Ultra-lightweight aloe-based serum is a beautiful cool green and smells of a spring meadow to some, and of just-picked strawberries to others. Meant to take the place of a toner or facial mist to provide optimal hydration. This multi-tasking, dew-like serum delivers a broad range of benefits in a single product: deep hydration, strong anti-inflammatory action, antioxidants, anti aging benefits, acne healing, and sunburn and sun damage repair.
•Hydrating + refreshing serum
•Soothing + healing
•Repairs sun damage
•For all skin types, especially dry, combination or sensitive
This product is good for:
Shake often to remix. Apply the serum generously onto freshly washed face. Most skin types will benefit from following immediately with a moisturizer, oil, or balm. (For sensitive skin types, though, we recommend applying aloe serums like this one over an oil or emollient moisturizer.) If using a slower-absorbing product as the next step, such as a thick oil-based serum or balm, it often works best to wait a moment until Nap in the Meadow is absorbed.
Store away from direct light exposure. Ideally REFRIGERATE to protect freshness and enhance the cooling, refreshing, and depuffing properties.
If redness or sensitivity appears when you first use Nap in the Meadow, allow your skin to adjust to the product gradually, by using only a thin layer once a day for the first 7–14 days.
Note that the color of the product will range from minty green to pale turquoise blue.
Cold-press whole-leaf Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, Curcuma longa (turmeric) root Supercritical CO2 Select extract*, caprylyl capryl glucoside (naturally derived), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil (* and †), Achillea millefolium (yarrow) oil*, Helichrysum italicum (Italian everlasting) oil*, Marticaria recutita (German blue chamomile) oil*, potassium sorbate (natural food-grade preservative), organic Pelargonium graveolens (geranium bourbon) oil, Pelargonium roseum (geranium rose) oil*, Copaifera officinalis (copaiba balsam) resin†, Ferula galbaniflua (galbanum) oil*, xanthan gum, ascorbic acid (vit. C), Rosa woodsii (Wood’s rose) flower essence†, Phlox longifolia (pink phlox) flower essence†, Achillea millefolium (white yarrow) flower essence†, Lupinus argenteus (silvery lupine) flower essence†.
*Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted.
Aloe certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for purity and content.
Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch. Contains gluten.
Turmeric CO2 supercritical extract: Ava chose this turmeric form because it provides incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, yet is non irritating.
Yarrow oil: Deep blue oil from Bulgaria is distilled from white yarrow flowers and is one of the top anti-inflammatory essential oils, along with German blue chamomile and helichrysum. Yarrow oil is non drying, yet it helps heal acne and balance excessively oily skin, and it soothes inflammatory skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema.
German blue chamomile oil: One of Ava's very top ingredients for decreasing skin inflammation (apparent as unhealthy redness) and pain (extremely helpful with painful acne breakouts).
Helichrysum (Italian everlasting): One of the top essential oils for revitalizing skin tissue in an utterly soothing manner (helichrysum is so mild, it can be used undiluted on burns). Earthwise Beauty sources their organic helichrysum from Bosnia. It is extremely beneficial for wrinkles, sagging of the skin, other signs of skin aging, scar healing, and sunburn.
Two different lavender species from France: Top active skin care ingredients, used here to revitalize skin and address persistent dryness more than for the fragrance. Wild lavender from France is hand-gathered and distilled by an artisan distiller. Its fragrance is very delicate and complex. The second French lavender contributes a sweeter and more floral aroma, without any sharpness.
Rose geranium and geranium bourbon: High-quality, unadulterated geranium oils with beautiful scents are hard to source. Ava's finds are exquisite: floral yet delicate, never heavy, in terms of fragrance. Geranium is one of the top essential oils for dry and mature skin.
Elderberry extract: An incredible dose of antioxidants to delay skin aging and reverse UV damage.
Galbanum: This essential oil is made from galbanum resin, an ancient wound-healing agent for slow-to-heal skin conditions and also used as an anti-inflammatory agent. Included here to aid skin tissue repair and scar healing and prevention.
Copaiba balsam resin: Another healing resin, this one from Brazil, used here to contribute acne-healing properties.
Aloe: Cold-press whole-leaf aloe is pure, fresh, and thickened just a touch by natural xanthan gum. It provides skin tissue repair, relief from sunburn, inflammation reduction, faster healing of any irritation, and highly and quickly absorbable moisture.
The preservative: Progressive, all-natural preservative from their most trusted preservative manufacturer in the US, specially formulated for sensitive skin, that has been scientifically proven to increase skin moisturization over the long term, which is a huge deal considering that so many previous-generation natural preservatives were a tad drying.
The following meadow wildflower essences, all made by Ava following the procedure outlined by Edward Bach, were included: white yarrow (for protection), silvery lupine (for strength, and longevity; youth preserving), wild rose (for youth, beauty, and skin firmness), and pink phlox (to preserve one's gentle qualities and innocence).
Use within 6 months of opening. See batch sticker for open by date.