Resiliency Face Serum

Firming, anti-acne, and lightening gel serum

Our Carrot-a-Day Face Serum, Classic, now bears the name Resiliency Face Serum. Customer reviews of the Carrot-a-Day Serum, Classic, can be found here.

The Story

This is our ultimate take (well, ultimate for now) on an anti-aging serum with incredible youth-returning and brown-spot-reducing powers in an ultra-light, fresh, aloe-gel format. This formula is one of our bestselling products of all time (its previous name was Carrot-a-Day Face and Eye Serum, Classic). Customers often write to tell us how much they love this serum for its ability to fix nearly everything, from immediate smoothing, firming, depuffing, and brightening to its long-term effects, such as decreasing skin discolorations and scars. 


This formula is incredibly light, yet powerfully effective, with a wealth of healing properties. The rejuvenating serum has strong anti-aging, brown-spot-reducing, and sun-damage-preventing properties, and works to return a youthful appearance to the skin. Resiliency removes puffiness, heals and reduces acne, reduces fine wrinkles, and lifts and firms the skin for an instantly pulled-together appearance. It can also be used as an eye serum by those who can tolerate more active ingredients on their under-eye skin: it instantly firms and depuffs the under-eye area, and because the light formula absorbs quickly, it works well under makeup.

The main active ingredient here is carrot seed essential oil, one of the most effective yet very gentle skin-tissue-regenerating ingredients, which also contains natural sun-blocking and sun-damage-preventing and -correcting properties.

We have added anti-inflammatory German blue chamomile to reduce any possible skin irritation and redness, as well as helichrysum (Italian everlasting). We often combine more than one type of helichrysum, as each type has a slightly different chemical composition and aroma. In this formula we have used a blend of Croatian and Bosnian helichrysums, to offer a broad spectrum of healing components and a more complex scent while remaining committed to using eco-friendly and sustainable ingredients. (We are no longer using Corsican helichrysum due to concerns about overharvesting in the region.) Helichrysum is one of the top essential oils for scar and other spot reduction and for wrinkle reversal, and is also used in wound and burn healing by medical aromatherapists. 

The high content of top-quality, truly minimally processed aloe (found after months of search and testing) plus a touch of spearmint offer a slightly cooling and definitely de-puffing quality. 

Incidentally, due to the high content of betacarotene-rich carrot seed oil and lack of any possibly comedogenic ingredients, this gel has been of great help to anyone with acne tendencies. We have also had reports of this serum removing skin tags.  

The gentle preservative used in this formula is ECOCERT approved for use in certified organic cosmetics. 


I had already tested and loved Resiliency when it was Carrot-a-Day, and when Ava asked me to retest the updated version, I was once again blown away. It is a wonderful firming and plumping serum that is such a joy to use and makes you realize her mastery over the texture of skincare products. Everything about it breathes freshness, from the cold-pressed aloe juice that is pressed just for them and the impeccably sourced therapeutic essential oils, to the way it makes my skin feel.

- Lavanya of The Boxwalla


Skin Types

For all skin types, especially mature, wrinkled, acne-prone, combination, and lacking firmness. Patch test first if your skin is sensitive.


Cold-press whole-leaf Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Daucus carota (carrot) seed essential oil*, tocopherol (vit. E from non-GMO sunflowers), Helichrysum italicum (Italian everlasting) oil*, natural ECOCERT preservative {glycerin, Leuconostoc (radish root) ferment filtrate, Lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, Lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) extract, Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen) extract, gluconolactone}, natural ECOCERT emulsifier (glycerin, sucrose laurate, sucrose dilaurate, sucrose trilaurate, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate), Marticaria recutita (German blue chamomile) oil*, carbomer, ascorbic acid (vit. C), Mentha spicata (spearmint) oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.

Total essential oil content is 2.1%. *Certified organic.

Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch.


Apply generously onto freshly washed face. Most skin types will benefit from following immediately with an emollient moisturizer, facial oil, or balm. (For sensitive skin types, though, we recommend applying aloe serums like this one over an oil or emollient moisturizer.) Ideally REFRIGERATE to protect freshness and enhance the cooling, refreshing, and depuffing properties.

Freshness guaranteed for 6 months. Full size 1 fl. oz. (30 ml); travel/sample size 0.2 fl. oz. (6 ml).

Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time. But most products have a sample size option for purchase, so we encourage you to buy a sample first to ensure that the product suits your skin's needs and that you enjoy the texture, fragrance, and healing properties. 

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Instantly plumps & hydrates skin

I have ultra sensitive skin that is also rosacea-prone. My skin is fine with this serum. I apply Resiliency after cleansing / before moisturizing at night, and my skin feels immediately firm and wakes up looking bright. After two months of consecutive use, I have noticed a more even skin tone and texture. I use Yasuni Balm right after.


I fell deeply in love with Resiliency when I first used it. It sinks into the skin & is incredibly soothing (I leave it in the fridge) & helps in firming. I like to apply it by its own & sometimes I will mix it with the Ruby Oil. This will definitely be a repurchase for me.

Calming and Beautifying

This will sink into your skin and cause an inner-glow to emerge. It calms down my redness and any blotchiness and feels slightly cooling. I leave mine in the fridge to make it even more soothing. Great for after sun care.

the go to serum every time

I've been a long time customer of Resiliency predecessor, carrot-a-day. I was a little anxious to see if it changed with the re-branding. Silly me! Its as fabulous as ever. The texture is a little different but not how it goes on or feels. My skin drinks it it and the serum does all that it says it does. I still have a sun spot that just won't go away but my overall tone and pores are balanced. I definitely can tell when I don't use it - skin is just tired and blah. A small skin tag on my eyelid disappear while using this product. its worth every penny. I also prefer the dark amber glass jars this comes in now - more like the jar used when carrot-a-day first came out years ago. I was not a fan of the clear jar, the light seemed to effect the product. not an issue any more.
It really is a wonderful product, fresh clean scent. soothing and nourishing..

Love this moisturizer!

Resiliency Face Serum is my go to hydrator for most days. Occasionally I need an extra layer of moisture on top but usually it's hydrating yet lightweight formula is enough to keep my skin happy all day.

The smell is neutral and light and I love the gel like formula. Perfect under makeup!