Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum

I should start this post with an apology. There are a few product reviews coming your way this week and they’re none of them cheap. They’re all LUSH, but we’re not talking £20 here. We’re not even talking £50.00. In most cases we’re over £100.00. 

Same rule applies as always though, if you can’t afford it, please don’t buy it. Simples.

If you would spend that amount on shoes or a handbag however, and have pictures of said shoes or handbag on your Instagram openly for all to see, please save your ‘HOW MUCH?’ comments for another time. If you choose to spend your hard-earned money on shoes or bags but not products, that’s 100% your call and your business. 

No, I would not spend £400 on a face serum (well I haven’t been persuaded thus far), but I wouldn’t spend that on shoes either so….. choose your priorities. Your money. Your call. Same for me.

With that (slightly borderline rant) out of the way, Vintner’s Daughter is one of my three favourite serum oils around at the moment. The others are coming your way this week.

What is it?

‘Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is a luxurious multi-correctional infusion of 22 of the world’s most active organic and wildcrafted botanicals.’

Right. A lovely serum/oil then.

Who is it for?

Everyone. Although I would personally would recommend to someone slightly older – i.e. 30+.

What’s in it?

acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?

essential oils

Natural? Organic? Man
made? Vegan?

organic/natural – no definitive list of what is organic vs natural on the site. I assume it’s organic and high quality naturals – most 100% organic products bang on about it so much that it’s hard to miss 😉 

Tested on
animals/sold in China?


What’s not in it?



synthetic fragrances



How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?

1/3 dropper into the palm of your hand, therapist swipe, straight onto skin. Massage in.

I’ve been using about 1/3 of a dropper directly on to my skin, underneath moisturiser to counteract the drying/flaking effects of my prescription retinoid. 

What’s good about it?

I’m not great with jargon at the best of times. This is a lovely formulation. It gives ‘oomph’ to the skin – especially a mature skin, and more importantly, an extra cushion of oil in faces that may need it more, as we all tend to do at this time of year.  The formula is very nicely refined and absorbs beautifully. I’m really enjoying using it – and my skin loves it.

There is more information on the Vintner’s Daughter website here but it’s very jargon-heavy, be warned.

What’s not so good
about it?

A grapeseed oil is not the most expensive base, but it does contain a whole host of other oils and leaves including dandelion, nettle and alfalfa – 22 to be exact.

I personally like the smell, but it is strong, so worth bearing in mind if you aren’t keen on essential oils/scents.

‘Gives Good Glow’ score – 8/10

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is £150.00 and available from or
$185.00 from 

Similar products?

Sjal Bio-Regeneratif Serum –

Anne Semonin 100% Active Serum –

Sunday Riley Luna/Artemis/Flora –

Perricone MD Chia Serum –