Bestow the Graces
Plant therapy to soothe, repair and strengthen sensitised skin.
What grace can we bestow on sensitised skin?
The Graces Soothing Serum
offers gentle plant therapy to calm, repair and strengthen sensitised skin. It features mamaku gel, kowhai flower extract, manuka honey and floral and herbal extracts. These soothing ingredients boost hydration and healing. They help the skin barrier to repair itself, resulting in soft, smooth clear skin.
Hero Ingredients: Mamaku gel, kowhai flower extract, active manuka honey, lavender, rose.
“The Graces Soothing Serum brings much-needed relief to sensitised skin.”
~ Janine Tait, Founder of Bestow
Who is it suitable for?
The Graces Soothing Serum is the perfect remedy for irritated, reactive skin. Use topically to soothe acne, rosacea, eczema, peri-oral dermatitis and other sensitised skin conditions. For best results, use with The Graces Soothing Oil.
Q. What’s the difference between sensitive and sensitised skin?
Sensitive skin is genetically less robust than other skin types. It requires gentle handling even when it is healthy. Sensitive skin is a skin type. The Graces Soothing Duo is a fantastic choice for genetically sensitive skin.
Sensitised skin has become reactive because of a compromised skin barrier. In other words, sensitised skin is a skin state, not a skin type.
People with genetically normal, oily or dry skin types can end up with sensitised skin. How? Through products or treatments that damage the skin barrier – i.e. microdermabrasion, chemical peels, beaded exfoliants and any products containing AHA or DHA. Sometimes there are internal causes such as nutritional deficiencies or food intolerances.
We created The Graces Soothing Duo as a first-aid response for sensitised skin. It works to repair and rebuild the skin barrier. This is the foundation for clear, supple, beautiful skin.
The Graces Soothing Routine:
Sensitised skin needs pure products and a very simple skincare routine.
We have created a hydrating and healing routine using Bestow Soothing Duo.
Features: The Graces Soothing Serum and The Graces Soothing Oil.
Soothing Serum Ingredients:
Aqua, Rosa damascena (rose hydrosol), Lavender Hydrosol (lavandula angustifolia), Organic Aloe Vera (aloe barbadensis). Active manuka honey, Extracts of; Kowhai (sophora microphylla), Chamomile (matricaria recutita), Calendula (calendula officinalis), Marshmallow (althaea officinalis), Grapefruit seed (citrus grandis).Soy lecithin, Natural alpha Vitamin E, (tocopherol-1000i.u). Organic coconut glycerine. Ecocert organics approved preservative (benzyl alcohol & dedyroacetic acid). Lactic acid. Xanthan gum.
The Graces Soothing Serum | Featured Plants
Mamaku Fern Gel is internationally sought after as a skin hydration booster. It also promotes healthy cell renewal. This giant black fern is native to New Zealand.
Kowhai Flower extract comes from the Kowhai tree, a New Zealand native. It has skin soothing and nourishing properties. The flowers help to calm the skin. The seeds contain alkaloids. These have an anti-microbial and skin moisturising action.
Organic Aloe Vera reduces inflammation and itchiness. It promotes rapid healing. This makes it an effective remedy for acne and eczema. Aloe contains beta carotene and vitamins C and E. These anti-oxidants improve the skin’s natural firmness and plumpness.
UMF Active Manuka honey soothes inflamed skin and heals blemishes. It contains amino acids. These get rid of dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear. Active manuka is a natural humectant, drawing moisture into the skin. Hydration enhances skin elasticity and cell renewal.
Rose water cleanses, smooths and hydrates skin. It helps to maintain the skins pH balance. Acne, dermatitis and eczema all respond well to rosewater. It also helps to revitalize aging skin and keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
Lavender water helps to reduce redness and re-balance skin. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. This makes it effective for treating and preventing acne. Lavender also contains powerful antioxidants. These protect skin from harmful pollutants.
Chamomile Flower extract is anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-viral. It speeds the healing of wounds and strengthens skin tissue. This make it ideal for treating irritated and blemished skin. Eczema and rashes respond well to topical chamomile.
Calendula is nature’s healer. It is used to treat acne, dermatitis, dry skin and eczema. It is rich in important anti-oxidants. These help to protect skin from premature aging.
Marshmallow Root is a skincare wonder. It contains high levels of mucilage. This natural plant substance intensively hydrates and softens the skin.
Soya Lecithin contains high levels of vitamin E. This helps to delay aging and promotes younger looking skin. It stimulates collagen production and helps to brighten skin.
Coconut Glycerine is a natural humectant. It draws water from the air into the skin’s outer layer. It also forms a protective layer over the skin that helps prevent moisture loss.
Vitamin E prevents the plant oils in the serum from going off. It is anti-aging, blocking free radicals. Rich in EFAs, it nourishes reactive and irritated skin.
Grapefruit Seed Extract supports the skin to repair and rebuild itself. It is rich in anti-oxidants that protect the skin. It contains important phytonutrients that promote cellular health.
Lindsay struggled with rosacea for ten years. When the condition flared up, the skin on her nose would become became irritated and inflamed, taking on a reddish-purple colour due to visible capillaries. Despite efforts to treat it, the flare ups kept happening.
She went to see a specialist who told her antibiotics were her only option, that there was no evidence that dietary changes or other strategies would help. Unconvinced, Lindsay went to see Jenny Barrow (Holistic Skin Coach) for help. Jenny introduced her to The Graces Soothing Duo and routine. She also supported her through the nutritional changes that she believed were essential for re-building a healthy skin barrier.
Over the next six months, Lindsay’s skin improved significantly. Her skin barrier healed and strengthened. Redness and inflammation in the problem areas were hugely reduced. Overall, her skin became hydrated and smooth.
“I am absolutely blown away by how well my skin is doing. To be honest, I don’t think I ever believed it would be this good. I have covered up my skin with make-up for the last ten years. I love the idea of not wearing make-up. But since the rosacea started flaring up, I’ve never felt like I could. Tonight, when I looked in the mirror, I think I can. Thank you so, so much for this skin journey.” ~ Lindsay