Herbivore Botanicals is a natural skincare brand that prides itself on using plant-based ingredients and its Lapis Facial Oil is creatively infused with lapis lazuli gemstones. The use of the rock in the skincare product is an ode to ancient Egyptian beauty routines that would utilize the rock to create a blue oil for its antibacterial benefits.
The facial oil is a thick serum designed for combination and acne-prone consumers that require anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal products to use on their skin. The lapis lazuli extract creates a liquid rich in azulene that can help to decrease redness, puffiness and clear breakouts. The antibacterial properties also help to decrease new breakouts from occurring on the skin, while simultaneously treating current ones. The oil has a blueish tinge thanks to the gemstone extract.