As promised, here’s an update to these two skincare treats!
I’m in Texas for almost a week and when I travel, I pack light; I despise checking bags. So to aid in my minimalist packing, I packed two of my samples from Living Libations that I’ve been holding on to for just this sort of instance!
First up: the SoothSayer Serum. I usually use the RoseGlow Serum, so I was happy to have a compact, portable serum to bring with me. The fragrance is absolutely gorgeous… the first notes I pick up are the sweet, resinous notes of sandalwood and frankincense, but then immortelle. Oh, how I looove immortelle. I first smelled it in another skincare line I used ages ago and there’s something so special about it. It’s definitely not a powdery soft floral; it’s more in your face with some cha-cha-cha! But what makes immortelle truly special is that it grows on the island of Corsica (Mediterranean) at an altitude of 4,000ft. Even when dried, these flowers maintain their gorgeous yellow color and shape- hence the name ‘immortelle’. These blossoms have regenerative properties for the skin aiding in the healing of scarring, wrinkles, redness, not to mention it’s very gentle.
The Soothsayer serum also soaks in very quickly and leaves a lit from within glow without feeling like an oil despite being ALL OIL. The predominant carrier oil is jojoba which most closely resembles our skins natural oils (also probably why it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky); all the other oils are all essential oils.
These are the ingredients per the Living Libations site:
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba), Santalum album (Sandalwood), Boswellia carterii (Frankincense), Helichrysum italicum (Immortelle), Rosa damascene (Rose Otto), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium), Curcuma longa (Turmeric), Thymus vulgaris linalool (Sweet Thyme), and Daucus carota (Carrot Seed)
All of the other oils listed are fantastic for their skin soothing properties (which makes this product very aptly named!) So far, I really love this serum and can easily see this become a staple in my skincare! It’s lighter than the RoseGlow serum, which seems to work better with my skin.
Next up is the Rose Renewal+Frankincense Firming Fluid. I currently use the RoseGlow serum like I mentioned above, in addition to the RoseGlow Creme (perfect for cooler months!), Rose Poetic Pits, Roses Shining Everywhere Petal Perfume, and RoseGlow Lover Lips. I also have used the Rose Best Skin Ever…
Noticing a trend here??
But back to the Firming Fluid. It’s very light in texture and absorbs easily but packs a punch of moisture without leaving my skin shiny, which is really nice. The first ingredient is aloe vera; known for its incredible hydrating and soothing properties, this particular ingredient is also fantastic for acne as it locks out bacteria and has anti-fungal properties. You’ve also got an abundance of rose essential oils, immortelle again, frankincense which aids in skins firmness and helps treat spots like melasma and age spots, and horsetail herbal infusion.
The last ingredient in particular caught my eye, as it contains high amounts of silica- also a prominent skincare ingredient when you visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and cover your face with a silica mud mask , proceeding to float around looking like a White Walker (highly recommend). Why do I care about silica? Because it has the ability to strengthen skin and it’s also anti-inflammatory which is beneficial for conditions like psoriasis and eczema, the latter of which I deal with occasional flares. I have to say, given the light texture of this product, it really hydrates my skin but still feels really fresh and clean, too.
Sign me up for a full sized bottle of both…Living Libations has done it again!