Active Botanical Serum
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Size: 1 oz
- Powerful serum contains a layered blend of 22 botanicals
- Each ingredient has a mission: soothing, nurturing, balancing
- Sensitive skin may find this potent anti-aging formula a bit too active
This powerful serum contains 22 active botanicals to soothe, nurture, and rebalance the skin. Vintner’s Daughter maker April Gargiulo grew up in the Napa Valley wine industry, and this serum is as rare as the finest vintage. Its 22 active botanicals are carefully selected to bring to life both efficacy and quality. Active Botanical Serum’s formula delivers the most optimal ratio of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, fatty acids, and omegas in its powerhouse formula.
Use the Vintner’s Daughter “push/press” method as part of your nightly cleansing : Rub 4-6 drops of the serum between your palms and push and press over your face, neck and décolleté until you feel it “pop” into pores.
Inhale deeply and let the serum’s nurturing jasmine scent and healing properties envelop you.
Grape Seed Oil
Carrot Seed Oil
Full Ingredient List
About The Brand
Vintner’s Daughter is committed to the singular goal of creating game-changing, category-defining skincare. Inspired by our founder April’s upbringing in the world of fine wine making and its uncompromising standards, Vintner’s Daughter nutritional skincare offers the highest level of multi-correctional performance, quality, and safety for all skin types.
Acne Prone Skin
This oil caused me to break out. I gave it almost a month to see if it was just an initial purge, but it consistently caused break outs. I would not recommend this for acne prone skin.
New Holy Grail
Like many others, I was extremely skeptical about this product and wary of buying due to the price. I have oily, acne-prone skin, which has improved greatly since switching to clean beauty products, but still wasn’t perfect. About 3 weeks ago I decided to bite the bullet and purchase Vintners Daughter in the hopes that it would help even out my skin texture and skin tone. I was hoping it would be as wonderful as everyone else claims it is! I didn’t notice a difference immediately (I almost seemed to break out even worse in the first few days after trying it) but persisted with using it every night. After only using if for a few short weeks, my skin is already looking brighter, the bumps on my face have significantly gone down, my skin redness has improved, and I wake up with a “glow” on my skin that I’ve never had before. The smell isn’t the best, but the results are AMAZING. Love this product, and will definitely be repurchasing!!
Magic in a bottle!
I’ve been eyeing this for years and always held off because of the price tag. I finally gave in a few weeks ago and this has done wonders for my skin. It’s absolutely the most effective product I’ve used and my stubborn hormonal acne is gone. My skin is glowing and I no longer need any of my other serums. So thankful for Vitner’s Daughter!
Great glow...okay results.
Like so many others, I wanted to LOVE this serum. But besides from a great glow (which is a given for any oil-based product) and a great smell, this product did nothing for my skin; my hormonal acne didn’t go away, my skin texture didn’t even out, my wrinkles didn’t disappear. Might be just me, but I would try to test out or borrow a friend’s bottle before committing to this price tag. Don’t let the magazine articles full you…it doesn’t work for everyone.
This serum has helped transform my skin! I love layering the May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon over it.
BEST PRODUCT EVER
Vintners Daughter Botanical Serum is like no other product! Not only do I feel like I’m applying a garden of flowers and herbs on my face, but the results are outstanding! Glowing, firm, bright skin is what I see every day when I look in the mirror. I order over and over…and panic when I’m running out. It’s a must have in your beauty regime!
better than advertised
This is as incredible as everyone says. I’ve been using for a year and half and have started gifting to others so they can experience the magic. I can’t believe I put oil on my face every day, but it works!
I heard all about the hype of this face oil and resisted for years since my sensitive rosacea and acne prone skin erupts whenever I use very active products. I tried a sample from the Boston store on a whim. By the time the sample was gone, nothing but happier more refreshed skin had happened. I’m now into my first bottle, and I use it every morning and evening. I’m a believer.
Truly works miracles
I’d heard so much buzz about this product for long, and I had tried so many different routines and methods to help with my cystic, hormonal acne, that I decided to bite the bullet and purchase this serum. OH. MY. LORD. So glad I did! Within three days, the serum completely erased the six cystic pimples on my chin/jawline area and significantly improved some areas of acne scarring. My skin feels hydrated and it looks glowing. This is totally worth the high cost and I couldn’t recommend this more.
I have used this a little under a month now, and it has been great. I am using it conjunction with the Treatment Essence now, and together, they are definitely a power couple. I am excited to see what it does for me long-term!
Happy I purchased
I had been holding out on buying this product because of the price tag. I’m so glad I finally purchased it! The smell is wonderful and it’s incredibly hydrating
As an owner of a pharmacy & apothecary that specializes in natural and bioactive skincare products, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product. As noted with other reviews, the hype was a bit daunting, but after reviewing the ingredient deck I was sold. I could smell esssential oils even before opening the box…silky smooth and premium grade. I currently use 5-6 drops in the morning after exfoliating and 3-4 at night before applying Alitura Naturals Night Cream. Keep up the great work !!!
Favorite face oil
This oil is so luxurious. It quenches my dry skin, living in the high, dry climate of Colorado. No break outs, no dry patches, just lovely, beautiful smelling skin.
Healing power of plants
I bought it for my aging dull skin and it has made a difference. My husband now uses it. He has pale Irish skin damaged from the sun through decades of overexposure. After countless bouts with skin cancer, chemo peels, blue light treatment he began using this and it has made a significant difference in the overall appearance of his skin. The last trip to the dermatologist was uneventful for the first time in years. This certainly is not going to cure years of abuse but has made a visible difference for him. Note he uses much more than suggested and hyperventilated when I had him pick it up one time and he saw the price but even he agrees it it worth it.
I was wrong the 1st time
I previously wrote a review about how this serum was not for me as it did not provide the results I was looking for. Although, after I stopped using this product I noticed that my occasional regular and cystic acne were back. That same stubborn cystic acne that was just terrible and embarrassing. My face wash is not the only thing keeping it all away. I am so going back to this product as I realize, for me, it’s worth the money.
I didn’t know if I should believe the hype but I am completely obsessed after using for about a month. I put on every other night and in the morning my skin is absolutely glowing!
Phenomenal product: worth the money
I’m a bit fickle with skincare and always like to try something new once I finish a product. I’m now on my 3rd bottle of Vintners. I wish I didn’t like it as much as I do (b/c of the price). But, I’m hooked and will continue to repurchase. The plus side is that you don’t need much else.
Not for me.
I REALLY wanted this to work as well as it had for tons of other people. I’m a 34 year old woman with oily skin that has occasional cystic and regular acne. I am not sure if it’s because I am at an age where I don’t have a ton of wrinkles or what but I honestly did not notice much a difference to ever justify the $185 price tag. I can only speak for myself, though. I love the smell and the serum is lovely, but again, I cannot afford to purchase this on a regular basis for those reasons alone. I have had more luck using Dr. Alkaitis products for my acne (basically non-existent these days).
I bought into the hype that this was the Holy Grail of skin care products. I wanted to believe it. I wanted this to work. I wanted that beautiful glowing skin all the reviewers and magazines talk about. The product goes on well and I felt my face was more nourished, even “glowy” after using it, but the changes were not dramatic. Unfortunately I developed milia on my cheeks and chin. I didn’t want to believe this product with all these Holy Grail ingredients could cause milia so I discontinued use until milia cleared up (Several painful and ugly weeks). Acglutton for punishment or maybe just a fool who doesn’t learn from mistakes, resumed use, not but 3 more times and each time the milia came back in a few days of use. So disappointed.
Love love this oil
I cannot rave enough about this oil/ serum .it has cleared up my occasional breakout . It has made my skin plump and glow . I am 63 and feel that my face looks much much better since starting this .
my forever expensive indulgence!
am now on my 6th bottle. 1st bottle I thought I was crazy to buy. 2nd bottle I thought long and hard about. now I panic when I start to run low. I am 67 with sensitive skin. it has done major things to reduce lines around eyes and upper lips and to reduce minor flare ups. worth every penny!
The price is insane, but I try and justify it by the effect it has on my skin. It is amazing, it absorbs very quickly and makes you glow. I try and only use it at night or/and combine a drop w/my usual moisturizer so I can cherish each drop.
I love this serum! And it smells so amazing. I know, it’s pricey. I tried two of Beauty Counter’s oils (#1 and #3) based on recommendations but here I am…back to Vinter’s Daughter.
Smells and feels amazing
I know it’s expensive, but if you can swing it, you should get it. It smells so wonderful and immediately makes me feel like I just left the spa. I also use it on the tops of my hands and my neck, just because 🙂
My skin looks radiant and feels incredibly smoothe after using this product.
First time to be using an oil product as a night time moisturizer and find it delightful. Not sticky or oily and I wake up with smooth feeling skin.
Vintner’s daughter is life-changing. I was skeptical it could live up to the hype but it does…and it’s worth every penny! I never knew my skin could be so beautiful!
Really Wanted This to Work
After reading all of the reviews, I was so excited to try this on my acne prone skin, dry-ish skin. I purchased the samples from the Vintner’s Daughter website, and after about 3 weeks of use I saw absolutely no difference in my skin. I also had new small bumps pop up along my jawline. I’ve tried pretty much everything to clear my skin, and for the price, I was fairly disappointed.
Hi Courtney- so sorry to hear this isn’t working out for you! Please email us at email@example.com and we can help you return this for another item.
Worth the splurge!
I’ve been using the serum for about two weeks now and I feel like it has made the texture of my skin worse, causing rough patches in some of my problem areas and tiny breakouts. I also don’t see any improvement in the overall appearance of my skin (no impact on red spots or sun spots). Some of the other reviews note that it’s not good for sensitive skin and I’d 100% agree. Given the hefty price tag and all the celebrity hype I’m hugely disappointed, I’m a big fan of natural skin care products but this one doesn’t live up to expectations. I received it as a gift and have no plans to reorder.
Hi Jackie, Vintner’s can be too active for sensitive skin types! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you return for another item suited to your skin type.
Love facial oils but this one is overrated
I think this facial oil is fine, but at the price point, it is overrated. I have used Cocokind’s chia seed oil with better results! It felt luxurious to try and smells wonderful, but overall, is not worth the investment.
Smells beautiful and luxurious but not the best for my sensitive skin.
I was so excited to get this after all the rave reviews and the price tag was really a hindrance for me so I put this on my Xmas wish list! The oil is beautiful and smells incredible and really made my skin feel moisturized but I don’t think this was the miracle product for me as it is for others. I think the recommended number of drops on the box is WAY too much. I only need a couple of drops – for my combination sensitive skin. Speaking of sensitive I found after a couple of uses it make my skin a little itchy and I started to break out with little tiny pimples across my skin and in my t-zone area it made it a little shinier than I would have liked. Honestly, I was a little underwhelmed and I think there so many other fantastic oils you can get for less than the price of this.
Hi Olivia- this is a pretty active oil! The blend of active botanicals in this oil are super potent which makes it amazing for delivering results! We do have some other recommendation for more sensitive skin types. Please give us an email at email@example.com and we can help you find another option!
Wouldn't go without it!
This is one of my skincare staples. It calms my sensitive skin, and provides just the amount of heavenly goodness it needs. I love the scent!
Vintner's Daughter Serum
Ok…this stuff is amazing, and I’ve tried a lot of different facial products. My face glows. Plus it fights a pimple so quickly, they don’t even come to the surface. So happy I bought this. The price made me nervous but so far, it seems worth it. If things continue this way, I will always have this on hand. I also love the light fragrance. The only thing I wish was if the bottle was transparent. I can’t see how much I have left to re-order at a later date. I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because I need more time with it.
Thanks to a sample from Follain when I was visiting Boston, I started using Vintner’s Daughter. My 64 year old skin has never looked this good, nor have I received so many compliments on my skin. I use a mild soap, a toner, and Vintner’s Daughter for my entire beauty regimen. Yes, it’s costly, but this new fewer products routine is actually saving me money. My skin is still oily at this age, so I use it at night, with sunscreen for moisturizer in the morning. The staff at Follain is so helpful and knowledgeable – although I’m in California I’ll be working with them going forward. They carry terrific products!
worth every penny – it’s very hydrating.
I was so hesistant to try this because of the price and because EVERYTHING makes me break out but went ahead and got the samples off the VD site. It is amazing. Within a week my skin which is dehydrated, sensitive and acne prone is totally cleared up. I’ve tried so many products over the past year or so and this is the best of them all. My black heads are gone and so many people have commented on how ‘glowing’ my skin looks.
I use this every morning and every night. Very soothing and love the scent.
I love this stuff and am on my 3rd bottle. It’s really everything in one— the perfect oil for night time and a nice ritual to spend a little time putting it on. It has helped smooth my skin tone, reduce redness, reduce + prevent acne/scars and has given my skin a major glow. Love this product!
This serum is the ultimate luxury. My skin has truly transformed from using this serum everyday. My skin is instantly softened, brightened, and I love the smell. Worth every penny!
I really like this serum. I was hesitant based on the price but my skin feels more moisturized and firmer. Gives a nice healthy glow.
I love this serum, I apply it when I go to bed after cleansing, and it makes my skin the best it can be. I put this on a friend who was complaining of dull skin and she had no idea what it was/what the brand was. She told me she got compliments the next day on her skin – it’s not just placebo, the stuff works!
Magic fairy serum!
The best part of this face oil is the smell, its floral but in a warm, delicate way. For my skin (very sensitive) I found I couldn’t use this on a daily basis, but I use it on special occasions and put 3-6 drops in the tub for a bath straight out of a midsummer night’s dream.
this is some powerful stuff. since starting to use this i have noticed that it is pulling up sun spots/pigmentation that weren’t visible before, and slowly fading them. the only thing is that sometimes it causes me to break out because it’s so strong and i think it might be overloading my skin with goodness. as a result i tend to only use it every other or every third day.
I am in my mid-30’s and have been struggling to adapt my skincare regimen to my changing skin. I also have very sensitive skin and was unsure how it would react to this serum, which is one of the reasons I chose to order this from Follain, that way I could return it if necessary. It turns out this is just what my skin needed. I’ve been using Vintner’s Daughter for about 5 weeks and my skin looks and feels better than it has in a long time! It’s a pricey product but if I use toner right before application I can make 4-5 drops go a long way. This product addresses a multitude of issues and has eliminated the need for a few other products in my skin care routine. With all that in mind I do think it’s with the high price point and I will absolutely be purchasing again and again.
Vitner’s Daughter is part of my nightly routine. Follow the application instructions and you will need very little. Frankly, i eliminate eye moisturizer and any other nighttime moisturizer because of this product. LOVE!
True Miracle Serum
I love this oil as my morning moisturizer. It does everything the description and reviews say – hydrates, repairs, brightens, etc. My only comment is that, for a sensitive person, it has a very strong scent that takes some getting used to.
I didn’t really see the immediate results like most people say, but after a few weeks of using I could tell and 2-3 months after using people started asking what I was doing differently.
Worth the Money!!
I’ve been saving up for this product for a while so I was very excited to try it! It has not disappointed either! After a ~week of using it nightly I’ve noticed a brightness in my skin and overall appearance of fine lines have gone down as well as a softness to my skin as well. Bc I have a combo skin (dry/oily) using 4 drops works well for me as opposed to the 6-8 noted on the bottle.
Helped clear up skin, strong for sensitive skin
Overall, really liked this product. While I do think that it helped even out my skin, I still seem to have some sensitivity (redness) when I use it. I am on my second bottle and my skin and breakouts have significantly cleared up. Wish it was more affordable because I would try it morning and night.
Truly the BEST
I cannot say enough good things about Vintner’s Daughter. I was skeptical because of the price, but it is worth every dollar. Truthfully my bottle lasts a long time. I use three drops on my face and three drops on my neck and chest every night.
My skin feels and looks fantastic when I use it regularly. Bonus! It has a great smell! Overall a fantastic product that I couldn’t live without.
I read an article raving about this serum. After only a week of use, the writer of the article forgot to put foundation on in the morning because her skin looked so good she thought she already had makeup on. My results weren’t that dramatic, but they are more than I was hoping for.
I have pale, dull, splotchy, acne-prone skin. I used the product as directed for a couple weeks before I really started to see a visible difference (then again, I am pretty hard on myself). My husband started to comment how good my skin looked and that it was “glowy and stuff.” My acne has subsided (even through my cycles), my splotchiness has evened out, the dullness is gone, and for the first time I feel confident going without makeup.
I am not one to spend $185 on a product that only lasted me for 2 months. That being said…..I bought it again (and will continue to purchase it).
This stuff works. I have been dealing with a bout of hormonal adult acne for 6 months and it was not responding to anything I tried, and I tried everything, including a dermatologist. Nothing made a difference. At the recommendation of a knowledgable staff person, I bought the serum. She told me it was made by a woman in a similar situation, dealing with the same frustrating acne. I was surprised that it helped as quickly as it did. Within a few days my skin looked better. I use the serum at night and can feel my face responding to it. It kind of pulses when I have it on. I love this serum, I am grateful for it. It’s expensive but I believe you get what you pay for. And this is worth it.
Best Recommendation !
My best friend and I share our beauty routines and products we love. When she told me I HAD to try this very pricey oil I didn’t give in. A few months later I am at Follain in Beacon Hill and end up putting the same exact serum she recommended in my bag without looking at the price. The ingredients had me. When I was given the $455 bill I almost died, went home and group texted my friends that I had accidentally bought a $185 oil. Anyway, it turns out it was the same product DeAnna told me to buy months ago and I am few weeks in to using this nightly and I see the results. My skin tone is even, pores smaller, red marks from old pimples gone. I truly believe my face lost 5 years. My face has a healthy glow.
I am headed back today to buy this for my BF that just had a baby!
I was, like many others, skeptical when I first decided to take the plunge and try Vintner’s Daughter. And for $185, skepticism is a healthy thing! But honestly, this stuff is amazing – pure magic, and definitely worth the price. I’m in my thirties and the name of the game is to preserve what I’ve still got, and this serum makes my skin GLOW. I look like I’m in my twenties again every time I put it on. Couple it with the Tata Harper resurfacing mask, and you will have the most radiant, glowing, dewey skin ever.