laurel whole plant organics | facial elixir oily to combination skin

laurel whole plant organics facial elixir for oily to combination skin

When it comes to toning mists, I’m typically drawn to two types.

The first type is a no-nonsense, acne-preventing mist that keeps my pores clean and helps open them up to allow my spot treatments to penetrate a bit deeper.

The second type is a luxurious, moisturizing mist that re-hydrates, calms and makes my skin feel deeply nourished before even applying my oils and serums.

Laurel Whole Plant Organics’ Facial Elixir for Oily to Combination Skin is some sort of hybrid of my two types, which basically means it’s a dream come true.

laurel whole plant organics facial elixir for oily to combination skin

{Laurel Whole Plant Organics sent me a sample of its Facial Elixir for Oily to Combination Skin. It costs $44 for a 100 ml Miron glass spray bottle.}

Natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and astringent-like ingredients blend with calming, soothing and antioxidant-rich ingredients to give Laurel Whole Plant Organics’ Facial Elixir for Oily to Combination Skin a balanced, refreshing texture.

As you spray your face, the juicy-fresh elixir (that kind of smells like grapes to me?!) envelopes your skin in a nutrient-dense wetness that’s obviously saturated, yet not dripping or awkwardly wet. It’s definitely not a fine mist, but it’s not too targeted that it goes on in odd blotches.

Instead, I’ve found that because Laurel Whole Plant Organics’ Facial Elixir for Oily to Combination Skin goes on so wet (after just 2-3 sprays!), it allows me to use less of my daytime and evening oils, as it helps the oil slip around a bit better on my skin.

Also, of course, because the elixir itself has potent moisturizing properties.

laurel whole plant organics facial elixir for oily to combination skin

Here are the ingredients that make up this slippery elixir:

Organic Chamomile Hydrosol, Organic Witch Hazel Hydrosol, Organic Calendula Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol, Organic Rose Geranium Hydrosol, Organic Helichrysum Hydrosol, Organic Lemon Balm Hydrosol, Organic Frankincense Hydrosol, Organic Lavender Hydrosol, Extracts of Organic Calendula, Organic Self Heal, Organic Echinacea, Organic Licorice, Organic Meadowsweet, Organic Cleaver, Organic Chickweed; Microorganism Ferment, Organic Proprietary Flower Essence, Organic Essential Oil Blend of Lavender, Organic Neroli, Organic Lemon Balm, Organic Helichrysum, and Organic Roman Chamomile

I think my skin responded so well to Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Elixir for Oily to Combination Skin because of the inclusion of acne-fighting ingredients such as organic witch hazel, organic frankincense hydrosol and lavender; my spotty skin reacts well to those core ingredients, not to mention the other mess of good stuff Laurel packs into this mist.

I’m particularly interested in the healing powers of chamomile, meadowsweet and lemon balm; I know my girl Lilly has been raving about chamomile lately, specifically for sensitive skin.

Acne-prone skin is likely in the “sensitive skin” category, too, so it makes sense to see chamomile, which is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, included in a toner for oily and combination skin.

Meadowsweet is also said to have anti-inflammatory properties but is also astringent, which could be another component of the skin-clearing properties of this toner.

Same goes for lemon balm, but it’s also rich in antioxidants that protect skin from further damage and distress.

Because of all that — and the beautiful packaging that looks fantastic on my bathroom vanity — Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Elixir for Oily to Combination Skin is a repurchase for me.

I think the $44 pricing is fair for a luxury, well-packaged, thoughtful ingredient-full toner that gives you the best of both worlds: acne prevention and hydration.

Have you tried anything from Laurel Whole Plant Organics? What do you look for in a toner?

If you’re acne-prone, what ingredients does your skin react well to, and do toners typically work for your holistic prevention plan? Tell me in the comments section!


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  • Marcella

    I read the words acne-prevention and went oooh! I will have to check out this toner – I realized most of the mist toners I use aren’t really chockful of effective ingredients.

    • I know! It’s really gentle and my skin responds well to it. On my list of favorite toners, for sure! xx

  • shortsmallsweet

    I love it when toners are created as ‘elixirs’ – make it sounds so much more classy and of course, Laurel’s ingredients are stellar! x

    • I know, love that word — and I think she deserves to call it that as it’s a potent blend with amazing ingredients, as you said! What have you tried from Laurel?

  • Geeta Sood

    Meadowsweet indeed contains natural salicylic acid, which helps reduce acne breakouts, inflammation and congestion in the skin! Geeta http://www.sopureskincare.co.uk

  • The whole Laurel line looks really fantastic. I planned to try their body oil after I read your review. I am trying to finish a few body oils before I get new one, but it is definitely one of the two I am going to try next (together with YULI Harmony). However, I think that I will give this face mist a try soon, because it sounds like something that would work for my skin too!
    Thank you for mentioning me, it was very kind of you :)

    • It really is! I put it up there with the other green beauty elite. Her formulations are top-notch and the scents are to do for!

      I’ve also got Harmony on the mind (as well as restocking my Lina Hanson body oil). I love having so many choices! I’m also going to see how Yuli Cocoon treats me — seems like it could be a good mist to keep at my desk at work (oh the dry indoor air!).

      Love keeping up with your blog, and even though I don’t always get a chance to comment, I do read every post! Keep up the great work :)

      Also, why are we both awake?! :P

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