Harper's Bazaar 2020 Beauty Awards Winner for "Best Face Oil"
Beloved by beauty editors around the world, Vintner's Daughter Active Botanical Serum is a powerfully corrective facial oil that was born in California’s Napa Valley.
Drawing on her experience as a fine winemaker, winery owner April Gargiulo set out to create an all-natural, superpowered treatment that would address all of her skin issues—from fine lines and wrinkles to acne, lack of elasticity, and dullness—using the world’s finest natural, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients.
Expertly formulated with nutrient-dense botanicals, Active Botanical Serum is a skincare superhero that restores your skin’s balance, leaving it clear, even-toned, firm, and radiant.
Restore your skin’s radiance with powerful natural extracts sourced from the finest growers in the world. 22 nutrient-rich botanicals—like turmeric, nettle, avocado, and tamanu—stimulate cellular turnover, boost elasticity, repair skin’s moisture barrier, brighten, smooth, and protect against free-radical damage.
Each bottle begins with whole plants, which are formulated via a time-honored, highly methodical process that preserves their active nutrients. Vintner’s Daughter selects each botanical not only for its individual corrective effects but also for how it works in synergy with other ingredients.
When your skin is fully nourished, it becomes radiant, healthy, and protected from damage and inflammation. Active Botanical Serum penetrates deeply into the skin to deliver the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to heal itself. The dark Miron violet glass bottle filters sunlight to preserve the potency of the formula over time.
Active Botanical Serum can work on sensitive skin types because it doesn’t contain any artificial, potentially irritating ingredients. Sensitive skin will benefit from deeply healing, balancing vitamins D and K while magnesium will soothe and nourish the skin.
Just because you have oily skin doesn’t mean that you can’t use Active Botanical Serum. While it might sound counterintuitive, oil-based products like Active Botanical Serum work well on oily skin because it helps to balance sebum production. Oily skin will love the blend of antibacterial ingredients and high levels of Linoleic acid, which helps keep pores clear and balances oil production.
Acne-prone skin is also effectively treated with Active Botanical Serum thanks to ingredients like rosemary and lavender. Additional botanicals help prevent and lighten post-acne discoloration.
To activate your serum and help it deliver nutrients deep into your skin, apply it with Vintner’s Daughter’s signature Push/Press Method.
Start with clean, toned skin. Place 5-6 drops of the serum in the palm of your hand. Gently rub your palms together to activate the serum and evenly distribute it to both hands. Place your hands on both sides of your face and press firmly. Push the serum into your skin by repeating this technique on your entire face, neck, and décolleté. Repeat the entire process for 30 seconds.
Start with clean, toned skin. Place 5-6 drops on your palms and gently rub them together to activate the serum.
Place your hands on both sides of your face and press firmly, pushing the serum into your skin.
Continue to repeat this technique on your face, neck, and décolleté for 30 seconds. Step back and admire your radiant skin.
A powerful foundation oil with maximum absorption and anti-oxidant properties.
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.
A time-honored oil that inhibits melanin synthesis; lightens and brightens skin.
An oil rich in vitamin E and a serious free-radical avenger.
An oil prized for centuries for its potent healing and soothing powers.
An ancient skin healer and hormonal skin balancer
An oil rich in vitamin A that is a super charged cell regenerator and wrinkle reducer
A powerful healing and anti-inflammatory oil that also acts as skin balancer
An oil that uniquely targets damage and discoloration caused by uv exposure
A botanical that inhibits melanin synthesis to lighten and brighten skin
A deeply healing and highly anti-inflammatory ancient botanical
A potent detoxifier with dense phytonutrient content for cell regeneration
A botanical with maximum vitamin A and C content to combat wrinkles and sun damage.
A potent detoxifier with dense phytonutrient content for cell regeneration
A sought after oil that increases blood circulation allowing serum to penetrate skin’s layers
A powerful and ancient aromatic for spiritual and skin health.
An anti-microbial botanical that also helps to reduce acne
A deeply nourishing oil that contains the entire family of omegas 3, 6, 9 and the rare omega 7.
A super-charged anti-inflammatory, skin brightener and free radical avenger.
An oil that increases blood circulation, strengthen capillaries and delivers oxygen to skin.
A rare and sought after oil that promotes skin elasticity and increases cellular renewal.
A deeply nourishing oil prized for its rich fatty acid content readily available for skin absorption.
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.
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I really wanted to love this serum but my sensitive skin HATED the essential oils. Love the customer service at beautylish though. Luckily I can return this as I’ve learned my lesson to not press my luck with my with my extremely sensitive skin. I’ll stick to non irritating products thank you very much!
I broke out continuously when using this product. I wanted to love it, but it clogged my skin and broke me out. As soon as I stopped using, my skin returned to normal.
I really wanted to love this but it immediately had me breaking out with cystic acne. I had started using Shani Darden Retinol Reform a few years ago and haven’t had a pimple (especially a cystic pimple) since, but once I started using this product, my skin suddenly flared up again. I continued using it for a bit of time thinking my skin just needed to get used to it or clear itself out or something, but once I finally stopped using it, my skin cleared up immediately. I’m so bummed that it didn’t work for me especially since I still have the bottle because I’m just past the 90day return window.
I am writing this as a warning to others who might find themselves wooed by the hype and marketing surrounding this face oil: it is not worth it. It smells good -- at least to me it does. It has a strong (natural) rose scent that is aggressive and lingering. At times I feel refreshed by it -- other times I feel like it is clinging to me like the smell of burning tires. It has a nice consistently -- it is just an oil like any other but with lots of ingredients. But I just didn't get any benefits from it -- in fact, I think my skin looks very ruddy for a few hours after I pat it in. I've tried using 6-7 drops (waaaaay too many), 1-2 drops, patting it in, "piano-ing" it in, smearing it in with fingers, and strategic droplets directly on my face. Tried it all. Afterwards, I look ruddy with magnified pores and a shiny forehead. I have rather clear skin and I want to keep it that way.
I feel a little bad writing this review -- but for the money, this is a product that should truly deliver. And it just doesn't. It is also hugely overpriced.
I love the herbal smell of this serum. Unfortunately, this does cause me some irritation in patches and I break out into hot bumps. I took a month off from any type of products to see if I'm just using too much, but again, unfortunately as soon as I put this on i break out in a sensitivity rash. Which stinks because I truly do love the texture and smell of it. I might try only a drop in a moisturizer next after I let my face calm down... fingers crossed.
I did attach a photo of it just to show what happened.
First of all, some props for Beautylish. Awesome customer service, fantastic return policy, and lightning fast shipping. All around excellent place to shop.
Now to the product. For reference I've got sensitive combination skin with occasional hormonal breakouts. And I'm pushing 50 harder than the school bully pushes a nerd at recess. I used only this face oil for over a month. To be fair, I did not use it in the daytime due to the formula's inclusion of bergamot peel oil. It is highly phototoxic. Granted, sunscreen can remedy this, but I have somewhat sensitive skin and didn't want to risk it. For this price, it would be nice to see a FCF (furanocoumarin-free) bergamot oil used instead.
Regarding the price, I have absolutely no issue with it. One of my favorite face oils is Odacite's C for Collette which is $149....for ONE HALF ounce. Someone here mentioned May Lindstrom's Blue Cocoon. I'm a massive fan of that as well. But, if you're going to charge a premium it's gotta blow my skirt up like Marilyn Monroe over a subway grate. I'm sorry to say this just didn't.
On the plus side, this smells heavenly. If you are a fan of white flower scents, you will roll your eyes back and curl your toes. I also appreciate that it's a product created with real passion. Unfortunately, for me the results were just lacking. The only thing I can say is that it was moisturizing.
Did I see increased radiance? Not like I do with my C for Collette serum, which is 15% vitamin C. It didn't beat out my Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient face oil, either.
Did I see increased cell turn over, did it handle discoloration such as post acne marks? Not that I could see. Certainly not as quickly as the Yuli Cell Perfecto PM I normally use for this purpose.
Maybe it's just a good "all 'rounder"? Considering the price I'd rather use La Belle Lune (.70 fl oz, $63) Kypris's Prismatic Array (1.5 fl oz for $150). Many people who have used this have stated they've been able to drop all of their other skin treatments and just use this. Not me. Not even close.
It's not even a particularly unique formulation or texture. It's labeled as a serum, but it is a facial oil. I'd point to the May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon here. You spend $180 for a fairly simple formulation, but the texture is brilliant. Melts into the skin and you use so little that with proper care and storage you'll be working on that jar for a solid year! And that's another thing...they recommend 6 to 8 drops of this?!? Most I ever need of any oil is 3 or 4!
To be clear, I don't think its a bad product. Replace the bergamot peel oil with a FCF oil and knock about $50.00 off the price and I might consider this again. Also, adjust those claims a bit. This oil is in no way as "active"or effective as a serum or oil with 15% Vitamin C!
As our beloved Caroline Hirons says, if it works for you "Crack On!", but in my opinion there are too many other products like this which are far more effective with much faster results at a fraction of the price.
Beautylish's service is amazing! Review for this product???? Um.. it's too soon to tell if it does anything, but I'll give it a chance. The down side to this product is , the smell. OMG, it smells horrible. Hopefully it works, if not, I would have suffer along with husband and pocket book. Will update later.
I have been using the serum for a few months now, not sure if there is a benefit for the rather large price tag. I also have been using Votary's line and see more results with those products but the last few weeks I have been using Jordan Samuel's etoile with retinol treatment, now that is a beautiful serum. I think I rather spend my money on more products from his line. It is that fantastic.
I'm a pro MUA and decided to try this based on several other Pro MUAs recommended it under makeup.
Pros: a little goes a long way, safe for the under eye area, and as long as you don't use too much it works so beautifully under makeup. It fades the dark mark after a pimple or decreases the redness after an extraction faster than anything I've ever seen. Very hydrating, with a wonderful smell.
Cons: definitely clogs pores IF you're acne prone. Black heads, white heads, the whole nine yards. I notice all the clogs and stuff popping up within 24-48 hours of using, and it clears up immediately upon discontinuing. People who are not prone to acne don't have to worry about this, but as I have acne prone skin it was unusable for me. I didn't purchase my bottle here, but I ended up giving it to a friend who never gets pimples and he LOVES it.
First off this product was amazing. I loved what it did for my second.
Downside--if you are sensitive to strong scents/perfumes then I would suggest getting a trial size of this first. The sent is very strong and for that reason only I had to stop using it as it triggered headaches. Again superior serum but please take notice for us who have sensitivities to scents.