Welcome to the Serum of the Month!
Every month, we create an exclusive facial serum available only by pre-order and subscription!* These unique and creative combinations are specially formulated to correspond with each month since our skin's needs can change throughout the year. Formulated and handcrafted by Irene (Fawn Lily Botanica's owner + maker). This is a perfect (and fun!) way to try new ingredients, new formulas, and conveniently receive a new serum which was custom-made for the season at your doorstep! These limited release products are only available by pre-order. Pre-orders close on the 10th of each month, then will be made fresh and shipped the following week.
Pre-orders are now open for February's Serum of the Month! February's special serum is a luxurious and decadent blend featuring three of everyone's favorite ingredients: cacao, rose, and vanilla! But, not the synthetic fragrances of chocolate, roses, and vanilla that you see in most products... we've utilized real Bulgarian rose absolute, cocoa and vanilla Co2 oils, and vanilla botanical extract in this limited-edition formula! These exquisite and precious oils are nestled within a blend of nourishing botanical oils including kukui nut oil, cherry kernel oil, pomegranate seed oil, passion fruit seed oil, marula oil, and shea nut oil.
This blend feels silky-smooth and soaks into skin effortlessly, leaving skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth. This formula is really incredible, not only for it's intoxicating aroma, but also because it is so amazing for the skin.
Curious why most products contain fragrance oils of cocoa, vanilla, and rose instead of the real deal? Well, it's because these are three of the most expensive ingredients to source and can also be difficult to formulate with. Their synthetic alternatives are readily available, inexpensive, simple to use, and very strongly scented. For example. did you know that it takes 60 roses (5 dozen roses!) to make a single drop of rose essential oil? No wonder it's so costly to purchase true rose oil, and why most rose-scented products contain synthetic fragrances!
The essential oils of these plants are more delicately scented than synthetics, so expect a light and natural aroma from this facial serum with subtle and lovely notes of chocolate, roses, and vanilla - it will not be a strong "in your face" scent because we're utilizing real and natural ingredients instead of synthetic fragrances.
Curious to learn more? Here's a quick description of each ingredient which includes some really fun and unique ingredients including cherry kernel oil, pomegranate seed oil, and passion fruit oil!
Kukui Nut Oil: From Hawaii, kukui nut oil has traditionally been used to protect skin from the sun, salt, and harsh weather. This amazing and lightweight oil strengthens cellular skin bonds and creates a semi-permeable barrier which nourishes, protects, helps with premature aging, and has anti-inflammatory properties. High in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, C, and E.
Cherry Kernel Oil (organic): Belonging to the rose family, this incredible oil is pressed from cherry pits. It moisturizes and protects the skin, softens and nourishes skin cells, and naturally helps minimize the absorption of UV rays. This oil has therapeutic and protective properties, contains Vitamin A, E, antioxidants, omega-6 and 9, tocopherols, and contains many other skin-loving properties.
Shea Nut Oil (organic): A thick, rich, and moisturizing oil which protects skin, promotes skin elasticity, assists with skin irritation and dryness, and contains contains high levels of oleic and stearic fatty acids, and vitamins A, E, and F.
Pomegranate Seed Oil (organic). One of the thickest, richest, and most luxurious oils, this oil is highly nutritious for the skin, balances, conditions, helps regenerate skin cells, increases elasticity of the skin, repairs damage, deeply penetrates, protects, and rebuilds collagen.
Marula Oil (virgin, non-GMO). Called a "miracle oil", marula oil has an extensive history of use in Africa, but is now very popular elsewhere due to its incredible benefits for the skin. Marula oil has a silky feel when applied and absorbs quickly and deeply into the skin. It softens, smooths, helps improve the complexion, protects and nourishes skin cells, and is rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and E, and oleic acid.
Passion Fruit Seed Oil (unrefined). An exotic oil which soothes, relaxes, and calms the skin, helps with collagen formation, benefits aging and dry skin as well as those with various skin conditions, and is very high in vitamin C.
Bulgarian Rose Absolute: Rose oil helps rejuvenate cells, soothes, and assists with a variety of skin conditions. The scent "opens" the heart, helps remove conflict, heartache, sadness, anger, depression, fear, envy, and lack of confidence.
Cocoa CO2 Oil: This oil smells like rich, pure, decadent chocolate! The delectable aroma is uplifting, comforting, soothing, and just makes you feel good.
Vanilla CO2 Oil: The irresistible aroma of vanilla is soothing, uplifting, calming, comforting, removes feelings of anger and frustration, and boosts confidence.
Vanilla Botanical Extract: A special process is used in making this sustainably sourced vanilla extract, giving it a rich, intense, vanilla aroma. Used to calm, soothe, promote relaxation, and release feelings of agitation and anger.
Geranium Essential Oil (organic). Balances all skin types, helps repair skin and skin conditions, believed to delay wrinkles. The scent relieves anxiety and stress.
How to use: First, wash and dry your face with water or a gentle facial wash. Mist with 1-3 spritzes of facial toner and allow to air dry or gently pat dry with a soft washcloth. Finish by applying 1-2 pumps of facial serum. Allow to absorb completely into skin before applying makeup or sunscreen. Use twice per day (morning/night) for best results.
If you are interested, but don't want to commit to a pre-order or subscription, please note that if we have any extra bottles after filling pre-orders, then they will be available on our website afterwards at a higher price.
To extend the shelf life, store in a dry, cool, and dark area. Direct light and heat will reduce the effectiveness and shelf life of the product.
Note: Some of the oils used in or formulas are very rich in fatty acids, and will naturally solidify in cold conditions. This is perfectly normal for these oils, and will not impact their quality or usage. If you wish to remove any solidified fats in your oil, the best way to do this is to place the entire bottle in a double boiler over low heat and allow the oil to slowly heat up. Once warm, any solidified particles will remelt.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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I love to treat myself to the Serum of the Month. Every time it is an amazing serum that hydrates my skin for the time of the year. I have never gotten one that wasn’t awesome and the next month is always something even better!
I love the plum, sage and flower blend!!!
Smells and feels great
This was my first time using the "serum of the month" and I'm in love. I'm pretty married to my routines and have used the facial toner and oil for several years. As much as I love them, I'm more in love with this past month's serum. It provides a creamy feeling along with a light scent that makes my skin glow. Now I'm not sure if I'll go back to the oil or not. Thanks for making such wonderful products that I'm willing to break out of my box to try.
This serum is very moisturizing and yet very soothing for my sensitive skin. Loved this product. Also the packaging was so detailed and personal.
My night routine. Wash face. Hit the yarrow, sage & mint facial toner. Two pumps of Saffron & Tumeric face serum. Then rock the chamomile frankincense eye serum. Boom!! Face vm fees great and looks glowing. Thank you Lily Botanical. I’m hooked on your love.
The serum from December/January that contained jasmine was nice and not overwhelming. The one for February/March (I’m not actually sure what month it is but it seems like it’s every other month, or maybe it was just slow to start?) contains something called benzoin that smells horrible. It’s like cleaning solution. Blah! But after a few minutes, it’s tolerable. The serum itself is fine minus the smell.
Overall, I don’t know if I’ll keep using this stuff because as one other person said, I get better results from commercial products.
The medley of tropical oils brings the fragrance of guava and passion fruit to your skin. Allow the daily application to whisk you away to a tropical paradise.
Hi Richard Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so happy to hear how much you've enjoyed using this facial serum! I agree that the tropical aromas of this serum were extra special, and I absolutely loved creating this blend for you. Thank you so much for your support and for leaving such a wonderful review!
- Irene (Owner + Maker)
A great choice for natural skin care. I really enjoy using it.
Hi Ginger, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're so happy to hear how much you've enjoyed using this facial serum. :) Thank you so much for your support and feedback, we truly appreciate it! ~ Irene (Owner + Maker), Fawn Lily Botanica