Brightening Essence
Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid

Meadow & Bark SKU: 2000036261
Brightening Essence - Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid

Brightening Essence
Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid

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Unleash Your Skin's Superpower Squad: 28+ Ingredients Ready to Transform. Introducing the new and improved Essence: a powerhouse of rejuvenation! We've pumped up the formula with extra Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid for deeper hydration and visibly firmer, plumper skin. Beyond a routine step, this is your skin's wake-up call. This lightweight multi-correctional serum goes beyond basic hydration. It visibly plumps, brightens, and evens out the appearance of your skins tone and texture, paving the way for your subsequent serums, moisturizers, and facial oils to work their magic.

What is an Essence? Korean beauty's secret weapon – and now, yours! An essence is a lightweight, deeply penetrating elixirpacked with active ingredients. It revs up your skin's cellular engine, reviving tired, dull complexions and fighting fine lines and wrinkles.

Who's It For? Craving a dewy glow and smoother, more even skin? This gentle, yet powerful formula is your secret weapon for boosting hydration, banishing dullness, and refining visible texture – all while being kind to every skin type.

How To Use: Apply 1-2 pumps to damp skin and follow with one of our serums and/or moisturizers.

Pairs Well With: Botanical Serum, Adaptogen Bleu, Adaptogen C, Night Repair Créme

This formula is more than just a list of ingredients; it's a powerhouse team of 28+ skin superheroes, each with a unique talent. The base features M&B-grown floral distillates, their delicate scent swirling with fruit enzymes and lactic acid to gently exfoliate and reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Hyaluronic acid, nature's moisture magnet, comes in multiple forms to deeply hydrate and plump your skin, leaving it dewy and youthful. Vitamin C, your shield against pollution, brightens and evens skin tone, while vitamin B3 (niacinamide) shrinks the appearance of pores and smooths fine lines by boosting collagen production. And that's just the core team! Marine and land extracts like algae, acai plant stems cells, and nettle renew skin, and more to join the fight, leaving your skin feeling revitalized and radiant.

KEY INGREDIENTS

Vitamin C - A potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals. It helps your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. This in turn helps to accelerate the creation of elastin and collagen and aid in warding off premature aging of the skin. It can also help prevent the formation of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Bacillus Ferment - A natural enzyme that eliminates dead skin cells to smooth the appearance of the skin's surface.

Astaxanthin - Is a carotenoid pigment that occurs in micro-algae (from which ours is derived), marine animals, salmon and flamingos - ever wonder where they get that pink hue? According to research, Astaxanthin contains significantly more anti-oxidants than other superfood heroes like blueberries, is supposedly up to 100 times more powerful than other carotenoids like beta-carotene and lycopene, and is dramatically more potent than skin-enhancing Vitamins C and E. It also naturally protects our skin from UV damage and when taken orally + topically - it may help youth preservation for the long haul.

Wakame - A rich source of marine nutrition sourced from Japan that helps to fight every day stressors that negatively impact our skins’ health. This is our Japanese heroine protecting us from environmental toxins and warding off UVA damage.

Niacinamide (aka Vitamin B3) - Used to brighten the complexion and lighten dark spots while also calming inflammation and as an added benefit has been shown to stimulate collagen production.

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate) - Has the ability to hold 1000x its molecular weight in water. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture to the skin and creating a plumping effect. When skin is protected and hydrated, it can readily increase skin cell production as the skin isn't distracted by fighting for hydration. This leads to plumper, smoother skin overall.

Saccharomyces Ferment - Fermentation, being one of the oldest technologies around has become an art form when it comes to skincare. Research has shown that yeast fractions help to increase cellular respiration and metabolism to improve efficiency, while also increasing the production of structural proteins such as collagen and elastin. These proteins are integral for maintaining the skin’s youthful tone and elasticity while simultaneously combating wrinkle formation.

Papain - A small dose of this enzyme found in the skin of the papaya is a natural resource for reducing acne by gently removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores. It also works to remove dead keratin which can build up on the skins surface creating small bumps. It helps to smooth and fortify skins barrier.

Lactic Acid - When you use lactic acid regularly, it can also improve signs of aging, stimulate collagen renewal and firm your skin. Lactic acid is often used to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion. Other perceived benefits of AHAs (alpha hydroxyacids) like lactic acid include improved skin tone and reduced pore appearance. It’s a bit milder than other AHA’s like glycolic acid.

Saccharide Isomerate - Provides deep hydration & creates a moisture reservoir that lasts up to 72h. Ours is a 100% natural, sugar-based humectant that provides excellent moisturizing effects to the skin for extended periods of time.

Lavender Hydrosol - Handcrafted + made from the water gathered from the steam distillation process of organic lavender. Steam and water are moved through the plant matter which captures the steam and oil. The liquid is amazing for toning and cleansing with it’s natural antiseptic properties. It can also provide extra hydration as a precursor to serums and essences to lock in moisture.

Silver Hydrosol - Silver has been used for centuries for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Colloidal silver was used to clean and bandage wounds during World War II to prevent bacteria and aid in quicker recovery. Even ancient Egyptians used the ingredient to fight numerous infections. To this day, some hospitals still use colloidal silver for wound dressings and it has long been considered an anti-aging elixir.

Aloe Leaf Powder - Full of enzymes, anti-oxidants, Vitamins A and C, and is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, surface acne and dry skin.

Marshmallow Root - Its not the sugary treat you might think of. Marshmallow extract comes from the Althaea plant native to Northern Africa, Europe, and Western Asia. It’s known for its ability to soothe redness, relieve inflammation, and retain moisture.

Green Tea Extract - Research has established that topical application of green tea extracts have tons of benefits for skin including antiaging properties. Green tea is chock full of polyphenols with potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties, and show incredible promise for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin. So drink up and add it to your skincare routine.

Oat Amino Acid - Soothes irritated skin and provides enhanced moisturizing impact.

Acai Stem Cells - A plant-derived, stem cell ingredient capable of imparting anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, and protectant benefits while enhancing cellular repair and collagen production.

Pisum Sativum Peptide - Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, pea derived peptide that helps to reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while firming skin. How? By causing facial muscles to relax, thereby minimizing the visibility of wrinkles.

Acerola Fruit Extract - Full of anti-oxidants and vitamin C. Helps to eliminate free radicals, boost collagen production, firmness and elasticity in the skin. Acerola extract can hydrate, moisturize, and brighten skin by eliminating hyper pigmentation for an even skin tone.

Chinese Licorice Extract - A natural skin lightening alternative, known for its brightening and soothing abilities.

Coconut Extract - Can diminish visible signs of acne scars and detoxify the skin.

Alfalfa Extract - Known as the mother of all foods for its nutritional superiority. Rich as an anti-oxidant and loaded with various vitamins and minerals, including amino acids, chlorophyll, B vitamins, D, E, K, A, iron, biotin, niacin, folic acid, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and calcium. Clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles and deliver softer, smoother skin.

Huang Qi Extract - A powerful Chinese herb that supports tissue regeneration and boosts the body’s natural healing ability.

Dandelion Extract - Can increase the generation of new skin cells, which could slow the aging process, reduce skin inflammation and irritation while also increasing hydration and collagen production.

Ginko Biloba Extract - Suggested to have significant anti-oxidant protection and skin smoothing benefits.

Bromelain Extract - A mixture of protein digesting enzymes found in pineapple juice and stems. Anti-inflammatory which may slough off dead skins cells preparing skin for renewal.

Oat Extract - Full of anti-oxidant benefits that make them a superhero for moisture.

Glycerin - A natural humectant that draws moisture to the skins surface making it soft and supple.

Lecithen - An emollient that leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Fermented Lactobacillus - A natural broad spectrum preservative which is formed by fermenting good bacteria in order to fight the bad.

Fermented Lactobacillus + Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) - Provides a boost of anti fungal protection while offering skin smoothing benefits.

Phenethyl Alcohol - Found naturally in the environment and produced by microorganisms, plants, and animals. Phenethyl Alcohol has been found in a number of natural essential oils, in food, spices and tobacco, and in un-distilled alcoholic beverages, beers and wine. An effective non-traditional preservative designed to protect the potential growth of microbes and to prolong the shelf life of products.

Essential Oils including Neroli to relieve stress, reduce inflammation and reduce the signs of aging.


Other Ingredients: Handcrafted Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender)* Distillate, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Distillate, Colloidal Silver Hydrosol, Glycerin (vegetable), Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactobacillus Ferment with Cocos Nucifera, Acacia Gum, Propanediol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, (vitamin c), Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tremella fuciformis (tremella mushroom),Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract (astaxanthin), Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, (wakame), Saccharide Isomerate, Oat Amino Acid, Malpighia Punicifolia Fruit Extract (acerola), Niacinamide (vitamin b3), Aroma**, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) Rhizome Extract*, Astragalus (huang qi) Extract*, Taraxacum Officinale (dandelion) Extract*, Bacillus Ferment, Saccaromyces Ferment, Pisum Sativum Peptide, Oat Amino Acids, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Extract*, Althea Officinalis (marshmallow root) Extract*, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Medicago Sativa (alfalfa) extract*, Cocos Nucifera Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Stem Cells (acai), Oat extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder(x200), Papain, Bromelain, Ferulic Acid./ Citral, +Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool,nerolidol,E-, Farnesol +components of essential oil. * Derived from Organic Farming. ** Clinical grade essential oils blend.

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