I bring you another Holy Grail product. Honestly, it's pretty much everyone's Holy Grail though that tries it. It is quickly becoming a cult favorite and it is Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum. I'm going to try to make this a quick post not because it doesn't deserve hundreds and hundred of words, just because there is so many ingredients in it, that it kinda speaks for itself.
This is Vintner's Daughter only product, for good reason. It's phenomenal. Their process of making the serum/facial oil is in depth, there are 22 active botanical ingredients, and they only use ingredients that are the best quality. Their ingredients are sourced from all over the world. There really is so much to talk about with this product, it's a powerhouse. That's the best way to put it, truthfully. It's not just a Holy Grail it's the Holy Grail.
Now what I would call this is a very intricate, sophisticated, facial oil. It's a 3 week long gentle extraction process and formula that treats a variety of issues or concerns. I like to think of it as "super food" for the face because it's packed with everything that's going to help or keep your skin healthy again thanks to it's 22 actives, which apparently are the "most nutrient-rich plants" in the world.
Here's one of their claims that I think explains it the best or better than I can at least:
"Our full-spectrum extraction approach also allows for over 60 skin-beautifying vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, phytoceramides, amino and omega fatty acids to be delivered in every drop of our game-changing formula. Active Botanical Serum is a nutrient-rich powerhouse that pairs perfectly with the comprehensive delivery system we developed so your skin can soak up every ounce of liquid gold. This ensures that our skin nutrition is absorbed deeply, quickly, and in the most optimal ratios to ensure real results for all skin types, concerns, and ages."
So what this product is helpful with is the following and the ingredients that bring on these effects:
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY: alfalfa, calendula, cypress, dandelion, frankincense, grape seed, hazelnut, lavender, neroli, rosehip, rosemary, sea buckthorn, Tamanu and Turmeric
BALANCING: Alfalfa, calendula, grape seed, hazelnut, jasmine, neroli, sea buckthorn, tamanu
NOURISHING: avacado, calendula, carrot seed, evening primrose, grape seed, hazelnut, jasmine, nettle, rosehip, sea buckthorn, tamanu
RENEWING: Avacado, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Cypress, Evening Primrose, Frankincense, Grape Seed,Hazelnut,Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Nettle, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn, Tamanu, Turmeric
PROTECTING: Bergamot, Calendula, Carrot Seed, EVening Primrose, Frankincense, Grape Seed, Hazelnut, Jasmine, Nettle, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn, Tamanu, Turmeric
HYDRATING: Avacado, Carrot Seed, Grape Seed, Hazelnut, Jasmine, Rosehip, Sea Buthorn, Tamanu
BRIGHTENING: Alfalfa, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Rosehip, Tamanu, Turmeric
The list of the actives are:
Phyto Radiance Infusion [Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Whole Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf, Whole Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf, Whole Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf, Whole Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Blossom, Whole Lavandula Intermedia (Lavender) Flower], Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rosa Borboniana Flower Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Seed (Evening Primrose) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf Oil, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Oil.
It's a small team that puts this product together and I'm so incredibly proud of them. They have made a skin changing product and for many people a life changing product because like I said this feeds the skin but it also treats the skin while it's doing so. It was created by founder April Gargiulo, whose family is in the wine making business and when I think about that I can see similarities of how precise the formula is and how intricate and delicate the process seems to be. This was essentially the dream product she wanted and couldn't find on the market and therefore made it herself and it has become not just her "holy grail" but a huge amount of people's "holy grail" as well. Which is a testament to how good it is.
What I can tell you about this product is that immediately my skin is softer. The whole method of using this is almost like a "ritual" experience. From the smell, to the feel, to how it makes your skin feel, how it moisturizes, and the difference it makes in a short amount of time. This is most definitely a product that often will try to be imitated but it will NEVER be duplicated nor outdone and I would advise you to take that into consideration when you come across products that are trying to be "copycats" in a way whether through packaging or whatever. I truly do not know if it can be outdone and that's my singular prominent thought about this for sure is that I just don't know if there will be a product of this nature that surpasses it. I have several facial oils that I love and still continue to use because this is a very expensive oil and as you know I like to rotate my products. So like I said there's plenty that I love and use but none of them beat THIS one. It's just on another level and I don't know what else to tell you. If you love oils, you will love this. If you love skincare, you will love this product. The only reason I would tell you to pass is if you can't justify the price because it's pricey, or if you're very young like 20's and lower, simply because you don't need it just yet. I did recommend this to my friend who is a couple years older than me and she was beginning to get some rosacea and everything was just irritating the skin and making it red and she bought this to see if it would help and the very next day she told me that her skin felt comfortable again. It was getting softer, the redness seemed to be getting better, the irritation was much better. Granted, everyone's journey is going to be different and skincare is definitely a journey but I definitely don't think this can hurt.
Another thing to discuss is the "push press method". They emphasize this very heavily on how to apply this. This method should be used with any oil in my opinion. So there's no rubbing this in, no massaging it in, simply just pushing and pressing this into the skin. Sometimes I like to go in with my jade roller and just roll in the remnants, mainly because the jade roller is quite soothing but you don't have to do that. I also use this at night, mostly it's my final step. So this is the last thing I put on before I go to sleep to make sure that it just continues to sink in as I sleep, I feel like that's how I get the maximum use and benefit out of it. I tend to use nearly a dropper full on myself. I'm not positive how much they recommend but this is what coats my face evenly and allows me to really press it in and then like I said sleep in it.
So I guess I'll stop here. I feel like this is probably a lot of information to digest. This is $185 and while that is expensive, you can get this from Beautylish and do the 3 flex payments, so it will be automatically taken off your card over the span of 3 months. Don't put yourself into a bind to get this, I merely add that in as a way to say if you can't stomach the $185 in one go this route makes it seem a little less intimidating. I have bought this and have been sent this as well so my feelings from this aren't biased even though I do love their team very much and think they are incredible humans and very hard workers. It just is what it is and this product is something that I would recommend to pretty much anyone who needed a miracle product.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.