Restore Essence Spray
3% of every purchase supports food and shelter for those in need
This mattifying mist combines two of the most potent honeys found in nature with our Probiotic 6-Plex + Manuka honey ferment and Zymomonas mobilis + Swiss black bee honey ferment. Skin is primed for pollution protection and prebiotic nutrients support microbiome health to reveal a clearer, more even-toned appearance.829 MGO
Best for: mattified complexion
All skin types and tones | pH 3.9-4.1
BEAUTY IS CONNECTION
Sentient Skincare™ profoundly respects the full expanse of the skin and its microbiome because the health of this relationship has been clinically studied to help soothe stress. Restore Essence Spray protects the skin and its microbiome with prebiotic and postbiotic nourishment while fortifying barrier function for skin that can stand up to pollution.
How To Use
1. Close eyes and lightly mist on fresh face and neck for daytime pollution protection and hydration.
2. Let Restore Essence Spray absorb into the skin, without massaging, and let a positive thought ripple through the universe. Follow with Shield Face Serum and Awaken Eye Serum to seal in moisture barrier.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A 100% active and natural take on a toner, this mattifying essence spray leaves your skin feeling firmer, smoother, and ready to take on the day. Spritz on fresh face or over makeup for a midday pick-me-up.
Allow 2 weeks of use for skin to neutralize any impurities and adapt to our 100% active formulas
light + crisp
NO FILLERS, NO PRESERVATIVES, NO TOXINS
By now most of us have heard either whispers or volumes about the rejuvenating properties of New Zealand Manuka honey. Restore Essence Spray exponentially increases the efficacy of “nature’s gold” in this first-to-the-world formulation featuring artisanally fermented Manuka honey. Our Master Herbalist of 40 years further uplifts this formula with clinically studied Zymomonas mobilis + Swiss black bee honey ferment, a rare find that has never been seen in skincare before. This strategic and complementary pairing lavishes the skin with restorative methylglyoxal (MGO), balancing prebiotics, and rejuvenating postbiotics that nourish and repopulate the skin’s microbiome, delivering an effective cosmetic form of these highly sought-after honeys.
PROBIOTIC 6-PLEX + MANUKA HONEY FERMENT
USA + New Zealand
New Zealand Manuka honey is revered for its microbiome-friendly properties, lavishing the skin with blemish-fighting methylglyoxal (MGO) for a clearer, more even toned appearance. The mark of genuine, cosmetic-grade Manuka honey lies in the MGO grading system—the higher the MGO rating, the more you’ll enjoy the skin-soothing benefits. Our 829 MGO Manuka honey has been uplifted even further with our Probiotic 6-Plex™ to yield a ferment that nourishes the skin and its microbiome for a smoother, more even-toned complexion.
Synthetic preservatives are out of the question for our formulations, which is why we turned to fermented radish root as a natural alternative to preserve our essence sprays (which contain water) while doubling as an active, beneficial ingredient. Fermented with the powerful probiotic Leuconostoc kimchi, this potent liquid acidifies its environment while producing microbiome-balancing peptides. In addition to its preservative properties, fermented radish root improves skin moisturization for a hydrated complexion.
The aromatherapy of vanilla planifolia radiates and revitalizes the mind with mists of happiness and relaxation. Our unique choice of this potent orchid hails from Uganda, where it supports the local community, pays fair wages, and delivers a high concentration of blemish-fighting vanillin. Just as the vanilla vines twist around a tree, let this soothing spice envelop your spirit while antioxidants replenish skin texture and tone.
Water acts as the critical foundation of our liquid ferments and resulting essence sprays. It doubles as a platform for probiotic + plant nutrient transformation and works to stabilize the potent nature of our essence sprays for optimal compatibility with the skin and its microbiome with daily use in mind.
ZYMOMONAS MOBILIS + SWISS BLACK BEE HONEY FERMENT
Replenish and protect your nature-given barrier from pollution with honey sourced from rare Swiss black bees. The probiotic in our bioactive-rich fermentation, Zymomonas mobilis, is the same probiotic strain that was used by the ancient Aztecs to produce the revered Drink of the Gods. This nutrient-rich ferment sets an ideal balance for healthy microbial growth while reducing sebum production for matte, hydrated skin that feels fortified and resilient.
FULL INGREDIENT LIST
Aqua (Water), Leptospermum Scoparium Mel (Manuka Honey), Rice Protein*, Black Strap Molasses*, Honey Extract (Swiss Black Bee) and Zymomonas Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces cerevisiae*, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium longum, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit* *certified organic
Certifications aren’t required for skincare, but we believe they empower informed decisions and ultimately your health. Restore is currently certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and certified non-toxic by MADE SAFE® and EWG Verified™.
CLINICALLY STUDIED INGREDIENTS
The power of our ingredients goes beyond ‘natural’, ‘clean’, and even ‘organic’. We thoroughly reviewed a multitude of third-party clinical studies on all our ingredients that support their abilities to soothe even the most reactive skin types and deliver unrivaled results that challenge natural and synthetic formulations.
ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT + IMPACT
We have a team dedicated to the sustainable evolution of our packaging, formulate with zero-waste technologies, and our 100% active formulas limit water usage and unnecessary fillers. Our positive ripple reverberates throughout the biome with 3% of every purchase supporting climate justice, sustainable housing, and empowering women.
A CLOSER LOOK... FOR THE BIOME VS. INDUSTRY STANDARD
When it comes to our formulations, cost is no object. All our ingredients are R.O.S.E.S.—they are reliable, organic, sustainable, ethical, and safe. Beyond the exquisite quality and efficacy of these carefully chosen actives, we were more than willing to pay extra for ethical sourcing practices that support their respective communities. We knew the only way to create truly beautiful products was to ensure they uplift every being they touch, from your skin and its microbiome to the farmer that’s livelihood relies on the harvest.
FOR THE BIOME: $833/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $40/kilo
FOR THE BIOME: $833/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $40/kilo
FOR THE BIOME: $7,811/kilo
INDUSTRY STANDARD: $672.95/kilo
- La Mer
- skincare routine
I use Restore Essence Spray daily and it brings moisture and life to my skin. It has a delicate fragrance and leaves me feeling like my skin is glowing.
I've been loyal to La Mer for years, but I've switched to For the Biome as my go-to skincare routine -- every morning and every night. That's how good ALL the sprays and serums are. Very impressed!
Lisa, I am so happy to hear this! I also used to use La Mer and MUCH prefer our skincare. I am so excited to hear that it's working well for you. -Bethany
It’s rare that I fall in love with a skincare line (I have rosacea and it’s so hard to treat!) but For the Biome is hands down the best skincare line I’ve ever used. It’s been one month, and while of course I still have rosacea, my skin looks nourished, much less inflamed, and incredibly moisturizer. Plus, it’s such a pleasure to smell and feel the luxurious sprays and serum; I really feel like I’m doing something healing for my skin.
It's been almost two weeks since I started using this spray (along with the soothe powder cleanser and the serum), and I love all of the products. My skin is very sensitive and suffers from acne rosacea, and while it's obviously not all resolved, the For the Biome products make my skin feel really moisturized, balanced, and comfortable. I think some of the inflammation has gone down too.
I LOVE this product. It feels so wonderful on my skin. My skin tone is more even and I no longer have any clogged pores, even in areas around my nose. My skin looks so healthy.
I love this spray. It is so quick and easy to use. My skin feels softer and I notice that my skin tone is more even and bright.