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Our Floral Story: Petal-Powered Skincare

Luxury Active Florals in Every Formula

Floral-Obsessed

I’ve always had a deep love for florals. The way they can brighten your mood, lift your spirit, and the way they can recollect memories of people you’ve known and places you’ve been. It wasn’t until I started building SAINT JANE, and diving into clean ingredient research that I discovered just how powerful florals were for transforming the skin. Using florals to nurture, heal and pamper the skin dates back centuries and these powerful petals have been revered across the globe in so many different cultures.

For example, Cleopatra the Egyptian beauty, was said to have rose water baths regularly and cleansed her skin and body with its powerful elixir. Shakespeare has written about the queen’s beauty ritual in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ and he even mentioned how  Cleopatra’s cedar-wood ships bore the scent of rose water. 

Helichrysum or “Immortelle” has been used since the civilization of Ancient Greece, where it was commonly used after battles to heal wounds and care for the skin. Helichrysum essential oil was mixed with honey or olive oil and applied topically to treat skin conditions like burns and scars and even respiratory and digestive issues due to its revered anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. 

So many globally renowned florals have rich histories and stories of healing and transformation like these. Our approach to skincare is inspired by and centered around these potent florals that have been used for centuries to nurture the skin. We are not about the quick fix but rather our formulas honor the innate power of mother nature.

Our bouquet of potent florals throughout our clean, luxury skincare collection includes some of the most powerful petals on the globe, thoughtfully sourced and masterfully blended into each unique elixir that target common skin concerns like sensitivity, dryness, dullness, fine lines, skin texture and hyperpigmentation…just to name a few. Discover a selection of the florals we are so proud to infuse into our collection.

Our Luxury Active Florals

Luxury Active Florals in Every Formula for Skin Transforming Benefits

Sunflower – Our organic sunflower seed oil is expeller pressed, a chemical-free method, and sourced from The Netherlands. We use Sunflower in our Luxury Beauty Serum and Luxury Lip Shine for its rich Vitamin E concentrations and hydrating benefits.

Palmarosa – Our organic Palmarosa, from India, is steam distilled to sustainably extract its potent benefits directly from the herb, and formulated in Luxury Beauty Serum to lock in hydration and reignite your skin’s radiance.

Geranium – Our Geranium is steam distilled from the leaves, stalks and flowers of the plant. It grows natively in the Highlands of Madagascar where we source from luxury purveyors. We infuse Geranium into our Luxury Beauty Serum for its powerful calming benefits.

Bulgarian Rose – Certified organic and steam distilled, our Rose Oil is sourced and harvested from a family-owned distillery in the Valley of the Roses, Bulgaria where it richly grows and thrives. Our prized Rose Oil is formulated in Luxury Beauty Serum and Luxury Body Serum for its hydrating and rejuvenating properties.

Calendula – Our partners provide our certified organic Calendula that has been CO2 extracted from Egypt where it natively grows. We formulate our rich Calendula in Luxury Beauty Serum for its ultra calming benefits for the skin.

Helichrysum – Our certified organic Helichrysum is steam-distilled and harvested from the sunny island of Corsica off the coast of France, arguably the best region in the world for this mid-summer blooming flower. Helichrysum is a hero in our Luxury Beauty Serum to stimulate skin cell renewal.

Hibiscus – Sourced from the rich lands of South-East Asia, our certified organic Hibiscus is steam-distilled and bottled in our Hydrating Petal Cream and Luxury Sun Ritual for its antioxidant-rich properties that come from nutrients in the soil in which they thrive.

Jasmine - Prized for its powerful ability to calm and soothe the skin, our Jasmine is organic and steam distilled from the best global purveyors. This calming powerhouse is featured in our Luxury Sun Ritual, Hydrabloom Body Silk, Hydrating Petal Cream and Luxury Body Serum. 

We are committed to continue to deliver transformational, nutrient-rich, clean skincare to your ritual to help bring your skin to its very best state and all of its glowing potential. Our luxury collection, current and future, harnesses the beautiful benefits and potent properties of these florals we hold so dear. 

xx Casey

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Sourcing + Harvesting Florals for our Active Flower™ Concentrates

Sustainably harvested florals curated in our Active Flower™ Concentrate

 

Centuries-old, and highly-prized florals have been revered across the globe for their healing and calming properties for the skin. We bottle hundreds of years of floral science into every formula with our Active Flower™ Concentrate. Our proprietary blend of clean, steam-distilled florals is unique to each product and curated to target and deliver powerful results to your skin.

Our path to unlocking Active Flower Concentrate began when we first learned of the legendary healing powers of flowers and their powerful benefits for the skin. Our Active Flower™ Concentrate potent flowers into unique blends packed with rich micronutrients and antioxidants, crafted to deliver unparalleled results. This proprietary elixir is at the heart of every SAINT JANE formula, unique to each one. 

We hold the highest standards of sourcing and curating these potent florals for the skin. We partner with the finest luxury global purveyors who sustainably harvest and steam-distill our floral ingredients to deliver the highest quality, most potent concentrations that make their way into every formula. We’ve searched the globe and found the best regions for each flower that natively grows in rich soil, in a thriving environment in order to cultivate the most pure, potent benefits. We work with only the best-in-class growers and purveyors who uphold sustainable methods of farming, harvesting and extraction.

 

We source our florals from best-in-class luxury purveyors around the globe

 

Discover a few of the potent florals in our Active Flower™ Concentrate and where each is sourced and harvested.

Sunflower – Our organic sunflower seed oil is expeller pressed, a chemical-free method, and sourced from The Netherlands. We use Sunflower in our Luxury Beauty Serum and Luxury Lip Shine for its rich Vitamin E concentrations and hydrating benefits.

Palmarosa – Our organic Palmarosa, from India, is steam distilled to sustainably extract its potent benefits directly from the herb, and formulated in Luxury Beauty Serum to lock in hydration and reignite your skin’s radiance.

Geranium – Our Geranium is steam distilled from the leaves, stalks and flowers of the plant. It grows natively in the Highlands of Madagascar where we source from luxury purveyors. We infuse Geranium into our Luxury Beauty Serum for its powerful calming benefits.

Bulgarian Rose – Certified organic and steam distilled, our Rose Oil is sourced and harvested from a family-owned distillery in the Valley of the Roses, Bulgaria where it richly grows and thrives. Our prized Rose Oil is formulated in Luxury Beauty Serum and Luxury Body Serum for its hydrating and rejuvenating properties.

Calendula – Our partners provide our certified organic Calendula that has been CO2 extracted from Egypt where it natively grows. We formulate our rich Calendula in Luxury Beauty Serum for its ultra calming benefits for the skin.

Helichrysum – Our certified organic Helichrysum is steam-distilled and harvested from the sunny island of Corsica off the coast of France, arguably the best region in the world for this mid-summer blooming flower. Helichrysum is a hero in our Luxury Beauty Serum to stimulate skin cell renewal.

Hibiscus – Sourced from the rich lands of South-East Asia, our certified organic Hibiscus is steam-distilled and bottled in our Hydrating Petal Cream and Luxury Sun Ritual for its antioxidant-rich properties that come from nutrients in the soil in which they thrive.

These are just a few of many luxury active florals we source and formulate in our clean skincare. Each has a powerful purpose in delivering the best results in each of our formulas. We passionately believe in curating the world’s best ingredients and holding our partners and purveyors to the highest standards. It truly makes a difference in the SAINT JANE experience.

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From Petal to Bottle, Nutrient-Rich in Every Drop

Why do we passionately believe in the potency of flowers for the skin? The key to our best skincare secrets is deeply rooted in powerful Active Flower™ benefits. For centuries, flowers have been natural allies in achieving total skin wellness, making their way into our meticulously clean, powerful formulas. Continue reading

Natural SPF Boosters: Jasmine, Hibiscus and Desert Rose

The powerful blend of Jasmine, Hibiscus, and Desert Rose to effectively boost the powerful protective benefits of 10% Zinc Oxide, make Luxury Sun Ritual truly an innovative formula. Harnessing the power of these luxury active florals delivers a more concentrated layer of protection and hydration for your skin vs. the traditional sunscreen you find on the shelf. Continue reading

ICONIC INGREDIENT: RETINOL

Have you heard the news? We’ve added Retinol, a powerhouse skincare ingredient by anyone’s standards, to our impressive ingredient list with the launch of Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair. This renewing treatment of Luxury Active Florals and powerful Retinol restores while you dream. Before you click *add to cart*, learn more about our innovative new formula and how it can transform your skin!

What is Retinol?

There are few skincare ingredients more renowned than Retinol, but do we actually know what it is and what it does for our skin? Retinol is a powerful antioxidant and a derivative of Vitamin A. When applied topically, it converts to retinoic acid and has the ability to penetrate deeply into skin. 

 

Retinol has become a coveted skincare ingredient partially due to its anti-aging ability. At once this hardworking ingredients can increase cell turnover, reduce evidence of sun damage, improve texture, minimize fine lines and pores…the list goes on. See some of the many benefits of Retinol below:

 

  • Reduces visible signs of aging by increasing cell turnover and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Boosts collagen production and inhibits the enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin
  • Evens skin tone and reverses sun damage by fading hyperpigmentation
  • Improves skin's texture by resurfacing to reveal a smoother complexion
  • Helps prevent breakouts by detoxifying pores and controlling overactive oil glands

 

While Retinol sounds like a no-brainer to add to your skincare regime like, yesterday, it’s important to understand the potential for adverse side effects. Many people suffer from irritation and retinol sensitivity while acclimating to using a retinol-based product. There are many ways to reduce Retinol sensitivity, such as using the product less frequently and being mindful of what other ingredients you combine it with. 

 

How Is Sacred Sleep Different From Other Retinol Products? 

When formulating Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair we wanted to ensure we delivered all the benefits of retinol while minimizing or eliminating its less desirable side effects. We paired .5% retinol with a host of inflammation and irritation fighting ingredients powered by our signature luxury active florals. Here are a few of the soothing florals found in Sacred Sleep:

 

  • Violet Flower: This soothing flower soothes dry, chafed skin and alleviates irritation
  • Elderberry Flower: Rich in antioxidants, elderberry rejuvenates skin and promotes healing
  • Lavender: This healing herb reduces inflammation and redness

     

     

    Have you tried Sacred Sleep yet? Leave us a review and let us know what you think!

     

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    FROM PETAL TO SHELF - OUR COMMITMENT TO CLEAN AND SUSTAINABLE INGREDIENTS

     

    The term “clean beauty” gets thrown around a lot in our industry, but what does it actually mean? Clean beauty products are supposed to be made without ingredients shown or suspected to harm human health or the environment. The truth is, however, that government regulations in the United States regarding clean products have not caught up with those in Europe and other parts of the world. Companies are relatively free to define their own version of “clean”, which makes it all the more important that you do your own research about which products you’re bringing into your home and using on your skin.

     

     

    At SAINT JANE, we have always been committed to formulating our products with clean, sacred botanicals that empower your skin. We embrace ancient ingredients and the benefits they hold, while understanding that we have a responsibility to do so sustainably. We acknowledge the ancient practices and cultures that have been using our ingredients for centuries, while taking the opportunity to modernize them in a responsible way. SAINT JANE’s formulas embody this unique collaboration between time-honored practices and traditions and modern green technology. The result is sustainably cultivated and performance-driven skincare products that nourish the skin and the soul.

     

    When sourcing our ingredients, we employ a “glocal” approach. We partner with companies and farmers around the world to support their diverse cultures and empower their rich traditions in a modern and sustainable way with environmentally sound practices. Below are just few examples of how we source our ingredients:

     

    • Hibiscus: We work with a family owned and operated Hibiscus farm in Hawaii. These beautiful flowers are antioxidant rich thanks to the volcanic rich soil indigenous to the Islands. The Hibiscus are cultivated by hand to ensure efficacy.

     

    • Prickly Pear Oil: Native to Morocco, Prickly Pear has been revered by locals for centuries. Our oil is produced by a local company that has been in business for generations. Our partnership with this small, family operated company supports and sustains the community at large by providing jobs to thousands of people and helping to protect the land from industrial farming.

     

    • Yeast Extract: We chose to formulate our award-winning Hydrating Petal Cream with Yeast Extract as a sustainable way of eliminating animal collagen as an ingredient while still reaping the benefits of collagen for skin.

     

    • Fermented Algae: We’ve collaborated with an innovative French company which has discovered multiple ways of growing and harvesting sea algae in the open sea inside a private and protected sea farm where they cultivate algae - the flowers of the sea" on submerged systems to guarantee the perpetuation of the species.

     

    In addition to thoughtfully curating our sourcing partners, we are also committed to transparency. We provide a detailed list of all ingredients used in each of our products on our website, as well as 3rd party lab testing results so you can be sure of the safety and efficacy of our products when choosing to incorporate them into your skincare routine.

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    BLOOM AND BRIGHTEN

    Luxury Active Florals are at the heart of every SAINT JANE formula. We use dozens of different flowers and botanicals across all our products, each with their own unique benefits for skin.

     

    With the launch of our new Resurfacers bundle, which features our award-winning Luxury Body Serum and The C-Drops bundled together for the first time with exclusive savings, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite renewing flowers in those formulas.

     

    Among the 28 omega-rich botanicals and exfoliating fruit acids in Luxury Body Serum is Damascus Rose flower oil. Known also as the Damask Rose and the Rose of Castile, the Damascus Rose is beloved for its heavenly scent. Its benefits are not just superficial, however, the oil is a coveted skincare ingredient because of its ability to renew and purify skin. A natural astringent and anti-microbial, Damascus Rose oil not only helps treat but also prevent breakouts. It also has the ability to speed wound healing, decrease hyperpigmentation, and promote a more even skin tone.

    Jasmine flower oil is another floral most-famous for its scent. However, like the Damascus Rose, Jasmine contains many hidden benefits for skin. We included Jasmine in Luxury Body Serum because of its ultra-hydrating properties. It has the ability to soothe and heal dry, irritated skin in even the harshest conditions. It has even been known to aid those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. As an added bonus, it helps promote collagen production for plump, hydrated skin!

    You already know our cult-favorite The C-Drops contains a 20% Vitamin C blend, but did you know it contains 5 different types of exfoliating citrus fruit oils to help you achieve our signature glow? Orange Peel Oil is known for its ability to improve skin’s overall texture by promoting clarity and smoothness. It gently resurfaces to buff away dull, dead skin cells and reveal radiant skin. As an added bonus, it also helps promote good circulation and blood flow.

    One of the reasons we are able to pack such a potent Vitamin C blend into The C-Drops is our inclusion of 500mg of full flower hemp extract.  Full flower hemp extract is famous for its anti-inflammatory capabilities. Its ability to calm breakouts, soothe irritation, and reduce redness have made it one of the most talked about skincare ingredients in recent years. We love it because it allows us to pack so many clean actives into our products that work to renew your skin without irritation and other side effects!

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    CENTURIES OF HEALING IN ONE BOTTLE: INSIDE LUXURY BEAUTY SERUM

     

     

    If you love SAINT JANE, chances are you love our holy grail Luxury Beauty Serum. Its award-winning formula is filled with over 20 luxury floral actives beloved for centuries by ancient civilizations for their skin nourishing results. Each flower brings its own unique benefit to the table, and quite honestly many of them could be a full skincare routine in their own right. Combined, they create our cult-favorite Luxury Beauty Serum. We don’t mean to brag, but it has been called "the face oil to end all face oils". Just saying.

    While we could literally write novels on each of these gorgeous flowers and why we chose them, today we simply want to highlight a few of our favorites and the benefits they have in store for your skin.

     

    1. Helichrysum: Dubbed “immortelle” by the French for its powerhouse anti-aging properties, Helichrysum was once presented as an offering to the gods in ancient Greece. It was also used as a topical anti-septic. These healing properties make it a wonderful addition to skincare products because it helps activate repair and cell turnover, plus stimulates collagen production for more youthful looking skin.

     

    1. Calendula: As one of the most effective, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients out there, Calendula more than earns its place amongst skincare superheros. It known for its ability to soothe and calm irritated skin from conditions such as eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, etc. Its rich supply of essential fatty acids make it highly nourishing for dry skin. These skin healing properties led Civil War era doctors to use it as a wound treatment for soldiers.

     

    1. Sunflower: Not just another pretty summer flower! Sunflower is a natural skin protectant able to be used on the most sensitive of skin. It contains high concentrations of Vitamin E and Linoleic Acid, both powerful protectants that help support and maintain skin’s natural barrier. Historically, it was used to care for the delicate skin of premature babies.

     

    1. Rosehip: Historically, Rosehip has been used for centuries to treat a variety of issues. It has been used as everything from perfumes and food flavoring to treatments for muscle cramps and scurvy prevention. It was used by the Egyptians, Romans, and Mayans for its incredible healing abilities. We love it for skin thanks to its high concentrations of antioxidants and its ability to stimulate both collagen and elastin production.

     

    Can you believe that this list does not even scratch the surface of the many luxurious botanicals found in Luxury Beauty Serum?  Our floral infused products are filled with so many meticulously clean ingredients steeped in history that we can't wait to share more. Make sure to follow us for further details on the many exquisite florals we curate for our award -winning formulas.

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    SACRED BOTANICALS: POMEGRANATE

     Our award-winning Luxury Beauty Serum contains over 20 clean, hardworking botanicals. Each of them brings their own list of benefits to the table, and Pomegranate is no exception. In fact, the list of potential benefits that pomegranate holds for skin is so long, it definitely earns its super-ingredient title. 

     

    As one of the world’s most ancient fruits, pomegranates have a rich history across many ancient civilizations. In early Jewish culture, the fruit was considered a symbol of sanctity and abundance. In China, it was a symbol of fertility, with Buddha often depicted holding a pomegranate to represent an abundance of sons. In ancient Greek culture, it became a symbol of rejuvenation and eternal life due to its association with Persephone, the goddess of spring. Given what we know now about the detoxifying and anti-aging properties of pomegranates, it is not surprising that the fruit was revered by so many ancient peoples.

     

     

    Pomegranate is often lauded for its antioxidant properties, and for good reason. It contains approximately 48% of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C, a skincare hero-ingredient by any standards, as well as other antioxidants such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and tannins. The high dose of antioxidants helps fight free radical damage and even protect against future damage. It also empowers cell regeneration and healing, which makes it an effective treatment for sunspots and hyperpigmentation.

     

    If you’re like us, anti-aging benefits are one of the first properties we look for in our skincare ingredients. Pomegranate does not disappoint in this area. Studies have shown that pomegranate seed oil may help improve cell turnover and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also known to promote smooth, firm skin by empowering collagen and elastin production – two key ingredients for a more youthful complexion. It also not only stimulates new collagen production, but helps protect the collagen you already have, leading to even more anti-aging power.

     

    Finally, pomegranate is rich in fatty acids and deeply hydrating due to its ability to penetrate to the deepest layers of skin. It is particularly effective in the winter months, as it helps prevent moisture loss to fight dry, irritated skin. However, those who suffer from acne-prone skin need not worry, pomegranate will not clog pores and even contains anti-microbial properties to help prevent future breakouts. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, which helps calm existing breakouts and soothes red, irritated skin. By reducing inflammation, circulation is improved which supercharges skin’s ability to heal and regenerate itself.

     

    Want to learn more about the meticulously clean, sacred ingredients we include in our products? Discover more beautiful botanicals at SaintJaneBeauty.com and follow us on Instagram @saintjanebeauty!

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    OUR SECRET TO LAYERING ✨

     

    Have you ever typed into Google the words, “Can I use *insert skincare ingredient here* at the same time as *insert skincare ingredient here*.

    Yep, we thought so. We’ve all done it - pondered the mysteries of layering skincare ingredients until our heads spin. Layering can be a tricky concept that boggles the minds of even the most seasoned skincare aficionados. 

     

    SAINT JANE is here to take the guesswork out of layering our products. All of our products are packed with potent ingredients designed to complement one another and enhance their effects. Though each of our products contains enough clean actives and rich botanicals to be a full routine on its own, we’re sharing our complete suggested our nighttime layering guide below.

     

    Step 1 - The C-Drops

     

    As a general layering rule of thumb, you should start with the thinnest in product texture and work your way up to the heaviest. For SAINT JANE, that means The C-Drops is the first layer of your routine. Packed with a 20% glycerin-encapsulated Vitamin C blend, this powerful serum is formulated to penetrate the deepest layers of skin for maximum effectiveness. Starting with The C-Drops enables you to up your skin’s glow factor for a radiant complexion. Though Vitamin C is a potent ingredient that can sometimes cause irritation and redness as an unfortunate side effect, our formulation includes skin-soothing botanicals, for a gentle yet effective first step.

     

    Step 2 - Hydrating Petal Cream

     

    As the newest product in the SAINT JANE skincare arsenal, Hydrating Petal Cream has already taken its place among our can’t-live-without products. With the ultra-hydrating power of 1% pure Hyaluronic Acid combined with the smoothing capabilities of Hibiscus Peptides, Hydrating Petal Cream delivers silky smooth, hydrated skin that lasts all day. Its featherweight texture absorbs quickly and is specifically designed to never pill, making it the perfect lightweight moisturizer to layer on top of your first step. As an added bonus, it’s the perfect base for your makeup if you’re doing this routine in the morning!

     

     

    Step 3 - Bright Repair Eye Cream

    Somehow, our eyes seem to always be the neglected part of our skincare routine. Do we really need an entirely separate product just for this one area? The answer is an emphatic YES. The skin around our eyes is different than the rest of our face, and thus needs special care. Bright Repair Eye Cream is specifically designed to target dark circles and fine lines while protecting the integrity of our delicate eye skin. 10% Vitamin C visibly brightens while Green Tea and Grapeseed work to de-puff and knock out the intensity of dark circles for a calm, well-rested look. 

     

    Step 4 - Luxury Beauty Serum

     

    It has been called “the face oil to end all face oils” for a reason. Our award-winning Luxury Beauty Serum is a powerful treatment packed with hundreds of nutrients designed to reverse signs of aging and calm skin. This omega-rich serum not only delivers a huge dose of soothing botanicals to skin, it also packs a punch with actives such as Sea Buckthorn and Calendula, which gently resurface and detoxify pores. Luxury Beauty Serum is our holy grail, skin-transforming powerhouse and is the ultimate final layer to seal in all of the nutrients from the previous steps. 

     

    Have more questions about product layering? Follow us on Instagram @SaintJaneBeauty and leave us a comment or send us a DM. We’re always happy to answer your questions and help you get the most out of your favorite SAINT JANE products.

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