what is a serum?

“serum” is technically a medical term which indicates the clear, light yellow fluid that separates from blood when it coagulates. however, in the beauty world, it refers to the consistency of the product, and implies that the fluid is more viscous than water, but lighter than a lotion.


when and how should I use the jasmine serum?

we love to use it twice daily, after our morning and evening cleanses. begin with our oatmeal cleansing milk, follow with the lotus flower & rosewater toner, and then apply a pea-sized amount of the jasmine serum to damp skin. (less is more here, beauty - just a few drops is all you need.) follow with a heavier crème or oil if needed, and finish with a sunscreen of your choice.


how would I use the serum as a moisturizer?

we like to use the serum as a stand-alone moisturizer during the hot and humid summer months. in the winter, we start with the serum and then layer over a nice crème (such as our lotus & lychee facial crème). allow the serum to absorb prior to applying your crème.

can men use this product?

while we love our men, this isn’t necessarily the best product for their skin. we’ve included jasmine extract and sandalwood essential oil in this serum, which can irritate skin which has just been shaved. for men, we recommend our sake & sandalwood facial lotion.