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Live Botanical

Illuminating Exfoliating Serum

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
11 Reviews


Description +


An oil-free, multi-layered serum to hydrate, calm and gently exfoliate.

A base of soothing, emollient-rich herbs of wild pansy, marshmallow, and aloe soften and smooth the skin. Working to improve hydration and retain water.

Effective yet sensitive skin-friendly plant-based lactic acid (vegan) not only exfoliates but improves the skin's natural moisturizing factor, leveraging the other hydrating herbs to refresh the skin.


+ A blend of both willow bark and meadowsweet. Using two different extraction methods to obtain the whole plant anti-inflammatory compounds plus a version to obtain salicylic acid which penetrates into the sebaceous glands to deeply clean pores to lessen congestion and clear the skin.  The particular formula blend ensures it supports both oily and dry skin.

+ Sea fennel, orange flower, and a unique peptide calm redness and improve overall tone for a clear complexion.

+ Superfoods of green tea and pomegranate impart a range of skin-loving antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental damage, while also containing regenerative compounds to firm the skin.

+ Moth bean extract has been shown to be 50x more effective than retinyl palmitate. Acting as a gentle plant-based retinol alternative.

+ No additional essential oils have been added so the scent is very mild and suitable for most skin types from oily to dry, including sensitive.

Size: 30 ml 


  • Apply 1-2 pumps on clean damp skin. Follow with your favorite facial oil or moisturizer. You may notice a slight film for about 30 seconds as it absorbs. You can blend your oil/moisturizer with the serum as a micro-emulsion or it can be layered while it is absorbing.
  • As a spot or zone treatment, apply a thick layer and let dry (5-10 minutes).  Then very lightly take a damp cloth and remove any film.
  • It can be applied 3 times a week for sensitive skin and up to twice a day for more exfoliation.  For maintenance, 3-5 times a week is advised.
  • Sunburn Alert: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) may cause sensitivity to UV light. Apply sunscreen while in use and for 1 week after discontinued use.


Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Juice*^, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Hydrosol*^, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract*^, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract*, Distilled Water & Palm Free Vegetable Glycerin* & Viola Tricolor (Wild Pansy) Flower/leaf*^ & Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root*^, Vigna Aconitifolia (Moth Bean) Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lactic Acid (Vegan), Water & Acetyl Tetrapeptide-40 & Caprylyl Glycol, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate (Vegan), Sodium Pca (Plant Derived), Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum and Pullulan.

*Organic | ^Regionally Sourced




Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 11 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 9 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
91%would recommend this product
11 reviews
  • SY
    Shelley Y.
    Flag of United States
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Lovely gentle serum

    This is a very nice gentle exfoliating serum! If I use it straight, it can be drying, but I have enjoyed combining it with other oils. The Live Botanical site suggests blending it with the Overnight Resurfacing Oil, which I love, so I need to try that.

  • CB
    Colleen B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Skin Type Sensitive
    Age Range 31-40
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Exfoliating serum

    This is a gentle exfoliating serum. I mix this with a facial oil then apply to my face. I notice after a week or two of using this product my face looks smoother and brighter.

  • HA
    Helen A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    great exfoliating serum!

    I use this on a 12-year old and her skin has responded well, it's gentle but definitely working over a week!

  • R
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    Skin Tone Light
    Skin Type Mature
    Hair Color Blonde
    Age Range 61-70
    Eye Color Blue
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    I was hoping for better result but it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Perhaps I need to give it more time for better results.

  • JR
    Jessie R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    All time favorite acne product

    I’ve never known an acne product, except this one, that goes to work on uneven skin texture, inflammation, pimples, and other types of acne without irritation or drying my skin out. This is my second or third bottle and I love it so much!

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