Inspired by the flora found in Canada’s prairies and Mixed-wood Plains, as well as marshes, meadows, fields, fens, farms and forest edges of North America, Europe and the United Kingdom
Formulated to soothe, tone and hydrate skin; oil free. Dermatologist tested.
- Instructions for use
- PRAIRIE-Inspired Botanicals and Key Ingredients
After cleansing or shaving, use oil-free PRAIRIE Serum alone morning and evening, or as a preliminary step in a multi-step skin-care regimen with other products in the DU NORD SKIN CARE line.
Shake well. Dispense into clean hands. Massage gently into damp face.
Queen of the Prairie/Meadowsweet
Please note: Assignments of properties associated with the following ingredients are based on a review of the literature.
Bogbean Leaf Extract
Firming and toning. Shown in vitro to protect vitamin C in epidermis and improve collagen synthesis. Action and efficacy supported by small in vivo study suggesting a positive facial skin-firming effect.
Cornflower Flower Water, Wild Carrot Seed Water, Sweet Fern Leaf Water and Sweet Grass Leaf Water Blend
Astringent and toning; anti-inflammatory and soothing; hydrating; calming. Contributes to aroma.
Echinacea purpurea Extract
Skin reparative; anti-inflammatory; antioxidant; antibacterial; anti-acne. Used traditionally for wound healing. Action and efficacy supported by in vitro studies. One study found an extract of Echinacea purpurea inhibited P. acnes and reversed the bacterial-induced inflammation. Protects against collagen degradation.
Fireweed Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract
Anti-irritant, soothing; anti-inflammatory; antioxidant; antibacterial. Rich source of polyphenols, especially oenothein B and its metabolites. Reduces formation of superoxide and peroxyl radicals. In vivo study found the extract reduced visible signs of inflammation induced by UV radiation exposure. Inhibits P. acnes growth and in vivo study showed reduction in blemishes and improved appearance of skin.
Mycosporine-like Amino Acids
Photoprotective. Derived from the red alga Porphyra umbilicalis and sequestered in liposomes for concentration and delivery. A natural UVA filter that prevents oxidative damage caused by UVA, which is less dependent on time of day or season and penetrates clouds and glass. Action and efficacy supported by in vitro and in vivo studies.
Lactobacillus Ferment and Oat Kernel Extract
Anti-inflammatory; anti-irritant. Source of avenathramides, a unique class of antioxidant polyphenols found only in oat that have antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to soothe and calm irritated skin, oat peptides/amino acids, phospholipids, polyols (anti-irritant compounds), glycolic acid and lactic acid. May help support and accelerate recovery of the skin's microbiome. Moisturizing. Firming. Strengthens skin barrier and helps prevent water transepidermal water loss. May help to relieve dry and itchy skin. May help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Queen of the Prairie/Meadowsweet Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract
Astringent; firming; anti-inflammatory; analgesic and soothing; antioxidant; antibacterial. Source of flavonoids, salicylic compounds and tannins. Meadowsweet extracts have been shown to inhibit the elastin-degrading enzyme, elastase. Traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory agent. May help to tone and firm skin, stimulate circulation as well as help to soothe and repair.
Red Maple & Black Spruce & Yellow Birch & Jack Pine Barks Extract
Hydrating, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory. High concentration of polyphenols and terpenoids; In vitro study using a specialized skin model system indicates this extract stimulates aquaporin-3 expression, a small membrane protein that transports water across skin cells. A small in vivo study showed application of the extract in a basic cream provided a long-lasting moisturizing effect. May increase skin hydration capacity and provide stable, long-lasting hydration and maintenance of elasticity.
Hydrosol Blend/Melange d’hydrolats: Comptonia peregrina (Sweet Fern/Comptonie voyageuse) Leaf Water Extract1 (and) Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower/Bleuet) Flower Water Extract1 (and) Daucus carota (Wild Carrot/Carotte sauvage) Seed Water Extract1 (and) Hierochloe odorata (Sweet Grass/Foin d’odeur) Leaf Water Extract2; Aqua; Glycerin3; Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate1; Sodium Lactate; Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet/Reine des prés) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract1; Epilobium angustifolium (Fireweed/ Epilobe à feuilles étroites) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract4; Pyrus malus (Apple/Pomme) Fruit Extract1; Porphyra umbilicalis (Nori) Extract; Acer rubrum (Red Maple/Érable rouge) Bark Extract1,5 (and) Picea mariana (Black Spruce/Épinette noire) Bark Extract1,5 (and) Betula alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch/ Bouleau jaune) Bark Extract1,5 (and) Pinus banksiana (Jack Pine/Pin gris) Bark Extract1,5; Echinacea purpurea Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract1; Calluna vulgaris (Heather/Bruyère) Flower Extract1; Viola odorata (Violet/Violette) Leaf Extract1; Lactobacillus Ferment1; Avena sativa (Oat/Avoine) Kernel Extract1; Menyanthes trifoliata (Bogbean/Trèfle d’eau) Leaf Extract1; Lysolecithin1(and) Sclerotium Gum1 (and) Xanthan Gum1 (and) Pullulan1; Gluconodeltalactone1; Alcohol6; Lecithin6; Sodium Hyaluronate; Sodium Levulinate1 ; Sodium Anisate1; Phenoxyethanol6; Sodium Benzoate7; Potassium Sorbate7; Sodium Metabisulfite6
1 USDA/ECOCERT-certified organic ingredient or ECOCERT-approved natural ingredient; Ingrédient certifié biologique par USDA/ECOCERT ou ingrédient naturel approuvé par ECOCERT
2 Wild harvested / Récolté à l’état sauvage
3 Includes certified organic glycerin and vegetable glycerin / Inclus glycérine biologique certifiée et de glycérine végétale
4Wild harvested and conventionally cultivated / Récolté à l’état sauvage et cultivé conventionnellement
5 Bark harvested as a by-product of the Canadian forestry industry / L’écorce récoltée comme un sous-produit de l'industrie forestière Canadienne
6Preservative or additive component included in some extracts / Agent de conservation ou additif composant inclus dans quelques extraits
7Preservative or additive component included in some extracts; ECOCERT compliant / Agent de conservation ou additif composant inclus dans quelques extraits; conforme au ECOCERT