FORTIFYING MOISTURIZER

The Base Layer

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A nutrient-dense nourishing day moisturizer that absorbs fast, leaving you with a matte finish, so you can start your day confidently.

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How to Use

Designed to be used every morning after washing your face. Apply a small amount (dime-size or less) to your face and neck. Product should absorb quickly and leave your skin with a matte, non-greasy finish.

Ingredients

Buddleja Plant Stem Cells

Buddleja stem cell extracts help combat signs of aging, protecting the skin from free radical damage.

Helps combat signs of aging

Plant Stem Cell Extracts

Buddleja stem cell extracts help combat signs of aging, protecting the skin from free radical damage.

Cardomon Adaptogens

The antioxidant-rich adaptogens wild indigo, cardamon, and licorice root help achieve a more well-rested complexion by fighting signs of fatigue.

Helps combat signs of fatigue

Adaptogens

The antioxidant-rich adaptogens wild indigo, cardamon, and licorice root help achieve a more well-rested complexion by fighting signs of fatigue.

SNow Mushroom

Snow mushroom can hold several hundred times its weight in water and helps provide deep hydration. It also helps support skin barrier function.

Helps combat dryness

Snow Mushroom

Snow mushroom can hold several hundred times its weight in water and helps provide deep hydration. It also helps support skin barrier function.

Sea Silt Extract

Sea Silt Extract helps provide hydration and contains 60+ nourishing deep sea glacial minerals.

Provides deep mineral hydration

Sea Silt Extract

Sea Silt Extract helps provide hydration and contains 60+ nourishing deep sea glacial minerals.

Plant-Derived Squalane

Plant-based squalane helps lock in hydration with a matte and non-greasy finish.

Locks in rich hydration

Squalane

Plant-based squalane helps lock in hydration with a matte and non-greasy finish.

Elkhorn Sea Moss

Elkhorn seamoss helps moisturize and defend the skin by creating a natural barrier effect.

Helps soothe the skin

Elkhorn Seamoss

Elkhorn seamoss helps moisturize and defend the skin by creating a natural barrier effect.

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Sea Silt Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Squalane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Water (Aqua), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Platonia Insignis Seed Butter, Ruttnera Lamellosa Oil, Watanabea Reniformis Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniper Berry) Fruit Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Tephrosia Purpurea Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Helichrysum Arenarium Flower Extract, Tabebuia Impetiginosa Bark Extract, Verbascum Thapsus Extract, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Extract, Tocopherol, Sucrose, Gluconolactone, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Maltodextrin, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Lecithin, Triethyl Citrate, Dimethyl Heptenal, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate

FAQs

Does The Base Layer have SPF in it?

The Base Layer does not have SPF properties but it does help defend against environmental stress, pollution, and blue light (from tech devices). We recommend applying your daily SPF after you apply The Base layer.

Will it leave my skin greasy?

The Base Layer’s rich formula is designed to rub in easy and leave your skin with a shine-free, matte finish. For best results, only use a small, pea-sized amount when applying.

The Base Layer is a “morning moisturizer” but can I use it at night if I want to?

Yes! The Base Layer’s nutrient-dense formula will benefit your skin at any time of day.

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Chase C.
I've tried a lot of moisturizers in the past, my skin actually looks greasy, doesn't look like anything I want to go out into the world and share. The Base Layer has absolutely changed that for me. And I can't leave the house without it.

Chase C.

George D.
This moisturizer is no joke! It applies non-greasy, and leaves my face feeling hydrated and looking smooth..a small dab lasts all day long! It's so much better than anything else I've tried.

George D.

David H.
This is a great product that when used consistently, properly hydrates the skin. When used in combination with The Clean Slate and The Good, the products are unbeatable.

David H.

Alexander M.
The Real Deal. Skin looks nice and healthy. It’s always cool looking years younger than anyone you grew up with :). I use this combined with The Good to fight free radical damage and keep an over all healthy appearance. Other companies mask how your skin looks. I don’t like illusions … I like the real deal …. and the Base Layer is the real deal folks.

Alexander M.

Calvin D.
This product blows my mind. The minute you apply it to your face you can feel your skin tighten, and it lasts all day or night long. I apply it in the morning before I get on set. I’m a stuntman and work 12-14 hours a day. I feel my face at the end of my busy day and you can still feel it. Nothing like this product. I use all three of their products every day. One word that describes the experience, “awestruck”.

Calvin D.

Clinical Results

In 2021, we completed a US-based clinical trial for our 3-product regimen to test it on all skin types, ages, and ethnicities. We followed the skin changes of 32 participants over an eight-week period, and in the final survey, 100% of the participants reported smoother-looking skin and:

  • 94%

    Skin shows an overall younger looking appearance

  • 91%

    Fine lines and wrinkles appear diminished

  • 81%

    Saw visible reduction in age spots & discoloration

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Clinical Results

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