic for those new to oils.
Exfoliate 2-3 times per week with a gentle exfoliator if you find your products aren’t sinking into your skin. Be sure you are applying water-based products before those with oil.
Ideal storage for all oil-based serums, facial oils, and even oil cleansers is in a cool and dark place, refrigeration is preferred. While I do formulate products to be potent even when stored at room temperature, there is natural degradation that occurs at room temperature. I store all my products cold, and when I am not actively using a serum or cleanser, I pop it in the “Skincare Drawer.”
This serum is very high in fatty acids that are delicate, storing cold will prolong the potency as well as the cooling effect of the roller will help reduce inflammation.
Bear’s Beauty is made with the finest Cold-Pressed Botanical Oils, Essential Oils, Hydrosols, Organic Fruits and Vegetables. I use minimal preservatives based in Probiotic and Fermented Kimchee to create safe products. That being said, this is food-grade skincare, and it will go bad. I recommend storage of your products in the fridge, in general. If you are taking a break from a product and you feel you won’t use it at least once a week, place it in the fridge. If you are using a cream or a hydrosol every day and you don’t like
getting it from the fridge, it is totally fine to leave it in your bathroom, out of direct sunlight. Oils, serums, cleansing oils, and balms can be stored for up to 12 months cold and six months at room temperature.
6 Months from Production Date
*Aloe Vera Juice, Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Bacillus Ferment & Saccnaromyces Ferment Filtrate, *Lemon Juice, *Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, *Butterfly Pea, *Licorice Root, Klamath Blue-Green Algae (*Denotes Organic)
I am a purist. I believe in the fewest number of ingredients to work together synergistically for maximum effect. I not only source the finest botanical and mineral ingredients from around the world, but I store them cold and make them fresh just for you. I believe in transparency and innovation, constantly seeking to offer the best Mother Nature has to offer with empirical support. I love research and feel that the tangibility of university studies helps to shed some light on previously esoteric topics. I also encourage customers to do their own research, as I believe everyone has unique skin needs and interactions with ingredients. I formulate from the heart, drawing on years of herbal and cosmetic formulation knowledge, a little magic, and a desire to better the lives of those around me. I make skincare with soul from the heart and I am so thankful for the opportunity to share these creations with you.
External Use Only. Keep away from unsupervised kiddos and pets. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if irritation occurs. Avoid Eye + Mucous Membrane contact. Consult a Physician if you are pregnant + nursing. All statements above are for information purposes, Bear’s Beauty does not make any medical claims. Products not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or ailment. The information provided by Bear’s Beauty has not been evaluated by the FDA. All products are intended for Cosmetic Use Only.
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