After all the awards, hype and press surrounding Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum I finally caved and had to grab it. After all if Caroline Hirons loves it I figure it should be good. The price is what put me off buying it for a while. It will set you back quite a bit ($185 to be exact). I grabbed mine off SpaceNK during a sale & they frequently have a dollar off promo or something similar. I would wait for a time like that if the price is what is holding you back from grabbing it. Details per Vintner’s Daughter:
Active Botanical Serum is a 100% active face oil, strategically formulated to have the multi-correctional activity and penetration of a super-powered serum. Made from the world’s most nutrient rich botanicals and essential oils, it is a skincare game changer that restores skin’s balance, texture and natural radiance.
Vintner’s Daughter uniquely combines anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, skin firming phytoceramides, nourishing fatty-acids and powerful anti-oxidants to help restore skin balance and natural radiance. Sourced from the finest producers and growers in the world, Active Botanical Serum helps to stimulate cellular turnover, maintain skin elasticity, strengthen capillaries, inhibit melanin production, deliver oxygen to cells and protect against free-radical damage.
The formula’s small particle size is a critical factor to its high performance because it allows the active botanicals to deeply penetrate skin layers. Because skin fully recognizes these plant actives as the nutritive building blocks of its own structure (rather than foreign substances), skin becomes more healthy and radiant.
Read more about Vintner’s Daughter process HERE. It’s helpful to understanding the brand and why it’s a more costly oil. Though in all honesty there are quite a few oils now a days with a similar high price tag. In my experience you get what you pay for with facial oils. Vintner’s Daughter is comprised of 22 botanical and essential oils. Details about those oils per Vintner’s Daughter:
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil A powerful foundation oil with maximum absorption and anti-oxidant properties.
Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Oil A key foundation oil rich in linoleic acids that strengthens skin’s elasticity and its small particle size allows it to reach deep into skin.
Citrus Aurantium var Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil A time-honored oil that inhibits melanin synthesis; lightens and brightens skin.
Persea Americana (Avocado) Oil An oil rich in Vitamin E and a serious free-radical avenger.
Calendula officinalis (Marigold) An oil prized for centuries for its potent healing and soothing powers.
Rose Damascena (Rose) Absolute An ancient skin healer and hormonal skin balancer.
Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil An oil rich in Vitamin A that is a super charged cell regenerator and wrinkle reducer.
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil A powerful healing and anti-inflammatory oil that also acts as skin balancer.
Rosa Rubignosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil An oil that uniquely targets damage and discoloration caused by UV exposure.
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel A botanical that inhibits melanin synthesis to lighten and brighten skin.
Lavandula x Intermedia (Lavender) Flower A deeply healing and highly anti-inflammatory ancient botanical.
Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf A potent detoxifier with dense phytonutrient content for cell regeneration.
Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf A botanical with maximum vitamin A and C content to combat wrinkles and sun damage.
Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf A potent detoxifier with dense phytonutrient content for cell regeneration.
Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Oil A sought after oil that increases blood circulation allowing serum to penetrate skin’s layers.
Citrus Aurantium var Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil A powerful and ancient aromatic for spiritual and skin health.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract An anti-microbial botanical that also helps to reduce acne.
Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit A deeply nourishing oil that contains the entire family of Omegas 3, 6, 9 AND the rare Omega 7.
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil A super-charged anti-inflammatory, skin brightener and free radical avenger.
Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Leaf Oil An oil that increases blood circulation, strengthen capillaries and delivers oxygen to skin.
Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower A rare and sought after oil that promotes skin elasticity and increases cellular renewal.
Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Oil A deeply nourishing oil prized for its rich fatty acid content readily available for skin absorption.
Vintner’s Daughter comes packaged in a dark glass bottle perfect for keeping the sunlight out and preserving your ingredients longer. The oil has a golden hue and while it’s not a heavy textured oil, it’s not a super lightweight one either. I used this a lot in the day during the winter or more at night now that it’s a bit warmer out. Vintner’s Daughter does have a fairly strong herbal/floral/green essential oil scent to it. I happen to really like the scent as it’s calming and stress reducing for me. It adds a sensory experience to my skincare ritual. Those bothered by any essential oils might find it too heavily scented.
The essential oils that scent this product do add beneficial skincare qualities to the serum-Jasmine, rosemary, frankincense, neroli, lavender, lemon and bergamot. I can’t say it any better than Vintner’s Daughter did as to what each of these essential oils does. Neroli and rosemary are two of my favorites. Vintner’s Daughter also contains some of my other favorite oils such as carrot, grape, avocado, rosehip, evening primrose, sea buckthorn, turmeric and tamanu. Hazelnut is a new oil for me I’m liking in facial oils.
I truly enjoy using this facial oil. I find myself reaching for it all the time. It’s calming, nourishing and makes my skin look glowing, healthy and radiant. This oil does make my skin look better in multiple ways-texture, tone, elasticity, hydration levels aka that healthy glow and radiant appearance your skin can have when it’s happy. Vintner’s Daughter is has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties in addition to delivering the skin essential fatty acids and phytonutrients. A few years ago I never would have thought that possible for a facial oil (I wasn’t using facial oils regularly even a year ago which was a big mistake). I actually would put it in my top five favorite oils, it should probably even be a hero product for me again and I would most definitely repurchase.