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SUN SERUM: Phyto Defense + Repair

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
27 Reviews


Description +

100% Whole Plant Organic | 27 Beneficial Active Ingredients

Vegan | Gluten Free

The Laurel Sun Serum: Phyto Defense + Repair is a concentrated moisturizer, serum, and elemental defense oil that addresses the symptoms of overexposure to the sun. By combining the most current botanical research with centuries-old plant traditions, this repairing serum delivers a firmer more supple appearance, a brighter more even tone, and a visible reduction in irritation and discoloration.

Laurel's Sun Serum is ideally applied both before and after time spent in the sun, as it features whole plant extracts that address both prevention and repair. Tiny, sun-loving Scarlet Pimpernel flower shines along with Licorice and Bilberry for brightening, while carotenoids and polyphenols from plants like Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip, Red Grape, and Calendula provide elemental defense. Chamomile and Marshmallow soften and provide soothing relief, along side Gotu Kola and Carrot Seed for strengthening connective tissue. Nutrient dense oils like Red Raspberry, Jojoba and Pumpkin are all raw and unrefined, and offer additional protection against UV induced oxidation. 


+ SCARLET PIMPERNEL – This tiny coral flower represents joy and strength. It thrives and relishes in the sunshine as a common weed, and has been used historically to reverse sun damage for centuries. By stimulating circulation and bringing new life to cells, it is specific in its ability to repair rough, sun damaged skin.

+ CARROT SEED – This oil contains specific nutrients that have proven to help prevent sun damage from occurring, as well as repair UV damage related symptoms such as discoloration and loss of elasticity.

+ LICORICE – This root is a powerful anti-inflammatory which will improve all skin functions; it also has been studied for its ability to balance melanin production, making it a brightening ally for hyperpigmentation and scarring.

+ SEA BUCKTHORN – This concentrated superfood extract is made of the whole fruit and seed, which makes it incredibly high in the entire range of essential fatty acids, vitamin C, flavonoids and carotenoids. It works to strengthen connective tissue and prevents its breakdown.

+ MARSHMALLOW – This gentle soothing root is a skin softener that is specific for sun damage as well as irritation of any kind.

+ RED RASPBERRY SEED OIL - This organic, unrefined Red Raspberry Seed oil is pressed freshly and contains nutrients making it specific for both pre and post sun care. It’s a beautiful, soft, anti-inflammatory oil that offers a wide variety of essential fatty acids. It also contains carotenoids and flavonoids like Rutin which has been closely studied in Europe for its ability to enhance our response to the sun.

+ RED GRAPE SEED OIL - When Laurel seeks Resveratrol, not just any grape seed oil will do. It has to be raw, unrefined, and made with red grapes. This is incredibly rare in the world of skin care. It is deep greenish blue in color, and it smells just like grapes. When examining Laurel's ingredient list, Red Grape falls pretty far down on the list, and that is strictly due to its potency. If you are using products with Grape as a primary ingredient, and the product doesn’t smell like grapes, then that can be an obvious flag that its been refined and the necessary antioxidants that promote UV defense and repair are no longer present.

Has a sandalwood scent with citrus and honey overtones.

Size: 30 ml


Put 3-5 drops onto fingertips and press onto clean face and neck. Apply Elixir first for hydration, followed by Serum and then Balm. This product works as a treatment serum, a moisturizer, and it strengthens your skin’s response to the sun.

Use within 6 months of opening and within 18 months of the manufacture date, found on the bottom of the bottle.


Jojoba Oil˚, Rosehip Seed Oil˚, Raspberry Seed Oil˚, Almond Oil˚, Sea Buckthorn Oil˚, Sesame Oil˚, Cranberry Seed Oil˚, Pumpkin Seed Oil˚, Grape Seed Oil˚, Tamanu Oil˚, Rosemary Extract˚; in-house biodynamic proprietary blend of Scarlet Pimpernel˚, Calendula˚, Gotu Kola˚, Licorice˚, Bilberry Fruit˚, Comfrey˚, Chamomile˚, Red Clover˚, Marshmallow˚, Rosehip Fruit˚, Nettle˚, Horsetail˚; essential oils of Sandalwood˚, Carrot Seed˚, Helichrysum˚, Cistus˚

˚signifies certified organic ingredient




Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 27 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 25 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
96%would recommend this product
27 reviews
  • JJ
    Jessie J.
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    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Fair
    Hair Color Blonde
    Age Range 31-40
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    One of my favorite brands and products!

    LOVE this product! I first got it as a sample and instantly fell in love with it! It was sold out for the longest time, and as soon as it came back in stock, I just had to get the full size. I use it daily in my morning routine and unlike traditional sunscreen- I swear I’ve tried every kind- it doesn’t make me break out. This product also acts as a great moisturizer for my ultra-dry and sensitive skin. It is also great at combating redness, which is something I deal with all the time as a natural strawberry blonde. I find all of Laurel’s products to be of the highest quality and this product does not disappoint!

  • JN
    Jessica N.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Olive
    Skin Type Normal
    Hair Color Brunette
    Age Range 31-40
    Eye Color Brown
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Fades discoloration

    Truly helps fade discoloration. I use this one during the summer to help with dark spots from sun exposure.

  • KB
    Katie B.
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    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Fair
    Skin Type Dry
    Hair Color Blonde
    Age Range 31-40
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Summer staple

    I love everything from Laurel, and this is no exception. This oil is honestly a lifesaver when you’ve had too much sun- I rub it into damp skin and let it sink in. I swear it works better than aloe vera for sunburns! I’ve used this all over my body, not just on my face, and it’s healed sunburned skin overnight. I usually use Laurel’s anti-inflammatory oil during the day, but on days I know I’ll be in the sun (and for after sun care) this is perfect. I’ll be using this all summer!

  • CV
    Christy V.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Another winner from Laurel!

    If you have any lasting sun damage or post-inflammatory scarring, you absolutely need this in your skincare regimen. With a powerhouse ingredient deck, this serum absolutely xhanged my skin for the better. My melasma is lighter and any post-inflammatory scars have diminished significantly. This is a product I will never be without.

  • RC
    Roxanne C.
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    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Light
    Skin Type Mature
    Hair Color Brunette
    Age Range 51-60
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    One of the best brands

    I received this product as a sample and ended up buying the full size. I use it at night and I love the hydration it gives me. I have had a few breakout due to wearing a mask during workouts at the gym. This serum seems to make them heal within a day or two of use. I love the smell as well. Thanks for this brand. I love every product I have tried so far.

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