Our fantastic toners begin with high quality plant distillates, also known as hydrosols or floral waters, that are obtained through steam distilling plant materials. Distillates are often created during the same distillation process as essential oils as a by-product. However, they can also be produced by steaming flowers and other plant material with immense care and accuracy solely to obtain the highest quality distillate, which is the kind Queen City Alchemy is proud to use.
Balance: With White Willow Bark and Lactobacillus Ferment. Derived from the bark of the willow tree, Willow Bark Extract has been used for centuries to soothe irritated skin. Containing salicin‚ from which salicylic acid is derived‚ this versatile ingredient is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, clearing pores and alleviating acne and irritation. Lactobacillus Ferment is a smart addition to the daily skin care regimen of anyone with irritated skin, though it's absolutely effective for all skin types. It strengthens skin's natural defense against sensitivity, provides instant relief and, over time, helps reduce redness.
Nourish: With Rose Water and Hyaluronic Acid. Rose Water helps maintain the skin's pH balance, and also controls excess oil. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties, helps hydrate, revitalize and moisturize the skin. Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles retaining moisture to the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place, as the skin isn't busy fighting for hydration. This leads to smoother, plumper skin cells
Restore: With Helichrysum and Hyaluronic Acid. Also called "Everlasting" and "Immortal Flower," Helichrysum helps rejuvenate aging skin by increasing cell turnover. It's also incredibly soothing and healing. Helichrysum is clinically shown to help reduce age spots, scars, and wrinkles, too. Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles retaining moisture to the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place, as the skin isn't busy fighting for hydration. This leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.
Skin Type used for: Oily/Acne Prone, more commonly found in our youth, in times of stress, or prior to our monthly cycle.
Goddess Archetype: The Maiden. She is the power of new beginnings, growth, and change‚ wild and free, like a fresh idea uninhibited by rules or reality, belonging to no one but herself.
Skin Type used for: Normal/Dry/Sensitive, to add hydration and keep our overworked skin soft and supple.
Goddess Archetype: The Mother. She is the power of fruition and creativity in all forms‚ nourishing, nurturing, giving, and helping to manifest all that is possible. Her driving force is love and pleasure in life.
Skin Type used for: Mature, to add hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Goddess Archetype: The Crone/Wise Woman. She is the power of wisdom‚ the beauty of the harvest of a field of grain and the evolution of every cell in your being‚ the death of what no longer serves you. She is the power of finality and to end things that are stagnant.