Our trusted partners uplift the sentience of our aloe vera with a patented extraction process that boosts water-retaining polysaccharides to 3x that of traditional aloe gel. By understanding the specific polysaccharides responsible for youthful skin, our aloe is one of few that has been clinically studied and been shown to improve the appearance of skin roughness and elasticity while significantly increasing hydration of the skin by 100% within one hour of application.
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A true jewel from nature, amaranth seed produces the highest source of plant-based squalene and a myriad of strengthening amino acids for naturally harmonious results compared to isolated squalene. Amaranth oil’s penetrating and carrying properties deliver a balance of linoleic and palmitic acids for improved barrier function, locking moisture in and impurities out. Studies suggest that amaranth oil could help protect skin before and after UV exposure, relieving the appearance of a troubled complexion. Skin is left fortified in the face of environmental stress for improved appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
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Carefully harvested by hand, amla is revered in Ayurveda for its rejuvenating powers. Amla harbors the highest vitamin C content of any other plant in the natural world—just one small berry contains 8x the vitamin C of a medium orange. Even more miraculously, the full wisdom of the entire amla plant harmonizes vitamin C with restorative tannins that are reputed to support rejuvenation for improved appearance of tone, elasticity, and texture. Studies suggest amla may even increase the skin’s natural ability to produce hydrating hyaluronic acid for skin that remains radiant throughout the aging process.
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Ashwagandha has risen to fame for its stress-soothing properties, and recently has gained recognition for the multitude of skin benefits enveloped in its roots. Harvested from sub-tropical India, ashwagandha contains withanine, a powerful phytonutrient that speaks volumes to hyperpigmented skin. While most hyperpigmentation products can create ‘skin whitening’ effects or hypopigmentation, ashwagandha helps disrupt the crosstalk between pathways that lead to hyperpigmentation for a radiant, even-toned complexion.
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Astaxanthin is one of the most effective carotenoids in the natural world, superseding the bioactivity of vitamin C, E, CoQ10, and green tea catechins while delivering harmonious results. This natural guardian shields skin exposed to blue light radiation and empowers skin cells with inside out free radical defense for skin that appears smoother, brighter, and hydrated. Sourced from the Arava desert using zero-waste solar technology, astaxanthin is produced in microalgae when their environment is exposed to stress. In the face of damaging UV radiation, the algae transform from green to red, and at this very moment, we extract astaxanthin and encapsulate the full spectrum of nature’s protection.
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A revered probiotic strain, B. longum helps regulate the appearance of reactive skin, leaving your complexion serene in the face of environmental stress, climate shifts, and hormonal fluctuations. By strengthening the skin’s barrier function, B. longum helps retain moisture for hydrated, healthy skin that stays calm when challenged with potential irritants and the aging process.
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Used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine and known as the ‘king of medicinal mushrooms’, chaga is revered for its unrivaled benefits for the skin. Chaga is a hardy mushroom that transmits its evolutionary wisdom to your complexion, encapsulating cells with antioxidant protection from signs of photoaging. Beta glucans, zinc, and polysaccharides work with your body to balance and sustain, helping maintain the skin’s integrity for improved appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and tone.
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Sourced from an organic French farm, our German chamomile extract is rich in comforting bisabolols and soothing chamazulene. The answer to dry, flakey, and irritated skin, our unrivaled bisabolol content helps stimulate a restored complexion while amplifying nutrient penetration to the skin’s deepest layers. Collagen production is uplifted for skin that feels firmer while tranquility envelops cells exposed to environmental stress. Chamazulene offers its mystical calming gift to help ease discomfort and reinstate balance for improved appearance of irritations.
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A time-tested spice, cinnamon has been harvested for its precious inner bark for centuries. Ceylon cinnamon, or ‘true cinnamon’, is especially high in eugenol, an effective phytonutrient which lavishes skin with microbiome-friendly properties for a clear complexion and balanced microbiome in the face of potential irritants.
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Aromatic clove offers refuge for troubled, acneic skin while uplifting the spirit for clearer-looking skin. Harboring higher polyphenol content than most fruits, seeds, and vegetables, clove’s unique phenolic profile acts as a significant skin-soother while helping balance microbial diversity for a clear complexion. Gallic acid helps improve the appearance of skin’s elasticity and tone while ferulic acid stabilizes vitamins C and E for harmonious protection in the face of environmental stress.
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Used by the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilization for its miraculous properties, cocoa powder encapsulates over 3000 years of skin-improving secrets. With a rich antioxidant and mineral profile, cocoa’s phytonutrients are capable of influencing new beginnings in the skin’s signaling pathways while nourishing receptive cells. Cocoa is a potent source of the biocompound theobromine, which helps moderate pathways that have become disrupted by environmental stress for skin that’s left calm and awakened.
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King trumpet harbors a universe of nutrients, and is especially rich in the precious amino acid, ergothionine. Acting as the ultimate protector, ergothionine funnels to areas of the skin barrier that have been breached, shielding cells from further oxidative damage while fortifying for a rejuvenated complexion.
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Speaking with both your microbiome and skin, L. casei enlivens barrier function with improved moisture retention for skin that appears smoother and firmer. Once fermented, L. casei’s lysate is capable of producing lactic acid which acts as an effective microbial balancer for a thriving skin-microbiome connection.
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Wielding balance as its super power, L. plantarum can help support a properly diverse microbiome and protect from potentially harmful overloads of certain microbial strains. This balancing trick plays an important role in helping uplift the skin’s intuitive abilities and empowering barrier function.
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When fermented, L. reuteri uplifts efficacy while releasing potent peptides that rapidly stimulate cell renewal. While fortifying the skin’s barrier, L. reuteri helps recalibrate the skin’s microbiome and helps maintain balance.
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L. rhamnosus harmoniously works to boost the quantity of healthy cells in places that the skin needs it most. By helping uplift the skin’s protective and regenerative mechanisms, renewal is accelerated to reveal a fortified barrier and brilliant complexion.
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A medicinal staple of the ancients, new research suggests that lion’s mane could have protective benefits, helping to regenerate frayed nerves and empower the skin’s sensory connection for a serene complexion. Soothe your mind, nerves, and skin with the sage wisdom of beta glucans and rejuvenating terpenoids of lion’s mane.
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A true miracle worker, maitake means ‘dancing mushroom’ in Japanese because people would be so grateful when they’d stumble upon it in the wild, they’d simply have to dance. Maitake is packed with super-nutrient polyphenols and a unique disaccharide that helps fight free-radicals, protect the skin from environmental damage, and improve water retention and hydration. When the body is under stress, maitake’s adaptogenic qualities help recalibrate skin function to mimic normal, stress-free conditions.
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One of nature’s strongest soothers, Calendula marigolds round out our protective formulas with both restorative and protective properties. The therapeutic nature of marigold delivers highly concentrated faradiol esters capable of helping accelerate renewal and soothe irritated skin for a comforted complexion. Skin is left fortified in the face of free radicals and skin is left feeling firmer, smoother, and hydrated.
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Soften and comfort troubled skin with balancing millet seed. An amino acid-rich profile that features skin-smoothing linoleic and oleic acids, millet seed delivers hard working nutrients that help support renewal and strengthen skin tissue.
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We’ve captured the very best of the mushroom kingdom with this multi-correctional, adaptogenic complex featuring reishi, chaga, lion’s mane, maitake, and king trumpet. As mushrooms are bioaccumulators and soak up their surroundings (good or bad), we take great lengths to raise all our mushrooms in climate-controlled environments with state-of-the-art filtration systems, ensuring integrity, purity, and efficacy. This careful selection yields a formula that simultaneously soothes troubled skin while helping reactive skin adapt to stress for a brighter, smoother, and more even-toned complexion.
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By extracting the oil of the pomegranate seed, we are able to retain and uplift the rejuvenating properties of this mythical fruit. Pomegranate oil contains the highest plant-based concentration of punicic acid, which helps protect skin from environmental damage, lavishes the skin with free-radical fighting antioxidants, and helps stimulate regeneration of healthy skin cells for radiant skin. With a brilliant mattifying effect, pomegranate seed oil is perfect for soothing and improving the appearance of irritated, dry, and aging skin.
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Essential to the fruition of Artisanal Fermentation™, we put countless hours into choosing the primary probiotic strains that help deliver our fermented products. We distilled our choice based on clinical studies and science that supports the balancing, fortifying, and sentient benefits of each probiotic strain once it is fermented into its non-living (but still very much active) form as a probiotic lysate.
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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.
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Probiotic 6-Plex™ + Mushroom 5-Plex™ Ferment
The spirit of our Adapt Essence Spray lies in the sublime hydration of our Probiotic 6-Plex™ + Mushroom 5-Plex™ ferment, which combines water, probiotics, and mushrooms in one small batch fermentation. Water is a key piece of the fermentation process and acts as a platform for our probiotic and mushroom nutrients to transform and multiply. This potent and valuable liquid is then filtered, removing solids that could inhibit a misting experience while retaining the harmonious fusion of toning, smoothing, and microbial-balancing nourishment.
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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.
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Red raspberry seed provides a symphony of phytonutrients and polyphenolic compounds that speak to damaged cells for a restored complexion. Not only helping restore the appearance of aging skin, raspberry seed can also help fortify skin’s natural defense against such challenges. Raspberry is nature’s answer to soothing the appearance of wrinkles and dehydration for skin that feels smooth and balanced.
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Reishi, also known as Ganoderma lucidum, is derived from the Greek words ‘ganos’ meaning brightness and ‘derma’ meaning skin. Also known as the ‘mushroom of immortality’, reishi possesses a unique profile of ganoderic acid and beta glucans that help soothe itchy, dry skin, quell irritated cells, tone hyperpigmentation, smooth fine lines, and boost the skin’s intrinsic detox process.
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Our wild-grown rosehip fruits and seeds are born in the isolated mountains of Chile and harbor the richest nutrient content of any berry in the world. Hand-picked by indigenous people, our process supports both a guaranteed salary for the local workers while ensuring optimal levels of barrier-fortifying linoleic and alpha linolenic acids, free-radical fighting antioxidants, and soothing vitamin E. Skin is noticeably softer, smoother, and plumper after just one use of rosehip oil, while long-term use can restore the look of wrinkles, scars, blemishes, and improve skin’s natural ability to retain moisture.
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This probiotic yeast holds the secret to empowered, moisturized skin right in its cell walls. A natural and potent source of skin-strengthening beta glucans, S. cerevisiae bestows our ferments with the ability to activate skin cells responsible for barrier function and collagen production. Skin is left with an invisible film that protects, hydrates, and revitalizes your complexion all day long while supplying your microbiome with balancing nutrients.
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There’s a reason Cleopatra is said to have bathed in saffron before meeting potential suiters. Saffron is carefully cultivated by hand, producing a unique blend of antioxidants and bioactive compounds that are qualified to target hyperpigmentation caused by environmental damage while stimulating precious cells for improved skin texture and tone.
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A hardy plant that is tolerant of air pollution, drought, and frost, sea buckthorn transfers its evolutionary wisdom directly to the skin and its microbiome. Our sea buckthorn fruit is bursting with fatty acids that were born to envelop skin. Relish in the rare and valuable palmitoleic acid, a natural component of the skin’s lipid barrier that is vital to a healthy complexion. This unique composition of fatty acids seeps to the deepest layers of the skin, enhancing transportation of barrier-fortifying nutrients.
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Simple yet wise, the ancient goodness of sprouted oats soothes irritated, itchy skin while gentle fatty acids cleanse away the day’s impurities. Our sprouted oats have an especially high beta glucan content and are the most concentrated source of skin-saving avenanthramides, delivering an effective antioxidant profile known to help give the skin a plump appearance, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and help support the skin’s natural barrier.
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In the ancient text of Ayurveda, the Charaka Samhita, turmeric is revered as a soothing respite for stressed skin. While curcumin has risen to great fame as turmeric’s primary constituent, we tap into the wisdom of the entire plant to deliver a harmonious melody of benefits. This golden spice can be a complexion-comforting savior for skin that appears calm and more even-toned.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Immune Therapy Ingredients
Cistus incanus has been treasured in the Mediterranean for centuries as nature’s answer to immune challenges. Traditionally prepared as a refreshing water-based infusion, a clinical study researched the benefits of an infusion with 220mg of Cistus and found it to deliver relief to patients experiencing cold symptoms, improve the microbiota of the mouth, and help lessen inflammation throughout the body. Rare to find in a botanical, Cistus contains high levels of protective actives called polyphenols with about 32 unique types like myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol known to contain anti-viral properties.
A rich source of vitamin C and protective polyphenols, rosehip contains a unique synergy of immune-balancing compounds like betulinic acid and quercetin. Studies have shown quercetin to be an anti-viral agent that targets viral particles without causing excessive inflammation in the host cell, possibly even inhibiting entry into the host cell and preventing a threat’s progression through the body. Quercetin is most effective when synergized with vitamin C, making rosehip a valuable botanical for any immune challenge.
A medicinal staple of the Native Americans, sumac berry is renowned for its high vitamin C and polyphenolic content along with its delicious lemonade-like flavor. Featuring polyphenols like kaempferol, quercetin, and gallic acid, it possesses potent antioxidant properties.
A supreme source of phenolics, flavonoids, carotenoids, ascorbic acid, and antioxidants, black currant leaf may have an even higher antioxidant capacity than its berries. In vitro studies show that a small concentration (<1%) of black currant leaf extract inhibits adhesion of viruses to the host cell and may inhibit viral replication and spread throughout the body.
Sourced from the Adirondacks, our birch-grown chaga contains a high concentration of immune-balancing betulinic acid. Along with its supportive polyphenolic content, the betulinic acid in chaga is known to help support proper adrenal function while polysaccharides, beta glucans, and zinc act like intelligence for your immune cells, helping them understand how to respond accurately and precisely.
Called the “great medicine” by ancient Indians, ginger has been traditionally used in Ayurveda for digestive imbalances, fever, and respiratory infections and in Iranian Traditional Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine for similar uses. Gingerols, a primary constituent in ginger, contain both immunomodulatory and anti-viral properties that have a profound effect on reinstating balance throughout the immune system and body. A recent study showed that after drinking ginger tea, patients had gingerols in their plasma 30-60 minutes after consumption.
Not all chamomile is created equal, and our exquisite German chamomile is a testament to that. We searched the world for chamomile rich in the gut-supportive compound, apigenin. Research shows that a daily dose of 5g of chamomile rich in apigenin can help increase amounts of Hippurate and glycine in the gut, compounds that help modulate the gut microbiome, maintain gut barrier function, and help support the production of mood-enhancing metabolites in the gut microbiome. Pair this with chamomile’s supreme aromatherapy and ability to bind to receptors in the brain responsible for relaxation, and it’s clear why chamomile is an essential herb for lasting stress relief and stress management.
A generally soothing flower, calendula is treasured around the world for its cooling and balancing properties. Calendula contains a rich matrix of polyphenols, compounds that are considered important signaling factors for gut, immune, and emotional wellbeing. Studies show that calendula delivers soothing results that are comparable to a leading anti-anxiety medication.
Traditionally used in Native American culture to calm the mind and prepare it for deep rest, passionflower is a miracle-herb for soothing stress and restlessness. Clinical studies have shown that passionflower extract is just as effective at calming feelings of anxiousness as a leading anti-anxiety medication without side effects. Clinical trials also show that participants taking passionflower have significantly better subjective sleep quality.
While elderberry has become popular for immune support, elderflower contains one of the most potent quantities of polyphenols seen in nature; in fact, much more than its sister berry. Its most powerful phenolic compounds, including quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol, work to bathe the respiratory and digestive tract to soothing inflammation and oxidative stress in both systems.
A gift from the tropics, hibiscus is a naturally cooling herb that works wonders throughout the body and mind. Hibiscus has been shown to help expand blood vessels for improved blood flow and healthy circulation. This can help flush excessive neurotransmitters out of the blood that occur during periods of stress. Hibiscus has also been shown to lower the fight-flight hormone, cortisol.
Known as the Queen of Flowers, rose petals offer an exotic and tranquilizing experience for the senses. Along with its exceptional aromatherapeutic properties, rose oil has traditionally offered relief for grief, stress, and tension. Confirming its traditional use, recent studies show that rose oil demonstrates calming effects on the central nervous system and helps soothe feelings of sadness and anxiousness. Simply smelling the oil itself can initiate these effects along with a decrease in stress hormones like cortisol and testosterone.
Worth more than its weight in gold, saffron stigmas are hand-picked one at a time during their short growing season, before midday to avoid wilting the stigmas. Saffron is treasured in Iranian Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda for its ability to enhance the efficacy of other herbs, work as a digestive aid, and offer support during immune challenges. Its blend of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties makes it an exotic solution for supporting the gut-brain axis.