Our Hydration Compound is a powerful boost of plant medicine for the skin, formulated to target dehydration, dryness, fine lines and a lack of firmness. This concentrated multi-layered infusion of Heirloom Rose Petals, Chia Seed Milk, alongside Roots of Marshmallow and Astragalus, is a bounty of phytonutrients such as anthocyanins, flavonoids, polysaccharides, B vitamins such as niacinamide, betaine and plant humectants that mimic hyaluronic acid. This unique product is our whole-plant alternative to synthetic lab-made hyaluronic acid and vitamin B cosmeceutical serums.
Our Compounds are created to compliment or add a boost to your Hydrating Elixir step. The Hydration Compound provides a deep and thorough hydration to those who need that extra support.
Our colorful Heirloom Roses provide antioxidant repair and protection, along with potent water and oil soluble nutrients for the skin. The delicate elasticity of Rose petals are what strengthen and firm our own connective tissue, as well as our lipid barrier, to prevent transepidermal water loss. Marshmallow Root is the shining star of the Hydration Compound, a super-hydrator that plumps up our skin the same way our own hyaluronic acid does. It has the ability to more deeply hydrate fascia with its unique combination of mineral and polysaccharide content. Astragalus, another notable Root, is present to soothe, unburden the skin, and repair chronic long-term free-radical damage. Last but not least, Chia Seed Milk provides an additional layer of dewy hydration as well as it being a rare plant source of Omega 3 fatty acids, protecting our lipid barrier from oxidation.
We do not recommend our potent herbal Compounds for those who are brand new to Laurel Skin. Our Compounds are for those who celebrate the power of plants and prefer them over all other synthetic interventions.
Headquartered in Petaluma, north of the San Francisco Bay, the Laurel “Barn” sits nestled in the historic downtown along the Petaluma River. With a handful of partnering regenerative, organic and biodynamic farms within 100 miles of their apothecary-lab, Laurel’s namesake line captures California’s hearty terrain and natural abundance in each and every bottle. In the practice of mindfully sourced beauty, Laurel relies on her own manufacturing and production capabilities for every step.
The Laurel line is a ritualistic range of flower and herb-based skincare, formulated with impeccably sourced, highly vibrant whole plants picked at their peak for unmatched transparency, purity, and results. Firmly rooted in the principles and practices of mindfully sourced beauty, Laurel’s first and most critical relationship is with Mother Earth. Her exclusive partnerships with local artisan farmers ensure the highest quality and most stringent transparency. Their mutual commitment to only 100% organic, raw, unrefined plant materials guarantees unparalleled freshness and efficacy. Laurel Skin believes beauty should be a loving self care practice that begins and ends with mindfulness.
Heirloom Roses – Roses have potent humectant and barrier supportive properties, making its delicate petals strong hydrators that prevent transepidermal water loss. Our Compound uses Roses in 4 ways; an inky-crimson highly concentrated fresh heirloom petal infusion, two technical variations of multi-month cycle macerations, and our oil-rich California Single Farm Hydrosol. Each infusion captures its own unique variation of nutrients from Rose including B vitamins, vitamin E, catechin, vitamin C, flavonoids, anthocyanins, palmitic acid, and gallic acid. Despite their antioxidant potency which prompts regeneration, Roses are gentle and soothing to the skin. They have the ability to strengthen, firm and build connective tissue and elasticity.
Marshmallow Root – This mucilaginous and polysaccharide-rich root should be considered a superhydrator. This fluffy root is Nature’s alternative to man-made hyaluronic acid, containing both galaturonic and glucuronic acids, plumping up each cell with a boost of hydration. Marshmallow is supportive to both our lipid barrier and microbiome, by offering a wealth of B vitamins, lecithin and phytosterols – all of this in turn further supports long lasting hydration. This Root, loved by herbalists everywhere, is a soothing, softening anti-inflammatory. A few of its other notable phytonutrients are betaine, quercetin, ferulic acid and selenium. Its unique mineral profile alongside its polysaccharides are what make marshmallow more deeply hydrating, with the ability to break up stagnation and introduce fluidity.
Astragalus – Astragalus has been closely studied for its ability to strengthen and repair telomeres, which are responsible for cellular aging. Telomere repair is essentially DNA repair, and allows our cells to make more ‘precise copies’ of themselves. Beyond that miraculous plant goodness, Astragalus is also deeply nourishing, calming, anti-inflammatory which stimulates surface immunity, and has an affinity for skin prone to reactions or allergies. We use 3 different techniques to infuse this Root, including a 24-hour root decoction for each microbatch, to ensure we capture all the polysaccharides, minerals, niacin and saponins this plant has to offer.
Chia Seed Milk – While this Compound is mostly hydrophilic (water-loving), there are a few powerhouse lipids that sneak their way in from Chia and Roses. Chia contains essential fatty acid Omega 3, which helps prevent free-radical damages of our lipid barrier and inhibits sun damage caused by inflammation and oxidation. Our housemade Chia infusions are mostly ‘milk’, which also contain soothing, anti-inflammatory water bound nutrients like zinc and magnesium that provide nourishment for both the skin and microbiome.
Full Ingredient List: Heirloom Rose Triple Infusion°, Marshmallow Root Triple Infusion°, Astragalus Triple Infusion°, Chia Seed Double Infusion°, California Single Farm Rose Hydrosol°, Grape Alcohol°, Flax Seed Glycerine°
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The infusions for Hydration Compound Roots + Roses begin months in advance. Each plant goes through two or three different types of infusions or macerations to ensure that we are capturing as many beneficial phytonutrients as possible. This Compound contains 12 different whole plant organic macerations, despite it only containing 4 plants! After years of trial and error on this creation, we apply our wide breadth of herbalism expertise to utilize a variety of techniques and styles to create this first-of-its kind product in the skin care world. There is nothing quite like it in the industry at this time – a concentrated plant medicine extract for the skin that is 100% whole plant organic, created and made by herbalists, genuinely from seed to bottle.
Our Compounds are meant to compliment your Hydrating Elixir step. Begin by emptying the Compound dropper of contents and shaking the product well. After applying a generous mist of Elixir, put 2 drops of Compound to fingertips and smooth onto wet skin. Then immediately apply your moisturizing Serum and/or Balm to damp skin. The Hydration Compound provides a deep and thorough hydration to those who need that extra support.
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and by the use-by date found on the bottom of the bottle.