I'm a longtime skeptic of most mists/toners on the market as they are often simply fragranced and preserved water. The Jasmine Garden is different, and 100% has a function. The base of this unique formula is comprised of a powerfully effective combination of witch hazel and colloidal silver, providing cleansing and protective action throughout the day for care that goes beyond the morning and evening ritual. The Jasmine Garden is particularly wonderful to bring calm and relief to acne and irritation prone skin, as well as to work as a penetration enhancer for The Youth Dew and The Blue Cocoon. The Jasmine Garden adds just a touch of light moisture while infusing skin with antioxidant protection, restoring elasticity, and freeing delicate complexions of redness and inflammation.
Water works to facilitate the absorption of plant oils as well as to enable the assimilation of water-soluble vitamins, so we always like to pair The Jasmine Garden closely with our hydration step.
We recommend that you massage both The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew into SOAKING WET skin (skipping your towel entirely and going directly from rinsing to oils), immediately after cleansing and while skin is still soft, warm and receptive. Then follow with a generous mist of The Jasmine Garden to even further enhance penetration, while continuing massage. This sandwiching effect - water/oil/water - makes a world of difference, especially if your skin barrier is disrupted and you have difficulty absorbing oils.
You can, of course, use The Jasmine Garden before oils as well - this is nice when for whatever reason you are unable to go straight from cleansing to oils, and so do not already have a wet face. It's also fine to mist The Jasmine Garden right on top of the water if you want even more slip for your massage. Play, and discover what works best for your individual needs.
Yes! While this formula is shelf stable at room temperature for 12 months after opening, I absolutely adore it chilled. A cool bottle of The Jasmine Garden is a must for stressed skin prone to redness and flushing and is the perfect finish to your ritual.
The Jasmine Garden is ideal for skin prone to inflammation of all kinds, including acne. I love to keep a bottle with me at all times! When I feel a new pimple coming to the surface, a quick mist stops me from picking or itching my face, and often completely stops the progression of the breakout in its tracks!
Absolutely! The Jasmine Garden is the perfect addition to your Problem Solver treatments, further increasing efficacy with the anti-inflammatory powers of colloidal silver and witch hazel. Try it with The Clean Dirt as well, and to make emulsions with The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew. I will even mist The Jasmine Garden lightly prior to masquing with The Honey Mud and sometimes during! It's a highly adaptable formula that really does bring out the best in every piece of my collection.
Silver has been demonstrated to accelerate healing of virtually every type of soft tissue damage and is one of the most studied, most effective, and most trusted ingredients on the market - natural or otherwise.
For many thousands of years, silver has been used as a healing agent by civilizations throughout the world. Its medical, preservative and restorative powers can be traced as far back as the ancient Greek and Roman Empires.
Used externally and in low concentration as we do in The Honey Mud and The Jasmine Garden, silver translates to serious protection against acne, inflammation, irritation, rashes and on and on - and also prevents us from having to turn to synthetic preservatives (many of which contain potentially carcinogenic parabens) that do not meld with my core philosophy on keeping these potions truly clean and healthy.
I love silver. It's both powerful and gentle and makes my formulas that much more effective and stable. If you would feel comfortable wearing silver jewelry against your highly absorbent skin, or eating off a silver-plated spoon (even today recommended and prescribed for infants with compromised immune systems), then we have confidence that you should feel very safe and well taken care of indulging in thoughtful facial care treats incorporating this unique ingredient.