Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is currently the only product by the brand, and you guys know how I feel about brands that offer up a very precise edit, as opposed to ticking every beauty box there is and focusing on the mass market. Of course there’s a place for both in beauty but I’m always impressed when a brand sets out to do one thing, and one thing really well. This botanical serum is made from nutrient rich botanicals and essential oils (full ingredients here) aimed at restoring skin’s balance, texture and natural radiance. This claims to be 100% active and while I love my face oils, this does feel like a powerful hydrating serum as opposed to just offering softer, more moisturised skin.
Every ingredient has been chosen for both its individual benefits and how beneficial it is when combined with other powerful ingredients in the formula. This really is a labour of love, with every detail considered and a goal to create a luxury organic skincare product that delivers results. Even the packaging, which many brands tend to overlook, the dark violet miron glass bottle actually activates the botanical formula one step further, only letting in the beneficial sunlight, which both preserves and enriches the formula.
I’ve been using this for over three weeks now, and while I fully appreciate the hefty price tag may put a lot of people off, if you were looking for a new serum, especially one that is 100% organic, then this is exquisite. From the first use, my skin looked incredibly hydrated, glowing and even. To give you some background my skin is normal to dry and I always look for products that hydrate my skin especially in the LA heat. With consistent use my skin continued to feel smooth and plump and looked like my skin on its best days.
The texture is like that of an oil, although it does absorb a lot quicker than many of my other face oils, and I use this as my serum step and follow with a cream moisturiser. I prefer to use this at night as the actives can get to work during sleep and I wake up with skin that is restored and I know my makeup looks a hell of a lot better when I feel this hydrated.
To be clear this is premium skincare, but it is skincare that delivers. They do offer a sample size on the site you can purchase to see how your skin gets on with it before committing to the full size investment. The full size will set you back a whopping $185, but when I find something that works and I see results, that’s where I’ll prioritise my spend. For me personally if I had to choose between skincare or makeup to prioritise my spend, skincare would win evrrytime. That’s not to say there aren’t some great budget skincare options out there but serums in particular are where I see my results and I’m happy to pay for them. For more of my favourite Green Beauty products watch this video.