Tea Leaf & Tsubaki Brightening Face Serum

Regular price $56.00 CAD

This light-as-silk balancing oil serum, infused with green tea leaf, brightens and evens skin tone with 5% Vitamin C and antioxidant plant oils scented with orange blossoms. Pore-refining Tsubaki oil (Japanese camellia) and cucumber seed oil help to balance sebum while daikon and shiso soften, leaving a velvety veil of moisture.

Tea Leaf & Tsubaki is rich in fast-absorbing linoleic acid, which helps smooth and strengthen the skin, control oil and boost brightening. This serum is ideal for oily and combination skin, but it can complement any skincare ritual – especially one focused on anti-pollution – or any type of skin seeking a more radiant complexion.  

Full: 30 ml ~ 1 fl. oz.
Mini: 10 ml ~ .33 fl. oz.

The Magic

~ 5% THD Ascorbate (Vitamin C)
This is a non-irritating form of Vitamin C for daily use. It's brightening, antioxidant, and supports collagen formation. While some forms of Vitamin C need to be present at 10% or 15% to be effective, this form is powerful at much lower percentages.

~ Tsubaki Oil
From the seeds of the camellia flower comes a beauty oil cherished in Japan for centuries. Cold-pressed camellia japonica oil tightens pores, balances sebum, and brings Vitamins A, B, D, E and antioxidants to the skin. It's high in oleic acid, which penetrates deeply. 

~ Green Tea Leaf
From its luscious green colour to its fresh scent, green tea leaf extract brings antioxidants and enhanced emollience.

~ Cucumber Seed Oil
Light and refreshing yet deeply moisturizing, cold-pressed cucumber seed oil is high in linoleic acid. It brightens skin, tightens pores, and helps to reduce puffiness.

~ Ceramides
Ceramides are the 'mortar' between skin cells that naturally form its protective barrier. They decrease with age and in compromised skin so a small amount of Ceramide NP is added to help support the skin barrier. This is in addition to the naturally occurring phytoceramides in rice bran and grapeseed oils.

~ Neroli & Orange Blossom
Juicy, fresh, floral and seductive – the scent of natural orange blossoms is euphoric. Plus, neroli essential oil brings skin-balancing properties.

The Ritual

After cleansing, massage 2-6 drops over face and décolleté morning and/or night – or see customization tips below. If using a face cream, apply serum as the final step.

To boost water hydration: Apply oil serum to skin dampened with water or hydrosol until combined and absorbed. Then, lock it in with an extra drop or two of straight serum, or leave as is for a lighter application.

To create a light emulsion: Another way to boost hydration is to apply the serum as an emulsion. Dispense 4-5 drops of serum into your hand and sprinkle with 2–3 drops of warm water. Stir with fingertips until an emulsion forms, adding water as necessary, and massage into skin until moistened. Seal by patting another drop of straight serum into your skin if needed, or leave as is for a lighter application.

Tips for dry, dehydrated or mature skin: Oily and combination skin types may find this oil to be just the right amount of moisture. But drier skin, and oily or combination skin that is mature or menopausal with dry or flakey patches, will likely need more. To customize, dampen skin and apply up to 6 drops (or more), then seal with another drop or two of straight serum once absorbed. Or combine with a richer day or night cream.

Ingredients: Camellia Japonica (Camellia) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Isoamyl Laurate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Squalane, Perilla Frutescens (Shiso) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract and Ceramide NP, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Extract, Undecane (and) Tridecane, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Glyceryl Citrate / Lactate / Linoleate / Oleate, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium (Orange Blossom) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara Twig/Leaf (Petitgrain) Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang) Flower Oil, Farnesol, Alpha-Pinene, Geraniol, Geranyl Acetate, Limonene, Linalool.

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