Intensive Serum

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Provides intensive nourishment and hydration without an oily appearance. Formulated to combat early signs of ageing.

  • Free from parabens, gluten, petroleum & animal by-products
  • No artificial fragrances, oils or alcohols
  • 99.86% natural or naturally derived
  • 85.18% plant material is organic
  • Available in 50 ml/1.69 fl oz

 

C$21.00

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Intensive Serum from Refresh Botanicals is one of the best organic and natural face serum that comes with a powerful mix of eleven active botanical ingredients! It helps diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from your face skin. If you want to take your skin care routine to the next level then we highly recommend adding a serum into your daily routine. The particles in a serum are smaller and more easily able to penetrate the pores to deliver their infusion of powerful nutrients and antioxidants. If your skin is need of some extra oomph then we recommend wearing our serum alone or layering it under our daily moisturizer. Our Intensive Serum is extremely concentrated and jam-packed in antioxidants to completely transform the way your skin looks and feels. Fig fruit extract and grape seed extract work together to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving elasticity, boosting collagen and strengthening the skin’s barrier to prevent moisture loss through the pores. This serum also contains Calcium Ketogluconate, which helps to promote the formation of hyaluronic acid and elastin for smoother, firmer, more dewy looking skin. In fact, thanks to the addition of our exclusive aquacell blend of apple, lentil and watermelon extract, you will notice smoother skin within just two hours and an increase in intracellular water by 85% in just two weeks! Cucumber is full of water, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and caffeic acid (amongst other antioxidants), vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. To name a few, you’ve got iron, potassium, magnesium, folate, molybdenum, and silica – all in one simple fruit (yes, it’s a fruit). It is one of the best friend for the skin. To know more about the amazing benefits of cucumber for skin, click here. Just want to reiterate again, as with all Refresh Botanicals products, this product is is devoid of any petrochemicals, parabens or gluten that can damage your sensitive skin. Also, it is an animal cruelty free which means it has not at all been tested on animals. Organic sweet almond oil and coconut oil infuse your skin with healthy fats to reduce inflammation, while providing a deep dose of moisture for a smooth and glowing complexion. Jojoba oil closely resembles your skin’s own natural sebum. This is excellent news because it means that jojoba will be readily absorbed, leaving behind no greasy residue at all while softening your skin, fighting bacteria, and reducing damaging free radicals. The addition of jojoba oil to this moisturizer makes it a must for all skin types because while coconut provides that deep down hydration, jojoba helps to control and even out oil production in the skin.  

Best Organic and Natural Face Serum - What you should you look for in your face serum?

1. Choose a serum which has hyaluronic acid (remember, natural source is always better!): Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a carbohydrate, more specifically a mucopolysaccharide, occurring naturally in all living organisms. It is a key molecule in skin aging and one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules in nature that absorbs water almost 1000 times of it's weight and can be described as nature’s moisturizer! 2. Combine hyaluronic acid with Vitamin C: It has been found from research studies that an anti-aging skincare routine containing hyaluronic acid and vitamins (including vitamin C) significantly improves the biomechanical parameters of the skin, which includes wrinkles and skin texture, as well as elasticity, without notable adverse effects. 3. Moisturizers can not and should not replace face serums: There is a fundamental difference between serums and moisturizers and some of us wonder if they can substitute one with the other. The answer is big NO! Lotions and creams have a thick, rich consistency that creates a barrier on top of the skin in order to lock in moisture. They are full of fillers, thickeners and lubricating agents, so they’re heavier and have less room for active ingredients. A serum is made of smaller molecules that can penetrate the skin on a deeper cellular level. It’s literally working on a different level than your moisturizer. The best face serums work faster and more effectively than arguably any other product in your bathroom vanity. 4. How and when should I apply: How—and when– you apply a serum also makes a difference, as there is an optimal way to apply a serum. Most should be applied in the morning – preferably after a shower when the skin is still damp. A little bit goes a long way so a very small quantity (very small pea size) is usually enough. Pat, don’t rub, the serum into your skin. For more details, see our video on how to apply. Extra tip for best results: To get the best results, wash your face with Refresh Botanicals Facial Cleanser before applying this serum. Apply Refresh Botanicals Daily Facial Moisturizer on top of this serum. Ingredient (INCI) list: Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Centaura Cyanus (Cornflower) Floral Water, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber)Fruit Extract, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Saccharomyces/ Xylinum Black Tea Ferment, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Algae) Extract, Calcium Ketogluconate, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil, Osmanthus Fragrans Flower Extract, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Xanthum gum, Citric Acid, Tocopherol

FEW OF THE BIOACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN THIS PRODUCT

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Algae extract

Provides suppleness and clarity to the epidermis.
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Apple Fruit Extract

Anti-aging and skin-smoothing, high in antioxidants to protect skin from free radicals, maintain its youthful elasticity.
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Cornflower Water

Natural astringer, adds radiance to the complexion, restores skin’s suppleness.
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Cucumber Extract

Cools & soothes the skin, high in antioxidants & Vitamin C. Provides a healthy glow to skin.
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Fig fruit Extract

Enhance skin hydration by preventing water loss, improves skin color by addressing the skin enzyme - tyrosinase responsible for dark spots.
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Grape seed Oil

It moisturizes skin without clogging the pores. It heals acne, lightens skin, tightens pores, reduces the appearance of scars.
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Honeysuckle Extract

Treat skin conditions as Rosacea, Eczema and Acne, improve uneven skin tone and dullness.
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Olive Leaf Extract

Rich in flavinoids, helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage & acne scarring.
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Safflower Oleosomes

Helps sunscreen, retain skin lipids which help form the barrier that keeps out dirt and holds hydration.
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Sweet Almond Oil

Vitamin A stimulates new skin cell generation, smooth fine lines, reduces scar appearance.
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Watermelon Extract

Improves skin’s texture by non-abrasive exfoliation, source of Vitamin A & C and lycopene, regenerates skin.
Serums are highly concentrated and active which means that they need to be applied first. Also, active ingredients penetrate better when skin is clean, warmed and slightly moist, so cleanse thoroughly first and use below steps:  
  • Apply a warm moist towel to your face to gently open pores and leave skin slightly moist.
   
    1. Apply tiny dots of serum all over your face and then blend lightly and quickly all over.
 
    1. Use short light but firm strokes to apply your face serum. Do not stretch, pull or rub the skin.
 
    1. Whilst the serum is still wet after applying gently tap the surface of your face with your fingers for half a minute. You can use all your fingers both hands on either side of your face very lightly. The tapping action encourages the serum to sink fully into the deeper layers of the skin as far as it is able to go.
 
    1. If you feel any tingling sensations when you apply the serum – don’t worry. Tingling can be a sign the active ingredients in the serum are getting to the dermis – where they need to be if they are going to work. Types of serum ingredients where you may see this result include vitamin C and retinoids
 
  1. Only when your serum is fully dry – touch dry on your face (this should take around 3 minutes) – should you apply your Refresh Botanicals moisturizer in a similar manner. Let that sink in fully before you apply your foundation and normal makeup.

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  1. jodina1966 (verified owner)

    This is the first time I have used Refresh Botanicals and I’m impressed with the product line and my skin. I am using the Intensive Serum, Daily Facial Moisturizer and the Night Restore Complex. I love that it is a Canadian and local Edmonton product, that it’s almost completely natural and that it’s cruelty free! The price point is also great!

  2. Natasha

    I use this serum during day as well as night. This is the only product that gave me positive results. My skin is clear, free of redness. I also feel like this works as anti- aging cream. I am using this product from last 1 year. I use it regularly. I highly recommend this product and even my hubby is also obsessed with Serum.

  3. Georga Willis

    I am using this serum during day as well as night time. My skin is clear, free of irritation, and more youthful. I have glow on my face after using this product. feeling each time I use it. my skin is really sensitive and i am so happy that i found the right product for my skin. I highly recommend this product and for best results use during day as well as night time before using night cream. I am getting lot of compliments.

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Intensive Serum from Refresh Botanicals is one of the best organic and natural face serum that comes with a powerful mix of eleven active botanical ingredients! It helps diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from your face skin. If you want to take your skin care routine to the next level then we highly recommend adding a serum into your daily routine. The particles in a serum are smaller and more easily able to penetrate the pores to deliver their infusion of powerful nutrients and antioxidants. If your skin is need of some extra oomph then we recommend wearing our serum alone or layering it under our daily moisturizer. Our Intensive Serum is extremely concentrated and jam-packed in antioxidants to completely transform the way your skin looks and feels. Fig fruit extract and grape seed extract work together to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving elasticity, boosting collagen and strengthening the skin’s barrier to prevent moisture loss through the pores. This serum also contains Calcium Ketogluconate, which helps to promote the formation of hyaluronic acid and elastin for smoother, firmer, more dewy looking skin. In fact, thanks to the addition of our exclusive aquacell blend of apple, lentil and watermelon extract, you will notice smoother skin within just two hours and an increase in intracellular water by 85% in just two weeks! Cucumber is full of water, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and caffeic acid (amongst other antioxidants), vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. To name a few, you’ve got iron, potassium, magnesium, folate, molybdenum, and silica – all in one simple fruit (yes, it’s a fruit). It is one of the best friend for the skin. To know more about the amazing benefits of cucumber for skin, click here. Just want to reiterate again, as with all Refresh Botanicals products, this product is is devoid of any petrochemicals, parabens or gluten that can damage your sensitive skin. Also, it is an animal cruelty free which means it has not at all been tested on animals. Organic sweet almond oil and coconut oil infuse your skin with healthy fats to reduce inflammation, while providing a deep dose of moisture for a smooth and glowing complexion. Jojoba oil closely resembles your skin’s own natural sebum. This is excellent news because it means that jojoba will be readily absorbed, leaving behind no greasy residue at all while softening your skin, fighting bacteria, and reducing damaging free radicals. The addition of jojoba oil to this moisturizer makes it a must for all skin types because while coconut provides that deep down hydration, jojoba helps to control and even out oil production in the skin.  

Best Organic and Natural Face Serum - What you should you look for in your face serum?

1. Choose a serum which has hyaluronic acid (remember, natural source is always better!): Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a carbohydrate, more specifically a mucopolysaccharide, occurring naturally in all living organisms. It is a key molecule in skin aging and one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules in nature that absorbs water almost 1000 times of it's weight and can be described as nature’s moisturizer! 2. Combine hyaluronic acid with Vitamin C: It has been found from research studies that an anti-aging skincare routine containing hyaluronic acid and vitamins (including vitamin C) significantly improves the biomechanical parameters of the skin, which includes wrinkles and skin texture, as well as elasticity, without notable adverse effects. 3. Moisturizers can not and should not replace face serums: There is a fundamental difference between serums and moisturizers and some of us wonder if they can substitute one with the other. The answer is big NO! Lotions and creams have a thick, rich consistency that creates a barrier on top of the skin in order to lock in moisture. They are full of fillers, thickeners and lubricating agents, so they’re heavier and have less room for active ingredients. A serum is made of smaller molecules that can penetrate the skin on a deeper cellular level. It’s literally working on a different level than your moisturizer. The best face serums work faster and more effectively than arguably any other product in your bathroom vanity. 4. How and when should I apply: How—and when– you apply a serum also makes a difference, as there is an optimal way to apply a serum. Most should be applied in the morning – preferably after a shower when the skin is still damp. A little bit goes a long way so a very small quantity (very small pea size) is usually enough. Pat, don’t rub, the serum into your skin. For more details, see our video on how to apply. Extra tip for best results: To get the best results, wash your face with Refresh Botanicals Facial Cleanser before applying this serum. Apply Refresh Botanicals Daily Facial Moisturizer on top of this serum. Ingredient (INCI) list: Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Centaura Cyanus (Cornflower) Floral Water, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber)Fruit Extract, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Saccharomyces/ Xylinum Black Tea Ferment, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Algae) Extract, Calcium Ketogluconate, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil, Osmanthus Fragrans Flower Extract, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Xanthum gum, Citric Acid, Tocopherol

FEW OF THE BIOACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN THIS PRODUCT

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Algae extract

Provides suppleness and clarity to the epidermis.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Apple Fruit Extract

Anti-aging and skin-smoothing, high in antioxidants to protect skin from free radicals, maintain its youthful elasticity.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Cornflower Water

Natural astringer, adds radiance to the complexion, restores skin’s suppleness.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Cucumber Extract

Cools & soothes the skin, high in antioxidants & Vitamin C. Provides a healthy glow to skin.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Fig fruit Extract

Enhance skin hydration by preventing water loss, improves skin color by addressing the skin enzyme - tyrosinase responsible for dark spots.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Grape seed Oil

It moisturizes skin without clogging the pores. It heals acne, lightens skin, tightens pores, reduces the appearance of scars.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Honeysuckle Extract

Treat skin conditions as Rosacea, Eczema and Acne, improve uneven skin tone and dullness.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Olive Leaf Extract

Rich in flavinoids, helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage & acne scarring.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Safflower Oleosomes

Helps sunscreen, retain skin lipids which help form the barrier that keeps out dirt and holds hydration.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Sweet Almond Oil

Vitamin A stimulates new skin cell generation, smooth fine lines, reduces scar appearance.
bioactive-ingredients-refresh-botanicals

Watermelon Extract

Improves skin’s texture by non-abrasive exfoliation, source of Vitamin A & C and lycopene, regenerates skin.
Serums are highly concentrated and active which means that they need to be applied first. Also, active ingredients penetrate better when skin is clean, warmed and slightly moist, so cleanse thoroughly first and use below steps:  
  • Apply a warm moist towel to your face to gently open pores and leave skin slightly moist.
   
    1. Apply tiny dots of serum all over your face and then blend lightly and quickly all over.
 
    1. Use short light but firm strokes to apply your face serum. Do not stretch, pull or rub the skin.
 
    1. Whilst the serum is still wet after applying gently tap the surface of your face with your fingers for half a minute. You can use all your fingers both hands on either side of your face very lightly. The tapping action encourages the serum to sink fully into the deeper layers of the skin as far as it is able to go.
 
    1. If you feel any tingling sensations when you apply the serum – don’t worry. Tingling can be a sign the active ingredients in the serum are getting to the dermis – where they need to be if they are going to work. Types of serum ingredients where you may see this result include vitamin C and retinoids
 
  1. Only when your serum is fully dry – touch dry on your face (this should take around 3 minutes) – should you apply your Refresh Botanicals moisturizer in a similar manner. Let that sink in fully before you apply your foundation and normal makeup.